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Toyah

THE ORIGINAL PRINCESS OF PUNK

 

From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer. 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 actress and music composer. In a career spanning thirty years Toyah has had thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, made ten feature films and presented such diverse television programmes as The Good Sex Guide Late, Watchdog and Songs Of Praise.

It all began in her hometown Birmingham in 1977 when film director Derek Jarman offered her the role of 'Mad' in seminal punk epic Jubilee.

 

She continued to gain strong roles, appearing alongside Katherine Hepburn in the film, The Corn is Green, as well as playing 'Monkey' in the legendary Quadrophenia.

 

She teamed up with Jarman again to play Miranda in his innovative version of The Tempest, which won her a nomination as Best Newcomer at the 1980 Evening Standard Awards.

 

By this time Toyah's band was gaining critical success with the debut single Victims of the Riddle (no.1 in the independent charts) and six track EP Sheep Farming in Barnet.

 

Her first album, The Blue Meaning, became a Top 40 hit. A TV Documentary "Toyah", an accompanying live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! - as well as hit singles It's A Mystery, I Want to Be Free, Brave New World and Be Proud, Be Loud, Be Heard plus the platinum albums Anthem and The Changeling - confirmed her status as one of the most significant talents of the Eighties.

 

In 1982 she won the Best Female Singer at the Rock & Pop Awards. In 2002 Toyah proved her staying power selling out eleven stadium gigs for the Here and Now Tour.

 

Musically, Toyah has remained fresh, uncompromising and ground-breaking. In 2007 she signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Zomba Music. Alongside this Toyah began a collaboration with Bill Rieflin (REM) and Chris Wong on the band project, The Humans.

 

Toyah continues to be seen on film with her recently completed starring role in the British film Power of Three, a light-hearted feel-good comedy that follows the adventures of 3 friends who pool their strengths when the going gets tough.

 

Toyah still maintains her multi-faceted and vibrant career. 

CURRENT TOUR DATES

2019

APRIL 2019

Friday 5th    The Macmillan Theatre, Bridgwater 

Saturday 6th    The Roadmender, Northampton

Saturday 20th    Himley Hall, Dudley   -  PA at Dubs in Wonderland

MAY 2019

Friday 3rd    Harpenden Public Halls, Harpenden

Saturday 4th    The 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton 

Friday 10th     St Johns Church, Godalming, Surrey

Friday 24th    Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch

Monday 27th    Darwen Live, Darwen  Market Square, Darwen

 

JUNE 2019

Friday 21st    Muni Theatre, Colne, Lancs 

Saturday 22nd    O2 Academy, Westgate Rd, Newcastle

Thursday 27th    Alexander's, 2 Rufus Court, Chester  

Friday 28th    Acapela,  Pentyrch, Cardiff

JULY 2019

Saturday 13th    Rockandbikefest, Carnfield Hall, Alfreton, Derbyshire

Thursday 18th    St Mary Magdalene Church, Cobham, Kent

Friday 26th    Holt Festival, Holt, Norfolk 

AUGUST 2019

Sunday 11th    Morecambe Promenade, Morecambe 

SEPTEMBER 2019

Saturday 7th    Whitwell Festival, Derbyshire,S80 4NN

Friday 20th    The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster, Dorset

Saturday 21st   Himley Hall, Dudley

Sunday 22nd   Quadrophenia Day - Personal Appearance -  Himley Hall, Dudley 

OCTOBER 2019

Friday 11th    Helmsley Arts Centre, Meeting House Court, Helmsley, York 

NOVEMBER 2019

Saturday 23rd    Skamouth, Vauxhall Holiday Park, Great Yarmouth

Saturday 23rd    Pizza Express, Birmingham 

2020

JANUARY 2020

Friday 17th    The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St, Havant 

FEBRUARY 2020

Friday 7th    Pizza Express, Birmingham

Friday 21st    Selby Town Hall, Selby, Yorkshire

Saturday 22nd    Stanford Arts Centre, St Mary's St, Stamford

JULY 2020

Thursday 16th    St Mary Magdalene Church, Cobham, Kent

Saturday 18th    Acapela, Heol y Pentra, Cardiff

OCTOBER 2020

Friday 2nd    O2 Academy, Westgate Road, Newcastle

Friday 9th    West End Centre, Aldershot 

NOVEMBER 2020

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT :

PETER HUGHES

T +44 (0) 1772 321 341

M +44 (0) 7980 197 369
bandmgmt@aol.com

 

OR

 

COLIN BLACK  07846 427 810

 

Photography By Paul Leather Photography © 2015