Posts Tagged ‘Thunder In The Highlands’

Dundee Evening Telegraph: Four Gigs in Four Days

May 8th, 2019

The Dundee Evening Telegraph‘s interview with Sharon has also now been published online. Click below to see it! (Photo © Dundee Evening Telegraph)

Dundee Telegraph: No Mystery Who Is Toyah’s Biggest Fan

May 7th, 2019

My faberoonie pal Sharon was interviewed in yesterday’s Dundee Evening Telegraph, in a feature about being a lifelong fan of Toyah and following the recent Thunder In The Highlands Tour on all of its Scottish dates.

Sharon is one of the most generous and gorgeous people I’m privileged to know. Incredibly modest, fiercely loyal to Toyah and hugely supportive of her career. A real credit to Toyah fandom!

It’s No Mystery: Dundee lookalike is Toyah’s Biggest Fan

A woman travelled more than 500 miles to see ’80s pop star Toyah Willcox in four different venues in as many days – and proved it’s no mystery why she’s her number one fan.

Sharon Dickson has followed the punk rocker around the UK seeing her perform more than 40 times.

Toyah, whose hits include It’s A Mystery and Thunder In The Mountains, performed four shows across Scotland last week to celebrate her 40 years in the music industry.

Sharon, 48, said she has beein going to her shows for almost as long.

She said, “I have been planning to go to all four gigs since last November, I got all my holidays booked and got my accomodation sorted – it was a great buzz to be able to go to all of the gigs”.

• Continue reading the interview by clicking here or below.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 4th, 2019

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30 – a 150-minute video pop fest – Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Bowie, Madonna, Adam Ant and many more in this crazy countdown! – is repeated this morning on NOW 80s, beginning at 9am…

Now 80s: Look out for other Toyah music on this great channel. I’ve spotted the videos for Thunder In The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and, even, Sensational (which isn’t an 80s track) being played during various shows recently…

Live 2019: Toyah played Harpenden Public Hall last night. “Ready to Bank Holiday Rock” – See Toyah’s tweet…

Thunder In The Highlands @ The Church, Dundee: Watch 15 videos from last weekend’s tour – Courtesy of the Toyah Fan Videos You Tube channel…

Thunder In The Highlands: Songs played on the four-date tour: Dance In The Hurricane, Who Let The Beast Out, Good Morning Universe, We Are, Neon Womb, All In A Rage, Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard), Telepathic Lover, Angel and Me, Thunder In The Mountains, Rebel Run, It’s A Mystery, Sensational, Come, Brave New World, Echo Beach, 21st Century Supersister, Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), Danced, I Want To Be Free, Ieya…

Mumble Music: The Divine Toyah: The Thunder In The Highlands Tour, Edinburgh Liquid Room 25.04.19 – A fan opinion piece plus review of Toyah’s Edinburgh gig – Continue reading…

Official Charts: In The Court Of the Crimson Queen spends its third week in the Official UK Charts Rock & Metal Albums Top 30.

Thunder In the Highlands: Concert Review by Patchchord News

May 1st, 2019

CONCERT REVIEW: TOYAH with support from THE MEDIA WHORES – The Church. Dundee – April, 2019

The Church in Dundee is not large in size but full of character and given the capacity is less than 400, this was always going to be an intimate gig and the chance to experience a Goddess of Rock at close quarters.

First up on stage were The Media Whores a 4 piece post-punk band from central Scotland.

… With only a short break and time to replenish one’s glasses it was time for Toyah. The soundsystem, hit the intro ‘Every girl born is the queen of her own domain’ so let’s Dance in the Hurricane, a new track included in Toyah’s repackaged album and 2CD package In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

The track is quality and so was Toyah, elegantly dressed in a tight fitting shiny golden dress and loaded with neck and wrist jewellery. The heavy drumming on this track excites as Toyah twists and turns to the beat.

• Continue reading at Patchchord News.

Thunder In The Highlands: Ieya/Dance In The Hurricane

April 26th, 2019

Ieya at The Liquid Room – Thunder In The Highlands Tour – in Edinburgh last night. See/hear two minutes of Dance In The Hurricane here. The tour plays Dundee tonight.

Thunder In The Highlands: Breaking Through TONIGHT!

April 25th, 2019

Tonight Toyah plays the first of four gigs in Scotland – the Thunder In The Highlands Tour – premiering at the fantastic Liquid Room in Edinburgh, with gigs in Dundee, Inverness and Glasgow following over consecutive nights. She tweeted: “Boxes & boxes of things on the way for the merch stall at tonight’s Edinburgh gig! First night of the tour“. (Photos © Official Toyah)

Thunder In The Highlands: The Liquid Room

April 25th, 2019

Edinburgh’s The Liquid Room is ready for Toyah tonight, and vice versa… She tweeted: “So excited 2 b opening tour at Liquid Rooms Edinburgh 2nte. Let’s Rock“.

Thunder In The Highlands: Newsy Bits!

April 18th, 2019

tith19f Thunder In The Highlands, Toyah’s four-date Scottish tour gets going on Thursday 25th April at Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh.

• There are also dates in Dundee (Church), Inverness (Ironworks) and Glasgow (Classic Grand) over subsequent nights from 26th – 28th April.

• This will include the first live performances of Dance In The Hurricane and features a set of Crimson Queen songs and classic hits and favourites from the last 40 years.

• The Glasgow venue has been upgraded to Classic Grand. Original tickets remain valid.

• A new 2019 Toyah T-shirt will be available alongside signed copies of a selection of recently discovered vintage Toyah vinyl.

• Buy your Thunder In The Highlands tickets here / Thanks to Breaking Through – The Official Toyah Mailing List.

Thunder In The Highlands: Glasgow Venue Change

April 10th, 2019

tith19dDue to phenomenal demand Toyah’s Thunder In The Highlands Glasgow gig on 28th April has been upgraded to the Classic Grand venue! Original tickets remain valid.

Come early to catch the awesome Joe Bone & The Dark Vibes! If you still need a ticket click here.

Toyah has announced a series of four Scottish gigs in April 2019. Thunder In The Highlands Tour 2019 will play Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness and Glasgow.

The year 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of her music career as Toyah released her first ever single and studio album in 1979.

This concert –with her full electric band– is one of four exclusive Scottish dates that will be a celebratory retrospective including hit singles, album classics and fan favourites.



Visit Scotland: Toyah at Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

February 14th, 2019

tith19cThe multi-coloured coiffured actress/songstress.

Punk icon Toyah Willcox has just as much attitude now as she did when she burst on to the music scene in the 1980s with the hit singles ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘I Wanna Be Free’, ‘IEYA’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’.She had previously appeared in the films Quadrophenia and Jubilee.

From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved actress and music composer.

This is a unique chance to experience Toyah with a full live band performing a set of her hit singles and classic songs.

• Continue reading at Visit Scotland. Tickets for all four of Toyah’s Scottish concert tour dates, Thunder In The Highlands, are available here.

Inverness Gigs: Toyah For Inverness Gig

January 24th, 2019

invgigs19aToyah, 40th Anniversary Scottish Tour ‘Thunder in the Highlands’ Ironworks, Inverness.

Following “sparkling reviews and glowing audience feedback from her autumn tour” punk pop icon Toyah Willcox is set to take the Ironworks by storm as part of her 40th anniversary Scottish tour ‘Thunder in the Highlands’.

2019 marks 40 years in music for the Birmingham born beauty Toyah, as she invites fans old and new to join her in a retrospective celebratory performance of chart hits and fan favourites spanning 40 years of her career.

Toyah celebrated her 60th birthday last year with the release of her new digital EP ‘Four From Toyah: Birthday Edition’ featuring four new songs from the age defying artist including Telepathic Lover.

• Continue reading at Inverness Gigs.

Edinburgh Evening News: Toyah at Liquid Room, Edinburgh

November 26th, 2018

edenews18aToyah Willcox to play first headline gig in Edinburgh for 25 years

From punk princess to cult stage and actress, Toyah Willcox has announced she will celebrate 40 years of music at the Liquid Room next year with her first headline concert in the Capital for more than 25 years.

Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, Toyah played her last full gig in the city in 1982 when she wowed The Playhouse, having previously built her Edinburgh fanbase with gigs in venues such as Tiffany’s and The Odeon in the late 70s and early 80s.

One of the UK’s most iconic household names and now also an award-winning rock legend and well loved stage/screen actress and composer, the concert will also celebrate another milestone in the singers’ life – Toyah turned 60 in May of this year.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News.

Thunder In The Highlands: Tickets On Sale Now!

November 24th, 2018

Tickets for Toyah’s Thunder In The Highlands 40th Anniversary Scottish Tour are on sale now!


Toyah Live: Thunder In The Highlands | Scotland Tour 2019

November 23rd, 2018

Toyah will be playing Scotland in April 2019. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday… See for the gig dates & venues! #Edinburgh #Dundee #Inverness #Glasgow