Archive for September, 2014

Soul Boys Of The Western World

September 30th, 2014

sbotww14aVivienne Westwood, Stephen Jones, Toyah Willcox and i-D’s very own Princess Julia (taking a bubble bath) are all part of new film, Soul Boys of the Western World, aka Spandau Ballet The Movie. George Hencken’s film focuses on New Romantic culture that played out in its most fantastic fashion at Steve Strange’s Blitz Club. Check out the teaser clip here. The European screening premiere will be live at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 30 September and the film goes on general release from 3 October.

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BAM: BAMcinématek: Jarman Season 2014

September 30th, 2014

Jubilee, The Tempest and Glitterbug are all showing at BAM, (Brooklyn Academy of Music), New York, as part of BAMcinématek: Following a retrospective at the BFI this spring, BAMcinématek presents the work of iconoclastic British filmmaker and crusading gay rights activist Derek Jarman, who not only redefined queer cinema, but reimagined moviemaking as a means for limitless personal expression. Marrying sound and image in radical new ways, his poetic, passionate, and visually ravishing films are visionary works of art that, 20 years after his death, are still being unraveled – Click below for further info.


EDHT: Testimonials: Toyah Talks Teeth!

September 30th, 2014

edht14aI have been coming to Evesham Dental Health Team (EDHT) for at least ten years. The team is friendly and helpful, and more importantly local and available. I am horrified at the prices that London charge for treatment and I disagree that you have to pay a premium just for being in London. Also I know people that have to book six months ahead and for me that would be a nightmare.

I think it is really important to have good teeth. I don’t think people realise how often your teeth are looked at. I realised during photo shoots that my teeth no longer translated the way I felt about them. I had lost a lot of enamel from natural wear and tear, as well as through a very healthy lifestyle of lots of fruit and vegetables – which I found ironic as you wouldn’t expect that to happen. As a result of this loss of enamel, my teeth felt very rough and I hated food sticking to them.

• Continue reading at EDHT.

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Toyah & Robert on TV: My Vintage

September 30th, 2014

vintage14eMy Vintage with The Fripps airs again next month on Vintage TV. A great hour of chat and classic music choices from Robert and Toyah. Here’s the full Fripp Playlist from My Vintage:

Salisbury Hill – Peter Gabriel, Rapture – Blondie, Heroes – David Bowie, Fashion – David Bowie, Imagine – John Lennon, Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon & Garfunkel, Angels – Robbie Williams, I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston.

My Vintage: Vintage TV: Monday 13th October: 10.30pm
Toyah and Robert. New! Husband and wife team, punk princess Toyah and guitarist and record producer Robert Fripp, invite My Vintage viewers into their home for their top record picks.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: The Birdwell Venue, Barnsley

September 28th, 2014

Great photos of Toyah onstage at The Birdwell Venue, Barnsley, on the penultimate date of the 2014 Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour on Friday night. Click below to view larger versions of these at Dreamscape Gallery.  (Thanks to Jill | Photos © Jill Perlstrom)


Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House: Rage On!

September 28th, 2014

Things are hotting up for Toyah’s Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House Tour… Over the last few days Toyah tweeted: “The minx is sounding sensational. It is going to b the best set in decades. Real suprises. Real Power“, and “War machines, fascist regimes / Laser beams, futurist dreams #‎IntergalacticRanchHouseTour‬ Sneak Preview coming 01.10.14 to ‪#‎ToyahTV“, along with a great photo at Instagram. Click below for details on all the dates. (Photo © Official Toyah)


• New ToyahTV webisodes have also been uploaded – Including one for Andy Doble’s birthday – Happy Birthday Andy!!

Classic Toyah: Previously Unseen Photos

September 28th, 2014

A variety of previously unseen photos of Toyah, from well-known photo sessions, have been appearing in various places online recently. Here’s a glimpse of four via low resolution thumbnails. (Thanks to Mark for photo four)


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Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Barnsley

September 28th, 2014

The penultimate 2014 date of Toyah’s, nine-month spanning, Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits… Live! Tour took place on Friday night at The Birdwell Venue in Barnsley. Watch a short video of Toyah’s soundcheck at Facebook. Browse all of Dreamscape’s CQ/GH… Live! tour news here.


Toyah Goes Intergalactic… Soon!

September 25th, 2014

irhtour14fThere’s now less than a month until the autumn Songs From the Intergalactic Ranch House tour kicks off on 18th October at The Institute Birmingham.

Taking in selections from Minx, Crimson Queen and a supersonic selection of Safari classics. Tickets for Birmingham opening night on sale at See Tickets. For details on all of the dates visit The Official Toyah Willcox Website.


• Browse all of Dreamscape news on Songs From the Intergalactic Ranch Househere.

The Mick: Chris Limb/I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan

September 24th, 2014

There’s a great article on I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan, and an interview with its author, Chris Limb, in the latest (Issue 58, September 2014) of Mick Mercer’s The Mick magazine. It’s available in PDF for free and can be read by clicking below.  (Photo © Dean Stockings)


The brilliant I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan can be bought in paperback at Amazon. Visit the book’s website. Read more of Dreamscape’s IWATTF related news here.

Toyah on TV: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

September 24th, 2014

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Tuesday 7th October: 8pm
Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Wednesday 8th October: 3am
Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.

Bass Night with Phil Spalding: Northampton

September 23rd, 2014

Phil Spalding has a new “Bass Night with…” show taking place on Saturday 11th October at The Picturedrome, Northampton. View a larger version of the promo flyer, which includes further info on the appearance, by clicking below. Or visit


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Toyah Talks MINX @ Twitter

September 21st, 2014

Toyah @ Twitter today: “learning ALL IN A RAGE, DONT FALL IN LOVE and SOUL PASSING THRU SOUL 2day. talk about walk down memory lane


Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 21st, 2014

toyahtv14bToyahTV: More webisodes have been uploaded over the last week or so – View here…

Edinburgh Evening News: Liam Rudden: Rediscovering my love of gigs: Later this month I’m off to see another 50-something whose stage presence belies her years, Toyah Willcox, after that it’s the new guard that has attracted my attention, Lady Gaga. Again, both are in Glasgow, the only down side. Surely the Playhouse with its 3000 seats is as good a match as any for the Armadillo – Continue reading…

Toyah @ Twitter: King Crimson, America, ToyahTV and much more from Toyah over the past few weeks – View here…

STV: Who’s Doing the Dishes? Toyah Willcox’s punky puff pastry – Continue reading…

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: Toyah’s edition is still available at ITV Player for the next couple of weeks – Watch here…

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Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House… & Beyond!

September 20th, 2014

Not long now until Toyah revisits the Ranch House…


Toyah on TV: Maigret & The Hotel Majestic

September 20th, 2014

maigret14aMaigret: ITV Encore: Monday 29th Sep: 5.45pm
Maigret: ITV Encore: Tuesday 30th Sep: 12pm
Maigret and the Hotel Majestic. Crime series featuring Georges Simenon’s celebrated Parisian detective. Maigret is called to the scene when a beautiful woman is found dead in the basement of the Hotel Majestic with a gun in her handbag. The Chief Inspector’s investigations initially centre around the staff at the hotel – until he discovers that the woman’s husband booked a trip to Rome that he never made. Starring: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Michael Shannon, Toyah Willcox (1993). Also airing on ITV Encore HD and Plus 1.

Dreamscape: Toyah News Archive

September 20th, 2014

Check out Dreamscape’s updated Toyah News Archive –  14.5 years of press, interviews, releases, photos, TV, radio and more. Literally 1000′s of news posts – Bonkers!!


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EG Courier: Toyah To Perform At Trading Boundaries

September 18th, 2014

egcourier14aFresh from making waves by diving on ITV1’s Splash, household name, pop icon, TV presenter and stage and screen actress Toyah Willcox, who lists Calamity Jane, Jubilee, and Quadrophenia among her credits, comes to Trading Boundaries at Sheffield Park for an intimate, lively gig.

Promoters say “this is a unique chance to experience Toyah up close and personal”.

Billed as a lively unplugged/storyteller-style gig, it will feature Toyah performing an acoustic set of hit singles such as It’s A Mystery and other classic songs, alongside recollections and anecdotes from her colourful 35-year career.

• Continue reading at the East Grinstead Courier.

Classic Pop: Godmothers Of Pop: Toyah

September 18th, 2014

classicpop14dAs previously mentioned, Toyah is interviewed in the latest issue of Classic Pop magazine, in their “Godmothers Of Pop” feature.

From punk rock to Top Of The Pops, cinema and theatre to All Star Mr & Mrs – it’s been a frantically varied 33 years since Toyah’s first hit single It’s A Mystery and the Four From Toyah EP in 1981. We caught up with her at the start of an autumn packed full of live dates…

One of my personal highlights from your back catalogue is the acoustic album from 1994. The piano version of It’s A Mystery was very striking…
I liked the orchestral version as well. Every so often I’m given the chance to do something outside the norm. I’m touring an acoustic show at the moment and it’s going down a storm. It’s lovely that you can see the songwiriting, you can see the song. The song isn’t veiled with noise.

• Issue 13 (September 2014) is available now. Visit (Thanks to Lärwi)

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BBC Radio 6 Music: Live At Drury Lane

September 11th, 2014

Six songs from Toyah’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane gig, and the final of the Good Morning Universe European Tour, from Christmas Eve 1981 have been aired by BBC 6 Music for the first time in over three decades. Listen for the next week at BBC iPlayer.


Toyah and The Moondogs: Chris Hawkins presents recordings from the BBC’s archive of live music. Tonight including Toyah recorded at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London in 1981, plus The Moondogs in session.

Kate Bush: Before The Dawn

September 11th, 2014

Toyah tweeted about seeing Kate Bush live last night: “Kate Bush gig last night. Truly awesome. Saw her after. She held me in her arms & kissed me…really topped the evening. Cant stop smiling“. (Speaking of Kate Bush – A huge thanks to Sharon for the wonderful tour programme)


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