|An Audience With Toyah,
Lochgelly Centre, Fife:
Sunday 25th September, 2005 -
Thunder in the Mountians
Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard)
Because the Night
Its A Mystery
Sweet Child of Mine
River Deep Mountain High
I Want To Be Free
An Audience With Toyah
Willcox is exceptional, inspiring,
funny,and full of the usual energy &
magic that Toyah brings to the
That stage, on Sunday night,
was set with a comfy armchair to the left
and a rack of old stage clothes to the
right. Throughout there were projections
of photos (many of which rarely seen
previously, including on-location shots
of the making of the 'Brave New World'
video and shots taken for the new DVD
cover!) and videos were also shown.
Toyah recounted stories
relating to the images, covering many of
the topics familiar to readers of her
2000 autobiography 'Living Out Loud', but
also told several stories that were new
to most ears. She interspersed these with
a total of eight songs, sung live to a
newly-recorded backing track.
The reception was very warm
and enthusiastic to say the least, and
althought the crowd was not huge it was
certainly vocal and the vibe in the room
was amazing. Toyah was genuinely touched
and surprised by the reception,
explaining that it was the first time she
had done this type of "show".
Indeed, she over-ran by over 20 minutes
for part one. After a 15 minute interval
Toyah returned to the stage for a very
interesting "Question &
Answer" session, covering a wide
variety of topics which she responded to
admirably and fully.
There was then a signing
session. Books, CDs, autographed cards,
flyers etc were available for purchase
& at least 90% of the crowd surged to
the front to lap it up. Toyah spent
quality time with everyone, posing for
photographs and was very natural and
friendly with all.
All in all it was a really
entertaining, special evening.
[ Thanks to Gavin Brick
for the above report ]