TOYAH WILLCOX: Toyah — yes TOYAH — performs an intimate gig alongside The Humans tonight at the 100 Club on Oxford Street. 18+. £12, 7pm.
• Twitter: Toyah has been tweeting about the gigs: “Southampton Talking Heads was possibly best HUMANS gig ever ….AWESOME“, “THE HUMANS shows r going from strength 2 strength. 2nite swansea. 2morrow LONDON! We will rock u“.
• AGMP Concerts: There’s 2 chances to see Toyah and The Humans this weekend, #london #chatham. Get your tickets now!
• You Tube: The Humans (feat. Toyah) live 11 April 2015 at Trading Boundaries: 1. Get in Your Car (from the album ‘Strange Tales’), 2. Amnesia (from the album ‘Strange Tales’), 3. Smalltown Psychopath (from the album ‘Sugar Rush’), 4. Sea of Size (from the album ‘Sugar Rush’), 5. Put a Woman on the Moon (from the album ‘Sugar Rush’), 6. Demigod (from the album ‘We Are the Humans’) – Watch/Listen here…
Quadrophenia (ITV4, Thu 23 April: 10.30pm)
What’s It About? Fishtail parkas, shiny scooters and The Who, among other things. More specifically, it’s about the Mod movement of the late 1960s. Quadrophenia focuses on the experiences of Jimmy, played by the always-excellent Phil Daniels, as he prepares for a weekend jaunt to Brighton.
Love interest is provided by a very young Lesley Ash, and the climax comes in the shape of an almighty stand-off between Jimmy’s Mods and their arch-enemies the Rockers at the seaside resort.
Is It Any Good? Yes. Even after 36 years, this cult drama has lost a little of its edge, but these days, it’s not so much as showcase for The Who’s music as it is a Who’s Who of the British entertainment scene.
Watch out for an appearance by a fresh-faced Sting as main man Ace Face. Other surprise performances are provided by Mark Wingett of The Bill, Toyah Willcox, Phil Davis and Ray Winstone
Anything Else? John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, was originally slated for the lead role, but the distributors refused to insure him, forcing him to be replaced.
Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Sting, Ray Winstone, Toyah Willcox, Michael Elphick | Star Rating: **** (1979)
• Article Source: Herts & Essex Observer.
Stonehaven is in store for a fantastic line up of gigs in the coming months as an 80’s legend, ska kings and folk heroes are all due to appear.
Heading back to the 80’s Toyah Willcox will play for two nights at Stonehaven Town Hall on September 18 and September 19.
The event page on facebook says: “Toyah that vivacious singer from the 80s is out on tour and every bit as good as before and looking fantastic. Exclusive to Stonehaven Town Hall for two nights only, only dates north of Edinburgh in 2015.”
• Continue reading at the Mearns Leader.
Homo Sapians began to evolve 200,000 years ago, but The Humans first appeared in Estonia in 2007.
The band is fronted by Toyah Willcox, who first announced herself to British cultural consciousness in the late seventies, first in Jubilee, the seminal piece of punk celluloid, and then forging her own solo musical career with a string of top 40 UK hits during the eighties, an explosion of colour and energy.
• Continue reading at the South Wales Evening Post.
If you plan to spend this weekend taking it easy, spare a thought for busy musician Chris Wong.
Not only will Chris be performing with Toyah and the Humans at Chatham on Sunday, but before that he will be multi-tasking on drums and percussion with blues and rockabilly trio Scarlett Rae and the Cherry Reds in Broadstairs on Friday, April 17.
Chris is mainly known as Toyah’s guitarist/bassist but, in this latter line up, he and frontwoman Andeecorr Price, otherwise known as Scarlett, form the driving rhythm section.
• Continue reading at Kent Online.
The interview with Toyah and Bill Rieflin, which aired on Monday night on Severn FM’s The Encyclopaedia of Rock, is now available to listen to online.
Beginning at approximately 43 minutes into the programme. Toyah talks the history of The Humans, and the album Strange Tales – with a play of the wonderful Amnesia – The second part of the interview, which includes Bill Rieflin explaining how he initially became a member of The Humans, begins at approximately 59 minutes in and runs for around 12 minutes.
• Listen here. (Click on 13/04/15 Aerosmith Von Hertzen Toyah and The Humans)
• Live 2015: More gigs have been added to Toyah’s concert itinerary for this year, including a few new “electric” concerts which are now titled: “Proud, Loud & Electric” – Visit the Official Gigs page…
• Toyah @ Twitter: Tweeting about last night’s second gig of The Humans tour: “It’s @GlosGuildhall 2nite. Nervous cause the fripp will b in the audience xxx” – Visit Twitter…
• Birmingham City Council: Living in Birmingham: Top 12 Birmingham Facts – 2.Birmingham is home to several legendary music acts including UB40, Duran Duran, ELO, Black Sabbath, Toyah Willcox, Joan Armatrading and Ruby Turner – Continue reading…
• Nitehawk Cinema: Urgh! A Music War: Take a trip back to early 1980s with this compilation of twenty-six powerful live performances by the eras best Punk, New Wave, and Post-Punk bands. Pre-party for Urgh! in Nitehawk’s street level bar at 10pm on both nights…Nitehawk teams up with Network Awesome for a very special screening of WOMEN IN PUNK at 10pm on Friday and Saturday. FREE entry and FREE Mike’s Hard Lemonade (until supplies last) – Continue reading…
• Eastbourne Borough Council: Legends Tribute Extravaganza Kicks Off a Packed Eastbourne Bandstand Summer Season!: Toyah Willcox, an award-winning rock legend will entertain audiences over Airbourne weekend, in a concert showcasing her greatest hits on 14 August – Continue reading…
• Maldon Standard: Family music festival, Soundstock, returns next month: Soundstock will be hosting Toyah, who will be performing her Up Close and Personal show – Continue reading…
Aaaaaaaah! seems like the type of crazy movie that you might have to watch when a little drunk or in a mood to be slightly disturbed. Written and directed by Steve Oram (known for Sightseers), Aaaaaaaah! stars Julian Barratt, Toyah Willcox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Steve Oram, and Noel Fielding.
The film is said to be basically Romeo and Juliet meets Planet of the Apes. With no discernible dialogue, meaning all of the actors will be grunting and otherwise behaving like monkeys, this movie looks to be rather bananas and insane in nature. The trailer is a little NSFW due to some brief nudity and sexual themes.
• Continue reading at Gotcha Movies.
Toyah joins Lorraine on the sofa to talk about her forthcoming tour, why 80s music is still in demand and why she is still relevant after almost four decades in the business!
Toyah and The Humans telling strange tales tour
14/04/2015: GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL; 16/04/2015: SOUTHAMPTON THE TALKING HEADS; 17/04/2015: SWANSEA THE GARAGE [WHITEZ]; 18/04/2015: LONDON 100 CLUB; 19/04/2015: CHATHAM, KENT THE BRITANNIA
• Continue reading/Watch the interview at ITV/Lorraine.
Screen caps from this morning’s Lorraine. Click below for larger. Watch Toyah’s interview here.
Lorraine on ITV tweeted this morning: “‘Keep working and love life!’ says @toyahofficial as she prepares for her new tour“, and Toyah tweeted: “THANK U 2 @ITVLorraine 4 A FUN MORNING TALKING ABOUT THE HUMANS XXX“.
Toyah and Bill Rieflin were interviewed on The Encyclopaedia on Severn FM tonight.
The radio station has a “Listen Again” function at their website so the interview/show may possibly become available sometime this week.
The first teaser has dropped for Steve Oram’s (Sightseers) directorial debut, Aaaaaaaah!, which is billed as “Romeo & Juliet meets Planet of the Apes”. Wowzers.
The high-concept film sees the film’s actors favouring grunts for traditional dialogue, a la Quest for Fire. That’s really all we know at this point.
Besides Oram, the film stars Alice Lowe, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt and Toyah Willcox.
• Continue reading at Quiet Earth.
Toyah isn’t straying far from home when she plays at the Guildhall tonight. The Brummie-born singer lives just over the county border in Worcestershire.
“Looking back on my career I think I’m someone with a good voice who can express themselves,” says Toyah who lives in Pershore with her musician husband Robert Fripp.
“I don’t think you can define it by one subject. I’m a singer and an actress but I’ve also done very well as a businesswoman. But I like to create, I like to sing, I’m very good at that, I’m a good actress but I’m stylised. I can’t lose myself in a role so there’s limitations.”
Outspoken, free-spirited and strong-willed, on the surface Toyah appears to be your typical punk rock star. But she is now known for her smoky, jazz hall vocals.
There’s not much to be said for this one (the trailer is only 34 seconds long after all) but a fan of surreal British comedy might get a few kicks out of the Aaaaaaaah! trailer. Aaaaaaaah! (yes, with eight A’s and the exclamation point) is the (probably mentally disturbed) brainchild of Steve Oram, who’s worked with some of the UK’s best (and weirdest) talents: he co-starred in, and co-wrote Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers; appeared in Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s The World’s End; acted in Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding’s The Mighty Boosh – Barratt and Fielding both have roles in Aaaaaaaah!; and acted with Nick Frost and Chris O’Dowd in Cuban Fury.
Aside from Oram, Barratt, and Fiedling, the cast includes Tony Way (Game of Thrones), Alice Lowe (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace), and Toyah Willcox (Jubilee, Quadrophenia, and Teletubbies, of course).
• Continue reading at mxdwn.com (All That Matters in Movies).