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Toyah On NOW 80s: Rock Chicks/Favourite Singers

December 2nd, 2022

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Monday 5th December: 11pm
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)

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Tuesday 6th December: 4pm
Mr Favourite Shirts is back on NOW 80s – this time he selects his Favourite Singers! Including some who influenced him the most such as David Byrne & XTC’s Andy Partridge.

Merchandise: Limited Edition Baubles 2022

October 19th, 2022

Following last year’s Brave New World bauble, here’s new Anthem and Thunder In The Mountains inspired baubles for Christmas 2022.

NFT Illustrations: Toyah Thunder Mountain

October 1st, 2022

Toyah Thunder Mountain is a unique, official collection of 500 incredible illustrations as NFTs. Now available to purchase with Crypto currency. A collaboration with Chalkstar NFT.

• Click below for further info and a helpful how-to guide.

Toyah On NOW 80s: Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989

September 15th, 2022

Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989: NOW 80s: Friday 16th September: 12pm
From Smash Hits “Most Unwanted Person of 1980” to the Brits “Best Group” of 1989 – Mark Goodier’s 10 hour marathon of 80s award winners lasts nearly as long as the Oscars. (The first artist played from 1981 is Toyah, with the Thunder In The Mountains video. Mark said: “We begin 1981 with a 4ft 11 pop star who had the biggest hair of the entire decade, here’s the Most Fanciable (as voted by Smash Hits magazine readers) Toyah Willcox with Thunder In The Mountains“).

Anthem Countdown: Thunder In The Mountains Preview

July 20th, 2022

It’s Tuesday, and that means Official Toyah continues the countdown to the Remastered and Expanded editions of Toyah’s Gold-selling album Anthem – released by Cherry Red Records on 9th September.

Next up, it’s a preview of the BBC Something Else performance of Thunder In The Mountains. Recorded in Aberdeen, the performance is completely live and features Toyah on vocals alongside Joel Bogen on guitar, Adrian Lee on keyboards, Phil Spalding on bass and Nigel Glockler on drums. The full song features on the DVD inside the 2CD+DVD and Super Deluxe Edition.

Toyah On TV: Video Killed The Radio Star

March 29th, 2022

There’s a repeat airing of the Toyah Special of Video Killed The Radio Star on Sky Arts next month. This great half hour programme originally premiered in August 2018.

The programme focuses on the making/creation of Toyah’s 80s pop videos. The programme is repeated on Monday 11th April.

Video Killed the Radio Star reveals the genius, madness, excesses and ideas behind some of music’s most famous videos. Featuring interviews with iconic bands and artists, directors, cameramen and others involved in the creative process of making the ultimate pop promo.

Video Killed The Radio Star: Sky Arts: Monday 11th April: 11.30am
Toyah Willcox. (Series 7, Episode 6) An insight into the making of videos by Toyah Willcox, whose hits included It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

Toyah On TV: 50 Wild Women Of The 80s

January 26th, 2022

50 Wild Women Of The 80s!: NOW 80s: Saturday 29th January: 12pm
Brilliant songs, big voices, blazing hair & bags of attitude – the ladies of the 80s had the lot! From Toyah to Tina & Joan Jett to Janet Jackson.

Toyah On Christmas TV: 50 Wild Women Of The 80s

December 19th, 2021

50 Wild Women Of The 80s!: NOW 80s: Christmas Eve: 9am
Brilliant songs, big voices, blazing hair & bags of attitude – the ladies of the 80s had the lot! From Toyah to Tina & Joan Jett to Janet Jackson.

Toyah On TV: Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989

November 24th, 2021

Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989: NOW 80s: Friday 26th November: 9am
From Smash Hits “Most Unwanted Person of 1980” to the Brits “Best Group” of 1989 – Mark Goodier’s 10 hour marathon of 80s award winners lasts nearly as long as the Oscars. (The first artist played from 1981 is Toyah, with the Thunder In The Mountains video. Mark said: “We begin 1981 with a 4ft 11 pop star who had the biggest hair of the entire decade, here’s the Most Fanciable (as voted by Smash Hits magazine readers) Toyah Willcox with Thunder In The Mountains“).

Releases: Musik Music Musique 2.0 – The Rise Of Synth Pop

November 11th, 2021

Toyah’s iconic 1981 single, Thunder In The Mountains, is included on the 3CD compilation, Musik Music Musique 2.0 – The Rise Of Synth Pop. This was released in October.

• Sequel to the hugely successful ‘Musik Music Musique’, This time exploring 1981, The year synth pop broke into the mainstream.

• Over 50 tracks showcasing the innovation and exploration that gave rise to what would become the decade’s pre-eminent musical form.

• Featuring Ultravox, Duran Duran, OMD, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Devo, Gina X Performance, Fashion, Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell, Heaven 17, Hazel O’Connor, Yello, A Flock Of Seagulls, Toyah, Kim Wilde, The Passage, Chris and Cosey, Japan, John Foxx and countless other electronic luminaries.

• Packed with familiar classics and lesser known gems.

• Further info on this release at Cherry Red Records. (NB. Toyah was also included on Musik Music Musique – 1980 | The Dawn Of Synth Pop collection in 2020.

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

October 9th, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Tuesday 12th October: 5pm
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)

Toyah On TV: Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989

September 29th, 2021

Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989: NOW 80s: Saturday 2nd October: 9am
From Smash Hits “Most Unwanted Person of 1980” to the Brits “Best Group” of 1989 – Mark Goodier’s 10 hour marathon of 80s award winners lasts nearly as long as the Oscars. (The first artist played from 1981 is Toyah, with the Thunder In The Mountains video. Mark said: “We begin 1981 with a 4ft 11 pop star who had the biggest hair of the entire decade, here’s the Most Fanciable (as voted by Smash Hits magazine readers) Toyah Willcox with Thunder In The Mountains“).

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

September 1st, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Saturday 4th September: 6pm
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)

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

August 26th, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Saturday 28th August: 6pm
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)

Toyah On TV: NOW 80s – Ladies With Attutude/Seven Inch Heroes

August 21st, 2021

Janice Long’s Ladies With Attitude: NOW 80s:
Monday 23rd August: 11pm
The 25 greatest women in rock and pop from across the decade, whose attitude and strength were never in doubt! Hosted by Radio 1 legend Janice Long.

Seven Inch Heroes: NOW 80s:
Tuesday 24th August: 11.35am/3.30pm
Before the CD, the perfect pop songs were spun by singers & bands on 7 inch vinyl. From 1980-1984 these were the classic UK hits that invaded the world! (NB. This airs sporadically on NOW 80s, sometimes including Toyah!)

Toyah On TV: Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989

August 7th, 2021

Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989: NOW 80s: Monday 9th August: 9am
From Smash Hits “Most Unwanted Person of 1980” to the Brits “Best Group” of 1989 – Mark Goodier’s 10 hour marathon of 80s award winners lasts nearly as long as the Oscars. (The first artist played from 1981 is Toyah, with the Thunder In The Mountains video. Mark said: “We begin 1981 with a 4ft 11 pop star who had the biggest hair of the entire decade, here’s the Most Fanciable (as voted by Smash Hits magazine readers) Toyah Willcox with Thunder In The Mountains“).

Toyah On TV: NOW 80s – Seven Inch Heroes / Best 1981 Party +

August 4th, 2021

The Best 1981 Party Ever: NOW 80s:
Wednesday 4th August: 7pm
2 hours of the biggest party tunes – all from 1981. Including Duran Duran, Dollar, Soft Cell & Tenpole Tudor.

Seven Inch Heroes: NOW 80s:
Wednesday 4th August: 11.20pm

Before the CD, the perfect pop songs were spun by singers & bands on 7 inch vinyl. From 1980-1984 these were the classic UK hits that invaded the world!

Janice Long’s Ladies With Attitude: NOW 80s:
Thursday 5th August: 9am

The 25 greatest women in rock and pop from across the decade, whose attitude and strength were never in doubt! Hosted by Radio 1 legend Janice Long.

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

July 23rd, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Saturday 24th July: 1am
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)

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

July 6th, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Tuesday 6th July: 1pm
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)

NB. I’ve been watching NOW 80s sporadically recently and the music channel plays a fair amount of Toyah in a variety of their 80s music programming, including Seven Inch Heroes and The Best 1981 Party. Mostly the I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains promo videos, but I also spotted Brave New World and Don’t Fall In Love (I Said).

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

November 5th, 2020

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Friday 6th November: 10pm
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)

Toyah On TV: Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989

October 24th, 2020

Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989: NOW 80s: Sunday 25th October: 9am
From Smash Hits “Most Unwanted Person of 1980” to the Brits “Best Group” of 1989 – Mark Goodier’s 10 hour marathon of 80s award winners lasts nearly as long as the Oscars. (The first artist played from 1981 is Toyah, with the Thunder In The Mountains video. Mark said: “We begin 1981 with a 4ft 11 pop star who had the biggest hair of the entire decade, here’s the Most Fanciable (as voted by Smash Hits magazine readers) Toyah Willcox with Thunder In The Mountains“). Click on the screen caps to zoom.