Archive for June, 2012

Toyah Art by Andrew York

June 20th, 2012

Andrew York continues to add a whole new dimension to well, and not so well, known Toyah photos. Here are just a few of his latest, fantastic, creations. View all of our Andrew posts.

• View more of Andrew’s Toyah art at Dreamscape’s Gallery and The Changeling 30 website.

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TCR @ London: Toyah by Mark Evans

June 20th, 2012

A great selection of photos of Toyah from ‘The Changeling Resurrection’ gig at Bush Hall, London (22nd April 2012). Toyah looking fantastic in monochrome. Click below to view them all at Dreamscape Changeling Resurrection Gallery. (Thanks to Mark Evans for the photos)

• View all of our ‘Changeling Resurrection’ news, photographs and the London gig updates.

Vision4Dreams: New Toyah Interview

June 20th, 2012

A new Toyah interview, by ‘Vision4Dreams’. It runs for just under six minutes and Toyah chats about her career, education, building a career via the internet and more.

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Toyah Live 2012: ‘Mylor Sessions’ Extra Tickets

June 19th, 2012

Good news for those who missed out on tickets for Toyah’s ‘Mylor Sessions’ gig, taking place this Saturday.

A handful of last minute tickets for the gig in Mylor, Nr. Falmouth, Cornwall will go on sale at 8am tomorrow (Wednesday 20th June) from the ‘Mylor Sessions’ Website. (News Source: Official Toyah Facebook)

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Inside Soap: A Favourite Celebrity

June 19th, 2012

A photo of Toyah from early 1980 is included in this week’s issue of ‘Inside Soap’ magazine, in a feature on children being named after pop star’s, in real life and in soaps. Of course a Coronation Street character from the past was named after Toyah. (Thanks to Damon King)

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Birmingham Mail: Latest Award For Brum’s Toyah

June 19th, 2012

A new article on Toyah, from the Birmingham Mail.

Latest award in a varied career for Brum’s Toyah

The beat will go on for Birmingham star Toyah Willcox after it emerged she would be the first name on a new walk of fame in her home town.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.

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Switch Radio: ‘Wayne’s Asylum’ Toyah Interview

June 19th, 2012

Great news! Toyah will be interviewed by Wayne Evans in a future edition of his excellent Wayne’s Asylum show on Switch Radio.

Wayne is a huge Toyah fan so it’s sure to be an entertaining and interesting interview.

Wayne’s Asylum airs each Friday evening at 7pm. The Toyah interview will be included in Wayne’s 13th July show. ‘Switch Radio’ is available to listen to online.

Bringing you the BEST in Alternative, Synth, Electronic, Punk, Post Punk, New Wave , Goth plus a whole lot more With music specially hand picked each week by myself ( unless requested ) from:  The Human league, Soft Cell, Kraftwerk, Roxy Music, Gary Numan, Toyah, Siouxsie, Bowie, Blondie…

• Visit Wayne’s page at Switch Radio, and the Wayne’s Asylum Facebook.

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National Trust Magazine: Toyah In Autumn Issue

June 18th, 2012

The National Trust’s Facebook confirmed today that the Toyah photo session held at Croome Park last week will be included in the Autumn issue of the National Trust Magazine. Here’s Toyah with Debbie Schrieber and Helen Beer. (Photo © National Trust)

Birmingham Mail: Toyah First To Be Honoured

June 18th, 2012

Another report on Toyah’s inclusion on the King’s Heath ‘Walk Of Fame’, from today’s Birmingham Mail.

Eighties pop star Toyah first to be honoured on Kings Heath walk of fame

Brummie pop icon Toyah Willcox is to be the first star on a new Kings Heath Walk of Fame next month.And she will mark the occasion with a homecoming gig at the Hare & Hounds on July 16.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail | The ‘Walk of Fame’ news has also been reported today by This Is Not Retro, UK Wired and Birmingham Local News.

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Walk Of Fame Gig: New Promo Image

June 18th, 2012

Toyah’s official website released a new promo image today for Toyah’s upcoming ‘Walk Of Fame’ gig at the Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath, Birmingham.

Tickets for the concert are also now available to buy.

The concert will include two sets spanning Toyah’s punk beginnings and cult classics from Sheep Farming In Barnet through to top ten hits and selections from the platinum selling albums Anthem and The Changeling.

Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate Toyah’s music heritage in this very special one-off intimate show.

Monday 16 July 2012
Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath, Birmingham
Tickets £15.00 from /

• View a larger version of the new promo image at

Blackpool Pride 2012: Toyah by Ray Sears

June 17th, 2012

An excellent selection of photos of Toyah at last weekend’s ‘Blackpool Pride 2012’ have now been added to Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Huge thanks to Ray Sears)

BBC News: Toyah on Kings Heath Walk of Fame

June 17th, 2012

BBC News reporting on Toyah being honoured on the King’s Heath ‘Walk Of Fame’.

• Also covered, so far, by The Brummie, i West Midlands and My Headlinez.

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Toyah News Briefs

June 17th, 2012

• Toyah tweeted a great photo yesterday from a ‘National Trust’ photo shoot that took place at Croome Park, Worcestershire this week. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

• Tracey Ullman’s Toyah impersonation, from the first series of Three Of A Kind, has just been uploaded to You Tube.

• The Criterion Collection release a new Quadrophenia Region 1 DVD and Blu-ray in August, with all new artwork. They now have a page dedicated to the release at their website.

• As previously mentioned, The Tempest is also being released on Region 1 Blu-ray in August. No artwork has been released for this yet.

• Toyah was played on today’s David Jensen Double Top 20 on ‘Smooth Radio’. David was counting down the Top 20 from this week in 1981.

BBC Radio Leicester: Tony Wadsworth Show

June 17th, 2012

Toyah guested on The Tony Wadsworth Show on ‘BBC Radio Leicester’ yesterday morning.

Toyah talks not ageing, keeping working, ignoring critics, making the most of her singing voice while she can, her ‘Walk of Fame’ award, frisky Northern men, appearing at the ‘Rock & Bike Festival 2012’, not representing the UK at Eurovision (phew!) and more.

The full show is available to listen to at BBC iPlayer until next Saturday. Toyah’s interview begins approximately 1hr 35m in and lasts for around 10 minutes.

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Official Toyah: ‘Walk Of Fame’ Concert

June 17th, 2012

A new gig has just been announced to mark Toyah’s inclusion in the King’s Heath ‘Walk Of Fame’.


Celebrating Toyah’s induction as the very first star on the King’s Heath Walk of Fame comes a very special homecoming gig in the Hare & Hounds.

This intimate, strictly one-off concert with Toyah’s full band is a true celebration of Toyah’s roots in her hometown on the day her star is unveiled on the King’s Heath Walk of Fame.

* Neon Womb * It’s A Mystery * Thunder In The Mountains * Brave New World *

• Continue reading at (Photo © Official Toyah)

Official Toyah: King’s Heath ‘Walk Of Fame’

June 17th, 2012

Toyah’s official website reported during the week that Toyah is to be honoured by her hometown next month.


A new Walk of Fame will launch this summer celebrating King’s Heath’s amazing musical and comedy heritage. King’s Heath-born Toyah will be the first star to be inducted on the Birmingham Walk of Fame with the official unveiling taking place in early July. We will bring you further details on this exciting project in the coming weeks.

• News Source: | View more info on King’s Heath ‘Walk Of Fame’.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

June 16th, 2012

Quadrophenia is showing on BBC4 at the end of this month.

Quadrophenia: BBC4: Friday 29th June: 10.10pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone.

The film may be available on ‘BBC iPlayer’ post-airing.

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Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

June 16th, 2012

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts 2: Friday 29th June: 1.30pm
Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury. Also airing on Sky Arts 2 HD.

Toyah News Briefs

June 15th, 2012

• Please return to Falling To Earth over the weekend, as I’ll be adding a great selection of photos of Toyah from last weekend’s ‘Blackpool Pride’ PA (courtesy of the very generous Ray Sears).

• More Toyah imagery to look forward to: Toyah tweeted earlier this week: “Doing shoot with Dean Stockings 2 b submitted 2 National Portrait Gallery! Its a competition. Trying strange idea!

The Sun: 10 Looks That Rocked My World: One woman on the changes in her appearance: Monica Troughton opens her photo album here to reveal everything from orange spikes to a glossy black bob and even a Toyah-esque mullet: She says: “I loved Toyah Willcox and began morphing into her. I dyed my hair orange and had it chopped into a mullet.”

Punk’s Dead: An interesting article, at the ‘Bitterness Personified’ blog, on Simon Barker’s recent ‘Punk’s Dead’ party, which Jordan (the punk legend from Jubilee, not Katie Price) attended: “She’s 57-years old now, silver-haired, mumsy, looks a bit like Su Pollard“.

• Scott McAulay has added a great I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! photo collage to his blog this week. I’m pretty sure the photo of Toyah was taken a few years after she guested in the jungle. Excellent photo anyway!

• I’m thinking of *rebranding* (stop sniggering!): Dropping the “Falling To Earth” and using “Toyah Willcox News” as the site name. Not totally sure yet, does anyone have any thoughts?

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Phil Spalding @ ‘Rock Of Ages’ Premiere

June 14th, 2012

Two fantastic photos of, legendary Toyah bassist, Phil Spalding at the European Premiere of Rock Of Ages on Sunday 10th June. Click on each for larger versions. (Thanks to Phil)

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Melissa Mailer-Yates: Interview Feature

June 11th, 2012

Our interview feature with Melissa Mailer-Yates is now online. Please click below to read.

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