Posts Tagged ‘Simon Darlow’

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)


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…

Fragments: Viva La Simon Darlow!

June 2nd, 2014

The latest post at Fragments is a Simon Darlow special, with lots of rare info and photos (the screencap below is a “blink and you’ll miss her” appearance by Toyah from Simon’s late 80s solo single ‘Hot’). Read the full feature by clicking below.


Toyah is also celebrating Simon Darlow’s birthday. She posted a fantastic 1983 shot of them together at Instagram today.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

April 24th, 2013

M-Magazine: Interview: Simon Darlow: Simon Darlow’s songwriting is synonymous with the eighties. He has penned hits for the likes of Grace Jones, Dollar, The Buggles, Toyah Willcox, while as an arranger and musician he played with iconic acts from the era including Wham!, Bucks Fizz and Musical Youth.

Steve Randall interviews Toyah: A short audio interview with Toyah by Steve. Toyah talks Hormonal Housewives, her career and more. Listen at Steve’s website or at Audio Boo: Hear my chat with 80s legend & actress TOYAH who’s in Hormonal Housewives @ AnvilArts this Friday.

Celebrity Plastic Surgery Photos: A recent article which is really just a rehash of an old interview with Toyah, talking about cosmetic surgery and the ‘Diary Of A Facelift’ book.

Adventures with the Wife in Space: A review (sort of) of More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS. Quite amusing at times ;)

DAA Management: Great page for Toyah at this agency/casting website.

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Record of The Day: BASCA Announce New Chairman

March 3rd, 2013

Another report on the recent news about Simon Darlow. This one from Record Of The Day.

The article mentions Toyah, ‘Sensational’, and ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’: You can currently hear Simon’s music on every X Factor show and the Weight Watchers TV advert with Patsy Kensit featuring ‘Sensational’ from his recent album with Toyah Willcox, ‘In the Court of the Crimson Queen’.

• Read other reports on Simon being named Chairman of U.K. Rights Org BASCA at Billboard and Complete Music Update.

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 28th, 2013

Ramblings is now available to listen to a BBC iPlayer for the next week, and is also downloadable as a podcast for the next 30 days. Toyah talks to, and walks with, Clare Balding in Croome Par, Worcestershire, chatting about her health, childhood and family life, how her career began and future plans. A great interview. It’s also repeated on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday at 6am.

• Lots of great feedback on Twitter for Ramblings: “Always love Ramblings but esp enjoying today’s with the resilient Toyah. Inspiring for us who are also recovering from injury“, “Just heard lovely Toyah on Ramblings with claire Balding” and “Just listened to Clare Balding taking to Toyah Willcox on Ramblings – fabulous interview” are just a few of the comments.

Billboard: Simon Darlow, Songwriter for Grace Jones, Shirley Bassey, Named Chairman of U.K. Rights Org BASCA: Darlow, 52, has a long list of song credits including co-writing Grace Jones’ joint highest-charting U.K. single, 1985’s “Slave to the Rhythm.” He has also written for a diverse range of artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Cliff Richard and pop and rock acts such as Toyah and Dollar. (Also reported by Complete Music Update)

What’s On: Toyah is interviewed in the latest issue of ‘What’s On’, the magazine that is available with various newspapers in the Kent area: Former 80s punk princess Toyah Willcox talks to What’s On about her new role as a Hormonal Housewife.

Stroke Association: Toyah is once again playing a Black Tie Ball, helping raise vital funds for the Stroke Association. The event takes place on Friday 21st June at The New Wheatsheaf Conf + Banqueting centre, Castleford. (Tickets: £45pp,