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Live 2015: Proud, Loud & Electric @ Bristol Fleece

November 7th, 2015

Great photos of Toyah from Thursday’s Proud, Loud & Electric gig at The Fleece Bristol. The final Electric concert of 2015 takes place at The Garage, London tomorrow night. View larger versions of these photos at the Live 2015 page at Dreamscape’s Gallery. (Many thanks to Chris Cox for the photos)


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Bristol Post: What’s On

November 5th, 2015

brispost14aPunk queen, actress, TV personality, music composer and wife of King Crimson’s Robert Fripp – Toyah Willcox wears many hats, but after a career spanning five decades and 20 albums, she’s not short of material for this solo show featuring classics and rarities from the early-80s hits like It’s A Mystery and I Want To Be Free, through to her latest work.

Toyah: 5th Nov, 7pm: The Fleece, 12 St Thomas Street, Bristol.

• Continue reading at the Bristol Post.

Live 2015: Proud, Loud & Electric in Holmfirth

October 30th, 2015

Tonight Toyah plays a Proud, Loud & Electric gig at Homfirth Picturedome. The last time she played there was in February 2014, the first gig of the Crimson Queen/Greatest Hits… Live! tour. Click below for further info and ticket link for tonight’s concert.


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Live 2015: Acoustic/Electric & Then Some!

October 28th, 2015

Toyah has played dozens (and dozens) of gigs in 2015, one of the most prolific live years of her career – Acoustic, Up Close & Personal; Proud, Loud & Electric; The Humans’ Telling Strange Tales; as well as numerous festivals (New Mills, Cottingham, Bewdley, Lowdham, Soundstock, Cropredy, Glastonbudget…). There are still a handful + of forthcoming Acoustic and Electric gigs over the next few weeks. Click below for details.


Thanks to Brian Marsh, Official Toyah, Chesney Hawkes, Paul/P A C Photography, Damon King, Angus Turner, Ian Davis, Mark Evans and Rewind Scotland for sharing these great live photos through 2015.

Live 2015: Final Gigs Of The Year

October 19th, 2015

live15h2015 has been, yet another, packed year of Toyah gigs, and there are still plenty left over the next few weeks.

Half a dozen Acoustic, Up Close & Personal: The Brindley, Runcorn; Hyndburn Arts Centre, Lancashire; The McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater; The Cresset, Peterborough; Goole Junction, Goole and The Pavilion, Hailsham.

As well as a trio of Proud, Loud & Electric gigs: The Picturedome, Holmfirth; The Fleece, Bristol and The Garage, London.

• Check out the Official Toyah Gigs page for full details and ticket links.

STV Aberdeen: Toyah’s On Tour

September 27th, 2015

stvaberdeen15aToyah’s on tour and still loving the music as she heads to Scotland

Toyah Willcox may have enjoyed most of her chart success in the 1980s but anybody who thinks she has slowed since then has not been paying attention.

This year, for instance, she has been involved in four feature films and has added regular TV work to her multi-faceted repertoire, which has encompassed everything from Quadrophenia and Casualty to Doctor Who and I’m A Celebrity.

Yet, much as she enjoys appearing on the screen, Toyah remains in love with rock music.

Next week, she and her band will bring such hits as It’s a Mystery and I Want to Be Free to Stonehaven Town Hall for a brace of concerts on September 18 and 19.

Then she’ll be at the Gardyne Theatre in Dundee on September 20.

• Continue reading at STV Aberdeen. (Thanks to Lärwi and William)

Mearns Leader: Toyah Looks Forward To Stonehaven Gigs

September 17th, 2015

live2015dEighties pop icon Toyah Willcox will play Stonehaven Town Hall this Friday and Saturday night with the singer eager to look around the town.

The former punk princess – whose biggest hit was ‘It’s A Mystery’ spoke to the Mearns Leader this week about playing Stonehaven, looking forward to fish and chips and what fans can expect.

Toyah said: “I’m really looking forward to the show as we’ve never been to Stonehaven and it is great to have the chance to go there. As it is on the coast I’m looking forward to getting to know the town and I love history so I’d love to walk around the museum.”

The event is being organised by music shop owner Chris Stirk with tickets still available for both shows. Toyah’s two gigs follows her successful appearance recently at the Rewind festival in Perth with the singer adding that she’ll have all the hits and maybe a few surprises for those attending.

She said: “I think fans are going to really enjoy the show as it is fun and it is really about them. I’ll have all the hits, the singles from the 80s and singles that have charted on iTunes in the last couple of years. It will be a fun and able show, where we’ll look to put in a few other songs.”

• Continue reading at the Mearns Leader. See all of Toyah’s forthcoming Proud, Loud & Electric gigs at

Live 2015: Derby Flowerpot/New Mills Festival

September 17th, 2015

Photos from Toyah’s recent Derby Flowerpot (11th September) and New Mills Festival (12th September) concerts. View larger versions of these photos at the Live 2015 page at Dreamscape’s Gallery. . (Photos © Angus Turner)


Derby Telegraph: Toyah Hails Derby Rock Hotspot

September 11th, 2015

derbytel15aPunk artist Toyah Willcox hails Derby rock hotspot as one of the best in the country

Punk pioneer Toyah Willcox is back in Derby tomorrow night – at a rock hotspot she hails as one of the best venues in the country! Toyah will be performing at The Flowerpot on her “‘Proud, Loud and Electric” tour.

“My American band, The Humans, played The Flowerpot at least six year ago, it was one of the best gigs we’ve done! I love it there!” Toyah exclaims, when asked about Derby.

Fans who decide to attend the show can expect a truly unique performance.

“I always make sure that the band and I gear the music to the venue. We always look around and judge the audience then tailor our set to what they want so it’s different every night. Some nights they want a heavy set and sometimes they want to hear laid-back music. The Flowerpot is a really intimate venue with a low ceiling so it’s going to be a real rock ‘n’ roll show.

“I wanted to call the tour a name that allowed us to cherry-pick from a retrospective of 36 years of music. Because it’s so small, it’s going to get pretty hot in there so we’ll be playing a lot of music from the punk days.”

• Continue reading at the Derby Telegraph.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 10th, 2015

live2015nLive 2015: Another trio of gigs – Toyah plays an Acoustic, Up Close & Personal date tonight at Vauxhall Tavern, London and tomorrow a Proud, Loud & Electric gig at The Flowerpot, Derby. On Saturday she is the opening music artist of the New Mills Festival 2015.

Mansfield Chad: See Toyah in full flow at The Flowerpot: Iconic performer Toyah Willcox will be joined by her full band for a gig at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, September 11. The popular singer and actor is currently touring with her show, entitled Proud, Loud and Electric – Continue reading…

Aaaaaaaah!: Another screening at Picture House Central, tomorrow night – View details…

Get Ready To Rock: Gig review: Cropredy – Oxfordshire, 13-15 August 2015: Last year the festival had a proggy feel to it which I think really worked well but this year I think the attempt to mix in an 80′s pop feel hasn’t really paid off. The Proclaimers, Level 42 and Toyah actually played very good sets; for the folkies they were a bit leftfield – Toyah came out to huge applause and reeled off a set that included ‘It’s A Mystery’ alongside some great covers like ‘Rebel Yell’ and ‘Echo Beach’ – Continue reading…

Toyah @ Twitter: Stay updated via Toyah’s Official Twitter page….

Live 2015 +: New dates are sporadically being added to Toyah’s Official Gig page for the remainder of 2015, and also now into 2016 – Check if there’s an upcoming gig near you here…


Ashbourne NT: Toyah Willcox To Hit Flowerpot Stage

September 10th, 2015

ashbournent15aToyah Willcox and Madness tribute band to hit Flowerpot stage

Rock star Toyah Willcox is taking to the stage at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday night.

Willcox, whose music career spans over 30 years, is performing at the King Street music venue with her electric band as part of her Proud, Loud & Electric tour. The singer-songwriter has brought in 13 top 40 singles including I Want To Be Free and Thunder In The Mountains, recording 29 albums during her career and touring worldwide.

Spokesman for the event, Alan Woolley, said: “From punk princess to cult stage actress and high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a gifted performer and an inextinguishable flame.

“Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain’s iconic household names – an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved stage and screen actress and music composer.”

• Continue reading at the Ashbourne News Telegraph.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

August 21st, 2015

mearnsleader15aMearns Leader: Toyah to serve Stonehaven well: Eighties pop icon Toyah Willcox is the latest chart star to play in Stonehaven in a long list that includes Simple Minds and The Human League. The former punk princess – whose biggest hit was It’s A Mystery – is to take the stage at Stonehaven Town Hall on September, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 – Continue reading…

• Through The Magic Door: Festival Fun at Cropredy 2015: For example this year a few of the highlights were The Proclaimers, Toyah Willcox, and some of the new ones we enjoyed were Ahab and Katzenjammer – Continue reading…

We Are Folk: Toyah setting the stage on fire at Cropredy – Continue reading…

Newark Advertiser: Are you heading to Clumber Park for the Flashback Festival? – Continue reading…

Daily Mail: Talkin’ about his generation: Phil Daniels relives his iconic role in Quadrophenia as he’s reunited with the Mod scooter he rode in the film… over 30 years later: The film also starred other emerging British talent, such as, Ray Winstone, Toyah Wilcox, Lesley Ash and Philip Davis – as well as Sting. But while the iconic film is ingrained in a whole generation’s collective mind, its star can barely recall filming it. ‘All I can remember about the film is working really hard. We shot it all in six weeks and we did the end first,’ Phil confessed – Continue reading…


Paul Nicholson @ Twitter: Toyah and the boys at Eastbourne Bandstand last week – Continue reading…

Fused: Cropredy Festival > Review: An interesting overview of last week’s festival, with some equally interesting photos, and even a few lines on Toyah: “Toyah Willcox. The latter named must surely keep an aging portrait in her attic and delivered an energetic punk-pop set with spasmodically operatic vocals which she reckoned have “5 years left” – Continue reading…

Evening Express: Punk Princess Rocks Town Hall

August 20th, 2015

evexpress15aPunk princess rocks town hall for two nights steady

Eighties pop icon Toyah Willcox is to perform in a North-east town, playing two gigs in two nights. The former punk princess is to take the stage at Stonehaven Town Hall on September 18 and 19.

The event is being organised by music shop owner Chris Stirk. He said: “These revival gigs usually turn out to be great nights out with the acts giving their all and the crowd bopping along. “Toyah is a uniquely gifted performer. She is charismatic, outspoken and one of Britain’s iconic household names. She is an award- winning rock legend, as well as a much-loved actress and music composer and we are delighted she is the latest big act to come to Stonehaven.”

Chris was keen to add any money made from the concerts goes into community projects , and at the end of the year any surplus funds go to a local charity. Toyah had hit singles It’s A Mystery, I Want to Be Free, Brave New World and Be Proud, Be Loud (Be Heard). Tickets are available from Ma Simpson’s music shop in Stonehaven.

• News Source: Aberdeen Evening Express. Buy tickets here.

The Courier: It’s No Mystery

August 20th, 2015

courier15aIt’s no mystery: Toyah will take to stage for two Stonehaven Town Hall gigs

Toyah Willcox is the latest chart star to play one of the north-east’s most popular music venues.

The former punk princess is to take the stage at Stonehaven Town Hall on September 18 and 19.

The gigs follow her successful recent appearance at Scone’s Rewind festival alongside other greats from the 1980s – including Bananarama, Jimmy Somerville, Kim Wilde and Nik Kershaw.

The event is being organised by music shop owner Chris Stirk, who has also booked ska band Bad Manners, led by Buster Bloodvessel, for October and Scottish hard rock group Nazareth for next April. She has already brought rockers Big Country to the town hall and was also responsible for a highly-acclaimed version of the musical Hairspray being put on there, with auditions about to start for a stage version of the hit movie Fame.

Chris, who also organises the popular open-air charity music festival Party in the Park, said: “These revival gigs usually turn out to be great nights out, with the acts giving their all and the crowd bopping along.”

• Continue reading at The Dundee Courier.

Toyah Live 2015: Festivals, Tours & More

July 30th, 2015

Toyah’s Gig Diary for the remainder of 2015 is packed full of concerts, including a variety of Summer festivals; Fairport’s Cropredy Convention (15th August), Flashback Festival (22nd August), Cottingham Folk Festival (6th September). There’s also the Acoustic, Up Close & Personal UK Tour, numerous Proud, Loud & Electric gigs and a number of one off appearances.


Toyah makes her debut at Eastbourne Bandstand next month (14th August), and plays the New Mills Festival, Derbyshire (12th September). There’s also a return to Bristol for a Proud, Loud & Electric gig at The Fleece (5th November).


• Click on any of the promo images above for the full list of upcoming gigs, plus links to buy tickets, at The Official Toyah website. (Thanks to Andrew Payne for the Eastbourne photo)

Weston Mercury: Toyah To Play Bristol Venue

July 27th, 2015

wwsmercury15aAn award-winning singer will be performing at a Bristol venue with a full live band in what promises to be an evening packed with hit songs.

Toyah Willcox has amassed 13 top-40 UK singles in a career which has spanned 35 years, recording 24 studio albums to date. Between 1977 and 1983 she fronted the band Toyah, before embarking on a solo career in the mid-1980s.

She has also appeared in a variety of film and television roles, including Quadrophenia and Secret Diary Of A Call Girl. Signature songs Morning Universe, Thunder In The Mountains and It’s A Mystery are all sure to feature in this electrifying live show.

Toyah: Loud, Proud and Electric will be performed at Bristol’s The Fleece at 7pm on November 5, with support acts yet to be confirmed.

• Continue reading at the Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury.

Mearns Leader: Toyah To Play Stonehaven Gigs

April 17th, 2015

mleader15aToyah, Bad Manners plus Aly and Phil to play Stonehaven gigs

Stonehaven is in store for a fantastic line up of gigs in the coming months as an 80’s legend, ska kings and folk heroes are all due to appear.

Heading back to the 80’s Toyah Willcox will play for two nights at Stonehaven Town Hall on September 18 and September 19.

The event page on facebook says: “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.”

• Continue reading at the Mearns Leader.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 15th, 2015

live2015dLive 2015: More gigs have been added to Toyah’s concert itinerary for this year, including a few new “electric” concerts which are now titled: “Proud, Loud & Electric” – Visit the Official Gigs page…

Toyah @ Twitter: Tweeting about last night’s second gig of The Humans tour: “It’s @GlosGuildhall 2nite. Nervous cause the fripp will b in the audience xxx” – Visit Twitter…

Birmingham City Council: Living in Birmingham: Top 12 Birmingham Facts – 2.Birmingham is home to several legendary music acts including UB40, Duran Duran, ELO, Black Sabbath, Toyah Willcox, Joan Armatrading and Ruby Turner – Continue reading…

Nitehawk Cinema: Urgh! A Music War: Take a trip back to early 1980s with this compilation of twenty-six powerful live performances by the eras best Punk, New Wave, and Post-Punk bands. Pre-party for Urgh! in Nitehawk’s street level bar at 10pm on both nights…Nitehawk teams up with Network Awesome for a very special screening of WOMEN IN PUNK at 10pm on Friday and Saturday. FREE entry and FREE Mike’s Hard Lemonade (until supplies last) – Continue reading…

Eastbourne Borough Council: Legends Tribute Extravaganza Kicks Off a Packed Eastbourne Bandstand Summer Season!: Toyah Willcox, an award-winning rock legend will entertain audiences over Airbourne weekend, in a concert showcasing her greatest hits on 14 August – Continue reading…

Maldon Standard: Family music festival, Soundstock, returns next month: Soundstock will be hosting Toyah, who will be performing her Up Close and Personal show – Continue reading…

Live 2015: Stonehaven Town Hall

February 22nd, 2015

stonehaven15aToyah plays live two nights in a row in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire later this year, as reported by Ma Simpsons.

Toyah: Friday 18th + Saturday 19th September 2015

Toyah that vivacious singer from the 70s/80s is out on tour and every bit as good as before and looking fantastic. Exclusive to Stonehaven Town Hall for 2 Nights only (only dates north of Edinburgh in 2015)

Friday 18th and Saturday 19th of September 2015. Support from our very own Leighann Esslemont and Band

• Continue reading at Ma Simpsons. Further details of the gig at