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Jack Up The 80s: Toyah’s Message

August 8th, 2015

Toyah has a message for Jack Up The 80s. Click below to watch.


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eFestivals: Jack Up The 80s 2013 Review

August 28th, 2013

jute13gA comprehensive review of the recent Jack Up The 80s festival, including kind words about Toyah, by

Jack Up The 80s hits all the right notes on the Isle of Wight

Toyah is an artist who is as well known for her TV work these days as she is for her music, however despite her other career, music is still her first love, something that she showed today, even though she was performing to a small crowd, you could see that the buzz she was getting. Her performance was still as vibrant as when she first started. This emotion spilled over to the crowd, who despite only being familiar with a few of her songs quickly warmed to the show.

• Read the full review at View the full version of their Toyah photo here. (Photo © eFestivals)

County Press Online: Back Into The Groove

August 18th, 2013

cpo13aHair was back-combed and fluorescent leg-warmers pulled up to celebrate 25 years of an Island charity which supports adults with learning and physical disabilities.

Osel Enterprises, a charity most famous for its Way Forward Programme and Island-sourced bottled water Wight Crystal, celebrated its quarter century at the weekend with a Jack Up the 80s party, sponsored by Jack FM.

Around 2,000 people dug out the shoulder pads and shell suits and headed to the Garlic Festival site in Newchurch to enjoy the festivities with live music from 80s legends, including Bad Manners, Katrina and the Waves, Toyah and Heaven 17 among many others.

• Continue reading at County Press. (Photo © Malcolm Harrison)

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

August 18th, 2013

aberdeenru13bRe:Union: Toyah played the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen last night. She tweeted: “Thank U Aberdeen Students Union 1981, great nite” – View a photo from the gig here…

Daily Echo: Top Talent on Board: Southampton-based P&O Cruises is launching its biggest ever line-up of star-studded voyages this autumn with famous faces from the stage and screen. Michael Ball, David Essex, The West End Men featuring Lee Mead, and Here And Now – with live performances from six 80s legends including Paul Young, Toyah and many more – Continue reading…

County Press Online: Charity Parties 80s Style: Around 2,000 people dug out the shoulder pads and shell suits and headed to the Garlic Festival site in Newchurch to enjoy the festivities with live music from 80s legends including Bad Manners, Katrina and the Waves, Toyah and Heaven 17 among many others – Continue reading…

Official Instagram: Great live photo of Toyah, from ‘Jack Up The 80s’, with the latest confirmed live dates info: gigs confirmed: Manchester Pride: 25 Aug / P&O Here & Now Cruise: 29 Oct – View here… (Thanks to Michael Cooney)

Jack Up The 80s: A few more photos of Toyah from last weekend’s concert in the Isle of Wight at the ‘Talk Photography’ forum – View here…

Lady Gaga – Applause: Gaga’s new single sounding “inspired” by Eighties Toyah, Hazel O’Connor and Nina Hagen – The beginning has a “Minx” vibe, with a smidge of ‘I Want To Be Free’, if you ask me ;) – Listen here…

Live 2013: Toyah @ Jack Up The 80s

August 12th, 2013

Toyah performing ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ at yesterday’s Jack Up The 80s festival in the Isle of Wight. Toyah tweeted a photo of the band just before they got the ferry. View more photos here and here.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 27th, 2013


Brighton’s Big Screen: Quadrophenia: The classic movie is showing in Brighton next month – Another MOD invasion hits Brighton Beach this August Bank Holiday Sunday. At 7pm on Sunday 25th August before the showing of Quadrophenia, Rock ‘n’ Roll Productions, in association with Brighton’s Big Screen are presenting, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, a very special preview performance of: All Or Nothing The Mod Musical – Continue reading…

Lion of Symmetry: There’s an obscure instrumental of this mid-80s Toyah song at CD Baby. It’s by a Dutch synth musician who is a huge Tony Banks fan – Listen here to a preview… (Thanks to Giddy Gavin – Have a wonderful brave new world in Wales Gavin x)

• Fragile Humans: Rare footage of Toyah recording the This Fragile Moment album in Estonia, June 2009 – Watch at You Tube…

Northern Pride 2013: A great selection of photos, including over a dozen of Toyah onstage in Newcastle last weekend – View at flickr…

Jack Up The 80s: The times and running order for next month’s festival has been announced. Toyah plays on Sunday 11th August at 4pm – View more info…

Thunder in The Mountains: The stormy weather caused many mentions of TITM on Twitter this week! Most notably was Record Collector Magazine – “RC tuned to Toyah’s euphoric Thunder In The Mountains. Not to mention in urban industrial wastelands.” – View at Twitter…

Tatton Park Picnic Concerts 2013: Toyah backstage with Gallowglass security man Vince at last weekend’s Tatton concert – View at Twitter…

You Tubing: Toyah talks dyslexia and the Dore Programme. I think this is from a few years ago but has just been uploaded – Watch at You Tube…

The Producers’ Forum: Members’ & Colleagues’ News, July Week 2: Debbie Isitt Event – Tom Lawes ( Electric Flix) who sponsored the event brought his neighbour Toyah Willcox!!..can you spot her? – Continue reading… (Thanks to Sara)

IOW County Press: Eighties’ Stars Turn Out

July 14th, 2013

iowcp13aEighties’ stars turn out for charity’s birthday party

Some of the biggest pop acts of the 1980s — such as Bad Manners, Toyah and Heaven 17 — will be helping the Island celebrate the 25th anniversary of local charity, Osel Enterprises.

Osel Enterprises will be staging Jack Up the 80s: The Wight Crystal 25th Party at the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival site, Bathingbourne Lane, Newchurch, over the weekend of Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11.

The festival will feature chart-topping bands and artists from the era, including Bad Manners, Heaven 17, Katrina and the Waves, Doctor and the Medics, Eddie and the Hotrods, Toyah, Matchbox, Orange Street and top tribute act, Bootleg Blondie, together with The Hoosiers.

• Continue reading at the Isle of Wight County Press.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 8th, 2013

uptonfest13cUpton Music Festival 2013: We’re back for our 4th year and we’re even bigger and better than ever before… Toyah is playing this festival on Saturday 24th August. Check out their promo video at ‘You Tube’.

Toyah @ Instagram: “John Wain’s popped by for T! Our heroic builder has pieced The Rite Of Spring back 2gether seamlessly.… Thank U“.

Jack Up The 80s: Win An Original Mini Metro: Yes you can win this original 80′s beauty at Jack Up The 80′s! How to enter: Bring an scarecrow dressed to look like an iconic 80′s personality. From Ronald Regan to Boy George, Madonna, Adam Ant or Toyah… The possibilities are endless!

Northern Pride 2013: Toyah plays a daytime show on Saturday 20th July at ‘Northern Pride’, Check out their website which currently features Toyah on the Home Page.

James Endeacott: Songs To Remember: Tonight I’ll be spouting nonsense on BBC 6music roundtable with Toyah. Shes married to Robert Fripp who’s worked with Bowie many times over the years… I’m getting closer my friends.

I Want To Be Free: (Jason Buchanan’s Free Extended 7″): A fan mix of Toyah’s classic 1981 hit at ‘Soundcloud’.

Jack Up The 80s: Make A Date With Toyah

June 27th, 2013

Toyah Willcox says she can’t wait to play Jack Up The 80′s.

When we caught up with her recently Toyah said “I love the IOW it’s such a pretty place. I last played on the Island in the mid 90′s.”

Toyah first hit the charts in 1981 with the Four from Toyah EP. It’s A Mystery was the big hit on the EP and lots more hits followed.

Join Toyah on Sunday afternoon, 11th August as she takes the Island by storm in a not-to-be-missed appearance…

• Continue reading at Jack Up The 80s.

Toyah Looks Forward to ‘Jack Up The 80s’

June 24th, 2013

A great photo of Toyah, looking forward to playing the Jack Up The 80s festival later in the Summer. ‘Jack Up The 80s’ say “80’s icon Toyah is gearing up for her performance on Sunday 11th August at Jack Up The 80’s!“. View a larger version of the photo by clicking below, and further info on ‘Jack Up The 80s’ here. (Thanks to @JackUpThe80s)

Live 2013: Jack Up The 80s

May 21st, 2013

Toyah’s appearance at the Isle of Wight’s Jack Up The 80s two day festival has now been officially confirmed. She will play on Sunday 11th August.

• Further info on this festival at the ‘Jack Up The 80s’ website. Visit the Official Toyah Gigs page for details on all confirmed upcoming live dates.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 28th, 2013

An Occasional Plug: I Was A Teenage Toyah Fan chronicles a slice of adolescent life from late 1979 to late 1986 and recalls the experience of being a pop music fan in the early eighties, evoking the feelings of a very different time before the internet, mobile phones or multi-channel TV put media at our fingertips.

Strawberry Line Times: Sat 27 Apr. Theatre preview: ex punk Toyah teams up with Julie Coombe for a hormonal moment: The former pink haired punk rocker Toyah Willcox is appearing in Bristol next month in Hormonal Housewives. She stars in the show at the Bristol Hippodrome with Julie Coombe.

Robert Fripp’s Diary: Lots of “behind-the-scenes” photos from the ‘At Home’ part of the forthcoming All Star Mr & Mrs programme. Robert says: “A four-hour visit for perhaps two minutes of screentime“. Looks like the adorable Willyfred was ready for his close up!

Red Funnel: Jack Up The 80s: 10-11 August 2013. Don’t miss this great new 2 day 80’s music event featuring Heaven 17, Bad Manners, Katrina and the Waves, Bootleg Blondie and Toyah to name just a few.

_Black_Acrylic: Derek Jarman – Jubilee: Jubilee is a 1978 cult film directed by Derek Jarman. It stars Jenny Runacre, Ian Charleson, and a host of punk rockers, including Adam Ant and Toyah. The title refers to the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 1977.

The Quietus: Adam Ant On Fashion, Back-Carving & MJ: Interesting video interview with Adam in which he also talks about Jubilee.

BBC America Doctor Who Specials: Three of the documentaries Toyah guested in last year, The Women Of Doctor Who, The Timey Wimey Of Doctor Who, The Destinations Of Doctor Who, have been released on R1 DVD. Although they are on a standalone disc with its own artwork (see photo) they can only be purchased as part of a huge, 41-disc, six-series spanning, box set. View more info on the BBC America DW specials here.

Birmingham Music Heritage (Untold Stories 1965-1985): Below, Toyah Willcox, Fuzz Townshend of Pop Will Eat Itself, and former Black Sabbath manager Jim Simpson, along with Birmingham band manager and promoter, Barry Tomes talk about Birmingham’s venues of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Toyah Live 2013: Jack Up The 80s

March 21st, 2013

Another new Summer 2013 live date for Toyah (please check for confirmation), the Isle of Wight’s Jack Up The 80s two day festival.

Jack Up The 80′s is a two day family party to celebrate 25 years of Wight Crystal Spring Water which started production at their Newport plant in 1988. The event will take place on the 10th & 11th August at the Garlic Festival field in Newchurch, Isle of Wight.

A 25th anniversary is always a milestone and this is a great way to let the people of the South, old friends and new know that Wight Crystal are still going strong and are looking forward to the next 25 years.

Jack Up the 80s tweeted yesterday: “Pleased to announce that Toyah sings her greatest hits at our two day family party in August at Jack Up The 80s“.

• Further info on this festival at the ‘Jack Up The 80s’ website.

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