Toyah is one of our most versatile and popular personalities whose vibrance and energy has won over many audiences in a career spanning thirty-nine years. Toyah has amassed thirteen top 40 singles and recorded twenty albums.
Toyah’s band was gaining critical success with the debut single Victims of the Riddle (no.1 in the independent charts)
Her first album, The Blue Meaning
, became a Top 40 hit. In 1982 she won the Best Female Singer at the Rock & Pop Awards.
Musically, the 90s saw Toyah transform from pop star to new wave diva. With her husband Robert Fripp she formed the band Sunday All over the World, which toured world-wide. They recorded the album Kneeling at the Shrine which received rave reviews and Toyah went on to produce the critically-acclaimed albums Ophelia’s Shadow and Take the Leap!
Toyah returned to song writing in 2002 with new material for a limited edition EP, Little Tears of Love
. In 2002 Toyah proved her staying power selling out eleven stadium gigs for the Here and Now Tour.
In May 2003 she released a brand new mini-album Velvet Lined Shell
on her own record label, Vertical Species Records, showcasing a darker, edgier direction. In 2004 she returned to her musical roots as part of The Best of the 80s Tour
– a UK tour alongside fellow 80s hit-makers Nick Heyward, Curiosity Killed the Cat and Altered Images.
Musically, Toyah has remained fresh, uncompromising and ground-breaking. In 2007 she signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Zomba Music and released her first digital single – Latex Messiah) from the 2008 album In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.
An intensive live concert diary sees Toyah perform each year at summer festivals all over the UK. Solo headline Toyah concerts also span the entire year with energetic sets with her full band and an unplugged/storytellers style in the Acoustic, Up Close & Personal