Archive for July, 2020

Toyah At Home: Rebel Running This Saturday!

July 30th, 2020

Episode Seven of Toyah At Home airs this Saturday at You Tube and Facebook. Submit your questions at Instagram or any of Toyah’s other social media spaces.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia / Film 4 & TCM Movies

July 29th, 2020

Quadrophenia: Film 4: Friday 31st July: 1.20am
Quadrophenia: TCM Movies: Monday 3rd August: 11pm
Quadrophenia: TCM Movies: Saturday 8th August: 9pm
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.

Toyah At Home: Episode #6

July 27th, 2020

Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard) was song of the week on the sixth episode of Toyah At Home, which aired at Toyah’s official You Tube channel on Saturday.

Toyah performed a live version of the anthemic 1982 song, the third single release of that year by Toyah. She also talked about the song.

There was another cameo appearance from Robert at the beginning of this episode. Toyah also talked about the secret to a happy marriage; does she ever regret not having children (what a personal question!!); does she ever consider giving up her career; being a female icon in the music industry; appearing on This Is Your Life; taking a TARDIS trip to revisit any concert or moment of her life; potentially playing a part in Doctor Who; singing songs by The Beatles; memories of working with Kenny Everett; playing with The Stranglers in 1980 at the Rainbow Theatre; Patti Smith; the story and meanings in the song Bird In Flight.

• Click below to watch/re-watch Toyah At Home: Episode #6, which closes with an archive live performance of, the wonderful, Bird In Flight

Memory Lane 80s: Watch at You Tube

July 27th, 2020

Hayley Palmer interviews Toyah on Memory Lane 80s. The programme first aired on Spotlight TV on Saturday night. Please note some music videos removed due to YouTube restrictions.

Toyah & Robert Fripp: Socially Distancing With Handbag

July 26th, 2020

The question has come up… how do women socially distance at a King Crimson show with just a handbag? Find out in Toyah & Robert’s Sunday lunch. Premieres 12noon, Sunday 26 July 2020.

Toyah At Home: Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard)

July 26th, 2020

A fired-up live version of Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard) was one of the highlights of, possibly, the best episode yet of Toyah At Home, which aired yesterday morning.

Releases: 21st Century Schizoid Man – Download/Streaming

July 26th, 2020

Out now digitally, 21st Century Schizoid Man from Toyah & The Humans. This is the final recording the late Bill Rieflin collaborated on with Toyah. Click below for download and streaming links.

Document: Ajsa Movic’s Fiery Toyah Willcox Look

July 26th, 2020

Ajsa Movic’s fiery Toyah Willcox look is perfect for Leo season

Watch as the model transforms into the outrageous ’80s icon

As we find new ways to stay creative under lockdown, Document beauty director Lucia Pieroni and creative and fashion director Sarah Richardson decided to challenge a few of our favorite models to transform themselves at home. Considering the models don’t have access to suitcases of makeup, Pieroni provided each with an iconic (yet achievable) makeup look, hoping it would act as a springboard for their own take. Here, model Ajsa Movic discovers her makeup skills as she transforms into ’80s-era Toyah Willcox.

• Continue reading at Document.

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #1

July 26th, 2020

Your Agony Aunts Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp are here with solutions to your burning problems and troubling questions. Keep them coming…

Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

July 26th, 2020

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Thursday 6th August: 1.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Friday 7th August: 9.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Sunday 9th August: 9am
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.

DGM Live: Toyah, Simon & Bobby Willcox

July 26th, 2020

One hour later, a one-minute miniature: Future Dreaming. Written and performed by Toyah, Simon and Bobby Willcox… (Photo © Robert Fripp)

Toyah on TV: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

July 26th, 2020

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Sunday 26th July: 2pm
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

Doll House: USA & Canada DVD & Digital Release

July 22nd, 2020

Doll House, directed by Steven M. Smith (Doll Cemetery, The Howling, The Doll Master, Haunted), was officially released on 21st July in USA & Canada on DVD and digital platforms.

Starring Toyah Willcox (Invasion Planet Earth, Quadrophenia), Mark Wingett (The Bill, Quadrophenia), Louisa Warren, Jennifer Leahey and Paul Danan (Hollyoaks, Are We Dead Yet?).

Toyah on TV: Memory Lane 80s

July 21st, 2020

Memory Lane 80s: Spotlight TV: Saturday 25th July: 9pm
Hayley Palmer interviews Toyah on Memory Lane 80s this weekend. The show broadcasts Saturday 25th July on the Spotlight TV channel (Sky 376, Freeset 516, Freeview Play 264). Click below to see a preview trailer for the interview.

Toyah At Home: Be Proud! Be Loud! Ask Questions!

July 21st, 2020

Be proud! Be loud! Ask questions! It’s time to ask Toyah again. Submit your questions for this week’s Toyah At Home (Episode Six) and they could well be answered on Saturday. Weird and wonderful questions welcome. Use the hashtag #ToyahAtHome on Twitter. If you’ve any problems you’d like the deeply unqualified Agony Aunt Toyah & Agony Uncle Robert to answer, comment on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #DearToyahRobert (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

You Tube: British Rock & Pop Awards 1983

July 20th, 2020

Some rare-ish footage of Toyah at the British Rock & Pop Awards 1983 has just been uploaded to You Tube. Toyah is presenting Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon with the award for Best Male Vocalist of 1982. This was the year Toyah starred in Trafford Tanzi at London’s Mermaid Theatre, filmed The Ebony Tower in France with Laurence Olivier for ITV, and released the sublime Love Is The Law album. The Rock & Pop Awards is now The BRITS! Click on the screenshots below to watch.

Toyah At Home: Episode #5

July 19th, 2020

Brave New World was song of the week on the fifth episode of Toyah At Home, which aired at Toyah’s official You Tube channel yesterday.

Toyah performed a live version of the iconic 1982 single and also discussed the song and the album it is included on, The Changeling.

There was a cameo appearance from Robert at the beginning of the episode. Toyah also talked about what her 1980 self would ask her today; anything she would do differently in her early career; an alternative career; her bucket list; writing new songs; Quadrophenia and what Monkey would have been doing 40 years later; the (non Toyah) song that inspired passion in her; the iconic artwork, make-up and photo shoots; and the TV play Little Girls Don’t.

• Click below to watch/re-watch Toyah At Home: Episode #5, which closes with an archive live performance of I Explode

Make More Noise! 4CD Bookpack: Bird In Flight

July 19th, 2020

Toyah’s legendary 1980 single, Bird in Flight, is included on the new Make More Noise! 4CD compilation.

The set is sub-titled Women In Independent Music UK 1977 – 1987 and retails as a Bookpack. It is released on 25th September 2020.

• 4CD / 90 track set exploring the work of female artists in the decade following the punk explosion.

• From household names and legends – Alison Moyet, Toyah, Kirsty MacColl, Nico, Tracey Thorn, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry, Pauline Murray, Sinead O’Connor, Tracey Ullman, Cosey Fanni Tutti – to underground figureheads and unsung pioneers.

• Spanning the genres – from the punk howl of X-Ray Spex and the NWOBHM stylings of Girlschool to Cosey Fanni Tutti’s post-TG electronica, the experimental dub of Vivien Goldman and the the High Street pop of Bananarama.

Hardback book format includes over 14,500 words of sleeve-notes (including artist-written pieces) and introductory essay. Produced by the team behind the critically acclaimed “Scared To Get Happy”, the “C86” series, “Electrical Language” and a number of other essential box sets.

• Further info and full tracklist at Cherry Red Records. Browse our recent “Toyah included on Compilations” news archive.

Toyah & Robert: Dance of the Sugar Plum Unicorns

July 18th, 2020

Join Toyah & Robert for Sunday Lunch with the Sugar Plum Unicorns… Premieres 12 noon, Sunday 19 July 2020.

Toyah At Home: Brave New World

July 18th, 2020

A great live version of Brave New World opened this morning’s Toyah At Home.

The Lock Inn Pub Quiz – 80s Special: Watch at You Tube

July 18th, 2020

An hour of chat, fun and quiz questions – with Toyah, Dave Benson Phillips and Owen Paul. It’s the Lock Inn Pub Quiz, episode 10 hosted by Ivo Graham/ Watch/Rewatch at You Tube.