Archive for July, 2012

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos @ Dreamscape’s Gallery

July 18th, 2012

More excellent Hare & Hounds gig photos have now been added to Dreamscape’s Gallery. Click below to view. (Thanks again to Ray Sears, Chris Cox and Angus Turner)

I’m off on my Summer hols so this is the last update for now. Have a great rest of July!!

Gig Junkies: Toyah Willcox Talks the Talk…

July 18th, 2012

and Walks the King’s Heath Walk Of Fame @ The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK – 16th July 2012

There’s s good selection of photos, from Monday’s ‘King’s Heath Walk Of Fame’ event at Gig Junkies, including Toyah, Robert Fripp and Melissa Mailer-Yates (with the fantastic ‘Changeling’ painting – more on that here).

Neon Womb, It’s A Mystery , Thunder In The Mountains, Brave New World? Are bells ringing down memory lane?

• Continue reading at Gig Junkies. (Photo © Ian Dunn/Principle Photography)

Here & Now @ Glasgow Green

July 18th, 2012

Toyah plays the ‘Here and Now: The Very Best Of The 80′s’ show at Glasgow Green this Saturday. The concert is part of the hugely popular ‘Glasgow Show’ two-day event (though tickets are seperate).

The Biggest Party On The Green This Summer. Join Rick Astley, Belinda Carlisle, Paul Young, Toyah, The Real Thing, Curiosity Killed The Cat and T’Pau at Glasgow Green on Saturday 21st July.

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Hare & Hounds: WOF ‘Blue Meanings’

July 17th, 2012

Just uploaded to You Tube. The incredible ‘Blue Meanings’ from last night’s Hare & Hounds gig.

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos by Ray Sears

July 17th, 2012

More Toyah, live at Hare & Hounds, photos. Please click below to view the full versions at Dreamscape’s Gallery. More soon! (Thanks to Ray Sears for these great shots)

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos by Chris Cox

July 17th, 2012

Our second batch of Toyah, live at Hare & Hounds, photos. Please click below to view the full versions at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Thanks to Chris Cox for these great shots)

Birmingham Mail: Toyah Willcox Inducted…

July 17th, 2012

on King’s Heath Walk of Fame

A new article by the Birmingham Mail on Toyah’s big day in King’s Heath yesterday. Includes a video news report and brief interview with Toyah.

• Continue reading/watching at the Birmingham Mail. (Photo © Birmingham Mail)

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Hare & Hounds: More WOF Gig Photos Soon!

July 17th, 2012

Coming Soon: A great selection of photos from last night’s Hare & Hounds gig, courtesy of Ray Sears and Chris Cox. Check back to DTN later to view fantastic shots of Toyah onstage.

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos by Angus Turner

July 17th, 2012

Great photos of Toyah onstage at last night’s, post-‘Walk Of Fame’, Hare & Hounds gig in King’s Heath. There’s already been lots of positive feedback about the gig. Click below to view these, and more, at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (A huge thank you to Angus Turner)

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Setlist(s)

July 17th, 2012

The ‘Walk Of Fame’ Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath set list(s):

Setlist #1: Good Morning Universe; Warrior Rock; Bird in Flight; Rebel Run; Little Tears Of Love; Brave New World; Blue Meanings; Jungles Of Jupiter; Thunder In The Mountains; We Are.

Setlist #2: Echo Beach; These Boots Are Made For Walkin’; Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You); Angel & Me; The Packt; Victims Of The Riddle; Danced; Neon Womb; It’s A Mystery; I Want To Be Free.

Encore: Elusive Stranger; Ieya.

An incredible selection of songs! (News Source: Official Toyah Facebook)

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Toyah News Briefs

July 17th, 2012

• Toyah’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ tweets: “Hare & Hounds is an excellent venue, great atmosphere & vibe. Can’t wait 2 get on stage“, and “oh no I’ve been arrested at my Walk Of Fame unveiling lol“, along with this great photo, and “Thank u 2 every1 4 2day. Fantastic time & the band rocked“. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

• Paul of PAC Photography attended Toyah’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ ceremony. He said: “Just back from one of the greatest experiences of my life, great to see Toyah pick up her Walk of Fame award and to be able to capture it”. Paul was also at tonight’s gig, photographing fans and Toyah!

• Toyah compered at the Rock & Bike Fest 2012 on Saturday, and also guested on stage with The Sweet on ‘Ballroom Blitz’. View at You Tube.

• Browse all of Dreamscape’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ news by clicking below.

King’s Heath Walk Of Fame: Toyah Receives Star

July 16th, 2012

Toyah being presented with her star, by Bev Bevan of ELO, at the King’s Heath ‘Walk Of Fame’ ceremony this morning.

Robert Fripp unveiled Toyah’s star, on York Road in the town, just before Midday. Initial reports from those who attended are that it was a great morning.

The celebrations continue this evening with a two-set, two-hour, career-spanning homecoming gig at the Hare & Hounds. PAC Photography, who were also at this morning’s event, will be photographing each person at the gig. These will be made into a very special mosaic which will be presented to Toyah as a momento of the concert.

• View the full photo of Toyah & Bev. (Photo © King’s Heath Bid). Catch up on all of our ‘Walk Of Fame’ news.

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BBC WM: ‘Pete Morgan @ Breakfast’ Toyah Interview

July 16th, 2012

As we reported on Friday, Toyah was interviewed on Pete Morgan @ Breakfast on ‘BBC Radio WM’ this morning.

The short interview begins just before 2hr 26mins into the show and runs for approximately four minutes. Toyah talks her King’s Heath history, how her family settled there and growing up in the town, today’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ ceremony and tonight’s two-set gig. The ‘WOF’ ceremony was also one of the headlines in the show’s news.

• Listen to the interview at BBC iPlayer.

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Official Toyah: Homecoming Celebration

July 16th, 2012


Toyah’s career and musical heritage is honoured in a celebratory accolade on Monday 16 July 2012. In a true homecoming fashion Toyah is unveiled as the first star on KING’S HEATH WALK OF FAME. Later that day 7.30pm the doors will open at Hare & Hounds, York Road, King’s Heath for a special Walk of Fame gig from Toyah with her full live band featuring classics, hits and rarities.

• Continue reading at The Official Toyah Willcox Website.

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Birmingham Mail: Toyah Willcox is First Star…

July 16th, 2012

on new King’s Heath Walk of Fame

Flame-haired songstress Toyah Willcox is to be the first inductee to a new Walk of Fame celebrating a Birmingham suburb’s rich musical heritage.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.

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Toyah on TV: The Janice Long Review Show

July 16th, 2012

The Janice Long Review Show: Vintage TV:
Sun 29th July: 8.30pm
/Thu 2nd August: 11.00pm
Earth, Wind and Fire and Seal. Prolific producer Trevor Horn, punk princess Toyah Willcox and music journalist Paul Sexton head to Boogie Wonderland to chat disco classic ‘I Am’ and UK No 1 ‘Seal II’, home to hit ‘Kiss From A Rose’.

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Congratulations to Toyah

July 16th, 2012

Well deserved. Wishing Toyah a wonderful day!

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Official Toyah: July 2012 Blog

July 15th, 2012

Toyah’s July blog is now available at Toyah talks being busy, The Humans, seeing Patti Smith live, and tomorrow’s King’s Heath Walk Of Fame/Hare & Hounds gig.

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Spectrum: Florence & The Machine @ No. 1

July 15th, 2012

As expected, Florence & the Machine have scored their first number one single with ‘Spectrum (Say My Name)’. It entered the UK Top 40 this evening. View the video.

I know some disagree but I still think the video and imagery is heavily influenced by early 80s Toyah and Kate Bush (who were in turn influenced by David Bowie of course). Good to have a decent song at number one for a change :) I’ll shut up about Florence now!!!

Walk Of Fame Concert @ Hare & Hounds

July 15th, 2012

A last opportunity to buy tickets for tomorrow’s two-set gig at the Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath.

This is going to be a very special evening. This is the first time Toyah has played live in her hometown and the sets will include songs from throughout her career.

Tomorrow morning Toyah receives the first star on the King’s Heath Walk Of Fame, and the ceremony will be followed by a celebratory lunch. The Hare & Hounds gig will round off a very special day for Toyah, and is sure to be a night everyone who is lucky enough to attend will remember! Don’t miss it if you can! Get your ticket(s) here.

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Wayne’s Asylum: Full Transcript of Toyah Special

July 15th, 2012

The full transcript of Friday’s Wayne’s Asylum Toyah Special is now online at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. The show can also be listened to online at Mix Cloud.