Archive for August, 2020

Toyahsaurus & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Singalonga Dinosaur

August 31st, 2020

Follow the words and if you know the tune then sing-a-long-a dinosaur in this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyahsaurus and Robert.

Dancing On Ice (More Speculation): Newsy Bits & Pieces!

August 31st, 2020

The Sun: Outen On Ice: Denise Van Outen ‘signs £40,000 Dancing On Ice deal after impressing bosses’ – The reality TV contingent included Love Island’s Dr Alex George, 30, and Luke Trotman, 23, Towie’s Billie Faiers, 30, Made In Chelsea’s Olivia Bentley, 24, and Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Baga Chipz, 30. Singer Toyah Willcox, 62, tried out alongside This Morning’s Lisa Maxwell, 56, comic Rufus Hound, 41, vlogger LadBaby, 33, and Tattoo Fixers’ Stephen “Sketch” Porter – Continue reading…

Telly Mix: Denise Van Outen ‘signs up to Dancing On Ice line up’ – Those said to be in talks include ‘WAG’ Rebekah Vardy, reality star Katie Price, singer, footballer Wayne Bridge, comedian Rufus Hound, Love Island’s Alex George and Luke Trotman and The Mummy Diaries’ star Billie Faiers. Also linked to a place on the cast are RuPaul’s Drag Race queen Baga Chipz, Blue star Antony Costa, Made In Chelsea’s Olivia Bentley, singer Toyah Willcox and actress Lisa Maxwell – Continue reading…

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #6

August 31st, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Toyah At Home: A Telepathic Episode 11!

August 26th, 2020

In the next episode of Toyah At Home there will be a fan favourite/classic as the outro song. Intro song Telepathic Lover may have a guest too… Episode 11 of Toyah At Home airs this Saturday, 11am at Toyah’s official You Tube channel + social media.

Toyah At Home: Episode #10

August 26th, 2020

Song of the week, on Episode Ten of Toyah At Home, was Sensational, from the album, In The Court Of The Crimson Queen.

Click below to watch the episode, which ended with an archive performance of, the amazing, Broken Diamonds, from the album Love Is The Law.

Burnt Frowner: An Interview With Toyah Willcox

August 23rd, 2020

Toyah is interviewed, about creativity in lockdown, in the third digital issue of Burnt Frowner – The Chris Wade and Dodson & Fogg magazine. Read it here.

Toyah is someone I’ve always admired. She’s a proper artist in the truest sense, a wild creative spirit who has always stuck two fingers up to the face of convention. She’s a singer, artist, actress, producer, writer, TV personality – but just using those words doesn’t really do her justice. Yes she fits these descriptions, but she’s unique. She’s a pop icon, has been so for almost forty years, and she’s still selling tons of albums and playing sold out venues all over the world… well, when they’re open that is.

Despite years of fame, she still comes across as a creative spirit on the edge, an experimenter, a fearless individual defying expectations. She’s been in classic films like Jubilee and Quadrophenia, acted alongside the likes of Laurence Olivier on TV (in The Ebony Tower), scored hit singles across the world, achieved legendary status in the music business, influenced multiple generations of men and women alike, packed out venues all over the world, has maintained a high profile on TV for decades and been a mentor and role model for countless people.

• Continue reading at Burnt Frowner.

Dreamscape Fanzine: Digital Lockdown Issue: Toyah Solo

August 23rd, 2020

New print issues of Dreamscape’s Toyah Fanzine are coming… In the meantime, our free digital lockdown issue – celebrating Toyah Solo – is still available online to read or download.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: News Archive

August 23rd, 2020

It’s Sunday! Browse our Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch news archive…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Frippbee

August 23rd, 2020

There’s a buzzing in the garden this Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert. How fast can a bee fly to survive…

Dreamscape Toyah Features: Dive In… Be Rescued!

August 23rd, 2020

Dreamscape has 20+ years of Toyah news in our archives, but this isn’t only a news site – There are also tons of retro, and not so retro, Toyah career features – celebrating albums, eras, releases, significant Toyah “moments” and much more – to browse and read!

Dear Toyah & Robert: Agony Aunts Episode #5

August 23rd, 2020

More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp.

Toyah on TV: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

August 23rd, 2020

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Sunday 30th August: 8am
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)

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Dreamscape 20: Our (Weird) 21st Year Online!

August 23rd, 2020

Didn’t expect our 21st year online to have been quite like this… Lockdown, masks and staying home! But there’s still been plenty of Toyah news (and newsy bits!) to post… I’ve been doing that for two decades now and the idea of not doing it feels slightly weird! I always said I’d stop running a fansite at 50, but I’m now just about to hit 53 with no plans, just yet, of stopping!!!

Prog Magazine: How Prog is Toyah?

August 21st, 2020

Toyah is featured in the new issue of Prog magazine.

Toyah – These days she’s better know as Mrs Robert Fripp, but in the 80s Toyah Willcox blazed a unique musical trail. Her recent work with The Humans is squarely in the art rock field, so it begs the question: how prog is Toyah?

• Continue reading at Prog Magazine/Louder Sound.

Challenge 72: Music Legends Support Challenge 72

August 21st, 2020

Some of your favourite performers from the 80’s through today talk about the issues still facing survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, and how supporting Challenge 72 can help them. With heartfelt thanks to Toyah, Tom Bailey, Keith Mullin, Paul Young, Andy McCluskey, Janice Long, Garry Christian, Midge Ure and Eddie Lundon for lending their voices to this cause. |

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Toyah On TV: When Pop Stars Go Horribly Wrong

August 21st, 2020

When Pop Stars Go Horribly Wrong: Channel 5: Friday 21st August: 9pm
When Pop Stars Go Horribly Wrong: Channel 5: Monday 24th August: 10pm
Popstars are idolised and adored by their fans. They can become stars overnight, giving them almost God-like status. When they’re riding high, they’re at the top of the celebrity food-chain. But when it all goes horribly wrong, their fall from grace can be spectacular. Narrated by Sarah Cawood, this 3-hour special celebrates some of pop’s bum notes from the likes of Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Meatloaf and even The Beatles. Interviewees include Toyah Willcox, Kerry Katona, Katie Waissel, and pop gurus Nicki Chapman & Paul Gambaccini.

Toyah on TV: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30

August 21st, 2020

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Tuesday 25th August: 5am
Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Bowie, Madonna, Adam Ant and many more in this crazy countdown!

The Guardian: Great Outdoors/Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

August 20th, 2020

Great outdoors: the magic of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre – in pictures

Theatre has returned to Regent’s Park in London with a socially distanced revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, plus comedy nights under the stars. We look back at memorable past productions.

Toyah Willcox throws herself into the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by John Doyle in 1995.

• Continue reading at The Guardian. (Photo © Tristram Kenton)

Toyah At Home: Ten From Toyah!

August 20th, 2020

It’s the tenth edition of Toyah At Home this weekend & there’ll be two songs too… Tune in Saturday at 11am to see which.

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Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On

August 20th, 2020

Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On: Sky Arts: Saturday 29th August: 10pm
Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On: Sky Arts: Wednesday 2nd September: 1.30am
Lauren Laverne hosts a one-off special bringing the stars of Quadrophenia together. Featuring reminiscing, interviews, a table-read of the script and plenty of surprises. (Photo © Sky Arts)

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia – Our Generation

August 20th, 2020

Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Saturday 29th August: 9pm
Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Wednesday 2nd September: 00.30am
Celebrity fans and cast members come together to shed light on the making of Quadrophenia and explore the legacy that the cult film has left behind, 40 years after its release. (Photo © Sky Arts)