Posts Tagged ‘TCR Reviews’

Exeter Post: TCR Bristol Review: Print Version

April 20th, 2012

The print version of the ‘Exeter Post’ review of Wednesday night’s gig. Dawn Killick’s 9/10 appraisal is full of positivity for Toyah and the gig.

… she then sang Dawn Chorus, Angel and Jungles Of Jupiter: the latter showcasing the talents of the band and also the higher range of her voice, with Toyah sounding better than ever.

View a larger version of the scan. (Thanks to Chris Cox)

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Exeter Post: Ahead-Of-Her Time Toyah Still Feisty and Energetic

April 20th, 2012

Wow! Another fantastic review for the tour. I must say it’s good to finally hear journalists say what we, Toyah’s fans, have been saying for 30-odd years!

Toyah Willcox played the tunnels in a special 30th anniversary tour to celebrate her 1982 albums, The Changeling and Warrior Rock.

Toyah burst on to the stage in her signature striking headdress and delivered a high energy performance for well over an hour and a half, with three whirlwind costume changes.

The opening number was Good Morning Universe, which highlighted her still very youthful voice, then moved to Creepy Room and Castaways. By this time the crowd was moving and swaying with exaggerated hand movements in time with Toyah’s. Then, for the first time since 1981 at the Hammersmith Odeon, she played Brave New World, which, she admitted, made the hairs stand up on the back of her neck.

• Continue reading at ‘This is Exeter’ here.

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The Changeling Resurrection: ‘The Latest’ Review

April 16th, 2012

Another positive review for Saturday’s Brighton gig.

Resplendent in headwear which would make Vivienne Westwood shake her head and tut, Toyah Willcox gave her audience a lesson in stagecraft, turning a messy dress rehearsal into a command performance through sheer chutzpah and professionalism. Fully aware of the irony implicit in a woman of ‘(almost) fifty-four’ belting out the lyrics ‘I don’t wanna go to school’, she introduced one of her biggest hits with a giggle and the words ‘let’s get childish’.

• Continue reading at ‘The Latest’ here.

The Changeling Resurrection: ‘This Is Not Retro’ Review

April 16th, 2012

A five star review, and another gallery of excellent live Toyah photos, for ‘The Changeling Resurrection’ @ Brighton by ‘This Is Not Retro’.

Not only does Toyah look fantastic but she’s in fine voice too, confidently romping through a setlist of classic material with obvious glee and enjoyment.

• Continue reading at ‘This Is Not Retro’ here.

TCR @ Brighton: A Mini Review, By Lärwi

April 15th, 2012

What a gig! Wow!

The set list was pretty special. “Dawn Chorus” live … wow! And big up to Chris, he sang the backing vocals on “Warrior Rock” to perfection!

Toyah was in good humour all night with quips like “I’ve just heard you’re ALL running the marathon tomorrow!” It’s the London to Brighton run today.

She wore the new head dress first, then the Picasso coat with a brown headpiece and then the pink head dress with the samurai coat. Everybody was taking shots and video so there will be plenty in Youtube and Facebook I’d imagine.

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