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Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: At Home/OOD/Sunday Lunch + Press

November 9th, 2022

Toyah At Home: In The FairgroundWatch…Robert At Home: Episode 14 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: Objects Of Desire – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchCan Your Pu$$y Do The the Dog?Watch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering The Cramps. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Guitar.Com: Toyah Willcox And Robert Fripp Cover The Cramps’ Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?: Fripp’s oft-used “bollocks!” also makes a cameo this time round – Continue…

NME: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover The Cramps’ ‘Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?’: The latest edition of Sunday Lunch sees the pair cover a 1986 track – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp revamp The Cramps’ Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?: Yes, they’re still at it – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover The Cramps’ “Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?” – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform The Cramps Classic “Can Your Pu$$y Do The the Dog?” – Continue…

Turn Up The Volume: Pussy Toyah And Dog Robert Fripp Always Lunch Together On Sunday – Continue…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend – Continue…

Toyah On TV: 80s Greatest Pop Videos

November 9th, 2022

80s Greatest Pop Videos: Channel 5: Friday 18th November: 10.55pm
1985. Series 1, episode 6. A look at the greatest pop videos of 1985, an era when Kate Bush, David Bowie, Madonna and Prince dominated the Top 40. Peter Cox and Richard Drummie from Go West recall making the promos for their hits. Paul Young remembers his time at the top of the charts, and directors including Kevin Godley talk about on-set antics and the tricks of the trade behind some of the most famous videos ever made. With Toyah Willcox, Nick Heyward, Paul Gambaccini, David Grant, Katie Puckrik and Nina Myskow.

Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

November 9th, 2022

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Friday 18th November: 5.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Sunday 20th November: 10.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Monday 21st November: 1.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 22nd November: 9.30am
Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury.

Toyah On TV: 80s Greatest Hits – 1986

November 9th, 2022

80s Greatest Hits – 1986: Channel 5: Sunday 20th November: 11.25pm
1986. Series 1, episode 7. Tony Blackburn narrates this study of 1986 pop hits, with series regulars Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini and Cheryl Baker joined by Sam Fox. Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer, Sinitta’s So Macho, Falco’s Rock Me Amadeus, and the Bangles’ Walk Like an Egyptian are some of the tracks being discussed.

Releases: Race Through Space/At The Rainbow Digital Single

November 1st, 2022

Newly remixed & remastered… Race Through Space [Live At The Rainbow] is out digitally this Friday, 4th November. Pre-save the track here.

The track is a preview of the forthcoming 2LP Vinyl and CD+DVD editions of Toyah Live At The Rainbow released 25th November on Cherry Red Records. Pre-order Live At The Rainbow.

Toyah On NOW 80s: 80s Stars/Sack The Stylist?!

November 1st, 2022

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Friday 4th November: 1am
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!

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Saturday 5th November: 0.00am
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!

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: At Home/OOD/Sunday Lunch + Press

October 31st, 2022

Toyah At Home: Unboxing Rainbow & Vintage Neon WombWatch…Robert At Home (and Away): Episode 13 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Halloween Sunday LunchChildren Of The GraveWatch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering Black Sabbath. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Guitar.Com: Toyah And Robert Fripp Take On Black Sabbath’s Children Of The Grave For Halloween: “It’s proper scarey!!!” – Continue…

NME: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox celebrate Halloween with Black Sabbath cover: The latest ‘Sunday Lunch’ sees the musical couple take on ‘Children Of The Grave’ – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Halloween chaos as Toyah and Robert Fripp mutilate Black Sabbath’s Children Of The Grave: It’s Halloween in the Fripp-Willcox kitchen and horror is paying its annual visit – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Black Sabbath’s “Children Of The Grave” for Halloween – Continue…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and Toyah Take on Black Sabbath’s “Children of the Grave” for Halloween: The couple get spooky with the metal classic – Continue…

Far Out: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox’s Halloween performance of Black Sabbath – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Share Sunday Lunch Halloween Special – Continue…

Metal Injection: Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Celebrate Halloween By Covering Black Sabbath’s “Children Of The Grave”: Now 100% more spine-tingling than usual – Continue…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend – Continue…

Toyah At Home: Unboxing Rainbow & Vintage Neon Womb

October 30th, 2022

It’s been another exciting week for Toyah with the finale of the Billy Idol Tour. In this episode Toyah unveils the Rainbow formats and reacts to Neon Womb from a rare German TV performance.

• Click below to watch yesterday’s Toyah At Home. See Toyah Unboxing more releases here… (Screen cap from a video that is © Toyah Willcox)

Reviews/Press Clips: The Roadside Tour 2022

October 25th, 2022

Four reviews for Billy Idol’s The Roadside Tour, one for London Wembley Arena, two for Glasgow Hydro and one for Leeds Arena:

Metal Talk: The night opened with icon and punk pop princess Toyah, revelling in the career boost she’s seen as a result of her wonderfully unhinged Sunday Lunch videos with husband, Robert Fripp. Always an effervescent performer, she seemed to really embrace being back to playing arenas again, and her joy came like waves from the stage as she danced around it – Continue…

Metal Planet Music: Support bands have changed numerous times before we even got to this point but opener Toyah did not let us down. Toyah, aaaaaah Toyah. Her and Miss Debbie Harry had a lot to answer for in the hormones levels of myself as a 13 year old back in 1980 – Continue…

Moshville: Toyah had posted on Twitter that her set was to start a whopping 5 minutes early, but even with this warning the venue was still filling up as she started and played through her thirty minutes. This was an absolute shame as she was bloody brilliant. Riding the crest of a wave of public attention after her lockdown cover video sessions with husband Robert Fripp, her set was mainly made up of her own material with one cover (“Echo Beach” by Martha & The Muffins) – Continue…

• York Press: The show, the final one of the UK tour, was opened by Toyah, followed by Killing Joke, and headlined by Billy Idol offered something for everyone. Toyah got the proceedings off in fine style despite the early 7pm start. She gave us her hits – Thunder On The Mountains, I Want To Be Free and It’s A Mystery and a cover of Echo Beach. As anyone who has seen her Sunday Lunch videos which are filmed at home with her husband, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, her engaging presence and sense of fun illuminated her set – Continue…

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: At Home/OOD/Sunday Lunch + Press

October 25th, 2022

Toyah At Home: Good Morning Universe Vintage Reaction & News announcement – Watch…Robert At Home: Episode 12 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of DesireWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchBlindWatch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering Korn. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Korn’s ‘Blind’ for ‘Sunday Lunch’: The pair return to their classic format for the cover series – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp take things “back to normal” with maniacal Korn cover: Oi! Toyah! Get off the furniture! – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Korn’s “Blind” – Continue…

Metal Sucks: Robert Fripp Asks “Why Should I Give a F*ck” That Toyah & Fripp Series Angers Some Fans – Continue…

Metal Injection: Here’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Covering Korn’s “Blind”: Crimson goes nü-metal? – Continue…

Guitar World: Are you ready? Robert Fripp and Toyah have covered Korn’s Blind: The pair attempt to match the upheaval caused by the track at Woodstock ’99, from the comfort of their kitchen – Continue…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend – Continue…

Live 2022: Toyah/The Roadside Tour @ Birmingham NEC

October 25th, 2022

Toyah, supporting Billy Idol on The Roadside Tour 2022, live at the Resorts World Arena Birmingham NEC on Sunday 23rd October. This is Toyah’s full set.

Toyah On NOW 80s: 80s Stars/Favourite Singers

October 25th, 2022

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Tuesday 25th October: 8am
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!

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Wednesday 26th October: 11am
Mr Favourite Shirts is back on NOW 80s – this time he selects his Favourite Singers! Including some who influenced him the most such as David Byrne & XTC’s Andy Partridge.

Releases: Four More From Toyah/Neon Violet Vinyl

October 23rd, 2022

Four More From Toyah is reissued on Special Neon Violet Vinyl by Cherry Red Records on Friday 9th December 2022.


Limited quantity of limited edition postcard available from Cherry Red Records whilst stocks last. (NB. These sold out almost immediately)

The release expands the 1981 EP ‘Four More From Toyah’ into an eight- track mini-LP, compiled by Craig Astley and newly remastered from the original master tapes.
Originally released in late November 1981 and lead by the track ‘Good Morning Universe’, the EP was the fourth top 20 charting single for the band in that year, following the ‘Four From Toyah’ EP (lead by ‘It’s A Mystery’), ‘I Want To Be Free’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’.

The EP was the first material to be studio-recorded since the departure of drummer Nigel Glockler who was replaced by Simon Phillips. This EP contains eight tracks recorded by the line- up of Toyah Willcox (vocals), Joel Bogen (guitarist, co-writer and co-founder of the Toyah band), Adrian Lee (keyboards), Phil Spalding (bass) and the newly recruited Simon Phillips (drums).

Side A contains all four of the tracks from the original EP.

Side B opens with the previously unreleased, studio recorded tour intro track ‘Go Berserk’, including new vocals and snatches of lyrics from ‘Neon Womb’ and ‘Urban Tribesmen’ plus new dialogue that leads to a chilling crescendo. ‘Go Berserk’ was played before the band walked on stage on the European Tour of winter 1981. It is swiftly followed by the newly remastered ‘Stand Proud’ which often featured as the first song played live (directly after Go Berserk had finished). The track originally appeared on a flexi-disc with initial copies of the ‘Four More From Toyah’ EP.

The third track is ‘Clapham Junction’, an out-take that began in the session for the single ‘Thunder In The Mountains’, was finished with new drum parts from Simon Phillips and vocals/ lyrics from Toyah.

The final track is the last session recorded by this line-up and hails from February 1982. This previously unreleased re-recording of the hit single ‘I Want To Be Free’ was produced by Steve Lillywhite in the Roundhouse Studios and went on to be used as the basis of the band’s television performance on the British Rock & Pop Awards when Toyah was awarded Best Female Singer in early 1982. This track has not previously been released.

All eight tracks are remastered by Nick Watson at Fluid Mastering and approved by Joel Bogen. The sleeve contains an out-take of the EP photography from the Safari archives plus full lyrics on a newly designed inner bag. Initial quantities come with an exclusive postcard.

• Pre-Order Four More From Toyah on Neon Violet Vinyl at Cherry Red (The limited edition with postcard sold out almost immediately!). Read the press release – and see the full tracklist, which includes two previously unreleases tracks – at

Express: Toyah’s Surprise Benedict Cumberbatch Meeting

October 19th, 2022

Toyah Willcox’s surprise Benedict Cumberbatch meeting as star goes incognito in campervan

Toyah Willcox recalled bumping into Benedict Cumberbatch as the punk rock singer also opened up about her low-key holidays travelling around the UK in a campervan, during an exclusive interview with

Toyah Willcox, 64, whose career has spanned 40 years, has opened up about going incognito and travelling to quiet holiday spots across Britain in a campervan. No stranger to being recognised by fans, the singer and actress, who burst onto the scene in the 1970s, spoke candidly about another A-list star similarly “going off grid”.

• Continue reading at The Express.

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: At Home/OOD/Sunday Lunch + Press

October 19th, 2022

Toyah At Home: Robert Homecoming & Be Proud Reaction – Watch…Robert At Home: Episode 11 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of DesireWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – featuring Chesney Hawkes – Stacy’s MomWatch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering Fountains Of Wayne, with Chesney Hawkes guesting. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Guitar.Com: Toyah Willcox, Robert Fripp, and Chesney Hawkes Sing About ‘Stacy’s Mom’ In New Sunday Lunch Cover: The episode marks Hawkes’ fourth and final appearance on the duo’s weekly series – Continue…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Fountains Of Wayne’s ‘Stacy’s Mom’ with Chesney Hawkes: It’s the fourth and final instalment to feature Hawkes – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Watch a latex-clad Toyah, Robert Fripp in a Hannibal Lecter mask and a punk rock Chesney Hawkes cover Stacy’s Mom – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Fountain Of Wayne’s “Stacy’s Mom” w/ Chesney Hawkes – Continue…

Far Out: Watch Robert Fripp, Toyah Willcox and Chesney Hawkes cover ‘Stacey’s Mom’ – Continue…

Guitar World: Robert Fripp and Toyah celebrate Chesney Hawkes’ swansong Sunday Lunch appearance with a hilarious cover of Stacy’s Mom: The unlikely trio cap off their time together in style with an ever-bizarre take on Fountains of Wayne’s pop-punk smash hit – Continue…

DGM Live: T&’s Weekend (Mostly) At Home! – Continue…

Merchandise: Limited Edition Baubles 2022

October 19th, 2022

Following last year’s Brave New World bauble, here’s new Anthem and Thunder In The Mountains inspired baubles for Christmas 2022.

Toyah On TV: Guy Garvey – From The Vaults

October 19th, 2022

Guy Garvey – From The Vaults: Sky Arts: Saturday 29th October: 12.00pm
1981. Series 3, episode 4. The Elbow frontman introduces clips from the TV archives from 1981, featuring performances by New Order, Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, Adam and the Ants, Kirsty MacColl, Kim Wilde and Toyah. Also featured are Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Madness, the Belle Stars, Dave Edmunds with the Stray Cats, and Secret Affair, and there are interviews with the Human League’s Philip Oakey, and Simon Le Bon and John Taylor from Duran Duran.

Charts: The Heritage Chart – Slave To The Rhythm

October 19th, 2022

Earlier this year Barefoot On Mars, from the album Posh Pop, hit number one on The Heritage Chart. Following that, the single, Slave To The Rhythm, from the forthcoming ‘Rhythm Deluxe’ edition of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, was also a Top 10 hit on The Heritage Chart, peaking at number eight in early October. Click below to see that chart. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite Hits

October 19th, 2022

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite Hits: Channel 5: Sunday 30th October: 11pm
1989. Series 1, episode 10. Jackie Brambles narrates this look back at 1989, the era of Madonna, Milli Vanilli and Jason Donovan. Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Jenny Powell add their thoughts on the year when the Bangles’ Eternal Flame was a huge hit, Lisa Stansfield sang All Around The World, and Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers were almost unstoppable.

Mirror: Toyah Willcox On Meeting Rod Stewart

October 15th, 2022

Exclusive: Toyah Willcox’s awkward first meeting with Rod Stewart at ‘very unglamorous’ caravan park

Toyah Willcox on meeting Rod Stewart and afternoon tea with the late Princess Margaret

With 30 albums, 25 feature films and countless theatre and TV presenting roles under her belt, punk rocker Toyah Willcox is one of the biggest stars of the 1980s. But her first brush with fame came in less glamorous surroundings – when Rod Stewart visited the caravan park she used to go to every weekend with her family near Birmingham, the Wyre Mill Club.

“One day this group of people who used to come here turned up with Rod,” recalls Toyah. “I was only six at the time, so I didn’t really know who he was. I just remember everybody was going absolutely crazy and the girls were all screaming, ‘oh my god, it’s Rod Stewart!’.

“The club is just that kind of place, where stars come to hide. Paul Weller was here recently and we’ve snuck Kate Bush in here before. When I became famous, I’d go there myself to escape the paparazzi.”

Since she burst on to the music scene as the front woman of the new wave band Toyah in 1977 following appearances in plays, Toyah, 64 has rubbed shoulders with many famous faces. Also an actress, she starred alongside Phil Daniels in 1979 mod flick Quadrophenia and iconic actor Laurence Olivier in 1984 TV movie the Ebony Tower, and she also went into the I’m A Celebrity jungle in 2003.

• Continue reading at The Mirror.

Dorset Live: Toyah’s Quiet Life In Dorset

October 15th, 2022

Punk princess Toyah Willcox’s quiet life in Dorset

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Willcox is perhaps best known for fronting the band Toyah between 1977 to 1983 before going solo in the mid-1980s

There are plenty of celebrities connected to Dorset from award-winning Hollywood actors to popstars and renowned radio DJs. Whether they were past alumni of schools in the county or have settled here in their later life, it seems Dorset shows no bounds when it comes to its celebrity connections.

This is true of punk Princess Toyah Willcox who has opted for a quiet life in Dorset secluded away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Her connections to the county run deeper than you might think from being married in Dorset to owning a home here.

• Continue reading at Dorset Live.

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