Toyah At Home: Episode #5

July 19th, 2020

Brave New World was song of the week on the fifth episode of Toyah At Home, which aired at Toyah’s official You Tube channel yesterday.

Toyah performed a live version of the iconic 1982 single and also discussed the song and the album it is included on, The Changeling.

There was a cameo appearance from Robert at the beginning of the episode. Toyah also talked about what her 1980 self would ask her today; anything she would do differently in her early career; an alternative career; her bucket list; writing new songs; Quadrophenia and what Monkey would have been doing 40 years later; the (non Toyah) song that inspired passion in her; the iconic artwork, make-up and photo shoots; and the TV play Little Girls Don’t.

• Click below to watch/re-watch Toyah At Home: Episode #5, which closes with an archive live performance of I Explode

Make More Noise! 4CD Bookpack: Bird In Flight

July 19th, 2020

Toyah’s legendary 1980 single, Bird in Flight, is included on the new Make More Noise! 4CD compilation.

The set is sub-titled Women In Independent Music UK 1977 – 1987 and retails as a Bookpack. It is released on 25th September 2020.

• 4CD / 90 track set exploring the work of female artists in the decade following the punk explosion.

• From household names and legends – Alison Moyet, Toyah, Kirsty MacColl, Nico, Tracey Thorn, Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry, Pauline Murray, Sinead O’Connor, Tracey Ullman, Cosey Fanni Tutti – to underground figureheads and unsung pioneers.

• Spanning the genres – from the punk howl of X-Ray Spex and the NWOBHM stylings of Girlschool to Cosey Fanni Tutti’s post-TG electronica, the experimental dub of Vivien Goldman and the the High Street pop of Bananarama.

Hardback book format includes over 14,500 words of sleeve-notes (including artist-written pieces) and introductory essay. Produced by the team behind the critically acclaimed “Scared To Get Happy”, the “C86” series, “Electrical Language” and a number of other essential box sets.

• Further info and full tracklist at Cherry Red Records. Browse our recent “Toyah included on Compilations” news archive.

Toyah & Robert – Dance of the Sugar Plum Unicorns

July 18th, 2020

Join Toyah & Robert for Sunday Lunch with the Sugar Plum Unicorns… Premieres 12 noon, Sunday 19 July 2020.

Toyah At Home: Brave New World

July 18th, 2020

A great live version of Brave New World opened this morning’s Toyah At Home.

The Lock Inn Pub Quiz – 80s Special: Watch at You Tube

July 18th, 2020

An hour of chat, fun and quiz questions – with Toyah, Dave Benson Phillips and Owen Paul. It’s the Lock Inn Pub Quiz, episode 10 hosted by Ivo Graham/ Watch/Rewatch at You Tube.

Toyah At Home: Episode Five is Coming!

July 16th, 2020

Episode five of Toyah At Home is coming this Saturday. What are your questions? Click below to post/tweet yours to Toyah. In the meantime four previous episodes are available to watch On Demand at You Tube. Entertaining, informative and the perfect way to start the weekend!

Saffron Walden Reporter: Drive-In Concert Series Cancelled

July 16th, 2020

A drive-in concert series set to open in Newmarket next month has been cancelled by organisers.

Live Nation Entertainment was due to promote a programme of live concerts and theatre shows at Newmarket Racecourse. However, the Utilita Live From the Drive-In series has now been cancelled by organisers over concerns of localised lockdowns.

The drive-in shows were due to take place at 12 venues across the country, including Liverpool, Bolton, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Lincoln. Northaw in Hertfordshire was the event’s ‘London’ venue, with Birmingham, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Teesside also on the tour.

• Continue reading at the Saffron Walden Reporter.

Best of Fairkytes Live: Toyah/It’s A Mystery

July 16th, 2020

This week’s edition of Fairkytes Live Presents (Ep. 4) features a trip down memory lane to enjoy many of the fantastic artists we have seen play at the venue in the last six years. Toyah is included, performing It’s A Mystery. Click below to watch at You Tube.

Dancing On Ice (Speculation): Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 15th, 2020

The Sun: Blade Runners – Denise Van Outen and Wayne Bridge among celebs battling it out for spot on Dancing on Ice 2021: Singer Toyah Willcox, 62, tried out alongside This Morning’s Lisa Maxwell, 56, comic Rufus Hound, 41, vlogger LadBaby, 33, and Tattoo Fixers’ Stephen “Sketch” Porter – Continue reading…

Telly Mix: Potential Dancing On Ice stars ‘revealed’ as celebs audition for new series: RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Baga Chipz and Made In Chelsea’s Olivia Bentley, singer Toyah Willcox, actress Lisa Maxwell, comedian Rufus Hound and internet sensation LadBaby were all also pictured trying out – Continue reading…

Daily Mail: Billie Faiers, Denise Van Outen and Love Island’s Luke Trotman join a slew of stars at Dancing On Ice auditions as they battle for a spot on 2021 series: Here we go: Singer Toyah Willcox, 62, was also one of the famous faces in the running – Continue reading…

Sports Mole: Celebrity contenders for Dancing On Ice 2021 revealed?: Other famous faces auditioning included former heptathlete Denise Lewis, ex-swimmer Mark Foster, darts superstar Fallon Sherrock, Blue singer Antony Costa, ‘Allo ‘Allo! star Vicki Michelle and singer Toyah Willcox – Continue reading…

The List: Wayne Bridge and Denise van Outen among stars who ‘try out for Dancing on Ice’: Comedian Rufus Hound, 41, singers Toyah Willcox, 62, and Antony Costa, 39, vlogger LadBaby, 33, and Tattoo Fixers’ Stephen ‘Sketch’ Porter also tried out for the show – Continue reading…

Let’s Rock: The Lock Inn Pub Quiz – 80s Special

July 15th, 2020

Tomorrow night Let’s Rock and their friends at The Lock Inn Pub Quiz present an ‘80s Special’ featuring Toyah, Owen Paul and Dave Benson Phillips. The show is hosted by Ivo Graham. Expect loads of laughs and some fierce competition! The show premiers at 8:30pm tomorrow on their YouTube channel. Click below to go there.

Rewind Festival: Live From the Drive In – Concerts Update

July 15th, 2020

An update from Rewind Festival regarding next month’s Live From the Drive In dates.

The Live From The Drive In concert series will no longer proceed as planned this summer.

We received huge support from artists, the live music production contractors, our headline sponsor Utilita along with our other partners, and of course you, the fans.

However the latest developments regarding localised lockdowns mean it has become impossible for us to continue with the series with any confidence.

We thank everyone for their support and eagerly await a time when we can watch live music together again.

Full refunds will be issued directly to all ticket holders within the next 7 days.

Official Charts: Crimson Queen/Solo/Noise In Your Head

July 12th, 2020

Over the past year or so all of Toyah’s (and Toyah & The Humans’) releases: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, Solo and Noise In Your Head have entered various charts – Top 100, Midweeks, Sales, Rock & Metal, Independent – compiled by The Official UK Charts Company, aka Official Charts. Click below to browse our “Toyah on the charts” news archive!

Toyah & Robert Fripp – Sunday All Over The World…

July 12th, 2020

All over the world it’s Sunday,⁣ temperatures are soaring,⁣ runners run in the park, it all goes too fast, except for those who find life boring…⁣ Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch this week is perhaps the one many of you from ‘all over the world’ have been waiting for the most…

Toyah At Home: Episode #4

July 12th, 2020

Echo Beach was song of the week on the fourth episode of Toyah At Home, which aired at Toyah’s official You Tube channel yesterday.

Toyah and the band performed the 1987 single and Toyah discussed the song and the album it is included on, Desire.

Toyah also talked about the acting roles she rejected and others she has screen-tested for; the film she wished she had starred in; who would play her in a drama of her life; all things Sunday All Over The World; visiting America in 1985; duetting with other singers; Slave To The Rhythm; and the song that is closest to her heart.

• Click below to watch/re-watch Toyah At Home: Episode #4, which closes with an archive live performance of, the awesome, Little Tears Of Love

Video Gift: Order A Personalized Message From Toyah

July 12th, 2020

Order a customized, personalized and unique video message from Toyah. For yourself or great as gifts for birthdays, weddings, personal connections and much more. You can watch, download, share and keep the video message forever once it is received. Click below for the order page.

Noise In Your Head: Official Charts: Top 100 Sales/Top 50 Indie

July 11th, 2020

Great News! The Noise In Your Head box set by Toyah & The Humans, released on 3rd July, has entered the Sales Top 100 at number 29 and the Independent Top 50 at number 6 on The Official Charts, published yesterday. Click below to see Toyah’s tweet. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

• Browse our recent, Toyah related, Official Charts news posts.

Official Toyah: Coming Up This Weekend

July 11th, 2020

Coming up this weekend: Toyah At Home, Saturday at 11am BST / Robert Fripp & Toyah – Sunday All Over The World, Sunday at 12 noon BST.  (Photo © Sunday All Over The World)

Worcester Observer: Woo Fest Streams in £13,000

July 11th, 2020

Free-to-view Woo Fest streams in £13,000 for hospice

An award-winning county music festival which switched to an online format because of social distancing measures has been hailed a huge success after it raised more than £13,000 for a Worcestershire-based hospice.

Woo Fest was streamed live to homes and gardens around Worcestershire and beyond on Saturday (July 4) and featured a mix of live and pre-recorded sets from big-name performers including Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Grant Nicholas, from Feeder, and Toyah Willcox as well as local acts.

• Continue reading at the Worcester Observer. Browse our Woo Fest news.

Rewind Festival 2020: Tickets Pre-Sale

July 9th, 2020

Click below for the Pre-Sale ticket links for next month’s three Rewind Festival – Live From The Drive In dates. Heaven 17, Toyah and Altered Images play all three, taking place in Bolton (Friday 28th August), Newmarket (Saturday 29th August) and London (Sunday 30th August). General Sale tickets are available from tomorrow morning.

Loving 80s Music: New Toyah Interview

July 9th, 2020

Toyah chats to Helen of Loving 80s Music about lockdown, Rewind drive-ins, next year’s tour… and much more!

The Hunts Post: Rewind Festival Date At Newmarket

July 8th, 2020

Rewind Festival set for drive-in concert date at Newmarket Racecourse

Entertainment company Live Nation presents Utilita Live From the Drive-In at Newmarket Racecourse this summer.

Rewind Festival will come to The July Course on Saturday, August 29.

The live line-up will feature Sheffield synth-pop stars Heaven 17, singer Toyah and Altered Images. The drive-in concert will be hosted by The Doctor.

Fronted by singer Glenn Gregory, Heaven 17 are best known for number two hit Temptation from the album The Luxury Gap. The group’s other hits include Come Live With Me, Crushed By The Wheels of Industry and Sunset Now.

Toyah had top 10 hits in the 80s with singles It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

Scottish group Altered Images are fronted by Clare Grogan, who also appeared in the hit film Gregory’s Girl. Their hits include Happy Birthday, I Could Be Happy and Don’t Talk To Me About Love.

Gig-goers attending the Rewind show will have a designated area for their car that includes space for everyone to get out and have a dance.

As well as Newmarket, Rewind Festival will also visit Bolton and Colesdale Farm in Northaw, Hertfordshire, which is described as Utilita Live From the Drive-In’s London venue. Tickets for Rewind go on general sale on Friday, July 10.

• Continue reading at The Hunts Post. See also the Royston Crow.