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.
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.
Over the next two decades, as well as consolidating her reputation as a singer songwriter Toyah also forged ahead with a career as a stage performer. Notable credits include Trafford Tanzi (lead); Cabaret (Sally Bowles); Three Men and a Horse (winner of Olivier Award for best New Comedy); the UK tour of Arthur Smith's Live Bed Show; and the title role in Calamity Jane.
Musically, the 90s saw Toyah transform from pop star to new wave diva. With her band Sunday All Over the World, she toured world-wide. The 90s also saw Toyah dominate our TV screens. Whether it be drama - or kid's programming (Toyah found renewed cult status as the intro and outro voice of Teletubbies), or presenting an 'Alternative Remedies' series on This Morning, Toyah's range and versatility was unrivalled.
The year 2000 saw the publication of her long awaited autobiography Living Out Loud, Toyah continue with music success touring with her Here and Now show selling out Eleven stadium gigs, as well as appearing alongside her contemporaries in the Best of 80’s tour through the decade. More recently she has been touring with The Humans , described as “European experimental meets West Coast American grunge”
Toyah continues to maintain her multi-faceted career, she is a fabulous, funny and entertaining After Dinner speaker, professional and accomplished Awards Host and of course an amazing singer to grace any corporate or private event.
To book Toyah to appear at your event please call a Prime Performers Booking Agent on 020 7251 8222 or email your enquiry to email@example.com
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