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Toyah Live 2018: Evesham Arts Centre

September 30th, 2018

Toyah played an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at Evesham Arts Centre last night, tweeting that she couldn’t wait and loved the venue’s stage. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyaharama: A Montage Of Toyah

September 30th, 2018

A small selection from Toyah’s fantastic, colourful, diverse, inspiring career… Toyah60

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Love Is The Law 35: Toyah on Harty

September 30th, 2018

We are celebrating the forthcoming 35th Anniversary of Toyah’s seriously stupendous Love Is The Law album. Here’s a really great interview with Toyah from Harty, aired by the BBC in late 1983, plus Toyah and Joel performing ‘The Vow’. Click below to watch at Dreamscape’s You Tube channel and view larger versions of the screen caps here. (Thanks to Andy for the clip)

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Toyah’s Worcester Stands Tall Giraffe: Auction

September 30th, 2018

Toyah’s Worcester Stands Tall giraffe is up for auction on 11th October. Click on the photo below for more details. (Thanks to Paul Lomas for the info)

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America For Beginners: Out Digitally Today

September 28th, 2018

afb18aAs previously reported, Toyah has recorded a brand new version of America For Beginners for the soundtrack album for forthcoming movie 1985. The track is released digitally today via Bandcamp with pre-orders open for the soundtrack CD.

America For Beginners (Nocturne Blue Redux) is available as a separate digital track and on a  soundtrack album release, 1985: Music from & inspired by the motion picture featuring new Original Music & Additional Score by Dutch Rall.

Toyah recorded brand new vocals for the track recorded at The Old Smithy Recording Studios, UK whilst Bass, Synths, Guitars, Electronics, additional voices are handled by the track’s producer Dutch Rall in Oak Cliff, Texas.

The album also features new music by Ramsey, Nocturne Blue, Moushumi, and more with original score by Curtis Heath and Dutch Rall. This includes a stunning cover version of Kate Bush’s Running Up That Hill featuring King Crimson’s Tony Levin.

• You can pre-order a limited edition CD version and preview full tracks now at Bandcamp. (News Source: Breaking Through – Official Toyah Mailing List)

Toyah 60: Autumn Quartet Anniversary Gigs

September 28th, 2018

bdaygigs18bA new set list has been devised for the #Toyah60 celebration tour dates which kick off on 26 October at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge.

There will be a range of brand new T-shirt and a small range of celebratory merchandise available exclusively on the tour too!

Toyah will perform 4 special gigs this autumn with her full band, in Manchester, Bristol, Wolverhampton and London.

Expect classics, hits & surprises. Tickets are still available here.

26 Oct | Manchester Ruby Lounge
1 Nov | Bristol Fleece
2 Nov | Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
4 Nov | Islington o2 Academy

These special concerts –with her full electric band– will be a celebratory retrospective including hit singles, album classics and fan favourites.

• Browse all of Toyah’s upcoming confirmed dates at her official Gig Diary at toyahwillcox.com.

Live 2018: Toyah 60 Warm Up Gig – Sold Out!

September 28th, 2018

A warm-up gig for Toyah’s four Autumn 60th Birthday / 40th Year in Music concerts has sold out in just a day! The gig takes place on Friday 12 October in Sandwich, Kent at the Fleur De Lis.

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Love Is The Law 35: Rebel Of Love/Rebel Run

September 28th, 2018

Dreamscape is marking the 35th Anniversary of the release of Toyah’s gorgeous 1983 album, Love Is The Law. Here is a double dose of Eighties rebellion… Rebel of Love and Rebel Run. Click on either to zoom.

Kaleidoscope Man: Video Update

September 28th, 2018

With just a few weeks of post production left, Kaleidoscope Man director, Simon Cox, talks us through where he is with the movie and his future plans and of course, how you can see it. Click below to watch the video at You Tube.

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• Browse all of Dreamscape’s Kaleidoscope Man news.  (Photo © kaleidoscopeman.com)

Beat-Club: Toyah – LIVE – 1982-01-13

September 28th, 2018

Click below to view a newly uploaded version of Toyah’s Beat-Club gig at You Tube.

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Diss Express: Toyah Willcox Says Thanks to Diss

September 21st, 2018

dissexpress18aIt is official – Toyah Willcox loved the Corn Hall in Diss. Pop star Toyah sent her personal thanks to the St Nicholas Street venue for what she described as a “fantastic experience” following her concert, with particular thanks to Yoshi Shinagawa.

Yoshi, 49, who trained as an architect in Japan before moving to Diss in 2006, was a technical volunteer at the St Nicholas Street venue since 2013, and was offered the job as venue technician in April. He said: “I love my job and to receive personal thanks from such an incredible and down to earth performer made my day.”

Tickets for the Toyah show on September 1 sold out months beforehand, with a huge waiting list. Toyah had a string of hits in the 80s, including It’s a Mystery, and I Want To Be Free.

• Continue reading at the Diss Express. Read a review of Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at the Diss Corn Hall here.

Live 2018: Toyah Electric @ Esquires Bedford

September 20th, 2018

Photos from last Saturday night’s Electric Toyah gig at Esquires in Bedford. A full capacity crowd of over 200 rocked the night away to a great Toyah set-list. Click below to view larger versions of the photos at Dreamscape’s Toyah Gallery. (Thanks to Angus | Photos © Angus Turner)

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Worcester News: Toyah’s Talent is Surely No Mystery

September 18th, 2018

worcsnews13bFrom punk princess, to cult stage actress, to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox has enjoyed a varied and exciting career.

And now she has a date at the Evesham Arts Centre, which is great news for her local fans.

A spokesman said: 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 as well as a much-loved stage and screen actress and music composer.

Toyah will perform an unplugged set of her well-loved hits and classic songs – and recalls stories from her colourful career.

• Continue reading at Worcester News.

Idolator: The Best and Worst 80′s Hairstyles

September 18th, 2018

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It’s hard to pinpoint a decade that was gaudier than the ‘80s. What we do know is that hairspray manufacturers were probably thrilled. As for the rest of us? Not so much.

What Was Going On With Toyah Willcox’s Hair?

Toyah Willcox’s hair is that strange part of ‘80s fashion where no one knew exactly what was going and just went with it anyway. It’s like looking at your high school yearbook and wondering what the heck you were thinking.

Willcox kept a bold, Cyndi Lauper shade of orange, but made it 100 times bigger than Lauper could have dreamed. Beyond her intense, teased-out look, she loved to play around with blunt, choppy layers (you know, the kind your mom gives you when she cuts your hair with the kitchen singers, but Willcox’s were an intentional statement). Today, the star is still playing gigs, but she’s chilled out with the Manic Panic and hairspray. She looks even better at 60 than she did in her youth, but such is the power of abandoning a wild ‘80s cut.

• Continue reading at Idolator.

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Love Is The Law 35: No.1 Magazine Review

September 16th, 2018

The 35th Anniversary of the release of Love Is The Law is fast approaching. Here is a review of the album from No. 1 magazine, with a deceptive title as it’s essentially a very positive review of the album and opinion piece on Toyah circa 1983. Click below to zoom.

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