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Live 2023: Sounds Of The 80s – The Live Tour

December 9th, 2023

Toyah is playing BBC Radio 2’s New Year’s Eve spectacular – Sounds Of The 80s – The Live Tour. She said: “Can’t wait to see in the New Year performing at a very special New Year’s Eve Sounds of the 80s gig at Symphony Hall, Birmingham B:Music with T’Pau/Carol Decker Deniece Pearson (Five Star)”. Tickets are available via the link below.

Live 2023: BBC Radio 2 Sounds Of The 80s Live Tour

November 8th, 2023

How are you celebrating this New Year’s Eve?

Bring in 2024 with 80s legends – Toyah, Carol Decker (T’Pau) and Deniece Pearson (Five Star) all performing on the BBC Radio 2 Sounds of the 80s Live Tour Show from Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on December 31st.

Taking place from 9pm on New Year’s Eve, Sunday 31 December 2023. Alongside producer Johnny Kalifornia, they will take you back to the best decade in music – the 80s! Party along to specially curated Mastermixes and watch as the brilliant Sounds of the 80s dancers recreate classic scenes from 80s films and videos.

Dance to your favourite 80s anthems from artists such as Wham!, Queen, Prince, Madonna, Whitney and more.

Toyah Willcox has taken to the stage like no other for 42 years. From punk princess to cult stage actress, she has won numerous awards and nominations from singing to writing to acting. In 2001 Toyah was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Central England in Birmingham.

• It will be a massive 80s party. Grab your tickets here, or by clicking below. See further details at

Toyah & Robert: Rock Party Tour At Birmingham

November 8th, 2023

Toyah & Robert’s month-long Sunday Lunch Rock Party Tour ended last weekend in Birmingham.

Toyah tweeted: “A stunning night in Birmingham last Sunday for the finale of the Toyah & Robert Fripp Rock Party Tour! Toyah xxx”

• See more photos from the tour-closing Birmingham gig here. (Photo © Manolo Poladari)

Toyah & Robert’s Rock Party: Last Five Dates…

November 8th, 2023

The final date of Toyah & Robert’s 2023 Rock Party Tour was Sunday, October 29th in Birmingham. On this episode of Toyah & Robert On The Road, a glimpse at the last five tour dates, the fire of rock, the musicians, and the grooving audiences, all coming together to celebrate a Rock Party!

Toyah & Robert’s Rock Party: Through The Middle…

November 1st, 2023

The middle five dates of Toyah & Robert’s Rock Party Tour (featuring Daisy the unicorn dancing onstage).

Reviews: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Tour – Liverpool

October 18th, 2023

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
16th October 2023

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp bring their Bonkers Web show Sunday Lunch to the stage and Del Pike is there to watch the madness unfold.

What started as a fun diversion from the horrors of Covid – Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch has bloomed into an ongoing project with an army of cult followers – who’d have thought it?

Their appearance at Glasto cemented the idea that their online videos were more than a passing fad, and this was a piss-take that had actual legs.

The premise; Robert Fripp, he of King Crimson fame, stares intently at a static camera, seated in his kitchen, strumming along to a classic pop/rock hit, whilst his wife, Toyah Willcox frantically sings along, manically striking shapes and dancing feverishly around the domestic studio. And all this happens at midday every Sunday.

The results are hilarious mainly, unnerving often, but always entertaining. Toyah’s outfits, which are always comically revealing, are as much a feature as the songs and performances, and often there may be a masked collaborator to add a bit of meat to the musical bones.

• Continue reading at Louder Than War. Browse a gallery of photos from this concert at Record Collector.

Toyah & Robert’s Rock Party: First Five Dates…

October 18th, 2023

Toyah & Robert On The Road – The First Five Dates Of The Tour… A visit to the first five dates of Toyah & Robert’s tour – a Rock Party! – backstage, soundchecks, stories, onstage, grooving audiences… Dates & tickets at

Harrogate Informer: Toyah & Robert Live! – In Pictures

October 12th, 2023

In pictures: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp at the Royal Hall in Harrogate

Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch is a YouTube channel that they started during the days of Government lockdowns.

Toyah and Robert have been married since the mid-80’s. Robert is perhaps best know for being the founder of King Crimson, but has many, many other credits to how bow, such as playing on Blondies, Parallel Lines, and Bowie’s, Heroes.

Toyah also has an established history in music with It’s a Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want to Be Free – to name a few.

They were a welcome addition to the Royal Hall in Harrogate, on Saturday 7 October 2023.

• Continue reading at the Harrogate Informer.  Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Tour is on the road now – Browse venues at

Reviews: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Tour – Cheltenham

October 5th, 2023

A second review of Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Rock Party Tour – this one for the second concert at Cheltenham. Again, this review includes spoilers.

Gig Review: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp
“Sunday Lunch” Cheltenham 1st October 2023

Accompanying me for this gig was a friend who started his musical journey at the same moment in time as myself – late 70s to early 80s – and aside from our ailments, all we talk about is music. However, little did I know the entire night was to be all about relationships…

The grandiose setting would have seemed incongruous a few decades ago for the Punk-pixie Toyah Willcox. The galleried space and Corinthian columns are very much of the classic style. However, I guess the contemporary Toyah too is very much the classic heritage act.

Together with her husband Robert Fripp, the duo have been framing their love of music with regular “Sunday Lunch” uploads on YouTube. The covering of classic songs has amassed a huge following and even bigger reactions. The premise is one of fun and self-parody. Tonight was no different…

As the statesmen of the stage, Fripp took to his stool, after offering an unconditional kiss for his iconic guitar. Although, for the remainder of the gig the guitarist’s unflinching gaze was reserved, hereon in, for his wife of 37 years. Unapologetically, their relationship was at the crux of the show.

• Continue reading at Slap Mag. Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Tour is on the road now – Browse venues at

Reviews: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Tour

October 4th, 2023

A comprehensive review of the opening – sold out – date of Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Tour. Please note, this review includes spoilers, such as the full set-list etc.

Wimborne, Tivoli Theatre
Saturday 30 September 2023

This is where it started, during lockdown. It’s had 120 million views. Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox broadcasting totally unexpected duo renditions from home. It went viral. People looked forward to it.

The Tivoli sold out in hours rather than days. Wimborne, Dorset is Robert Fripp’s home town. As explained tonight he first went to the Tivoli when it was a cinema with his sister (who was running the lobby sales stand tonight) when he was five. He proposed to Toyah thirty-seven years ago just along the road. He is the local hero. They could easily have sold out Bournemouth Pavilion judging by the way tickets flew off the shelf. I expect they could have sold out the cavernous BIC, but no, it’s a home town gig in the Tivoli. While it’s a small venue, I have seen such as Robert Plant, Judy Collins, Albert Lee and The Manfreds there.

For many of us in this audience Robert Fripp goes back to The League of Gentlemen and Giles, Giles and Fripp as well as King Crimson. As I increasingly realised working on the record labels on my Around & Around site, we were privileged to live in 60s Bournemouth. (The ‘Greater’ Bournemouth area includes Poole, Christchurch and Wimborne). Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Richard Palmer-James, Gordon Haskell (just to name King Crimson connections first), Lee Kerslake (The Gods, Uriah Heep), Zoot Money, Andy Somers (Police), Tim Mycroft (Sounds Nice), Al Stewart, John Rostill (The Shadows), Bob Jenkins (Room, Be Sharp), Pete Ballam (Bram Stoker), Dave Anthony’s Moods, Trendsetters Ltd, The Dowlands. Check out the Bournemouth Beat Boom website for the most detailed information on all of these. As a booming tourist town, Bournemouth simply had far more venues than most places so spawned bands who could actually find plenty of gigs.

• Continue reading at Peter Viney’s Blog. Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Tour is on the road now – Browse venues at (Photo © Peter Viney)

Live!: Sunday Lunch On Tour

September 28th, 2023

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Rock Party Tour premieres on Saturday, with a Sold Out gig at Wimborne Tivoli, and continuing through October.

• Browse all the gigs at, and see the tour countdown at InstagramFacebookTikTok and You Tube Shorts.

Sunday Lunch Rock Party Tour: Countdown

September 21st, 2023

The countdown to the first date of Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Rock Party Tour has begun. As of today there are now 9 days to go to slink, groove and rock. A number of the dates have already sold out, or have limited ticket availability. Join the countdown at Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and You Tube Shorts.

Toyah & Robert: An Invitation To Rock Out!

September 15th, 2023

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Rock Party Tour dates & tickets:

Newark Advertiser: Newark Festival 2023

August 29th, 2023

Carol Decker of T’pau, Toyah Willcox, Johnny Hates Jazz and Nik Kershaw all wow at Newark Festival in the castle grounds

The eighties were reborn against the fantastic backdrop of Newark Castle last night. The castle rocked and rolled to some of the best entertainers of the era. Hundreds enjoyed the relaxed and intimate affair as the hits were pelted out from the stage.

Carol Decker of T’pau fame kicked off a great night with the crowd dispensing with their picnic chairs and on their feet.

Then followed Toyah Willcox whose energy and zest for life hasn’t diminished one iota.

• Continue reading, and see more photos, at Newark Advertiser. (Photo © Newark Advertiser)

At The Barrier: Cropredy 2023 – Live Review

August 29th, 2023

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention 2023: Live Review

Fairport’s Cropredy Convention adds another year to its long list of great bills and festivals. It really is a festival to cherish.

Toyah and Robert Fripp
It was back in 2015 that Toyah Wilcox last had the Cropredy stage to herself. She wowed us then, and -by heck – she certainly delivered the goods this year! Armed with a top-notch band, led, of course by husband Robert Fripp, figurehead of the mighty King Crimson, she left us breathless – and glamour-struck as she blasted through set of favourites from the couple’s hilarious – some might even say ‘notorious’ Sunday Lunch podcast series. The band was on top form, and Toyah had the whole field captivated as she rocked, twirled, enchanted and, of course, sang her way through a set that was thoroughly familiar and contained something for absolutely everyone.

• Continue reading at At The Barrier.

Mail On Sunday: It’s A Mystery

August 22nd, 2023

Toyah and Robert were featured in the Mail On Sunday this past weekend, with a comprehensive feature/review of Cropredy Festival 2023.

Dereham Times: Toyah To Headline Reepham Festival

July 24th, 2023

80s star Toyah to headline Reepham Festival in August 2023

An 80s “pop princess” has been announced as this year’s headliner for one of Norfolk’s most popular music festivals.

Toyah Willcox, who has had eight top 40 singles across her 20-album career, will be headlining Reepham Festival’s main stage on August 12.

The festival features two stages with a line-up that includes the Buster James Band – an “East Anglian favourite” – and The Black Shucks.

• Continue reading at Dereham Times.

Live 2023: Robert Guesting With Toyah Through July!

July 1st, 2023

Following their Sensational appearances at the Isle of Wight Festival and Glastonbury Festival, Robert Fripp will be a special guest playing with the band for Toyah’s upcoming gigs in July!

01 July: Sittingbourne Party In The Park
20 July: Leeds Morley Town Hall
21 July: Holmfirth Picturedrome
22 July: Castleton Devil’s Arse Cave
28 July: Milton Keynes International Festival – officially a Toyah & Robert date
29 July: Holt Festival, Norfolk

• Tickets and full details are on the Gigs page at

NME: Toyah & Robert Cover Heroes at Glastonbury 2023

June 30th, 2023

Watch Toyah and Robert cover ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie at Glastonbury 2023

The King Crimson guitarist featured on the original recording

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp performed a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ at their recent set at Glastonbury.

The married couple — who both have extensive music careers and came together to form a musical duo in 2020 — took to the stage on Sunday (June 25), and performed renditions of some of their favourite classic rock hits.

A highlight of the set came with their cover of a David Bowie classic, as they put their own spin on his 1977 fan favourite, ‘Heroes’. For the performance, Willcox took the microphone and handled the vocals, while Fripp remained seated and played the guitar through the track.

• Continue reading at the NME. See also :  Enter Sandman … Heroes … It’s A Mystery … Are You Gonna Go My WaySchool’s Out.

Toyah & Robert: New Tour T-Shirts

June 30th, 2023

Brand new t-shirt designs, celebrating Toyah & Robert’s 2023 tour, now available. This line-drawing self portrait of herself and Robert was created by Toyah to celebrate the 2023 series of concerts.

Click below for more tour merch, including great posters, prints, tour programmes…

Toyah & Robert – Glastonbury 2023 – Updated

June 29th, 2023

Toyah & Robert at Glastonbury 2023: Press, reviews, photos, vidoes…

The Guardian: Sunday at Glastonbury 2023: Elton John closes the festival in spectacular style – as it happened:

Toyah and Robert Fripp reviewed!
Acoustic stage, 4.10pm

Fresh from their popular pandemic covers series, husband-and-wife duo Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp appear on the misleadingly named Acoustic stage for a set of songs by artists that either the pop star or the King Crimson guitarist have worked with. Willcox, 65 and lithe in a glossy red catsuit, beckons their six-piece, besuited band (with Fripp front and center) to open with a fiery version of her hit Thunder in the Mountains. “We thought we were in the heavy metal tent, I’m really sorry,” she says afterwards, before shouting out her Birmingham hometown and fellow Brummies Black Sabbath – Continue…

Financial Times: Glastonbury’s final day brings sense of an ending as Elton John bows out – Continue… (subscription required)

Mojo: Queens Of The Stone Age, Weyes Blood And More At Glastonbury 2023, Reviewed – Continue…

Rich’s Album Of The Day: Gig Of The Day: The pandemic Sunday Roast sessions made flesh as an eight piece. Great fun as Toyah and hubby Fripp tackle Paranoid, Heart Of Glass, It’s A Mystery and a host of other songs they’ve been involved in – Continue…

Toyah & Robert – Live on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury photos – Continue…

Toyah & Robert – Glastonbury Festival: 25.06.2023: Enter SandmanHeroesIt’s A MysteryAre You Gonna Go My Way.