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Gloucestershire Echo – Toyah Gig Raises Cash For Cheltenham Church

March 2nd, 2010

Toyah And The Humans Gig In Cheltenham Raises Money

A gig by pop punk legend Toyah Willcox and The Humans at St Michael’s Church in Bishop’s Cleeve gave a much-needed cash boost to the building.

The church was packed on February 20 for the free gig which was a warm-up concert before the band kicks off their tour in March. The audience was asked to give a donation to the church fabric fund and more than £1,000 was raised on the night.

Team vicar Mike Holloway thanked the band and everyone who enjoyed the event. “The concert was great and there was a lovely atmosphere in the church,” he said. “It was nice to see it being used like that and it is always good to have live music there.

“If people went along expecting the Toyah of old, it was not that at all. The new stuff is very different.”

The cash raised will be put into a fund for future building work at St Michael’s.

“It was great people were able to enjoy the gig for free and give some money to help the church,” he said.

The Humans, which was launched in 2007, is made up of REM drummer Bill Rieflin, who plays bass guitar, Chris Wong and Toyah’s husband Robert Fripp.