star Toyah wows crowd
soft spot for area
punk princess Toyah Willcox thrilled fans at Wolverhampton's Robin 2 club
with a storming set last night.
blended some of her greatest hits, including It's A Mystery, with some
of her favourite rock anthems to the delight of a packed out crowd.
80s legend Toyah, 47, revealed she has a real soft spot for Black Country
before the gig Toyah, who has played the city three times, praised local
rock fans, saying they were some of the best she'd played in front of in
her 30 years of touring. She said: "You get really great crowds here. Wolverhampton
has really passionate fans who get involved and are great to play to."
night's concert was filmed for a new DVD which will be in the shops for
Christmas. It means people attending the concert will be able to buy a
permanent momento of the night, together with behind the scenes footage
returns to thrill her loyal fans in city
is in raptures as princess of punk sings
princess Toyah returned to her roots last night with a gig in Wolverhampton,
Mark Douglas spoke to her
punk star Toyah stormed into Wolverhampton last night and revealed why
the West Midlands holds a special place in her heart.
played a riotous set at Bilston's Robin 2 club as part of her sell-out
UK tour, and said she loved the passionate crowds she draws in this area.
before the packed out gig Toyah, who has played the city three times, said:
"You get really great crowds here. Wolverhampton has really passionate
fans who get involved and are great to play to. I played this venue six
or eight years ago and I always remember it being a good gig because the
audience can really get involved with you."
up by a six-piece band, including a brass section, Toyah belted out a selection
of hits from three decades to fans last night.
played the Civic Centre last year, and said it was great to return to the
West Midlands. The flaxen-haired rock star said: "I love heraing the accent.
Wherever you go in the world you can always tell when there is a Brummie
around and I absolutely love it."
spent all of yesterday filming a new live DVD at Robin 2, with interviews,
live footage and behind-the-scenes extras all being filmed by a camera
Robin 2 gig was a bit of a shift of gear for Toyah, who has been selling
out huge 20,000 venues as part of the 80s nostalgia Here And Now tour.
said: "I think I like bigger venues because there is no feeling like going
out in front of 20,000 people and performing.
this place looks fantastic and they have done a great job of refurbishing
year has been a busy time for Toyah as she has re-released all of her back
catalogue of punk classics. And she is still busy as a TV presenter and
actress, which has seen her star on everything from popular travel show
Holiday to Songs Of Praise.
Express & Star
to David Gilchrist