Toyah looks forward to Stonehaven gigs

Toyah Willcos will play two nights in the Stonehaven Town Hall this week (Picture Dean Stockings)
Toyah Willcos will play two nights in the Stonehaven Town Hall this week (Picture Dean Stockings)

Eighties pop icon Toyah Willcox will play Stonehaven Town Hall this Friday and Saturday night with the singer eager to look around the town.

The former punk princess - whose biggest hit was ‘It’s A Mystery’ spoke to the Mearns Leader this week about playing Stonehaven, looking forward to fish and chips and what fans can expect.

The stage will be set for Toyah this Friday September 18 and Saturday Septmeber 19.

Toyah said: “I’m really looking forward to the show as we’ve never been to Stonehaven and it is great to have the chance to go there. As it is on the coast I’m looking forward to getting to know the town and I love history so I’d love to walk around the museum.”

The event is being organised by music shop owner Chris Stirk with tickets still available for both shows.

Toyah’s two gigs follows her successful appearance recently at the Rewind festival in Perth with the singer adding that she’ll have all the hits and maybe a few surprises for those attending.

She said: “I think fans are going to really enjoy the show as it is fun and it is really about them. I’ll have all the hits, the singles from the 80s and singles that have charted on iTunes in the last couple of years. It will be a fun and able show, where we’ll look to put in a few other songs.”

Toyah also told us about her love for fish and chips and haggis.

She added: “I’m looking forward to the fish and chips, last time I was in Aberdeen I had these amazing fish and chips so I’m looking forward to that as well as haggis. I hope they have haggis as I adore haggis. My father used to make it when I was younger”.

Finally we asked how the music industry has changed over 30 years.

She said: “The music industry is unrecognizable from when I started. The record shop on the high street used to have huge power, same with radio play.

“Now everything is available on so many different platforms. I’m lucky being a live musician having a live career. I think if you are creative you can have a fantastic career in the industry.”

Tickets are available from Ma Simpson’s music shop, 26B Evan St, Stonehaven, (01569) 766264