Posts Tagged ‘Dorset Echo’

Dorset Echo: Toyah to Perform at Upton House Music Festival

December 29th, 2016

dorsecho16aPunk star Toyah Willcox is looking forward to performing at next year’s Upton House Music Festival in Poole.

Toyah is part of an ‘80s Extravaganza at the three-day festival on Friday June 9, along with Billy Ocean and Kim Wilde. The singer and actress has close links with Dorset thanks to her 30-year marriage to Wimborne born and bred King Crimson musician, Robert Fripp, and her time spent living in Witchampton.

She said: “Dorset is very close to my heart and I love returning there whenever I can. It will be great fun playing Upton House Music Festival as well as meeting up with a few old friends.”

• Continue reading at the Dorset Echo.

Dorset Echo: It’s A History Of Toyah

October 26th, 2012

A new Toyah interview from the Dorset Echo.

Three decades after diminutive singer Toyah burst on to the mainstream with her crazy hair, post-punk outfits and strong, often mysterious, songs, she is back. Tonight Toyah is appearing at Bridport’s Electric Palace to perform all of her 1982 album The Changeling as well as songs from the live Warrior Rock album from the same year.

Changeling is credited as the album that gave the Goth movement a kick-start and although Goth music and style of dress is unfortunately much derided these days, Toyah is a staunch defender of the black nail varnish and velvet brigade.

“I won’t hear anything against Goths. A few years ago I toured with a musical called Vampires Rock and it had a massive support from people into Gothic music.”

• Continue reading at the Dorset Echo.

Dorset Echo: Relive 30 Years of Toyah’s Rebel Yell

October 20th, 2012

Toyah Willcox brings her autumn 2012 tour The Changeling Resurrection to Bridport’s Electric Palace on Friday, October 26.

The gig celebrates the 30th anniversary of Toyah’s chart-topping albums, The Changeling, and Warrior Rock and comes hot on the heels of her acclaimed spring tour, which generated five-star reviews and sold-out shows.

With new images created especially for the tour and material not performed in 30 years, it is a true celebration and re-interpretation of one of Toyah’s finest albums, alongside many of her most well-known hit singles.

• Continue reading at the Dorset Echo.