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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces

November 8th, 2013

Andi Fraggs: Andi’s Official Website has been completely re-designed, with News, Gallery, Videos, Store and much more to browse – Visit here…

Official Twitter: Toyah tweeted yesterday about the upcoming V&A In Conversation event, taking place this evening, AND tomorrow’s final concert of the Love Is The Law & More Tour. She said: “All ready 4 V&A talk, all ready 4 Islington O2……..can’t wait. Now 2 some serious lyric writing 4 Simon Darlow“.

London Drum: Toyah Willcox, At The O2 Academy: It’s been 30 years since her breakthrough album “Anthem” first hit the charts, and the flame-haired Toyah is still going strong. You can see her play at the O2 Academy in November – Visit here…

Rabbit Welfare Association: Rabbiting On – The Magazine for Rabbit Lovers: “Woe betide anyone who disturbs me whilst I am reading it…” Toyah Willcox – Visit the RWAF here…

Phoenix Futures Recovery Music Project: A Message From Phil Spalding: I worked with the singer/songwriter Rob The Liar on this. If you scroll down this page YOU can vote for Rob simply by entering your email address. I’d appreciate your time in doing this for a great artist and for a great project giving people the chance to change their lives for the better … Thanks, best wishes, Phil – Go here to lend your support…

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 18th, 2013

Polari Magazine: So What If I Am: Singer/songwriter, and huge Toyah fan, Andi Fraggs has written another thought provoking and interesting article for ‘Polari Magazine’. A great read!

Cake: A birthday cake for Toyah from John and Carl of Burslem Cake Fairy & Tea Rooms.

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News: 1980s stars to join Tatton Picnic Concert line-up: Three special guests have been announced for this year’s Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013. The event will see 80s superstars Howard Jones and Toyah Willcox joining the Saturday’s headliners The Human League.

All Star Mr & Mrs: The full appearance has now been uploaded to ‘You Tube’.

Southern Daily Echo: Show of the Week – Toyah Willcox in Hormonal Housewives: It’s the show for women everywhere, starring 80s pop superstar Toyah Willcox.

Bucks Free Press: It’s No Mystery: Toyah was included on the cover of BFP last Friday.

The Quietus: Changeling: Alison Moyet Interviewed: Another example of your career is that you haven’t opted to go on any 80s package tours, stuck between Bucks Fizz and Toyah. (You have to love Alison, she won’t be manipulated into slagging off other artists no matter how much a journalist tries!!)

Scotsman: On This Day: Birthdays: Toyah Willcox, singer and actress, 55.

The Astrologer: The Astrologer Daily: May 18th, 2013: And finally happy birthday to Tina Fey, Toyah Willcox and Chow Yun-Fat.

Polari Magazine: Andi Fraggs: LGBT Heroes

February 28th, 2013

Andi Fraggs, once more, cites Toyah as one of his main influences in a new article he has written for Polari Magazine, as part of their “Heroes” month.

To end LGBT History Month, 2013, and to look forward to 2014′s theme, Music, singer-songwriter Andi Fraggs rounds out the LGBT Heroes series.

As a musician, music has always been the most important thing in my life. So many artists have made an impression on me: Madonna, Toyah, The B-52s, Kate Bush, Abba, Julee Cruise, to name but a few. With his incredible and unique voice and writing talent, as well as his powerful work involving human rights, one artist has touched my life with his music in a way no one else has: Jimmy Somerville.

• Continue reading at Polari Magazine.

Andi Fraggs: The Time Has Come!

November 8th, 2012

Accomplishments, adrenaline rushes, come downs, amazing dreams come true…! Our Andi Fraggs interview feature is now online. A huge thank you to Andi for taking the time and providing such detailed and thoughtful responses. I hope you enjoy it!

Toyah News Briefs

November 2nd, 2012

• The fantastic Revelations, from the 1981 EP ‘Four From Toyah’, was played on ‘Q Radio’ on Thursday night. Still sounds great after, almost, 32 years! (Thanks to David Herd)

• Speaking of ‘Four From Toyah’, howabout a Four From Fraggs EP? Just an idea I put together after Andi jokingly mentioned it in a reply to one of my interview questions.

• Toyah tweeted a great photo of herself, James Endeacott and Frankie from Frankie and The Heartstrings when they guested on Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable yesterday.

Dark Beauty Mag: Brilliance From The Past: Lady Gaga, Madonna, and so many others would never match up. (This tribute to Toyah was published in January 2011 so I’m not sure why it showed up in my news feeds today but I’m glad it did!)

Andi Fraggs: The Time Has Come! … Soon

November 2nd, 2012

Coming Soon… Dreamscape’s interview feature with Andi Fraggs: Andi talks his career so far, playing live with Toyah and Hazel O’Connor, his future plans and much more!

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Toyah News Briefs

August 21st, 2012

Beige: Andi Fraggs mentions Toyah in a new interview with ‘Beige’: “I then touch on all the great things that have happened to me recently; touring the UK at major venues and supporting icons like Toyah, David Hoyle and Hazel O’Connor.”

• Very rare print sheets of two retro Toyah badges, the logo and Intergalactic Fanclub membership, were recently up for auction at eBay. The sheets were originally produced by badge-making company de Graff and printed in the early 1980’s. View the logo sheet here, and the IRH here.

VinceFont: Lee Fletcher’s “Faith” is no worthless thing: Both Toyah and Robert Fripp are mentioned in this review of Lee’s new album. He worked with Toyah a few years ago via This Fragile Moment.

Quadrophenia: The legendary film is released on Region A/1 Blu-ray next week. Pay a return visit soon for a bumper Quadrophenia news update.

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Hare & Hounds: TITM by Toyah & Andi Fraggs

August 3rd, 2012

Toyah and Andi Fraggs performing the fantastic ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ at last month’s Hare & Hounds gig in King’s Heath. View the full clip at You Tube.

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Toyah News Briefs

June 25th, 2012

• Yesterday Limahl tweeted a photo of himself and Toyah from a private show that they played over the recent Jubilee weekend: “Great photo with Toyah and the super cool ‘Madhen’ lead singers at a private 40th B’day party gig recently ;-) Toyah sang Neverending Story with me for an 80’s poptastic moment – fab night“. (Photo © Limahl)

• A good response, via Twitter, yesterday to Toyah’s Mylor Sessions gig on Saturday, with tweets from people saying how much they enjoyed the concert.

• ‘Boyz’ magazine include a mini-article on Andi Fraggs in their latest issue, which also includes a namecheck for Toyah. View here.

• Toyah was included in the lastest Connections (Show 127): ‘It’s A Mystery’ was lodged between Hazel O’Connor’s ‘Will You’ and Susan Cadogan’s ‘Hurts So Good’.

• Rabbit… Rabbit: WillyFred has his very own thread over at the ‘Rabbit Rehome’ forum. View here.

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TCR @ Manchester: Toyah by Dennis & Tony

May 2nd, 2012

Great pre-gig photos from The Ruby Lounge, Manchester on Monday night. View larger versions at Dreamscape’s Changeling Resurrection 2012 Tour Gallery.  (Thanks to Dennis Simcott & Tony Naylor – pictured with Toyah and Andi Fraggs)

FTE Feature: Andi Fraggs’ Toyah Top 25

April 27th, 2012

Check out Falling To Earth’s first (I’m sure I said there would be no features, but hey…) feature: Andi Fraggs reveals his Toyah Playlist: His favourite 25 Toyah (and The Humans) tracks. The songs that inspired him and that he still listens to.

Toyah has such a huge back catalogue of great music it’s always difficult to choose just a few songs. Thanks to Andi for taking the time to compile his favourites. He also reveals his five favourite albums.

Andi continues to support Toyah’s The Changeling Resurrection 2012 UK tour tomorrow night in Wolverhampton, as well as Monday in Manchester and Bishop’s Stortford on 5th May. His new album is available via his official website.

• View the feature here | Read Andi’s 2011 Tour Blog @ Dreamscape here.

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Andi Fraggs: My Toyah Playlist

April 27th, 2012

Coming Soon! Andi Fraggs reveals his favourite Toyah music: The songs that inspired him…

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The Changeling Resurrection: Gallery Coming Soon

April 26th, 2012

I’m working on The Changeling Resurrection gallery and hoping to have it online before the fourth gig of the tour on Saturday. Here’s a few more photos from the Bush Hall concert. Please click on each to zoom. (Thanks to Francesco Carli, Lärwi & Damon King)

TCR @ London: Toyah & Andi by Greg Fowler

April 23rd, 2012

More great pre-gig photos of Toyah and Andi Fraggs at Bush Hall, London last night. (Thanks to Greg Fowler, with Toyah & Andi below, for the photos)

TCR @ London: Toyah & Andi by Lärwi

April 23rd, 2012

Great photos of Toyah and Andi Fraggs at Bush Hall, London last night. The set list included ‘Brave New World’, ‘Voodoo Doll’, ‘We Are’ and ‘Warrior Rock’. Please click on each of the photos to view larger versions. (Thanks to, the ever generous, Lärwi for these great photos)

The Changeling Resurrection: London Support Bands

April 22nd, 2012

Toyah’s gig tonight at Bush Hall, London (did we mention it was sold out?) also includes three great supports.

Andi Fraggs, who supported Toyah on the Autumn leg of last year’s ‘From Sheep Farming To Anthem’ UK tour, as well as a date with The Humans, is playing tonight (and on the rest of the Spring dates). View Andi’s new video Beautiful Feeling which has had over 13,000 views in a fortnight at ‘You Tube’. Visit Andi’s official website and Facebook. Andi, via Facebook, said today: “Bush Hall, 7pm tonight! Expect glitter!”

tenek also supported Toyah on some of the ‘FSF-A’ tour last year and are back in 2012 playing at all of the Spring ‘Changeling Resurrection’ dates. tenek’s most recent album ‘On The Wire’ and the ‘tenek EP’ are both available now. Visit their official website and Facebook.

Soley Mourning are also supporting Toyah tonight as well as the Wolverhampton and Manchester dates (and Glasgow later in the year). They have released three albums, and the latest is ‘Zaire’. Visit their official website and Facebook.

The Changeling Resurrection: Aftershow Party

April 13th, 2012

What better way to celebrate the very first gig in Toyah’s Changeling Resurrection Tour 2012 at the Brighton Concorde 2 than a Toyahtastic party after the show with a soundtrack requested by YOU!

Legendary post punk/new wave artist Toyah will be kicking off her long awaited tour of what was arguably her finest album ‘The Changeling’ at Brighton’s Concorde 2 venue incorporating some of her early groundbreaking material (as heard on the much applauded live album “Warrior Rock’) to create a stunning live show that has been eagerly awaited by Toyah fans!

Invite your friends and join everyone at The Jive Monkey (5 Steine Street, Brighton BN2 1TE) just a few minutes walk from the venue from 10pm till 2am for drinks and plenty of TOYAH TOYAH TOYAH!


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Toyah News Briefs

April 10th, 2012

• There’s an excellent selection of screen caps from Tomorrow Calling, the 1993 short film Toyah appeared in, at ‘William Gibson aleph’. Tomorrow Calling aired on Channel 4, premiering in December 1994 (part of the ‘Short & Curlies’ season), and was also presented at the British Film Festival in October 1996. View here. Take a look here too :)

• Lärwi, of The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive, has created an audio/slide video for Andi Fragg’s version of ‘Wow’. View here.

• Toyah is mentioned in the ‘Scotsman’ obituary of Andrew Currie who passed away on 28th March: In the 1990s one of his visitors was the singer Toyah Willcox who, as part of a television series, made a trip to Skye to see eagles and talk to Currie, the local expert on the subject.

• Toyah is namecked in this ‘Herts & Essex Observer’ news article on Hazel O’Connor.

• A couple of great Toyah photos (including one of Andi’s Toyah wallpapers, which seem to pop up all over the internet) in the “Make Up” gallery at ‘Pinterest’. View here.

• Rainbow Messengers: It’s A Mystery, It’s A Mystery… View here.

Sanctum Sanctorum: Andi Fraggs Talks Toyah, The Humans & More!

April 8th, 2012

Andi Fraggs is interviewed in the latest Sanctum Sanctorum, now available to listen to on ‘Podomatic’.

Andi talks Toyah, ‘The Changeling’ and mentions his favourite Toyah album is ‘Love Is The Law’. He also discusses his new album, ‘Always First’, and the inspiration behind some of the songs, his political beliefs, Kate Bush, The Humans and more.

There is also plays of ‘Beautiful Feeling’, ‘Wow’ and ‘Always First’, and Andi’s choice as a “track by another artist” is ‘Sweet Agitation’ by The Humans.

Andi’s interview begins at around 1hr 20m and, including the music, runs for approximately 40 minutes.

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Happy Birthday Andi Fraggs

April 7th, 2012

Many Happy Returns to Andi Fraggs. Andi has just released his debut album and supports Toyah on ‘The Changeling Resurrection 2012’ tour, beginning a week today in Brighton. Exciting times! Have a great birthday Andi, a fantastic tour, and a successful album too!

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Toyah News Briefs

April 3rd, 2012

• Andi Fraggs’ new album ‘Always First’ is now available to purchase as a limited edition CD. The 17 track album features previously unheard tracks and all of Andi’s recent singles. Click on the album cover to visit Andi’s official website for more info and a link to buy the CD. Until the first live date of Toyah’s tour the CD will come with a free promo of ‘Wow’, usually only available at the gigs.

• Toyah was mentioned in the ‘Funnel Of Love’ blog post, on Sunday 1st April, about the recent BBC2 documentary series The Tube: “The hawk is called Toyah after Toyah Willcox. ‘Aw bless’ or ‘ew groce’, depending on your view on naming birds after women. Considering Ms Willcox’ affection for strange headwear with feathers it’s probably totally appropriate”. View here.

• View a fantastic ‘flickr’ gallery of photos, by ‘Sanctuary Music’, of Toyah live at the HMV Institute, Birmingham last April on one of the first dates of the ‘From Sheep Farming To Anthem’ UK tour.

• Toyah Playlisted: ‘Don’t Fall In Love (I Said)’ is included in Dark Night of the Soul with Julie (3 April) on WFMU, and ‘Ieya’ (The Blue Meaning original) in the Ian Fairholm Special (2 April) on Phoenix FM. (Thanks to Sarah)

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