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The Latest: Acoustic, Up Close Shoreham Review

October 8th, 2014

latest13aA short, but glowing, four-star review of Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal concert at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, by The Latest.

While everyone has been raving about Kate Bush’s recent gigs, another female singing national treasure, Toyah, has been on tour. Mixing her acoustic set with amusing anecdotes and asides from a pop and acting career spanning 37 years, Ms. Willcox proved more than capable of enrapturing a capacity crowd, with classic numbers like ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘It’s A Mystery’, alongside impressive cover versions of Guns ‘n’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ and Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’. “The Lisping Rebel” may look more middle England than hardcore punk these days, but she’s lost none of her impressive vocal range or zeal.

• Continue reading at The Latest. View their previous reviews of recent Toyah tours, and browse the remaining 2014 Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tour dates at toyahwillcox.com.

IRH Tour: Countdown Days #7 & 8

October 8th, 2014

Yesterday there was another instalment of “Ask Toyah” via door seven at toyahwillcox.com’s countdown to the start of the Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House tour, and today “The Live Archive 1978 – 1983” has been launched. Open door eight by clicking below…

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IRH Tour: Countdown Day #6

October 6th, 2014

It’s day six of toyahwillcox.com’s countdown to the Intergalactic tour and today things have went all Sugar and Spice. Click below to open door six.

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Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham

October 5th, 2014

More photos from Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal UK Tour. These are from Friday night’s sold out concert at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham. Click below to view these, and more, at Dreamscape’s Gallery. Browse all of our Acoustic, Up Close & Personal news… (Thanks again to Angus | Photos © Angus Turner)

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IRH Tour: Countdown Day #5

October 5th, 2014

The tour countdown continues, today it’s a look at one of the most legendary points of Toyah’s career (for me anyway): The 1980 ATV documentary TOYAH. Open door five by clicking below…

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IRH Tour: Countdown Day #4

October 4th, 2014

Day Four of the official countdown to Toyah’s Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House UK Tour. The sheet music that was available for a selection of Toyah’s early 80s singles has been added to the new toyahwillcox.com archive. Open door four by clicking below…

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Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: Harelquin Theatre, Redhill

October 3rd, 2014

Great photos from last night’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal concert at The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill in Surrey. Click below to view these, and more, at Dreamscape’s Gallery. Browse all of our Acoustic, Up Close & Personal news… (Thanks to Angus | Photos © Angus Turner)

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IRH Tour: The Countdown Has Begun!

October 1st, 2014

17 days until the Autumn Intergalactic Ranch House Tour kicks off. The countdown is now live: In a land of broken dreams only tears are free…

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Official Toyah: Intergalactic Ranch House Tour Countdown

October 1st, 2014

The countdown to the start of Toyah’s new tour, Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House, commences today at toyahwillcox.com…

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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)

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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)

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

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.

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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.

SAT 18 OCT: BIRMINGHAM HMV INSTITUTE
THU 23 OCT: LEEDS UNIVERSITY UNION
FRI 24 OCT: GLASGOW CLASSIC GRAND
SAT 25 OCT: MANCHESTER ACADEMY 3
FRI 7 NOV: BRIGHTON HAUNT
FRI 14 NOV: SOUTHAMPTON BROOK
SAT 15 NOV: BRISTOL FLEECE
SAT 22 NOV: LONDON O2 ACADEMY ISLINGTON

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

Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House… & Beyond!

September 20th, 2014

Not long now until Toyah revisits the Ranch House…

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Gloucestershire Echo: Review: Stroud Subscription Rooms

September 8th, 2014

gloucecho14cIt is often said that small is beautiful and Toyah Willcox provided indisputable evidence.

In the court of the Crimson Queen, aka the Stroud Subscription Rooms, the diminutive, one-time punk princess demonstrated why after 35 years she still deservedly draws the crowds.

Opening appropriately with Good Morning, Universe, she cruised triumphantly through her greatest hits, strikingly revamped as a frothy acoustic set.

Instead of a full band, the entire performance was powered by accomplished guitarists Chris Wong from her current outfit The Humans, and Colin Hinds, formerly of China Crisis, thrashing out any number of solid chords and sizzling breaks.

• Continue reading at the Gloucestershire Echo.

Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich

September 5th, 2014

Photos from Tuesday evening’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal concert at Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich. Please click below to view the full versions at Dreamscape’s Gallery. Browse all of Dreamscape’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal news… (Photos © Layne Patterson)

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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.

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.

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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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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 @ 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…