Tim Rose, longtime guitarist with Toyah’s live band, plays a gig in London this coming weekend, playing music from his recently released Outlook album..
Guitarist/composer Tim Rose has twenty years experience on the freelance/session scene. He has toured the country and the world with a diverse range of artists including Toyah Willcox, Carol Decker, Brendan Cole, has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra and graced the orchestra pit of some 15 West End shows. At this launch gig, Tim celebrates the release of his first solo album, ‘Outlook’ on Pathway Records. The material on ‘Outlook’ reflects many of Tim’s influences, particularly early fusion, jazz/funk, R and B and European ‘ECM’ jazz styles. Brecker Brothers style horns take much of the lead with powerful solos coming from top class frontline.
Toyah has paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas Day – “My deepest condolences to all George Michael’s loved ones, friends & fans. This has come as a complete shock. He was a mighty talent“. I always thought Wham! were a great pop band. A perfect five-year career, with lots of happy memories and music. Rest in Peace, George Michael.
Sad news, Status Quo founder Rick Parfitt died today. The Guardian have published a tribute – Rick Parfitt – A Life in Pictures: Rick Parfitt appearing on Tiswas with Rick Wakeman and Toyah Willcox. (Photograph: ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)
Toyah expressed her disbelief at the news of Prince’s death on Thursday. Toyah and Robert Fripp were just as shocked by the sudden passing of the music legend as the rest of us. I love a lot Prince’s work, though admittedly mostly his 80s stuff – Around The World In A Day and Sign O’ The Times are two of my favourite albums. Such a huge talent.
Meet Toyah the Rabbit, at The Rabbit Residence Rescue: “One of our newest little ladies, named after the fabulous @toyahofficial ❤️ our #Toyah is a bit shy at the moment“. This organisation does such a great job - Dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating over 150 rabbits, each with their own story to tell – Gorgeous Neroli passed away last month :(
Longtime Toyah fan Asher Meekins has penned his debut novel, Pascal, a dark gothic horror story.
The author of 2014′s Asher’s Angel has self published Pascal and the book is available now at Amazon in print paperback or for Kindle. The cover art is by Mark Satchwill, another longtime Toyah fan. Click below for further info or to buy the book.
The actor Roger Rees, who starred with Toyah, Sir Laurence Olivier and Greta Scacchi in The Ebony Tower in 1983, has died aged 71.
BBC News: Welsh actor Roger Rees, star of Cheers and The West Wing, has died aged 71
Mr Rees, who was born in Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, won Tony and Olivier awards in 1982 for his title role in the The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. He played millionaire Robin Colcord in 1980s comedy Cheers and Lord John Marbury in US political drama The West Wing from 2000 to 2005. Mr Rees had lived in America for 25 years and died after a short illness.
Toyah has paid tribute to two legendary veterans of British theatre, television and film: Sir Christopher Lee and Ron Moody both died yesterday, at the respective ages of 93 and 91. Toyah worked with Christopher on The Disputation and Ron in Peter Pan. Click below to read Toyah’s tributes at Twitter.