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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

January 30th, 2014

ashersingles14bAsher’s Angel Theme: A new single, the theme to the book Asher’s Angel, called ‘Lying’ will be released by Shaun Antoni in early February. Shaun is also working on a song called ‘Toyah’ which he plans to release at a later date. View all of Dreamscape’s Asher’s Angel news here…

Get Bucks: Music club that rocked the world – a major new Bucks exhibition: Many rock stars of the seventies and eighties say this Buckinghamshire music club Friars helped make their name – Chart-topping names like David Bowie, Howard Jones, Marillion, Toyah Willcox and the Clash . . . all took the stage at Friars, in Aylesbury – Continue reading…

The Music Fix: Rewind Festival expands calendar: 80s retro festival Rewind have announced three UK festivals during summer 2014. Tickets for all three festivals will go on sale at 9am on Friday January 31st at the official website. REWIND NORTH – for the very first time, REWIND comes to the North of England at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire on Saturday August 30th and Sunday August 31st. Headline performances will include Billy Ocean and Holly Johnson, plus appearances from Rick Astley, Jimmy Somerville, Tony Hadley, T’Pau, Level 42, Mike + The Mechanics, Toyah, Marc Almond and many more – Continue reading…

Live 2014: Another new live date for Toyah has just been confirmed. A full band gig at Newnham Park, Plymouth in Devon on 25th May – View Toyah’s full 2014 live itinerary here…

Town Hall/Symphony Hall: Rock Choir: The Choir That Rocks: Featuring Toyah and Caroline Redman Lusher – Saturday 19 July – Over 1,000 Rock Choir members from across The Midlands present two unique performances of uplifting, feel-good songs, featuring special guest Toyah Willcox and Caroline Redman Lusher – Continue reading…

St Mary in the Castle: Toyah Willcox – April 5 @ 7:30 pm – Continue reading…

Fripp & Associates: How Popular Musicians Learn. Robert Fripp’s forward for Professor Lucy Green’s book – Continue reading…

Asher’s Angel: 2014 Edition

January 13th, 2014

ashersingles14aA revised edition of Asher’s Angel, the book by Asher Meekins which takes inspiration from Toyah, is now available.

“Asher’s Angel” is something of an ironic name for the new book by Asher Meekins. He writes about the mysterious “Angel” of the title while in reality some of Asher’s friends see him as something of an angel. If, that is, an angel is someone who is always selflessly there for a friend with support and kind words. Who is Asher’s Angel? One of those aforementioned friends? Someone famous? Or, indeed, Asher himself? All is revealed in this updated version of Asher’s wonderful novel. A true story about life experience and how others can often help and guide us through dark times without even knowing it!

Asher Meekins, born in 1967 just outside London, now lives in Kent. He spent the 80’s enjoying the music of the era from Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Stranglers to Kate Bush. His main hero was and still is Toyah Willcox.

• ‘Asher’s Angel’ is available from Amazon (including Kindle edition) and Waterstones. View all of Dreamscape’s ‘Asher’s Angel’ news here.

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Asher’s Angel in Manchester

October 23rd, 2013

While in Manchester, Toyah kindly posed for a photo with Asher Meekins’, partly inspired by Toyah, book Asher’s Angel. I couldn’t let the occasion go by without putting together something with the photo! Click below for more info on Asher’s book.  (Thanks to Paul Lomas for the original photo)

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 12th, 2013

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Rebel Run: Toyah’s 13th single, was released this week 30 years ago. Toyah couldn’t appear in the studio on Top Of The Pops to perform the song as she was still in France filming The Ebony Tower – The edition of the show, which includes a play of the promo video, has recently been uploaded to You Tube…

Rare Import Singles: Longtime Toyah fan Asher Meekins is auctioning off some of the rarest items from his Toyah collection, including French, German and Yugoslavian import singles – View at ebay…

Asher’s Angel: Asher also recently published his first novel, Asher’s Angel, which was partly inspired by being a Toyah fan. More info on the book and how to buy it at Facebook…

Made At The Mill: This weekend sees Toyah revisit her roots as she takes part in Made At The Mill: A Celebration of Pebble Mill & BBC Birmingham, taking place in Stourbridge in the West Midlands:

14:00 Look Hear Reunion: Chris Phipps, John Holmes and Toyah Willcox talk about the Midlands pop show and share a special reunion before episode screening. 16:00 Toyah introduces her screen debut in Second City Firsts television play Glitter (1978)

• Full details of the event is available at the Kaleidoscope website.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 26th, 2013

Toyah @ Twitter: A couple of interesting tweets from Toyah recently: “Just driven past Battle. Where Sheep farming In Barnet was recorded ……35yrs ago !!!!!!!” and “…on another subject Toyah Autumn dates will announced soon“. Twitter is also a great way to stay updated on Hormonal Housewives with news direct from Toyah.

Asher’s Angel, the new book by Toyah fan Asher Meekins is now available in paperback from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Edinburgh Evening News: City star of The Voice happy for second chance: Toyah is mentioned in this article on former Bilbo Baggins singer Colin Chisholm. Colin appeared in Glitter in 1976, alongside Toyah in her first TV role.

Tamworth Herald: Laughs and gasps aplenty at Garrick: They have caused “mayhem and mania in theatres across the country” – and now the Hormonal Housewives cast are heading to Lichfield.

• Toyah received a name check on the Snooker World Championships 2013 on Wednesday afternoon: “As Toyah Willcox said, it’s a mystery…” said one of the commentators. The snooker is currently airing on BBC2 and Eurosport.

Asher’s Angel by Asher Meekins

April 11th, 2013

Long time Toyah fan Asher Meekins has written his first book, Asher’s Angel.

Who is Asher’s Angel? Well you decide…

A harrowing and candid account of the debilitating depression that the sudden end of a relationship can bring. Told with a disarming honesty. Asher’s Angel leaves the reader in no doubt as to the strength of the feelings experienced and the depths of despair through which the author travelled on his journey to the other side of this traumatic time.”

Chris Limb, 2013 (Author of ‘I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan’)

The book will be available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com in paperback. A kindle edition is already on sale.

• Follow Asher at Facebook for updates and further info on ‘Asher’s Angel’.