Toyah plays a Valentine’s Day PA at Kaos Blackpool tonight. She will be onstage at 9pm. Toyah previously played the seaside venue in October 2013. Click below to visit their Facebook page. See Toyah’s valentine messages/photos for 2016 here, here and here.
Toyah is best known for her hits singles I Want to be Free, Thunder in the Mountains and It’s a Mystery. She has produced more than 17 albums and tours relentelessely, appearing often throughout the UK and Europe.
Tickets for the show, at 8pm next Saturday, February 20 are £25.
They can be bought from Kulture Shock, Blyburgate, Beccles or from The Fisher Theatre, Bungay. Fans attending can meet Toyah after the show when she will be happy to chat to fans and sign autographs, included in the ticket price. Cameras are welcome at the concert.
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Footage from Thursday’s Quadrophenia: The Immersive Experience has been uploaded to You Tube: Director Franc Roddam and cast members from ‘Quadrophenia’ including Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox discuss the film after a special screening at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London on Thursday 11th Feb 2016.
Nearly 40 years since the making of the era defining British film Quadrophenia one of its stars says plans are being put in place for a follow-up.
Speaking after a special presentation of the 1979 film, which documents the Mods and Rockers descent on Brighton on a 1960s Bank Holiday weekend, Toyah Willcox, 57, tells us at London’s Eventim Apollo: “We’re talking about making a film now, getting everyone back together. I’d love it and I think Sting would be up for it. I’ve enjoyed watching it again after all those years”.
As well as Toyah, who plays Monkey in the movie, and Sting, the likes of Ray Winstone, Leslie Ash and Phil Daniels, who most recently played Kevin Wicks in Eastenders, made up the star-studded cast, while The Who guitarist Pete Townsend was one of the writers. Perhaps they could replace Lambrettas with mobility scooters this time around?
Yesterday’s Holiday of My Lifetime, with Toyah revisiting a holiday she had in 1968, is now available to watch online at BBC iPlayer. Click below to go there.
Quadrophenia – The Immersive Experience took place last night at the Hammersmith Apollo, London. View a collection of photos from the event here, a short video clip here, and a couple of photos of the venue prepared for the return of the class of 1979 (or was it 1964?) here and here. Thanks to Matthew Stanford.
Shropshire Tourism recently assisted the BBC with the filming of an episode of the second series of Holiday of My Lifetime.
In the episode to be broadcast on BBC One on Friday 12th February at 3.45pm, Len Goodman, the Strictly Come Dancing judge takes singer, actress and presenter Toyah Willcox back to the Llangollen Canal to reminisce about a narrowboat holiday she enjoyed there in 1968. Filming also took place at the Mere in Ellesmere.
During the programme Toyah reveals how her time on the canal was very different to that spent in her home city of Birmingham, symbolising freedom and fun. She and Len tuck into a vintage picnic and visit an antiques shop like the ones Toyah’s father would have taken her to while away from home.
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Toyah, and a selection of some of the recent Top Of The Pops re-broadcasts from BBC Four, are featured at the BBC’s Back To The 80s page - Programmes showcasing and celebrating music from the decade. Click below to pay a visit.
Who’s Doing The Dishes?: ITVBe: Wednesday 24th February: 11am
Brian McFadden presents the dining challenge. Will it remain a mystery that Toyah Willcox is the celebrity host when she throws a dinner party for four complete strangers?
Longtime Toyah fan Asher Meekins has penned his debut novel, Pascal, a dark gothic horror story.
The author of 2014′s Asher’s Angel has self published Pascal and the book is available now at Amazon in print paperback or for Kindle. The cover art is by Mark Satchwill, another longtime Toyah fan. Click below for further info or to buy the book.
Toyah’s episode of Holiday Of My Lifetime airs this afternoon on BBC1. The programme will be available to watch online at BBC iPlayer after airing on TV. (Photos © Toyah Willcox/BBC)
Holiday of My Lifetime: BBC1: Friday 12th February: 3.45pm
Len Goodman takes celebrities back in time to recreate their childhood holidays. Len takes singer, actress and presenter Toyah Willcox back to the Llangollen Canal in North Wales to reminisce about a wonderful narrow boat holiday she had back in 1968.
Thirty years on from seeing the Sex Pistols and thinking she could do better, this prolific artist and actor, who enjoyed hits with ‘It’s a Mystery’, ‘Thunder in the Mountain’ and ‘I Want to be Free’, is relishing performing still. See her strut her stuff, as she takes to the stage at intimate and iconic London venue The Water Rats, on Tuesday, 23rd February. Don’t miss what promises to be an electrifying gig.
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With her brightly coloured hair and powerful singing style, it’s no wonder Toyah was dubbed the ‘high priestess of punk’. Thirty years on from seeing the Sex Pistols and thinking she could do better, this prolific artist and actor, who enjoyed hits with ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ and ‘I Want To Be Free’, is relishing performing still.
See this pop princess strut her stuff, as Toyah takes to the stage at the intimate music venue The Water Rats in London on Tuesday, 23rd February. (NB: This is Sold Out!)
Two great photos of Toyah: 1. A highly rare photo from 1980 during The Blue Meaning era, which has just recently surfaced, and 2. A photo Toyah tweeted this evening as she prepared to attend Quadrophenia: The Immersive Experience 2016 at the Eventim Apollo – formerly the Hammersmith Odeon. (Thanks to Paul Lomas for photo 1 | Photo 2 © Toyah Willcox)
Grassington Festival organisers have just announced that Toyah Willcox will be supporting Marc Almond at this year’s Last Night Party on Saturday July 2. From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah is a uniquely gifted performer. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award winning rock legend – who can forget, It’s a Mystery, I Want to be Free and Thunder in the Mountains? – as well as a much loved actress and composer.
Musically, Toyah has remained fresh, uncompromising and ground-breaking. With new book projects and music releases in the pipeline, and live concert dates scheduled for the year ahead, Toyah continues to drive her multi-faceted and vibrant career.