Internet: Miley Cyrus / L.E.G.E.N.D.S. ONLY

July 10th, 2021

US popstar Miley Cyrus gave an image shout out to Toyah and other iconic “L.E.G.E.N.D.S. ONLY” female performers on her official Instagram yesterday to her, mindboggling, 137m followers. She included the cover of the 1982 New Women In Rock book which features Clare Grogan, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Siouxsie Sioux, Debbie Harry and Toyah on its cover.

• Click below to see the Instagram post, and here to see Toyah’s tweet.

Toyah On TV: 80s Stars – Then & Now!

July 10th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Thursday 15th July: 2am
Where are they now? Classic hits, followed by some recent songs – Including Pet Shop Boys, Kylie, Toyah, The Stones, Gary Numan, The Pretenders, New Order, Rick Astley & T’Pau!

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Tomorrow!

July 10th, 2021

Looks like it’s going to a punky weekend! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert: Robert The Road Warrior

July 10th, 2021

Toyah getting Robert Road Warrior ready for his tour!

Toyah Live 2021: Wickham Festival / The SAS Band

July 8th, 2021

Wickham Festival returns this Summer and Toyah returns to the festival, this time as part of The SAS Band. They will play the Wickham Festival Opening Night Party on Thursday 5th August.

• Click below to visit the Wickham Festival 2021 website for further info and/or to book tickets.

Dreamscape Toyah Fanzine: Issues 41 – 43

July 8th, 2021

The info/order page for the new issues of Dreamscape’s Toyah fanzine is now online. This is a bundle of three issues for Summer 2021 (Issues 41 – 43). 2021 is the ninth year of the fanzine!

Two are dedicated to Toyah’s forthcoming, and highly anticipated, new studio album, Posh Pop, and the third is focusing on The Blue Meaning, and specifically the recent deluxe reissue of the album. Two of the fanzines are mini issues (Posh Pop and The Blue Meaning, Issues 41 and 43) and one is a main issue. (Posh Pop, Issue 42).

I’ve been working on these new fanzines recently and have already completed a few of the features that will be included. Above is a preview of a completed four page feature on Posh Pop‘s various CD and vinyl releases.

• Click here or any of the images above to browse the info/order page.

Films: Give Them Wings – Official Cannes Trailer

July 7th, 2021

Directed by Sean Cronin. Written by Paul Hodgson and Sean Cronin. Produced by Paul Hodgson, Ian Carter, Sean Cronin and Ben Pickering. Director of photography Tero Saikkonen. Production and costume design by Kelly Toode. Musical score by Guy Dagul, Tony Waddington and Nicolette Street.

Give Them Wings is based on the true story of severely disabled Darlington football fan Paul Hodgson. Give Them Wings is Paul’s incredible journey to acceptance. Starring Daniel Watson, Jacob Anderton, Bill Fellows, Rachel Warren, Katie Sheridan and Toyah Willcox.

Films: To Be Someone – In Select Cinemas/Movie Theatres Friday

July 6th, 2021

To Be Someone, starring Sam Gittins, Leslie Ash, Mark Wingett, Toyah Willcox, Trevor Laird, Gary Shail, Perry Benson and Laura McMonagle, and directed by Ray Burdis, hits select cinemas and movie theatres this Friday, 9th June. The film will be released on DVD and digitally a month later, on 9th August 2021.

• Watch the new trailer here, and browse Dreamscape’s To Be Someone news archive. Watch a promo, featuring Toyah and Leslie Ash, here. This isn’t a sequel to Quadrophenia but it does feature a number of the cast. Browse our huge Quadrophenia archive here.

Save The Iron Road Live: Keep The Music Live!

July 6th, 2021

The Iron Road Live in Evesham is staring at permanent closure due to the pandemic. Help them keep the music live and bring happiness to the fans with their Crowdfunding campaign.

• Click below for the crowdfunding page. See Toyah’s tweet about this here.

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Toyah and Robert: Burning Guitars #3

July 6th, 2021

It’s back – Burning Guitars #3 – Click below to watch/listen (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On TV: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

July 6th, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Tuesday 6th July: 1pm
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

NB. I’ve been watching NOW 80s sporadically recently and the music channel plays a fair amount of Toyah in a variety of their 80s music programming, including Seven Inch Heroes and The Best 1981 Party. Mostly the I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains promo videos, but I also spotted Brave New World and Don’t Fall In Love (I Said).

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

July 5th, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover System Of A Down’s “Chop Suey” – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of System Of A Down’s ‘Chop Suey’ – Featuring face paint, a bunch of keys, and a potentially NSFW outfit – Continue reading…

Kerrang: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover System Of A Down classic Chop Suey! – “This really is a belter…” Watch Robert Fripp, Toyah Willcox and guitarist Sidney Jake tackle System Of A Down’s classic Toxicity single Chop Suey! – complete with props – Continue reading…

Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp cover System Of A Down’s Chop Suey! and nothing will ever be the same again – It’s Chop Suey! for Sunday Lockdown Lunch as Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover System Of A Down – Continue reading…

Metal Addicts: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover System Of A Down’s ‘Chop Suey!’ – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Share Their Cover Of Chop Suey By System Of A Down – The couple sported mohawks for one of their wildest cover videos yet – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover System of a Down’s “Chop Suey!” – Continue reading…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Cover System Of A Down’s “Chop Suey!”; Sunday Lunch Video – Continue Reading…

Tone Deaf: Robert Fripp and Toyah rip through SOAD’s ‘Chop Suey’ – Robert Fripp and Toyah have tackled System of a Down’s mighty ‘Chop Suey’ for the latest instalment of their Sunday Lunch series. – Continue reading…

Metal Injection: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover “Chop Suey” by System Of A Down – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!: Sunday Lunch (with Sidney Jake) – Chop Suey… – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: ICYMI – this weeks Sunday Lunch is awesome :-) – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Consequence.Net: Toyah and Robert Cover “Chop Suey”

July 4th, 2021

Toyah and Robert Fripp Cover System of a Down’s “Chop Suey”: Watch

Wake up! The married couple are back at it again with an energetic take on the metal classic

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp take on one of the great 21st century metal tunes in their latest “Sunday Lunch” performance. The married couple, along with the mysterious Sidney Jake, rock the System of a Down classic “Chop Suey” from their kitchen.

Looking like characters in a Mad Max movie, Toyah and Robert go full throttle in covering “Chop Suey,” the lead single from System of a Down’s Toxicity (which celebrates its 20th anniversary in September).

King Crimson founder Fripp has completed a full transformation from the conservative suit vest and tie he would wear at the beginning of the “Sunday Lunch” series, now donning a mohawk and theatrical eye makeup, as well as body art similar to what SOAD guitarist Daron Malakian sported in the official “Chop Suey” music video.

• Continue reading at Consequence.Net.

Dreamscape Toyah Fanzine: Posh Pop

July 3rd, 2021

Extremely happy to announce another issue (or two) of the fanzine – In celebration of Toyah’s forthcoming new studio album, Posh Pop. More news soon!

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Tomorrow!

July 3rd, 2021

Tomorrow’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah & Robert looks very exciting. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah At Home: Season 2 – Episode 26

July 3rd, 2021

Watch/Rewatch Toyah At Home, with guitar, which aired this morning at You Tube and Facebook. Includes a great live performance of Dance In The Hurricane. Music, chat and more of your questions which this week come from Toyah’s home with a look at the brand new trailer for the forthcoming movie Give Them Wings. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Pocklington Post: 80s Icon Toyah To Perform Classics

July 2nd, 2021

80s’ icon Toyah to perform her classic hits at the arts centre

Get ready to re-live some of Toyah’s much-loved greatest hits when the iconic 80s pop star plays live at Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) in March next year.

Toyah’s live show, on Thursday, March 3, will follow hot on the heels of the release of her brand new album ‘Posh Pop’ this Autumn.

The show will feature Toyah performing her hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her career.

PAC director Janet Farmer said: “What better way to spend a night than by experiencing an 80s’ icon like Toyah live on stage. We’re expecting toe tapping, shoulder shuffling, singing and a lot of reminiscing when Toyah takes to our stage to take us on a journey through her 40-year career. What a fabulous and unique event this will be for everyone.”

• Continue reading at the Pocklington Post.

SMF 2021: Orchestra Of The Swan – Peter And The Wolf

July 2nd, 2021

Toyah will appear at SMF 21, Stratford Music Festival, later this year.

She will be the Narrator of Orchestra Of The Swan – Peter And The Wolf at the festival on Sunday 21st November.

Prokofiev’s much-loved tale of a fearless boy and a ferocious wolf is narrated by the legendary English musician, actress, and TV presenter Toyah Willcox. Suitable for music lovers of any age this performance will also feature an entertaining introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.

• Visit the Stratford Music Festival website.

Toyah On TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

July 2nd, 2021

Celebrity Catchphrase: ITV2: Wednesday 14th July: 6pm
Celebrity Catchphrase: ITV2: Friday 23rd July: 6pm
Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show, with Nicola Coughlan, Stephen Mangan and Toyah Willcox all trying to say what they see as they guess well-known phrases for the chance to win a £50,000 jackpot for their chosen charity.

Toyah Live 2021: Posh Pop Tour

June 28th, 2021

It looks like tickets are selling fast for Toyah’s forthcoming – and just very recently announced –  Posh Pop Tour.

The Half Moon in Putney, London, where Toyah brings Posh Pop to on 25th September 2021 – the third date of the tour – tweeted this very exciting news earlier today: “Hurry! Less than 30 tickets left for our show with Toyah Sat 25 Sept 2021! Do not miss this intimate London gig from a true musical pioneer. Hits & classics plus new gems from Toyah’s Posh Pop album”.

In a career spanning over 40 years Toyah has amassed thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty-four albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, acted in twenty feature films and presented hundreds of television programmes.

This is a unique chance to experience Toyah in an intimate venue performing a set of her loved hit singles and classics alongside modern days classics Sensational and Dance In The Hurricane and songs from her eagerly awaited new studio album “Posh Pop”.

• Buy tickets here. For the full Posh Pop Tour schedule, plus ticket links for the dates currently on sale, visit toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah & Robert: Burning Guitars #2

June 28th, 2021

Another slice of Toyah and Robert…. it’s Burning Guitars! Click below to watch/listen at You Tube.