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Toyah, Gig Review. Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

There is so much to like, to love about Toyah Wilcox that she really does get inside the soul of those who have been touched by her aura of rebellion, her sense of searching for a truth and her physical spirit. For many she embodies an age where the first signs of female dominance in her craft come forth, not with the handshake of patriarchal consent but with determination and drive of the post war feminine guile, wit and strength that carried the country past its outdated Victorian lies and into one of colour, of Punk, of resplendent anarchy and into a thankfully socially more entertaining age.

Toyah, Gig Review. St. George’s Hall Concert Room. Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Kings Heath may not be a name that immediately conjures up the image of villages in the Birmingham area to have been the start of a flourishing and beautiful career, indeed perhaps outside of the second city itself, the name may only barely touch the conscious of those who remember Gardener’s World which was filmed on one of its adjacent greens and to those whose musical appreciation is filled with the idea that the local bars and clubs have been a stepping stone to great things for some.