Posts Tagged ‘Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits… Live!’

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Jazz Cafe Camden

April 6th, 2014

Toyah played the sixth date of her, nine-month-spanning, Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! tour last night at St Mary In The Castle, Hastings. Meanwhile, here are more great photos from last weekend’s CQ/GH… Live! gig at the Jazz Cafe, Camden. The next live date for Toyah is another CQ concert, at The Grand, Clitheroe on Saturday 19th April, though there are live dates for The Humans in the US next week. Click below to view the full versions of these photos, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks to Damon | All photos © Damon King)


Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Jazz Cafe Camden

April 1st, 2014

A few more photos from Saturday’s gig at the Jazz Cafe, Camden, including a great shot of Sharon (who sent the photos) and Stevie Bray. Click below to view the full versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks again to Sharon | All photos © Sharon Dickson)


Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Jazz Cafe Camden

March 31st, 2014

A selection of colourful photos of Toyah from Saturday’s Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! gig at the Jazz Cafe, Camden have just been added to Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks to Mark | All photos © Mark Evans)


Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Wimborne & Jazz Cafe Camden

March 30th, 2014

More photos, including this great shot below, of Toyah from the two most recent dates of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour have just been added to Dreamscape Gallery. These are from the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne and, last night’s gig at, Jazz Cafe, Camden. (Thanks to Angus | All photos © Angus Turner)


Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! – Good Morning Universe and It’s A Mystery, at Jazz Cafe, Camden on Saturday.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

March 30th, 2014

Toyah onstage on Friday night at the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, on another date of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! UK Tour. This was a special concert for Toyah, her husband Robert, sister-in-law Patricia Fripp, and family and friends from Wimborne attended the gig. Click below to view the full versions of these photos, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks to Chris| All photos © Chris Cox)


Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Queens Hall, Nuneaton

March 30th, 2014

More photos from Toyah’s Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! gig at Queens Hall, Nuneaton last month. Click below to view the full versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks to Richard | All photos © Richard Smith)


Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 28th, 2014

cqtour14fLive 2014: It’s a busy weekend of gigs for Toyah. Tonight she plays the Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne and tomorrow night the Jazz Cafe, Camden. Both of these are Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! dates. On Sunday Toyah plays The Great British Alternative Music Festival in Minehead. Further info on that here.

Plymouth Herald: Here’s Johnny!: Razorlight, The Feeling, Boomtown Rats, Toyah, Heaven 17, The Real Thing and Hayseed Dixie are set to make this year’s Volksfest the biggest and best yet – Continue reading…

Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! – Neon Womb, at The Apex on Saturday – View at You Tube.

11 Polaroids: Derek Jarman: 21 photographs: It’s 20 years since Derek Jarman‘s (1942-1994) death, but his films continue to inspire audiences with his romantic and subversive imagery – Continue reading…

Rock Choir: Rock Choir Live at the Birmingham Symphony Hall: Over 1,000 Rock Choir members from across The Midlands present two unique performances of uplifting, feel-good songs, featuring special guests Toyah Willcox and Caroline Redman Lusher – Continue reading…

Electric Sheep Magazine: Jubilee: To mark the BFI’s two-month season on the work of Derek Jarman, which runs until the end of March at BFI Southbank, Lee Christien takes an illustrated look at one of Jarman’s best and most original films, Jubilee – Continue reading…

Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live!: Jazz Cafe Camden

March 26th, 2014


The Official Toyah Willcox Website have a special offer for this Saturday’s Toyah gig at Jazz Cafe Camden. A concession ticket offer of just £10 per ticket! Anyone interesting please send an e-mail to and names will be added to list for payment on the door in cash.

The Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits concert takes place on Saturday 29th March at 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG

Email before 1pm on Friday 28th March. First come, first served until the concession offer allocation runs out.

• Info Source: Breaking Through: The Official Toyah Newsletter. View the complete Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! tour schedule.

Live 2014: Upcoming Toyah Gigs, March – May

March 26th, 2014

live2014b2014 is a very busy year of concerts for Toyah, with three UK tours, gigs, festival appearances and PAs.


• Info Source: Breaking Through. View all of Toyah’s confirmed live dates for 2014 at The Official Gigs page.

In Suffolk: Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! Review

March 25th, 2014

insuffolk14aA great review, of Toyah’s Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! gig at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, by In Suffolk.

Toyah – In Suffolk Review

I expected a build-up, a fanfare, some dry ice at least. Suddenly, I blinked, and there she was : coming straight at me at 100 miles an hour.

There are some people who are just not quite of this world. All you can do is stand back and watch. Toyah leaps. Toyah dances. Toyah sings note perfect. Toyah doesn’t seem to even break into a sweat. Toyah does not stop for an hour and a half. In the middle ages you’d get burned for less.

Toyah doesn’t mean to intimidate me. She is warm and funny. She asks the audience if they “want to hear some 80′s rock and roll”. We all cry out: “YES!” Toyah dedicates It’s A Mystery to pensioner at the back of the hall. She tells self- depreciating stories about playing holiday camps and how her song Spectacular, that was intended for the 2012 Paralympics, ended up being used in Patsy Kensit’s Weight Watchers commercial. She laughs with us. She makes us feel she doesn’t want to be anywhere but here. Toyah is truly in the moment.

• Continue reading at In Suffolk. Browse all of Dreamscape news on the Crimson Queen tour here. View photos from The Apex and other dates at Dreamscape Gallery.

Bexhill-On-Sea Observer: Punk Princess Who Continues To Amaze

March 25th, 2014

bexob14aA new article, on Toyah’s forthcoming Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! date in Hastings, by the Bexhill-On-Sea Observer.

Toyah Willcox and her band
St Mary in the Castle, Hastings
Saturday April 5 at 7.30pm

Toyah’s career has been diverse with hit records and prestigious acting roles to her credit, and she is also an author, TV celebrity, and vocalist with her husband Robert Fripp new band The Humans.

But it is her own band that she brings to St Mary in the Castle, and you can expect a dynamic performance from this charismatic survivor.

The show is a celebration of her thirty year songbook with well-loved songs that include such massive hits as It’s a Mystery and I Wanna Be Free and cult classic tracks from those early albums Sheep Farming In Barnet and The Blue Meaning through to the Platinum-selling Anthem and the critically acclaimed The Changeling.

• Continue reading at the Bexhill-On-Sea Observer.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

March 24th, 2014

Photos from Saturday night’s Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! gig at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Click below to view the full versions of these, and more, at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks again to Angus | All photos © Angus Turner)


Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! – Ieya, at The Apex on Saturday – View at You Tube.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

March 23rd, 2014

Toyah onstage last night at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds for the third Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! tour date. The fantastic set list was: Thunder In The Mountains, Be Proud Be Loud (Be Heard), Broken Diamonds, Brave New World, Rebel Run, Good Morning Universe, Sensational, Latex Messiah (Viva La Rebel In You), Jungles of Jupiter, Neon Womb, Bird in Flight, It’s A Mystery, Lesser God, Come, Danced, I Want To Be Free. Encore: Dawn Chorus, Ieya. More photos will be added to Dreamscape’s Gallery later. (Thanks to Angus Turner for the photo & set list info)


Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 22nd, 2014

cqtour14aLive 2014: Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! plays The Apex, Bury St Edmunds tonight, the third date of the UK Tour. Full details on this and the rest of the tour at…

Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live!: View all of Dreamscape’s news on the tour, so far, here…

Dreamscape Gallery: Browse photos from the first two dates of the Crimson Queen Tour, and more live 2014 shots, here…

SohoCreate: Toyah Willcox and Helen David (English Eccentrics) discuss the ‘creative spark’ in an event for the inaugural SohoCreate festival in early June – Further info here…

The Organ: Organ Thing Of The Day: Robert Fripp has unveiled a new incarnation of King Crimson: Speaking to Uncut, Fripp said: “King Crimson is returning to active service. We are on-call to be ready for a live performance on September 1, 2014. Seven members. Four English, three American. Three drummers. It’s a different configuration of King Crimson than before. Some are familiar names, maybe more than others.” – Continue reading…

Blackmore Vale Magazine: Toyah Plays The Crimson Queen

March 19th, 2014

bvm14aHold on to your hats as Toyah Willcox plays her greatest hits at the Tivoli, Wimborne, next Friday (28th) at 7.30pm.

The lovable livewire has moved from punk princess to high priestess of TV, treading the boards as an actress, composing music and being an award-winning rock legend along the way.

Toyah will be performing a full set with her band, featuring songs from In the Court of the Crimson Queen along with classic hits and fan favourites.

• Continue reading at Blackmore Vale Magazine.

Live 2014: CQ/GH…Live!: Queens Hall, Nuneaton

February 24th, 2014

Mark Evans, has, once again taken some amazing photos of Toyah in concert, and has also again kindly shared some with Dreamscape and our readers. These are from Saturday night’s Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! gig at Queens Hall, Nuneaton. Click below to view the full versions at Dreamscape Gallery. (Thanks again to Mark | All photos © Mark Evans)


Dreamscape Gallery: Acoustic/CQ + 2014

February 23rd, 2014

A new page at Dreamscape Gallery for photos from Toyah’s 2014 tours, PAs and festival appearances. Thanks to Angus, Jill, Alyson and Jeff who have already given me amazing photos from a couple of this week’s dates. If anyone would like their photos included get in touch. Click below to visit the new page.


Live 2014: Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live!

February 21st, 2014

Only Toyah could launch two UK tours within days of each other… My favourite workaholic (and singer) premieres Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! tonight at the Holmfirth Picturedome. Celebrating the wonderful 2008 album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen and other fan favourites too. Click below for full details on the tour, including dates and ticket booking links. Sending best wishes to Toyah for another successful opening concert tonight.


Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 19th, 2014

shits14aSmash Hits Archive: The latest issue of ‘Smash Hits’, February 16 – 29 1984, has recently been uploaded to the fantastic Like Punk Never Happened: Smash Hits Archive, 30 years to the day it was originally published. There’s just a tiny news piece, in “Bitz”, on Toyah but worth linking to as this was one of very few mentions for Toyah in the magazine throughout 1984, and it’s also significant as it’s about the first ever Toyah compilation – Visit here…

Digital Spy: What did we see at the Splash final & wrap party? Anna Williamson’s blog: A couple of photos of Toyah in this article – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Vintage Fripp: Was great to see Robert Fripp’s website using a screenshot from Dreamscape recently. He made last weekend’s My Vintage really watchable and interesting and seems like a very caring and humble gentleman – View here…

Toyah’s Speech: Not sure when this is from but ‘Learning-Southwest’ have published a full transcript – Continue reading…

Live 2014: 48 Hour Party!: Come and join over 1500 people as they rock the night away 80′s style – Continue reading…

DEF: Donkaster Elektronische Freundschaft’s Jan Doyle Band Support Toyah!: Not only are this band supporting Toyah on her Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits…Live! date at Warehouse 23, Wakefield in April, but any tickets bought via them raises cash for a worthy charity – Continue reading…


Live 2014: Acoustic & Crimson Queen Tours

February 18th, 2014

It’s the beginning of a very busy week for Toyah, with the launch dates of, not one but, two tours. Acoustic, Up Close & Personal begins on Wednesday night, at Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre, and continues on Thursday at Lowther Pavilion. The following night, Friday 21st February sees Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits… Live! get underway with a gig at the Holmfirth Picturedome. This tour continues the following night also, at Queens Hall, Nuneaton. Both tours continue through 2014 with various dates over a number of months.


• New live dates have also just been confirmed: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal at The Duchess, York, and Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits… Live! at the Tivoli Theatre, Wales. There’s also a new “Live Track Of The Month” at The Official Gigs page – ‘We Are (Acoustic)’ from one of Toyah’s trio of great live dates at Bourbon Street, Glasgow in early 1997. A new Breaking Through newsletter has also been mailed out with more info on the tours and digital releases to coincide.

Huddersfield Examiner: Toyah Set For Holmfirth Show

February 16th, 2014

hde14aA short news article on Toyah, by the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, ahead of the Crimson Queen/ Greatest Hits…Live! gig in Holmfirth next Friday.

Seventies and 80s pop star Toyah is set to play a live show at the Picturedrome.

In a career spanning over 30 years she has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums and toured the world. She first emerged in 1977 and by 1979 Toyah’s band was gaining critical success with the debut single, Victims of the Riddle.

A platinum album Anthem followed and in 1981 she featured on the famous Old Grey Whistle Test Christmas Special. The following year saw her winning Best Female Singer at the Rock And Pop Awards.

• Continue reading at the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.