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Toyah Live: Chilfest 2022

May 16th, 2022

Toyah plays Chilfest 2022 on Saturday 2nd July in Tring. Tickets are available at www.chilfest.co.uk. Browse all of Toyah’s upcoming festival dates (and all other tours/dates too!) at toyahwillcox.com. Toyah previously played Chilfest back in 2014.

Posh Pop Tour 2022: Old Fire Station, Carlisle

March 24th, 2022

Toyah onstage at the Old Fire Station, Carlisle last Thursday night (17th March), a date from the Posh Pop Tour. The set list included Good Morning Universe, Sensational, Ieya, It’s A Mystery and Take Me Home.

There are just two dates left of the Posh Pop Tour: Gillingham (24th March) and Sheffield Green (25th March). Further info on these dates and all of Toyah’s confirmed upcoming live dates for 2022 can be found at toyahwillcox.com. Please click on the photos below to view larger versions.

• Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour archive and Posh Pop archive. (Thanks to Sharon | Photos © Sharon Dickson)

Posh Pop Tour 2022: Esher Theatre, Surrey

March 14th, 2022

Toyah onstage at Esher Theatre in Surrey on Friday night (11th March), a date from the Posh Pop Tour. The set list included Good Morning Universe, Take Me Home, Sensational, Ieya, It’s A Mystery and Obsolete. Watch/Listen to performances of all of these songs here.

There are just four dates left of the Posh Pop Tour: Carlisle (17th March), Whitehaven (18th March), Gillingham (24th March) and Sheffield Green (25th March). Further info on these dates and all of Toyah’s confirmed upcoming live dates for 2022 can be found at toyahwillcox.com. Please click on the photos below to view larger versions.

• Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour archive and Posh Pop archive. (Thanks to Damon | Photos © Damon King)

News & Star: Toyah Willcox To Perform New Show In Carlisle

March 13th, 2022

Punk princess Toyah Willcox will perform an up close and personal set in Carlisle next week.

The 1980s icon will be at the city’s Old Fire Station on Thursday, March 17 as part of her UK tour.

The show, will see the singer performing her loved hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful career. Toyah’s career has spanned over 40 years, where she has worked as a singer and TV presenter.

The 63-year-old has featured in films such as Jubilee, Quadrophenia and the recent The Ghosts of Borley Rectory, as well as TV shows such as Shoestring, Minder, Kavanagh QC and Maigret.

She returns in Cumbria after performing in Millom last month. The singer will perform hits including ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘Thunder in The Mountains’, ‘I Want to Be Free’ and ‘Good Morning Universe’ alongside numbers from her latest release, ‘Posh Pop’.

• Continue reading at the News & Star.

Posh Pop Tour 2022: The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

February 26th, 2022

Toyah onstage at The Exchange in Sturminster Newton last night (Friday 25th February), a date from the Posh Pop Tour.

The set list included Thunder In The Mountains, Dance In The Hurricane, Neon Womb, Levitate, Obsolete, Summer Of Love, Good Morning Universe, Brave New World, Rhythm In My Heart, Danced and Take Me Home. Please click on the photos below to view larger versions.

• Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour archive and Posh Pop archive. The tour plays The Flying Fish in Ilminster tonight! (Thanks to Ian | Photos © Ian Davis)

Clarence Hall: It Wasn’t A Mystery

February 26th, 2022

Earlier in the month, the Clarence Hall hosted the iconic music legend, Toyah Willcox, as part of her Posh Pop Tour. As promoter Jamie Richards of Woodfired Summit said: “It wasn’t a mystery why the crowd loved her. Such talent, such presence, such enthusiasm and so much energy”.

Hall Trustee David Jeremiah was in the audience, and has contributed the following perspective:

“Music defines us. I identify with R&B and Rock and Roll so, Toyah’s arrival on the “Hip Hop” “Punk” music scene in 81/82 had passed me by. Nevertheless, during lockdown, I had become hooked on “Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch” – see it on YouTube. Knowing she was appearing at the Clarence Hall, I bought four tickets and persuaded Ann and two old rocker friends to come along.

The gig was a sell-out. The Hall was buzzing, and the music was loud. Without a doubt the evening was a roaring success and Toyah, admitting to never being in this part of the world before, was effusive about Crickhowell in general and the Hall in Particular.

• Continue reading at Clarence Hall.

Retro Man Blog: Gig Review – Posh Pop Tour at Haslemere Hall

February 12th, 2022

A great, and comprehensive, review of Toyah’s Posh Pop Tour gig on Thursday, at Haslemere Hall in Surrey, from Retro Man Blog.

Toyah at Haslemere Hall, Thursday February 10th 2022

Toyah treated us to a superb career-spanning show last night at Haslemere Hall in deepest rural Surrey, surely one of the poshest places that I’ve ever seen a gig and definitely a very apt venue to host a date on the “Posh Pop” album tour. Even Toyah remarked on how posh the area was, which, given the size and grandeur of Toyah & Robert Fripp’s home was really saying something.

Actually, joking aside, it was refreshing to see a show in a real community theatre, staffed by lovely friendly locals with no over-the-top security or regulations and everyone was extremely helpful. Certainly a bit different from when I saw Toyah for the very first time back in 1981 at the Hammersmith Odeon. So, it was great to see Toyah perform in such an intimate environment and it really suited the Electro-Acoustic line-up which featured Nat Martin on guitars, Chloe Dupree on keyboards, Mike Nichols on bass and Jamie Dupree on guitars and all were superb musicians, really doing justice to the songs.

I loved the new arrangements, they all worked really well and in my opinion “Brave New World” even beat the original. It was nice to hear something different for a change rather than note by note reproductions of songs that we pretty much know by heart anyway.

• Continue reading at Retro Man Blog. Browse all of Toyah’s upcoming Posh Pop Tour, live gigs and festival appearances at toyahwillcox.com.

Posh Pop Tour 2022: Otley Courthouse TONIGHT!

February 4th, 2022

The Posh Pop Tour continues, with a Sold Out gig at Otley Courthouse tonight. See Toyah’s full live gigs schedule, including all the upcoming Posh Pop Tour dates, at toyahwillcox.com.

Charles Hutch Press: Posh Pop Queen Toyah In Pocklington

January 26th, 2022

Sunday Lunch video star and Posh Pop queen Toyah to play Pocklington in March

Eighties’ pop star Toyah will play Pocklington Arts Centre on March 3 on her up-close-and-personal Posh Pop Tour.

Her “lively cinematic sound” will combine Toyah’s vocals with keyboards and stand-up bass in her arrangements of such hits as It’s A Mystery, Thunder In The Mountains and I Want To Be Free, modern-day works Sensational and Dance In The Hurricane and selections from last autumn’s Posh Pop album.

These will be complemented by stories from her colourful 40-year career that has gained YouTube momentum latterly with Toyah’s Sunday Lunch videos with husband Robert Fripp, drawing ten million views since being started in lockdown. A new season was launched last weekend with their quickfire take on The Undertones’ Teenage Kicks.

Toyah: Posh Pop Tour, Pocklington Arts Centre, Thursday, March 3, 8pm. Box office: 01759 301547 or at pocklkingtonartscentre.co.uk.

Ahead of her Pocklington show, Martin Hutchinson profiles Birmingham-born singer, actor, television presenter and writer Toyah Willcox

Once known as the “Punk Princess”, Toyah has proved that she is no one-trick-pony. She is an actor of note, featuring in films such as Jubilee, Quadrophenia and Ghosts Of Borley Rectory and the TV shows Shoestring, Minder, Kavanagh QC and Maigret.

She supplied her voice to the animated Mr Bean series and Teletubbies and has ‘done’ Shakespeare, playing Miranda in Derek Jarman’s 1979 film version of The Tempest.

To most of us, however, Toyah is a singer, who took the charts by storm when she first erupted on the scene in 1980. After five releases that failed to interest the mainstream Top 40, despite going top ten in the independent charts, Toyah broke through with the Four From Toyah EP, featuring the fantastic It’s A Mystery that propelled it to number four.

• Continue reading at Charles Hutch Press. Browse all of Toyah’s upcoming live gigs and festivals at toyahwillcox.com.

Get To The Front: Gig Review: Toyah – Robin 2, Bilston

January 20th, 2022

TOYAH – ROBIN 2 BILSTON – 16 JANUARY

In these days of uncertainty causing even major acts, sometimes struggle to sell out venues. Tonight, there was a more than decent turnout to see the rescheduled date at the Robin 2 by Toyah.

Obviously, she has a great connection with her fans and talks to them a bit like old mates, which was nice, but of course it’s music we had come to hear and let’s face it Toyah has a large back catalogue to choose from. But kicking off the night with a cover of ‘Echo Beach’, it was easily apparent she still has a very good voice.

And if you haven’t seen any of her now famous Sunday lunch performances with husband guitar legend Robert Fripp, have a look, very entertaining.

Of course, the hits were performed, ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, ‘Good Morning Universe’ ‘I Want To Be Free’, but apart from those other less well known songs like ‘Hurricane’ and ‘Rebel Run’ given a slight reworking, which went down very well.

• Continue reading at Get To The Front.

SLAP Magazine: Gig Review: Toyah – Acoustic, Worcester

January 18th, 2022

Toyah – Acoustic | Huntingdon Hall, Worcester, 15th January 2022

The night’s format was easy and accessible, as you would expect from our generous hostess: Toyah. A lady who is most definitely growing old disgracefully – as she openly admits herself. Illuminating narratives of the song’s origins were rolled out before Toyah and her young band offered up an urbane & naked rendition…the whole performance certainly chimed with her audience.

The confessional story of a ten-year old Toyah buying a cow-bell in Evesham to wear in 1968 “because that is what we did back then” introduced the newish track “Summer of Love”. A song Ms Willcox and her “adorable husband” Robert Fripp have a very personal connection with. The sentiment of the song – peace and love – was particularly pertinent tonight as the love in the room for Toyah was palpable. Toyah was obviously pleased to perform a near home-town gig in Huntingdon Hall and the audience was even more pleased to witness this seemingly timeless atom of energy.

• Continue reading at SLAP Magazine. NB. SLAP is an acronym for Supporting Local Arts & Performers.

Pocklington Post: 80s Icon Toyah To Perform Classics

July 2nd, 2021

80s’ icon Toyah to perform her classic hits at the arts centre

Get ready to re-live some of Toyah’s much-loved greatest hits when the iconic 80s pop star plays live at Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) in March next year.

Toyah’s live show, on Thursday, March 3, will follow hot on the heels of the release of her brand new album ‘Posh Pop’ this Autumn.

The show will feature Toyah performing her hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her career.

PAC director Janet Farmer said: “What better way to spend a night than by experiencing an 80s’ icon like Toyah live on stage. We’re expecting toe tapping, shoulder shuffling, singing and a lot of reminiscing when Toyah takes to our stage to take us on a journey through her 40-year career. What a fabulous and unique event this will be for everyone.”

• Continue reading at the Pocklington Post.