Neil Tennant’s Smash Hits Christmas aired on ‘BBC Radio 2′ in December 2012. An interesting look back at the golden years of the magazine, including contributions from Toyah, talking about ‘Smash Hits’ in general as well as her iconic Brave New World cover from 1982. The programme isn’t currently available at BBC iPlayer and isn’t being repeated any time soon. Click below to listen to a recording of the programme at You Tube.
Keith at Smile – A Look at the Iconic Fashion & Hairstyles of the 70s & 80s
Keith Wainwright is a celebrity hairdresser known for creating era-defining hairstyles for musicians, artists, fashion designers, actors and other celebrities throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and onwards. These include David Bowie, Elton John, Toyah Willcox, Blondie, Paul McCartney, Roxy Music, Madness, Vivienne Westwood and more. In 2011 he was awarded an MBE for his irrefutable ‘distinctive and significant contribution to the success of British music, fashion and design’.
In this video, presenter Jessye Bloomfield looks at his influential life and career with interviews from Toyah Willcox, Duggie Fields, Michael Costiff and Keith himself.
Clips previewing the rock musical Crime & Punishment, currently playing at The Scoop Theatre in London: I Want To Be Free, Angel & Me (with new additional lyrics), Love Crazy, It’s A Mystery, Come, We Are, and the new Willcox/Darlow song Who Let The Beast Out. See our C&P news for links to reviews and other info on the production.
The cast are: Alec Porter, Rachel Delooze, Zac Hamilton, Angela Laverick, Reuven Gershon, Jasmeen James, Steve Graney, Aran MacRae, Lizzie Frain, Phil Willmott.
Toyah performing Angel & Me live at Islington Academy, London on 9th September 2016. Also listen to/watch: Obsolete, I Want To Be Free, Race Through Space, Ieya, Neon Womb, It’s A Mystery. (Thanks to KrisLW for his fantastic footage)
Toyah guested on ITV’s Lorraine this morning. The full interview has been uploaded to the programme’s Official You Tube channel. View it here.
Toyah Willcox is in the studio talking about teaming up with some of her favourite music stars for The 80′s Invasion tour, and why she thinks 80s music will never die!
There’s also a, very short, Toyah post/feature at the Lorraine section on the ITV website: Toyah Willcox is going back to the eighties!: Toyah Willcox joins Lorraine to tell her all about taking part in The 80′s Invasion Tour alongside some of our favourite eighties music stars.
And finally, a great photo of Toyah, Olly Murs and Lorraine was also posted earlier today at the ITV/Lorraine Instagram. (Photo © ITV)
Iconic singer and actress Toyah Willcox is interviewed by Lynnette Peck about why she is selling her 80s wardrobe and why she chose Lovely’s Vintage Emporium to sell it through.
An Interview with Toyah at Rewind Festival South 2016.
Toyah features on guest vocals on the new track Drinking from the Gun by Dodson and Fogg. Singing alongside Dodson and Fogg’s Chris Wade, the track was co-written by Toyah and appears on the new album White House On The Hill.
The album White House On the Hill is now available to buy digitally now on bandcamp and a CD can also be pre-ordered online. An abstract video accompanies the track and can be viewed below. Dodson And Fogg is Chris Wade’s acclaimed folk rock music project, with Celia Humphris of Trees and other guest musicians. The folk rock/acoustic singer-songwriter’s material umbrellas acid folk and psychedelia thrown in for good measure.
Toyah and The SAS Band perform a great version of David Bowie’s Suffragette City on Saturday at Wickham Festival. The first time Toyah has sang a Bowie song onstage! (Thanks to Colin Noller)
This year is the 30th anniversary of the release of the Toyah & Fripp spoken word album collaboration The Lady Or The Tiger. Featuring two stories by Frank R Stockton, read by Toyah, accompanied by Robert Fripp’s guitar soundscapes (some call it “Frippertronics”). Watch Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists on VH-1′s New Visions from 1988, with a mention for The Lady Or The Tiger included, by clicking below.
Toyah’s ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ Top of The Pops studio appearance, which re-aired on BBC Four last week. (Thanks to MadFranko008)
There are a series of monologues of work written by Carl Chetty at You Tube. One Bad Apple, performed by Toyah has recently been uploaded. Twist-in-the-tale. This is the first time Coral Farley has told anyone that she is a victim of domestic violence.
Toyah fan Dan has compiled and uploaded a great video tribute to “Mayhem” at You Tube. The Battersea warehouse is no more, having been demolished late last year.
A rare interview with Toyah, from Norwegian TV in 1981, has recently been uploaded to You Tube by Retro-Pop Norwegian Video Clips – Click on the screen caps to watch.