Archive for the ‘Other News’ Category

Spirit Radio: The Dogs Desperate To Find Homes in West Sussex

October 6th, 2019

Okay this news post is about a different Toyah. Help give one of these amazing dogs a home…

The RSPCA has issued an urgent appeal to help the dogs desperate for forever homes in West Sussex. The charity rehomed 95 dogs in the county last year, but many pets are still in need of an owner. They include the German Shepherd brought in because her owner was unable to care for her.

Meet the dogs desperate for forever homes in West Sussex:

Toyah: “Toyah is an energetic, intelligent German Shepherd. She was brought into the branch after her previous owner was unable to care for her.

“Toyah is affectionate, comical, playful and intelligent. She would make a fantastic dog for German Shepherd enthusiasts. Toyah has struggled a little with being in kennels, and can be unsure of meeting new people. But she loves toys and these can be used to build a bond with her. Once she knows you Toyah has so much love to give and really enjoys cuddles and a groom. Adopters will need to be prepared to spend time working with the centre when getting to know her before taking her home.

“An ideal home would be a calm and quiet adult-only household in a semi-rural location, with German Shepherd enthusiasts that have a keen interest in dog training.”

• Continue reading at Spirit Radio.

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Tim Rose: Live in London / Outlook

February 1st, 2017

timrose17aTim 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.

• Further info on the gig at evensi. Visit Tim Rose Official. More details on Outlook at Amazon.

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Toyah Pays Tribute to George Michael

December 29th, 2016

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.

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Rick Parfitt, 1948 – 2016

December 24th, 2016

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)


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Greg Lake, 1947 – 2016

December 8th, 2016

Such sad news – Greg Lake, legendary bass guitarist and writer of the greatest Christmas song, I Believe in Father Christmas, died yesterday. Read The Guardian’s tribute to Greg here.

Goodbye WillyFred

June 23rd, 2016

Wonderful WillyFred passed away yesterday :(


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Rest in Peace, Prince

April 23rd, 2016

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.


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Toyah @ Twitter

March 17th, 2016

twitter12bToyah’s sister has just returned home after sailing the Atlantic.

Visit Toyah’s Twitter to see a photo of this brave and adventurous lady.

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The Rabbit Residence Rescue: Meet Toyah the Rabbit

March 4th, 2016

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 :(


Pascal: By Asher Meekins

February 12th, 2016

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.


David Bowie: 1947 – 2016

January 11th, 2016

Read Toyah’s tribute to the incredible David Bowie, who died peacefully yesterday, aged 69.


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Ultimate Classic Rock: In The Court Of The Crimson King

October 11th, 2015

Today Toyah retweeted Ultimate Classic Rock’s tweet about the 46th anniversary of the release of In The Court Of The Crimson King. Read an article on the album at Ultimate Classic Rock.


Toyah Pays Tribute To Cilla Black

August 2nd, 2015

Toyah has paid tribute to showbiz legend Cilla Black who died today: “Dearest Cilla, You taught me so much. Be strong, be kind, be proud and shine! shine! shine! with love + respect toyah“.


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BBC News: Welsh Actor Roger Rees Has Died Aged 71

July 11th, 2015

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.

• Continue reading at BBC News.


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Happy 60th Birthday Jordan

June 23rd, 2015

Wishing a very Happy 60th Birthday to, punk icon and Jubilee legend, Jordan – aka Pamela Rooke.


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Sir Christopher Lee & Ron Moody: RIP

June 12th, 2015

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.


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Goodbye Mayhem

June 2nd, 2015

Sad to hear the news that “Mayhem”, Toyah’s legendary warehouse in Battersea will soon be demolished – Read the plans for regeneration of the area here. (Thanks to Dan Greensmith for the info and for these photos)


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Mirror: The Day I Met Steve Strange

February 14th, 2015

A slightly strange, but interesting, article about Steve Strange: The day I met Steve Strange – after he invited me to his birthday party, has been published by the Mirror. The article includes a selection of photos of Steve, including this one of Toyah and Steve at the British Rock & Pop Awards in 1982. (NB. The post title isn’t a quote by Toyah, they just include a photo of her!)


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Steve Strange (1959 – 2015): Rest in Peace

February 13th, 2015

Toyah has paid a touching tribute to New Romantic/BLITZ club pioneer Steve Strange who died yesterday aged 55. “My darling steve strange…….never fade to grey. Just shine bright in the heavens xxx”. Below is a photo of Steve and Toyah taken last Summer. (Photo Credit: V&A)


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Happy 2015 to Phil Spalding & Nigel Glockler

January 13th, 2015

A big Thank You to, former Toyah band member Phil Spalding, for sending this festive photo to Dreamscape over Christmas, along with the message: “Happy Christmas and New Year to all Toyah followers and fans !!! PSxXxx” – All the best Phil, hope you had a great Christmas.


Also great to hear that another former band member, Nigel Glockler, is recuperating well after his recent health scare. Best Wishes to Nigel and Gina for 2015.

Toyah Pays Tribute To Billie Whitelaw

December 22nd, 2014

Toyah tweeted a tribute to Billie Whitelaw this morning: “R.I.P & GOD BLESS BILLIE WHITELAW! thank you Billie for being a role model and an inspiration.“. BBC News and the Coventry Telegraph have included Toyah’s message in their news reports on Billie’s death.

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