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Published:February 23rd, 2012 11:45 EST
Punk Princess Toyah Willcox Up Close and Personal

Punk Princess Toyah Willcox Up Close and Personal

By Ross (The Hammer) Hemsworth

80`s Pop Icon Toyah Willcox Talks to The Hammer (Part 1)

In this frank and open two hour special, 80`s pop icon Toyah Willcox, talks about her life, her music, love, ghosts and her views on cosmetic surgery.

Ross `The Hammer` Hemsworth, sits back and let`s Toyah do the talking in this special edition of Nailing It, recorded at the singer`s beautiful home in central England.

Toyah, best known for hits such as It`s A Mystery, I Want to be Free, and Thunder in the Mountains opens her heart and soul you the listeners, so sit back, relax and enjoy this special radio interview and the music of one of England`s legends.

From punk princess to high priestess of TV, Toyah Willcox is a uniquely gifted performer. Charismatic, outspoken and impossible to categorise, she is one of Britain`s iconic household names " an award-winning rock legend as well as a much-loved actress and music composer.

In a career spanning thirty years Toyah has had thirteen top 40 singles, recorded twenty albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, made ten feature films and presented such diverse television programmes as The Good S[e]x Guide Late, Watchdog and Songs Of Praise.

It all began in her hometown Birmingham in 1977 when film director Derek Jarman offered her the role of "Mad` in seminal punk epic Jubilee. She continued to gain strong roles, appearing alongside Katherine Hepburn in the film, The Corn is Green, as well as playing `Monkey` in the legendary Quadrophenia. She teamed up with Jarman again to play Miranda in his innovative version of The Tempest, which won her a nomination as Best Newcomer at the 1980 Evening Standard Awards.

By this time Toyah`s band was gaining critical success with the debut single Victims of the Riddle (no.1 in the independent charts) and six track EP Sheep Farming in Barnet. Her first album, The Blue Meaning, became a Top 40 hit. A TV Documentary "Toyah", an accompanying live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! " as well as hit singles It`s A Mystery, I Want to Be Free, Brave New World and Be Proud, Be Loud, Be Heard plus the platinum albums Anthem and The Changeling - confirmed her status as one of the most significant talents of the Eighties. In 1982 she won the Best Female Singer at the Rock & Pop Awards.

Read More: http://www.toyahwillcox.com/bio.html 

For More Information: http://www.toyah.net/

Ross `The Hammer` Hemsworth has his own TV chat show in England, together with a global radio show and was one of the pioneers of online broadcasting setting up his first Internet radio station back in 2004. He has been in the broadcasting business for many years and has appeared in many popular TV shows including Ghost Detectives, Now THAT`S Weird and Haunted Halloween Live, and was BBC trained for radio.

Hammer says he has worked in almost every radio slot except breakfast `cause that`s just too damn early!" He recently hit the top spot in the TOP 5 SUPERJOCKS on American radio industry website www.radiojox.com and that`s not bad for a Brit! He has a big following in the USA and Canada through his global shows, plus a big social network following so in 2012, he wants to take America by storm and has been looking to relocate to the States to find a permanent home for his show.

So watch out folks - you`re about to be hit by The Hammer!!

Ross `The Hammer` Hemsworth
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