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Toyah & The Humans: 21st Century Schizoid Man

May 3rd, 2020

Seriously amazing. Seven minutes of magnificence! We miss you Bill.

Toyah @ Wychwood Festival 2018

June 4th, 2018

Toyah, and Chris Wong, onstage at Wychwood Festival 2018 on Saturday afternoon. Click below to view further photos from the festival (including a couple of Toyah) at the festival’s Facebook page. (Photo © Wychwood Festival)

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Live 2016: Toyah @ Glastonbury

June 29th, 2016

Toyah, Simon Darlow, Chris Wong, Tim Rose and Colin Hinds at Glastonbury’s “PRS for Music” tent/stage last weekend. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Live 2016: Glastonbury/Proud, Loud & Electric @ Deal

June 26th, 2016

Toyah played Glastonbury yesterday – tweeting this photo today – Tonight there is a Sold Out gig at The Hole In The Roof, Deal. Click below to visit Toyah @ Twitter. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

July 5th, 2015

Official Toyah: Recent Photos – Chris Wong and Colin Hinds at John Shuttleworth & Friends’ Palladium concert; and Toyah (making music) with Simon Darlow – View these and more at Toyah’s official Website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

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Mearns Leader: What’s On Where: September: 18-19 Toyah that vivacious singer from the 80s is out on tour and every bit as good as before and looking fantastic. Exclusive to Stonehaven Town Hall for two nights only (only dates north of Edinburgh in 2015), support from our very own Leighann Esslemont and Band. Tickets £25 will be on sale at Ma Simpson’s or online – Continue reading…

The Irish News: Time for the Bill as Limboland comes to Ireland: An interview with Bill Bailey, including a mention for Toyah – both played at London Palladium last week with John Shuttleworth – Continue reading…

Bloody Disgusting: Aaaaaaaah!: Toyah, with that frying pan! – Continue…

The Lee Mack Show: Toyah guests in 2005. It’s available to listen to at BBC iPlayer for the next three weeks.

A View From The Centre: Nostalgia: Pictured is the first copy of the Vegetarian Society’s bi-monthly membership magazine. Featured within was an article on the then recently launched Ark Trust environmental organisation containing an interview with and photograph of Toyah Willcox; also a photo of Chrissie Hynde, Kevin Godley and others – Continue reading…

Kent Online: Chris Wong

April 16th, 2015

kentonline15aDrummer Chris Wong playing with Toyah and the Humans plus Scarlett and the Cherry Reds in Medway and Thanet

If you plan to spend this weekend taking it easy, spare a thought for busy musician Chris Wong.

Not only will Chris be performing with Toyah and the Humans at Chatham on Sunday, but before that he will be multi-tasking on drums and percussion with blues and rockabilly trio Scarlett Rae and the Cherry Reds in Broadstairs on Friday, April 17.

Chris is mainly known as Toyah’s guitarist/bassist but, in this latter line up, he and frontwoman Andeecorr Price, otherwise known as Scarlett, form the driving rhythm section.

• Continue reading at Kent Online.

Two Humans!

April 12th, 2015

The Humans six-date UK Tour, Telling Strange Tales, kicked off last night in Uckfield. Toyah tweeted this great photo yesterday: “Thank u 2 “TRADING BOUNDARIES” for inviting THE HUMANS to open our tour 2nite. Fab venue. Cant wait xxx“. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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The Humans: Back Together Again

April 6th, 2015

Toyah has tweeted a couple of photos of The Humans in rehearsals for their tour this afternoon: “YIPEEEE! We r back 2gether again and sounding awesome xxx“. View the full version of both at Twitter. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Live 2015: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

February 12th, 2015

aucao14bThis year Toyah has so far played two Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates, in Beccles and Wolverhampton. This evening she performs at Sub 89, Reading. There are plenty more dates over the forthcoming months, although two, Selby and Cumbria, have already sold out:

ACOUSTIC SET WITH CHRIS WONG & COLIN HINDS

12 FEB: SUB 89 | READING
13 FEB: CHEESE & GRAIN | FROME, SOMERSET
14 FEB: GLOBE | CARDIFF
26 MAR: THE MUSICIAN | LEICESTER
1 MAY: HAVERHILL ARTS CENTRE | SUFFOLK
2 MAY: SOUNDSTOCK FESTIVAL | CHELMSFORD
9 MAY: TOWN HALL | SELBY **SOLD OUT**
15 MAY: WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE | SALE
30 MAY: CORN EXCHANGE | HERTFORD
5 JUN: BABBACOMBE THEATRE | TORQUAY
6 JUN: CARNGLAZE CAVERNS | CORNWALL
12 JUN: OAKENGATES THEATRE | TELFORD
19 JUN: LOWDHAM VILLAGE HALL | NOTTINGHAM
27 JUN: LOWER HOLKER VILLAGE HALL | CUMBRIA **SOLD OUT**
10 JUL: NANTWICH CIVIC HALL | EAST CHESHIRE
16 OCT: BEWDLEY FESTIVAL | BEWDLEY
22 OCT: THE BRINDLEY | RUNCORN
6 NOV: PETERBOROUGH | THE CRESSET
21 NOV: HAILSHAM PAVILLION | EAST SUSSEX

Toyah also plays at the London Palladium on 28th June, performing acoustically with Chris Wong, as part of John Shuttleworth & Friends charity concert. The Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates run throughout 2015 as an extended series of gigs rather than in a single-month tour.

• View more details on the Acoustic… dates and links to book tickets here. View all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2015 at The Official Gigs page.

Live 2014: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

June 25th, 2014

aucao14bToyah has so far played four ACOUSTIC, UP CLOSE & PERSONAL dates, in Buxton, Lowther, Northampton and Bishop’s Cleeve on Sunday night. There are plenty more to come over the next few months:

ACOUSTIC SET WITH CHRIS WONG & COLIN HINDS

24 JULY: YORK / THE DUCHESS
25 JUL: SETTLE, N YORKSHIRE / VICTORIA HALL
2 SEP: NORWICH / MADDERMARKET THEATRE
5 SEP: STROUD / THE SUBSCRIPTION ROOMS
6 SEP: TOTNES / SOUTH DEVON ARTS CENTRE
26 SEP: BARNSLEY / BIRDWELL VENUE
2 OCT: SURREY / HARELQUIN THEATRE
3 OCT: SHOREHAM / ROPETACKLE ARTS
10 OCT: NR FLETHCING, E SUSSEX / TRADING BOUNDARIES
30 OCT: HOWDEN / SHIRE HALL
9 NOV: EVESHAM / REGAL CINEMA

The Acoustic, Up Close & Personal dates have run throughout 2014 as an extended series of gigs rather than in a single-month tour.

• View more details on the Acoustic… dates and links to book tickets here. View all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2014 at The Official Gigs page.

The Vintage TV Sessions: Watch Online

March 21st, 2014

Thursday’s The Vintage TV Sessions is now available to watch online at the Vintage TV website. Five great bands guested on the show and Toyah performed acoustic versions of ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ and ‘I Want To Be Free’, accompanied by Chris Wong and Colin Hinds. There’s also a short interview with Toyah by host Tom Robinson. The programme is repeated on Sunday night at 10pm. Click below to watch.

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Official Toyah: The Humans

February 19th, 2014

There’s now a dedicated section at The Official Toyah Willcox Website for The Humans: With the great response to Get In Your Car, the third album just about to be released and live dates in America in April… it’s a busy time to be Human! Click below to visit.

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Vintage Live Sessions: Acoustic Toyah

January 30th, 2014

vintage14aToyah has recorded a two-song acoustic session for a future edition of Vintage Live Sessions. This will air on Vintage TV.

Classic 1981 singles ‘Thunder In The Mountains’ and ‘I Want To Be Free’ were performed. The programme will also feature The Struts, Nik Kerhsaw and Judie Tzuke.

Toyah is accompanied by Chris Wong and Colin Hinds who will be the line-up seen on Toyah’s 2014 Acoustic, Up Close & Personal concert dates.

News Source: Official Toyah (Photo © Roger Goodgroves)

Live 2014: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

January 21st, 2014

aucao14bSix new ACOUSTIC, UP CLOSE & PERSONAL Toyah dates have recently been confirmed, bringing the total shows, so far, to eight.

ACOUSTIC SET WITH CHRIS WONG & COLIN HINDS

19 FEB: BUXTON / PAVILION ARTS
22 FEB: LOWTHER / PAVILLION
24 MAY: NORTHAMPTON / CRICK BOAT SHOW
22 JUN: BISHOP’S CLEEVE TITHE BARN
25 JUL: SETTLE, N YORKSHIRE / VICTORIA HALL
2 SEP: NORWICH / MADDERMARKET THEATRE
3 OCT: SHOREHAM / ROPETACKLE ARTS
10 OCT: NR FLETHCING, E SUSSEX / TRADING BOUNDARIES

• View more details on the Acoustic… dates and links to book tickets here. View all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2014 at The Official Gigs page.

Zooberon: Scarlett Rae & The Cherry Reds

June 4th, 2013

We recently posted about Zooberon, who are promoting new, up-and-coming and unsigned bands and singers in Brighton. Zooberon is run by a long time Toyah fan and the name is a direct tribute to Toyah and her live music career.

There’s now another Toyah link. Zooberon have an amazing new band playing at their music night this Friday at The Seven Stars in Brighton. The gig is headlined by Loose Lips, is free entry and begins at 8pm. Not to be missed if you are in or around Brighton.

The Toyah link? Scarlett Rae & The Cherry Red’s drummer is none other than Chris Wong, Toyah’s guitarist for the best part of the last decade, and a member of The Humans.

The Live Music Zooberon > The Sound Of Brighton > Friday 7th June > 8-11pm
The Seven Stars, 21 Ship Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AD

• Further info on Scarlett Rae & The Cherry Reds at their official website and Facebook page.