Archive for August, 2014

Official Toyah: Ask Toyah

August 27th, 2014

asktoyah14bNow is your chance to interview Toyah! Sort of!!

Got a question you’d like to ask Toyah? Post your question in the comments section at The Official Toyah Facebook page.

Toyah will answer a selection on video for a new webisode of ToyahTV which will accompany her September blog at

Thinking caps on!

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Gazette: Toyah Gets ‘Up Close & Personal’

August 26th, 2014

gazette14aToyah gets ‘Up Close & Personal’ with an acoustic gig at Stroud Subscription Rooms

There is a unique chance to experience musical legend Toyah up close and personal at Subscription Rooms, Stroud, next week.

Fresh from her diving on the latest series of ITV1’s Splash, pop icon, TV presenter and stage/screen actress Toyah presents this lively unplugged/storytellers-style gig with her full band.

• Continue reading at the Gazette.

Toyah on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

August 26th, 2014

Who’s Doing The Dishes: ITV: Wednesday 10th September: 4pm
On today’s programme, will it remain a mystery that Toyah Willcox is their celebrity host when she throws a dinner party for four strangers? Join Brian McFadden to find out!

World at One: “She’s An Absolute Maestro”

August 26th, 2014

Toyah discusses Kate Bush on today’s World at One. Click below to listen.


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Toyah on the Radio: World At One

August 26th, 2014

bbcr4logobTune into World at One today at 1:40pm, on BBC Radio 4, to hear Toyah on a feature which looks forward to Kate Bush’s opening night of ‘Before The Dawn’ tonight at Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

World at One: BBC Radio 4: Tuesday 26th Aug: 1pm
National and international news with Edward Stourton. Listeners can share their views via email: or on twitter: #wato.

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Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House: Minx!!

August 26th, 2014

It has now been confirmed that songs from Minx will be included in the Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House Autumn tour, the first time anything from the 1985 album has ever been performed live by Toyah (though for some reason I thought that ‘Don’t Fall In Love’ had been played live at some point at a PA, I’m obviously mistaken or mis-remembering). Click below for the full tour dates schedule and links to buy tickets.


Pointless Celebrities @ BBC iPlayer

August 26th, 2014

Saturday’s Pointless Celebrities is available to watch at BBC iPlayer for the next few days.


• Toyah is mentioned in a couple of Pointless-related news articles, published today: Express & Star: Slade star Dave wins Pointless: The musical pair competed against 80s star Toyah Willcox and Level 42 musician Mark King – Continue reading… Shropshire Star: Shropshire singing star Carol Decker put to the test on celebrity Pointless: The other star pairs playing were punk singer Toyah Willcox and Mark King, singer and bass player in Level 42 – Continue reading…

Official Toyah: Toyah TV

August 26th, 2014

vimeo14aToyah has uploaded a couple of “webisodes” over the last few days as part of the new Toyah TV.

• Both are available to watch at the Official Toyah Vimeo page.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

August 26th, 2014

ttkeyhole14aITV Press Centre: Confirmed: Through The Keyhole returns Saturday 30th August at 9.25pm on ITV.

• The Big Issue: Biographer Graeme Thomson: “Kate Bush changed perceptions”: We can trace that line down through everyone from Toyah to people like Florence and the Machine and other modern women. But it goes much deeper than that – Continue reading…

• BBC Radio 4 Extra: A Good Read: Tom Sutcliffe, Mavis Nicholson and Toyah Willcox discuss books by Anne Tyler, Ben Okri and F Scott Fitzgerald. From March 1998. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Famished Road by Ben Okri, Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler. Listen to the programme, which originally aired in March 1998, at BBC iPlayer…

The Shuttle: Rock Choir concert is ‘literally electrifying’: Members of Kifferminster Rock Choir joined singer and actress Toyah Willcox for two special performances in Birmingham – Continue reading…

This Is The West Country: ‘Best and biggest’ Falmouth Week draws in 100,000 people: The party nights at Events Square also drew thousands of people across the week with many adopting fancy dress to add to the atmosphere. Performances by East 17, Toyah Willcox, Fleetwood Bac, Bon Giovi, Joey and the Lips, Company B and Cornwall’s own Rudi’s Message and Kernow King went down a storm – Continue reading…

ITV Press Centre: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

August 26th, 2014
wdtd14aWho’s Doing The Dishes? is a brand new daytime series for ITV presented by Brian McFadden featuring a host of celebrity faces all trying their hand at cooking…or cleaning as the case may be.

Each week, the programme follows four guests as they attend five dinner parties secretly hosted by different mystery celebrities in their own homes. Celebrity cooks include a host of stars from the world of TV, music and sport including; Louis Walsh, Claire Richards, Amy Childs, Jo Wood, Tina Malone, Wes Brown, Dane Bowers, Alison Hammond, Toyah Willcox, Sian Lloyd, Vincent Simone, Cheryl Baker, Martin Offiah, Michelle Heaton, Gillian McKeith and Jo McElderry.

As the diners tuck in and deliver their culinary verdicts, they must try to work out who’s cooking with the help of clues, which are hidden in the food as well as around the house. The guests don’t know each other, but they must work together to try and figure out at the end of the evening who their celebrity host is. If the team can successfully guess the name of the celebrity every night they can win a pot of cash to split between them and the celebrity will be putting their marigolds on. If they don’t, they’ll be doing the dishes!

Toyah on TV: The Corn Is Green

August 26th, 2014

The Corn is Green: True Movies 1: Wednesday 27th August: 3am
Academy Award winner Katharine Hepburn stars as a schoolteacher determined to help the people of a turn-of-the-century Welsh mining town. With Ian Saynor, Bill Fraser, Patricia Hayes, Anna Massey, Artro Morris, Dorothea Phillips, Toyah Willcox, Huw Richards, Bryn Fon, Dyfan Roberts and Robin John. Directed by: George Cukor (1979).

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Barnsley Chronicle: Toyah Announces Barnsley Visit

August 17th, 2014

barnsleychronicle14aPunk princess Toyah has announced a performance in September at Birdwell Venue.

She has had 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums, and written two books. She has also appeared in more than 40 stage plays, made ten feature films and presented such diverse television programmes as The Good Sex Guide Late, Watchdog and Songs Of Praise.

She will be coming to Barnsley on September 26.

• Continue reading at the Barnsley Chronicle.

Live 2014: Toyah @ Falmouth Week

August 17th, 2014

Toyah played Falmouth Week on Friday night and also tweeted a couple of photos from the sold out concert. View larger/full versions of these by clicking below (Photos © Toyah Willcox Ltd)


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Toyah on the Radio: A Good Read

August 17th, 2014

A Good Read: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 25th August: 6.30pm
A Good Read: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Tuesday 26th August: 1.30am
4 Extra Debut. Tom Sutcliffe, Mavis Nicholson and Toyah Willcox discuss books by Anne Tyler, Ben Okri and F Scott Fitzgerald. From March 1998.

Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

August 17th, 2014

pointless14aToyah’s second appearance on the BBC quiz show Pointless Celebrities airs next Saturday (the same evening that the new series of Doctor Who premieres). The programme will be available to watch at BBC iPlayer after airing.

Pointless Celebrities: BBC1: Saturday 23rd August: 5.40pm
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.

Native Monster: Review & Gallery: OsFest

August 17th, 2014

osfest14dThousands of music lovers turned out for this year’s OsFest.

From current acts The Hoosiers and Union J to 80s star Toyah and the 1970s group The Bay City Rollers, all the acts drew praise from the crowds. Thousands of music lovers enjoyed the two-day event, the fifth OsFest to be held at Oswestry Showground, and the audience showed the Dunkirk spirit by partying on despite the remnants of Hurricane Bertha bringing rain and high winds to the showground yesterday.

Toyah was one of the favourites of the Saturday crowd, as was Les McKeown and his new line-up Bay City Rollers.

• Continue reading at Native Monster.

Toyah on TV: Secret Diary Of A Call Girl

August 17th, 2014

Secret Diary Of A Call Girl: Sony TV: Tuesday 19th August: 10.35pm
Series One. Episode Eight. After falling out with her agent, Belle meets two women who run a company called Diamond International who invite her into their books. Starring: Billie Piper, Toyah Willcox, Aleksandar Mikic, Jamie Sives, Aislinn Sands and Scarlette O’Harlette.

Toyah on TV: The Dames Of Fame

August 17th, 2014

The Dames Of Fame: Vintage TV: Monday 25th August: 9am
New! We’ve put together a selection of pop’s most iconic women in our ‘Dames of Fame’ playlist. A juicy mix of everything girl’ from Madonna to Bjork, Chrissie Hynde and Toyah!

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Toyah @ OsFest 2014: Newsy Bits!

August 11th, 2014

osfest14cBorder Counties Advertiser: Picture Gallery: Music fans enjoy OsFest 2014: Hundreds of revellers enjoyed a day of great music – and sunshine – on the opening day of OsFest 2014. Rock band The Hoosiers, 1980’s punk star Toyah Willcox, rapper Wiley and legendary Scottish band Bay City Rollers were among the headline acts entertaining fans on the Park Hall Showground on Saturday (Photo © Border Counties Advertiser)  – Continue reading…

Shropshire Live: Top music acts head to Shropshire for Osfest: This weekend sees well known musical acts heading to Shropshire for OsFest. Taking place at Oswestry Showground, names including including Union J, From The Jam, Toyah, The Hoosiers, Conor Maynard, The Bay City Rollers will be performing sets as the festival celebrates its 5th birthday – Continue reading…

Native Monster: Preview: OsFest: Music spanning four decades will come to Oswestry Showground this weekend as OsFest marks its fifth birthday. The festival features top chart acts including Foxes, Union J and Wiley, as well as names from past decades including Toyah, the Bay City Rollers and ‘From the Jam’ – Continue reading…

Shropshire Star: OsFest: Yesterday 80s star Toyah tweeted about her frustrations getting caught up in traffic delays heading to the festival – Continue reading…

Toyah @ OsFest 2014: Toyah Willcox performing a cover of the Billy Idol track ‘Rebel Yell’ Live! at Osfest 2014 on Saturday 9th August (Thanks to Mark) – View here…

Official Toyah: Live Tracks Archive

August 11th, 2014

Listen to a selection of live tracks, which have previously appeared on the Official Gigs page at, in this new archive section. Over 20 different live tracks to listen to…


• View all of Dreamscape’s “Live Tracks” by Toyah posts…

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Toyah on TV: The Vintage TV Sessions

August 11th, 2014

The Vintage TV Sessions: Vintage TV: Friday 22nd August: 11pm
Five great acts sing two songs apiece at our Vintage TV Sessions: indie rockers The Struts, punk princess Toyah Willcox, singers Judie Tzuke and Josephine, and Nik Kershaw.