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Toyah on the Radio: Steve Wright/BBC Radio 2

February 28th, 2017

bbcr215bToyah, Paul Young and Martika are guesting on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 today. The show begins at 2pm and airs for three hours.

Sharon Horgan & Rob Delaney, Toyah, Paul Young & Martika, Morven Christie: It’s a Big Show with Morven Christie discussing The Replacement, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney talking about series 3 of Catastrophe, plus Toyah, Paul Young and Martika are in ahead of their ’80s Invasion Tour. And there’s a load of Factoids, the Non-Stop Oldies and the latest entertainment and lifestyle news.

• Listen online live at the BBC Radio 2 website or post-airing at BBC iPlayer.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 27th, 2017

live2017gBeniConnect: Toyah Willcox, one of the UK’s most iconic names will perform June 2nd in Calpe: Toyah Willcox, award winning rock legend will perform in concert with support from Chill Factor and Leah Kankowski and her dancers at the AR Diamante Beach Spa Hotel, Calpe – Continue reading… 

Native Monster: Dr Who and Secret Diary of a Call Girl star Billie Piper to meet fans at Birmingham Comic Con: Other stars set to appear include Toyah Willcox, John Coppinger, Hugh Fraser and Pauline Moran – Continue reading…

Staffordshire Newsletter: Musicians go back to the 80s with tour at The Victoria Hall: Lovers of 1980s music will be in for a treat when musicians from the era perform at The Victoria Hall in Stoke as part of the 80s Invasion Tour. The tour features solo artist Paul Young, pop punk princess Toyah, Liverpool guitar duo China Crisis, and – flying in especially from the USA – Martika – Continue reading…

Belper News: Duffield music festival lines up star names for 2017: The organiser of an Amber Valley music festival is hoping big name acts will bring in even bigger crowds this summer, as he looks to build on the event’s early success. Simon said: “I’m really thrilled to say that we’ve got The Blockheads and Toyah headlining the first two nights – Continue reading…

Petersfield Messenger: 80s Icons at The Anvil: Due to overwhelming public demand, the 80s Invasion tour is back at The Anvil, Basingstoke – Continue reading…

Halifax Courier: Wherever They Lay Their Hats is Home

January 30th, 2017

halifaxcourier17aFour iconic artists from the 1980s will spin back the clock bringing the era of big hair, big shoulder pads and big noise back to life.

The new 80s Invasion line-up features Paul Young – one of the most popular solo artists from the era, legendary pop punk princess Toyah, Liverpool’s finest guitar duo China Crisis and for the first time performing in the UK in over 25 years, flying in especially from the USA, the gorgeously talented Martika!

The tour takes in 15 dates starting at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall and culminating on March 19 at Liverpool’s Philharmonic. Two days before that (March 17) it arrives at Huddersfield Town Hall.

• Continue reading at the Halifax Courier. Catch up on all our 80s Invasion Tour 2017 news.

Cornfield Publishing: An Interview with Toyah Willcox

January 24th, 2017

80sinvasion17bThis month our Content Editor, Charlie O’Neill had the chance to catch up with Toyah Willcox ahead of the ‘80’s Invasion Tour’.

Firstly, Happy New Year. Did you have a nice Christmas? What did you get up to over the festive period?

TOYAH: Thank you and the same to you! I had the best Christmas ever, it was absolutely lovely. We were both home from a year of touring. And, we just had family time and for me that’s what Christmas always will be. It was very gentle and perfect. It’s the only time of year, where no matter what happens, whatever distractions, and you always make room for family. Its catch up time.

Do you have any New Years resolutions set or any goals you are aiming to achieve this year?

TOYAH: My New Years resolutions usually go into about 3 pages of dialogue with myself! Basically, I just want to keep developing and moving forward. I don’t want to just rest on my laurels. So, my new years resolutions are always linked to creative writing, painting, developing ideas and examining ideas, brining them into fruition. My New Years resolutions are always boringly predictable, but they are for me, nagging myself to hit my goals.

• Continue reading the interview at Cornfield Publishing.

80s Invasion Tour 2017: Newsy Bits

January 24th, 2017

80sinvasion16aAbsolute Radio: Win 80s Invasion Tour tickets: The 80s Invasion Tour is back in Spring 2017 with a brilliant line-up of 80s artists, and we’ve got tickets to be won. 80s stars on this year’s line-up include Paul Young, Martika, Toyah and China Crisis – Continue reading/Comp details here…

This is Our Town Guildford: Interview: Martika Bringing the Party to 80’s Invasion Tour in Guildford: We caught up with 80’s pop star Martika, known for hits such as Toy Soldiers and the Prince-penned track Love…Thy Will Be Done, ahead of her appearance on the “80’s Invasion Tour”. The tour lands at G Live in Guildford on 13 March – Continue reading…

Mirror: Paul Young reveals he loves touring and still gets knickers thrown at him onstage – The eighties singer, 60, on fighting the middle-age spread, not being ready for grandkids, and money worries – Continue reading…

Cornfield Publishing: An Interview with Martika: Take a look at our latest interview where we had the chance to catch up with Martika, ahead of the ‘80’s Invasion’ tour, which kicks off in March – Continue reading…

More 80s Invasion 2017: See all the dates and ticket booking links at toyahwillcox.com… Browse all of Dreamscape’s 80s Invasion tour news here…

Toyah on Tour: 80s Invasion Tour 2017

January 18th, 2017

80sinvasion17aThere are just six weeks to go until the start of the 80s Invasion Tour 2017, with the first date taking place at Rhyl Pavilion on Thursday 2nd March.

The tour, with Paul Young, Martika, Toyah and China Crisis plays 15 dates all over the UK: Rhyl, Leicester, Stoke, Edinburgh, Shrewsbury, Chatham, Malvern, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Guildford, Aylesbury, London, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Liverpool.

• Click below for all of the venues, further info and ticket booking links at toyahwillcox.com. Browse Dreamscape’s 80s Invasion Tour news here.

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80s Invasion Tour 2017: Perfect Christmas Gift!

December 23rd, 2016

80sinvasion16eGetting into the festive spirit – The 80s Invasion Tour 2017 – with a Christmas stocking promo sent out by email to subscribers.

Perfect last minute gift… 2017′s 80s Invasion show with Paul Young, Martika, Toyah and China Crisis.

80s Invasion Tour 2017: Paul Young + Martika + Toyah Willcox + China Crisis

Due to overwhelming public demand after this year’s hugely successful run, the ‘80’s Invasion’ tour is back in 2017 with four iconic artists from the decade performing on the same bill.

The new line-up features Paul Young – one of the most popular solo artists from the era, legendary pop punk princess Toyah, Liverpool’s finest guitar duo China Crisis and for the first time performing in the UK in over 25 years, flying in especially from the USA the gorgeous Martika!

The tour will take in 15 dates and starts on 2nd March at Rhyl’s Pavillion, culminating on 19th March at Liverpool’s Philharmonic, with London’s Indigo2 on 16th March.

• See www.tdpromo.com for more details. View a larger version of the 80′s Invasion Tour 2017 Christmas stocking here. Browse all of Dreamscape’s news on the forthcoming tour here.

The Beat Manifesto: 80s Invasion Tour 2017

December 20th, 2016

80sinvasion16bDue to overwhelming public demand after this year’s hugely successful run, the ‘80’s Invasion’ tour is back in 2017 with four iconic artists from the decade performing on the same bill.

The new line-up features Paul Young – one of the most popular solo artists from the era, legendary pop punk princess Toyah, Liverpool’s finest guitar duo China Crisis and for the first time performing in the UK in over 25 years, flying in especially from the USA the gorgeous Martika! The tour takes in 15 dates and starts on 2nd March at Rhyl’s Pavilion, culminating on 19th March at Liverpool’s Philharmonic, with London’s Indigo2 on 16th March.

• Continue reading at The Beat Manifesto. Visit Toyah’s Gig page at toyahwillcox.com. Browse all of Dreamscape’s 80s Invasion Tour 2017 news.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

November 30th, 2016

toyah2016bOfficial Toyah: Toyah To be Honoured On The Birmingham Walk Of Stars: Toyah Willcox and Don Maclean are to be honoured with a star on Birmingham’s Walk of Stars in Broad Street. The pair will be awarded their stars during a special show hosted by Walk of Stars’ chairman Jasper Carrott at the Birmingham Rep from 2.30pm on Sunday 11 December (Photo © Official Toyah) – Continue reading…

The Edinburgh Reporter: Paul Young chats to the Edinburgh Reporter about 80s Invasion Tour: Due to overwhelming public demand after this year’s hugely successful run, the ‘80’s Invasion’ tour is back in 2017 with four iconic artists from the decade performing on the same bill. The new line-up features Paul Young – one of the most popular solo artists from the era, legendary pop punk princess Toyah, Liverpool’s finest guitar duo China Crisis and for the first time performing in the UK in over 25 years, flying in especially from the USA the gorgeous Martika! – Continue reading…

Live 2016: Toyah @ Twitter: “SpikesSASBand sounded awesome in rehearsals yesterday” – Continue reading…

Star Magazine: Leslie Ash returning to Quadrophenia ‘follow-up’ – report: Quadrophenia star Leslie Ash is reportedly returning to star in a ‘follow-up’ to the mods and rockers movie classic – Earlier this year it was revealed that To Be Someone, a new film featuring Quadrophenia stars Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox, would begin filming in 2016 – Continue reading…

Edinburgh EN: Ieya! Toyah is Ready to Invade Edinburgh… Again

September 13th, 2016

een16aHard to believe, I know, but my hair was once orange. Bright orange. It wasn’t meant to be. It was supposed to be blonde, but the dying process failed miserably, hence the Tangoed mullet. It was July 1982. I was 18 and stupidly excited as I had front row tickets to see Toyah a couple of days later at the Playhouse. The ‘hair-don’t’ proved serendipitous; when Toyah bounced on stage we appeared to have shared the same bottle of dye.

That was my introduction to the force of nature that is Toyah Willcox.

…Towards the end of that Playhouse gig, the front two rows ended sitting cross-legged up on stage as the elfin star danced around us belting out the classic Ieya.. actually, it might have been Danced … or maybe even Race Through Space, my favourite.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News.

Bucks Herald: Paul Young and Toyah Top Nostalgic Tour

September 13th, 2016

bherald14aFollowing her success in last year’s outdoor concert in a town park, Eighties pop punk princess Toyah is returning to Aylesbury but this time she will be indoors, at the Waterside Theatre as part of the 80’s Invasion Tour.

Joining her on stage will be fellow 80s stars, Luton’s Paul Young, Liverpool’s China Crisis and from America, Martika.

Toyah wowed the crowds during her outdoor gig, and sang with as much energy and passion as in her heyday, so she’s sure to be a hit on the Waterside stage.

• Continue reading at The Bucks Herald.

News Shopper: Pop Icon Toyah is Ready For The 80s Invasion

September 9th, 2016

newsshopper16a‘We have had 40 years of practice at what we do’: pop icon Toyah Willcox is ready for the 80s Invasion in Greenwich

They may have ended over a quarter of a century ago but the 1980s will never really die. With its colourful fashion and experimental pop it seems everyone has a soft spot for the decade.

Pop star Toyah Willcox, whose hits included It’s a Mystery and Thunder in the Mountains, will play the 80s Invasion Tour at Indigo2 on March 16 alongside Paul Young, Martika and China Crisis.

She told us: “It is going to be a lot of fun. We have two hours of non-stop hits so I am looking forward to it a lot. I work with China Crisis and Paul Young all the time so we are very much old friends as well as family. I think it is going to be a bit of a giggle.

“We are well practised, we have had 40 years of practice at what we do so the shows tend to be quite sparkling and polished but we do have fun at the same time.” She added: “Eighties music is a phenomena and it seems to go from strength to strength.

“I’ve found this with nearly everything I did in the eighties – my films are the same. They bring new audiences. It must be something about that decade that rang in the changes.

“For me I think it was because songs were pretty epic back then.”

• Continue reading at News Shopper. See also This is Local London.

Toyah Live 2017: 80s Invasion Tour: Tickets On Sale

September 9th, 2016

Tickets for next March’s 80s Invasion Tour are now on general sale as of 9am this morning. Paul Young, Martika, Toyah and China Crisis play 15 dates around the UK. Click below to visit toyahwillcox.com for ticket links to every venue. See also tdpromo at Twitter for updates.

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Daily Post: 80s Invasion Tour @ Rhyl Pavilion

September 8th, 2016

nwdp16aToyah, Paul Young and China Crisis hit Rhyl for 80s nostalgia meltdown

Big names coming to Pavilion after “overwhelming public demand” for 80s revival night, which will also see Martika – of Martika’s Kitchen fame – perform in UK for first time in 25 years

Pop icons Toyah, Paul Young and China Crisis are riding back to North Wales on a wave of Eighties nostalgia. The evergreen stars will bring their ‘Invasion’ show to Rhyl next year and it’s sure to revive memories of punk haircuts, suave suits and timeless tunes.

They’ll be joined by US-based singer Martika – perhaps best known for her No 5 hit ‘Toy Soldiers’ released in 1989 – who will be performing in the UK for the first time in 25 years. Organisers say the show follows this year’s successful concerts and is being staged due to “overwhelming public demand”.

How can I buy tickets?

Paul Young, Toyah, China Crisis, Martika are at Rhyl Pavilion Theatre on Thursday, March 2, 2017. To buy £35.50 tickets ring 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk. Tickets to meet and greet the stars cost £76 but check for availability.

All tickets go on sale tomorrow, (Friday, September 9) at 10am.

• Continue reading at the North Wales Daily Post.

Toyah on TV: Lorraine

September 7th, 2016

lorraine16aToyah guests on ITV’s Lorraine this Friday morning, chatting about next year’s 80s Invasion Tour, and more.

Lorraine: ITV: Friday 9th September: 8.30am
Morning show with a topical mix of entertainment, discussion and showbiz glamour, as well as featuring the latest fashion, food and celebrity gossip.