is still the Law for 80s singer Toyah: We chat to
Toyah ahead of her gig at Legends
Editor Gordon Barr chats to Toyah, who is at
Legends in Newcastle on Friday
decades on, 80s pop princess Toyah still recalls
1983 as one of her favourite years. Little wonder
then she is bringing her album release of that
year back out on the road.
Love Is The
Law was critically acclaimed at the time and
Toyah will be performing about six tracks from
it, as well as a host of her numerous other hits,
when she takes to the stage of Legends in
Newcastle on Friday.
is my favourite album, it has very happy memories
for me, she tells me. It was released
in 1983 and I made it at a time when I was also
appearing as Trafford Tanzi in the West End and
it had to be written and recorded at the same
it was just glorious. I dont have one bad
memory of that year at all.
wanted to be a singer and an actress and I always
wanted to do both separately. I never wanted to
do them under the same production, under the same
umbrella. I wanted to be totally free to explore
both mediums. This was the most perfect year for
Trafford Tanzi, which was just a joy from
beginning to end imagine a role where you
are a woman playing a female wrestler who beats
up her husband. It was just the most empoweering
role and it was a massive critical success, and
it kept the Mermaid theatre open another year, as
it just sold out. It was a real buzz.
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