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Eastern Daily Press: Toyah Announced For Holt Festival 2019

March 11th, 2019

holtfest19aToyah and Georgie Fame among early highlights announced for Holt Festival 2019

Punk princess Toyah and music legend Georgie Fame are among the first highlights announced for the Holt Festival 2019. Now in its 11th year, it’s one of the East of England’s most anticipated events and attracts visitors from near and far.

Each July the festival, whose media partners are the Eastern Daily Press and North Norfolk News, sets the Georgian country town alight with performers, musicians, art exhibitions and literary events. The early announcements include two music stars with many weeks in the charts between them.

While Toyah is well known these days for her TV, film and theatre acting, it’s her music that takes centre-stage in Holt. This year is her 40th as a top music draw and she’s bringing her full electric band for a special show.

• Continue reading at the Eastern Daily Press. Visit the Holt Festival website.

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Live 2019: The Crimson Queen Tour 2019

March 9th, 2019

crimsonqueentour19aAs well as vinyl, double CD and digital releases for the album – Toyah will also take In The Court Of The Crimson Queen on the road this Autumn, with live tour dates in Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, Manchester, Nottingham, London and Bristol.

Tickets are on sale from Monday. The full itinerary is:

Friday 18th Oct: Birmingham, The Mill
Saturday 19th Oct: Southampton, The Brook
Sunday 20th Oct: Bristol, Fleece
Friday 25th Oct: Manchester, FAC251 The Academy
Sat 26th Oct: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Sun 27th Oct: London, O2 Academy
Fri 1st Nov: Brighton, The Haunt

• Further info and ticket links available at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah tweeted today: “Thank u 4 placing CRIMSON QUEEN in Amazon pre-order album charts. Come see it performed live this autumn xxx tickets on sale Mon”.

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Toyah Live 2019: Teenage Kicks Live!

March 6th, 2019

Toyah is playing Teenage Kicks Live! on Saturday 4th May at The 1865, Southampton. Also on the bill are Big Country, The Blockheads and Steve Power playing the very best alternative tunes. Click below for further info and ticket booking link.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 3rd, 2019

wlh80sfest19aToyah Live 2019: Just Announced: 80s Festival – Bodelwyddan Castle 28 June 2019 – Starring punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox, The Only Way Is 80s party band plus Decadez80s – paying homage to the 1980s – Further Info…

Official Charts: Record Store Day 2019: The full list of 545 exclusive music releases revealed: 545 limited edition products ranging from live LPs, boxsets, albums never-before-released-on-vinyl, movie soundtracks, remix EPs, and unreleased rarities will be available across 7″, 10″, 12″, picture disc, coloured vinyl and flexidisc (!) formats – Continue reading…

The Prince Charles Cinema: Selectrospective: As previously posted, Jubilee is playing at The Prince Charles Cinema, London in March – This is showing as part of a mini Derek Jarman Selectrospective – More info…

RSD19: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen has been mentioned in numerous online articles reporting on Record Store Day 2019 over the past few days.

Toyah Live 2019: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

February 25th, 2019

acoustic19aToyah has a number of Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates scheduled for the next four months, including a Sold Out show at Ravenshead Village Hall, Nottingham.

There are also dates, among others, at The McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater; The Roadmender, Northampton; Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch and Acapela Studio, Cardiff.

15th March: Aldershot West End Centre
23rd March: Otley Courthouse
29th March: Nottingham Ravenshead Village Hall
5th April: Bridgwater McMillian Theatre
6th April: Northampton Roadmender
10th May: Godalming  St. John’s Church
24th May: Hornchurch Fairkytes Arts Centre
27th June: Chester Alexander’s Live
28th June: Cardiff Acapela Studio

• Browse further info on all of the above Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates, and many more confirmed concerts and festival appearances, at The Offical Toyah Willcox Website.

Toyah Live 2019: Leeds Tonight, Preston Tomorrow

February 22nd, 2019

There are two gigs for Toyah this weekend: Tonight she plays a sold out concert at Brudnell Social Club, Leeds and tomorrow she plays 80’s Live at Preston Guild Hall, alongside Tight Fit, Brother Beyond, Hazell Dean, Owen Paul, and Black Lace’s Dene Michael! A night of 80’s pop hits! Tickets for that are available here or by clicking below. See Toyah’s tweet about her busy weekend.

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Leeds List: What’s On This Weekend in Leeds

February 19th, 2019

leedslist19aHere is everything that’s going on in Leeds this weekend.

There’s always something to do in Leeds, so if you find yourself at a loose end this weekend, or any brudnellsc19bother for that matter, just whack Leeds-List in your search bar and find our guide to what’s on. From the latest shows to club nights and one-off events, we’ve got it covered.

You can enjoy loads of live music in Leeds this weekend. For a 1920’s inspired boogie filled with jazz and blues, get down to HEART for the ever popular Headingley Social, which returns with Devil’s Jukebox. Over at Brudenell Social Club, multi-talented actress and singer Toyah Willcox treats the crowd to a night of new wave and punk rock as well as Fling and their psychedelic sounds.

• Continue reading at Leeds List. NB. This gig, taking place on Friday 22nd February at Brudnell Social Club, has Sold Out!

Quadrophenia Q&A/Toyah Acoustic @ Square Chapel

February 17th, 2019

Square Chapel Arts Centre last night tweeted: “We love Toyah. What an inspirational person” following their 40th Anniversary screening of Quadrophenia, Toyah’s post-film Q&A session and an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal performance at the Halifax venue. See more tweets and photos from yesterday’s events by clicking below. (Photos © Square Chapel Arts Centre)

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Halifax Courier: Toyah to Mark Quadrophenia’s 40th anniversary

February 16th, 2019

halifaxcourier18aToyah in Halifax to mark Quadrophenia’s 40th anniversary

Stage, screen and music star Toyah Willcox will be in Halifax on Saturday (February 16) for an exclusive 40th anniversary screening of the mod classic Quadrophenia. Toyah, who plays Monkey in the film version of The Who’s rock opera, will also take part in a Q&A at Square Chapel arts centre, talk about the movie and her career in music – and perform a live acoustic gig with her band.

The cult classic film also starred Sting, Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash and Ray Winstone at the start of their careers with the action set in Brighton during clashes between rival gangs of Mods and Rockers. The film will be shown at 6pm, followed by the live Q&A hosted by radio presenter Alex Cann. Following that will be Toyah’s live set at 9pm. This year also marks the 40th anniversary of her music career as she released her first single and album in 1979.

This acoustic concert will include hit singles, album classics and fan favourites.The Q&A has sold out but there are still a handful of tickets left for Toyah’s live set. Go to www.squarechapel.co.uk for more information and booking.

• Continue reading at the Halifax Courier.

Visit Scotland: Toyah at Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

February 14th, 2019

tith19cThe multi-coloured coiffured actress/songstress.

Punk icon Toyah Willcox has just as much attitude now as she did when she burst on to the music scene in the 1980s with the hit singles ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘I Wanna Be Free’, ‘IEYA’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’.She had previously appeared in the films Quadrophenia and Jubilee.

From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox 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 actress and music composer.

This is a unique chance to experience Toyah with a full live band performing a set of her hit singles and classic songs.

• Continue reading at Visit Scotland. Tickets for all four of Toyah’s Scottish concert tour dates, Thunder In The Highlands, are available here.

Leeds List: What’s On This Weekend in Yorkshire

February 11th, 2019

leedslist19aThere are loads of unmissable events in Yorkshire this weekend – Wondering what’s on in Yorkshire this weekend? We’ve rounded it up, all in one place…

There are plenty of things to get stuck into this weekend in Yorkshire. As legendary mod film Quadrophenia turns 40, Square Chapel in Halifax will not only screen the film but invite singer and actress Toyah Willcox to tell you about her experiences behind the scenes, with a live Q&A and music.

• Continue reading at Leeds List. (NB: Leeds List have the date for this as Friday 15th. The screening and Toyah’s gig take place on Saturday 16th!) Tickets for the gig are available here.

Live 2019: Quadrophenia/Q&A/Toyah Acoustic Gig

February 6th, 2019

halifaxcourier18aToyah’s Q&A at Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax has now Sold Out!

Some tickets for Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig, taking place after the film screening/Q&A on Saturday 16th February, are still available.

Quadrophenia plus a Q&A and live music with Toyah Willcox

Here’s a brilliant evening’s entertainment with not only an anniversary screening of iconic movie Quadrophenia, but a Q&A with one of its stars, the legendary Toyah Willcox and a live music set with her too. Toyah who went on to be a music, film and TV star and an author played the character Monkey in the 1979 Who album-inspired film which depicts the Mods and Rockers era of the late 1960s and which is celebrating its 40th year. The film will be screened before Toyah takes the stage to talk about the movie and her career at Square Chapel. The film stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a young 1960s London-based Mod who escapes from his dead-end job as a mailroom boy by dancing, partying, taking amphetamines, riding his scooter, and brawling with the motorcycle-riding Rockers. After he and his friends participate in a huge brawl with the Rockers by the seaside in Brighton, he is arrested and his life starts to spiral out of control. Toyah has had eight Top 40 singles and released over 20 albums, Her biggest hits were “It’s a Mystery”, “Thunder in the Mountains” and “I Want to Be Free”.  She has written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays and ten feature films.

• Further info, and ticket booking for Toyah’s acoustic gig, available here.

Toyah Live 2019: Rock & Bike Fest

February 6th, 2019

rockbike19bToyah plays the Rock & Bike Fest 2019 this Summer. She previously played the festival in 2010 as part of the Vampires Rock tour, and again the following year with her own live set and in 2012 she was a Guest Presenter.

2019 sees Toyah return to the Rock & Bike Fest, which takes place at Carnfield Hall in Derbyshire, to play another full band live set.

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• Click below – on our collage of past (and current 2019 flyer) R&BF promotion and photos – to visit the festival website for further info and/or to book tickets.

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Toyah Live 2019: First Gigs Of The Year!

February 1st, 2019

live2019dIt’s February! Toyah plays her first concert of the year tonight at The Arc, Stockton. It’s a busy weekend with a gig tomorrow night at the Doncaster Dome and another at Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve on Sunday.

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.

• Toyah’s gig at Doncaster Dome is included in Visit Doncaster’s Five Of The Best.  There’s also a small Toyah feature at Stockton Arts Centre‘ s website. See a new photo of Toyah and her band at Twitter.

Toyah Live 2019: 80’s Live at Preston Guild Hall

January 30th, 2019

80slive19aToyah, Owen Paul, Brother Beyond, Hazell Dean, Tight Fit and Black Lace are playing Preston Guild Hall next month (Saturday 23rd February). More info on/Book tickets for 80’s Live here.

Step back into the 80’s with 80’s Live!

Featuring Toyah, Tight Fit, Brother Beyond, Hazell Dean, Owen Paul, and Black Lace’s Dene Michael! A night of 80’s pop hits!

Toyah (It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free), Tight Fit (The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Fantasy Island), Brother Beyond ( The Harder I Try, He Ain’t No Competition), Hazell Dean (Searching, Who’s Leaving Who), Owen Paul (My Favourite Waste Of Time, Pleased to Meet You), Dene Michael’s Black Lace (Agadoo, Superman) – all live on stage!

Box Office: tickets@prestonguildhall.co.uk | Enquiries: info@prestonguildhall.co.uk

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

January 28th, 2019

monkey19aMatches Fashion: Raf Simons ‘Toyah’ graphic-print cotton T-shirt – It an be yours for £265! – Raf Simons’ pink T-shirt is inspired by Toyah Willcox’s character ‘Monkey’ in the film Quadrophenia. The cult item features a bold black graphic print across the front, a ribbed crew-neck loose-fit style. Tap into the label’s current punk aesthetic and style with an oversized leather jacket, maxi skirt and boots – See here…

Quadrophenia: See Monkey, Jimmy et al on the big screen at the Classic Cinema Club’s screening of Quadrophenia at Ealing Town Hall on 15th February – More info…

#ToyahLPCountdown: A great new Official Toyah 40th Music Anniversary feature on social media, with entries so far for Sheep Farming in Barnet, The Blue Meaning and Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!

Lovely’s Vintage Toyah Wardrobe: All Toyah pieces are now half price! The charity sale on behalf of Ms Toyah Willcox ends soon, so shop now!See here…

Toyah Live 2019: Toyah’s gig at Leeds Brudenell Social Club on Friday 22nd February has Sold Out!!

Pop Matters: Jubilee (1978) Retro Review – Derek Jarman’s Jubilee is cagier than its simplistic ‘resist the system’ message suggests – As long as the music’s loud enough, we won’t hear the world falling apart. — Borgia Ginz (Jack Birkett), Jubilee – Continue reading…

Exclusive Back to the 80’s Concert in Bali: Toyah is playing this concert, which takes place on the 10th day of the cruise to Bali, along with Marc Almond, Belinda Carlisle, T’Pau and Midge Ure. Tickets are already at Limited Availability – More info here…

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Inverness Gigs: Toyah For Inverness Gig

January 24th, 2019

invgigs19aToyah, 40th Anniversary Scottish Tour ‘Thunder in the Highlands’ Ironworks, Inverness.

Following “sparkling reviews and glowing audience feedback from her autumn tour” punk pop icon Toyah Willcox is set to take the Ironworks by storm as part of her 40th anniversary Scottish tour ‘Thunder in the Highlands’.

2019 marks 40 years in music for the Birmingham born beauty Toyah, as she invites fans old and new to join her in a retrospective celebratory performance of chart hits and fan favourites spanning 40 years of her career.

Toyah celebrated her 60th birthday last year with the release of her new digital EP ‘Four From Toyah: Birthday Edition’ featuring four new songs from the age defying artist including Telepathic Lover.

• Continue reading at Inverness Gigs.

Live 2019: Wychwood Festival 2019

December 20th, 2018

wychwood19aToyah – Main Stage, Sunday

Singer, TV presenter, actress, producer… is there any limit to what Toyah Willcox can do? She started out in Derek Jarman’s punk epic Jubilee in 1977 and also starred in Quadrophenia. Then she broke in to singing with her first album becoming a Top 40 hit, producing singles that captured the feeling of the eighties; It’s a Mystery and I want to be free. In 1982 she won the Best Female Singer at the Rock & Pop Awards. Over her 30 year career, Toyah has had 13 Top 40 singles and recorded 20 albums.

She’s taken artistic risks and shown her many talents as a singer songwriter and stage performer as well as writing books, making feature films and presenting a wide range of TV programmes. Currently there are more movies in the pipeline and of course live performances coming up for her many die-hard fans.

• Continue reading/Book tickets at the Wychwood Festival 2019 website.

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Official Toyah: Toyah Confirms 2019 Gig Schedule

December 19th, 2018

brentwood18aFollowing 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. Further gig dates will be announced and added to the GIGS page in 2019 so stay tuned.

• Continue reading at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah Live 2019: Gigs, Tours & Festivals

December 15th, 2018

Browse Toyah’s packed schedule of confirmed 2019 gigs, tours & festival dates by clicking below.

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Halifax Courier: Toyah – Film, Q&A and Live Music

December 14th, 2018

halifaxcourier18aQuadrophenia plus a Q&A and live music with Toyah Willcox

Here’s a brilliant evening’s entertainment with not only an anniversary screening of iconic movie Quadrophenia, but a Q&A with one of its stars, the legendary Toyah Willcox and a live music set with her too. Toyah who went on to be a music, film and TV star and an author played the character Monkey in the 1979 Who album-inspired film which depicts the Mods and Rockers era of the late 1960s and which is celebrating its 40th year. The film will be screened before Toyah takes the stage to talk about the movie and her career at Square Chapel. The film stars Phil Daniels as Jimmy, a young 1960s London-based Mod who escapes from his dead-end job as a mailroom boy by dancing, partying, taking amphetamines, riding his scooter, and brawling with the motorcycle-riding Rockers. After he and his friends participate in a huge brawl with the Rockers by the seaside in Brighton, he is arrested and his life starts to spiral out of control. Toyah has had eight Top 40 singles and released over 20 albums, Her biggest hits were “It’s a Mystery”, “Thunder in the Mountains” and “I Want to Be Free”.  She has written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays and ten feature films.

• Continue reading at the Halifax Courier.