TV: Toyah on BBC1: Mastermind & Strictly Come Dancing

October 13th, 2019

It was like Toyah Christmas came early on prime time BBC1 last night, with a double helping of appearances. Early evening there was the repeat airing of Toyah winning her episode of Celebrity Mastermind, while later she was in the audience at Strictly Come Dancing.

Look out for Toyah again this evening in, the pre-recorded, Strictly Come Dancing – The Results on BBC1 at 7.15pm. Watch last night’s show at BBC iPlayer.

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Dreamscape News Archive: May – September 2019

October 12th, 2019

Dreamscape’s Toyah news for May to September 2019 has now been archived. Numerous interviews, press clips, official news, Toyah’s tweets, live gig info, radio appearances, releases, television listings and much more. Including lots of coverage of the Quadrophenia 40th Anniversary celebrations. Click below to visit our News Archive, where you can also explore almost 20 years of Toyah news… news… news – dating all the way back to March 2000!

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Toyah on TV: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30

October 12th, 2019

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Monday 14th October: 1pm
Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Bowie, Madonna, Adam Ant and many more in this crazy countdown!

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Toyah Fanzine Issue 38: Ordering Closes Sunday!

October 11th, 2019

Dancing in the Crimson Queen’s hurricane of a year – 1981! 40 pages of early 80s Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Plus A5 Christmas Card + Postcard + Flyer – A 1981 Collection! A couple of days left to order! #toyahfanzine #toyah1981 #toyaheighties #80s #toyahfeature #unofficialfanzine #anthem #toyahwillcox Further Info/Order by clicking below.

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Toyah Live 2019: Acoustic @ Helmsley Arts Centre

October 11th, 2019

Tonight Toyah plays, a penultimate of 2019, Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at Helmsley Arts Centre – The gig is Sold Out. The final Acoustic… date of the year is in Birmingham on 23rd November. Info and ticket link available on that here, and the first Acoustic… date of 2020 is in Havant, Hampshire on 17th January. Details here.

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Live 2019: Tours & Gigs Still To Come!

October 11th, 2019

Toyah has two tours and a selection of other gigs and dates to play before 2020 arrives! There’s the Crimson Queen Tour, Let’s Rock Winter arena tour, two Acoustic Up Close & Personal dates, an 80s Christmas Party and more… Click below to check out details on all of these, plus numerous confirmed gigs for next year, including the Electric Ladies UK Tour with Toyah and Hazel O’Connor.

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Midlothian Advertiser: Let’s Rock Scotland 2020 Line-Up Revealed

October 8th, 2019

Let’s Rock Scotland has announced the headliners and performers for next year’s festival at Dalkeith Country Park on June 13.

Headliner Adam Ant will be joined by OMD, ABC, Howard Jones, Tony Hadley, Sister Sledge, Go West, Nik Kershaw, Midge Ure’s Electronica, China Crisis, English Beat and Toyah.

Also performing at the festival are The Retrobates Party Live featuring Sydney Youngblood, The Gibson Brothers, Rozalla, Mari Wilson, Tenpole Tudor, Wang Chung and Black Lace’s Conga Party.

• Continue reading at the Midlothian Advertiser.

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Toyah & Leslie Ash Go Back In Time! *SPOILERS*

October 8th, 2019

*SPOILERS* Okay, this is officially being kept under wraps currently and I don’t want to be a spoilsport, but as there have been set reports in at least half a dozen UK tabloids over the past few days I thought it made sense to include something…

Leslie Ash, 59, goes back in time on set of Quadrophenia sequel as she sports vintage houndstooth dress alongside co-star Toyah Willcox, 61

The stars of Quadrophenia celebrated the 40th anniversary of the cult classic last month at Coventry’s Comic Con. And now Leslie Ash, 59, was spotted on set of To Be Someone, a follow-up based on the original, in Stevenage earlier this week alongside her co-star Toyah Willcox, 61, who were both clad in threads inspired-by yesteryear. Men Behaving Badly star Leslie, who played Steph in the 1979 drama, slipped into a monochrome houndstooth mini dress and wrapped up in a padded black jacket in between takes.

Following Leslie’s lead, Toyah, who played Monkey in the original, looked chic in a maroon floral midi dress, which she teamed with a pink pointed pump. The eighties singer, who is set to play Bunny in the new installment, continued her retro-inspired appearance with a pair of cat-eye black shades and worked her shoulder-length hair into a sleek style.

Also filming on set was Mark Wingett, who played Dave in the original, while surprisingly Dr Alex George was seen on set, clad in his sixties-inspired wardrobe.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail.

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Toyah on TV: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

October 8th, 2019

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Wednesday 9th October: 9pm
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

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Toyah Live 2019/20: Crimson Queen Tour

October 6th, 2019

Toyah’s Crimson Queen Tour officially premieres in Southampton later this month. Alongside material from the 2019 re-imagining of Crimson Queen, classic singles and album cuts, Toyah has today revealed there will be inclusions in the set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sheep Farming In Barnet.

Here is the flyer for the tour with all the confirmed dates. Click below for links to buy tickets.

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Crimson Queen Tour: Merchandise

October 6th, 2019

Look out for exclusive new mugs and signed prints for sale on the Crimson Queen Tour dates – Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sheep Farming In Barnet and Toyah’s 2019 double album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen. The 2019 Dance In The Hurricane T-shirt, CQ purple vinyl and signed vintage vinyl will also be for sale.

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Kiss Of Reality: Digital Release Coming Soon!

October 6th, 2019

Earlier this evening, Breaking Through, Toyah’s official newsletter confirmed Kiss Of Reality’s eponymous, and only, album – featuring Toyah on 6 of the 11 tracks- will receive its first ever digital issue very soon in a new remastered form. Details coming soon!

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Films: Invasion Planet Earth

October 6th, 2019

The film formerly known as Kaleidoscope Man is now titled Invasion Planet Earth. There will be a digital single release of the theme song Step Into The New World from the British sci-fli film. Toyah provides vocals for this song in addition to acting in the film. Click below to visit Invasion Planet Earth‘s official website.

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Toyah Fanzine 38: Second Preview

October 6th, 2019

Toyah Fanzine – Issue 38, Preview Two! “Anthem: An Album Like No Other” two page preview of a six-page feature. Featuring amazing Toyah art by Mark Satchwill. Mark has generously allowed me to include his Toyah art in a number of the fanzines over the years. Pre-ordering closes later this month. Info/Order by clicking below.

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Official Toyah: October 2019 Blog

October 6th, 2019

Toyah’s newly published blog – for October 2019 – is available to read at toyahwillcox.com – Toyah talks the 40th Anniversary of Sheep Farming in Barnet and more. Click below to go there…

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Toyah Talks Sheep Farming in Barnet/Pete Bush

October 6th, 2019

I can’t wait for the AUTUMN TOUR. We have some surprises for fans from way back in the late 70s! After all it’s the 40th anniversary of SHEEP FARMING IN BARNET. This album continues to surprise me every time I revisit it. The synth sounds are a joy, the songs are highly original and fresh today.

LAST GOODBYE is going into the set plus a few songs that haven’t been performed since 1980. Pete Bush, one of the co-writers on Sheep Farming came to St. Alban Arena last week and we dedicated Neon Womb and Danced to him.

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Spirit Radio: The Dogs Desperate To Find Homes in West Sussex

October 6th, 2019

Okay this news post is about a different Toyah. Help give one of these amazing dogs a home…

The RSPCA has issued an urgent appeal to help the dogs desperate for forever homes in West Sussex. The charity rehomed 95 dogs in the county last year, but many pets are still in need of an owner. They include the German Shepherd brought in because her owner was unable to care for her.

Meet the dogs desperate for forever homes in West Sussex:

Toyah: “Toyah is an energetic, intelligent German Shepherd. She was brought into the branch after her previous owner was unable to care for her.

“Toyah is affectionate, comical, playful and intelligent. She would make a fantastic dog for German Shepherd enthusiasts. Toyah has struggled a little with being in kennels, and can be unsure of meeting new people. But she loves toys and these can be used to build a bond with her. Once she knows you Toyah has so much love to give and really enjoys cuddles and a groom. Adopters will need to be prepared to spend time working with the centre when getting to know her before taking her home.

“An ideal home would be a calm and quiet adult-only household in a semi-rural location, with German Shepherd enthusiasts that have a keen interest in dog training.”

• Continue reading at Spirit Radio.

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Toyah on TV: Celebrity Mastermind

October 3rd, 2019

There’s another opportunity to catch Toyah’s winning appearance on BBC1’s Celebrity Mastermind later this month. This originally aired at Christmas 2018.

Celebrity Mastermind: BBC1: Sat 12th October: 5pm
Series 13, Episode 2. John Humphrys ushers comedian Joe Pasquale, Newsround presenter Ricky Boleto, singer Toyah Willcox and Olympic sprinter Jeanette Kwakye to the black chair to be put to the test on their chosen specialist subjects, which are werewolf films, number one singles of the 1990s, Boudica, and Disney animation respectively. The second round sees them tackling general knowledge questions in a bid to carry off the commemorative trophy. NB: Airing at 4.30pm on BBC Wales.

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Toyah Fanzine 38: First Preview

October 2nd, 2019

Toyah Fanzine – Issue 38, First Preview! “Once Upon A Time” four-page feature. #toyahfanzine #toyah1981 #toyaheighties #80s #toyahfeature #unofficialfanzine #anthem #toyahwillcox #fourpagefeature Pre-ordering closes later this month. Info/Order by clicking below.

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Deadline: Kaleidoscope Man Lands Distribution Deal

October 1st, 2019

Micro-Budget UK Sci-Fi 20 Years In The Making Lands Distribution Deal Against The Odds

As UK studios and cinemas fill up with mega-budget U.S. superhero movies, here’s a rare David and Goliath story from the other end of the spectrum. Micro-budget UK sci-fi film Invasion Planet Earth, a passion project 20 years in the making, has secured UK distribution.

… Cast is largely made up of unknown actors but the pic includes an end title song by UK singer and actress Toyah Willcox (Quadrophenia) who also stars in the film. Matt Allsopp, whose credits include Godzilla: King Of The Monsters and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, provided original concept art.

• Continue reading at Deadline. Browse all of our previous Kaleidoscope Man news.

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Devon Live: Let’s Rock Exeter 2020

October 1st, 2019

Line up for Let’s Rock Exeter 2020 is announced

Could this be the best Let’s Rock Exeter line-up yet?

The headliners and performers for next year’s summer nostalgia festival Let’s Rock Exeter have been revealed and it could be the best ’80s icon line-up yet.

Adam Ant is topping the bill with other big names including Wet Wet Wet, ABC, Howard Jones, Tony Hadley, Kim Wilde, Midge Ure’s Electronica, Peter Hook and the Light, T’Pau, English Beat and Toyah.

Continue reading at Devon Live.

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