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Live 2018: The SAS Band All-Star Christmas Special

December 1st, 2018

Toyah’s third gig of the week with The SAS Band is the 6th annual All Star Christmas Special, taking place tonight at GLive in Guildford.

Fabbagirls have shined their boots and Princess of Punk Toyah, Justin Hawkins of The Darkness and rock powerhouses Patti Russo, Chris Thompson and Tony Vincent are ready to blow the roof off of GLive Guildford TONIGHT! Last tickets available – click below to book.

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Returning to G Live for their 6th annual Christmas Special, Queen’s MD and keyboardist Spike Edeny has invited some of his rockstar and musician friends to join him and his All-Star Band to help launch the festive season!  Performing their biggest hits and many more… this year’s line-up will include:

Charismatic frontman of The Darkness, Justin Hawkins – hits include I Believe In A Thing Called Love and Christmas Time, TOYAH – It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains and I Want To Be Free, Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band) – Blinded By The Light and returning by popular demand, Rock powerhouse Patti Russo (Meatloaf/Cher) and Tony Vincent (of We Will Rock You!).

The Fabbagirls, Susie Webb and Zoe Nicholas, will be opening the show for at 7.45pm. They were the original singers of Bjorn Again and are truly considered one of the best Abba Tribute acts. Even Abba has said they like them!

This is a night for real music lovers and it’s advised to book early, as this show always sells out!

Dreamscape Advent Calendar 2018: Day 1

December 1st, 2018

christmas2018fWelcome to December, and to Dreamscape’s 19th consecutive year of celebrating Christmas, and Toyah at Christmas, online.

We will be adding a festive update each day in the count down/run up to Christmas, right through until Christmas Eve.

As well as news on any TV appearances for Toyah during December.

It had become something of a tradition to see Toyah on Vintage TV each December, spreading Yuletide cheer and festive tunes, but unfortunately the music channel is currently not included in the television schedules but could be returning soon according to their website.

Christmas 2014, and Dreamscape’s Toyah fanzine produced a couple of festive issues, including a mini-issue dedicated to Toyah’s appearance on ITV’s Pop Goes Christmas back in 1982, when I Believe In Father Christmas was performed by Toyah, Joel Bogen and Keith Hale.

Of course the song – Toyah’s cover of Greg Lake’s classic Christmas single originally released in 1975 – would go on to be included on the Mayhem compilation album, released by, Toyah’s former record label, Safari Records in 1985 and also made available as a digital single in December 2012.  Toyah’s rendition of I Believe In Father Christmas is now as much a part of a Toyah fan’s Christmas as the tree and fairy lights!

Below is the cover and a selection of pages from the aforementioned Christmas 2014 fanzine.

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