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Super Deluxe Edition: Various Artists / Eighties Alternative

May 23rd, 2018

eightiesalt18bExclusively on vinyl next month comes eighties alternative. This offers 30 ‘alternative’ eighties songs from a variety of artists including Scritti Politti, Pixies, Propaganda, Bauhaus and John Foxx.

As is often the case with these kind of compilations the definition of ‘alternative’ is rather broad, so as well as the artists above, tracks from Howard Jones, Bronski Beat and Dead Or Alive also feature.

No CD release for this 2LP set, which is clearly designed to appeal to those who have re-embraced vinyl, and it’s pretty good value at under £17 in the UK. eighties alternative is released on 1 June 2018 on Demon Records.

• Continue reading at Super Deluxe Edition. More info on this here. (NB: I Want To Be Free by Toyah is included on LP2 of this double vinyl album).

Live 2018: Toyah Willcox Returns to Acapela Cardiff

May 19th, 2018

acstudio18aToyah – Acoustic Up Close and Personal
SELLING FAST

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage/screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee, Quadrophenia) Toyah comes to Acapela in June with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show.

A talented duo of guitarists, Chris Wong and Colin Hinds, accompany Toyah on meticulous and melodic acoustic versions of the hits It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Good Morning Universe through to Sensational.

Joining the above on this occasion is bass player Mike Nichols.

• Continue reading/Book tickets at acapela.co.uk.

Manchester Evening News: Ooh Gary Davies

May 19th, 2018

Great retro shot of Toyah and Gary Davies (from 1987) included in yesterday’s Manchester Evening News feature on the DJ returning to BBC Radio… Gary Davies pictured in the 1980s with music icon Toyah Willcox. (Photo © Peter Stone/DailyMirror)

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Express: Toyah Willcox Turns 60

May 18th, 2018

express13aToyah Willcox turns 60: Singer looks unrecognisable in series of racy unearthed snaps

Toyah Willcox is celebrating her 60th birthday today and throwback pictures of the singer show her looking a world away from her present appearance.

Across the multi-talented star’s 40-year career, she has scored 12 charting singles, recorded 24 albums, appeared in 40 stage plays, 20 films and has written two books. In one unearthed snap, the singer was captured mid-performing in 1997 play Cabaret, one of her most memorable stage appearances.

• Continue reading at the Express for some great photos and utterly ridiculous “journalism”.

Culture Fix: Music: Toyah Returns With New EP

May 17th, 2018

culturefix18aMusic: Toyah Returns With New EP ‘Four from Toyah’

Legendary British pop-rocker Toyah Willcox releases brand new EP, Four from Toyah (Birthday Edition) on May 18th. This marks Toyah’s long-awaited return to solo recording – with her last recordings being 2008′s In the Court of the Crimson Queen LP and 2011′s 21st Century Supersister .

The EP includes four new and previously unreleased songs written by Toyah and Simon Darlow. These include…

1. Telepathic Lover 2. Who Let The Beast Out 3. Fire Escape 4. Our Hearts Still Beat

Of course, true to fashion, Toyah will also delight fans with typically stunning artwork which you can see below.

• Continue reading at Culture Fix.

Get Surrey: The Toyah Band at Bonaparte Records 1980

May 10th, 2018

getsurrey18aToyah Willcox and her band stop by Guildford’s Bonaparte Records shop

Take a trip back to the 1980s, when record shops were 10 a penny, and post-punk visited Guildford

Post-punk singer and actress Toyah Willcox and her band members paid a visit to the Bonaparte Records shop in Phoenix Court, Guildford, prior to playing a gig at the Civic Hall later that night, on May 29 1980.

Toyah, who was only 22 at the time, was signing copies of the band’s new single Ieya, from the album The Blue Meaning.

The shop was crowded with fans of post-punk, who who were pushing towards the counter, where Toyah and her band were signing albums and singles. Later, the band posed for photos outside, before heading off to sound check at the Civic Hall, where they were to play that night.

• Continue reading at Get Surrey.

Toyah Newsy Bits: Kaleidoscope Man/Heckle

May 10th, 2018

kman16aKaleidoscope Man: Toyah was in the dubbing studio for K-Man last week – See her tweet…

Kaleidoscope Man: Browse our K-Man news archive here…

The Comet: Cameras roll in Stevenage restaurant for feature-length film: Voodoo Productions, based in Luton, have been filming feature-length psychological thriller Heckle at Misya in Stevenage High Street. The film, about a stand-up comedian who gets heckled during a performance and goes mad, stars Hollywood legend Clark Gable’s grandson, also named Clark Gable, Danny Dyer’s daughter – called Dani Dyer – Nicholas Vince of Hellraiser, and singer and actress Toyah Willcox – Continue reading at The Comet…

Heckle: Toyah has a role in another new film, HeckleSee her tweet…

Toyah 60: Scotland On Sunday – Q & A with Toyah Willcox

May 10th, 2018

There’s just over a week until Toyah’s 60th Birthday – Dreamscape is counting up to the day with some retro content – Here’s a great Q&A with Toyah from Scotland On Sunday, June 2007. Click below to zoom and read.

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Express & Star: Toyah Willcox To Play Wolverhampton

April 25th, 2018

exandstar16aThe Birmingham singer and actress will play The Slade Rooms on a tour celebrating her 40 years in music.

Toyah, from Kings Heath, is best known for songs such as It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Ieya. She will play the city centre venue on November 2.

• Continue reading at the Express & Star. More info on all four “Birthday” concerts here.

BBC Media Centre: Beautiful Britain

April 24th, 2018

bbcbb18aOver the sound of ripping wax-strips, nail drills, clippers and trimmers, Toyah Willcox invites us to eavesdrop on usually private conversations taking place in hair and beauty salons across the UK.

We drop in on appointments at Totally Polished in Blackpool, The Topiary Salon in Basingstoke, Smith Hair Studio in Edmonton and Not Another Salon in London’s East End.

From holidays and bingo wins, to hospital appointments and bereavements – customers relish the opportunity to swap stories, gossip and enjoy an hour’s escape from the stresses of daily life. Beauticians and hairdressers are trusted confidantes, privy to shocking secrets, but they also provide an independent ear and a comforting shoulder to cry on.

For Toyah’s friend and hairdresser to the stars, Keith Wainwright MBE, a trip to the salon is also an important source of physical and social contact in an increasingly online world.

According to industry reports, women and men of all ages and means are spending increasing amounts of time, and money, at hair and beauty salons in the UK. British consumers spent an estimated 1.89 billion pounds on salon services in the last quarter of 2017. We find out why. A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4

• Continue reading at BBC Media Centre.

Daily Mail: The Hottest Festivals of Summer

April 22nd, 2018

live18eRita Ora will be sending temperatures soaring in Henley, Lionel Richie promises a mean time in Greenwich while Chris Evans revs up the crowds at Carfest. It’s Event’s guide to the HOTTEST festivals of summer – Rock & Pop

Audley End House and Gardens

The Heritage Live series at the Jacobean mansion in Essex hosts Jess Glynne, Toyah Willcox, 2Cellos, Ella Eyre, X Factor winner Louisa and more over three days.

Let the music wash over you as you take in the house’s handsome Capability Brown-designed gardens.

Day tickets from £39. Saffron Walden, Essex, Jul 13-15, ticketline.co.uk/heritage-live-concerts

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail. Browse our other Toyah at Here and Now Audley End 2018 news. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 18th, 2018

rockrec18aRock The Rec: Toyah Willcox headlines, on Saturday 21st July, with her full live electric band. You can expect to hear hit singles: Good Morning Universe, It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free, Thunder In The Mountains, Brave New World and Rebel Run – Continue reading…

Derby City Council: Derby Film Festival 2018 – special guests, film previews and events in QUAD: Toyah Willcox will be in Conversation in QUAD on Saturday 5th May at 5:00pm. Both Jubilee (15) and The Tempest (15) will be screened as part of the festival on 8th & 9th and 9th & 10th May respectively – Continue reading…

Lively and Late: Toyah appearing at Thoresby Hall Hotel on Saturday 20 October 2018: 80s Festival with the fabulous Toyah, plus And Finally… Phil Collins, Jayne Middleton as Annie Lennox, Jasun Watkins is The Voice of Boy George and more, with a DJ both evenings – Continue reading…

Bristol 247: Queer icon David Hoyle discusses Blackpool, BHS and binaries: In those formative years, Hoyle says he was influenced by contemporary performers like Siouxsie Sioux, Toyah, and David Bowie as well as classic stars like Bette Davis and Liza Minelli. He rose to notoriety in London in the ‘80s but since then, what changes has Hoyle noticed? – Continue reading…

Visit Derby: DFF/Paracinema: Toyah Willcox In Conversation: It is hard to imagine a more perfect guest for the eclectic nature of Paracinema than Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Belper News: Festival Features Feast for Film Fans

April 17th, 2018

belpernews16aDerby Film Festival returns from May 4-13 with a host of special guests, film previews and events, as well as over 50 feature films.

Guests include actress and singer Toyah Willcox, Sir John Hurt’s widow Anwen Hurt who will introduce a preview screening of That Good Night, Hurt’s final leading role and Mandie Fletcher, who will discuss her career in film and television, directing classics of British television, from Butterflies, to Blackadder, Only Fools And Horses, Desmond’s, Absolutely Fabulous and Miranda, and the big screen, with Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie in 2016.

• Continue reading at Belper News. Browse more Toyah at Derby Film Festival news.

Gazette & Herald: Devizes Arts Festival 2018

April 17th, 2018

gazher16aTickets about to go on sale for Devizes Arts Festival

Tickets for this year’s Devizes Arts Festival go on sale on Monday (23) and chairman Margaret Bryant promise of something to suit everyone is likely to be kept.

The festival which runs from May 31 to June 17 is a unique mix of the sublime to the ridiculous with plenty in between.

The following couple of weeks will keep up the variety but many will be looking forward to welcoming Toyah to the Corn Exchange on the final Saturday (June 16) when the former punk princess will perform in the Corn Exchange from 8pm. In keeping with her punk roots this will be a standing only performance so people can sing and dance along to hits such as Good Morning Universe, Thunder In The Mountains and It’s A Mystery.

Tickets can be booked at devizesartsfestival.org.uk or at Devizes Books.

• Continue reading at the Gazette & Herald. (Photo © Nicola Salt/Gazette & Herald)

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The Argus: Nostalgia – Toyah in Brighton

April 13th, 2018

brighton82aThere’s a great photo of Toyah included in The Argus’ “Nostalgia” feature by The Timeout Team, published yesterday by the East Sussex newspaper.

Nostalgia: Multi-million record selling music icons in concert

Some of the world’s biggest music stars have graced the stage in Sussex over the years.

Other stars featured in today’s Timeout include Toyah Willcox, who is pictured playing a gig in the city in 1991.

• Continue reading at The Argus. NB: The photo included in the feature is Toyah onstage in 1982 on The Changeling Tour.