Toyah Willcox talks about concert at The Horn

PUBLISHED: 21:23 08 September 2010

Toyah Willcox

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EIGHTIES singer Toyah Willcox talks to the Welwyn Hatfield Times ahead of her forthcoming date at The Horn in St Albans.

Toyah Wilcox to play at The Horn on September 16

ACTRESS, TV presenter, author and provocative, anti-establishment figure – Toyah Willcox has undoubtedly enjoyed a successful and varied career to date.

She’s also had a successful career as a musician and, it is in this guise that she will be visiting The Horn in St Albans next week, following the release of her most recent studio album In the Court of the Crimson Queen.

Speaking to the WHT ahead of the gig, she said: “I’m really looking forward to it because my bass player is from that region so it’s a bit of a homecoming for him.”

Toyah first forced her way into the public consciousness during the punk rock era, with appearances in the films Jubilee (1977) and Quadrophenia (1979).

She’s also written two books and presented BBC’s Songs of Praise, but it has been her music career for which she has perhaps become best known.

To date, she’s released 30 albums and has had 13 UK Top 40 singles, including It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want To Be Free, making her one of the most successful female solo artists in British music history.

And although she’s now 52, Toyah said she is still passionate about what she does.

“I love performing live; it’s incredible,” she said.

Returning to her show at The Horn, she said: “We will be performing a retrospective of 32 years of music as well as some new stuff.

“It will be a classic rock show; it will be loud and it will be a very eventful evening where dancing is fully encouraged.”

Toyah Willcox will be at The Horn, in Victoria Street, on Thursday, September 16.

Doors open at 8pm and tickets cost £17 in advance and £20 on the door.

To buy tickets, visit Ticketweb.

For more information, log on to Toyah Willcox’s website via the link above.


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