Archive for the ‘Radio’ Category

Radio: BBC Northampton – Toyah Interview

March 11th, 2020

Toyah was interviewed on Bernie Keith’s BBC Radio Northampton show yesterday. Talking the Toyah Solo box set, the new colour vinyl albums, Hazel O’Connor, her music collection, the Electric Ladies tour and much more.

• Toyah’s interview begins around 2hr 37m into the show and is available for the next four weeks at BBC Sounds. Read a full transcript of this interview here. (Thanks Min)

Radio: BBC Hereford & Worcester – Toyah Interview

March 8th, 2020

Toyah guested on Tammy Gooding’s show on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester on Tuesday afternoon.

Chatting about Hazel O’Connor, touring, Electric Ladies, future releases for 2020, making movies (including, soon to released, To Be Someone which has many of the Quadrophenia cast in but is “not Quadrophenia Two“), Kate Bush and more.

“We smuggled Kate Bush in to Pershore!”
Pershore’s punk rock legend Toyah Willcox catches up with our Tammy Gooding, talking the joys of living a secret life in Worcestershire and the moments that made her music what it is.

• Toyah’s interview has been made available as a seperate clip at the BBC website. Listen here.

Toyah on the Radio: Jools Holland Show – BBCR2

March 4th, 2020

Toyah will be a guest on Jools Holland’s upcoming BBC Radio 2 series in April.

Toyah will be talking about her new box set Toyah Solo and selecting some of her favourite music act’s performances from the Later with Jools archive. Broadcast details coming soon.

• Further info at Toyah’s Official Instagram.

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Radio: BBC Radio Solent: Alex Dyke’s Wall Of Sound

March 4th, 2020

Toyah guested on Alex Dyke’s Wall of Sound on BBC Radio Solent yesterday, talking about the Electric Ladies Of The 80s Tour, Toyah Solo, career longevity and more. It’s A Mystery and Thunder In The Mountains were also played at either end of the chat.

Toyah Willcox: Alex chats to Toyah about her upcoming show in Wimborne

• Toyah’s interview begins around 39m into the show and is available for the next four weeks at BBC Sounds.

Radio Catch-Up: BBC York Interview @ Sounds

February 14th, 2020

Toyah guested on Adam Tomlinson and Anna Wallace’s BBC Radio York show late last month (22nd January), talking about her career, punk, autism, playing an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at Selby Town Hall (21st February, Sold Out), making movies, being ridiculously busy all year and much more.

Special guest Toyah (22/01/2020) Toyah talks to Adam ahead of her performance at Selby Town Hall.

• Toyah’s interview begins around 2hr 14m into the show and is divided into a couple of segments. The show is available for just the next 7 days at BBC Sounds.

Radio Catch-Up: BBC Wiltshire Interview @ Sounds

February 14th, 2020

Toyah guested on Su Davies show on BBC Radio Wiltshire on Saturday (8th February), talking the Electric Ladies Of The 80s tour, Hazel O’Connor (“How well do you know Hazel, Toyah Willcox…?“), the Eighties, big hair and much more. There were also plays of I Want To Be Free and It’s A Mystery.

Toyah – Sue’s joined by singer and presenter Toyah Willcox ahead of her visit to Wiltshire.

• Toyah’s interview begins around 1hr 14m into the show and is divided into two segments. The show is available to listen to for the next 23 days at BBC Sounds.

BBC Radio Devon: Toyah Interview

January 20th, 2020

A previously unheard section of Richard Green’s interview with Toyah, which was originally broadcast in June 2019, aired on Saturday on Richard’s BBC Radio Devon show. There was also plays of It’s A Mystery and Dance In The Hurricane.

Toyah talks In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, the two Toyahs, In Extremis and more.

• Listen at BBC Sounds for the next four weeks. The interview and songs begin just a few minutes into the show.

Christmas 2019: Day 24: Musical Milestones

December 24th, 2019

Christmas Eve 2012, Toyah guested on Marlow FM’s Musical Milestones on The Eclectic Light Show. She discussed her life and career and chose six songs along the way. As this aired on Christmas Eve and the station didn’t have a Listen Again function I recorded it and uploaded to Dreamscape a low quality mp3 of the 30-minute special. Click below to listen/download.

Radio: BBC Radio Oxford: Kick Up The 80’s

December 5th, 2019

Two hours, 27 massive 80s hits. How does she do it? Kat’s Kick up the 80s – Kat plays the biggest 80s hits and Kool (& the gang) tells the story of Get Down On It

Kick Up The 80’s: BBC Radio Oxford: Saturday 7th December: 12pm
With Wham!, Toyah, Bronski Beat, the top 3 from 1989, a rock track from Queen, two tracks from ‘the boss’, and a one-hit-wonder from Stan Ridgway you won’t have heard since … the 80s! Plus The Eurythmics, Mari Wilson, Air Supply, Kim Wilde and two very different songs with the same title – “Hold Me Now” from Johnny Logan and The Thompson Twins.

BBC Hereford & Worcester: Would You Rather

October 18th, 2019

Toyah plays 80s “Would You Rather” with Tammy Gooding, which ones would you choose? Click below to listen to the short clip at Facebook.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC6Music – Hometown Glory

October 1st, 2019

Toyah recently guested on Chris Hawkins’ BBC Radio 6 Music show, enthusing about her home town of Birmingham.

Is it Toyah? Sounds just like her… More from The Cure’s Seventeen Seconds, which is our Classic Album Of The Weekend, and there’s Toyah’s Hometown Glory guide to Birmingham.

• Toyah appears at approximately 1hr 44m into the show… Listen at BBC Sounds for the next few weeks. Includes a play of It’s A Mystery and a very short burst of Lesser God.

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR2 Good Morning Sunday

June 16th, 2019

Toyah will guest on BBC Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday in a couple of weeks, on Sunday 30th June.

Toyah Willcox is back on tour and celebrating her 40 year career in music. Her new album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen is described as a rally cry to forever living life out loud, proud and heard. As well as performing live in the Good Morning Sunday studio Toyah looks back over her career in music, on the stage and film.

Good Morning Sunday: BBC Radio 2: Sunday 30th June: 6am
The Rev Kate Bottley and Jason Mohammad present a show focusing on ethical and religious issues, with guests and spiritual music.

• Listen online live at the BBC Radio 2 website or post-airing at BBC Sounds.

Radio: Richard Green/BBC Radio Devon

June 10th, 2019

Toyah guested on Richard Green’s show on BBC Radio Devon on Saturday

Jason Donovan, Toyah, and Hamish Stuart of the Average White Band join Richard for a chat!.

• Listen to the show online at BBC Sounds for the next four weeks.

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR2 Sounds Of The 80s TONIGHT!

May 31st, 2019

Sounds Of The 80s with Gary Davies: BBC Radio 2: Friday 31st May: 10pm
Rhythm Is Gonna Get You. Toyah Willcox guests on My 80s, whilst there’s a Gloria Estefan Mastermix!

• Listen online or at BBC sounds post airing – Here are some screenshots from Toyah’s last guest appearance on Sounds Of The 80s, back in 2015 when the show was presented by Sara Cox and also aired, visually, on BBC Red Button!

Radio: BBC Radio Kent/Dominic King Show

May 31st, 2019

Composer David Norland, Sue Vincent and The Kent Sessions with Toyah.

Join Dom for The Arts, Life in Kent, Live Music and Conversation.

• Listen online at BBC Sounds for the next four weeks.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Solent – Alex Dyke/The Wall Of Sound

May 23rd, 2019

BBC Radio Solent’s Alex Dyke will welcome Toyah as a guest this afternoon on his show, The Wall Of Sound. The programme airs for three hours from 1pm.

The Wall Of Sound: BBC Radio Solent: Thursday 23rd May: 1pm
With 80’s star Toyah, ahead of her appearance at the Theatre Royal in Winchester.

• Listen online at BBC Radio Solent’s website or at BBC Sounds post-airing.

Scala Radio: Catch-Up – Listen to Highly Rated

May 11th, 2019

Yesterday’s Highly Rated – Classical Music for Modern Life – which aired on Scala Radio is now available to listen to on Catch-Up at the station’s website.

Toyah guested on the 60-minute show presented by Penny Smith. Listen here.

Toyah on the Radio: Highly Rated on Scala Radio

May 10th, 2019

Toyah guests on Penny Smith’s Highly Rated show on Radio Scala, airing at 7pm this evening.

Highly Rated: Scala Radio: Friday 10th May: 7pm
Join Penny Smith every Friday from 7-8pm for Highly Rated, Scala Radio’s roundtable show, in which guests select their cultural recommendations for the week ahead.

On tonight’s Highly Rated Penny Smith is joined by TV critic Emma Bullimore & pop icon Toyah.

Listen from 7pm to hear their cultural highlights alongside some great pieces which include a track from next week’s Album Of The Week by The Sixteen!

• Scala Radio is available on DAB digital radio, app, online and smart speaker, and is also now on Sky TV, channel 0216 – Full details of how to listen are availabe here. (Photo © Scala Radio)

Toyah on the Radio: BBC Radio Wales

April 27th, 2019

Toyah guests on Bethan Elfyn’s show on BBC Radio Wales this evening – Curating her Artist Playlist.

The programme airs for 2 hours 30 minutes from 7.30pm

Bethan Elfyn: BBC Radio Wales:
Saturday 27th April: 7.30pm

27/04/2019. Toyah Willcox curates her Artist Playlist, and Don Leisure goes global with an intercontinental mix plus the usual mix of classic rock, bold new tunes, indie anthems and new Welsh acts.

• Listen live at the BBC Radio Wales website, and post-airing at BBC Sounds.

BBC Hereford & Worcester: Tammy Gooding Show

April 18th, 2019

bbchereford19aToyah’s recent interview with Tammy Gooding, which aired on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, is now available as a standalone clip.

Pershore’s Toyah in conversation
The queen of punk tells tales of pranking Margaret Thatcher and her love of her home town with Tammy Gooding, as we preview the new album ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’. Tammy also finds out just how much Toyah and her husband enjoy (or not!) singing together in their home in Pershore, and how their house has a touch of the supernatural about it!

Release date: 17 April 2019 | Duration: 17 minutes

• Listen at BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester.


BBC Radio Lincolnshire: ITCOTCQ is Album Of The Week!

April 16th, 2019

crimsonqueen19iiIn The Court Of The Crimson Queen is BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Album Of The Week.

A track will be played each day this week by Amy Claridge (sitting in for Melvyn in the Morning) at 10.30am. There’s also the chance to win a signed copy of the CD on Friday.

• Listen online at BBC Radio Lincolnshire. The morning show begins at 9.30am and airs for 3hrs and 30mins. (Photo © BBC Radio Lincolnshire)