Toyah on TV: The Vintage TV Sessions

July 3rd, 2018

The Vintage TV Sessions, with Toyah performing acoustic versions of Thunder In The Mountains and I Want To Be Free, which originally aired in March 2014, is repeated this week.

The Vintage TV Sessions: Vintage TV: Thursday 5th July: 4am
Five great acts sing two songs apiece at our Vintage TV Sessions: indie rockers The Struts, punk princess Toyah Willcox, singers Judie Tzuke and Josephine and Nik Kershaw.

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Toyah Live 2019: Back To The 80′s in Bali

July 2nd, 2018

btebali19aDust off your shoulder pads, pull on your legwarmers and book in for a perm – we’re offering the ultimate back to the 80s concert in the show-stopping location of Bali!

Your holiday begins with a four night stay on the beautiful island of Bali where you’ll enjoy an exclusive Back to the 80s concert. Sitting high on the clifftops overlooking popular Kuta on Bali’s west coast, Puri Bhagawan is the perfect venue to enjoy a spectacular evening of music and entertainment. This is one of the best places in Bali to watch the sunset, so as the concert begins you’ll be treated to a breathtaking panorama of sky and sea lit up with fiery steaks of colour. With a show stopping line-up featuring some of the best-loved stars from this epic decade, including Toyah, T’Pau, Belinda Carlisle, Midge Ure and Marc Almond you’re guaranteed an unforgettable holiday of sun, sand and 80s pop stars!

Includes a Hotel Stay in Bali, Asia Cruise & Exclusive Back to the 80’s Concert

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Bali has it all: cliffside temples overlooking the sea, tranquil sunsets that turn sweet-smelling nutmeg forests gold and volcanos looped with walking trails that reveal beautiful views. Whether you’re after rich cultural experiences or sandy beaches, you won’t be disappointed.

Your Experience/Package Includes:

Royal Caribbean Cruises: 10 nights, Departing 11 June 2019 on board Voyager of the Seas®

  • 4 night hotel stay in Bali
  • Exclusive back to the 80′s concert featuring: T’Pau, Belinda Carlisle, Toyah, Marc Almond and Midge Ure
  • 2 night hotel stay in Singapore
  • 4 night full-board Southeast Asia cruise on Board Voyager of the Seas®
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks on board
  • All flights, taxes & transfers

• Continue reading at Imagine Cruising.

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Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep2)

July 1st, 2018

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 2nd July: 7am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 2nd July: 5pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 3rd July: 5am
Episode 2 of 6. Can Roy impress Jane by joining a green pressure group? Meanwhile, Pavarotti appears in his dreams with some invaluable advice. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From January 1993.

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• Below are a couple of Radio Times clippings with a little more detail about the series, published when The Older Woman originally aired in January 1993. (Thanks to Anthony Lewis)

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Toyah on TV: Trailblazers: Punk

July 1st, 2018

Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Friday 13th July: 5pm
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Saturday 14th July: 3.05am
Trailblazers: Sky Arts: Sunday 15th July: 12pm
Punk. Narrated by Noddy Holder, this eye-opening series turns its attention to the origins of punk music. With Toyah Willcox and DJ Annie Nightingale. (Episode, Series 1, Episode 5)

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60th Birthday Fanzines: Final Weekend To Order

June 30th, 2018

It’s the final weekend to order the Toyah Fanzine Birthday Bundle. I won’t be ordering extra prints of these so please don’t miss out if you would like this set…

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Ieya (Extended) on Extend The 80s Alternative CD

June 28th, 2018

extend18aToyah’s legendary Ieya is included on the new compilation CD/Download Extend The 80s Alternative.

Essential 12″ and Extended Mixes of 80s Alternative Tracks.

The 30-track album is released by BMG tomorrow and also includes extended versions of:

Club Country, and Party Fears Two by The Associates, The More You Live The More You Love by A Flock Of Seagulls, No Mercy by The Stranglers, Can’t Get Used To Losing You by The Beat, She Blinded Me With Science by Thomas Dolby,  Waiting For A Train by Flash & The Pan, Absolutely Immune by Act, Going Left Right by Department S, Amour Amour by The Mobiles, Duel by Propaganda, Terry by Kirsty MacColl and many more.

• Further info at Amazon.

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Toyah Live 2018: Women Power in Finland

June 27th, 2018

womenpower18aA Toyah first! She’s playing live in Finland for the very first time. Women Power features Toyah, Liz Mitchell of Boney M, Suzi Quatro and Finnish singing legend Muska Babitzin.

The closest Toyah ever previously got to playing a gig in Finland was on the Good Morning Universe European Tour tour when the band played Stockholm on 1st December 1981.

There are two Women Power concert dates in Finland but Toyah is playing in Helsinki only on 28th September. The others also play Oulu – in North West Finland – the next day.

The venues are big in both towns, the Helsinki one Jäähalli (literally Ice Hall) is a massive ice hockey arena which is used for the big name concerts.

Toyah Willcox has been called The Princess Of Punk for good reasons. In her 40 year career she has released 13 Top 40 singles, recorded 24 albums, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays, acted in over 20 feature films and been in hundreds of TV programmes. Toyah’s hit singles are It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Brave New World. During this year she celebrates her 60th birthday as well as 40 years in the show business.

• Further info here. (Many thanks to Keijo Seppänen and Min Kay for the info)

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Dreamscape Toyah 60th Fanzine(s): Features Preview

June 26th, 2018

There are just three days left to order Part Two of the 60th Birthday Toyah fanzines. Here is a preview of a few of the features, including the Toyah Discography 2000 – 2018. Celebrating Toyah’s landmark birthday year with a riot of colour… in print. Fanzines, flyers, postcards and the Wonder of Willcox! (NB: Fanzine is essentially printed to order, if you would like these issues please order as no extra prints will be available)

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Visit South East England: Jack Up The 80′s – Vol 6

June 26th, 2018

jute18cThe biggest 80s festival to rock the Isle of Wight is back for a sixth year!

Hold on to your 80s ra-ra skirts for a little while longer and don’t chuck your roller boots away just yet, as the Isle of Wight is gearing itself up for the ultimate feel-good festival!

Jack Up The 80s is a three-day retro pop festival in its sixth year and provides a family weekend of musical entertainment from household chart names, food, attractions, kids arts and crafts and stalls.

The event is fast making a name for itself as the most fun festival on the South Coast. It offers an unbeatable atmosphere and is completely safe, inclusive and affordable for all. In excess of £20,000 has been raised in the past 2 years for local charities and good causes.

Pop punk princess, Toyah Willcox joins Jack Up The 80′s line up. Toyah is one of the most iconic artists of the decade with a career spanning over 35 years. She has had 13 top 40 singles, recorded 24 albums and toured live across the world.

• Continue reading at Visit South East England. Visit the Jack Up The 80s website. Browse our Jack Up the 80s news.

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Filmwerk: Jubilee – Blu-ray Review

June 26th, 2018

jubilee18mIt’s hard to believe that Punk is well over 40 years old, largely heralded by the release of the Sex Pistols ‘Anarchy in the UK’, in the Britain at any rate. Punk meant different thing to different people: to the Sex Pistols and The Clash it was a working-class reaction or counter-reaction, to Malcolm McLaren it was a marketing ploy and to the likes of Vivienne Westwood it was a fashion statement. For art film director Derek Jarman it became an anarchic artistic statement.

Of course Jarman himself was not a punk, but he certainly tapped into the spirit of the age and was even able to insert his own brand of camp into the punk scene with his film Jubilee (1978). The BFI release of Jubilee is released in addition to the BFI’s recent 6 film box-set release, ‘Derek Jarman Volume One: 1972 – 1986’ to observe the films 40 year anniversary.

The narrative of the film is sometimes hard to follow, but makes more statements than having any narrative or even making much in the way of sense. It opens with Queen Elizabeth I (Jenny Runacre) being transported to 1970s London by her occultish aide, Dr. John Dee (Richard O’Brien) and find a place riven with political and social unrest. We are then introduced to some of the key figures in the film: punk girls Mad (Toyah Willcox) and Amyl-Nitrate (Jordan), along with Kid (Adam Ant, real name Stuart Goddard), Crabs (Nell Campbell), Chaos (Hermine Demoriane) and Bod (Runacre again in a dual role). They get up to all sorts in the flat and include killing a one-night stand in a asphyxiation game. All sorts of adventures take place including starting a punk band called Scum while revolt and social unrest, including police brutality increases.

• Continue reading at Filmwerk.

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Toyah on TV: Celebrity Antiques Road Trip

June 26th, 2018

Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, with Toyah and Tony Blackburn, which originally aired in October 2011 on BBC Two, is showing again in early July on Really – Sky 142, Virgin Media 129, Freeview 17, Freesat 160, Sky (Ireland) 155 – Click below to view larger screen caps. (Photo © BBC)

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Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Really: Saturday 7th July: 12pm
Celebrity Antiques Road Trip: Really: Monday 9th July: 6pm
Series 1, Episode 4. Tony Blackburn and Toyah Willcox take to the road with antiques experts Charlie Ross and Charles Hanson. Their journey starts in the historic town of York and ends up with an auction in Stansted, Essex.

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Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman

June 25th, 2018

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, begins airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra from today.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 25th June: 7am/5pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 26th June: 5am
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 30th June: 12pm
Episode 1 of 6. Local hack journalist Roy Hitchcock meets his former English teacher, and sets out on a crusade to win her heart against all odds. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From January 1993.

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• Below are a couple of Radio Times clippings with a little more detail about the series, published when The Older Woman originally aired in January 1993. (Thanks to Anthony Lewis)

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Toyah Live 2018: Celebrating 40 Years Of Music

June 24th, 2018

Toyah is celebrating her 40th year in music and her 60th Birthday later in the year with four special gigs, one of which takes place at The Fleece in Bristol on 1st November. Click on their promo image below for full details of all four gigs at Toyah’s Official Gigs page.

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Dreamscape Gallery: Back Soon!

June 22nd, 2018

Dreamscape’s Gallery section will be returning to the site in the not too distant future. There are 1000s of photos of Toyah to browse at the gallery from her mindbogglingly vast and eclectic career. Click below for a look at just one of the many Gallery pages – Toyah 2010 -.

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Thanks to Sharon Dickson, Kevin Slyfield, Becky Varley, Claire Wade, Barry Delaney and Claire (FestivalFolkie) for the fantastic photos above of Toyah at Rewind Scotland 2011, Rebellion Festival 2011, Here & Now 80s Concert, Ascot and Wickham Festival 2011. (Great photos and fantastic memories!)

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Toyah at The V&A Summer Party 2018

June 21st, 2018

Toyah was a guest at yesterday’s V&A Summer Party. The annual party took place last night at the famous museum itself in South West London. Here’s a couple of press reports featuring photos of Toyah. The Telegraph reported: Singer Toyah Willcox opted for a summer floral midi dress, which she paired with a cobalt clutch.

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