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Live 2019: Quadrophenia + Q&A + Toyah Acoustic @ SCAC

December 4th, 2018

scac18aSaturday 16th February 2019 will be a busy day for Toyah – She plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax and participates in a Q&A after a 40th Anniversary screening of Quadrophenia prior to her concert, at the same venue.

Square Chapel Arts Centre presents
Quadrophenia + Q&A with Toyah Willcox
Sat 16 Feb, 6:00pm at Red Brick

Join us for an exclusive 40th anniversary screening of the mod classic Quadrophenia. Loosely based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera of the same name, the film has become a cult classic and we are delighted to be joined by one of the stars of the film. Toyah Willcox, who plays Monkey will be here to talk about the film and her career. Toyah Willcox is an icon of stage and screen and will also perform a live acoustic gig with her band to celebrate 40 years of her music career!

To book for the Film Q&A AND the live gig please book a ticket for this event and also for the live gig here. Booking both events saves you 40% with the whole evening just £22.50.

Toyah Willcox Acoustic Gig | Sat 16 Feb, 9:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium

After our exclusive 40th anniversary screening of the mod classic Quadrophenia we are delighted to be hosting a gig by one of the stars of the film, Toyah Willcox. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of her music career as Toyah released her first ever single and studio album in 1979. This acoustic concert includes hit singles, album classics and fan favourites.

• See further info on both events and book tickets at squarechapel.co.uk.

Dreamscape Advent Calendar 2018: Day 4

December 4th, 2018

christmas2018dChristmas 2016, Toyah attended a ceremony to be inducted into the Birmingham Walk Of Stars.

Toyah said: I am thrilled to be receiving a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars. Having spent my childhood and teenage years in this great city, I developed my love of music and theatre here, thanks to all the great music venues and theatres available within the one city.

• See news on Toyah attending the Birmingham Walk Of Stars event here and here. (Photo © Birmingham Mail)

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Halloween: Resurrecting Toyah’s Creepy Room

October 31st, 2018

It’s Halloween! Six years ago today Toyah’s Creepy Room played the Birmingham Ballroom – part of The Changeling Resurrection II Tour – and Dreamscape counted down to the gig with some suitably spooky images, incorporating the official promo… Click on those images below for further Halloween updates from previous years.

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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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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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Toyah at The V&A Summer Party 2018

June 21st, 2018

Toyah was a guest at yesterday’s V&A Summer Party. The annual party took place last night at the famous museum itself in South West London. Here’s a couple of press reports featuring photos of Toyah. The Telegraph reported: Singer Toyah Willcox opted for a summer floral midi dress, which she paired with a cobalt clutch.

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Toyah Live 2018: Let’s Rock Leeds/Devizes Arts Festival

June 17th, 2018

Two great photos of Toyah onstage at Let’s Rock Leeds yesterday afternoon (below right) and at Devizes Arts Festival (left) last night. (Photos © Devizes Arts Festival / Let’s Rock Leeds Official)

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Toyah Live 2018: Wychwood Festival/Acoustic @ Acapela TODAY!

June 2nd, 2018

wychwood18aSuch a busy week for Toyah – On Sunday she played Mello Festival, then jetted off to Gran Canaria for a Live PA at Maspalomas Pride on Thursday, then returned to the UK to play at Irlam Festival last night!

Today Toyah has TWO gigs – Playing the Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse this afternoon, and an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at Acapela in Cardiff tonight.

Toyah is appearing on the Main Stage at Wychwood, on this second day of the festival, for a live PA.

Wychwood Festival returns to Cheltenham racecourse for its 14th annual year from the 1st to the 3rd of June, 2018.

The UK’s favourite family festival takes place within the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, with over 100 acts performing across four stages, plus music, dance and arts workshops, a circus school and a programme of talks, debates and comedy for all ages.

wychwood18bWith optional idyllic camping and something to satisfy all appetites, there’s no wonder Wychwood has been nominated as ‘Best Family Festival’ each year at the UK Festival awards.

From punk princess to cult stage actress to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted 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.

2018 sees a major year of celebration for Toyah as she celebrates her 60th birthday and 40th anniversary of her music career. Her 1987 album Desire (featuring guest playing from Robert Fripp and Ronnie Wood) will be issued as a new limited edition translucent red vinyl LP on 21 April for Record Store Day 2018.

• Continue reading at the Wychwood Festival website. Stay updated on the festival this weekend at Twitter.

Happy 60th Birthday to Toyah

May 18th, 2018

Many Happy Returns to Toyah, who is celebrating turning 60 today. Wishing Toyah a fun filled day and a wonderful future decade. #Toyah60

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