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The Fine Times Recorder: Up Close and Personal with Toyah

July 4th, 2018

finetimes18aPunk icon Toyah Willcox, wife of Robert Fripp and now long-time Wiltshire and Dorset resident, comes to Strode Theatre in Street on Friday 6th July for an intimate evening of music and memories.

Since the late 1970s, when she was the flame-haired idol of the pop punks, Toyah has expanded her repertoire, presenting on television and acting on stage and screen, including cult films Jubilee and Quadrophenia.

At Street she will be performing an unplugged set of her best-loved hits and classic songs, and recalling stories from her colourful 35-year career.

In this entertaining and revealing show, musicians Chris Wong and Colin Hinds accompany Toyah on melodic acoustic versions of hits like It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Good Morning Universe; and with anecdotes about adventures like filming pop videos on horseback at 5am in the morning, or acting alongside Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier.

The show starts  at 7.30. For more details, telephone 01458 442846 or visit the website, www.strodetheatre.org.uk

• Continue reading at The Fine Times Recorder.

Toyah Live 2018: Acoustic at Trading Boundaries

June 20th, 2018

acoustic18aA previously unpublished photo of Toyah is included on the new official promo image for the Acoustic, Up Close & Personal concerts.

The Acoustic… gigs are now in their fifth year of playing venues around the country, having debuted in February 2014, and show no sign of ending anytime soon!

Many thousands of people have enjoyed hearing Toyah talk about her career, and perform songs from her vast discography acoustically via these gigs.

An update today from Official Toyah on Toyah’s Acoustic… date(s) at Trading Boundaries in October:

Toyah will now be doing two nights at Trading Boundaries, in East Sussex, LIVE this October.

Both evenings will feature a three-piece acoustic band and feature unplugged version of Toyah classics including the recently added Angel & Me, Race Through Space and We Are.

Dining tickets have sold out for 13 October but are now available for 14 October.

• Further info/Book tickets at Trading Boundaries Music. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyah Live 2018: Wychwood Festival/Acoustic @ Acapela TODAY!

June 2nd, 2018

wychwood18aSuch a busy week for Toyah – On Sunday she played Mello Festival, then jetted off to Gran Canaria for a Live PA at Maspalomas Pride on Thursday, then returned to the UK to play at Irlam Festival last night!

Today Toyah has TWO gigs - Playing the Wychwood Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse this afternoon, and an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at Acapela in Cardiff tonight.

Toyah is appearing on the Main Stage at Wychwood, on this second day of the festival, for a live PA.

Wychwood Festival returns to Cheltenham racecourse for its 14th annual year from the 1st to the 3rd of June, 2018.

The UK’s favourite family festival takes place within the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, with over 100 acts performing across four stages, plus music, dance and arts workshops, a circus school and a programme of talks, debates and comedy for all ages.

wychwood18bWith optional idyllic camping and something to satisfy all appetites, there’s no wonder Wychwood has been nominated as ‘Best Family Festival’ each year at the UK Festival awards.

From punk princess to cult stage actress to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved stage/screen actress and music composer.

In a career spanning over 40 years Toyah has amassed thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty-four albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, acted in twenty feature films and presented hundreds of television programmes.

2018 sees a major year of celebration for Toyah as she celebrates her 60th birthday and 40th anniversary of her music career. Her 1987 album Desire (featuring guest playing from Robert Fripp and Ronnie Wood) will be issued as a new limited edition translucent red vinyl LP on 21 April for Record Store Day 2018.

• Continue reading at the Wychwood Festival website. Stay updated on the festival this weekend at Twitter.

Live 2018: Toyah Willcox Returns to Acapela Cardiff

May 19th, 2018

acstudio18aToyah – Acoustic Up Close and Personal
SELLING FAST

Saturday 2nd June 2018

Household name, pop icon, TV presenter, and stage/screen actress (Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee, Quadrophenia) Toyah comes to Acapela in June with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show.

A talented duo of guitarists, Chris Wong and Colin Hinds, accompany Toyah on meticulous and melodic acoustic versions of the hits It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Good Morning Universe through to Sensational.

Joining the above on this occasion is bass player Mike Nichols.

• Continue reading/Book tickets at acapela.co.uk.

The Birmingham Press: Coming to Atrix

March 27th, 2018

acoustic16bToyah, tributes and a legend this April at Artrix.

R&B legend Georgie Fame, pop icon Toyah Willcox and a great selection of tribute acts are amongst the highlights for music fans at Bromsgrove’s Artrix Arts Centre this April.

Saturday 28th April sees household name and pop icon Toyah Willcox come to Artrix with her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal Tour. This lively, entertaining and revealing show comes in the form of Toyah performing an unplugged set of her well-loved hits, alongside recalling stories from her colourful thirty-five year career.

• Continue reading at The Birmingham Press. Visit toyahwillcox.com for all confirmed 2018 dates and appearances in Toyah’s Official Gig Diary.

Gibraltar Chronicle: Toyah for Gib Music Week

June 7th, 2017

gibchron17aToyah Willcox ‘up close and personal’ for Gib Music Week

Toyah Willcox will be the first artist to perform as part of the extended MTV Gib Calling festival. The legendary Wilcox, whose career has spanned several decades will kick off Gibraltar Music Week in an ‘up close and personal show’ in St Michael’s Cave on Tuesday 29 August. She will be supported by very popular local band and winners of this year’s Gibraltar Song Festival, Jetstream.

Willcox has13 Top-10 singles under her belt and the organisers believe she is the perfect candidate to start the busy week in music in Gibraltar. Aside from her success in music, is also quite an accomplished actress and has worked with Derek Jarman twice in the movies ‘Jubilee’ and ‘The Tempest’. More recently Toyah starred in the hit British film ‘Ahhhhhhhh!’ directed by Steve Oram and co-starring Julian Rhind-Tutt, Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt.

• Continue reading at the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Newark Advertiser: Pop Icon Toyah to Perform at RAFA Club

March 1st, 2017

newarkad17aA pop icon and star of stage and screen will perform an acoustic set at Newark’s RAFA Club.

Toyah Willcox, who is also a TV presenter, will bring her Acoustic, Up Close and Personal show to Newark on Friday, June 30.

The pop star is known for hits such as It’s A Mystery and Thunder In The Mountains and acting roles in Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee and Quadophenia. Her show will be a chance to experience the star in an intimate setting where music and stories will take centre stage. Toyah will perform an unplugged set of her hits and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful 35 year career.

• Continue reading at the Newark Advertiser.

Live 2017: Acoustic, Up Close @ Evesham

February 20th, 2017

Fantastic shot of Toyah onstage at Evesham Arts Centre earlier this month, for an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date. Please click on the photo to view a larger version. (Photos © Angus Turner)

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Evesham Observer: Toyah Unplugged at the Arts Centre

January 28th, 2017

eveshamob17aAn internationally renowned singer will perform in her home county of Worcestershire as part of a special ‘up close and personal’ gig.

Pershore’s very own Toyah Willcox will perform an unplugged set of all her favourite hits at Evesham Arts Centre on Saturday, February 11.

The show, ‘Toyah: Up Close And Personal’, will see the acclaimed guitarist recall stories from her colourful 35-year career, from filming pop videos on horseback at 5am to acting alongside Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier. She promises to take the audience on a journey, through her meticulous and melodic acoustic versions of ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Good Morning Universe’.

• Continue reading at the Evesham Observer. Stay updated on all of Toyah’s upcoming confirmed live dates at toyahwillcox.com.

Evesham Journal: Toyah Has An Evesham Date

January 21st, 2017

ej12aThe New Year brings a chance to see the Eighties new wave pop goddess, Toyah, unplugged and talkative at the Evesham Arts Centre.

As well as performing her hits, and other classic songs, all unplugged, Toyah will recall stories from her colourful and varied career, which spans 35 years. Toyah: Up Close and Personal will come to the Evesham Arts Centre on Saturday, February 11, from 7.30pm.

• Continue reading at the Evesham Journal. Browse all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2017 at toyahwillcox.com.

Live 2017: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

January 21st, 2017

acoustic17aToyah takes Acoustic, Up Close & Personal into a fourth year with more live dates, through 2017, confirmed recently by the Breaking Through newsletter.

11 Feb: Evesham Arts Centre
1 Apr: Acapela Studio, Cardiff
26 May: Fairytykes Arts Centre, Hornchurch
23 Jun: Redditch Palace Theatre, Worcestershire
28 Oct: St. Edwards Church, Stow on the Wold

Toyah’s acoustic show has entertained numerous audiences with a mixture of songs and conversation from her varied career since premiering in 2014. Receiving great reviews and taking Toyah to hundreds of venues over the past four years.

• View more details on Acoustic, Up Close & Personal including dates, venues and links to book tickets, and browse all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2017, at The Official Gigs page.

Lancashire Telegraph: Acoustic Shows Such Fun Says Toyah

October 20th, 2016

lanctele16aAcoustic shows such fun says Toyah as she heads to Colne Muni

Considering she has been touring constantly for almost 40 years, you might think that Toyah Willcox would have had her fill of live dates.

But, as she prepares to bring her acoustic show to Colne Muni at the weekend, the singer admits that these intimate performances are something she particularly looks forward to.

“We absolutely adore doing the acoustic shows,” she said. “Harmonically it’s just so nice not to have the drums banging away in the background and the songs kind of have a life of their own.

“It’s also great fun to tell the stories and it’s good to find something new people haven’t heard before.”

• Continue reading at the Lancashire Telegraph.

Keighley News: Toyah Entertains at Colne Muni

August 31st, 2016

keighleynews16aEighties pop icon Toyah Willcox will perform her acoustic show on October 22, at Colne Municipal Hall, with music and stories taking centre stage.

From filming pop videos on horseback to acting alongside Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Olivier, Toyah lifts the lid on working in the entertainment business. There will be “meticulous and melodic.” acoustic versions of the hits It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Good Morning Universe.

Visit themuni.co.uk or call 01282 661234 to book tickets.

• Continue reading at Keighley News.

Belper News: Catch Toyah at The Cathedral

August 25th, 2016

belpernews16aFormer punk princess Toyah Willcox will perform an intimate evening of acoustic music this weekend.

Her concert at Derby Cathedral on Saturday, August 27, will raise money for the upkeep of the cathedral. Toyah has racked up eight top 40 singles during her career. She rose to fame through hits such as It’s A Mystery and Thunder in the Mountains. She is also a popular actress.

Tickets £18 and £22.50. Visit www.ticketsource.co.uk,

• Continue reading at Belper News.

Toyah Live 2017: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

August 17th, 2016

acoustic16bToyah will take her Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tour into another year, with new dates already being listed online for 2017.

Toyah Willcox – Up Close and Personal
Acapela Studio, Cardiff: Saturday 1st April, 2017

After a sell out concert in June 2016, Acapela welcomes back the incredible Toyah Willcox. If you missed out on her concert at Acapela then here is your chance to catch the pop icon again in what is sure to be another memorable event.

Book early to avoid disappointment as this is sure to be a sell out again.

• Continue reading/Buy tickets at Ticket Source. Browse all of Toyah’s confirmed forthcoming live dates at toyahwillcox.com.