Archive for February, 2017

Toyah on the Radio: Steve Wright/BBC Radio 2

February 28th, 2017

bbcr215bToyah, Paul Young and Martika are guesting on Steve Wright in the Afternoon on BBC Radio 2 today. The show begins at 2pm and airs for three hours.

Sharon Horgan & Rob Delaney, Toyah, Paul Young & Martika, Morven Christie: It’s a Big Show with Morven Christie discussing The Replacement, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney talking about series 3 of Catastrophe, plus Toyah, Paul Young and Martika are in ahead of their ’80s Invasion Tour. And there’s a load of Factoids, the Non-Stop Oldies and the latest entertainment and lifestyle news.

• Listen online live at the BBC Radio 2 website or post-airing at BBC iPlayer.

Toyah on the Radio: Nick Piercey/BBC Radio Oxford

February 27th, 2017

bbcoxford13aToyah guests on Nick Piercey’s show on BBC Radio Oxford today.

Toyah Willcox + Cycle for Charity
The ’80’s Invasion’ tour is back in 2017 with Toyah & Westminster Abbey to Islip cycle.

• Listen online live at the BBC website or post-airing at BBC iPlayer.

Wright Stuff: Toyah Opens Up About Her Relationship With Media

February 27th, 2017

Toyah guested on The Wright Stuff this morning, on Channel 5. Here’s a short clip from the appearance, uploaded to the programme’s You Tube channel earlier today.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 27th, 2017

live2017gBeniConnect: Toyah Willcox, one of the UK’s most iconic names will perform June 2nd in Calpe: Toyah Willcox, award winning rock legend will perform in concert with support from Chill Factor and Leah Kankowski and her dancers at the AR Diamante Beach Spa Hotel, Calpe – Continue reading… 

Native Monster: Dr Who and Secret Diary of a Call Girl star Billie Piper to meet fans at Birmingham Comic Con: Other stars set to appear include Toyah Willcox, John Coppinger, Hugh Fraser and Pauline Moran – Continue reading…

Staffordshire Newsletter: Musicians go back to the 80s with tour at The Victoria Hall: Lovers of 1980s music will be in for a treat when musicians from the era perform at The Victoria Hall in Stoke as part of the 80s Invasion Tour. The tour features solo artist Paul Young, pop punk princess Toyah, Liverpool guitar duo China Crisis, and – flying in especially from the USA – Martika – Continue reading…

Belper News: Duffield music festival lines up star names for 2017: The organiser of an Amber Valley music festival is hoping big name acts will bring in even bigger crowds this summer, as he looks to build on the event’s early success. Simon said: “I’m really thrilled to say that we’ve got The Blockheads and Toyah headlining the first two nights – Continue reading…

Petersfield Messenger: 80s Icons at The Anvil: Due to overwhelming public demand, the 80s Invasion tour is back at The Anvil, Basingstoke – Continue reading…

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

February 27th, 2017

Quadrophenia: Sky Greats HD: Monday 13th March: 1.35am
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Greats HD is on Sky Channel 304)

Toyah on TV: Celebrity Ghost Stories UK

February 27th, 2017

Celebrity Ghost Stories UK: Lifetime: Friday 10th March: 9pm
Celebrity Ghost Stories UK: Lifetime: Friday 11th March: 0.00am
Sue Cook reveals creepy encounters with a malevolent nutcracker and a UFO, Toyah Willcox speaks of a spooky apparation, and Alex Fearns discusses sinister sounds he caught on tape.

Toyah on TV: The Wright Stuff

February 20th, 2017

Toyah is guesting on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff next Monday, 27th February. The show is offering complimentary tickets to anyone who would like to be part of the live studio audience next Monday morning. Full details are on the info flyer below. (Thanks to Seyi)


Daily Mail: Toyah Answers Our Most Probing Questions

February 20th, 2017

dailymail17d‘People expect me to be tall after seeing me with that big hair’: Toyah Willcox gives her definitive answers to our most probing questions

We ask a celebrity a set of devilishly probing questions – and only accept THE definitive answer. This week it’s actress and singer Toyah Willcox’s turn

The prized possession you value above all others… My notebooks. I think very fast and visually and I have to write down an idea right away or it will be lost forever.

The biggest regret you wish you could amend… Not learning the piano and guitar when I was really young. The height of a child’s learning is before ten, so I missed out.

The book that holds an everlasting resonance… Keith Richards’ autobiography Life. I love how he’s lived life to the full on his own terms.

The priority activity if you were the Invisible Woman for a day… I’d steal the fat cats’ bonuses and pay off all student loans.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail.

Live 2017: Acoustic, Up Close @ Evesham

February 20th, 2017

Fantastic shot of Toyah onstage at Evesham Arts Centre earlier this month, for an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date. Please click on the photo to view a larger version. (Photos © Angus Turner)


Toyah on TV: Who’s Doing The Dishes?

February 20th, 2017

Who’s Doing The Dishes?: ITV: Sunday 26th February: 3am
Brian McFadden presents the dining challenge. Will it remain a mystery that Toyah Willcox is the celebrity host when she throws a dinner party for four complete strangers?


Exmouth Journal: Toyah Confirmed for Exmouth Festival 2017

February 16th, 2017

exmouthfes17aToyah – the singer and actress best known for her early 1980s top ten hits It’s A Mystery and I Want To Be Free – will be one of the major headlining acts at this year’s Exmouth Festival.

She will be giving a free concert with her band at the Imperial Recreation Ground on Sunday, May 28.

News that Toyah Willcox would be featured in this year’s festival line-up was confirmed by Carla Hiley, Exmouth’s arts manager. It follows last year’s successful show by 1980s band Bad Manners, who drew around 5,000 people to the ‘Rec Ground.

“I had It’s A Mystery in my head – that’s probably the main reason!” said Carla, explaining why she had booked Toyah. “Secondly, I think that – like Bad Manners – she’s fun, she’s credible, I like her new stuff and her old stuff is classic.”

This year’s festival will run from Friday, May 26 to Saturday, June 3, following last year’s pattern of four days on the ‘Rec Ground, week-day shows in the Manor Gardens, finishing with West Country Traditions on The Strand.

“People seemed to enjoy it,” said Carla. “The feedback was that they liked the new venue, so I went with that again this year. Toyah is not the only one that I’m pleased about. There’s a great line-up, so it’s looking good.”

Toyah’s agent said the singer was ‘very much looking forward to the show.’

• Continue reading at the Exmouth Journal.


Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

February 16th, 2017

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 28th February: 5.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Wednesday 1st March: 8.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Wednesday 1st March: 1pm
Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury.


Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia

February 16th, 2017

Quadrophenia: Sky Select HD: Monday 27th February: 2.15pm
The Who wrote and produced this energetic story of a young man disillusioned with his life in 1960s London. Phil Daniels excels as the alienated anti-hero Jimmy Cooper. Director: Franc Roddam. Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Toyah Willcox, Philip Davis, Mark Wingett, Sting, and Ray Winstone. (Sky Select HD is on Sky Channel 312)

Official Toyah: February 2017 Blog

February 14th, 2017

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Toyah on TV: Choccywoccydoodah

February 14th, 2017

Choccywoccydoodah: W: Wednesday 22nd February: 1.30pm
Show Business. Another chunk from the ultimate choccy shop. Tom and Christine make their live TV debut on Sunday Brunch, and Dave creates a chocolate replica of Toyah.

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Toyah on TV: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

February 14th, 2017

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Home: Saturday 25th February: 7am
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.

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Warrington Worldwide: Loving The 80s

February 1st, 2017

warrww17aToyah Willcox transports Warrington music fans back to the 80s

Warrington was transported back in time to the age of the 80’s with fans and aficionados of the era descending on the Parr Hall for a fantastic night of music and dance at a Loving the 80s gig.

Headlined by the iconic Toyah Willcox there was something for most tastes as the acts rolled on through the night.

…Ending the show with a fabulous finale was Toyah Willcox, the actress, presenter and singing star. Wowing the crowd and turning back the clock with her new look, energy and superb show she went through a frenzied set of classic eighties numbers including all of her own hits like Thunder in the Mountains, I want to be free, Brave new world and of course the unforgettable It’s a mystery.

As a grand finale to the night Toyah invited onstage the whole cast from the evenings entertainment and in a touching tribute to George Michael they danced and sang along to Wham’s hit Club Tropicana.

• Continue reading at Warrington Worldwide. (Photo © Warrington Worldwide)


Tim Rose: Live in London / Outlook

February 1st, 2017

timrose17aTim Rose, longtime guitarist with Toyah’s live band, plays a gig in London this coming weekend, playing music from his recently released Outlook album..

Guitarist/composer Tim Rose has twenty years experience on the freelance/session scene. He has toured the country and the world with a diverse range of artists including Toyah Willcox, Carol Decker, Brendan Cole, has performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra and graced the orchestra pit of some 15 West End shows. At this launch gig, Tim celebrates the release of his first solo album, ‘Outlook’ on Pathway Records. The material on ‘Outlook’ reflects many of Tim’s influences, particularly early fusion, jazz/funk, R and B and European ‘ECM’ jazz styles. Brecker Brothers style horns take much of the lead with powerful solos coming from top class frontline.

• Further info on the gig at evensi. Visit Tim Rose Official. More details on Outlook at Amazon.

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