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60th Birthday Autumn Tour: Countdown Final Week

October 20th, 2018

It’s the final week of the countdown to Toyah’s Autumn Anniversary Tour, with yet more great content - posted across the official social media – from Toyah’s career, as well as previews of the new merchandise which will be available at the gigs. The opening gig, at Ruby Lounge in Manchester is just six days away. See those below and more at Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - Buy tickets for the gigs here or by clicking on the images below.

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60th Birthday Autumn Tour: Countdown Continues

October 10th, 2018

The countdown to Toyah’s Autumn Anniversary Tour continues, with more great content - posted across the official social media – from Toyah’s incredible, and unrivalled, imagery archive/career. See those below and more at Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - Posts will continue through the month. Buy tickets for the gigs here or by clicking on the images below.

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Toyah Live 2019: 80′s Smash Hits On The Pitch

October 6th, 2018

smashhitsotp19aToyah is set to play the 80′s Smash Hits On The Pitch festival on Saturday 20th July 2019.

80′s Festival of epic proportion with:

Toyah – Martin Kemp – Odyssey – Hazell Dean – Tight Fit – Owen Paul – Kelly Wilde – Wiggy From Hitman and Her – Funky Town – Hassle – Hosted by Leroy Lurve.

Fairground – Gin Palace – Prosecco Lounge – Bars – Food from around the world.

VIP ticket includes fastrack entry, welcome food and drink, allocated bar and food outlet, access to vip viewing area, club house and balcony, vip toilets and aftershow with DJs in clubhouse.

SATURDAY 20TH JULY 2019
STOCKPORT RUFC – HEADLANDS RD – BRAMHALL
GATES OPEN NOON – 10PM AFTERSHOW PARTY

• Further info at Smash Hits Live. Book tickets at Skiddle. Early Bird tickets for the festival are on sale now.

60th Birthday Autumn Tour: Countdown Begins

October 4th, 2018

The countdown to Toyah’s four 60th Birthday/40th Year in Music Autumn Tour has begun. Official Toyah started October by sharing classic photos and rarities from Toyah’s incredible, and unrivalled, imagery archive on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook - and will continue to do so through the month. Buy tickets for the gigs here or by clicking on the images below.

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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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Quadrophenia: 40th Anniversary in 2019

September 13th, 2018

Quadrophenia 40th in 2019… lots of great things happening. (Photos @ Toyah Willcox)

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Nottinghamshire Pride: Be Proud Be Loud Be Heard!!!

July 28th, 2018

Toyah is playing Nottinghamshire Pride 2018 this afternoon. Here is a rundown of most of the day’s perfromers. Click here to visit the event’s Twitter and below for the official website. Yes, Be Proud Be Loud Be Heard!!! Don’t let the bigots, homophobes and liars win. Have a great Pride.

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LIPA: Toyah Awarded Companionship from Paul McCartney

July 27th, 2018

Toyah and Nile Rodgers, pictured at today’s Liverpool Instutute For Performing Arts ceremony, with Paul McCartney. Toyah and Nile received Companionships at the institutes annual graduation ceremony from The Beatles’ legend.

Others honoured as Companions were Broadway and West End sound designer John Leonard, former CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland Paul Burger, Ali Campbell – who’s a leading community arts practitioner and teacher, international lighting designer Felice Ross and dancer and choreographer Dean Lee. (Photo © Peter Byrne/PA)

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The Guide Liverpool: New LIPA Companions

July 26th, 2018

theguide18aNile Rodgers among new LIPA Companions

Award winning musical pioneer Nile Rodgers is to be made a Companion of The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) on Friday, 27 July 2018.

The award-winning composer, producer and guitarist will be one of seven luminaries of the arts and entertainment world to receive the accolade from LIPA’s co-founder Sir Paul McCartney at the Institute’s annual graduation ceremony. Nile, who co-founded the ground-breaking disco band Chic in 1976, is one of the industry’s most sought-after producers and collaborators and was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame last year.

Toyah Willcox – who’s maintained a successful career as both a musician and an actor for over 40 years – will also be made a Companion. LIPA awards Companionships for two reasons: outstanding achievement and practical contribution to students’ learning.

lipa18aNile Rodgers and Toyah Willcox will be joined by Broadway and West End sound designer John Leonard, former CEO of Sony Music UK and Ireland Paul Burger, Ali Campbell – who’s a leading community arts practitioner and teacher, international lighting designer Felice Ross and dancer and choreographer Dean Lee.

• Continue reading at The Guide Liverpool. See further press reports on this at the Liverpool Echo and msn.com.

Toyah Live 2018: Weyfest Music Festival

July 26th, 2018

weyfest18cToyah is playing Weyfest Music Festival 2018 next month, as one of the special guest vocalists with The SAS Band. The festival takes place from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th August in Tilford, Surrey. The SAS Band headline the closing night of the festival.

Weyfest is a premium boutique-style festival which has been held in Tilford, Surrey in August each year since 2007. At Weyfest you will experience fine foods, wines, ales, ciders and lagers, cocktails and champagne bars – all at reasonable prices.  There are plenty of posh clean toilets that are topped up with supplies all weekend, a beautiful camp site with wonderful hot showers and great sound quality from the 4 stages, all set in 10 acres of stunning woodland of the Rural Life Centre museum – home to 40,000 fascinating artefacts of country life. There’s plenty to entertain all ages, quite apart from the fabulous music!

A music festival without mud. Weyfest is more like a mini-holiday than a music festival. It is a stress-free weekend in the country, with over 30 hours of the finest music… Where people open gates for you, say “excuse me” and move aside to let you to the bar. Where the tantalising aromas of great food mix with the nostalgic smell of steam from the resident railway, conjuring up memories of a bygone industrial age.

• Further info/Book tickets at the Weyfest Music Festival 2018 website.

The Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts

July 24th, 2018

lipa18aToyah will be in attendance at The Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts, aka LIPA, this week, to receive an honour from possibly the most famous Liverpudlian on the planet… Paul McCartney

Toyah says in her latest blog: At the end of the month Paul McCartney is awarding me a Fellowship to LIPA in Liverpool. I need to write a short two minute speech to inspire the students….the challenge is how to condense such a message into two minutes!

Classic Toyah: Raf Simons Spring 2019 Collection

July 13th, 2018

Classic Toyah has made it on to the catwalk via Raf Simons Spring 2019 collection. See Toyah’s tweet by clicking below. (Photos © Raf Simons)

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Worcester Stands Tall: Toyah’s Giraffe

July 13th, 2018

At last TOUCH THE WISHING STAR for Worcester Stands Tall is installed on Worcester High Street and it looks fab. Make your wish! xxxToyah at Twitter. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyah Live 2018: Women Power in Finland

June 27th, 2018

womenpower18aA Toyah first! She’s playing live in Finland for the very first time. Women Power features Toyah, Liz Mitchell of Boney M, Suzi Quatro and Finnish singing legend Muska Babitzin.

The closest Toyah ever previously got to playing a gig in Finland was on the Good Morning Universe European Tour tour when the band played Stockholm on 1st December 1981.

There are two Women Power concert dates in Finland but Toyah is playing in Helsinki only on 28th September. The others also play Oulu – in North West Finland – the next day.

The venues are big in both towns, the Helsinki one Jäähalli (literally Ice Hall) is a massive ice hockey arena which is used for the big name concerts.

Toyah Willcox has been called The Princess Of Punk for good reasons. In her 40 year career she has released 13 Top 40 singles, recorded 24 albums, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays, acted in over 20 feature films and been in hundreds of TV programmes. Toyah’s hit singles are It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Brave New World. During this year she celebrates her 60th birthday as well as 40 years in the show business.

• Further info here. (Many thanks to Keijo Seppänen and Min Kay for the info)

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Toyah Live 2018: Celebrating 40 Years Of Music

June 24th, 2018

Toyah is celebrating her 40th year in music and her 60th Birthday later in the year with four special gigs, one of which takes place at The Fleece in Bristol on 1st November. Click on their promo image below for full details of all four gigs at Toyah’s Official Gigs page.

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