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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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Herald & Post: Pop Icon Toyah Headlining Crick Boat Show

March 13th, 2014

crick14cPop icon Toyah Willcox headlining this year’s Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival in Northamptonshire

Pop icon, TV presenter and actress Toyah Willcox is headlining this year’s Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival.

The annual event, which showcases the inland waterways industry with over 250 exhibitors from across the canal world, takes place at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, from 24 to 26 May 2014.

Toyah will be performing her ‘Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’ set at Crick as part of the show’s Saturday evening entertainment programme.

• Continue reading at Northampton Herald & Post.

Safari Re-releases Are Breaking Through Soon!

March 13th, 2014

safari14aNews of a Safari nature is expected to be announced, via Toyah’s Breaking Through newsletter, imminently. There will also be a Safari reissue project later in 2014.

Subscribe: Sign up to ‘Breaking Through’, to receive regular newsletter updates, here.

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Northampton Chronicle: Toyah To Headline Crick Boat Show

March 13th, 2014

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Pop singer and TV presenter Toyah Willcox will headline this year’s Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival.

The annual event, which showcases the inland waterways industry with over 250 exhibitors from across the canal world, takes place at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, on the weekend of May 24 to 26.

The show is expected to attract 25,000 visitors and Toyah will be performing her ‘Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’ set during the Saturday evening entertainment programme.

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 Northampton Chronicle & Echo.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 13th, 2014

live2014bLive 2014: Dates for Toyah’s Autumn tour are being announced shortly… Visit the Official Gigs page at toyahwillcox.com to browse the many dates already available for 2014.

Live 2104: View all of Dreamscape’s Toyah Live 2014 news here…

Bass Evening with Phil Spalding: View a great photo of Phil, from his recent Doncaster appearance, at his Official Facebook page here…

The Letters of Wilf Turnbull and Derek Philpott: Dear Toyah, Re: I Want To Be Free: This not entirely (not at all really) serious letter, to which Toyah playfully replied, caused great merriment, and confusion, at Facebook recently – Read here…

CafeSpike: Derek Philpott – A Letter To Lady Gaga: Toyah is also mentioned in this related article – Read here…

Volksfest Festival 2014: Toyah is playing this on 25th May. View her page at the festival’s website here…

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Toyah on TV: The Corn Is Green

March 13th, 2014

The Corn is Green: True Drama: Friday 21st March: 1.00pm
Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn stars as a schoolteacher determined to help the people of a turn-of-the-century Welsh mining town. With Ian Saynor, Bill Fraser, Patricia Hayes, Anna Massey, Artro Morris, Dorothea Phillips, Toyah Willcox, Huw Richards, Bryn Fon, Dyfan Roberts and Robin John. Directed by: George Cukor (1979).

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Strange Tales: Newsy Bits

March 13th, 2014

humans14oStrange Charts: The Humans’ third album, Strange Tales, placed well in various charts upon its release almost a fortnight ago. It charted in the Top 30 of Amazon’s Rock Chart and also entered iTunes Rock chart at No. 65 on just one day of sales.

Strange Booklet: A digital booklet to accompany Strange Tales was made available at toyahwillcox.com. Usually these are only included with albums bought via iTunes – Get yours here…

Strange Photos: The digital booklet includes exclusive photos (from the recording sessions for the album), lyrics to all seven songs and production credits.

Strange Tell Tales: Six tracks (aside from the previously previewed Get In Your Car) were exclusively previewed across a number of websites including Sugar Rush: The Humans Fan Site, This Is Not Retro, Dreamscape, Discipline Global Mobile and toyahwillcox.com. You can listen to a playlist of those preview tracks here…

Strange Links: Stay updated on all things Humans by visiting The Humans Official and Sugar Rush. (News Source for most of the above info: Breaking Through: The Official Toyah Newsletter)

Toyah on TV: Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee

March 13th, 2014

Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee: Comedy Central Extra: Friday 21st March: 3.15am
Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee: Comedy Central Extra: Monday 24th March: 3.25am
Olivia Lee stars in this hidden camera sketch show. Deaf Bubba makes a mess of things at the marina, Door Bitch takes a punt and Elaine Caine meets Toyah Willcox.

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Toyah on TV: The Vintage TV Sessions

March 3rd, 2014

vintage14fThe air dates/times for the fourth instalment of The Vintage TV Sessions have just been confirmed. Toyah, along with Chris Wong and Colin Hinds, will perform acoustic versions of the singles ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ and ‘I Want To Be Free’ on the show.

The Vintage TV Sessions: Vintage TV
Thu 20th March: 8.00pm/Sun 23rd March: 10.00pm
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.

• Visit the Vintage TV schedules here. (Photo © Vintage TV/Roger Goodgroves)

Vintage TV: Live And In The Spotlight

March 3rd, 2014

vintage14gThis is fast becoming our favourite diary date – the chance to see five incredible acts do their stuff live from the atmospheric and intimate Bedford pub in Balham. And this month veteran singer songwriter, broadcaster, campaigner and all-round good guy Tom Robinson is hosting.

Taking to the stage at the 4th Vintage TV Sessions (20th March, 8pm) are: punk princess Toyah Willcox and her band: indie rockers The Struts, 80s idol Nik Kershaw, the gorgeous Judie Tzuke of ‘Stay with me ‘til Dawn’ fame; and acclaimed singer songwriter Josephine. Let’s keep it live!

• Visit the Vintage TV website.

Official Toyah: March 2014 Blog

March 2nd, 2014

Toyah’s March blog is now available to read at The Official Toyah Website. It’s a Strange Tales special, with Toyah talking about the evolution of the, just released, album. Click below to read.

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Toyah on TV: The Corn Is Green

March 2nd, 2014

The Corn is Green: True Entertainment: Saturday 8th March: 1.00pm
Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn stars as a schoolteacher determined to help the people of a turn-of-the-century Welsh mining town. With Ian Saynor, Bill Fraser, Patricia Hayes, Anna Massey, Artro Morris, Dorothea Phillips, Toyah Willcox, Huw Richards, Bryn Fon, Dyfan Roberts and Robin John. Directed by: George Cukor (1979).

Classic Toyah: 1981 – The Year Of Toyah!

March 1st, 2014

We haven’t had a Classic Toyah post for a while – Rectifying this with a very rare magazine advert from July 1981, from Finnish magazine ‘Soundi’. They also published an issue with Toyah’s Brave New World image on their cover in 1982, and another full-page advert for The Changeling. Click below to see the full size advert. (Thanks to Juha Merilainen for this amazing scan)

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