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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.

Derbyshire Times: Hitmaker Toyah’s Concert in Cathedral

August 16th, 2016

derbytimes16aFormer punk princess Toyah Willcox will perform an intimate evening of acoustic music at Derby Cathedral. During her 30-year career she has racked up eight top 40 singles, released more than 20 albums, written two books and appeared in 40 stage plays.

Toyah rose to fame on the back of hits such as It’s A Mystery and Thunder in the Mountains. Her concert on Saturday, August 27, will raise money for the upkeep of Derby Cathedral.

• Continue reading at the Derbyshire Times.

Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: Torre Abbey Rescheduled

August 11th, 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances Toyah’s Acoustic gig for this coming Sunday has been rescheduled to 6 November 2016.

All tickets remain valid, although refunds will be honoured at point of purchase for those who are unable to attend 6 November.

• Futher info at toyahwillcox.com.

Acoustic, Up Close @ Dorchester Corn Exchange

July 10th, 2016

Fab photos of Toyah onstage at Dorchester Corn Exchange on Friday night for an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date. Click below to view larger versions. (Photos © Angus Turner)

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Toyah tweeted a photo from Dorchester on Friday. Remembering a special purchase made in the town some 30 years ago…

BV Magazine: Toyah Tours into Dorchester with New Acoustic Show

June 26th, 2016

acoustic16bPop icon, actress and household name Toyah is bringing her acoustic show to Dorchester Arts at the town’s Corn Exchange.

The show features acoustic versions of songs such as Thunder in the Mountains and Good Morning Universe to Sensational – a track that was used recently on a national TV advertising campaign starring Patsy Kensit.

Tickets for Toyah: Up Close and Personal are available from the www.dorchesterarts.org.uk website or call the box office on 01305 266926.

• Continue reading at Blackmore Vale Magazine.

Acoustic, Up Close @ Charter Theatre, Preston

June 24th, 2016

Tonight Toyah plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at The Guild Hall & Charter Theatre, Preston. Click below to visit the venue website for last minute tickets and further information.

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Derby Telegraph: Two Big Acts at Derby Cathedral

June 23rd, 2016

derbytel13aTickets go on sale for two big acts at Derby Cathedral

Tickets have gone on sale for performances in Derby by musicians Toyah and Ian Anderson.

Former punk star Toyah, who shot to fame in the late 1970s, will be performing an intimate acoustic set on Saturday August 27. And on Thursday, December 15, progressive rock and folk musician Ian Anderson, lead singer of Jethro Tull, will be performing the group’s classics and traditional festive songs.

The concerts are among the first major events announced as part of Derby Cathedral’s new events programme, which aims to bring evening footfall into the city while raising important funds for the upkeep of the cathedral.

• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.

What’s On: Toyah – Acoustic, Up Close & Personal at Enginuity

June 22nd, 2016

acoustic16bAfter Toyah’s sell-out performance last year, the household name, pop icon, TV presenter and stage/screen actress is returning to the Engine Shop at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale on Friday evening, 7th October. ‘Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal’ is a wonderful chance to experience the 1980s pop superstar in an intimate setting where music and stories take centre stage.

The show will see Toyah performing an unplugged set of her much-loved hits and classic songs. Toyah will also be recalling stories from her colourful, 35 year career, which has included roles in Calamity Jane, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Jubilee and Quadrophenia.

• Continue reading at Shropshire What’s On.

Derby Telegraph: Toyah Stripped Back – Derby Cathedral

May 27th, 2016

derbytel16aToyah Willcox brings her band to Derby to play an intimate stripped back show, full of hits, album tracks and new songs.

Derby Cathedral is set to become the major entertainment venue in the city centre with more than a dozen events already planned this year and more to follow.

Following the closure of the city’s Assembly Rooms in 2013 after a fire in its car park, Derby has been noticeably unable to stage large-scale concerts and exhibitions. At the same time, the cathedral is committed to getting as many people as possible through its doors in addition to those who worship there.

• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.