Strictly Come Dancing 2024: Toyah Reports/Rumours!

June 16th, 2024

This news hasn’t been officially confirmed, by Toyah or any source related to Strictly or even the BBC, but it’s being reported by numerous tabloids…

The Sun: Super Signing – Huge 80s star signs up for Strictly – Read on to find out which other stars are in the frame for next season – Continue…

Daily Mail: 80’s icon Toyah Willcox ‘signs up for Strictly Come Dancing’ after being inspired by pal Angela Rippon – Continue…

Daily Express: 80s legend ‘signs up for Strictly Come Dancing’ after being inspired by Angela Rippon – Continue…

Female First: Toyah Willcox set for Strictly Come Dancing – Toyah Willcox, 66, is reportedly set to take part in the next series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ – Continue…

Yahoo!: Toyah Willcox set for Strictly Come Dancing – Continue…

Mirror: Toyah Willcox looks set for Strictly Come Dancing 2024 thanks to famous pal – Continue…

• Time will tell, as these rumours have circulated in previous years, but not quite as widespread as the current reports. Keep an eye on Toyah’s official website and social media, as well as the BBC and Strictly Come Dancing cast announcements!

Releases: Roses In Chains – Video Preview

June 16th, 2024

Toyah releases Roses In Chains in just five days… See a preview of the video at Facebook and Instagram. Pre-save the single by clicking below.

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Toyah & Robert: Rock Party Tour – Press

June 16th, 2024

Toyah & Robert played the first two dates of their Summer Rock Party Tour over the weekend – in Frome and Evesham. Next Sunday brings their first 2024 festival date at the Isle Of Wight Festival…

The Westmorland Gazette: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp will perform at The Coro – Continue…

The Mail: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp to perform in Ulverston – Continue…

Warrington Worldwide: Toyah and Robert set to rock Parr Hall – Continue…

Evesham Journal: Pershore’s Toyah Willcox returns to Evesham for rock concert – Continue…

Minx 2024: Previously Unseen Toyah Photos

June 16th, 2024

In anticipation of the upcoming deluxe reissue of, Toyah’s 1985 debut solo album, Minx – a couple of previously unseen variations of Toyah photos from the Terence Donovan Minx-era shoots have been made available… Pre-order Minx here.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep6)

June 16th, 2024

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra. with the final episode on this week.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 21st June: 7am/12pm/6pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 22nd June: 2am
Episode 6 of 6. A letter and phone calls lift the lid on Jane’s chaotic love life. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From February 1993. Last in Series.

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Sat Song/UM/Sunday Lunch

June 16th, 2024

Saturday Morning Song: Sensational (Live at Isle Of Wight Festival 2022) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: UpBeat MomentsWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Girls Girls Girls   – Watch… (Image © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyah On TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

June 16th, 2024

Celebrity Cathphrase: ITV2: Thursday 20th June: 6pm
Series 3, episode 7. Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show, with Nicola Coughlan, Stephen Mangan and Toyah Willcox all trying to say what they see as they guess well-known phrases for the chance to win a £50,000 jackpot for their chosen charity.

Toyah on the Radio: BBC R4 Extra: The Older Woman (Ep5)

June 9th, 2024

tow15aThe first series of The Older Woman, the six-part radio drama which was originally broadcast in 1993, is currently airing again on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Toyah plays Elsa, alongside Martun Clunes and Zoë Wanamaker as Roy and Jane in this excellent, and slightly surreal, drama by Tony Bagley. Toyah also performs the theme song to The Older Woman.

The series, produced by Paul Schlesinger, also features David Troughton, Geoff McGivern, David Holt, Keith Drinkel and Melanie Hudson in a variety of roles.

The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Friday 14th June: 7am/12pm/6pm
The Older Woman: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Saturday 15th June: 2am
Episode 5 of 6. Roy is temporarily distracted from his obsession with Jane by Dick’s rapid descent into alcoholism – and the sudden appearance of Elsa’s ex-husband. However, a night of unbridled passion with Jane looks increasingly likely…. Stars Zoe Wanamaker, Martin Clunes and Toyah Willcox. From February 1993.

Releases: New Toyah Single – Roses In Chains

June 6th, 2024

Toyah will release a new single, Roses In Chains on Friday 21st June 2024 in time for Toyah second consecutive year of appearing on the bills of the legendary Glastonbury Festival and Isle of Wight Festival.

This captivating new song is a collaboration with her long-time writing partner Simon Darlow, and features the legendary Robert Fripp, adding his signature guitar to the production.

Roses In Chains emerged through collaborative song-writing sessions between Toyah and Simon, crafting a song that delves into the intense dynamics of human relationships. “The idea behind the song is the intensity of relationships; nothing is plain sailing, but bonds are unbreakable” Toyah explains. This theme of enduring connections is powerfully conveyed through both the music and the lyrics.

• Pre save the song now by clicking on the digital cover. See further details at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah On TV: Top Of The Pops – 1982

June 6th, 2024

There’s another chance to see one of the greatest pop images in modern music history – brought to life in Toyah’s iconic Brave New World 1982 promo video – very soon on BBC4′s re-airing of classic editions of Top Of The Pops.

Top Of The Pops: BBC Four: Friday 14th June: 8.30pm
17/06/1982. Simon Bates presents the weekly pop chart show, first broadcast on 17th June 1982. Includes appearances by Natasha, Roxy Music, Echo and the Bunnymen, Duran Duran, ABC, Bow Wow Wow, Queen, Toyah and Adam Ant.

• Below is the very first Brave New World feature I created for the fanzine back in 2014 (Issue 4).

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Live 2024: Torchlight Festval Of Camping

June 6th, 2024

Another festival date has just been added to Toyah’s already busy Summer 2024 of festival dates, gigs and tour, mostly with Robert but also some solo appearances. She will play the Torchlight Festival on Sunday 18th August.

“I can’t wait to perform live at the Torchlight Festival of Camping on Sunday 18 August. Hope you’ll be coming to see us there. Tickets incl 3 nights camping, entertainment + children go free. Roll on the summer of live music! Toyah xx”

• Further details and ticket links available here.

Toyah On TV: The Footage Detectives

June 6th, 2024

The Footage Detectives: Talking Pictures TV: Sunday 9th June: 5pm
Quadrophenia. Featuring a look behind the scenes on Quadrophenia. Plus, rescued cinema advertising slides from the Second World War and memories of Smedley’s Sausage Rolls.

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: At Home/UM/Sunday Lunch

June 6th, 2024

Toyah At Home: June 2024 + Single Announcement – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: UpBeat MomentsWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Welcome To The JungleWatch… (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On TV: Pointless Celebrities

June 6th, 2024

Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Friday 14th June: 11am
Series 6, Episode 14. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a special celebrity music edition of the quiz that rewards the answers that no-one else could think of. Featuring Mark King and Toyah Willcox, Carol Decker and Limahl, Dave Hill and Dave Bartram and Antony Costa and Scott Robinson. (Photo © BBC)

Official Toyah: June 2024 Blog

June 6th, 2024

Toyah’s blog for June is available to read at toyahwillcox.com.

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Toyah On TV: Portrait Artist Of The Year

June 6th, 2024

Portrait Artist Of The Year: Sky Arts: Tuesday 18th June: 7pm
Celebrities V Kids Special. Nitin Ganatra, Anita Mangan, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Toyah Willcox, Leigh Francis and Gemma Cairney join six school pupils selected as part of Sky Arts Access All Arts initiative to paint portraits of Konnie Huq, Lee Ridley and Chi-Chi Nwanoku. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

Official Charts: Warrior Rock – Toyah On Tour

May 29th, 2024

Warrior Rock – remastered, expanded & reissued – has placed in a number of this week’s Official Charts.

Toyah said: “Thanks to all for supporting the WARRIOR ROCK release with the new remastered / deluxe editions. The album went back into various LP charts last Friday, so thank you. Toyah xx

This continues a fantastic run of recent charting for Toyah on the Official Charts, dating back to April 2019, when In The Court Of The Crimson Queen charted.

#12 – Official Independent Albums Chart
#18 – Official Physical Chart
#20 – Official Sales Chart
#22 – Official Scottish Chart
#30 – Official Vinyl Album Chart
#56 – Official Update/Midweek Album Chart

• Browse Toyah’s Official Charts history – dating back to June 1980, with the first chart entry for The Blue Meaning – including numerous releases from recent years on a variety of Official Album Charts, here. Order the Remastered reissue of Warrior Rock here. Browse Dreamscape’s Toyah Official Charts archive here. Read Toyah’s comment, alongside a rare Changeling Tour photo, at Facebook.

Releases: Heaven Sent – Bird In Flight On New 4CD Set

May 29th, 2024

Bird In Flight, the lead song from Toyah’s Double-A Side single – along with Tribal Look – and very first Toyah release of the 1980’s, is included on an upcoming new 4CD compilation.

Heaven Sent – The Rise Of New Pop 1979 – 1983, will be released on 28th July, with Bird In Flight included on CD1.

The compilation boasts a wealth of great late 70s/early 80s bands and artists, including: Soft Cell, The Cure, The Human League, Tears For Fears, Altered Images, Eurythmics, Grace Jones, The Clash, The Associates, Japan, Teardrop Explodes, Hazel O’Connor, The Jam, Madness, Godley & Creme (who directed two Toyah videos in 1981) and many more.

• See further info and pre-order at Cherry Red Records.

Toyah On TV: Sounds Like The 80s

May 29th, 2024

Sounds Like The 80s: More4: Tuesday 11th June: 10pm
Ken Bruce brings together 1980s icons to create the ultimate mixtape of the era. With song selections from Midge Ure, Jazzie B, Toyah Willcox, Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan.

Live 2024: Toyah & Robert – Rock Party + Festivals

May 29th, 2024

11 dates – one already sold out – from Toyah & Robert. The six-date Rock Party Tour, and five festivals, including Glastonbury and Isle Of Wight. Have you got your tickets yet? Click below.

Toyah On TV: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?!

May 29th, 2024

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Thursday 30th May: 5pm
Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Visage, Five Star, Divine, Cher, The Jam, Bananarama, Dead Or Alive, Bucks Fizz, ABC, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Madonna, Adam & The Ants, A Flock Of Seagulls, Roxy Music, Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Grace Jones, Su Pollard, Toyah herself and more in this crazy countdown!