Posts Tagged ‘The Latest’

The Latest: Acoustic, Up Close Shoreham Review

October 8th, 2014

latest13aA short, but glowing, four-star review of Toyah’s Acoustic, Up Close & Personal concert at Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham, by The Latest.

While everyone has been raving about Kate Bush’s recent gigs, another female singing national treasure, Toyah, has been on tour. Mixing her acoustic set with amusing anecdotes and asides from a pop and acting career spanning 37 years, Ms. Willcox proved more than capable of enrapturing a capacity crowd, with classic numbers like ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘It’s A Mystery’, alongside impressive cover versions of Guns ‘n’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ and Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell’. “The Lisping Rebel” may look more middle England than hardcore punk these days, but she’s lost none of her impressive vocal range or zeal.

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The Latest: LITL & More @ Concorde 2 Review

October 25th, 2013


A five star review, of Toyah’s gig at Concorde 2 last night, by Brighton & Hove’s The Latest.

What a night everyone had! Toyah Willcox is back with a vengeance in her new tour full of new and classic hits. She not only refined her singing voice so it had a beautiful rock-opera style to it, but also kept the staging and props simple, yet with scope to be dramatic.

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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’.

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