Spotify: Toyah’s Punk Playlist for B:Music

June 23rd, 2021

Feeling a bit punk rock? Head over to B:Music’s Spotify to hear Toyah’s playlist curated exclusively for their followers.

Toyah’s Punk Playlist

Kings Heath musician Toyah has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 25 albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays, acted in more than 20 feature films and presented hundreds of television programmes.

The playlist includes music by: Toyah, X-Ray Spex, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Patti Smith, Ramones, Public Image Ltd, The Stranglers and more!

• Listen to Toyah’s Punk Playlist at Spotify.

Films: To Be Someone – New Trailer

June 23rd, 2021

Several cast members from Quadrophenia, including Toyah, are set to reunite in new film To Be Someone this summer. In selected cinemas 9th July. See the new trailer below.

The upcoming film, telling “a thrilling tale of mods, music and organised crime”, will see actors from the 1979 classic, which was a love letter to The Who, reunite on the big screen in a continuation of a celebration of British mod culture.

Photos: Guitar on Film!

June 23rd, 2021

Toyah: “Today I played guitar on film for the first time in my life and loved it xxx” (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

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Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

June 22nd, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp knock out “Eye Of The Tiger” – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Survivor’s ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ – They’ve also shared a special Father’s Day bonus video that sees the pair “rock out with Burning Guitars” – Continue reading…

Louder: Toyah dons boxing gloves for Sunday lunch romp through Eye Of The Tiger with Robert Fripp – Toyah Willcox, Robert Fripp and mystery guitarist Sidney Jake prove they’re ready to rumble with frenzied cover of Survivor’s Eye Of The Tiger – Continue reading…

Guitar.com: Robert Fripp and Toyah are “Ready To Rumble” with cover of Eeye Of The Tiger by Survivor – Featuring Toyah in boxing gloves in a nod to Rocky III – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” + Father’s Day Surprise – Continue reading…

The Brag Media: Robert Fripp and Toyah rip through Survivor’s ‘Eye of the Tiger’ – King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox have channeled the spirit of Sylvester Stallone with a cover of Survivor’s ‘Eye of The Tiger’ – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!: Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch, with Sidney Jake – Eye Of The Tiger… – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: Something for the weekend guys??? Ok – another behind the scenes video for Sunday Lunch!!! – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Father’s Day 2021: Toyah & Robert’s Burning Guitars

June 22nd, 2021

Toyah & Robert rock out with Burning Guitars for Father’s Day 2021.

Toyah Live 2021/2022: Posh Pop Tour

June 18th, 2021

Toyah begins the Posh Pop Tour on 2nd September 2021 at Banbury Mill Arts Centre.

Performing songs from the new album Posh Pop plus Toyah hits and classics with her electro/acoustic band

29 UK dates have been announced in total, straddling the later months of 2021 and early months of 2022.

The tour dates are accompanied by a great new Posh Pop image of Toyah.

Other dates include: London’s The Half Moon Putney, Elland The Meeting Room, Horsham The REC Rooms, Worcester Huntingdon Hall, Bury The MET, Sheffield The Greystones, Sudbury Quay Theatre, Ilminster The Flying Fish, Barnsley Old School House, Hastings St Mary’s In The Castle and Haywards Heath Trading Boundaries.

See a larger version of the Posh Pop Tour flyer at Twitter.

• Visit toyahwillcox.com for the full schedule, plus all of Toyah’s other confirmed live dates for the coming months and into 2022.

Toyah Live 2021: Virtual Woo Fest Music Festival

June 18th, 2021

Woo Fest Music Festival takes place tomorrow – in a virtual format.

Toyah is one of the headliners of the event. Also playing are Sophie Ellis Bextor, Nigel Clark (of Dodgy), Grant Nicholas (of Feeder), Andy Bennett (of Ocean Colour Scene).

As well as Danyl Johnson, Matt Woosey, Deborah Rose, The Cugins, Drifta, Chewie, Junction 7, The Secret Cabaret, Nick Parker and the False Alarms, Chimp on a Bike, BibleCode Sundays, Loose Lips, Mackenzie Phipps, The Belle Adventure, Erica Jean, Wet Desert, The Flames and many others.

This year Woo Fest is a free-to-view online music festival in aid of The St Richard’s Hospice.

Woo Fest Virtual 2021 begins at 2pm and continues right through the day and evening until 10.30pm.

• Visit the Woo Fest website for further info and the complete line up playing tomorrow. NB. Toyah also played last year’s Virtual Woo Fest too.

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press 

June 16th, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Eurythmic’s “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ – Things get a little blurry for this week’s kitchen cover – Continue reading…

Guitar.com: Robert Fripp and Toyah share video cover of Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) by Eurythmics – The Kitchen Trio take on the 1983 synth-pop classic with electric guitars – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover “Sweet Dreams” – Continue reading…

Metal Injection: Toyah Willcox & King Crimson’s Robert Fripp Cover “Sweet Dreams” – Continue reading…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and a Pixelated Toyah Cover Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams”: Watch – The latest “Sunday Lunch” performance from the rock couple is apparently a bit risqué — by YouTube’s standards – Continue reading…

Republic World: Robert Fripp & Toyah Surprise Fans With The Cover Of Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’; Watch – Robert Fripp and Toyah have returned with the latest episode of their Sunday Lunch series, this time covering Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams – Continue reading…

The Brag Media: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams’ – Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox have continued their Sunday Lunch series with a cover of Eurythmics’ signature hit ‘Sweet Dreams’ – Continue reading…

JamBase: Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’ – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!: Toyah At Home, Agony Aunts, Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch with Sidney Shake – Sweet Dreams… – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: In case you missed it – this was a LOT of fun!!! – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Failure To Fracture: Toyah Willcox & Robert Fripp in an Apron

June 16th, 2021

Toyah Willcox has a message for you about Failure to Fracture. Her husband, Robert Fripp, makes an appearance.

Make Weird Music exists to encourage musicians and music enthusiasts to expand their creative horizons through interviews, educational content, and sharing of artistic music. If that resonates with you, check out all our other content!

Toyah On TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

June 16th, 2021

Celebrity Catchphrase: ITV2: Saturday 26th June: 12.35pm
Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show, with Nicola Coughlan, Stephen Mangan and Toyah Willcox all trying to say what they see as they guess well-known phrases for the chance to win a £50,000 jackpot for their chosen charity.

Official Toyah: June 2021 Blog

June 16th, 2021

Read Toyah’s June 2021 blog at toyahwillcox.com.

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Sunday Lunch: Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

June 14th, 2021

The kitchen trio are back having travelled the world and the seven seas. Don’t miss this one. Click below to watch/listen. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

It’s A Mystery: With Sun featuring Sephine Lo

June 14th, 2021

With Sun and Sephine Lo cover It’s A Mystery in celebration of Cherry Red’s 40th Anniversary release of Four From Toyah for RSD 2021. NB: With Sun’s Dad, Keith Hale, wrote It’s A Mystery.

Podcasts: Barbara Dickson’s ‘Answer Me Ten’

June 9th, 2021

Toyah guests today on Barbara Dickson’s Answer Me Ten podcast.

Barbara said of meeting Toyah: “What a delight to chat with her. Bx

A series of new weekly podcasts, ‘Answer Me Ten’, Join legendary singer Barbara Dickson as she poses ten questions to different women in the world of music. Visit Barbara at www.barbaradickson.net

• Listen to Toyah’s Answer Me Ten podcast chat with Barbara Dickson here or at You Tube.

Films: The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory

June 9th, 2021

The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory will haunt you this Halloween

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution will release Director Steven M. Smith’s The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory this Halloween.

The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory is a supernatural horror based on terrifying true events: a hopeful paranormal investigator attempts to illuminate the truth behind Britain’s most haunted house, with chilling consequences.

Starring Julian Sands (A Room with a View, Arachnophobia), Colin Baker (Doctor Who), Toyah Willcox (Invasion Planet Earth), Christopher Ellison (We Still Kill the Old Way, Ransom), Toby Wynn-Davies (Nefarious), Leila Kotori (Human), and Reece Alexander-Putinas.

Directed by Steven M. Smith (The Haunting of Borley Rectory). Produced by Paul G. Andrews (Juliana & the Medicine Fish, Boogie Man), Steven M. Smith (The Haunting of Borley Rectory, Doll House), Louisa Warren (Vengeance of the Leprechaun, Virtual Death Match).

• Continue reading at Horror Screams Video Vault. Browse Dreamscape’s The Ghosts Of Borley Rectory news archive.

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

June 9th, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover ZZ Top’s ” Sharp Dressed Man” – Continue reading…

Rolling Stone: Toyah Willcox Dumbfounds Robert Fripp While Covering ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’
Even a bare chest can’t keep the King Crimson guitarist from missing a note – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ – The kitchen crew get all dressed up for this week’s Sunday Lunch performance – Continue reading…

Jam Base: Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover ZZ Top’s ‘Sharp Dressed Man’ – Continue reading…

Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp cover ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man and Fripp is “finally broken” – Another Sunday lunch at Willcox-Fripp Manor ends in chaos, as ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man is performed and Robert Fripp gets more than he bargained for – Continue reading…

Consequence: Toyah Flashes Robert Fripp in Couple’s Cover of ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man”: Watch – Plus, the mysterious Sidney Jake finally speaks: “Do your parents behave like this?” – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” – Continue reading…

Metal Injection: Toyah Willcox Offers A Flash For Cover Of “Sharp Dressed Man” With King Crimson’s Robert Fripp – Continue reading…

DGM Live: T&R’S Weekend At Home (And Back On The Road!) – Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch, with Sidney Jake: Sharp Dressed Man – Agony Aunts… (with Burning Guitars!) – Toyah At Home… (and back on the road!) – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: Sunday Lunch – Behind The Scenes – And this is the angle you don’t see!!! – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Record Store Day 2021: Mesmerised – Rarities & Remixes 85-94

June 8th, 2021

Official Toyah are excited to announce two very special releases from Toyah for Record Store Day 2021. Both exclusive releases will be available as part of RSD Drop 1 on Saturday 12 June. Visit the RSD website to find a participating store near you.

Mesmerised – Rarities & Remixes 85-94
• Released by Demon Records for #RSD21. Mesmerised compiles rarities and remixes spanning 1985-1994.

• Side 1 starts with Lion Of Symmetry, Toyah’s collaboration with Tony Banks of Genesis originally recorded for the motion picture Lorca & The Outlaws. It then features the Mike Hedges-produced ‘Desire’ album’s B-sides and an outtake Mesmerised. Side one closes with the 12″ Surf Mix of “Echo Beach”.

• Side 2 features Phil Nicholas-produced rarities and remixes, all on vinyl for the very first time, including Tears For Ellie and the “Weybridge Mix” of “It’s A Mystery” which features re-recorded vocals and Friday Forever.

• Rare imagery taken to accompany the Desire album and singles feature on this exclusive compilation which is pressed on 180 gram vanilla coloured vinyl and will be made available exclusively from participating stores on Saturday 12 June.

SIDE ONE
1. LION OF SYMMETRY – TONY BANKS & TOYAH
2. PLENTY – B-SIDE
3. SUN UP – B-SIDE
4. RE-ENTRY INTO DANCE – B-SIDE
5. MESMERISED – OUTTAKE
6. ECHO BEACH – SURF MIX/12″ MIX

SIDE TWO
1. TEARS FOR ELLIE – DEMO
2. GOD CEASES TO DREAM – REMIX
3. POLAND (ONE DAY ON EARTH) – DEMO
4. NOW I’M RUNNING – REMIX
5. IT’S A MYSTERY – WEYBRIDGE MIX

Record Store Day 2021: Four From Toyah – 40th Anniversary

June 8th, 2021

Official Toyah are excited to announce two very special releases from Toyah for Record Store Day 2021. Both exclusive releases will be available as part of RSD Drop 1 on Saturday 12 June. Visit the RSD website to find a participating store near you.

Four From Toyah – Fortieth Anniversary
• Cherry Red Records is delighted announce the newly remastered 40th Anniversary release celebrating Toyah’s 1981 hit EP Four From Toyah as a special expanded coloured vinyl mini- album exclusively for Record Store Day 2021.

• Produced by Nick Tauber and introducing a new band line-up the EP was led by the song ‘It’s A Mystery’ which became a hit and entered the top 40 UK singles chart, rising to no.4 in February 1981 and earning a silver certification from the BPI in March 1981. ‘It’s A Mystery’ became one of Toyah’s signature songs and is still performed to this day.

• This expanded release presents all four tracks from the original 7” EP on side one of the vinyl – remastered from the original mastertapes for the first time ever.

• Side Two includes the four original demo/incarnations of the songs which all started life in previous recording sessions, and again are remastered from the original mastertapes for the first time ever.

• The release carries stunning new artwork including previously unseen shots from the classic photography for “Four From Toyah” which saw Toyah in four different striking and meticulous looks representing all four songs and is pressed on ‘jungle green’ coloured vinyl echoing Toyah’s make-up from the front sleeve shot.

SIDE ONE
1. IT’S A MYSTERY – 2021 REMASTER
2. REVELATIONS – 2021 REMASTER
3. WAR BOYS – 2021 REMASTER
4. ANGELS & DEMONS – 2021 REMASTER

SIDE TWO
1. IT’S A MYSTERY (ORIGINAL VERSION) – BLOOD DONOR FEAT. TOYAH WILLCOX – 2021 REMASTER
2. JACK & JILL – ORIGINAL INCARNATION OF REVELATIONS – 2021 REMASTER
3. THE MERCHANT & THE NUBILE – ORIGINAL INCARNATION OF WAR BOYS – 2021 REMASTER
4. ANGELS & DEMONS (DEMO) – 2021 REMASTER

Sunday Lunch: Sharp Dressed Man

June 8th, 2021

Toyah, Robert Fripp & Sidney Jake got all dressed up for this week’s Sunday Lunch performance with a take on ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man. Click below to watch/listen. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert: The Website!

June 8th, 2021

Toyah and Robert – The website. All things Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp! Visit, by clicking below for Toyah & Robert merchandise and more.

Toyah At Home: A Postcard Home

June 8th, 2021

Music, chat and more of your questions from Toyah’s home to yours including a special postcard home from Toyah on the Isle of Wight as she reunites with her band for their first gig since February 2020!

You can also listen to the show on the Official Toyah Willcox podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or anywhere you get your podcasts. (Image © Toyah Willcox)