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Toyah on TV: Fleetwood Mac – A Musical History

November 30th, 2018

bbc4aConfirmation of the day and time the documentary Fleetwood Mac: A Musical History airs on BBC4.

Toyah is one of a number of celebrity fans – along with Fran Healy, Alan McGee, KT Tunstall and Sian Pattenden – contributing to this 60-minute look at the career of one of music’s most enduring bands. Airing twice in the days just before Christmas.

A Musical History: BBC4: Friday 21st December: 8pm
A Musical History: BBC4: Saturday 22nd December: 1.25am
Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac fan Edith Bowman provides a narrative overview alongside other celebrity fans who all pay tribute to the band in this hit-filled hour. Contributors include KT Tunstall, Travis’ frontman Fran Healy, Toyah Willcox, Sian Pattenden and Emma Dabiri.

Official BBC Archive: On This Day in 1980

November 28th, 2018

On This Day, via the Official Twitter presence of the BBC Archive – 1980: Toyah Willcox introduced Steve Strange, Vivian Stanshall, Derek Jarman and Christopher Biggins to Space Invaders. Nothing about this clip makes any sense…

As well as interviewing a handful of guests she herself chose on the above programme – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (Series Three, Episode 10) – Toyah, Joel and band also performed two songs. Incredible live versions of Mummies and this…

Friday Night, Saturday Morning was a television chat show with a revolving guest host. It ran on BBC2 from 28 September 1979 to 2 April 1982, broadcast live from the Greenwood Theatre. The programme was the idea of Iain Johnstone and Will Wyatt, who insisted on a changing presenter every fortnight. Another innovation was that the presenters chose the guests they were to interview. (Info Source: Wikipedia)

Theatre Royal Winchester: What’s On – Toyah Willcox

November 27th, 2018

trwinchester18aFrom punk princess to cult stage actress, Toyah Willcox is a vibrant performer and an inextinguishable flame. 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/screen actress and music composer.

In a career spanning over 40 years Toyah has amassed thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty-four albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, acted in twenty feature films and presented hundreds of television programmes.

The year 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of her music career as Toyah released her first ever single and album studio in 1979. This concert – with her full electric band– will be a celebratory retrospective including hit singles, album classics and fan favourites.

• Continue reading at the Theatre Royal Winchester.

Christmas TV: Fleetwood Mac – A Musical History

November 27th, 2018

bbc4aBBC Media Centre released details of the BBC’s Christmas 2018 TV schedule today - A bumper box of festive treats to enthrall and enchant audiences across the BBC this Christmas season.

Fleetwood Mac: A Musical History
Fellow musicians, journalists and fans celebrate Fleetwood Mac with a selection of their best loved songs.

Fleetwood Mac are the great survivors of British and American rock music. For more than fifty years they’ve overcome break-ups and breakdowns to become one of the most successful bands of all time. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide, with their 1977 smash Rumours accounting for nearly half of those sales.

They have endured, like all great bands, because of the complimentary talents of their members. From Peter Green to Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham, the band has contained some extraordinary songwriters. With brilliant musicians on all instruments, they have been able to turn the songs into commercial gold. Above all, the tough determination of the two men who gave the band their name has seen Fleetwood Mac through thick and thin.

Celebrity fans paying tribute to the band in this hit-filled hour include KT Tunstall, Travis frontman Fran Healy, Edith Bowman, Toyah Willcox, Alan McGee, Sian Pattenden and Emma Dabiri.

• Continue reading at BBC Media Centre.

Edinburgh Evening News: Toyah at Liquid Room, Edinburgh

November 26th, 2018

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From punk princess to cult stage and actress, Toyah Willcox has announced she will celebrate 40 years of music at the Liquid Room next year with her first headline concert in the Capital for more than 25 years.

Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, Toyah played her last full gig in the city in 1982 when she wowed The Playhouse, having previously built her Edinburgh fanbase with gigs in venues such as Tiffany’s and The Odeon in the late 70s and early 80s.

One of the UK’s most iconic household names and now also an award-winning rock legend and well loved stage/screen actress and composer, the concert will also celebrate another milestone in the singers’ life – Toyah turned 60 in May of this year.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News.

Toyah on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

November 26th, 2018

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Virgin Media One: Sunday 9th December: 6.40am
Brian McFadden presents the dining challenge. Will it remain a mystery that Toyah Willcox is the celebrity host when she throws a dinner party for four complete strangers?

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Toyah on TV: Most Shocking Christmas TV Moments

November 26th, 2018

Most Shocking Christmas TV Moments: 5Star: Sunday 2nd December: 11.30pm
A merry romp through the most inappropriate, outrageous and appallingly atrocious Christmas television turkeys of all time. These are the kind of disastrous, ill-conceived and downright cringe-inducing moments that it’s a wonder ever made it to air. Among contributors ready to dissect the disasters – many of which they were involved in themselves – are Eamonn Holmes, Toyah Willcox, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Anne Diamond, Steve Punt and Mike Read.

Official Toyah: Toyah Confirms 2019 Gig Schedule

November 25th, 2018

live2019iFollowing sparkling reviews and glowing audience feedback from her autumn tour, Toyah has confirmed she will play over thirty live dates in 2019.

The concerts include a 40th anniversary tour of Scotland plus headline solo electric gigs and intimate acoustic shows across the UK. There are also summer festival dates and an appearance with her full band at Belgium’s W-Fest.

Visit the Gigs page at toyahwillcox.com for venue details and links to buy tickets. Further gig dates will be announced and added to the Gigs page in 2019 so stay tuned.

ELECTRIC: 1 Feb: Stockton Arc | 2 Feb: Doncaster Dome | 3 Feb: Cheltenham Tithe Barn | 22 Feb: Leeds Brudnell Social Club | 25 Apr: Edinburgh Liquid Rooms |26 Apr: Dundee Church | 27 Apr: Inverness Ironworks | 28 Apr: Glasgow Ivory Blacks | 26 May: Winchester Theatre Royal | 22 Jun: Newcastle Upon Tyne 02 Academy

ACOUSTIC: 15 Feb: Frome Memorial Theatre | 16 Feb: Halifax Square Chapel Arts Centre (+ Quadrophenia screening/Q&A) | 15 Mar: Aldershot West End Centre | 23 Mar: Otley Courthouse | 29 Mar: Nottingham Ravenshead Village Hall | 5 Apr: Bridgwater McMillian Theatre | 6 Apr: Northampton Roadmender | 10 May: Godalming  St. John’s Church | 24 May: Hornchurch Fairkytes Arts Centre | 27 Jun: Chester Alexander’s Live | 28 Jun: Cardiff Acapela Studio

FESTIVALS / MULTI-ARTIST SHOWS: 8 Mar: Minehead Butlins Alternative Music Festival | 27 May: Darwen Live 2019 | 1 Jun : Let’s Rock Wales Tredegar Park | 2 Jun: Cheltenham Wychwood Festival | 14 Jun: Bali Back To The 80s | 13 Jul: Newark Rock & Bike Fest | 20 Jul: Stockport  Smash Hits On The Pitch RUFC | 26 Jul: Norfolk Holt Festival | 16 Aug: Belgium W-Fest | 21 Sep: Dudley Himley Hall Party In The Park II

• Continue reading, for further info, at toyahwillcox.com. See also Toyah Announces Scottish 40th Anniversary Tour. (Photo © Ian Davis)

Thunder In The Highlands: Tickets On Sale Now!

November 24th, 2018

Tickets for Toyah’s Thunder In The Highlands 40th Anniversary Scottish Tour are on sale now!

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Toyah Live: Thunder In The Highlands | Scotland Tour 2019

November 23rd, 2018

Toyah will be playing Scotland in April 2019. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday… See www.toyahwillcox.com for the gig dates & venues! #Edinburgh #Dundee #Inverness #Glasgow

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The SAS Band: Special Guest @ The Brook

November 23rd, 2018

A surprise guest is confirmed to appear at The SAS Band’s gig at The Brook in Southampton on Wednesday 28th November, featuring Justin Hawkins, Toyah, Patti Russo, Chris Thompson and Tony Vincent. Few tickets remaining… Click below to book.

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Official Toyah Shop: Tour Merch Available Online

November 23rd, 2018

Quantities of Toyah tour merchandise are now available online at the new official site Toyah Shop, including t-shirts, tote bag, and some very limited handmade by Toyah lyric artworks for Voodoo Doll and It’s A Mystery

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Pointless Celebrities: Sonique & Toyah

November 17th, 2018

The Pointless Celebrities website has updated the page for next weekend’s quiz show with a great photo of Toyah and, her quiz partner, Sonique. The programme airs next Saturday, 24th November, at 6pm on BBC1. Click below to visit the page at bbc.co.uk. (Photo © BBC)

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Toyah Live 2019: Official Gigs Updated

November 16th, 2018

Phew! Yet more gigs for 2019 have been added to the Official Gigs page at toyahwillcox.com. Click below to browse all of the dates and/or book tickets.

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Jeremy Vine: Watch Online at My5 + Screenshots

November 15th, 2018

This morning’s Jeremy Vine show is now available to watch on demand at My5. Toyah guested on the two-hour programme, which gave viewers the sublime (Sheep Farming in Barnet, Neon Womb) and the ridiculous (Brexit, Donald Trump). Click on the screenshots to watch the show. It’s likely to be UK only unfortunately. Click here for larger versions of the screenshots.

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