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Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Photos by Angus Turner

July 17th, 2012

Great photos of Toyah onstage at last night’s, post-‘Walk Of Fame’, Hare & Hounds gig in King’s Heath. There’s already been lots of positive feedback about the gig. Click below to view these, and more, at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (A huge thank you to Angus Turner)

Hare & Hounds: WOF Gig Setlist(s)

July 17th, 2012

The ‘Walk Of Fame’ Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath set list(s):

Setlist #1: Good Morning Universe; Warrior Rock; Bird in Flight; Rebel Run; Little Tears Of Love; Brave New World; Blue Meanings; Jungles Of Jupiter; Thunder In The Mountains; We Are.

Setlist #2: Echo Beach; These Boots Are Made For Walkin’; Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You); Angel & Me; The Packt; Victims Of The Riddle; Danced; Neon Womb; It’s A Mystery; I Want To Be Free.

Encore: Elusive Stranger; Ieya.

An incredible selection of songs! (News Source: Official Toyah Facebook)

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Toyah News Briefs

July 17th, 2012

• Toyah’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ tweets: “Hare & Hounds is an excellent venue, great atmosphere & vibe. Can’t wait 2 get on stage“, and “oh no I’ve been arrested at my Walk Of Fame unveiling lol“, along with this great photo, and “Thank u 2 every1 4 2day. Fantastic time & the band rocked“. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

• Paul of PAC Photography attended Toyah’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ ceremony. He said: “Just back from one of the greatest experiences of my life, great to see Toyah pick up her Walk of Fame award and to be able to capture it”. Paul was also at tonight’s gig, photographing fans and Toyah!

• Toyah compered at the Rock & Bike Fest 2012 on Saturday, and also guested on stage with The Sweet on ‘Ballroom Blitz’. View at You Tube.

• Browse all of Dreamscape’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ news by clicking below.

King’s Heath Walk Of Fame: Toyah Receives Star

July 16th, 2012

Toyah being presented with her star, by Bev Bevan of ELO, at the King’s Heath ‘Walk Of Fame’ ceremony this morning.

Robert Fripp unveiled Toyah’s star, on York Road in the town, just before Midday. Initial reports from those who attended are that it was a great morning.

The celebrations continue this evening with a two-set, two-hour, career-spanning homecoming gig at the Hare & Hounds. PAC Photography, who were also at this morning’s event, will be photographing each person at the gig. These will be made into a very special mosaic which will be presented to Toyah as a momento of the concert.

• View the full photo of Toyah & Bev. (Photo © King’s Heath Bid). Catch up on all of our ‘Walk Of Fame’ news.

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BBC WM: ‘Pete Morgan @ Breakfast’ Toyah Interview

July 16th, 2012

As we reported on Friday, Toyah was interviewed on Pete Morgan @ Breakfast on ‘BBC Radio WM’ this morning.

The short interview begins just before 2hr 26mins into the show and runs for approximately four minutes. Toyah talks her King’s Heath history, how her family settled there and growing up in the town, today’s ‘Walk Of Fame’ ceremony and tonight’s two-set gig. The ‘WOF’ ceremony was also one of the headlines in the show’s news.

• Listen to the interview at BBC iPlayer.

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Official Toyah: Homecoming Celebration

July 16th, 2012


Toyah’s career and musical heritage is honoured in a celebratory accolade on Monday 16 July 2012. In a true homecoming fashion Toyah is unveiled as the first star on KING’S HEATH WALK OF FAME. Later that day 7.30pm the doors will open at Hare & Hounds, York Road, King’s Heath for a special Walk of Fame gig from Toyah with her full live band featuring classics, hits and rarities.

• Continue reading at The Official Toyah Willcox Website.

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Birmingham Mail: Toyah Willcox is First Star…

July 16th, 2012

on new King’s Heath Walk of Fame

Flame-haired songstress Toyah Willcox is to be the first inductee to a new Walk of Fame celebrating a Birmingham suburb’s rich musical heritage.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.

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Congratulations to Toyah

July 16th, 2012

Well deserved. Wishing Toyah a wonderful day!

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Walk Of Fame Concert @ Hare & Hounds

July 15th, 2012

A last opportunity to buy tickets for tomorrow’s two-set gig at the Hare & Hounds, King’s Heath.

This is going to be a very special evening. This is the first time Toyah has played live in her hometown and the sets will include songs from throughout her career.

Tomorrow morning Toyah receives the first star on the King’s Heath Walk Of Fame, and the ceremony will be followed by a celebratory lunch. The Hare & Hounds gig will round off a very special day for Toyah, and is sure to be a night everyone who is lucky enough to attend will remember! Don’t miss it if you can! Get your ticket(s) here.

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Wayne’s Asylum: Full Transcript of Toyah Special

July 15th, 2012

The full transcript of Friday’s Wayne’s Asylum Toyah Special is now online at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. The show can also be listened to online at Mix Cloud.

Live Brum: Toyah – Walk Of Fame Concert

July 14th, 2012

Celebrating Toyah’s induction as the very first star on the King’s Heath Walk of Fame comes a very special, intimate homecoming gig in the Hare & Hounds. This one-off concert with Toyah’s full band is a true celebration of Toyah’s roots in her hometown on the day her star is unveiled on the King’s Heath Walk of Fame.

Touring to great acclaim for the past 18 months Toyah has been revisiting material not performed for thirty years.

• Continue reading at Live Brum | View all of our King’s Heath Walk Of Fame news.

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BBC Radio WM: Toyah Interview This Monday

July 13th, 2012

Toyah will be interviewed on ‘BBC WM’ at around 8.30am on Monday. Pete Morgan @ Breakfast airs at this time, so presumably the interview will be part of this show.

Toyah will receive her star at her induction to the the “Walk Of Fame” York Road, King’s Heath at 11.30am. It will be presented by Bev Bevan, followed by a celebratory lunch in Kings Heath. The Homecoming gig at the Hare and Hounds takes place on Monday evening. Doors open at 7.30pm. (Thanks to Colette Timothy)

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Walk Of Fame Gig: Setlist Update

July 13th, 2012

Rebel Run, Victims Of The Riddle, Blue Meanings, Elusive Stranger, Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You) and Little Tears Of Love have all been confirmed for the setlist(s) at this Monday’s Hare & Hounds gig.

The latter five won’t feature on the Autumn ‘Changeling Resurrection II’ tour and are being performed exclusively on Monday evening as part of the special 2-set retrospective gig. (News Source: Official Toyah Facebook)

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Switch Radio: Wayne’s Asylum: Listen Live

July 13th, 2012

Just an hour to go until the Wayne’s Asylum Toyah Special airs on Switch Radio. 15 Toyah classics plus an exclusive interview with the Homecoming Queen prior to being the first ‘King’s Heath Walk Of Fame’ inductee on Monday! Listen online live by clicking below…

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Birmingham Review: Preview: Toyah Willcox – Walk Of Fame

July 13th, 2012

PREVIEW: Toyah Willcox – Walk of Fame presentation & concert @ Hare & Hounds, July 16th

Musician, songwriter, actress and author, Toyah Willcox is one of Birmingham’s best known contemporaries.

And on Monday July 16th, Toyah will be the first person celebrated on King Heath’s Walk of Fame, with her memorial star being presented on York Road – before a one off concert at the Hare & Hounds.

Born in Kings Heath, growing up in the family house on Grove Road, Toyah Willcox is a self confessed enemy of convention. Reportedly suffering bullying at school, due to her limp (from a spine defect at birth) and lisp, Toyah turned the tables one day, when she ‘got into class, picked up chair and threw it at the main bully.’

After school, Toyah worked to pay her way through drama school; where a chance referral saw her as ‘Sue’ – in Tony Bicat’s short play ‘Glitter’. From there Toyah was picked for a place at the National Theatre, where she met Derek Jarman – first appearing as ‘Mad’ in his seminal punk film, ‘Jubilee’.

• Continue reading at Birmingham Review.

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Wayne’s Asylum: Toyah Special TONIGHT!

July 13th, 2012

The Wayne’s Asylum Toyah Special airs this evening on Switch Radio.

As well as Wayne’s exclusive interview there will also be 15 Toyah songs, hit singles and album tracks, played through the show, so this really isn’t to be missed!

A great way to kick off the build-up to Monday’s ‘King’s Heath Walk Of Fame’ induction and the Hare & Hounds gig. Listen online from 7pm.

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Walk Of Fame Gig: Setlist Vote Result

July 13th, 2012

The winning songs in the ‘Walk Of Fame’ setlist vote, both of which will be played at next Monday’s Hare & Hounds gig, are Blue Meanings and Elusive Stranger.

From VICTIMS OF THE RIDDLE to LATEX MESSIAH via BRAVE NEW WORLD… this gig promises to be a very special night for Toyah fans. An unmissable concert with classic album tracks, singles, b-sides & rarely performed tracks. Tickets are available here.

Birmingham Mail: Your Two-Minute Guide To The Week

July 12th, 2012


Toyah Willcox will be going back to her roots with a full band performance at the Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath on Monday (7.30pm). The Walk of Fame concert will include two sets spanning Toyah’s punk beginnings…

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.

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King’s Heath Floral Trail: Toyah To Be First Star…

July 10th, 2012

…on King’s Heath’s Walk of Fame

Singer and actress Toyah Willcox is to be honoured as the first star on King’s Heath’s very own Walk of Fame on York Road on Monday 16 July at 11.30 a.m. Interviewed recently on Radio WM, Toyah said “My DNA is firmly rooted in King’s Heath. Not only was I born on Grove Road, my grandfather, a construction developer, built most of the buildings there. And then my father took over the business that was then known as Willcox-Lang”. Later in the evening Toyah will play a special intimate homecoming show at the Hare & Hounds with tickets priced £15 available at

Toyah’s induction is the latest stage in an ambitious plan to create a Walk of Fame to rival that of Hollywood. Starting last month with the unveiling of the first Musical Heritage Plate to  commemorate the Ritz Ballroom, it has continued with the erection of a specially commissioned Guitar and Microphone Floral Display as part of Kings Heath’s 2012 Britain in Bloom entry. And now Toyah is to be honoured in the first pavement plaque.

• Continue reading at King’s Heath Floral Trail.

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Switch Radio: Wayne’s Asylum Toyah Special

July 9th, 2012

Wayne’s Asylum Toyah Special on ‘Switch Radio’ this Friday evening…

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KH Walk Of Fame: One Week To Go!

July 9th, 2012

There’s now just one week until Toyah is inducted into the King’s Heath Walk of Fame, and plays the homecoming gig at the Hare & Hounds in the town. Toyah tweeted today: “Only a week till Hare & Hound Walk OF Fame gig! I’m actually really nervous BUT V excited“.

There’s lots happening to make this a really special event for Toyah and the fans attending: Paul from PAC Photography will be taking photos of everyone at the gig (see news post below); there’s also still time to vote for your favourite song to be included in the set list(s) too.

This Friday Wayne’s Asylum on ‘Switch Radio’ will be a Toyah Special, and includes an interview with the Homecoming Queen herself! More info on that here.

• View all of our Walk of Fame/Hare & Hounds news.