Posts Tagged ‘Derby Telegraph’

Derby Telegraph: Two Big Acts at Derby Cathedral

June 23rd, 2016

derbytel13aTickets go on sale for two big acts at Derby Cathedral

Tickets have gone on sale for performances in Derby by musicians Toyah and Ian Anderson.

Former punk star Toyah, who shot to fame in the late 1970s, will be performing an intimate acoustic set on Saturday August 27. And on Thursday, December 15, progressive rock and folk musician Ian Anderson, lead singer of Jethro Tull, will be performing the group’s classics and traditional festive songs.

The concerts are among the first major events announced as part of Derby Cathedral’s new events programme, which aims to bring evening footfall into the city while raising important funds for the upkeep of the cathedral.

• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.

Derby Telegraph: Toyah Stripped Back – Derby Cathedral

May 27th, 2016

derbytel16aToyah Willcox brings her band to Derby to play an intimate stripped back show, full of hits, album tracks and new songs.

Derby Cathedral is set to become the major entertainment venue in the city centre with more than a dozen events already planned this year and more to follow.

Following the closure of the city’s Assembly Rooms in 2013 after a fire in its car park, Derby has been noticeably unable to stage large-scale concerts and exhibitions. At the same time, the cathedral is committed to getting as many people as possible through its doors in addition to those who worship there.

• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.

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.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 8th, 2015

theguardian15aThe Guardian: This Week’s New Films: AAAAAAAAH! (18) (Steve Oram, 2015, UK) Steve Oram, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Toyah Willcox. 79 mins – In this highly original comic horror fable from Sightseers co-writer and actor Steve Oram, modern-day London is populated by a tribe of grunting, ape-like humans – Continue reading…

Derby Telegraph: The Flowerpot celebrate 20 years of live music at the venue with an enticing autumn season: RAW Promotions celebrate 20 years of bringing great live music to The Flowerpot , in King Street, Derby, with a landmark autumn season which launches tonight. It kicks off this evening with late 1970s mod revival band Secret Affair and over the next four months goes on to feature 70s/80 punk starlet Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

Brutal As Hell: Festival News: Full Line-Up for Mayhem 2015 Revealed: It sure is horror festival season here in the UK – we’ve got another line-up to reveal today, from the fine folks at Mayhem. We’ve already gawped at the amazing unmade Dracula script-reading that the Nottingham festival has planned, and now they’ve revealed their full schedule and cor, is it good… – in addition to the previously announced opening and closing films, Aaaaaaaah! and The Invitation – Continue reading…

Metro: 21 things you only know if you grew up in East Kent: It was once known as the Garden of England, and even though it has lost the title now, you have fond memories of a bucolic childhood – taking long walks in Bluebell Wood and summer days at Minnis Bay – There was Howletts Zoo, the Whitstable Oyster Festival and a fading soap actor starring in the panto to turn on the Christmas lights. We had Toyah Willcox once, and Wizadora – Continue reading…

Derby Telegraph: Learning How To Be A Housewife

April 24th, 2013

Another new interview, this one from the Derby Telegraph.

Learning how to be a housewife proves ‘big eye-opener’ for Toyah Willcox

After years of living the touring life as a musician, actress or TV presenter, all-round performer Toyah Willcox has now been forced to learn about the type of life she didn’t choose – that of picking the children up from school and doing the housework.

“It has been quite an eye-opener to take on this role,” says Toyah, who stars in the sketch show Hormonal Housewives alongside Julie Coombe, who also wrote the script. “It was interesting to find out more about the things which are just commonplace to most women and mums such as chatting at the school gates, competitive parents and going to book groups.”

• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.

Derby Telegraph: A New High Point For Toyah

October 7th, 2011

A new interview with Toyah, published today by the ‘Derby Telegraph’.

Why latest musical project’s a new high-point for Toyah

Despite a career in showbusiness spanning more than three decades, it’s a performance in New York last week that Toyah Willcox cites as her absolute highlight.

The show, on a promotional tour for her band The Humans’ second album, was capped off with a standing ovation and almost endless cheers from the adoring crowd.

“That was incredible,” says Toyah fondly. “There have been so many amazing moments in my career that I will always look back on fondly but playing in New York City and getting a standing ovation for The Humans is at the top.”

That tour of the east coast of the USA was a precursor to a trek around the UK, which sees The Humans visit The Flowerpot in Derby tomorrow night.

• Read the full interview at ‘This is Derbyshire’ here.