Rocks/Rokpool: New Toyah Interview 16th
great new interview with Toyah, published
yesterday, from Midlands
Willcox is a true renaissance woman and
die-hard Midlands lass. Her career
spans over three decades and ranges from
stage and song as well as ticks in the
bestselling author and charitable
activist columns. In 2010, she
emerges again as a rock star, touring and
recording with new band The Humans.
In advance of an
upcoming appearance at the Asylum,
Juanita Appleby speaks to this punk, new
wave icon about her passions, her
thoughts on the music industry and what
people can expect from her concert on
Im going to throw some stats at
you, Toyah, because it just blows my
mind. 30 albums plus, 13 UK Top 40s,
best-selling author, musicals, stage, TV,
movie, radio, presenting, voiceovers,
charitable activist so tell me
whats your real passion?
Wow, thats a good question. I
prefer work in front of the camera but
work like that is few and far between so
I need to be constantly engaged with a
kind of creative experience. Im the
kind of person if there isnt an
opportunity happening in one genre
Ill find it happening in another.
So thats probably why I have so
much on my CV.
JA: So you
get cabin fever if something isnt
TW: I have
cabin fever daily, hourly even.
Read the full
interview online at Midlands
Rocks here. An
expanded version of the interview is
at the Rokpool FM
accompanied by a brilliant photo of
Toyah, and fans, at The Robin.
Its also available at
the interviewers personal blog.
Toyah Live! 2010:
The Robin: Alan Perry Concert Photos 12th
Theres a huge
selection of Toyah at The Robin photos
available for sale at Alan Perry
Concert Photographs. There are also
photos from The Changeling
tour. Click below to visit the site.
Toyah Live! 2010:
The Robin: News Archive 10th
now just under two weeks until Toyah
plays live at The Asylum in Birmingham.
Buy tickets online here.
Dreamscapes archive of news
coverage for her gig at The Robin in
Wolverhampton last month: Theres
pre-show info; set-list details; press
interviews; song clips; and some great
Theres also info on
and a link to DJ Cruel Britannias
Toyah interview that took place at The
Robin on the evening of the gig.
Thanks to everyone who
contributed. View The Robin news archive here.
2010: The Robin: Soundcheck/Onstage
Toyah at the soundcheck and,
later, onstage on 27th March at The Robin
gig. Thanks to Richard Smith,
pictured with Toyah, for these great
photos. Please click here or
below for larger versions. View full
Dreamscape coverage of Toyahs 2010
gig at The Robin here.
YouTubing At The
Robin: Race/Neon Womb/Ieya 5th
in a chamber of hollow sound
utter Toyah classics; Race Through
Space, Neon Womb and
Ieya, from Toyahs
Robin, Wolverhampton gig last month.
Thanks to Paul Lomas for the
videos: Paul you are a star, and always
have been from the beginning of
Please click below to watch,
or double click to go to
Transcript @ TW Interview Archive 5th
full transcript of the very recent
Fadeout/Phoenix Radio Toyah interview is
now available at The Toyah Willcox
Farming I hate saying this but if
I heard Sheep Farming and didnt
know it was me Id buy that album!
Its just got some of my favouritest
songs on. Waiting. I just
oh, I love Waiting! I
love singing it but very few bands can
pick it up because theres no form
Read the interview here.
You can also listen to or download the
podcast which includes the interview here. [
Thanks to Minna ]
Toyah Interview Online Now 4th
Cruel Britannias interview with
Toyah is now available to listen to
online, or download, on the Fadeout
introduces the podcast, and her
interview is approximately 30 minutes
into the hour-long show.
Its an interesting
chat covering numerous topics; beginning
with The Blue Meaning
Toyah talks about the early albums, as
well as In The Court Of The Crimson
Queen, The Humans, playing the
House Of Commons(!), the Robin 2 gig, the
Thunder/Free/BNW videos, The Power of
Three, developing a chat show for
daytime tv, Jubilee, the
Here & Now tours, not
wanting to be pigeonholed, and much more.
Short clips of I Want
To Be Free, Waiting,
These Boots Are Made For
Walkin, Brave New
World, Thunder In The
Mountains and Lesser
God are played.
A great selection of other
music too; Bauhaus, Ghost Dance,
Christian Death, Pop Will Eat
Itself Took me way back to going to
Glasgow Uni QMU Friday nights, Glasgow
Tech Saturday nights, every week,
drinking far too much snakebite
The interview airs again
this evening, 8pm, on Radio Nightbreed.
Listen online here.
Nightbreed/Fadeout: Toyah Interview
Re-Airs Tonight 4th
Britannias interview with
Toyah was broadcast last night
on Phoenix Radios Fadeout
missed it, Fadeout will
air again tonight on Radio Nightbreed at
8pm.The show will also be available
as a podcast on the Fadeout
website very soon.
A full transcript of
the Toyah interview will also be
available at The Toyah Willcox
Interview Archive, here,
Phoenix Radio/Fadeout: This Saturday 31st
a career spanning over 30 years Toyah
Willcox has had 13 top 40 singles,
recorded 20 albums, written 2 books,
appeared in over 40 stage plays, made 10
feature films and presented hundreds of
television programmes from The Good Sex
Guide Late to Songs Of Praise. Tune in to
Fadeout on Saturday 3rd April at 7.00pm
to hear Toyah in an exclusive interview
with Cruel Britannia where she talks
about her musical beginnings right
through to her current tour and her
involvement in alternative/experimental
band The Humans.
To hear from Toyah
and Cruel Britannia (pictured together
during the interview on the left)- make
sure you are tuned in to Phoenix Radio at
7pm UK time this Saturday, 3 April.
Express & Star:
Toyahs Appeal No Mystery 29th
hair may be tamed, but Toyah Willcox
proved she is still a rock chick at heart
when she took to the stage in Bilston
dressed in a black PVC catsuit.
Willcox may be a recognisable face on the
TV thanks to numerous presenting and
reality show roles, but at the Robin 2 on
Saturday night she returned to what she
The Its a Mystery star
let loose with some of her biggest hits
and a number of cover versions.
going to play songs I love to party out
to and I want you to party as well,
Willcox told the crowd at
the Mount Pleasant music venue.
She joked: Im so
glad I wore PVC its hot up
here. The diminutive star proved
she still has the same big voice that
helped catapult her to cult status in the
1980s as she blasted out old favourites
like Its a Mystery and I Want To Be
Free, as well as new songs such as Lesser
God. [ By Catherine Dalton ]
Visit the Express
& Star website here.
Check out the Toyah Fans Club Facebook
for some great photos of Toyah from The
Toyah Live! 2010:
The Robin 2 Set List 28th
set-list from last nights gig at
The Robin 2:
In The Mountains, Lesser God, Are You
Gonna Go My Way, Neon Womb, Schools Out,
Obsolete, Echo Beach, Word Up, Latex
Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), These
Boots Are Made For Walkin, Jungles
Of Jupiter, She Sells Sanctuary, Its A
Mystery, Rebel Yell, Race Through Space,
Sweet Child O Mine, I Want To Be
Free, Ieya, Crazy Horses, and Danced.
Three from Sheep
Farming, four from
Anthem and one from The
Please click here or
on the pictures for fantastic footage, at
YouTube, from last
nights gig Toyah performing
the iconic Neon Womb. [Thanks
to Paul Lomas]
Toyah Live! 2010:
Toyah in Concert: The Robin Tonight! 27th
and her band bring Wild Essence
back to Wolverhampton tonight. Five years
after the last gig there.
plays The Robin 2 in Bilston It
looks like it will be a great gig with an
interesting set-list (See Sheep
Farming in Bilston update below).
(Dudley) Ltd and Drunken Dragon
Promotions in conjunction with The
Robin 2 are pleased to present : An
Evening With Toyah Willcox + supports
Deadfilmstar and Last 3 Victim.
The Robin 2, 24-26 Mount
Bilston, Wolverhampton, Midlands WV14 7LJ
Sheep Farming In
All you lucky people
attending The Robin 2 gig in Bilston,
Wolverhampton tomorrow night have a real
treat in store. Toyah is including three
songs from Sheep Farming In
Barnet on the set-list. What I
wouldnt give to hear
Stranger and Victims Of The
Riddle live in 2010, though
Race Through Space,
Danced and Our
Movie are possibly more likely!
forthcoming gig, this Saturday, at The
Robin 2 in Wolverhampton has attracted
much online attention.
Surge Music, Pray
Silence, 107.7 The
Wolf, Birmingham Gig
Guide, Gig Guide Midlands,
Birmingham, City Local,
Whats On Live, and
Ents24' are just some of the
websites who have devoted webspace to it.
Toyah last played at the
Bilston venue in 2005. A concert that was
captured for posterity and released as
her first, and so far only, official DVD
Wild Essence: Live In The 21st
On Saturday Toyah is
supported by Last 3 Victims and
Deadfilmstar. Its going to be a
Toyah Live! 2010:
Robin 2 & The Asylum 4th
Toyah plays two solo gigs in March and
April in Wolverhampton and Birmingham.
Please click below for further details
and ticket information.
Dragon Promotions & XiStance Xposed
present Toyah at The Robin 2, Bilston,
Wolverhampton on the 27th March 2010, and
The Asylum Venue in Birmingham on the
23rd April 2010.
will be two amazing nights and tickets
are selling fast so get yours now. Visit
Drunken Dragon Promotions & XiStance
Xposed MySpace here,
or their Facebook here.