|21 April : Urgh! A Music War
excellent 1980 music film Urgh! A
Music War will be screened by Sky
Cinema 1 at 00.10am on Saturday 4th May.
performs an awesome live version of
'Danced' in the film, which also features
The Cramps, The Police, GoGo's (lead
singer Belinda Carlisle currently on tour
wih Toyah), Gary Numan and many more.
|21 April : 'Little Tears Of
title track has tinges of PJ Harvey and
all four songs sound like nothing Toyah
has ever recorded before.
haven't heard any of the new songs yet
but good things are being said about the
first Toyah music of the noughties!
track seems really good - got
PJHarveyish filter on some of the vocals,
and it gets quite big
Numanish at times. Quite like Miracle,
I'm not sure about the
yet, it's not like anything she's done
before - but at least
got out of the Tring Era! New material at
|21 April : Double CD
looks like the 'Sheep Farming In
Barnet'/'Blue Meaning' double CD reissue
may be delayed for yet another week. It
was originally scheduled for release on
15th April then put back to 22nd April,
and now may not be out until next Monday
|21 April : Toyah On TV
Offer : Challenge TV
weekday @ 3.00pm
Ever Wondered? : BBC2
23rd April : 00.30am
Wondered? : BBC Prime
23rd April : 3.00am
questions answered. Toyah Willcox
discovers what horoscopes can reveal
about human behaviour.
Brum : BBC 2
29th April : 8.15am
and the Football Hero.
adventures of a little car who lives in a
motor museum, narrated by Toyah Willcox.
Brum scores the winning goal when he
comes on as a substitute during a
Medicine : Disc Health
Friday / Saturday / Sunday
Music War : Sky Cinema 1
4th May : 00.10am
film looking at some of the best sounds
from the early 80s, with punk, new wave,
reggae and techno represented by
contemporary groups such as Wall of
Voodoo, Sting, Toyah Willcox, Belinda
Carlisle and OMD.
|21 April : Site Stats
19th April saw Dreamscape's opening page
receive its highest number of
"hits" ever. Visit hits are
always fairly high and continually
growing but Friday's were significantly
higher than ever before. No coincidence
that it was the day after the first 'Here
& Now' gig.
|21 April : 'Here & Now'
Is Here And Now!
|At last! The 'Here & Now'
Tour got underway on Thursday night at
the Cardiff International Arena,
continuing at the Brighton Centre on
Friday night and Birmingham NEC last
Toyah is second
on, after China Crisis, in the running
order and her "set list" is
'Good Morning Universe', 'Thunder In The
Mountains', 'It's A Mystery' and 'I Want
To Be free'. Toyah has had a great
reception each night, and apparently is
in fine voice. 'Little Tears Of Love' is
also said to be selling well and may well
run out before the end of the tour
outfit comprises of a see through black
top, forearm plate, metal breast plate,
black thigh boots, ankle bangle and a
virtually non-existent skirt!
set on opening night at Cardiff was
professionally filmed, though it's not
clear if this was for the much talked
about Louis Theroux docu, but hopefully
it should be available somewhere,
sometime. Robert Fripp was also spotted
on the opening night.
has been virtually no press coverage for
the start of the 'Here & Now' Tour so
far, at least in none of the UK tabloid
newspapers. This may change when the
shebang reaches Wembley Arena next
Thursday (25th April), we will have to
wait and see.
next date of the tour will be at
Newcastle Arena on Wednesday.
article above is from Friday's 'Mirror'
and is a, not too serious, overview of
the acts taking part in the 'Here &
Now' Tour and eighties revivals in
general, with a nice pic of TW circa
info as it becomes available. Thanks to Alv at Popst@r for
|21 April : Calamity Jane
|Calamity Jane, the
musical Toyah will be starring in for the
best part of eight months from September,
is advertised in the back of the 'Here
& Now' Tour programme (oh no, I'll
have to buy one now!), along with a
website full of Calamity
information (click the pic to go there).
The website has some excellent images of
Toyah in her Calamity Jane guise.
The confirmed 2002 dates
included in the ad and on the new website
are almost indentical to the dates on
toyahwillcox.com, EXCEPT the Glasgow one,
which isn't on there yet - typical! Oh
well, many more are still to be
film, starring Doris Day was a classic
from the golden age of the Hollywood
Musical. Now Calamity Jane hits
the stage as an action-packed,
rip-roaring comedy adventure round the
Wild West with one of the most witty and
hummable scores ever written for a
Jane stars the legendary Toyah Willcox
whose career spans pop-stardom, film, TV
and stage, with lead roles in everything
from Taming of the Shrew to Cabaret
and Peter Pan.
such classic songs as 'The Deadwood Stage
(Whip-crack-Away!)', 'Windy City', The
Black Hills of Dakota', 'Secret Love'.
for Birmingham, Oxford, York, Manchester,
Sunderland, Torquay on sale now at
Dreamscape's Calamity Jane Page
for the information.
|21 April : Toyah Feud - NME
50th Birthday Issue
featured in this week's NME, the music
paper's 50th Birthday Issue. She is on
the "Feuds Corner" page, listed
as someone who isn't a very big fan of
the music weekly, alongside Morrissey,
Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Bryan Ferry and
the Stereophonics. She is in good
They say that in
1996 she sneered at one of their journos,
"I'm not talking to your
magazine!" and stomped off in a
reply, to the NME offering an 'olive
branch', allegedly was, "My life has
been wonderful without NME. Fish and
chips taste better on it than any
|21 April : More Online Toyah
|Yet more Toyah
online treasures from the darkest vaults
of the internet, sort of!
This is from a great website
called "Urban Image", I think
it has been online for quite a while.
Click the picture to go take a look. They
say they have other Toyah pictures but
when I clicked I kept getting an error
This is from the
"Essential Eighties" website
which has also been around for some time.
describe Toyah as a "tiny, lispy
public school punkette" and "a
shouty, slowbuilding piece of middle
intrigue" is their description of
'It's A Mystery'.
also mention that Toyah was/is Adrian
Mole's favourite popstar.
mini bio ends by saying "She is now
by far at her sexiest and has a wicked
glint in her eye."