Archive for October, 2013

Love Is The Law Month: Harty 1983

October 31st, 2013

It’s the final day of October and also of Dreamscape’s Love Is The Law Month. I hope you’ve enjoyed all the LITL related posts over the last 31 days. Of course the Love Is The Law & More Tour is still in full swing, with another three dates still to be played. To finish off here’s a really lovely interview with Toyah from Harty, aired by the BBC in late 1983, plus Toyah and Joel performing ‘The Vow’. Click below to watch at Dreamscape’s You Tube channel and view larger versions of the screen caps here. (Thanks to Andy for the clip)


Happy Halloween / In The Fairground

October 31st, 2013

Wishing all our visitors a Happy Halloween. Andrew York’s In The Fairground has been updated with a new gallery page, for special OCCASIONS like Halloween, with 10 new spooky Toyah images. Click below to visit.


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LITL & More: Concorde 2, Brighton

October 30th, 2013

More great photos of Toyah on the Love Is The Law & More UK Tour. These are from last Thursday’s gig at Concorde 2 in Brighton. View larger versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery. The next date of the tour is tomorrow night at Bristol Fleece. (Thanks to Greg Fowler for the photos)


LITL & More: Robin 2, Wolverhampton

October 29th, 2013

Amazing photos from Toyah’s Love Is The Law & More gig at the Robin 2, Wolverhampton last Friday night, by Paul of P A C Photography. View larger versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery. (Thanks to Paul | (Photos © P A C Photography)


Live 2013: Here & Now Mediterranean Cruise

October 29th, 2013

Toyah plays the Here and Now Mediterranean Cruise today. The ship, Oceana, departed from Southampton on 22nd October on a 12 day trip of the Western Mediterranean. Toyah flew out and boarded at Barcelona Harbour a couple of days ago and will now be in Gibraltar. After the concert Toyah will fly back to the UK for the next Love Is The Law & More gig at Bristol Fleece on Thursday.


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LITL Month: Rebel Run Tour 1983

October 28th, 2013

A few fantastic photos of Toyah on the original Rebel Run Tour, which played 19 dates between 25th November and 17th December 1983. View more photos from that tour at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery.


Smash Hits: Oct 27 – Nov 9 1983: Love Is The Law

October 27th, 2013

Just uploaded to the Smash Hits Archive, the latest issue (October 27 – November 9 1983) of the late 70s/early 80s must-have magazine, exactly 30 years to the day it was originally published. This includes a full page advert for the Love Is The Law album and a 7 out of 10 review for the album too.

TOYAH: Love Is The Law (Safari) This has imaginatively powerful tracks such as “Broken Diamonds” and “Dreamscape” which conjure up vivid futuristic images of things such as “scrapyards of human emotion” and general planetary desolation. Even so, Toyah has developed a softer side to her music. “The Vow” is a haunting romantic melody and one of the high points of the album. Don’t know whether it will gain her any new admirers but her fans will love it (7 out of 10) Lisa Anthony

• Visit the ‘Smash Hits Archive’ here. Here are direct links to view the advert and review.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

October 27th, 2013

Toyah Signed 1983 Scarf: Rebel Run Tour, (Love Is The Law): Original LITL Tour scarf, signed by Toyah in Brighton mere days ago. All proceeds to charity (St Richard’s Hospice). View here…

Toyah on Tour 2013: Great shot of Toyah @ Concorde 2, Brighton – View here…

You Tubing with Love Is The Law & More: Lärwi, of The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive, has uploaded a great selection of videos from the LITL & More gig at Concorde 2 in Brighton, including Race Through Space, Brave New World, Bird in Flight, Neon Womb and Broken Diamonds. View them at the Toyah Fan Videos channel…

Top Of The Pops! at Facebook: More from 21st October 1982 and Toyah! – View here…

Toyah on TV: Dirty Sexy Funny: Olivia Lee: Comedy Central Extra: Saturday 9th November: 2.55am: Olivia Lee stars in this hidden camera sketch show. Deaf Bubba makes a mess of things at the marina, Door B***h takes a punt, and Elaine Caine meets Toyah Willcox.

LITL & More: Robin 2, Wolverhampton

October 27th, 2013

More great shots from the Love Is The Law & More Tour. These are from the fourth, and most recent, gig on Friday at the Robin 2 in Bilston Wolverhampton. View larger versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery. (Thanks to Jonny for the photos | (Photos © Jonny Edwards)


LITL & More: Concorde 2, Brighton

October 27th, 2013

A few more photos from Toyah’s Brighton gig, including a great band line-up shot. View larger versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery. (Thanks to Sharon Dickson for the photos)


LITL & More: Concorde 2, Brighton

October 26th, 2013

Wonderful photos from Thursday’s Love Is The Law & More gig in Brighton. View larger versions of all of these at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery. (Thanks to Damon King for the photos)


LITL Month: Rebel Run @ Jugendbund

October 26th, 2013

We are into the last few days of Love Is The Law Month, and Toyah has now completed over half of the LITL & More Tour. The next date is Halloween in Bristol (ticket info here). Back in 1983 there was a hectic promotional schedule for Love Is The Law, with interviews in numerous magazines and music papers, and Toyah guesting on many TV shows, including a performance of ‘Rebel Run’ on Jugendbund.


The Latest: LITL & More @ Concorde 2 Review

October 25th, 2013


A five star review, of Toyah’s gig at Concorde 2 last night, by Brighton & Hove’s The Latest.

What a night everyone had! Toyah Willcox is back with a vengeance in her new tour full of new and classic hits. She not only refined her singing voice so it had a beautiful rock-opera style to it, but also kept the staging and props simple, yet with scope to be dramatic.

• Continue reading at The Latest.

LITL & More: Concorde 2, Brighton

October 25th, 2013

Last night was the third date of the Love Is The Law & More Tour, with Toyah playing at Brighton’s Concorde 2. Here are a couple of great shots from the gig. View larger versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape’s LITL & More Gallery. Toyah plays Wolverhampton tonight. (Thanks to Angus Turner for the photos)


Native Monster: Toyah Willcox: “Yippee, it’s Show Time”

October 25th, 2013


Greatest hits, fan favourites and cult classics will feature when former punk princess Toyah headlines Bilston’s Robin 2 on Friday October 25.

Fans can look forward to classics like Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and It’s A Mystery when the Brummie star takes to the stage for her Love Is The Law show, which will feature songs from her last studio album, before she embarked on a solo career.

Willcox was bullied at school because she had a speech impediment and was short – however, that spurred her on to become a star.

Toyah said: “Yipeee, it’s show time.Interestingly I already know the songs inside out. Whereas The Changeling took months to learn, Love Is The Law is still firmly in my head from 1983, which was one of the happiest and most fulfilling years of my life.”

• Continue reading at Native Monster.

WAC/TVAM: Rebel Run Interview (1983)

October 25th, 2013

It’s Love Is The Law Month here at Dreamscape, and our latest post is an interview with Toyah from the Wide Awake Club on TVAM in 1983. Toyah talks ‘Rebel Run’, The Ebony Tower, writing her life story and more. Click below to watch the clip at Dreamscape’s You Tube channel. (Thanks to Andy)


Love Is The Law: Officially 30!

October 24th, 2013

Love Is The Law was released exactly 30 years ago this week. It entered the UK Album Chart the first week in November, eventually peaking at number 28. The album was reissued, with bonus songs, on CD in 2005 and to mark 30 years a digital release, with even more bonus songs, was made available this year.


LITL & More: Halloween in Bristol

October 24th, 2013

Finally! After 14 years I have an excuse to post a photo of one of my other favourite female icons – the magnificent Elvira.

This is the fantastic flyer for the post-gig Halloween party in Bristol. Love Is The Law & More plays at Bristol Fleece next Thursday.

Flag Promotions and The Fleece present Eighties Halloween Party at The Fleece: DJs Ant (Being Boiled), Bobby (Republic) + Frankie D (Slimelight) – Thursday 31st October, 10.30pm til late! Free admission for all Toyah ticket holders! £5 without.

• Details and ticket link for this gig, and the others on the tour, at the Official LITL & More Tour Page.

• View a larger version of the Elvira/Toyah flyer here. (Thanks to Paul Lomas)

You Tubing with LITL & More 2013

October 23rd, 2013

The set-list for Love Is The Law & More includes six songs from the 1983 album, along with selected songs from each of Toyah’s other Safari albums.  Here are a few live clips to keep you going until the tour reaches your area: Now the whole of the human race, needs a DREAMSCAPE; and the feeling gets too hard to hold, I EXPLODE; and we’re walking on BROKEN DIAMONDS; to the tiger’s claw LOVE IS THE LAW. Dates and ticket info available HERE. (Thanks to Paul & Dawn for sharing their great footage).


LITL & More: Manchester Academy

October 23rd, 2013

Great photos, taken by Paul Cable, of Toyah from Love Is The Law & More at Manchester Academy on Saturday 19th October.  Paul says: “It was a magical night, if you haven’t yet got tickets you really must“. View larger versions of all of these photos at Dreamscape’s Gallery by clicking below. (Thanks again to Paul)


LITL & More: Toyah Tweets About Tour!

October 23rd, 2013

Toyah has tweeted reactions to both of the first two gigs of the tour, as well as a photo from the soundcheck at Legends last Friday. View that at Instagram.

On Saturday she said: “Newcastle was great! Thank u legends!” and on Monday: “Manchester! Oh Manchester! How u Rocked & the proposals of luv……u made an old women very happy“. Keep an eye on Twitter for more updates direct from Toyah on Tour!