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Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

March 24th, 2014

Photos from Saturday night’s Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! gig at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Click below to view the full versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks again to Angus | All photos © Angus Turner)

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Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! – Ieya, at The Apex on Saturday – View at You Tube.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

March 23rd, 2014

Toyah onstage last night at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds for the third Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! tour date. The fantastic set list was: Thunder In The Mountains, Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard), Broken Diamonds, Brave New World, Rebel Run, Good Morning Universe, Sensational, Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), Jungles of Jupiter, Neon Womb, Bird in Flight, It’s A Mystery, Lesser God, Come, Danced, I Want To Be Free. Encore: Dawn Chorus, Ieya. More photos will be added to Dreamscape’s Gallery later. (Thanks to Angus Turner for the photo & set list info)

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Daventry Express: ’80s Star Joins Boat Festival

March 23rd, 2014

davexpress14aPop singer and ’80s icon Toyah Willcox will be the headline act at the Crick Boat Show.

The annual show will be held at Crick Marina from Saturday, May 24 to Monday, May 26 with more than 250 exhibitors at the event.

Toyah will be performing her acoustic, up close and personal set during the Saturday evening entertainment. Her gig will include renditions of her most well-known singles, such as It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want to Be Free and she will tell stories from her colourful 35-year career.

• Continue reading at the Daventry Express.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 22nd, 2014

cqtour14aLive 2014: Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! plays The Apex, Bury St Edmunds tonight, the third date of the UK Tour. Full details on this and the rest of the tour at toyahwillcox.com…

Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live!: View all of Dreamscape’s news on the tour, so far, here…

Dreamscape Gallery: Browse photos from the first two dates of the Crimson Queen Tour, and more live 2014 shots, here…

SohoCreate: Toyah Willcox and Helen David (English Eccentrics) discuss the ‘creative spark’ in an event for the inaugural SohoCreate festival in early June – Further info here…

The Organ: Organ Thing Of The Day: Robert Fripp has unveiled a new incarnation of King Crimson: Speaking to Uncut, Fripp said: “King Crimson is returning to active service. We are on-call to be ready for a live performance on September 1, 2014. Seven members. Four English, three American. Three drummers. It’s a different configuration of King Crimson than before. Some are familiar names, maybe more than others.” – Continue reading…

BFI: Toyah Willcox on The Tempest

March 22nd, 2014

Toyah, at the BFI’s Derek Jarman Retrospective last month, discusses working with Jarman on The Tempest, in which she plays Miranda, and considers the director’s legacy. Click below to watch the video at the BFI website.

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Toyah was also interviewed at the BFI about Jarman’s Jubilee. More info on that here.

Toyah on TV: Minder (All Mod Cons)

March 22nd, 2014

minder12cMinder: ITV4: Thursday 3rd April: 5.55pm
Minder: ITV4: Friday 4th April: 11.45am
All Mod Cons. Arthur decides to sell Terry’s flat without his permission. Meanwhile, Terry gets a job minding at a local club and ends up getting into more trouble than he had planned for when he realises the club’s manager is on the fiddle. Starring: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Toyah Willcox, Simon Cadell, James Ottaway, and Tony Osaba. (Series 2, Episode 8, 1980). Also showing on ITV4 +1.

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The Vintage TV Sessions: Watch Online

March 21st, 2014

Thursday’s The Vintage TV Sessions is now available to watch online at the Vintage TV website. Five great bands guested on the show and Toyah performed acoustic versions of ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ and ‘I Want To Be Free’, accompanied by Chris Wong and Colin Hinds. There’s also a short interview with Toyah by host Tom Robinson. The programme is repeated on Sunday night at 10pm. Click below to watch.

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Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

March 21st, 2014

pointless14aToyah recorded a new edition of, the hit BBC1 quiz series, Pointless Celebrities earlier this week. A “music special”, it will air later in the year.

Toyah previously guested on the programme in 2012, partnered with Cheryl Baker.

The Vintage TV Sessions: EP4 Promo

March 19th, 2014

A short promo for this week’s The Vintage TV Sessions is now available to watch at You Tube. This ad has also been airing on the music channel over the last couple of weeks. Toyah will perform two acoustic songs on this month’s show which airs tomorrow at 8pm.

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The Vintage TV Sessions: Vintage TV: Thu 20th March: 8pm / Sun 23rd March: 10pm
Let’s keep it live! We are proud to present our fourth Vintage TV Sessions, live from the Bedford pub in Balham, With The Struts, Josephine, Sheryl Crow, Nik Kershaw, Toyah Willcox and Judie Tzuke.

Blackmore Vale Magazine: Toyah Plays The Crimson Queen

March 19th, 2014

bvm14aHold on to your hats as Toyah Willcox plays her greatest hits at the Tivoli, Wimborne, next Friday (28th) at 7.30pm.

The lovable livewire has moved from punk princess to high priestess of TV, treading the boards as an actress, composing music and being an award-winning rock legend along the way.

Toyah will be performing a full set with her band, featuring songs from In the Court of the Crimson Queen along with classic hits and fan favourites.

• Continue reading at Blackmore Vale Magazine.

Live 2014: Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House

March 18th, 2014

irhtour14aToyah is celebrating her iconic past (and present!) later this year via the, recently announced, UK tour Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House… & Beyond!, with eight dates in October and November.

The IRH, as many call it, was, of course, Toyah’s official fan club for the first four years of her music career (later becoming simply the Toyah Fan Club and then Tellurian). Tickets are already on sale, and the full tour dates are:

SAT 18 OCT: BIRMINGHAM HMV INSTITUTE
THU 23 OCT: LEEDS COCKPIT
FRI 24 OCT: GLASGOW CLASSIC GRAND
SAT 25 OCT: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3
FRI 7 NOV: BRIGHTON HAUNT
FRI 14 NOV: SOUTHAMPTON BROOK
SAT 15 NOV: BRISTOL FLEECE
SAT 22 NOV: LONDON O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON

The Official Toyah Willcox Website: Intergalactic Ranch House Tour Announced: Toyah is pleased to announce a new eight-date tour beginning 18 October in her hometown Birmingham. Songs From The Intergalactic Ranchouse will feature a set list focusing on Toyah’s Safari Records catalogue which boasts the top 40 hit singles Good Morning Universe, Thunder In The irhtour14bMountains, It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Rebel Run. Alongside this will be classics Neon Womb and Danced which were first seen and heard on our screens on the much-loved BBC programmes The Old Grey Whistle Test and Shoestring – Continue reading…

This Is Not Retro: Toyah Announces ‘Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House’ Autumn Tour: Toyah will play an eight-show Autumn tour under the title ‘Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House’, a reference to the name of her fanclub during the early part of her music career through to 1983 – Continue reading…

Stereo Board: Toyah Announces Songs From The Intergalactic Ranchouse Tour: Toyah Willcox has lined up autumn dates for her Songs From The Intergalactic Ranchouse Tour. Exclusively for these eight dates, the set will also include a cherry-picked selection of rarer Safari songs including b-sides/EP tracks or rarely performed album cuts. Some material from Toyah’s most recent album ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’ will also feature live – Continue reading…

• View more details on the Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House tour here. Browse all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2014 at The Official Gigs page. Read our Toyah Live 2014 news here.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 18th, 2014

friars14aThe Evolution Of Friars: The Buckinghamshire County Museum in Aylesbury is now hosting ‘The Evolution Of Friars’ exhibition that features rare posters, photos and memorabilia from the Friars club archive. One of Toyah’s original costumes will be on display along with some other iconic pop memorabilia from the 1980’s. Visit the site here, and view a preview at You Tube…

Sky News: A short clip of Toyah guesting on yesterday morning’s programme, discussing the missing Malyasian plane, during the “Paper Review” – View here…

Official Instagram: Toyah posted a great photo yesterday… Just recording TV show at elstree studios….got my best studded collar on…..gggrrrrrrr – View here…

Birmingham Mail: 30 celebrities you didn’t know were from Birmingham: We take a look at the stars whose connections to the city are not as well-publicised as the likes of Ozzy Osbourne – how many of these did you know had links to Birmingham? – Continue reading…

Classic Pop: Top 100 Singles of the 80s: The complete rundown of this recent magazine poll is now online, with ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ at number 51 – View here…

London Evening Standard: Yours Insincerely: Wilf, Derek and Toyah make the ‘Evening Standard’ – View here…

BBC Radio Devon: Read a full transcript of Toyah’s recent interview at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive…, The interview is also still available to listen to at BBC iPlayer.

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Sky News: Sunrise: Paper Review

March 17th, 2014

Toyah is guesting on Sky News this morning, participating in the daily “Paper Review”. She appeared at 6.45am, and will be appearing again at 7.40am. I managed to take a few quick screen caps. Click on these to view larger versions.

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Dreamscape: Site Revamp/Update

March 16th, 2014

dfim13bNow that Dreamscape has nestled into its 15th year online I thought it was time to give the site a bit of a makeover.

Over the last couple of months, inbetween work, life, sleep, fanzines and other websites, I’ve been revamping each section and I finally managed to finish and uploaded the changes this weekend – I’m pleased with the finished result and think the alterations give Dreamscape a bright, fresher (and fun) look.

I’ve also added content and brought up to date a few of the sections that had been slightly neglected over the last couple of years. I sometimes forget how vast the archives of this site are…

Take a look at Downloads, Press Archive, Features, News Archive and Gallery

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Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio Devon

March 15th, 2014

bbcrdev14bToyah guests on the Richard Green Show this afternoon on BBC Radio Devon.

Richard Green: BBC Radio Devon: Sat 15th Mar: 1pm
Toyah. Great tunes from the 80′s and a chat with Toyah about her music and “The Humans” Project.

Listen live at the website or catch up later at BBC iPlayer.

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