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Birmingham Review: Interview: Toyah Willcox

August 5th, 2012

A recent interview with Toyah, from Birmingham Review.

BReview: “Congratulations on your star in the Kings Heath ‘Walk of Fame’.  How does it feel to be awarded this accolade?”

Toyah: “It’s wonderful.  It’s such an honour, and so good for people to remember me in this way. I lived in Birmingham for 18 years, until I left for London and got my career going. I was born and conceived here. I used to shop on the high street everyday with my mother.

It’s very kind of the business people of Kings Heath, to include me in the names of those associated with the suburb. Amazing people have played here, like Led Zeppelin and Jerry lee Lewis (at the Ritz Ballroom, now Cash Convertors, on York Rd).  I think I am the only other woman apart from Helen Shapiro; it’s an absolute honour.”

• Continue reading at Birmingham Review.

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Birmingham Review: Toyah Willcox @ Hare & Hounds

August 5th, 2012

After a day of all things Toyah Willcox (star receiving Toyah, interview giving Toyah, buffet lunch eating Toyah), I was finally going to see her in, arguably, her most natural habitat – on stage.

The Hare and Hounds provided the venue for Toyah Wilcox’s one off homecoming gig.

And, although this lady’s musical, stage and acting career has spanned some thirty plus years, I was still surprised to see Venue 2 packed out with die-hard Toyah fans; many having donned their Toyah memorabilia t-shirts and raided wardrobes for their best Goth-like attire.

• Continue reading at Birmingham Review.

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Gig Junkies: Toyah Willcox @ The Hare & Hounds

August 5th, 2012

After her rainy day ramble down nostalgia lane to receive her Kings Heath Walk Of Fame badge of honour earlier today at The Hare, Toyah Willcox got down to the serious business of reminding us just how and why her Princess of Post-Punk/Goth-lite song-writing and stage theatrics undoubtedly caught the 80s zeitgeist.

• Continue reading at Gig Junkies. (Photo © Ian Dunn/Principle Photography)

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Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos by PAC Photography

August 5th, 2012

More photos from Toyah’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ day in King’s Heath last month. A great shot of Toyah with her framed star and pictures from the Hare & Hounds gig later in the evening. All have now been added to Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Thanks to Paul at PAC Photography for these)

Hare & Hounds: TITM by Toyah & Andi Fraggs

August 3rd, 2012

Toyah and Andi Fraggs performing the fantastic ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ at last month’s Hare & Hounds gig in King’s Heath. View the full clip at You Tube.

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Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos @ Dreamscape’s Gallery

July 18th, 2012

More excellent Hare & Hounds gig photos have now been added to Dreamscape’s Gallery. Click below to view. (Thanks again to Ray Sears, Chris Cox and Angus Turner)

I’m off on my Summer hols so this is the last update for now. Have a great rest of July!!

Hare & Hounds: WOF ‘Blue Meanings’

July 17th, 2012

Just uploaded to You Tube. The incredible ‘Blue Meanings’ from last night’s Hare & Hounds gig.

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos by Ray Sears

July 17th, 2012

More Toyah, live at Hare & Hounds, photos. Please click below to view the full versions at Dreamscape’s Gallery. More soon! (Thanks to Ray Sears for these great shots)

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos by Chris Cox

July 17th, 2012

Our second batch of Toyah, live at Hare & Hounds, photos. Please click below to view the full versions at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Thanks to Chris Cox for these great shots)

Hare & Hounds: More WOF Gig Photos Soon!

July 17th, 2012

Coming Soon: A great selection of photos from last night’s Hare & Hounds gig, courtesy of Ray Sears and Chris Cox. Check back to DTN later to view fantastic shots of Toyah onstage.

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos by Angus Turner

July 17th, 2012

Great photos of Toyah onstage at last night’s, post-’Walk Of Fame’, Hare & Hounds gig in King’s Heath. There’s already been lots of positive feedback about the gig. Click below to view these, and more, at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (A huge thank you to Angus Turner)

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Setlist(s)

July 17th, 2012

The ‘Walk Of Fame’ Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath set list(s):

Setlist #1: Good Morning Universe; Warrior Rock; Bird in Flight; Rebel Run; Little Tears Of Love; Brave New World; Blue Meanings; Jungles Of Jupiter; Thunder In The Mountains (featuring Andi Fraggs); We Are.

Setlist #2: Echo Beach; These Boots Are Made For Walkin’; Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You); Angel & Me; The Packt; Victims Of The Riddle; Danced; Neon Womb; It’s A Mystery; I Want To Be Free.

Encore: Elusive Stranger; Ieya.

An incredible selection of songs! (News Source: Official Toyah Facebook)

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Toyah News Briefs

July 17th, 2012

• Toyah’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ tweets: “Hare & Hounds is an excellent venue, great atmosphere & vibe. Can’t wait 2 get on stage“, and “oh no I’ve been arrested at my Walk Of Fame unveiling lol“, along with this great photo, and “Thank u 2 every1 4 2day. Fantastic time & the band rocked“. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

• Paul of PAC Photography attended Toyah’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ ceremony. He said: “Just back from one of the greatest experiences of my life, great to see Toyah pick up her Walk of Fame award and to be able to capture it”. Paul was also at tonight’s gig, photographing fans and Toyah!

• Toyah compered at the Rock & Bike Fest 2012 on Saturday, and also guested on stage with The Sweet on ‘Ballroom Blitz’. View at You Tube.

• Browse all of Dreamscape’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ news by clicking below.

Walk Of Fame Concert @ Hare & Hounds

July 15th, 2012

A last opportunity to buy tickets for tomorrow’s two-set gig at the Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath.

This is going to be a very special evening. This is the first time Toyah has played live in her hometown and the sets will include songs from throughout her career.

Tomorrow morning Toyah receives the first star on the King’s Heath Walk Of Fame, and the ceremony will be followed by a celebratory lunch. The Hare & Hounds gig will round off a very special day for Toyah, and is sure to be a night everyone who is lucky enough to attend will remember! Don’t miss it if you can! Get your ticket(s) here.

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Live Brum: Toyah – Walk Of Fame Concert

July 14th, 2012

Celebrating Toyah’s induction as the very first star on the King’s Heath Walk of Fame comes a very special, intimate homecoming gig in the Hare & Hounds. This one-off concert with Toyah’s full band is a true celebration of Toyah’s roots in her hometown on the day her star is unveiled on the King’s Heath Walk of Fame.

Touring to great acclaim for the past 18 months Toyah has been revisiting material not performed for thirty years.

• Continue reading at Live Brum | View all of our King’s Heath Walk Of Fame news.

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