Archive for the ‘Live 2016’ Category

Grimsby Telegraph: Toyah at Cleethorpes Rocks

August 22nd, 2016

grimsbytgraph16dCleethorpes Rocks: 80s pop star Toyah Willcox performs – pictures

Eighties pop singer Toyah Willcox delighted crowds on the third and final night of Cleethorpes Rocks.

The songstress, best known for hits such as It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains and I Want To Be Free, performed to a receptive crowd at the popular festival.

Returning for a fifth year, the annual festival attracts people from far and wide who have descended on the resort to see the likes of pop band Scouting For Girls and indie act Reverend And The Makers.

Also on show for the crowds to enjoy was The Brew, Mustang, The Brookes and Chariots. And providing a spin on the usual festival act was the Frou Frou Club Burlesque and Cabaret Show, who performed on Friday evening.

• Continue reading at the Grimsby Telegraph. (Photo © Grimsby Telegraph)


Live 2016: Toyah & Hazell at Rewind

August 21st, 2016

Toyah and Hazell Dean at Rewind South 2016 yesterday. (Photo © Hazell Dean)


Live 2016: Toyah @ Rewind South

August 21st, 2016

Toyah at Rewind South 2016 yesterday. View more photos here. (Photo © Get Reading)


Grimsby Telegraph: Things To Do in Cleethorpes

August 20th, 2016

grimsbytgraph16bToyah is playing the Rewind South 2016 festival today and tomorrow she headlines the final day of the Cleethorpes Rocks Festival 2016.

From Clee Rocks to a night of illusion: Things to do this weekend

Cleethorpes Rocks Festival 2016
Meridian Showground, tonight and tomorrow

If you missed yesterday’s show, don’t miss what’s in store at Clee Rocks for the remainder of the weekend. Scouting For Girls will be tonight’s headliner while the brilliant Toyah will be finishing off the festival tomorrow evening. Ticket prices start at £25 per person. Call 01472 349222 to book. See

• Continue reading at the Grimsby Telegraph. Visit the Cleethorpes Rocks festival website here. Browse all of Dreamscape’s Cleethorpes Rocks 2016 news here.

Grimsby Telegraph: Cleethorpes Rocks Festival Gets Underway

August 20th, 2016

cleethorpesrocks16bThis year’s three-day Cleethorpes Rocks festival gets underway tonight.

Over the weekend, the festival – taking place at the Meridian Show – will feature bands such as Wishbone Ash, Scouting For Girls, Toyah and From The Jam – plus a burlesque show. The event kicked off tonight with headline act Wishbone Ash, who will be joined by Mostly Autumn and Danny Bryant. And this year the Frou Frou Club Burlesque and Cabaret Show will also “Rock Cleethorpes”.

It also stars Kitty Bang Bang – a global burlesque sensation and the “wild child” of British Burlesque. Kitty was voted as number 21 in the world in the Top 50 Burlesque performers of 2015. Add to this home-grown Grimsby gal, Lady Wildflower, who is now taking the world of Burlesque by storm – from the UK, to Europe, to China.

Following the news that Toyah Willcox will take to the stage with her full live electric band, bands Criminal Mind and The Jackobins will showcase their talent too.

• Continue reading at the Grimsby Telegraph. Visit the Cleethorpes Rocks festival website here.

Henley Standard: Eighties Pop Legends Descend on Henley

August 19th, 2016

rewind16dA total of 40,000 people will descend on Temple Island Meadows near Henley for the eighth annual Rewind South festival this weekend. The Eighties pop extravaganza will kick off tonight (Friday) with a welcome party headlined by West Country folk band The Wurzels.

Tomorrow’s performers include Rick Astley, whose latest album, 50, topped the charts this week, Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet, Jimmy Somerville, the Trevor Horn Band, Toyah, Leo Sayer and Andy Bell of Erasure.

The festival concludes on Sunday with appearances by Adam Ant, Earth, Wind and Fire, M People’s Heather Small, The Beat, The Blockheads and Heaven 17’s Glenn Gregory, among others. There will be scores of attractions around the site including an inflatable church where revellers can get “married”, real ale and cocktail bars, food stalls, a roller disco, a funfair and a second stage featuring local performers.

The weather is expected to be warm and overcast with sunny spells and the chance of the odd shower tomorrow. Organiser David Heartfield said: “Everything is looking great for the weekend. We’re looking forward to it. It has been incredibly hot this week so I’d welcome slightly cooler weather.”

• Continue reading at the Henley Standard.

Derbyshire Times: Hitmaker Toyah’s Concert in Cathedral

August 16th, 2016

derbytimes16aFormer punk princess Toyah Willcox will perform an intimate evening of acoustic music at Derby Cathedral. During her 30-year career she has racked up eight top 40 singles, released more than 20 albums, written two books and appeared in 40 stage plays.

Toyah rose to fame on the back of hits such as It’s A Mystery and Thunder in the Mountains. Her concert on Saturday, August 27, will raise money for the upkeep of Derby Cathedral.

• Continue reading at the Derbyshire Times.

The Bluehouse Festival 2016: Nine Lives in the Spotlight

August 12th, 2016

Toyah is appearing at the The Bluehouse Festival 2016 (of Music, Drama & Literature) in Oxted, Surrey on Friday 21st October – Toyah Willcox Talks about ‘Nine Lives in the Spotlight’. This is a talk not a concert. Click below to view the festival programme, here to view the poster and for further info and ticket link.


Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: Torre Abbey Rescheduled

August 11th, 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances Toyah’s Acoustic gig for this coming Sunday has been rescheduled to 6 November 2016.

All tickets remain valid, although refunds will be honoured at point of purchase for those who are unable to attend 6 November.

• Futher info at

Toyah @ Wickham Festival 2016: Newsy Bits

August 8th, 2016

wickham16aHampshire Chronicle: Chas & Dave and more at Wickham Festival: Thousands of people have enjoyed the likes of Tony Hadley, Chas & Dave and the SAS Band featuring Toyah Willcox and Queen’s Roger Taylor at the Wickham Festival. The four-day event, voted the best festival with a capacity of under 15,000, will be closed today by folk legends Lindisfarne and Steeleye Span – Continue reading…

• Chichester Observer: Review: SAS Band and Trevor Horn Band at the Wickham Festival: I’m just back from the Wickham Festival where I’ve seen so many singers and musicians playing so many well-known hits, I’ve forgotten who I’ve seen and who I haven’t. Matt Cardle singing I’m Not In Love? Yes. Toyah Willcox doing It’s A Mystery? Yes. Fish singing Kayleigh? Roger Taylor with It’s A Kind of Magic? Yep, that too – Continue reading…

Southern Daily Echo: Photos: Crowds enjoy Tony Hadley, Chas & Dave and more at Wickham Festival: Headliners were the SAS Band featuring Roger Taylor of Queen, Fish, Madeleine Bell and Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Wickham Festival News: Roger Taylor of Queen joins Fish, Madeline Bell and Toyah Willcox on stage at Wickham Festival: It was a Kind of Magic as Roger Taylor of Queen brought the third day of the Wickham Festival to a fantastic finish. The rock legend provided guest vocals for the SAS Band at the end of a rousing set which saw Toyah Willcox, Fish and Madeline Bell perform their own and others’ hits – Continue reading…

Wickham Festival News: Picture Gallery from Wickham Festival: Check out our pictures from the 2016 Wickham Festival… see if you can spot yourself! – Continue reading…

Toyah @ Wickham Festival 2016: Toyah and The SAS Band performing David Bowie’s Suffragette City – Watch at You Tube… Toyah and The SAS Band performing I Want To Be Free – Watch at You Tube…

• Browse all of Dreamscape’s “Toyah @ Wickham Festival 2016” here.

Toyah Performs David Bowie’s ‘Suffragette City’ @ Wickham

August 8th, 2016

Toyah and The SAS Band perform a great version of David Bowie’s Suffragette City on Saturday at Wickham Festival. The first time Toyah has sang a Bowie song onstage! (Thanks to Colin Noller)

Proud, Loud & Electric @ The Spa, Bridlington

August 7th, 2016

Photos of Toyah from last weekend (Saturday 30th July) at The Spa, Bridlington. A Proud, Loud & Electric night of music, which included Rebel Run, Obsolete, Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard), Brave New World, Jungles Of Jupiter and Danced in the set-list. Thanks to Ray for the info and photos. Click below to view larger versions. (Photos © Ray Sears)


Daily Echo: SAS Band’s Wickham Salute to the Stars

August 5th, 2016

wickham16cThe SAS Band hope to crown their headline appearance at the Wickham Festival this weekend with a special tribute to the music stars who have died in 2016.

Already this year fans have mourned the passing of David Bowie, Prince and Maurice White from Earth, Wind and Fire among others. Spike’s All Star Band is made up of varying big name artists who play their own and other musicians’ hits for a great party atmosphere and Madeline Bell, pictured, who will be appearing with them tomorrow night, is planning a fitting send-off.

One of the great joys of playing festivals for Bell – and for Fish who will also be part of the SAS line-up at Wickham – is the chance to meet up with old friends in a happy environment.

The pair will be joined at Wickham by Toyah Willcox and Queen drummer Roger Taylor for what is sure to be a magical night.

• Continue reading at the Southern Daily Echo. NB: Toyah was rehearsing with The SAS Band this week and tweeted that she will be performing a David Bowie song.

Gazette Live: Toyah in Guisborough

August 1st, 2016

gazettelive16a1980s music icon Toyah turns up at Guisborough cafe for pie, mash, peas and gravy

Toyah chose to eat at Guisborough’s Pie in the Sky cafe – little knowing that boss Sarah Cook was a huge fan

A 1980s music icon chose a Guisborough cafe for a pie and peas lunch – little knowing its boss is a huge fan of hers. Toyah and three band members ate at the Pie in the Sky cafe yesterday, ahead of a gig at The Longlands in Middlesbrough last night.

And for cafe boss Sarah Cook, it was a dream come true, as she is a massive Toyah fan. But it was nearly a case of mistaken for some of the cafe’s younger staff members.

• Continue reading at Gazette Live. (Photo © Gazette Live)


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Oxted Today: Toyah at Bluehouse Festival 2016

July 31st, 2016

oxtedtoday16bToyah Willcox is special guest of Oxted’s Bluehouse Festival

Once known as the High Priestess of Punk, actor and singer Toyah Willcox will be in Oxted later in the year. Birmingham born Toyah will be at the Bluehouse Festival in the town’s URC Church on October 21 to talk about the music industry.

The Bluehouse Festival will run from October 16-30 and the organisers are putting together a mix of entertaining events and thought-provoking authors and speakers throughout the event.

The Box Office will be open between 10 am and noon at the United Reformed Church, Bluehouse Lane on Tuesday mornings – tickets are also available by post and online at:

• Continue reading at Oxted Today.

Gazette Live: From Toyah to Tony Hadley

July 29th, 2016

gazettelive16aFrom Toyah to Tony Hadley: four retro gigs an hour from Teesside

Fancy a blast from the past? From the best of the 80s to the days of punk here’s four star name gigs you can find within an hour’s drive of Teesside:

1. Former punk princess Toyah is heading for the Boro: The singer and actress brings her Proud, Loud and Electric tour to The Longlands Club, Middlesbrough on Sunday, July 31.

In a career spanning over 35 years, Toyah has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 24 albums and toured live across the world. The gig, with her full live electric band, includes hit singles Good Morning Universe, Thunder in the Mountains and Its A Mystery alongside classics Neon Womb, Danced and Ieya.

• Continue reading at Gazette Live.

Daily Echo: Star-Studded Line-Up for Wickham Festival

July 29th, 2016

wickham16cTony Hadley will kick off an all-star Wickham Festival on Thursday.

The Spandau Ballet frontman tops the bill on the opening night, then the following night the Stranglers and Bruce Foxton’s From the Jam will be the main attractions at the event, which was voted best Festival (Under 15,000 capacity) at last year’s Live UK Music Business awards.

Headlining on Saturday will be the SAS Band with a line-up which will include Queen drummer Roger Taylor, former Marillion lead singer Fish, Madeline Bell and solo artist/actress Toyah Willcox before Lindisfarne close the four-day event on Sunday August 7.

• Continue reading at the Southern Daily Echo.

Petersfield Post: Wickham Festival 2016

July 29th, 2016

wickham16dThe Stranglers, Tony Hadley, Toyah and more at Wickham Festival

Music lovers are in for a treat with a cracking line-up of top acts covering all genres at the annual four-day Wickham Festival. The award-winning family friendly event taking place from Thursday, August 4, to Sunday, August 7, sees perennial punksters The Stranglers, velvet-voiced Spandau Ballet frontman Tony Hadley, and folk favourites Lindisfarne take to the main stage.

The legendary Roger Taylor of Queen is also performing at the festival site at Wickham, near Fareham, and there are other musical icons in Spike’s All Star Band –?Fish of hard rockers Marillion, and 1980s punk princess Toyah included.

• Continue reading at the Petersfield Post.

Live 2016: Proud, Loud & Electric

July 28th, 2016

This weekend is Proud, Loud & Electric for Toyah, with two full band gigs being played. At The Spa Bridlington on Saturday, and Longlands Club, Middlesborough on Sunday. Click below to browse Toyah’s Official Gig page for further info and ticket links.


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Fife Today: Music Review: Rewind Scotland

July 25th, 2016

fifetoday16aIf you are a huge fan of 1980’s music then I would highly recommend the Rewind Scotland Festival. I, along with thousands of other Eighties music fans, headed along to Scone Palace in Perth at the weekend with my camping chair under my arm and wellies on.

This was my first time at the annual event and I have to say I was not disappointed. The rain stayed off on the Saturday but unfortunately we were not so lucky with the weather on the Sunday. It poured from the beginning until the end with only a short dry spell in the early evening. Although it didn’t seem to dampen spirits with revellers enjoying all the acts.

Sets by China Crisis, Toyah, ABC, Big Country and the British Electric Foundation were all real crowd-pleasers…

• Read the full review, by Debbie Clarke, at Fife Today.

Hampshire-Life: The Best Hampshire Festivals in 2016

July 24th, 2016

hampshirelife16aWickham Festival – This relaxed, family-friendly, festival returns with a Live UK Music Business award under its belt for ‘Best Festival (Under 15,000) 2015’. The historic village of Wickham will welcome Spandau Ballet frontman, Tony Hadley, The Stranglers, Lindisfarne and SAS Band (aka Spike’s All Stars) which features Fish, Toyah and Roger Taylor of Queen.

• When? Thursday 4 August – Sunday 7 August

• How much? Adults, £160, Under 16s, £80 for the whole weekend. Or £60 for the day, £30 for under 16s. Evening only tickets are priced at £40 for adults and £20 for under 16s. Under 10s go free.

• Continue reading at Hampshire-Life. Visit the Wickham Festival 2016 website by clicking below. Toyah is guest vocalist at the festival with The SAS Band on Saturday 6th August.