Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House… & Beyond!

September 20th, 2014

Not long now until Toyah revisits the Ranch House…

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Toyah on TV: Maigret & The Hotel Majestic

September 20th, 2014

maigret14aMaigret: ITV Encore: Monday 29th Sep: 5.45pm
Maigret: ITV Encore: Tuesday 30th Sep: 12pm
Maigret and the Hotel Majestic. Crime series featuring Georges Simenon’s celebrated Parisian detective. Maigret is called to the scene when a beautiful woman is found dead in the basement of the Hotel Majestic with a gun in her handbag. The Chief Inspector’s investigations initially centre around the staff at the hotel – until he discovers that the woman’s husband booked a trip to Rome that he never made. Starring: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Michael Shannon, Toyah Willcox (1993). Also airing on ITV Encore HD and Plus 1.

Dreamscape: Toyah News Archive

September 20th, 2014

Check out Dreamscape’s updated Toyah News Archive –  14.5 years of press, interviews, releases, photos, TV, radio and more. Literally 1000′s of news posts – Bonkers!!

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EG Courier: Toyah To Perform At Trading Boundaries

September 18th, 2014

egcourier14aFresh from making waves by diving on ITV1′s Splash, household name, pop icon, TV presenter and stage and screen actress Toyah Willcox, who lists Calamity Jane, Jubilee, and Quadrophenia among her credits, comes to Trading Boundaries at Sheffield Park for an intimate, lively gig.

Promoters say “this is a unique chance to experience Toyah up close and personal”.

Billed as a lively unplugged/storyteller-style gig, it will feature Toyah performing an acoustic set of hit singles such as It’s A Mystery and other classic songs, alongside recollections and anecdotes from her colourful 35-year career.

• Continue reading at the East Grinstead Courier.

Classic Pop: Godmothers Of Pop: Toyah

September 18th, 2014

classicpop14dAs previously mentioned, Toyah is interviewed in the latest issue of Classic Pop magazine, in their “Godmothers Of Pop” feature.

From punk rock to Top Of The Pops, cinema and theatre to All Star Mr & Mrs – it’s been a frantically varied 33 years since Toyah’s first hit single It’s A Mystery and the Four From Toyah EP in 1981. We caught up with her at the start of an autumn packed full of live dates…

One of my personal highlights from your back catalogue is the acoustic album from 1994. The piano version of It’s A Mystery was very striking…
I liked the orchestral version as well. Every so often I’m given the chance to do something outside the norm. I’m touring an acoustic show at the moment and it’s going down a storm. It’s lovely that you can see the songwiriting, you can see the song. The song isn’t veiled with noise.

• Issue 13 (September 2014) is available now. Visit classicpop.com. (Thanks to Lärwi)

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BBC Radio 6 Music: Live At Drury Lane

September 11th, 2014

Six songs from Toyah’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane gig, and the final of the Good Morning Universe European Tour, from Christmas Eve 1981 have been aired by BBC 6 Music for the first time in over three decades. Listen for the next week at BBC iPlayer.

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Toyah and The Moondogs: Chris Hawkins presents recordings from the BBC’s archive of live music. Tonight including Toyah recorded at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London in 1981, plus The Moondogs in session.

Kate Bush: Before The Dawn

September 11th, 2014

Toyah tweeted about seeing Kate Bush live last night: “Kate Bush gig last night. Truly awesome. Saw her after. She held me in her arms & kissed me…really topped the evening. Cant stop smiling“. (Speaking of Kate Bush – A huge thanks to Sharon for the wonderful tour programme)

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Toyah on TV: Living With The Dead

September 11th, 2014

The special Toyah celebrity edition of Living With The Dead is repeated later this month on Pick. This originally aired in June 2008. Pick is available on: Sky (Channel 152), Freeview (Channel 11), Virgin (Channel 123).

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Toyah was interviewed by ‘Digital Spy’ at the time:
Have you always believed in the paranormal?  ”I believe in the paranormal and I accept it but I don’t change my life around it. I’m not an avid follower, as it were. I am open-minded.”

Living With The Dead: Pick: Thursday 25th September: 3.05an
Toyah Willcox, Pershore, Worcs (Celeb Special). Singer Toyah Willcox invites the Living with the Dead experts to her hometown nearby Pershore Abbey to exorcise paranormal activity connected to 15th-century criminal monks. Also airing on Pick +1.

• Read the full ‘Digital Spy’ 2008 interview with Toyah here. View some of their related press, from Dreamscape 2008, here.

Classic Pop 13: Toyah Interview

September 11th, 2014

The latest issue, number 13, of Classic Pop magazine is published on 17th September, and it includes a new interview with Toyah. You can view a preview of some of the new issue pages at Facebook.

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Who’s Doing The Dishes: ITV Player

September 11th, 2014

wdtd14cWho’s Doing The Dishes? sees Toyah Willcox make a Punky Puffy Pastry, Vegetable Crumble and Sherry Trifle.

Starter: Punky Puff Pastry: (Camembert Wrapped in Puff Pastry)

Main: I Want to Be Meat Free: (Vegetable Crumble with Roast Potato and Beetroot Wedges)

Dessert: Over the Hill and Far Away Trifle

Toyah’s edition of the programme is available to watch online at ITV Player for the next four weeks.

You can also see the recipes for her dishes at itv.com.

Official Toyah: More Toyah TV

September 11th, 2014

vimeo14aMore webisodes have been uploaded to ToyahTV over the last few days.

• The entire collection, so far, is available to watch at the Official Toyah Vimeo page.

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Gloucestershire Echo: Review: Stroud Subscription Rooms

September 8th, 2014

gloucecho14cIt is often said that small is beautiful and Toyah Willcox provided indisputable evidence.

In the court of the Crimson Queen, aka the Stroud Subscription Rooms, the diminutive, one-time punk princess demonstrated why after 35 years she still deservedly draws the crowds.

Opening appropriately with Good Morning, Universe, she cruised triumphantly through her greatest hits, strikingly revamped as a frothy acoustic set.

Instead of a full band, the entire performance was powered by accomplished guitarists Chris Wong from her current outfit The Humans, and Colin Hinds, formerly of China Crisis, thrashing out any number of solid chords and sizzling breaks.

• Continue reading at the Gloucestershire Echo.

Official Toyah: September 2014 Blog

September 7th, 2014

Toyah’s September blog is available at The Official Toyah Willcox Website. Click below to read.

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Toyah’s Official Website has now been online for over 14 years and has evolved in to a fantastic resource for fans – the Discography has to be one of the best online – The site also now boasts Ask Toyah and Toyah TV, the latest new features which make www.toyahwillcox.com an essential part of your online Toyah experience.

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Ask Toyah: Six From Toyah!

September 6th, 2014

asktoyah14cToyah has answered a selection of questions submitted so far for Ask Toyah.

Keep an eye out in October when there will be another batch of videos.

Note: This Ask Toyah batch of videos is a playlist. You can either let the clips play through or use the arrows on the YouTube navigation to skip through them. Each clip is 2-3 minutes long.

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Sugar Rush: Fan Of The Month (September 2014)

September 6th, 2014

There’s a new “Fan Of The Month” over at Sugar Rush: The Humans fansite.

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