Toyah

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/06/2015
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location
Mr Kyps

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“Punk Princess & Rock Legend”

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 1979 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. The following year, Toyah’s album The Blue Meaning became a Top 40 hit. An ATV Documentary “Toyah” and an accompanying live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! confirmed her status as one of the most significant new talents of the Eighties.

This will be a full band standing show! Certainly not to be missed!!

Band Website : http://www.toyahwillcox.com

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