Her jet set lifestyle
takes her all over the world but Toyah Willcox
regularly returns to Lincoln because of family
about five times removed was the last man to be
hanged in Lincolnshire so I have quite a
connection with the county," says
"Lincoln is a very
rich cultural city and I really enjoy the
architecture and the character there."
This time round Toyah will
be performing at Gainsborough's new venue, The
State Club, where the spotlight has previously
been shined on superstar DJs such as Judge Jules
and Lisa Lashes.
But, as ever, Toyah is not
intimidated by the list of predecessors.
"My website gets a
few thousand hits every week so people do know
I'm coming to Lincoln," says Toyah.
"I do what I do, I'll
be playing for the fans.
"I'm not trying to
attract a new audience."
Having said that, Toyah
believes anyone who attends who is not familiar
with her music will be easily won over.
"You get used to
playing for crowds that don't expect what you
do," says Toyah. "What we do is a high
energy rock show. Our aim is to raise the
temperature and we always win people over in the
Toyah takes the same
approach to her writing as she does to her shows.
She believes that staying contemporary doesn't
have to take effort.
"When I write I don't
think I'm writing for young people," says
Toyah. "But I live a very exciting life and
my finger is on the pulse musically, so I stay
14th February 2008