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Toyah’s Blog: February 2023

Toyah’s Blog: February 2023

HELLO THERE! HAPPY FEBRUARY…..SPRING IS COMING…YIPPEEEEEEEE! Hopefully the extreme cold weather has ceased for the year, like so many I suffer the cold, can't think, cant move, cant do anything! A KISS FROM TOYAH has taken off spectacularly! I’ve got though three lipsticks and two pens this week and LOVED doing the really sweet messages ready for Valentines Day. My dear sweet husband Robert is...

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Toyah’s Blog: January 2023

Toyah’s Blog: January 2023

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! After a fantastic Christmas both Frippy and I are ready to launch into 2023 with a ton of energy and enthusiasm for live performance and love of rock music. WE WANT TO ROCK OUT. It has been ramped up in...

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Toyah’s Blog: December 2022

Toyah’s Blog: December 2022

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL! I hope you are all ready to PARTY! Robert and I are slowly winding down for what we hope will be a quiet season catching up with friends we have not managed to see since the beginning of lockdown. We live...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2022

HELLO THERE! Are you ready for Christmas? I sincerely hope this time of year brings you love and joy. I knew October would move quickly but not that quickly! Frippy was only home for two weeks in the past month and having already endured...

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Toyah’s Blog: Oct 2022

Toyah’s Blog: Oct 2022

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well. CHRSTMAS IN COMING! The past month has been extreme and challenging. Saying that, it has also been an exceptionally wonderful month. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for your support and love of the re-release of...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2022

HELLO THERE! The next two months are going to be amazing! This month there are three TOYAH AT HOME ANTHEM SPECIALS. There is so much to talk about, so much unearthed new footage and unheard recordings that we made the decision that the whole month...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUGUST 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUGUST 2022

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all managing to enjoy the summer. I see another heatwave is on its way in 7 days. For me the past four weeks have been about Press/ TV and dealing with the HEAT. I never thought I’d say this but I am starting to find...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2022

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all having a brilliant summer. Thank you to everyone who came to ELECTRIC LADIES, it was a fantastic tour, we all had an amazing time, the evening was sheer joy. Our WhatsApp group was pinging and pinging and pinging for...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2022

HELLO THERE! AT LAST! TWO YEARS ON AND WE ARE FINALLY ON THE ROAD! We are up and running and what a fantastic show we have for you. There’s Art Pop, there’s Punk Pop and a healthy sprinkling of Grunge Pop. Three fantastic Ladies rocking out! If I...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2022

Hello There! It has been an incredible past four weeks. I’ve just won the RICHARD HARRIS FILM FESTIVAL “JUDGES SPECIAL MENTION AWARD" FOR MY PERFORMANCE IN ‘GIVE THEM WINGS'. The film is getting exceptional reviews at the film festivals, I...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: April 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: April 2022

HELLO THERE FROM THE AZORES, I hope you are all well. Fripp, Simon Darlow and I have been in the studio putting down the main parts of my June single release SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM. It sounds amazing, totally different to Grace Jones' iconic and...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2022

HELLO EVERYONE! I hope you are all safe and well. YEAH! It’s March at last, with the spring solstice only weeks away. I don’t want to miss one second of this fabulous time of year, the whole of nature starts its symphony and its new album will be...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2022

HELLO THERE! HAPPY FEBRUARY TO YOU ALL! The POSH POP ACOUSTIC/ ELECTRO tour is smashing it! We have 5 star reviews and sold out venues. I adore this line up, the song arrangements and the set list. The tour was planned specifically to place new...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2022

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! I feel in my bones, 2022 is going to be a great year! The numerology of the year adds up to a six, one of my favourite numbers, here is a small description of the power of 6: “Many flowers have 6 petals; bell...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2021

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL! I am back at work and hugely grateful to be able to be working. Thank you to everyone for all your support and get well wishes, I entered Quarantine alone, in a frightened and bewildered state and felt...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2021

HELLO THERE! Last week I opened in PROUD CABARET at PROUD EMBANKMENT, a gorgeous venue just under Waterloo Bridge on the North side of the Thames. The venue faces the National Theatre where my career started in Dec 1976, I was 18 years old! It...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well and safe. Currently I am on the Britannia with Chris Wong, out in the Atlantic about to turn left to Gibraltar, then on to Alicante. We have seven shows on board and our old pal Gareth Gates is sharing the venue...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2021

HELLO THERE! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! POSH POP has officially entered the charts at No.22 in the official album charts and No.1 in the official Independent chart, and No.6. in the official sales chart! OH! And No.1. in the Retro Artist...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all able to enjoy this Summer Of Love.    The pride I feel for Tom Daley is huge. In 2013/2014 he trained me to high dive for ITV’s SPLASH. One of my long term dreams was to dive from the 10 metre board, but once up...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2021

HELLO THERE! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRE-ORDERING POSH POP AND PLACING IT AT THE TOP OF THE PRE-ORDER CHARTS. The chart positions have been stunning. Three weeks ago POSH POP was NO.1. NO.2. and NO.3 in most of the charts, it was thrilling, THANK...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well and safe. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR KIND BIRTHDAY MESSAGES AND FOR PUTTING BLUE MEANINGS INTO THE CHARTS. Six nights ago my phone “pinged” at 9.30pm and I read “YOU ARE NUMBER ONE IN...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope all is good in your world and that everything is getting back to normal. I’ve loved being out and about, seeing friends and having a sense of movement again. It's still a little strange, but I am super grateful to be able to...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APRIL 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: APRIL 2021

HELLO THERE! FREEDOM BECKONS! I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT AGAIN! Just to sit in a coffee bar and be among people will feel like the best thing ever. For 14 months I haven’t worn a watch, in fact they have all stopped due to my neglect and I’ve not...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope you and your loved ones are all safe. This week there has been wild excitement that from the 21 June outdoor concerts can happen.... AND possibly indoor too!  Within hours of this announcing Festivals across the UK practically...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2021

HELLO THERE! I sincerely hope you are doing OK, in the last weeks there has been a building sense of “enough is enough!”  With many people making contact to say they don’t feel they can take much more of this. The end is in sight and a new...

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TOYAH’S BLOG – JAN 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG – JAN 2021

HELLO AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! IT’S A BRAVE NEW WORLD. I am so sorry we are in a third “Lockdown”. This is hard but I am confident we are almost there, we are approaching the summit of this Virus and in a few weeks, possibly a few months, we will...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2020

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I wish you all health, love, happiness and dreams come true in 2021. You all deserve it! For your patience, your inner strength, you're resilience, you deserve your dreams to come true in 2021.  This is the...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all OK and that your loved ones are safe. This time around I feel prepared and practiced for Lockdown2. The terror isn’t so intense. In fact I never really left LD1. My hands remain constantly washed and door handles are...

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TOYAh’S BLOG: OCT 2020

TOYAh’S BLOG: OCT 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all safe and well. Next Saturday, 10 October is NATIONAL ALBUM DAY. I am an Ambassador. This year the theme is the great music of the 1980s. We are starting the  week-long celebrations today! - Watch Toyah & Robert's...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2020

HELLO THERE! Is it all go for you? Are your children returning to school? Are you trying to head back into the office? I was going to say STAY SAFE but I think a level of STAY SANE AND SAFE is needed because so much is being asked of us that...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you are well and safe. It’s still a weird time of not knowing if the glass is half full or half empty. Strangely there are still so many potential positives, such as having the time to see who and what we are, do we like...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well and safe. HAPPY SEMI-OUT OF LOCKDOWN WEEKEND. This month I have managed to do Voiceovers in a studio in Bristol, in complete isolation, all run via Zoom and operate remote cameras for Ch5 from our kitchen via...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you and your families are safe and well. Hasn’t the world changed since the beginning of May? I am looking at my last blog and my life is unrecognisable today!  It is full on back to work, not as a live artist just yet but...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2020

HELLO THERE AND WELL DONE EVERYONE, WE GOT THOUGHT APRIL! YEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I sincerely hope you are all OK. I have actually managed to build a home studio, thanks to Amazon. At my desk there is a microphone, which...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2020

HELLO THERE I HOPE YOU, YOUR FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES ARE ALL SAFE, WELL AND PROTECTED. I started last month’s blog with “ This month has been weird.” Well March surpassed that statement on all counts. The loss of the dearest of friends and...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2020

HELLO THERE! SPRING IS ALMOST HERE! Which hopefully means all those nasty winter bugs will DIE! This is me trying to put a positive slant on things. February was just weird.  Absolutely stunning shows: Halifax, Holborn, Bacup, Selby, Stamford,...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2020

HELLO THERE! IT’S ALL HAPPENING HERE! I knew from Boxing Day 2019 onwards that 2020 was going to be one hell of a great year. 2020 was pulling me like a magnet towards its positive “glow” as soon as Christmas Day Lunch was consumed. It is a rare...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2020

HELLO THERE! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. After two wonderful weeks without internet nor mobile phone, in my pyjamas , no make up, reading many wonderful scripts and books, finalising details and artwork on TOYAH SOLO with Craig and DEMON MUSIC (my...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2019

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY! We all made it through 2019! Probably one of the best years of my life rounded off with the hardest 4 weeks of my life. In The Court Of The Crimson Queen continues to do incredibly well. Bev Bevan of ELO has nominated the...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2019

HELLO THERE! I had one priority last month and that was for Frippy to arrive home to Christmas after five months of touring. He came through the door (after a pretty terrible journey from Chile, where he missed his flight and was delayed for 8...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2019

HELLO THERE! The last four weeks have been one of my happiest in 40 years. It’s been a month that has seen me back with old friends in quite exceptional surroundings. Let's say it hasn’t been glamorous at times and others it’s been hysterical. At...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2019

HELLO THERE! Today I am in Menton, France learning my lines for TO BE SOMEONE, which starts principle photography on the 16th Sept. It is over 30 degrees outside and uncomfortably hot. France gives me a chance to catch up on reading. I live in...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2019

HELLO THERE! I hope your summer is the best ever. The live shows have been magnificent. Southampton, Dublin, Brentwood, Rock n’ Bike, Stockport , Rewind Scotland and beautiful, beautiful Holt! And it’s not over yet Rewind North, Rewind South,...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2019

HELLO THERE! It’s been an exceptional year so far and we are only 7 months in. I think I mentioned in January I had 3 movies waiting to be Green Lit and if they all happen at once I am in trouble. Last Tuesday they were all green-lit within the...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2019

HELLO THERE! Thank you for all the Birthday wishes! We spent the week in rain soaked France. It was glorious. Walking along the stormy coastline watching the fishing boats battling the surprisingly large waves, the largest waves I’ve seen in Menton...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2019

HELLO THERE! I have named last month the MONTH OF THE JINX! As fabulous and exhilarating as it was……there where strange things afoot. It started on the 11th April. I was being driven, in the late afternoon, to a radio studio in central London, past...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2019

HELLO FROM THE CRIMSON QUEEN! What an extraordinary month it has been. IT’S GONE CRAZY! THANK YOU to everyone for pre-ordering IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON QUEEN and placing it at NO.1 in most of the Amazon Pre-order charts, that was a fantastic...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2019

HELLO THERE! At last the news is out! Not only is there a limited edition purple colour vinyl of IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON QUEEN to be released for Record Store Day, with a new track DANCE IN THE HURRICANE opening the original album but also a...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2019

So far 2019 seems to be seamlessly attached to 2018, in that nothing has slowed down for about 24 months. Tomorrow Simon Darlow and I start shooting the video for our soon to be announced project. The publicity for the soon to be announced project...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2019

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!!!!! So far 2019 has been beyond expectation. On New Year's Day I found myself sitting next to a world-renowned film director having a lunch I didn’t expect. He asked how I started in the business and I told him at the end...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2018

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2018

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I hope you get together with family and loved ones and have a peaceful /restful /wild /decadent /overindulgent time this month! Simon Darlow and myself have been flat out finishing off our releases for...

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