Toyah Willcox, Martin Fry and Howard Jones are
They may be back
in a glittering tour full of smash hits and new
numbers, but as Sharon Cook rather shamefacedly
realised Toyah Willcox, Martin Fry and Howard
Jones have never really been away!
The trio are due to hit
the stage at The Hexagon tonight as part of their
nationwide Hitmakers Tour.
What is obvious from a
quick chat with each of them is that theyre
all really up for having a good time.
And sharing their
incredible talents with the rest of us in a show
that will prove the 80s are even cooler
now, than when they came round the first
So, time to dig out your
pixie boots and puff balls, shiny suits and big
hairdos or not! and get your trendy
little selves down to the biggest venue in
Toyah Its a
Mystery Willcox told Reading Alive that for
her The Hitmakers is not about going back in
time, shes never stopped .
For the last 20
years weve all been performing this music.
Im so pleased, if it hadnt been (like
this) Id be out of a job.
I never expected to
be touring at 48, Im really grateful to be
doing it. Its great fun. Were just so
up for it and I think the whole thing is very
So many people say
the songs have narrated their teen years, their
weddings, their divorces there are so many
memories and they (the songs) havent lost
their power to inspire. Weve never really
Thats quite an
accolade for a woman who burst onto the music
scene in 1977 in David Jarmans punk epic
Jubilee, and has been taking the entertainment
world by storm ever since from acting and
presenting not to mention her music.
In fact her trademark lisp
and fiery locks are still as unmistakable today
as they were way back when, as her appearance in
an early Im a Celebrity proved.
And talking of appearances
the book Diary of a Facelift, by Toyah Willcox,
says it all.
If you want to see for
yourself, go and get tickets for tonights
To read the rest of the
interview, with Martin Fry and Howard jones,
please click on the picture or link below.
Martin Fry says of Toyah:
"Toyah was a real role model, there are a
lot of girls whove gone into music because
9th November 2006