Sunday, 10 February 2019

Toyah at Arc

Arc, Stockton-on-Tees
It had been a few years since Toyah was last at Arc, but she did appear at Yarm’s Princess Alexandra Auditorium last February

This was the first night of the 11-date Electric Tour, which runs alongside Toyah's acoustic and festival tours.

Support came from local Glam Rock outfit BQSL ('Be Quiet. Shout Loud!') who were extremely original and entertaining.

The Arc was packed, despite the sudden turn for the worse with the weather. A little snow and ice wasn't going to stop anyone getting out to see Toyah.

The theme of this particular tour was songs written by Toyah herself, so we were treated to a full evening of classics from the earliest days onwards: It’s a Mystery; I Want to be Free; Good Morning Universe; Danced were all present and correct, but a shout-out from the audience for Echo Beach was politely declined – as were a couple of non-musical suggestions from the lively vocal locals yokels.

It was a very entertaining evening. Toyah has certainly not lost any of her sparkle or originality and there was even talk of a new album, scheduled to be released this April.

For all things Toyah, head for her official website.

Here are a few photographs from the excellent evening.

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