Posts Tagged ‘Jelly’

EssexFest 2014: Help JELLY Play

February 24th, 2014

Stevie Bray’s band Jelly are hoping to play EssexFest 2014, and you can help them! Simply click below and like their video at You Tube. Jelly are a great band, it’s a great song (‘Say Hello’), and the animated video is pretty cool too. I’m sure many would agree it’s the least we can do to support someone who helped give us Toyah’s first three albums (and ‘Bird in Flight’).


• Browse all of Dreamscape’s Jelly news here. Visit their Official Website.

Jelly: Troubadour, Wizard, The Queen And The Machine

June 8th, 2013

Jelly have just released their debut album, the wonderfully titled ‘Troubadour, Wizard, The Queen And The Machine’. Jelly, of course, includes singer Stevie Bray in ther line-up, formerly the original drummer in Toyah.

Read a short review of the album at Soundtrack4Life: “Now, this is what you call a debut album! Eleven slices of superb rock and roll“.

Tracklist: 1. Say Hello, 2. Car Crash Movie, 3. Kill Me, Thrill Me, 4. The Note, 5. Something’s Killing Me, 6. Best Of Us Yet, 7. Maybe I’m Stupid, 8. Hush Now, 9. Alice In Paris, 10. Get Outta Jail, 11. Miss Behaviour.

The album is currently available by contacting the band via their Facebook page. As you can see the artwork for the album is also excellent.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 19th, 2013

• A rare contact sheet of photos, taken at the Nordoff-Robins Musical Therapy lunch in 1983, is currently up for auction at ebay. Toyah is included in some of the photos.

The Wrath Of Blog: Review #595: ‘Jubilee’ (1978): One particular group, consisting of, amongst others, Amyl Nitrate (Jordan), Mad (Toyah Willcox), Bod (Runacre in a dual role), Crabs (Nell Campbell) and Chaos (Hermine Demoriane), tend to spend their time smashing cars, having sex, participating in the odd murder, and generally giving the two-finger salute to anything resembling conformity.

This Blackmore Vale: Have a girls’ night out with Toyah Willcox at Poole Lighthouse: Rock star and actress Toyah Willcox heads the cast of Hormonal Housewives at Poole Lighthouse next Thursday, 28th March.

Noel’s House Party: A clip from the 1990’s of Toyah guesting, and being gunged, on Noel’s House Party, alongside John Stapleton and Nick Owen.

Jelly: Troubador, Wizard, Queen and Machine – The band launch their debut album on 11th May at the “Punk ‘N’ Roll Rendez Vous” at The Unicorn in Camden.

Jelly: New Website

March 17th, 2013

Jelly, the band fronted by former Toyah drummer Stevie Bray, have just launched their new website.

There’s a band bio, pix, store, videos, tracks and dates. The band have a number of live dates coming up in the next couple of months.

• Visit the website. Check out all of Dreamscape’s Jelly news here.

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Jelly: A Hint Of The Troubador

February 23rd, 2013

Check out Jelly at Facebook.

Steve Bray’s band have new gigs, new music and much more coming in 2013. As well as a steadily growing fanbase who appreciate great tunes.

There are regular updates to the Facebook page and loads of great band photos.

• Go on… everyone loves Jelly. (veggie jelly for me ;)) Browse our previous Jelly news posts here.

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Toyah News Briefs

September 12th, 2012

Vinyl Dreams: Toyah – Thunder In The Mountains/Street Addict: The one with the Mad Max Vid (thanks to Godley and Creme), a gem from 1981. Lots of operatics and bombast with main track, Lady Ga Ga borrowed a lot from her! “Street Addict” is a slower, much darker track and a rare, fan favourite. (Thanks to Andrew)

From Sheep Farming To Anthem 2011: We Are at the 02 Islington, London in June 2011. View at You Tube. (Thanks to Mark Evans)

Jelly, featuring Stevie Bray, are playing more live dates. Further details on where and when is available at their Facebook page.

Toyah News Briefs

August 12th, 2012

Jelly, the band which includes Stevie Bray of the original Toyah (Sheep Farming/Blue Meaning/Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!) line up, have been playing gigs recently. They are revisiting The Water Rats in Kings Cross for another date later this month (Friday 31st August). Visit the events page at Facebook for more info. Check out Jelly’s Facebook page for links to some of their songs.

New Wave Photos: Toyah: An excellent selection of photos of Toyah from an appearance on Belgian TV in 1981. (Thanks to Dawn)

DVD Beaver: Quadrophenia (Blu-ray): Quadrophenia looks highly impressive on Blu-ray from Criterion. Textured grain is prominent and establishes a strong image quality through the 1080P. I can easily state that this is the best I have seen Quadrophenia look. Sweet.

Spy Vibe: Mod Movie Returns: The long out-of-print Mod classic, Quadrophenia (1979), will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by the Criterion Collection on August 28th.

Toyah News Briefs

July 5th, 2012

• Jelly, the band which includes Stevie Bray of the original Toyah (Sheep Farming/Blue Meaning) line up, play their very first gig this weekend: The gig is at the The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross. Visit the events page at Facebook for more info and details on how to be added to the guest list. Check out Jelly’s Facebook page for links to some of their songs.

• A full transcript of Toyah’s recent ‘Radio Chorley’ interview at Blackpool Pride is now available at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive.

• Kevin Tucker’s brilliant Mermaid Days website, photos and memories of Toyah in Trafford Tanzi at the Mermaid Theatre in 1983, has been resurrected as a Facebook group. The site ran for a number of years through the Noughties and it’s great to see it return.

• A Quadrophenia Club Night, in association with Falkirk Steeple Scooter Club, is taking place at Falkirk Town Hall on Saturday 18th August. You’ll be in for a great night of non-stop entertainment starting with the the screening in magnificent Blu-ray of Quadrophenia (first time on a Falkirk cinema screen for 33 years!!) and then dance the rest of the night away in a re-creation of the legendary Goldhawk Club where Alex Carnaby will be playing all the authentic sounds of the sixties, Truly not to be missed! View further info and ticket details here. (Thanks to Mark Leonard)

Toyah News Briefs

June 23rd, 2012

• Toyah talked David Bowie in The Stardust Memories on ‘BBC Radio 4’ this morning. The radio documentary marked the 40th anniversary of the release of the ‘Ziggy Stardust’ album. Toyah tweeted about it: “Turned BBC Radio 4 on whilst travelling & I was on talking Bowie! Can’t remember recording it!”. Unfortunately this isn’t available at ‘BBC iPlayer’ but view more info on it here.

• ‘BBC Radio 2 – Now Playing’: Toyah – I Want to Be Free – Tweeted by “now playing” earlier this afternoon!

The Changeling by Melissa Mailer-Yates: “First batch of Toyah prints arrived yesterday, simply awesome tone matching and detail, fabulous 290gsm paper, great work by Ginger in Warwick, they’re on their way people x“.

Jelly: ‘Get Out Of Jail’ at You Tube, ‘Say Hello’ at You Tube.

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Jelly: Passionate Tunes with Sinister Undertones…

June 22nd, 2012

with a pop punk sensibility infused with a hint of the troubador.

A one off advertisment from Switzerland, fused with a once only look at the classified ads….

The synchronicity of these events put our hero`s Mickey Howard, Stevie Bray and Vera Wild into the same frame for the first time.. All from ex name bands and all hungry to get playing live,

As players they gelled well, already having more than an albums worth of material written, they looked forward to getting the band together and seeing the songs come to life…

Jelly are: Stevie Bray, Mickey Howard, Vera Wild and Martin Drees. Their influences include: Bowie, Ian Hunter, Neil Young,  Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Lords of the New Church, Kinks, Small Faces, Beatles, Buzzcocks, Led Zeppelin and Django Reinhardt.

• View more info on Jelly at Music Up and Facebook.

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FTE Feature: Stevie Bray Interview

May 20th, 2012

Original member of TOYAH, drummer on the iconic albums ‘Sheep Farming In Barnet’ and ‘The Blue Meaning’… Stevie Bray. Check out FTE’s interview with him…