Posh Pop: Watch The Videos!

September 27th, 2021

Two further videos from Posh Pop have recently premiered online: Barefoot On Mars and Take Me Home. Watch these and a selection of others, from Toyah’s hit album, at The Official Toyah You Tube channel by clicking below. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Robert & Toyah Share Cover Of Shirley Bassey’s ‘Goldfinger’

September 27th, 2021

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Shirley Bassey’s ‘Goldfinger’

This week’s Sunday Lunch sees the pair reunited and doing things shaken not stirred

King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Shirley Bassey‘s ‘Goldfinger’.

The pair launched their Sunday Lunch video series last year, sharing renditions of songs by Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.

• Continue reading at the NME.

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!

September 27th, 2021

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchGoldfingerTake Me Home (from 2021 studio album Posh Pop)… Barefoot On Mars (from 2021 studio album Posh Pop)… Toyah At Home & On The Road – Episode 7…

• Continue reading at DGM Live. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch – Goldfinger

September 27th, 2021

Robert is back at home and he’s seated in the kitchen for a very special performance from Toyah that might just shake *and* stir. No Martini required.

Toyah On TV: Janice Long’s Ladies With Attitude

September 27th, 2021

Janice Long’s Ladies With Attitude: NOW 80s: Tuesday 28th September: 1pm
The 25 greatest women in rock and pop from across the decade, whose attitude and strength were never in doubt! Hosted by Radio 1 legend Janice Long.

Toyah At Home & On The Road: Episode 7

September 27th, 2021

It’s episode 7 of Toyah at Home & On The Road. Toyah delves into the inspiration behind the songs from the top 30 charting album Posh Pop. This week it’s Take Me Home, a lyrical sequel to 1979’s Danced from the debut Toyah album Sheep Farming In Barnet. Click below to watch/rewatch this episode at You Tube.

Posh Pop Tour 2021/22: Half Moon Putney/London

September 26th, 2021

A great shot of Toyah onstage, at last night’s third gig of the Posh Pop Tour, at The Half Moon Putney, London. Playing to a 200+ capacity audience. I’ll be updating this website’s Posh Pop Tour Gallery soon. Click below to browse more tour dates and tickets links. (Photo © Angus Turner)

Lovely’s: Toyah Vintage Collection TODAY!

September 25th, 2021

Clothing from the stage & personal wardrobes of Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp available from 2pm today on Lovely’s Vintage Emporium.

Music icon Toyah Willcox has teamed up again with UK vintage fashion retail website Lovely’s Vintage Emporium to curate and exclusively present some of her stage and personal wardrobe pieces for sale in a special TOYAH X LOVELY’S VINTAGE collection. A few pieces owned by her husband Mr Robert Fripp are available too.

Order A Personal Video Message From Toyah!

September 24th, 2021

Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or surprise a loved one with a personalised video message from Toyah. Further info and details on how to order a message from Toyah by clicking below. (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

• I recently received one of these messages and can now personally recommend them. The message was gorgeous and uplifting and FUN! Thank you to the moon and back to two wonderful ladies – Sharon and Toyah – for brightening up my week and helping the sunshine return!!

Lovely’s: Toyah Vintage Collection

September 24th, 2021

This Saturday! Tomorrow!! Lovely’s Vintage launch their Toyah Vintage Collection. See their tweet by clicking below. Visit Lovely’s Vintage Emporium here. (Photos © Lovely’s Vintage Emporium/Toyah Willcox)

Record Collector: The Big Interview

September 21st, 2021

A preview of the amazing six-page Toyah interview feature from the new issue of Record Collector magazine. This is a must have as it’s such a substantial feature. In this great interview, Toyah talks Posh Pop, her discography, punk, childhood, early career years, meeting Robert, lockdown, Sunday Lunch and much more. RC523/October 2021 is on sale now! (Thanks to Minna of The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive)

Films: The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory – This Halloween!

September 21st, 2021

The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory, starring Julian Sands, Colin Baker, Toyah Willcox and Christopher Ellison is released on DVD and Digital Download on 4th October 2021, in time for Halloween! Toyah plays Estelle Roberts, a spiritualist medium, in the film directed by Steven M Smith.

• View a selection of production photos from The Ghost Of Borley Rectory, here, and watch the trailer below.

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!

September 21st, 2021

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – The HomecomingToyah At Home & On The Road – Episode 6… Toyah uncovers the meanings behind Kill The Rage, from the top 30 charting album Posh Pop, and introduces the video for the track which features Sidney Jake.

• Continue reading at DGM Live. Click below to watch Toyah perform The Cult’s She Sells Sanctuary for Robert’s Homecoming! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah on TV: Celebrity Fantasy Homes

September 21st, 2021

Celebrity Fantasy Homes: Really: Monday 4th October: 6am
Toyah (Series 2, Episode 2). Celebrities hunt for a new home. Gaby Roslin helps the original punk-pop princess Toyah Willcox search for a second home, in Richmond upon Thames, with a budget of £650,000.

Radio: Richard Green/BBC Radio Devon

September 20th, 2021

Toyah guested on Richard Green’s BBC Radio Devon show on Saturday.

Faye from Steps, The Retro Hour features Howard Jones, Toyah and Brother Beyond.

Toyah talks Posh Pop and more, with the interview beginning around 2hr 10m into the show and runs for around 10 minutes. There were plays of I Want To Be Free and Space Dance, the latter of which Toyah chose to be played on the show.

• Listen to the show/interview for the next four weeks at BBC Sounds.

Toyah on TV: Maigret & The Hotel Majestic

September 20th, 2021

Maigret: ITV3: Monday 20th September: 6.50pm/11.35pm
Maigret and the Hotel Majestic. Crime series featuring Georges Simenon’s celebrated Parisian detective. Maigret is called to the scene when a beautiful woman is found dead in the basement of the Hotel Majestic with a gun in her handbag. The Chief Inspector’s investigations initially centre around the staff at the hotel – until he discovers that the woman’s husband booked a trip to Rome that he never made. Starring: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Michael Shannon, Toyah Willcox (1993). (Screen Caps © ITV)

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

September 20th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 2nd October: 11pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Friday 8th October: 1.25am
1985. Series 1, episode 6. A look at the biggest-selling singles of 1985, the best pop videos, the artists who appeared in them, and the stories behind the songs. A-ha’s Take On Me, and I Know Him So Well, by Elaine Paige and Barbara Dickson are two of the classic tracks under discussion. Contributors include Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Carol Decker. Jenny Powell narrates.

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch/The Homecoming

September 18th, 2021

Toyah is preparing a love letter for Robert… but maybe it needs to travel less far this weekend?

• Find out by tuning into Sunday Lunch. Premieres tomorrow at 12pm. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On NOW 80s: Sack The Stylist/80s Stars/Rock Chicks

September 18th, 2021

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s
Monday 20th September: 11pm

Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Visage, Five Star, Divine, Cher, The Jam, Bananarama, Dead Or Alive, Bucks Fizz, ABC, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Madonna, Adam & The Ants, A Flock Of Seagulls, Roxy Music, Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Grace Jones, Su Pollard, Toyah herself and more in this crazy countdown! See the full Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30 playlist here.

Well, I’ve been taking an affectionate look at fellow pop stars and their styles so I had to balance things out with that. My hair, make-up and outfit on Thunder In The Mountains was pretty crazy. But I loved it!

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Thursday 23rd September: 4pm
Where are they now? Classic hits, followed by some recent songs – Including Pet Shop Boys, Kylie, Toyah, The Stones, Gary Numan, The Pretenders, New Order, Rick Astley & T’Pau!

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Friday 24th September: 12pm
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

Seven Inch Heroes: NOW 80s: Various Days & Times – See your TV Planner
Before the CD, the perfect pop songs were spun by singers & bands on 7 inch vinyl. From 1980-1984 these were the classic UK hits that invaded the world! (NB. This airs sporadically on NOW 80s, sometimes including Toyah!)

Toyah At Home & On The Road: Episode 6

September 18th, 2021

It’s episode 6 of Toyah at Home & On The Road. Toyah delves into the inspiration behind the songs from the top 30 charting album Posh Pop. This week it’s Kill The Rage which Toyah uncovers the meanings behind and introduces the video for the track which features Sidney Jake.

Record Collector: Toyah – Mystery Girl

September 16th, 2021

Toyah is interviewed in the latest issue (523, October 2021) of Record Collector magazine.

“I thought I was part of the movement, but the movement never accepted me.”

Re-energised by a long overdue reissue campaign of her early music and the release of Posh Pop, her first album for 13 years, Toyah talks to RC523 issue

Exclusive features include:

THE TOP 200 RARITIES IN THE WORLD TODAY – You read about the 200 rarest and most valuable collectable records in the UK in these pages last year. Now we’re looking further afield for hard-to-find vinyl,
this time scattered across the globe. Warning: may require second mortgages
TOYAH – As her early albums are finally reissued, Ms Willcox talks punk, punching Adam Ant and lockdown celebrity
THE WHO – A pictorial potted history of the mod pioneers, from beat pop riot boys to still-windmilling Britrock royalty
WANDA JACKSON – The queen of 50s rockabilly and contemporary of Elvis and Johnny Cash is still going strong – but is her new album to be her swansong?
STEPHEN DUFFY – The mercurial folk-pop songwriter retraces his early days in neglected Brum post-punks The Hawks
FAUST – The “Dada Beatles” early output still sounds thrillingly unhinged 50 years on. We hear about its suitably anarchic evolution from four of those who lived to tell the tale

• Record Collector magazine, Issue 523 is on sale now!