Archive for the ‘Ieya’ Category

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.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

October 23rd, 2013

East Of The M60: Less Remembered 1980s Children’s Programmes #1: Hold Tight: This new article on Hold Tight confirms the dates the editions Toyah guested on aired on ITV – 20 September, 1982: Toyah, Ieya; 13 September, 1983: Big Country, Chance/Toyah, Rebel Run – Visit the site here…

Roy Wood Official: T.V. Shows: Roy recently co hosted a Christmas TV programme called A Very Vintage Christmas, together with Toyah Willcox. They introduced clips from popular Christmas videos – Visit Roy’s site here…

Steven Wilson: According to ‘Classic Rock Magazine’ Toyah and Robert attended Steven Wilson’s gig at the Royal Albert Hall, London on Sunday night. Visit his Official Website…

ACM Plymouth: Toyah, in her role as a Keynote Speaker, appeared in Plymouth last Thursday at a WI event.

RFTK Promotions: Toyah This Friday: A post on Toyah in the run up to the first LITL & More gig in Newcastle last week – View here…

Smash Hits: All-Star Request Issue

January 6th, 2013

The All-Star Request issue (January 6 – 19 1983) of Smash Hits magazine was published 30 years ago today. This included ‘Ieya’ by Toyah and many other songword favourites. The complete issue has just been uploaded to the Smash Hits Archive.

Ieya @ 32 & 30!: Are Lasers Interfering?

September 12th, 2012

Possibly Toyah’s most iconic song? ‘Ieya’ was, of course, originally released as a single on Safari Records in 1980 and included on the album ‘The Blue Meaning’. It was also re-recorded and released again, as ‘Ieya ’82′, in the Summer of 1982, with Toyah performing it on various TV shows, including Hold Tight and the 6.55 Special. The single even charted. Here’s to the 30th (and 32nd!) anniversary of an absolute classic… Ieeeeeeeeeeyyaaaaaaaaaaaaa!