Toyah to serve Stonehaven well

Toyah will play in Stonehaven in September
Toyah will play in Stonehaven in September

Eighties pop icon Toyah Willcox is the latest chart star to play in Stonehaven in a long list that includes Simple Minds and The Human League.

The former punk princess - whose biggest hit was It’s A Mystery - is to take the stage at Stonehaven Town Hall on September, Friday 18 and Saturday 19.

The two-night gig follows her successful appearance recently at the Rewind festival in Perth alongside 80s greats like Bananarama, Jimmy Somerville, Kim Wilde and Nik Kershaw.

The event is being organised by music shop owner Chris Stirk who has also booked ska band Bad Manners, led by frontman Buster Bloodvessel, for October and Scottish hard rock group Nazareth for next April. She has already brought rockers Big Country to the Town Hall. Chris was responsible for a highly-acclaimed version of the musical Hairspray being put on there and is about to launch auditions for a stage version of the hit movie Fame.

Chris, who also organises the popular open air charity music festival Party in the Park, said: “These revival gigs usually turn out to be great nights out with the acts giving their all and the crowd bopping along.

“Toyah is a uniquely gifted performer. She is charismatic, outspoken and one of Britain’s iconic household names. She is an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved actress and music composer and we are delighted she is the latest big act to come to Stonehaven.”

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

In a career spanning thirty years Toyah has had thirteen top 40 singles.