Archive for the ‘Live 2015’ Category

Live 2015: Acoustic @ St George’s, Great Yarmouth

September 26th, 2015

Toyah plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at St. George’s Theatre, Great Yarmouth this evening. Click below for more details.


Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 17th, 2015

tvr15aThunder Valley Rocks: Is a new TV programme based around new and upcoming bands. We will be filming a pilot for a new 9 episode series in November/December of this year and the subsequent episodes will begin filming early next year. Each episode, presented by Toyah Willcox will also feature celebrity music guests who give some insight into their past success and talk about what they are doing now – Continue reading…

Toyah @ Twitter: “Simon Darlow & I are recording EXTREMIS outro song. We cant stop crying it is so powerful” – Visit Twitter…

Straight: VIFF 2015: Aaaaaaaah! provides many delicious moments: The conceit in this much-buzzed-about U.K. effort might be a little slight—nonverbal humans behave like apes, thus commenting on the thin veneer of civilization, yada yada—but writer-director-star Steve Oram (Sightseers) provides so many delicious moments of passing Dadaism that it all works beautifully. A fully game cast sure helps, ’80s new wave crumpet Toyah Willcox among them. (Her hubby, Robert Fripp, supplies the soundtrack.) – Continue reading…

Proud, Loud & Electric: There’s a quadruple of “Electric” gigs over the next four nights for Toyah – Playing two dates at Stonehaven Town Hall (18/19th September) and one at Dundee’s Gardyne Theatre (20th September). The first of the four is tonight, Toyah plays at Stockton Arts Centre. Click below for more info on that.


Mearns Leader: Toyah Looks Forward To Stonehaven Gigs

September 17th, 2015

live2015dEighties pop icon Toyah Willcox will play Stonehaven Town Hall this Friday and Saturday night with the singer eager to look around the town.

The former punk princess – whose biggest hit was ‘It’s A Mystery’ spoke to the Mearns Leader this week about playing Stonehaven, looking forward to fish and chips and what fans can expect.

Toyah said: “I’m really looking forward to the show as we’ve never been to Stonehaven and it is great to have the chance to go there. As it is on the coast I’m looking forward to getting to know the town and I love history so I’d love to walk around the museum.”

The event is being organised by music shop owner Chris Stirk with tickets still available for both shows. Toyah’s two gigs follows her successful appearance recently at the Rewind festival in Perth with the singer adding that she’ll have all the hits and maybe a few surprises for those attending.

She said: “I think fans are going to really enjoy the show as it is fun and it is really about them. I’ll have all the hits, the singles from the 80s and singles that have charted on iTunes in the last couple of years. It will be a fun and able show, where we’ll look to put in a few other songs.”

• Continue reading at the Mearns Leader. See all of Toyah’s forthcoming Proud, Loud & Electric gigs at

Live 2015: Derby Flowerpot/New Mills Festival

September 17th, 2015

Photos from Toyah’s recent Derby Flowerpot (11th September) and New Mills Festival (12th September) concerts. View larger versions of these photos at the Live 2015 page at Dreamscape’s Gallery. . (Photos © Angus Turner)


Aylesbury Showcase: Live In The Park 2015

September 17th, 2015

There’s a great overview of the recent Live In The Park 2015 at Aylesbury Showcase, including a selection of Toyah related links and clips. Click below to visit the page.


Derbyshire Times: Toyah Brings The House Down At New Mills

September 14th, 2015

derbytimes15dEighties star Toyah brings the house down at New Mills Art Theatre

In a coup for the New Mills Festival 1980s’ icon Toyah Willcox played a greatest hits concert at New Mills Art Theatre on Saturday evening to an almost sell out crowd.

Drawing on her considerable back catalogue Toyah soon had the crowd rocking as she played hit after hit taking us back to those heady days of the eighties. Opening with Good Morning Universeit was clear Toyah’s voice was as strong as ever, the hair and makeup might have gone but the songs were as powerful as ever and she had the audience in the palm of her hand.

Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and Brave New World were all rapturously received as were cover versions of Echo Beach and fellow eighties star Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell.

Of course what most of us remember Toyah for is the massive hit It’s A Mystery and when she played it she brought the house down (almost literally as plaster fell from the ceiling) and got a standing ovation. Coming back for the inevitable encore of Danced, Toyah thanked what was a very appreciative audience and in the words of Rebel Yell left them wanting More, More, More!

• Continue reading at the Derbyshire Times. Also available at the Buxton Advertiser.

Acoustic, Up Close & Personal @ New Mills Festival 2015

September 12th, 2015

nmf2015cToyah plays, and officially opens, the New Mills Festival 2015 tonight, with an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal show at the New Mills Art Theatre.

Setting this year’s New Mills Festival off with an enormous bang, and following on from last year’s hugely successful fundraiser, this year sees the colourful, dynamic and unique Toyah Willcox and her band take to the stage at New Mills Art Theatre on Saturday 12 Sept 2015. Toyah will be belting out all her old hits including the iconic hit singles – It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains, as well as newer material, in her famous high-energy style. 

A limited edition of 50 fine art screen prints of the poster (on the left) for this event will be on sale at the Art Theatre tonight, and afterwards if any are left, online from

New Mills Community Festival is a 2-week annual celebration of community and cultural spirit through a diverse range of activities from talks and walks to concerts, gigs, exhibitions and an impressive lantern procession.

New Mills is situated on the borders of North West Derbyshire and Cheshire, is part of the Derbyshire Peak District and traces its history back to the 13th century. The town is set in an area of spectacular natural beauty and is a popular destination for walkers of all abilities. There are guided walks as part of the festival and even a Fungi Foray! It’s easily accessible by train or bus and boasts two train stations. Services run direct from Sheffield or Manchester in less than an hour.


• Visit Toyah’s page at the New Mills Festival website. Stay updated via the festival’s Twitter page. Browse all of our New Mills Festival 2015 news.

Live 2015: The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

September 12th, 2015

Toyah is on the cover of Sturminster Newton’s The Exchange brochure for Autumn/Winter 2015, which is published/launched today. She plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date at The Exchange on Thursday 15th October. Click below for further details.


Derby Telegraph: Toyah Hails Derby Rock Hotspot

September 11th, 2015

derbytel15aPunk artist Toyah Willcox hails Derby rock hotspot as one of the best in the country

Punk pioneer Toyah Willcox is back in Derby tomorrow night – at a rock hotspot she hails as one of the best venues in the country! Toyah will be performing at The Flowerpot on her “‘Proud, Loud and Electric” tour.

“My American band, The Humans, played The Flowerpot at least six year ago, it was one of the best gigs we’ve done! I love it there!” Toyah exclaims, when asked about Derby.

Fans who decide to attend the show can expect a truly unique performance.

“I always make sure that the band and I gear the music to the venue. We always look around and judge the audience then tailor our set to what they want so it’s different every night. Some nights they want a heavy set and sometimes they want to hear laid-back music. The Flowerpot is a really intimate venue with a low ceiling so it’s going to be a real rock ‘n’ roll show.

“I wanted to call the tour a name that allowed us to cherry-pick from a retrospective of 36 years of music. Because it’s so small, it’s going to get pretty hot in there so we’ll be playing a lot of music from the punk days.”

• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.

Live 2015: Acoustic Toyah @ RVT

September 10th, 2015

Toyah is currently onstage at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London. Here’s a pic! (Photo © RVT)


Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 10th, 2015

live2015nLive 2015: Another trio of gigs – Toyah plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date tonight at Vauxhall Tavern, London and tomorrow a Proud, Loud & Electric gig at The Flowerpot, Derby. On Saturday she is the opening music artist of the New Mills Festival 2015.

Mansfield Chad: See Toyah in full flow at The Flowerpot: Iconic performer Toyah Willcox will be joined by her full band for a gig at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, September 11. The popular singer and actor is currently touring with her show, entitled Proud, Loud and Electric – Continue reading…

Aaaaaaaah!: Another screening at Picture House Central, tomorrow night – View details…

Get Ready To Rock: Gig review: Cropredy – Oxfordshire, 13-15 August 2015: Last year the festival had a proggy feel to it which I think really worked well but this year I think the attempt to mix in an 80′s pop feel hasn’t really paid off. The Proclaimers, Level 42 and Toyah actually played very good sets; for the folkies they were a bit leftfield – Toyah came out to huge applause and reeled off a set that included ‘It’s A Mystery’ alongside some great covers like ‘Rebel Yell’ and ‘Echo Beach’ – Continue reading…

Toyah @ Twitter: Stay updated via Toyah’s Official Twitter page….

Live 2015 +: New dates are sporadically being added to Toyah’s Official Gig page for the remainder of 2015, and also now into 2016 – Check if there’s an upcoming gig near you here…


Ashbourne NT: Toyah Willcox To Hit Flowerpot Stage

September 10th, 2015

ashbournent15aToyah Willcox and Madness tribute band to hit Flowerpot stage

Rock star Toyah Willcox is taking to the stage at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday night.

Willcox, whose music career spans over 30 years, is performing at the King Street music venue with her electric band as part of her Proud, Loud & Electric tour. The singer-songwriter has brought in 13 top 40 singles including I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains, recording 29 albums during her career and touring worldwide.

Spokesman for the event, Alan Woolley, said: “From punk princess to cult stage actress and high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame.

“Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved stage and screen actress and music composer.”

• Continue reading at the Ashbourne News Telegraph.

Live 2015: New Mills Festival

September 9th, 2015

newmills15eArtsbeat: Toyah To Open New Mills Festival: Opening this year’s New Mills Festival with a bang, is the colourful, dynamic and unique Toyah Willcox who will be taking to the stage with her band at New Mills Art Theatre on September 12. At New Mills Toyah will be belting out her old hits including the iconic singles It’s A Mystery, I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains, as well as newer material, in her famous high-energy style – Continue reading…

Buxton Advertiser: Organisers promise “something for everyone” at New Mills festival: The annual New Mills Festival returns this Friday and organisers say it will be “bigger and better than ever”. This year’s programme’s theme of toys and games seeks to aim the festival’s programme at a younger audience but the presence of acts such as Toyah Willcox will ensure the festival has something for everyone – Continue reading…

• Visit the New Mills Festival 2015 website for further info and/or to buy tickets. Browse all of our New Mills Festival 2015 news. (Photo © Toyah Willcox/Dean Stockings)

Live 2015: Acoustic @ Vauxhall Tavern

September 8th, 2015

Toyah plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at the Vauxhall Tavern, London this Thursday. Click below for further info and/or to book tickets.


Derbyshire Times: Eighties’ Legend Toyah at New Mills Festival

September 8th, 2015

derbytimes15cEighties’ legend Toyah to perform at New Mills Festival

Eighties pop princess Toyah adds a touch of stardust to this year’s New Mills Festival.

She will be backed by a full band when she sings at the town’s Art Theatre on Saturday, September 12. Toyah will be performing greatest hits from her 30-year career which include It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

The concert promises to be a highlight of the fortnight-long festival which celebrates the cultural and community spirit of New Mills.

Activities kick off on Friday, September 11, with a Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea Party at The Cakery from 2pm to 4pm and an art trail which turns the town into a gallery.

For the full programme, see

• Continue reading at the Derbyshire Times. Visit the New Mills Festival 2015 website for further info and/or to buy tickets. Browse all of our New Mills Festival 2015 news.

Three For Toyah: Aaaaaaaah!, Dermot & Cottingham

September 4th, 2015

There’s a busy weekend ahead – Tonight there is the Aaaaaaaah! screening + Cast Q&A at Picture House Central in Piccadilly, London. Tomorrow afternoon Toyah guests on Dermot O’Leary’s BBC Radio Two show, and on Sunday plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at Cottingham Folk Festival (scheduled to be onstage at 3pm at The Civic Hall)


The Bucks Herald: Picture Special: Live In The Park

September 2nd, 2015

Vale Park was alive with the sound of music at the weekend, and it was all free. Punk princess Toyah Willcox headlined on Saturday night with an energetic and enthusiastic show that had the crowd shouting for more.

Thirty seven years in showbusinesses hasn’t dimmed her enthusiasm for her craft, and her voice was strong as she sang These Boots Are Made For Walking, In The Midnight Hour, It’s A Mystery, Sweet Child of Mine and I Wanna Be Free. The charismatic performer interacted naturally with the audience and was generous with her time after the show, meeting fans, signing autographs and posing for pictures.

• Continue reading at The Bucks Herald. (Photos © The Bucks Herald)


Live 2015: Aylesbury Live In The Park TODAY!

August 29th, 2015

bucksherald15cBucks Herald: It’s here! Weekend of free live music in Vale Park

Vale Park will be hosting two great days of live music with something to suit everyone. The action starts on 
Saturday with Live In The Park, featuring ten hours of live music culminating in an appearance by 80s singer Toyah Willcox at 8.30pm.

Other acts performing throughout the day include disco band Platform Soul, singer-songwriter Kitty Roisin, guitarist and 
backing vocalist James 
Manders and new wave band The Synthetix.

The second part of the weekend musical bonanza in the park is on Sunday evening with Proms in the Park. Orchestral music begins at 7pm with a fireworks display to round off the evening. Both events are organised by Aylesbury Town Council. Photos and reports from all the weekend’s activities will appear in next week’s Bucks Herald.

• Continue reading at the Bucks Herald. Browse all of our Live In The Park news.

mix96Mix 96: Live In The Park Kicks Off Weekend Of Free Events In Aylesbury

A weekend of free outdoor entertainment in Aylesbury starts today with Live in the Park. The gig in Vale Park replaces Hobble on the Cobbles this year.

It starts at midday with local acts and a funfair and is headlined by 80s superstar Toyah. We gave Toyah a call and asked her if her audience had changed over the years:

“We still have people with us who’ve been with me for 37 years, now they tend to have children and grandchildren and they tend to come along as well. We do though have a new audience increasingly under the age of 25 and I think that’s because 80s music is so popular and it’s popular with all generations.”

• Continue reading/Listen to a short audio interview with Toyah at Mix 96.

Artsbeat: Event’s Success Is No Mystery

August 28th, 2015

The forthcoming New Mills Festival, and Toyah – who plays the festival on Saturday 12th September – are featured in the, just published, new issue of Artsbeat magazine. Click below for more info on how to get a copy/subscribe. (Photo © New Mills Festival/Artsbeat)


New Mills Festival 2015: Online Programme

August 26th, 2015

Click below to view, or print, the New Mills Festival 2015 programme/brochure.


Acoustic @ The Hippodrome: UK Theatre Network Review

August 25th, 2015

aucao14bA great review, of Toyah’s recent Acoustic, Up Close & Personal gig at The Hippodrome, London, by Clare Brotherwood at the UK Theatre Network.

She began acting at the age of 18… at the National Theatre! She has starred in the West End in Calamity Jane, in films such as Quadrophenia, and has worked with Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, George Cukor and Katharine Hepburn – who admired her bright red hair. This year alone she has made four new films.

But to a generation she is punk rock star Toyah Willcox, who made around 30 albums and won awards for best female singer with self penned hits such as Be Proud, Be Loud, Be Heard; Thunder in the Mountains; It’s a Mystery, and I Want To Be Free.

Last week she reprised these hits in the intimate surroundings of the performing space which is housed above the roulette tables of Leicester Square’s Hippodrome Casino – walking into the building was an experience in itself!

She’s also a TV presenter and only two days before I had been watching her looking for a house on the Thames. So down to earth and friendly did she appear that when the opportunity came up to see her perform live I jumped at the chance – and I’m so glad I did.

I don’t do music reviews. I know what I like but can’t tell you why, so I paid for my ticket and went along as an ordinary punter. But I was so blown away by this little powerhouse of talent that I felt I just had to let people know she is a must-see act.

• Continue reading at the UK Theatre Network. Check out where else you can catch Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal tour at her Official Website.