Toyah’s tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Changeling and Warrior Rock reached its finale at Concorde 2 on Saturday evening.
Not being a die hard Toyah fan, I did find the support act, Andi Fraggs, slightly bizarre. It was also brilliantly odd as our very own Choccywoccydoodah had their film crew present. Nigel Glockler, one of Toyah’s former drummers, introduced Toyah on stage, presenting her with a typically extravagant cake to celebrate the anniversary.
It was clear throughout that Toyah has a fantastic set of adoring fans. It’s not hard to see why either, with her infectious energy embracing the whole crowd. Reminding us a couple of times that she is in her early 50s, she still looks amazing in her trademark extravagant headgear. Toyah performs with enthusiasm, a huge amount of youthful energy and clearly has a lot of fun on stage.
Her set list also included songs that fans had been able to vote for beforehand, such as It’s A Mystery and a fantastic version of Martha and the Muffins' Echo Beach.
Toyah is one of those performers who creates fans with these kind of live performances. Long may she continue to do so.