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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…

Live 2014: Intergalactic MINX?

August 7th, 2014

Could songs from Minx be played live this Autumn for the very first time? – An excerpt from the latest Breaking Through newsletter mentions the possibility: “The autumn live dates as previously reported will focus on the Safari catalogue with some resurrected rarities putting in an appearance. There’s also a chance that one or two (maybe even three!) selections from Minx may just make a live debut too. They will be tried in rehearsal so it’s all still to play for. It would be the first time ever they’ve been performed in a Toyah set list”.


Live 2014: New Quay Music Festival 2014

August 2nd, 2014

newquay14aBoth Toyah and Hazel O’Connor are playing at the New Quay Music Festival today.

Wales Online include the festival in their 20 terrific things to do in the wet weather this weekend.

It’s forecast to rain, but there ar.e still plenty of things happening that don’t require a brolly, from Sooty to edible art

11. New Quay Music Festival

The pretty seaside town hosts the three-day festival this weekend, with musical activities getting underway this evening. Held in the centre of New Quay, headline acts include Toyah and Hazel O’Connor.

Tickets are £10 for Friday, £20 for Saturday and Sunday or £40 for all three days – you can purchase yours online or via 01545 561143.

Live 2014: Acoustic @ The Duchess Update

July 22nd, 2014

live2014iNews just in from promoter of York show. This Thursday’s acoustic gig at The Duchess York has been re-scheduled. New date not confirmed but later in year. Refunds can be sought though from original place of purchase in meantime if need be. Friday’s acoustic show at Settle Victoria Hall is all confirmed and going ahead as planned. Apologies for any inconvenience. (News Source: Official Toyah at Facebook)

Rock Choir @ Birmingham Symphony Hall

July 19th, 2014

rockchoir14bRock Choir 2014 takes place today and this evening at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Toyah has been tweeting about the event over the last couple of days.

RockChoir Choir sounds absolutely mega. Sensational, Angel In You, Mystery….WOW, i cant wait“, “Just rehearsed Rock Choir B’ham Symphony hall. Moved me to tears. Crimson Queen songs are Sensational“.

• Browse all of Dreamscape’s Rock Choir related news here.

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Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

July 14th, 2014

Forthcoming dates for Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal UK Tour: Thursday 24th July: The Duchess, York and Friday 25th July: Settle Victoria Hall, North Yorkshire. Click below for all the Acoustic… dates at


Live 2014: Rocking Through The Decades, Blackpool

July 13th, 2014

Toyah onstage yesterday at Rocking Through The Decades in St John’s Square, Blackpool. Click below to view larger versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. Toyah’s live schedule for 2014 is available at the Official Gigs page. (Thanks to Glyn | All photos © Glyn Whelan)


The set list: I Love Rock N’ Roll, Rebel Yell, Echo Beach, It’s A Mystery, She Sells Sanctuary, Sweet Child O’ Mine. I Want To Be Free (Thanks again to Glyn)

Live 2014: Rocking Through The Decades

July 10th, 2014

Toyah will be Rocking Through The Decades, in Blackpool, on Saturday. More info by clicking below.


Live 2014: Acoustic, Up Close + Sensational (Acoustic)

July 7th, 2014

Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal UK Tour resumes on Thursday 24th July at The Duchess in York. Click below for the full tour dates and links to buy tickets. Visit the Official Toyah Gigs page for an exclusive new live track – an acoustic version of ‘Sensational’.


The Bucks Herald: Chilfest Will Rock For Three Fab Days

July 3rd, 2014

bherald14aFestival season is well and truly here with live outdoor music events taking place all over the country and right here on our doorstep too.

One of the biggest in our area is Chilfest and this second year sees the best ever line up of sounds from the 80s and contemporary pop playing over the three days. The gig at Pendley Meadow in Tring kicks off on Friday with the Boomtown Rats, Heaven 17, From The Jam, Big Country, China Crisis and Dr and The Medics.

On Saturday Jason Donovan tops a bill that includes Toyah, Leee John (Imagination), Boney M featuring Maizie Williams, Go West and Bad Manners.

• Continue reading at The Bucks Herald.

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Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Wakefield & Deal

June 26th, 2014

Added more sensational photos of Toyah from a couple of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour dates, Warehouse 23 in Wakefield (26th April) and the Astor Theatre in Deal (21st June), to the Live 2014 page at Dreamscape Gallery.  (Thanks to Alyson & John | Photos © Alyson Evans & John Weston)


Rock Choir & Toyah: Rehearsing For Symphony Hall

June 26th, 2014

Great photo of Toyah’s first rehearsal with the Rock Choir on Tuesday. She performs with them on 19th July at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. This will include a version of ‘Sensational’. View the full photo at Toyah’s Official Twitter or Instagram. Click on the photo to visit the Rock Choir website. (Photo © Toyah Willcox Ltd)


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Live 2014: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

June 25th, 2014

aucao14bToyah has so far played four ACOUSTIC, UP CLOSE & PERSONAL dates, in Buxton, Lowther, Northampton and Bishop’s Cleeve on Sunday night. There are plenty more to come over the next few months:



The Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates have run throughout 2014 as an extended series of gigs rather than in a single-month tour.

• View more details on the Acoustic… dates and links to book tickets here. View all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2014 at The Official Gigs page.

Live 2014: Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits… Live!

June 25th, 2014

cqtour14aOver the last four months Toyah has played 14 CRIMSON QUEEN/GREATEST HITS… LIVE! dates in Holmfirth, Nuneaton, Bury St Edmunds, Wimborne, London, Hastings, Clitheroe, Wakefield, Liverpool, Lowestoft, Blyth, Clacton, Isle of Man and Deal. There are still a couple of dates of the tour remaining:



The Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! dates have run throughout 2014 as an extended series of gigs rather than in a single-month tour.

• View more details on the Crimson Queen… dates and links to book tickets here. View all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2014 at The Official Gigs page. Browse all of our Toyah Live 2014 news here.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Astor Theatre, Deal

June 24th, 2014

A fantastic photo of Toyah onstage at the Astor Theatre, Deal, on the latest date of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour, and with John at the “Meet & Greet”. Click below to view the full versions of these at Dreamscape Gallery.  (Thanks to Brian & John | Photos © Brian Marsh & John Weston)


Superbreak: Hit Blackpool For An Evening Of Music

June 24th, 2014

superbreak14aIf you’re never quite sure whether you preferred the music of the 70s, 80s or 90s, you will be in for a treat if you plan a short break in Blackpool next month.

On Saturday July 12th the city will host Rocking Through the Decades, a free show that will see a range of musical acts from various decades perform to the crowds. Representing the 70s, for instance, will be the three Dynamos from Mamma Mia, while Toyah Willcox – who is best known for songs like It’s a Mystery and Thunder in the Mountains – will be there to showcase the sounds of the 1980s.

• Continue reading at Superbreak.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Astor Theatre, Deal

June 22nd, 2014

Great photos of Toyah last night at the Astor Theatre, Deal, on the latest date of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour. Click below to view the full versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. Tonight Toyah plays a, sold out, Acoustic, Up Close & Personal concert at Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve. (Thanks to Angus | All photos © Angus Turner)


Stroud Subscription Rooms: What’s On

June 20th, 2014

Toyah is the cover star of the July – September 2014 issue of The Stroud Subscription Rooms magazine. Toyah plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tourdate at the venue on 5th September. Click below to view the magazine online. (Thanks to Kevin McNamara)


Kent Online: Toyah Willcox, Deal Astor Theatre

June 19th, 2014

kentonline14aA new interview with Toyah, ahead of her Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! gig at The Astor Theatre in Kent on Saturday, published yesterday by Kent Online.

Former ‘high priestess of punk’ Toyah Willcox may have mellowed with age but she still loves donning the dramatic costumes to become her on-stage musical alter-ego, as she tells Jo Roberts

“In my youth, I was happy standing out but I love that now I can be anonymous in the street. I’d rather just turn it on for the stage,” says Toyah, whose current conventionally blonde tresses and subtle chic contrast with the flame-haired punk appearance she sported in the 1980s.

The prolific singer has released more than 20 albums in the past 35 years. Her biggest chart hits came in 1981 with the EP Four from Toyah and the single Thunder in the Mountains. Toyah forged a three-pronged career as an actress and media personality too but she will be returning to her first love when she hits the stage at Deal’s Astor Theatre this weekend with her Crimson Queen Greatest Hits show.

“It’s definitely a different part of me,” she says of her musical alter ego, known for a signature dramatic look which manages to combine a futuristic vibe with retro 1980s stylings. “The majority of the time I’m a businesswoman, but I can’t wait to get out of the office and become my on-stage persona, I love that freedom”.

• Continue reading at Kent Online.

New Retro T-Shirt On Sale At Gigs

June 19th, 2014

tourt14aYou’ve been asking for a t-shirt with tour dates on…..and here it is!

From this Saturday’s gig at Kent Astor Theatre, you will be able to get your hands on one.

The reverse of the t-shirt carries all 2014 dates up until the Intergalactic Ranch House Tour. The front carries the classic Toyah logo on the breast.

Get these on tour at the gigs this year. If any remain they will be sold online but they might not last!

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Songs From The Intergalactic Ranch House… & Beyond!

June 19th, 2014

Full dates, and links to buy tickets for Toyah’s forthcoming Autumn tour…