|Smash Hits : 18th March
Pictures - And there was a partying and a popping
of flashbulbs down at the Daily Mirror/Radio
One/Nationwide Rock And Pop Awards (as seen on
TV). The place was sardined with celebs; the
famous, the talented, the beautiful, Dave Lee
Travis...Fizzy drinks flowed, cheese dip went
down by the tubload, and Engraved Discs were
pressed into many a deserving palm. Best Album -
"Dare", Best Single -
"Vienna", Most Oustanding Musical
Personality - Adam, Best Female Vocalist - Toyah,
Best Male Vocalist - Shakin' Stevens, and they
kept on coming. Our cameras, meanwhile, took a
penetrating peek at some of the familiar faces...
reads: Haze treats Kim and Toyah to an extract
from her latest single. Obviously a crowd
The Sun : 1990
pop star and actress Toyah Willcox is to play a
lady in red this Christmas. Toyah, 32, is to star
as scheming aristocrat Miss Scarlet in a seasonal
special of the TV crime-busting series Cluedo.
The ex-punk follows in the footsteps of Tracey
1st April 1982
If you haven't
managed to secure tickets for Toyah's forthcoming
tour, there's a flicker of light on the horizon.
The 23 year old has just added an extra show at
Sheffield City Hall on June 18th and two extras
at London's Hammersmith Odeon on July 17 and 18.
Tickets cost £5, £4.50 and £4.
In addition to
the tour she's recording a new album for release
in June. On April 25 she appears on telly in a
play called "Blue Marigolds" which
kicks off a new teeth-chattering series of Tales
Of The Unexpected.
deserves a holiday.
NME : June 1978
Toyah, a new
band formed around Jubilee star Toyah
Willcox, make their stage debut this month with
the following dates: Barnet, Duke Of Lancaster,
June 27, London City Road City Arms, July 8,
London Waterloo 'Young Vic' Festival, July 13,
London Nashville, July 23.
NME : April
Victims Of The
backdrop is a quirky maze of fixing electronic
and electric sounds, an intelligent sub-disco
underlay. Toyah herself screeches and howls and
makes the simple art of reviewing something of an
endurance test. Angry and powerful, that's what
it is, riotously and genuinely performed. But
painful and disappointing too, after all the
pre-release build up, the reviewer concludes.
"Is there a heaven?/Is there a hell?/Do both
exist?/Who can tell?" runs the deep
intellect on the sleeve front. Theatrical froth.
NME : February
Bird In Flight
gentle song by the banshee from Birmingham. It
has an insidious quality that slowly gets under
your skin and is a good pop song. The effective
keyboards give it a desirable spacy atmosphere.
Also more than a nod in Patti Smith's direction.
Smash Hits :
Brave New World
What Can I Say?
She seems such a nice girl when she's on the box
or talking on these pages. You can't help but
admire her energy and utter professionalism. But
as soon as she sings I get this awful feeling
that she's somehow, er, exaggerating. All her
songs have to be about some grand matter and sung
with talent competition gusto. Knock 'em in the
aisles, sock 'em in the back row of the balcony,
grab 'em and shake 'em. My first instinct is to
duck. That said, this is relatively restrained
and should get on fewer nerves than the likes of
"It's A Mystery". (David Hepworth)
Smash Hits :
Be Proud Be Loud
A mere bop
around the studio, shaped into something more
substantial by means of an ear-bending synth riff
and an arrangement that does a lot to hide the
fact that Toyah, umpteen hairdo's on, remains
much more a performer than a singer. (Fred
Smash Hits :
Fresh from her
part as a wrestler in the play Trafford Tanzi,
Toyah grapples with the knotty problem of trying
to get a hit single. There hasn't been one for a
while and this might just solve her problems. She
sings well and I bet her visual presentation is
up to her usual wacky, weird but high standard.