|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave female vocalists 80s new romantic pop punk rock british post-punk|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Toyah Ann Willcox, 18 May 1958, Kings Heath, Birmingham, England. One of the more talented individuals to have risen under the banner of punk, Toyah roamed with the gangs of Birmingham before channelling her energy into Birmingham Old Rep Drama School. She later worked as a mime artist at the Ballet Rambert, before winning her first professional acting role in the BBC Television play Glitter with Noel Edmonds and Phil Daniels, in which she sang with the band Bilbo Baggins. Her next major role was as Emma in Tales From The Vienna Wood. Actor Ian Charleston then took her to tea with filmmaker Derek Jarman who offered her the part of Mad in Jubilee. It was here she met Adam Ant and for a time the pair, plus Eve Goddard, formed a band called the Man Eaters. However, the clash of egos ensured that the band was short-lived.
Toyah formed a band with Peter Bush (keyboards), Steve Bray (drums, ex-Boyfriends), and Mark Henry (bass) while acting in...