Archive for February, 2016

Top Of The Pops: 1981: I Want To Be Free

February 29th, 2016

Toyah is, again, the pictured artist on the BBC website for an upcoming re-airing of a retro Top Of The Pops. This will include Toyah’s studio performance of I Want To Be Free from May 1981.

Top Of The Pops: 1981: BBC Four: Friday 4th March: 7.30pm
Top Of The Pops: 1981: BBC Four: Saturday 5th March: 00.30am
Top Of The Pops: 1981: BBC Four: Sunday 6th March: 2.25am
14/05/1981. Tommy Vance introduces the pop programme. Includes appearances from Toyah (I Want To Be Free), Thin Lizzy (Are You Ready?), Department S (Is Vic There?), Tenpole Tudor (Swords Of A Thousand Men), Sheena Easton (When He Shines), Kim Carnes (Bette Davis Eyes) and Adam & the Ants (Stand & Deliver), plus a dance performance by Legs and Co.


Happy (Take The) Leap! Day

February 29th, 2016

It’s only once every four years so it would be rude not to wish you a Happy (Take The) Leap! Day.


Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

February 28th, 2016

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Friday 11th March: 1pm
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.

Toyah Unplugged: It’s A Mystery

February 25th, 2016

It’s A Mystery from Tuesday night’s Toyah Unplugged at The Water Rats, London. The full acoustic concert will air on Vintage TV soon. (Thanks to Gigs/KrisLW)

Toyah on TV: Choccywoccydoodah

February 25th, 2016

Choccywoccydoodah: W: Tuesday 8th March: 4.30pm
Show Business. Another chunk from the ultimate choccy shop. Tom and Christine make their live TV debut on Sunday Brunch, and Dave creates a chocolate replica of Toyah. W is the new name for Watch | Sky: 109, Virgin Media: 124, BT: 311. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)


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Toyah on TV: Ready Steady Cook

February 25th, 2016

Ready Steady Cook: Food Network: Tuesday 8th March: 4pm
Toyah Willcox and Shauna Lowry. Singer Toyah Willcox and TV presenter Shauna Lowry battle it out to see who’ll be Christmas number one in the kitchen as Ainsley Harriott hosts another 20-minute cooking challenge. Also airing on Food Network +1.

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Live 2016: Toyah Unplugged @ The Water Rats, London

February 24th, 2016

Photos from last night’s Toyah Unplugged concert at The Water Rats – filmed for a TV special to air soon on Vintage TV. Please click below to view larger versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape’s Gallery. Obsolete is mentioned in the set-list but wasn’t played and Toyah was considering singing a David Bowie song but felt it was too emotional. (Photos © Paul Lomas)


Toyah on TV: Top Of The Pops: 1981 #3

February 23rd, 2016

totp1981fThere’s another retro 1981 Top Of The Pops appearance from Toyah on BBC Four in early March.

I *think* this is the edition that originally aired on 14th May 1981 and was a “Cup Final Special”, with Toyah performing I Want To Be Free in the studio. More detailed info should be available soon. (Update: BBC website have now confirmed it is!!)

Top Of The Pops: 1981: BBC4:
Fri 4th March: 7.30pm / Sat 5th March: 00.30am
Sunday 6th March: 2.25am
Tommy Vance introduces the pop programme. Includes appearances from Toyah, Thin Lizzy, Department S, Tenpole Tudor, Sheena Easton, Kim Carnes and Adam and the Ants, plus a dance performance by Legs and Co.

Toyah Willcox Interview Archive: Radio/TV Interviews

February 23rd, 2016

There are transcripts of a few recent Toyah radio and TV interviews now online at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive, including Sky High Radio, BBC Radio Wiltshire and Needle Time from Vintage TV. Click below to get reading.


Ieya Tour 1980: Unity Hall, Wakefield

February 23rd, 2016

Toyah, Live at the Unity Hall, Wakefield, halfway through the Ieya UK Tour, on 6th June 1980 has recently been uploaded to You Tube. Toyah Willcox (Vocals), Joel Bogen (Guitar), Charlie Francis (Bass), Steve Bray (Drums), Pete Bush (Keyboards). Thanks to Duncan Round.


Vivisection / Indecision / Race Through Space / Waiting / Danced / Ghosts / Love Me / Insects / Tiger! Tiger! / Tribal Look / Bird In Flight / Neon Womb / IEYA / Last Goodbye

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Toyah on TV: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

February 23rd, 2016

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Really: Saturday 5th March: 5pm
Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.

Toyah Unplugged @ The Water Rats Tonight!

February 23rd, 2016

Toyah Unplugged – a one-off gig being filmed for future broadcast on Vintage TV – takes place tonight at The Water Rats in Kings Cross, London.

The gig is, essentially, sold out but Vintage TV tweeted last night: “Missed our @toyahofficial tickets? We have 10 left on the door from 7pm at tomorrow’s @waterrats show – first come, first served!“. Toyah also tweeted about the gig: “so looking forward to @VintageTV recording at @Water_Rats tomorrow“. Click below for more info at


Sheep Farming in Barnet: Happy Birthday!

February 22nd, 2016

On this day – February 22 – in 1980, Toyah’s Sheep Farming in Barnet album was released. It began life as six-track EP (or AP – Alternate Play – as Safari Records called it), in August the previous year, but was expanded to full album status by Safari.


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Live 2016: Proud, Loud & Electric @ Bungay

February 22nd, 2016

Photos from Toyah’s first Proud, Loud & Electric gig of the year, at The Fisher Theatre in Bungay, Beccles on Saturday night. Please click below to view larger versions of these at the newest page at Dreamscape’s Gallery – Toyah Live 2016. (Photos © Angus Turner)


• Browse our Toyah Live 2014 and Live 2015 gallery pages. Or visit the Dreamscape Gallery contents page here.

Site News: Dreamscape’s Gallery

February 22nd, 2016

This website’s Gallery Home Page has, at last, had the update I’ve been meaning to do for a while – there’s now a direct link to the “Live 2015″ page of photos, as well as to the newest addition to the gallery, “Live 2016″. Browse 1000′s of photos of Toyah, including numerous shots from many of the live concerts from the past few years, by clicking below…