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. 

TOUR DATES

2021

JANUARY 2021

Friday 15th  Pizza Express Live, The Waters Edge, Birmingham

Thursday 28th    Acapela, Heol y Pentra, Cardiff  -  Re Scheduled

MARCH 2021

Thursday 18th    Pizza Express Live, High Holborn, London 

APRIL 2021

Thursday 15th    St Mary Magdalene Church, Cobham, Kent  -  Re Scheduled 

Friday 23rd    The Princess Royal Theatre, Civic Centre, Port Talbot

JUNE 2021

Saturday 12th    Newcastle Academy 2, Westgate Road, Newcastle

Friday 18th    The Memorial Hall, Nigh St, Gwynedd

Saturday 20th    Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival, Middlewich, Cheshire     Cancelled

 

JULY 2021

Thursday 29th   The Factory Live, Worthing

AUGUST 2021

Friday 20th  Acapela, Heol y Pentra, Cardiff

OCTOBER 2021

Saturday 2nd    St Edwards Chruch, Church St, Stow on the Wold

Friday 29th    Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge

DECEMBER 2021

Thursday 2nd      St Mary Magdalene Church, Cobham, Kent

2022

MARCH 2022

Saturday 12th    St Mary n the Castle, Pelham Cres, Hastings

Thursday 17th    The Old Firestation, Peter St, Carlisle 

Thursday 24th    Glassbox Theatre, Medway, Gillingham

JULY 2022

Saturday 2nd    Chilfest, Tring, Herts  

AUGUST 2022

Friday 5th    Rebellion Festival, Blackpool 

Sunday 7th    Stone Valley North, Durham 

Saturday 27th    Stone Valley Festival Midlands, Newark, Notts 

SEPTEMBER 2022

Friday 16th    EPIC, Magdalen St, Norwich  

Friday 23rd    The Assembly, Leamington Spa 

 

OCTOBER 2022

Saturday 1st    Gt British Alt Festival, Butlins, Skegness 

Friday 7th    Concorde 2, Madeira Dr, Brighton

 

 

NOVEMBER 2022

Saturday 12th    The Sub Rooms, George St, Stroud

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