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

May 23rd, 2022

Toyah At Home: TISWAS Lookback Special – Watch…Toyah – I’m A Misery (TISWAS, 26th Sep 1981) – Watch…Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of DesireWatch…Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Creep – Watch…  (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Billboard: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform ‘Weirdo’ Cover of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ – Continue…
Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp may have finally peaked with bold cover of Radiohead’s Creep – Continue…
Consequence: Robert Fripp and Plastic-Wrapped Toyah Perform Radiohead’s “Creep” – Continue…
Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert cover Radiohead’s “Creep” – Continue…
Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Radiohead’s “Creep” – Continue…
Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp And Toyah Are Angels And Weirdos In Sunday Lunch Cover Of Radiohead’s Creep – Continue…
Guitar World: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Radiohead’s Creep on Sunday Lunch – Continue…
Yahoo News: Robert Fripp and Plastic-Wrapped Toyah Perform Radiohead’s “Creep” – Continue…
Far Out: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ – Continue…
Brave Words: Robert Fripp And Toyah Perform Radiohead Classic “Creep” – Continue…

We Are Cult: Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Review

May 21st, 2022

Alive, She Cried: ‘Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!’

Cherry Red continue with their impressive re-releases of Toyah’s albums, writes James Collingwood.

After only two albums it may have seemed slightly early in Toyah’s career to record a live album. However there appeared to be three reasons for the release of Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! in 1980.

One: Toyah had been filmed for a one-hour ATV documentary that included clips from this gig and brought her nationwide coverage. Two: It was a last add on gig of a UK tour and would be the last time she played with this particular band. Thirdly: She was on the cusp of stardom and becoming a regular Smash Hits and Look-In cover star.

Cherry Red continue with their impressive chronological repackaging of Toyah’s Safari Records albums with their re-release of the live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Presented as an expanded deluxe CD+DVD and a limited edition coloured vinyl LP this album includes the full ATV documentary Toyah!, originally broadcast December 1980, a 24-page booklet with artwork and photos, an introduction by Toyah herself and sleeve notes by Toyah’s archivist and compiler Craig Astley.

Toyah must have been the hardest working woman in showbiz at the time and really was on a mission to succeed. She seems to have been everywhere. As well as fronting and touring with the band Toyah was constantly working as a TV, film and stage actress. On stage she had recently appeared in Nigel Williams’ Sugar and Spice at the Royal Court. She had appeared as Monkey in Quadrophenia, in Derek Jarman’s Jubilee and The Tempest, and who can forget her appearance in Shoestring!

• Continue reading at We Are Cult. See links to four other Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! (Deluxe Release) album reviews… + recent news!

Bordon Herald: Electric Ladies Tour

May 21st, 2022

Toyah, Lene Lovich and Saffron of Republica help Hazel O’Connor

The Electric Ladies tour by Toyah, Lene Lovich and Saffron of Republica in support of Hazel O’Connor is coming to The Anvil in Basingstoke on June 16 at 7.45pm.

Hazel is still recovering from suffering a bleed on the brain and is unable to join the tour, but she will be very much with the others in spirit. Her singing and acting career took off in 1980 when she played Kate in the film Breaking Glass while also writing and performing its soundtrack album. This produced hits including Will You, the tale of a woman who nervously edges towards spending the night with her new man for the first time.

Toyah Willcox is one of the most recognisable faces in UK pop culture, clocking up an impressive ten hit singles and eight hit albums, including a gold-selling anthem, and her recent hit album, Posh Pop. Her biggest hits include It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

She will be joined on this tour by new wave pioneer Lene Lovich, whose hits in the late 1970s included Lucky Number and I Think We’re Alone Now, and 1990s indie rock chick Saffron from Republica, whose hits included Ready To Go.

Performing alongside their full band, each artist will perform their own set alongside some collaborations. Some of Hazel’s songs will also be performed, and a portion of the income from each show will go directly towards helping her with her ongoing recovery. For tickets, priced £32, call 01256 844244 or visit anvilarts.org.uk

• Continue reading at the Bordon Herald.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

May 18th, 2022

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

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Garbage’s ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’: This week’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ cover is “definitely not garbage” – Toyah Willcox and her husband, King Crimson founder Robert Fripp have shared a cover of Garbage‘s ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’ – The clip is the latest in their long-running ‘Sunday Lunch’ series which was launched in 2020 due to Fripp missing live performance as a result of lockdown – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Garbages’s “I Think I’m Paranoid”: Toyah Willcox and hubbie Robert Fripp of King Crimson have taken on Garbage’s 1998 hit “I Think I’m Paranoid” for this week’s edition of their Sunday Lunch covers series. Robert is sporting a very spring-like vest and tie, while Toyah has covered herself in gold foil leaf and there are two cupboard signs this week: “G we ❤️ U” and “I Think I’m Fripp’d.” This week’s video also includes some bonus blooper footage – Continue reading…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp play Garbage in energetic weekly broadcast: Toyah has been painted in gold leaf for this week’s performance of Garbage’s I Think I’m Paranoid – When Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp wowed humanity with their performance of The Cranberries’ classic Zombie during last week’s Sunday Lunch broadcast, Willcox came wrapped in silver foil. Impossible to top, right? Not so fast. For this week’s live-wire show, the diminutive post-punk princess painted herself with gold leaf – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Garbage’s “I Think I’m Paranoid”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos. This time around, Fripp and Toyah are covering “I Think I’m Paranoid” by ’90s sleaze rockers Garbage. As you’ll see in the video, Toyah is extra enthusiastic this time around, and is at all times in danger of flaking through her top – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Cover Take On Garbege’s I Think I’m Paranoid For Sunday Lunch: Another blooper reel accompanies this week’s Sunday Lunch – King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and wife Toyah Wilcox have taken on Garbage’s 1998 hit single I Think I’m Paranoid on their latest Sunday Lunch cover. Fripp is noticeably dapper in the video, choosing a brightly coloured vest to match the season while Toyah has opted for a gold leaf covering this time around – Continue reading…

Society Of Rock: Toyah & Robert Makes Sunday The Best With ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’ Cover: Toyah & Robert Makes Sunday The Best With ‘I Think I’m Paranoid’ Cover: Toyah Wilcox and her husband, King Crimson’s founder Robert Fripp, recently shared their rendition of “I Think I’m Paranoid” by 1990s rock band Garbage. The new cover from this duo is their latest episode on their YouTube series “Sunday Lunch,” which started during the pandemic in 2020 when Fripp’s tour was cancelled – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – I Think I’m Paranoid… Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire (May 14th 2022)… Toyah At Home – The VowContinue reading…

Sunday Lunch: I Think I’m Paranoid: This weekend is definitely not garbage, it’s especially iconic. The FrippCox fold have cooked up a rather special lunch for you. Oh and the social media team may well of included some bonus footage at the end! – Watch the video…

At The Barrier: Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Review

May 18th, 2022

Third instalment in Cherry Red’s deluxe reissue series of Toyah’s Safari Records catalogue

Release Date: 13th May 2022
Label: Cherry Red Records
Formats: CD + DVD, Limited edition neon yellow vinyl

So – here we are again. Just about a year ago, we were pleased to review the deluxe reissue of Toyah’s second album, The Blue Meaning, and now, here comes installment number three in Cherry Red Records’ Toyah reissue series – a CD/DVD reassessment of the seminal 1980 live album, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! And, as usual, it’s a cracking package. The CD-half of the package comprises, for the first time, the entire concert – complete with encores – from Toyah’s show on 17 June 1980 at Wolverhampton’s legendary Club Lafayette. The CD is accompanied by a DVD of the 1980 ATV documentary film ‘Toyah’ – a splendid period piece that captures Toyah at home, at work and at play, just as she reached the very cusp of her major commercial breakthrough. As usual, the package comes complete with an informative booklet, this time with detailed sleevenotes from Craig Astley, Toyah’s official archivist, and an introductory reminiscence from Toyah herself.

The gig at the Club Lafayette was added, for the benefit of the ATV camera crew, to the itinerary of Toyah’s 1980 Ieya Tour to provide some live footage for inclusion in the documentary that was in the process of being compiled. The band played a slightly shorter set than was normal for the time, with material drawn exclusively from the debut album Sheep Farming In Barnet and the (then) new release The Blue Meaning and the resulting live album, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! was a triumph. Toyah is on top form as she shrieks, squeaks, groans and howls her way through a dramatic performance. The recording captures the enclosed atmosphere of the packed club wonderfully – in the way that the best live albums always seem to manage – and the setlist is inspired. Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Reached number three in the indie chart and stayed in that chart for over a year and was Toyah’s first album to creep into the national album chart, peaking at number 22. Big things were just around the corner, and that impending breakthrough seems to ooze from the very grooves of this album.

• Continue reading at At The Barrier. See links to three other Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! (Deluxe Release) album reviews… + recent news!

Daily Star: Toyah Willcox’s Hottest Pics

May 18th, 2022

Toyah Willcox’s hottest pics – braless, see-through tops and underwear flashes

Punk babe Toyah Willcox has had a varied career – from writing books to performing with her band, it seems there’s nothing she won’t try. Take a look at some of the rebellious rockstar’s raunchiest looks

Toyah Willcox has been on the scene for more than four decades as a jack of all trades, having tried her hand at everything from singing and acting to presenting.

The triple threat began her career back in 1977 and in those 45 years the multi-talented star has had eight singles in the Top 40 chart, won Brit Awards for Breakthrough Act and Female Solo Artist, and fronted her self-titled band Toyah.

Birmingham-born Toyah was known as a rebel and, due to her bold hair colours and flamboyant style, she was once known as “The Bird of Paradise” during her youth.

She began her career in theatre before she turned her passion to music. While playing a role at the National Theatre, she started Toyah and the band became very successful.

• Continue reading at the Daily Star.

Gloucestershire Live: Toyah Coming To Gloucestershire

May 18th, 2022

1980s legends John Cooper Clarke and Toyah Willcox coming to Gloucestershire

He’s a punk poet legend, whose work is seen on the National Curriculum and she’s a music icon

Following her 2021 Top 25 charting album “Posh Pop” and over 80 million worldwide YouTube views for her weekly Sunday Lunch videos with Robert Fripp, national music legend and true icon Toyah is back on tour. This special tour celebrates 40 years of the iconic, acclaimed and Gold-certified selling album Anthem.

Originally released May 1981, the album contains the smash hit singles I Want To Be Free and It’s A Mystery, alongside bonafide classics such as We Are and Obsolete that have stood the test of time to this very day. Spending 46 weeks in the charts Anthem became one of the most-loved LPs of the 1980s.

To celebrate its 40+1 anniversary, an extended selection from Anthem will be performed by Toyah and her band alongside her other greatest hits and classics. Toyah’s career spans 43 years, 30 albums, over 25 feature films, countless TV and theatre roles, TV presenting and two books.

• Continue reading at the Gloucestershire Live.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

May 10th, 2022

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

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’: “Hope and love to children in danger everywhere” – Toyah Willcox and her husband, King Crimson founder Robert Fripp have shared a cover of The Cranberries‘ classic protest song ‘Zombie’ – The clip comes as the next chapter in their long-running ‘Sunday Lunch’ series which was launched in 2020 due to Fripp missing live performance as a result of lockdown – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover The Cranberries’ “Zombie”: In another tribute to the the people of Ukraine, Toyah and King Crimson’s Robert Fripp have covered The Cranberries’ 1994 anti-war protest anthem “Zombie.” For this one, there is a poster on their kitchen cupboard that says “Every Child is Sacred” while Fripp said, “Hope and love to children in danger everywhere.” Toyah and Robert previously covered Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality” in solidarity with Ukraine – Continue reading…

Classic Rock/Louder: This week’s message of hope from Toyah and Robert comes wrapped in tin foil: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox tackle The Cranberries’ anti-war anthem Zombie, and Robert has a serious message – Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have once again combined their considerable might to add to the sum of human happiness, but this week’s performance comes backed by a serious message. After taking The Cranberries’ classic 1994 anti-war anthem Zombie and giving it a typical Fripp-Willcox makeover – with Willcox wrapped in tin foil – the former King Crimson man delivers a more sombre message than usual. “Hope and love to children in danger everywhere”, he says, quietly, “from Toyah and Robert’s Sunday lunch.” – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover The Cranberries’ “Zombie”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos. This time around, Fripp and Toyah are covering “Zombie” by The Cranberries. The track keeps up with the couple’s recent political themes, though Toyah also found a way to make it provocative with some kitchen DIY – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Dedicate Cover Of The Cranberries’ Zombie To “Children In Danger Everywhere!: Zombie was released by The Cranberries in 1994 following the killing of two children in the Cheshire town of Warrington – King Crimson‘s Robert Fripp and wife Toyah Wilcox have added a serious message to this week’s Sunday Lunch cover, The Cranberries’ iconic anti-war hit Zombie. While the performance comes with all the bells and whistles we’ve come to expect from the couple’s popular cover series, including Toyah repurposing tinfoil to create her eye-catching ensemble for the week, Fripp makes sure to remind the audience that Zombie was written for a serious purpose by looking straight into the camera to deliver the duo’s dedication – Continue reading…

Far Out: Power couple Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp issue cover of ‘Zombie’: Toyah Willcox and husband Robert Fripp have unveiled their latest cover, a rousing rendition of ‘Zombie’, done in the style of an Irish singalong pub ballad. It’s the latest chapter in the duo’s ‘Sunday Lunch’, which was launched in 2020 as a means of compensating for the lack of live performances amind the pandemic. Last week, the pair tackled ‘No One Knows‘, but the duo have amassed a back catalogue that includes Neil Young, Smashing Pumpkins and The Who – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Zombie… Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire (May 7th 2022)… Toyah At Home – America For BeginnersContinue reading…

Sunday Lunch: Zombie: Another helping of Sunday Lunch from the Frippcox household, and this weekend is awesome – Watch the video…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

May 4th, 2022

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering Queens Of The Stone Age. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Queens Of The Stone Age’s ‘No One Knows’: “Fripp’s my Stone Age King” – Toyah Willcox and her husband, King Crimson founder Robert Fripp have shared a cover of Queens Of The Stone Age‘s ‘No One Knows’ – check it out below – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Queens Of The Stone Age’s “No One Knows”: “My wife is having a kitchen jog for this week’s Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch,” King Crimson’s Robert Fripp says at the end of this week’s video with Toyah Wilcox. They had also just covered Queens of the Stone Age’s 2002 hit “No One Knows” which they’ve titled “I Don’t Know Why” on the YouTube page. Why? No one knows! – Continue reading…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah enjoys a “kitchen jog” as Robert Fripp powers a Queens Of The Stone Age classic: Another zestful afternoon in the Willcox-Fripp kitchen, as rock’s most energetic couple embrace the Queens Of The Stone Age classic No One Knows – Another Sunday has passed, bringing with it another performance from the Worcestershire home of two of Britain’s liveliest entertainers, Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp. This week the sprightly pair embarked on a journey back to 2002, returning with a perky cover of Josh Homme and Mark Lanegan’s Queens Of The Stone Age classic No One Knows – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Queens Of The Stone Age’s “No One Knows”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos. This time around, Fripp and Toyah are covering “No One Knows,” the massive hit tracks from Queens of the Stone Age. Toyah is wearing considerably more than normal, to be sure, but she still finds a way to let her inner beauty shine through – Continue reading…

Guitar World: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Queens of the Stone Age’s No One Knows: Fripp channels his inner Josh Homme in the latest of his and his wife’s freewheeling Sunday Lunch covers – Continue reading…

Metal Injection: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah Willcox are back, as they are every Sunday, this time with a cover of the Queens Of The Stone Age classic “No One Knows.”: Toyah and Robert were interviewed by Rolling Stone in 2020, and offered some interesting insight into their creation of this weekly video series. Asked why they started the series, Wilcox responded “This whole thing about being in lockdown was people were stopping moving, and our generation must move.” – Continue reading…

Far Out: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp perform a pounding version of ‘No One Knows’: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have become something of an internet sensation in recent months, as the pair have issued a series of covers popularised by Neil Young, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Who from the vicinity of their home. The latest cover is a searing rendition by Queens of The Stone Age’s ‘No One Knows’, a propulsive rocker that showcases Fripp’s power chords – Continue reading…

Ultimate Guitar: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Cover Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘No One Knows’ – The latest addition to their “Sunday Lunch” series – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – I Don’t Know Why?… Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire (April 30th, 2022)… Toyah At Home – Jungles Of JupiterContinue reading…

Sunday Lunch: I Don’t Know Why (No One Knows): All we can say is – Toyah has a new keep fit regime…… – Watch the video…

Classic Pop: Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Review

April 30th, 2022

A four star review of the Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! reissue, by Classic Pop magazine. The CD+DVD and colour vinyl is released on Friday 13th May, and can be pre-ordered here.

One of the most tantalising of promised releases in the ongoing Toyah reissue campaign. Cherry Red have thankfully done what fans hoped in overhauling the band’s 1980 live album. A word-of-mouth phenomenon that eventually went silver, the concert from famed Wolverhampton 600-capacity Club Lafayette has added its three missing songs including the electrifying, She.

While Toyah Willcox was soon to brilliantly distil her energy into a poppier world, her band’s original chaos is captured fantastically in an anarchic performance, brought further to life on five tracks filmed on the accompanying bonus DVD, notably a feral Insects.

The DVD also includes the long overdue official release of the ITV documentary Toyah from the same year, which shadowed the singer. For someone who was yet to have a chart hit, it was a commendably prescient programme, though the young Toyah was so magnetic that she was gold dust for anyone curious enough to tune in.

The doc works as cultural history, too, with footage of Toyah’s Battersea home showing it was possible for struggling musicians to turn a London warehouse into a thriving artistic community on the cheap 40 years ago. What could have been dingy chaos crackles with magnetism, both on audio and visual.

• Classic Pop, Issue 75 May/June 2022, is on sale now! (Thanks to Minna)

Round & About: Star Q&A: Toyah Willcox

April 30th, 2022

Musician Toyah Willcox, who turns 64 this month, shares her excitement for a summer of festivals, including Let’s Rock where she is set to star…

Hello! Given the past two years, do you think 2022 could be the most joyous ever?
“2022 will be joyous – the artists have missed the audience and the audience have missed the artists. It’s going to be one big party. Let’s Rock is very special because not only are there back-to-back acts all day who are brilliant and iconic, but also the atmosphere is so friendly and family-orientated. You can look out over an audience and sometimes see three generations of the same family. They are a joyous community with one thing in common – they all love the 1980s! I love performing with the Let’s Rock band (sensationally good musicians). We also get to see the friends we’ve been performing with for decades… for 40 years.”

Q. Are there any other performers you’re looking forward to seeing?
“I always end up on the same plane and same hotel as Chesney Hawkes, all over the world… Somehow fate brings us together and we have a scream. Chesney lives in the States, I live in the UK, but we walk into the same room in the oddest places and say ‘What are you doing here?!”’

• Continue reading at Round & About.

Birmingham Post: Pop Back In Time

April 30th, 2022

Toyah was interviewed this week by the Birmingham Post, in a joint feature with other 80s musicians. Here are a few quotes from the article.

Toyah is part of an all-star Let’s Rock cast of 80s pop artists. Martin Fry and Mark White of ABC. Pauline Black of The Selector. Electro pop pioneers OMD and Level 42’s Mark King.

Flame haired singer Toyah Willcox was a Top Of The Pops regular through the 1980s

“Top Of The Pops was an event, every time,” she says. “It’s a show I used to watch with my family and to actually be on it was an honour.”

“I worked and I worked and I worked and I worked – there was no time for celebration.”

“A hit meant more work and more work; the management kept us going 24/7. The excitement knowing I was at number four in the charts with Four From Toyah/It’s A Mystery was immense. That alone was a celebration. I’d toured five years solidly for that success so, when it came I kept working.”

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

April 27th, 2022

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

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover The Who’s ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’: It’s the latest in their long-running ‘Sunday Lunch’ series – Toyah Willcox and her husband, King Crimson founder Robert Fripp have shared a cover of The Who’s ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ – The clip comes as the next chapter in their long-running ‘Sunday Lunch’ series which was launched in 2020 due to Fripp missing live performance as a result of lockdown – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”: For this week’s edition of their Sunday Lunch covers series, Toyah and King Crimson’s Robert Fripp are reaching into the Classic Rock annals — and CSI theme song depository — for The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” They’re also opened up their vault of “classic bloopers” for a few goofs, which you can watch at the end of the video – Continue reading…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp cover The Who and share bloopers in lively broadcast: Chaos reigns in the Willcox-Fripp kitchen as the internet’s favourite couple cover The Who’s classic Won’t Get Fooled Again – In their now-traditional weekly broadcast to the world, Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have covered The Who’s 1971 classic Won’t Get Fooled Again. After last week’s brief excursion towards pop music, in which the duo rustled up a lively cover of Michael Jackson’s Give In To Me, we’re back on more familiar territory today, with a return to rock and Fripp’s apparent mastery of Pete Townshend’s iconic riff – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos. This time around, Fripp and Toyah are covering “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by the Who. It’s everything you want to be – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Cover The Who Classic Won’t Get Fooled Again: The couple also included a blooper reel in the video – King Crimson‘s Robert Fripp and wife Toyah Willcox have covered The Who’s classic Won’t Get Fooled Again on the latest edition of their Sunday Lunch cover series. As is custom for the duo on their weekly series of covers, a handwritten message was hanging on their kitchen cabinet, asking “Fripp? Who”. The duo sported black aviator sunglasses for the performance, a nod to The Who frontman Roger Daltrey’s love for the signature sunglasses – Continue reading…

Guitar World: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again: The dynamic kitchen-based duo take on The Who classic – Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have shared their cover of The Who’s Won’t Get Fooled Again, the latest instalment in their ongoing Sunday Lunch series. The Who’s initial version was released as a single in June 1971 and had originally been intended for inclusion in an unfinished rock opera penned by guitarist Pete Townshend – Continue reading…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp and Toyah Cover The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”: King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his singer wife Toyah Willcox are back with another episode in their “Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch” series. This time they take on The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, complete with some classic bloopers that were too good to leave out! – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Won’t Get Fooled Again… Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire (April 23rd)… Toyah At Home – Insects – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: Won’t Get Fooled Again: This week is a belter , and we at team Toyah And Robert have slipped in some classic bloopers that were too good to leave out!!! – Watch the video…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

April 18th, 2022

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering Michael Jackson and Slash – with RF doppelganging Slash perfectly! (Images © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Robert Fripp becomes Slash for Michael Jackson cover with Toyah Willcox: “Fripp’s my Slash” – King Crimson founder Robert Fripp has dressed up as Guns N’ Roses‘ Slash with his wife Toyah Willcox to cover Michael Jackson’s ‘Give In To Me’. The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020 due to Fripp missing live performance as a result of the COVID lockdown – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Michael Jackson’s “Give In To Me”: This week’s edition of their “Sunday Lunch” cover series, Toyah and King Crimson’s Robert Fripp’s take on Michael Jackson’s 1991 hit “Give in to Me” which featured Slash on guitar. Robert really commits to the bit, playing in full Slash getup with a wig, the hat, sunglasses and cigarette dangling from his lip. There’s also this week’s cupboard sign: “Fripp’s My Slash.” – Continue reading…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp channel Michael Jackson and Slash for raunchy Easter treat: The UK’s happiest married couple resurrect Michael Jackson’s Give In To Me as a special Easter treat – Right now, all over the UK, loved-up couples are enjoying one another’s company in bed, or perhaps tucking into a selection of tasty oval chocolate treats post-breakfast, or possibly celebrating the resurrection of the Lord Jesus at Easter church services. But not Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp. Instead, we find the UK’s most imaginative and playful married couple channelling the spirit of Michael Jackson and Slash with a spirited and typically committed performance of the King Of Pop’s 1993 single Give In To Me for their weekly – and extremely popular – Sunday Lunch series – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Michael Jackson’s “Give In to Me”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos. This time around, Fripp and Toyah are covering “Give In to Me,” the song that Michael Jackson performed with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. As you see, the duo put their own very Fripp-and-Toyah spin on things – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Get Spicy With Cover Of Michael Jackson and Slash’s Give In To Me: Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox returned yesterday (17 April) for their Sunday Lunch series to cover Give in to Me, the 1991 hit collab between Michael Jackson and guitar legend Slash. In the video, the two shared their passionate take on the power ballad, and, as part of their weekly display, covered their kitchen cabinets with a sweet handwritten message, which said “Fripps My Slash” this time round – Continue reading…

Ultimate Guitar: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp Dresses Up as Slash to Cover Michael Jackson’s ‘Give in to Me’ With Wife Toyah Willcox. The performance was part of the couple’s staple “Sunday Lunch” series – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Give In To Me… Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire (April 16th, 2022)… Toyah At Home – Easter Saturday 2022 – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: Give In To Me: For the 5th time this year, here at Team “Toyah and Robert” – we are lost for words! – Watch the video…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

April 12th, 2022

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week revisiting Living Colour. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Living Colour’s ‘Cult Of Personality’: “We take another look at this belter of a song” – King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Living Colour’s ‘Cult Of Personality’ – The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020 – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Toyah and Robert Fripp Revisit Living Colour for peace in Ukraine: Back in March, Toyah and King Crimson’s Robert Fripp covered Living Colour’s 1988 classic “Cult of Personality” in solidarity with Ukraine. They’ve now revisited the song for their Sunday Lunch covers series, with a little more of the flash and flair their known for. After the cover, they attached the music video for Toyah’s “Barefoot on Mars,” which is off her 2021 album Posh Pop and features a nice solo from Robert – Continue reading…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah brandishes plastic gun as Britain’s liveliest couple revisit a classic: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp play Living Colour’s Cult Of Personality a mere 41 days after performing it for the first time – Light entertainment titans Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have once again brought joy to the world, and this time the Fripp-Willcox kitchen has played host to a song they’ve covered before. Back in early March, just days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Willcox and King Crimson founder Fripp covered Living Colour’s 1988 classic Cult Of Personality, presumably a swipe at Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The pair broke with tradition with an unusually serious cover of the song, performing in front of a peace and love sign painted in the colours of the Ukrainian flag – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality” Again, But This Time With Boobs: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos. Earlier this year, Fripp and Toyah performed a solemn, boobless version of Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality” in solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine. Now, the duo have chosen to redo that cover, this time with Toyah showing off a pastie-covered boob – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Revisit Living Colour’s 1988 Classic, Cult Of Personality: “We take another look at this belter of a song,” captioned the duo – King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox are back to spice up your Sundays with another cover of Living Colour’s Cult Of Personality in this week’s Sunday Lunch series. Back in March, just days after Russia invaded Ukraine, Fripp and Willcox performed an unusually solemn version of the 1988 classic in a show of solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine – Continue reading…

Sounder Ground: Toyah & Robert Fripp revisit Living Colour for peace in Ukraine: Back in March, Toyah and King Crimson’s Robert Fripp covered Living Colour’s 1988 classic “Cult of Personality” in solidarity with Ukraine. They’ve now revisited the song for their Sunday Lunch covers series, with a little more of the flash and flair their known for – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Living Colour – revisited!… Toyah & Robert – Objects Of Desire (April 9th, 2022)… Toyah At Home – Soul Passing Through Soul (April 9th, 2022) – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: Living Colour – revisited!: Airing at Midday today!! We take another look at this belter of a song, and a special look at Barefoot On Mars straight after :-) – Watch the video…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

April 5th, 2022

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering one of my favourite bands, Red Hot Chili Peppers. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Can’t Stop’: This week’s Sunday Lunch is “RED HOT” – King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ ‘Can’t Stop’ – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ “Can’t Stop”: This week Toyah and Robert Fripp find eastside love living on the west end in their Sunday Lunch covers series, taking on Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2003 hit “Can’t Stop.” Fripp really nails the Gang of Four-y riff, and this week’s cupboard sign is “Red Hot Fripp A-Licious.” – Continue reading…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp celebrate new Chili Peppers album by daubing themselves in paint: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have breathed strange new life into the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ classic Can’t Stop – Earth may have formed more than four billion years ago, but in all that time there’s only been 12 albums released by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Latest album Unlimited Love arrived on Friday, and the internet’s friskiest pairing have marked the occasion by revisiting an old RHCP classic – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Can’t Stop”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos – This week, the duo cover Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Can’t Stop.” The video shows a return to form for Toyah, who in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine focused on more solemn, boobless performances. With this one, she’s one more letting the gals run wild – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Share A Laid-Back Cover Of Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Can’t Stop: “This week Toyah and Robert are RED HOT!!!” – King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox returned yesterday (3 April) with a new cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Can’t Stop for their Sunday Lunch series. In the video, the pair put their usual cheery spin on the 2003 rock classic and furnished their cabinets with a customary handwritten message, which read “Red Hot Fripp-A-Licious.” – Continue reading…

Ultimate Guitar: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Cover Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Can’t Stop’: The couple shared another edition of their “Sunday Lunch” series – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Can’t Stop… Toyah & Robert – Objects Of Desire (April 1st, 2022)… Toyah At Home – Be Proud, Be Loud (Be Heard) (April 1st, 2022) – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: They Are RED HOT!!!: This week Toyah and Robert are RED HOT!!! – Watch the video…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

March 29th, 2022

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering Edwin Starr. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Edwin Starr’s ‘War’: This week’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ is all about peace and love – King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Edwin Starr‘s ‘War’ – The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020. The series has so far seen the couple share renditions of songs by Ramones, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and many more through Willcox’s YouTube channel – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Edwin Starr’s “War”: Toyah and Robert Fripp are keeping things topical on their Sunday Lunch covers series, this week taking on Edwin Starr’s 1970 classic protest song, “War.” If you needed the point driven home any further, they’re both wearing white, there’s a poster of a dove on their kitchen cupboard and Toyah smashes a toy tank at the end. Recent Sunday Lunch covers: Kaiser Chiefs’ “I Predict a Riot” and Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” and Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality.” – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Edwin Starr’s “War”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos. This week, the duo cover Edwin Starr’s “War,” seemingly in continued protest against Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine. The song continues the twosome’s tradition of going more conceptual and less outright salacious with the covers – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Say No To War In Rousing Edwin Starr Cover: It’s Fripp, Toyah, and the Dove of Peace in this week’s Sunday Lunch – Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox are back for another episode of Sunday Lunch, and this time they’re keeping things topical with Edwin Starr’s protest anthem War. The couple continue in their protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with a stirring rendition of Starr’s 1970 anti-war classic, singing to the lines “War, huh / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing” as a painting of a white dove with an olive branch in its beak hung in the background – Continue reading…

Sounder Ground: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Edwin Star’s “War”: Toyah and Robert Fripp are keeping things topical on their Sunday Lunch covers series, this week taking on Edwin Starr‘s 1970 classic protest song, “War.” If you needed the point driven home any further, they’re both wearing white, there’s a poster of a dove on their kitchen cupboard and Toyah smashes a toy tank at the end – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – War… Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire (March 26th, 2022)… Toyah At Home – Brave New World (March 26th, 2022) – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: War…: War – What is good for….. – Watch the video…

Edinburgh Evening News: Ferris Bueller & Toyah Willcox

March 29th, 2022

Liam Rudden: How can Ferris Bueller be 60 and Toyah Willcox 63 when in my head I’m still 23?

Last week, I nipped down to Carlisle to see Toyah Willcox in concert, a wee bundle of energy as always, as she revisited 40 years of hits for an hour or more I was a teenager again… until she mentioned she is now 63. Now, I don’t know about you, but in my head the icons of my youth have remained trapped in a time bubble that allows them to defy the ageing process. Consequently, it’s only when reminded of their advancing years I remember that I too am old.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News.

Blackpool Gazette: Rebellion Punk Festival 2022

March 22nd, 2022

Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool: Stiff Little Fingers announced as one of the headliners, joining acts The Stranglers, Toyah, Squeeze and Gary Numan

Stiff Little Fingers have been confirmed as a major headliner for this summer’s Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool.

Blackpool will once again be at the centre of the punk universe for four days in August with Rebellion bringing together hundreds of British and American acts from the punk scene’s various eras.

“It hasn’t been easy to pull all these amazing bands like SLF together, but this year is going to be the biggest and best ever Rebellion seen in Blackpool.,” said the festival’s co-founder Jennie Russell-Smith.

• Continue reading at Blackpool Gazette.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

March 22nd, 2022

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering Kaiser Chiefs. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Kaiser Chiefs’ ‘I Predict A Riot’: ‘Sunday Lunch’ gets lairy this week – King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Kaiser Chiefs‘ ‘I Predict A Riot’ – The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020. The series has so far seen the couple share renditions of songs by Ramones, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and many more through Willcox’s YouTube channel – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Kaiser Chiefs’ “I Predict A Riot”: This week Toyah and Robert Fripp are dipping into the mid-00’s UK indie scene for their Sunday Lunch covers series, taking on Kaiser Chiefs’ 2004 hit “I Predict a Riot.” They throw a little bit of a social undercurrent into it as well, with a poster of their kitchen cupboard of a lighthouse with “HOPE” written beside it and at one point Toyah shines a flashlight on its beacon – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Kaiser Chiefs’ “I Predict a Riot”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, are back with the latest entry in their ongoing “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos. This weekend, the duo cover Kaiser Chiefs’ 2005 hit “I Predict A Riot.” The video showcases Toyah dancing in front of fake blue flames, and continues a recent trend of Toyah no longer performing half-naked in every cover. Our loss! – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Get Unruly In Cover If Kaiser Chiefs’ I Predict A Riot: Robert Fripp and Toyah have posted the latest episode of their Sunday Lunch cover series, sharing their take on I Predict A Riot, a cut from Kaiser Chiefs’ fourth LP, The Bands 05. In the episode, Fripp once again dons the colours of the Ukrainian flag in his vest-tie combination, while a cardboard drawing showcases a lighthouse with the word “Hope” written beside it – Continue reading…

Far Out: Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox cover Kaiser Chiefs song ‘I Predict a Riot’: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and singer Toyah Willcox have uploaded their fiery performance of Kaiser Chiefs favourite ‘I Predict A Riot’. This performance is their latest cover and sits in a repertoire of online uploads that includes numbers by Greenday, Ramones and Nirvana – Continue reading…

Sounder Ground: King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Kaiser Chiefs‘ ‘I Predict A Riot’ – The cover is a part of the pair’s ‘Sunday Lunch’ video series which was launched in 2020. The series has so far seen the couple share renditions of songs by Ramones, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and many more through Willcox’s YouTube channel – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch I Predict A Riot… Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire (March 19th, 2022)… Toyah At Home – Echo Beach (March 19th, 2022) – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: I Predict A Riot: This weeks Sunday Lunch is really a belter – and we predict a lot more than a riot!! – Watch the video…

Brighton News: Gig Review – Posh Pop Tour | Hastings

March 20th, 2022

Sensational Toyah Brings Her ‘Posh Pop Tour’ to East Sussex

TOYAH + HOLLY DEANNA (CURRLS) – ST MARY IN THE CASTLE, HASTINGS 12.3.22

The music scene in Hastings has steadily been getting back on its feet this year and is starting to thrive once again. Tonight’s show at St Mary In The Castle is a sure sign of a return to normality though you could hardly describe Toyah as ‘normal’.

My first encounter with Toyah may have been as a 16 year old hearing ‘Sheep Farming In Barnet’ and being most intrigued by her, or it could have been watching her playing ‘Monkey’ in ‘Quadrophenia’ around the same time, but whichever I was hooked.

I got around to seeing her in the flesh for my one and only time at Drury Lane Theatre Royal on Christmas Eve, 1981, which was actually broadcast on BBC2 as an ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ special. I say seeing her in the flesh but my main recollection of that night is being stuck in the balcony about as far away as you could get. I then lost my return tube ticket home, but luckily the train inspector was full of Christmas cheer and allowed me through the barrier.

Tonight was my opportunity to reconnect having lost touch with her career and was surprised to find out that she has released 16 albums, of which 11 are as a solo artist. Throw in a few compilation albums and a box set, and you have quite an accomplished music career. Of course that isn’t the end of her talents as she has appeared in over 20 films, presented on television, appeared in numerous shows, and done a fair bit of charity fundraising.

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