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Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Singalong Press

November 24th, 2021

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp Get in the Holiday Spirit with “Silent Night”: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp’s Sunday Lunch video series has hit the holiday season and it looks like they’re going to be offering Sing Alongs through the end of the year. Dressed in their Christmas best — Robert has “Grinch” written across his forehead — they lead us through a rendition of classic hymn “Silent Night.” Robert starts it off, Toyah can barely keep a straight face – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Kickstart the Holidays with Singalong Series: The holidays are upon us once again, and Robert Fripp and Toyah are getting in the festive spirit. The latest episode of the couple’s Sunday Lunch series is the first in what appears to be an upcoming series of Christmas singalongs. For yesterday’s (21 November) upload, Fripp and Toyah invited viewers to sing with them to Silent Night – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Sing “Silent Night”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, have unveiled the latest entry in their “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos that have captured the Internet’s attention in recent months. The duo’s new video finds them shifting into holiday mode with a cover of the Christmas classic “Silent Night.” – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch Singalong: Sing Along week 1: Its that crazy time of year, and its no exception in the FrippCox household, are we ready for a singalong? – Continue watching… (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Stratford Herald: Toyah Pulls Out Of Stratford Festival

November 21st, 2021

Toyah Willcox pulls out of Stratford Music Festival concert with Orchestra of the Swan after coming down with Covid-19

Toyah Willcox has pulled out of her appearance in Stratford tomorrow (Sunday) after coming down with Covid-19. The pop star and TV personality was due to narrate the Orchestra of the Swan’s performance of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf as part of the Stratford Music Festival at the Play House.

The concert is still going ahead with the narrator being taken on by much-respected RSC actor David Troughton, who is also well known for playing Tony Archer in The Archers on Radio 4.

Toyah announced she had Covid-19 in a video on her Facebook page. She explained that she realised during a soundcheck at another gig in Wolverhampton on Thursday that she had lost her sense of smell and taste, and following a positive test has had to pull out of several engagements, including Sunday’s concert in Stratford.

She offered her apologies, and said that she had few symptoms expect those mentioned.

• Continue reading at Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald. Watch Toyah’s video at Facebook.

OK! Magazine: New Toyah Interview

November 19th, 2021

Toyah is interviewed in this week’s OK! magazine (Issue 1315, 22nd November 2021). Talking about Proud Cabaret, her career, the Sunday Lunch/You Tube videos and more.

• Read the interview at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. (Thanks to Minna and Kelly)

NME: Robert & Toyah Share Metallica Cover

November 15th, 2021

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Metallica’s ‘Master Of Puppets’

Guess we know who’s pulling the strings in this week’s Sunday Lunch performance…

King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Metallica‘s ‘Master Of Puppets’ – watch it below.

The pair launched their Sunday Lunch video series last year, sharing renditions of songs by Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.

• Continue reading at the NME. See also Metal Sucks.

Express: Proud Cabaret Review: Toyah Proves She’s Still Got It

November 9th, 2021

Proud Cabaret Review: Toyah Willcox proves she’s still got it in unmissable All Stars show

Toyah Willcox proved age is just a number when she made her debut in the All Stars Cabaret at Proud Embankment on Thursday night as part of her 13-show stint.

Toyah Willcox joined the Proud’s Cabaret All Stars for a series of performances last week and didn’t disappoint. The 63-year-old reprised her quirky punk rocker look to sing a string of hits alongside jazz musicians, award-winning acrobats, fire breathers and burlesque beauties.

During one of her performances, the musician sported a black high-neck mesh top covered with a silver breast plate, fishnet tights, knee-high boots and a quirky hairpiece.

• Continue reading at the Daily Express. See further info on Toyah with Proud Cabarethere.

Yahoo News: Is 60 Really The New 40?

November 9th, 2021

Is 60 really the new 40? It is for these stars

Not long ago, hitting your sixties meant getting old. Grandmas and grandads, retirement, perhaps a spot of light gardening and a couple of local committees. It certainly suggested grey hair, wrinkles and a general slowing-down.

But as life expectancy extends and the Boomer population ages, plenty of sixty-somethings are starting again – dating after divorce, remarrying, launching new projects and businesses, and fitting time with the grandchildren (if they have them) in between travel and trips.

This week, Toyah Willcox, known for her wild style and 80s pop hits including It’s a Mystery, appeared on This Morning, talking about her new role. Toyah, 63, looked 20 years younger and social media commentators were quick to admire her appearance – “Not having it that she’s 63” wrote one, while another tweeted, “Toyah looks fantastic!”

She’s not alone in holding back the years, with fellow gorgeous sixty-somethings including Emma Thompson, Andie McDowell, Demi Moore, Madonna and Julianne Moore, all still in the spotlight and looking remarkable.

• Continue reading at Yahoo News.

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Daily Star: Toyah Wows With Ageless Beauty

November 8th, 2021

Toyah Willcox, 63, wows with ageless beauty as she defends stripping off on camera

Toyah Willcox appeared on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield much to the delight of viewers as they praised the stunning pop sensation for her “fantastic looks”

This Morning viewers were left in absolute awe of pop sensation Toyah Willcox, 63, who appeared on the show this morning.

Toyah joined Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield for a spot on the sofa to discuss her transformation from punk princess to cabaret queen – and while she was chatting away, fans couldn’t help but focus on her glam exterior.

Toyah was wearing a purple and floral plunging top with a stunning blue necklace as she opted for a full face of glam makeup.

The blonde beauty had her hair neatly flicked out for volume and opted for a dark eye look and finished off with a bright red lip – and she certainly looked every inch of glamour as she spoke about her upcoming plans.

• Continue reading at the Daily Star. See also the Liverpool Echo.

NME: Robert and Toyah Cover Iggy Pop

November 8th, 2021

Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Iggy Pop

“Here we are rocking out with T on the kitchen table – mercy!”

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have covered Iggy Pop’s ‘The Passenger’ in the latest of their Sunday Lunch video series.

The video specials began during the first coronavirus lockdown in the UK last year and quickly went viral as the couple put their spin on songs by David Bowie, Metallica, Britney Spears, Soft Cell and more.

• Continue reading at the NME. See also Metal Sucks.

Daily Mail: Toyah Storms The Proud Cabaret Stage

November 8th, 2021

Toyah Willcox, 63, dons a kooky silver breast plate and multicoloured hairpiece as she storms the stage for a performance at All Stars Cabaret

Toyah Willcox donned a fun multicoloured hairpiece and a kooky silver breast plate as she performed at All Stars Cabaret at London’s Proud Embankment on Friday.

The singer, 63, was known for her quirky ensembles when she rose to fame in the 1980s, and she looked spectacular in the outfit for her performance.

Completing the look, she wore a mesh mock neck T-shirt with racy hot pants which she paired with fishnet tights and thigh high leather boots.

She also wore a black tulle skirt which she fastened to the back of the shorts. On stage, the songstress changed into a smaller gold breast plate which she paired with a matching belt.

While performing, she changed into differing head dresses including an orange and cream one which fanned out over her head. She put on a lively display on stage as she laid back on the bannister of some stairs while belting out tunes.

The performance comes after Toyah starred in videos on YouTube wearing very racy ensembles during lockdown. She covered her nipples with black tape and went braless under a sheer embellished blouse in one video and shared the hashtag #FreeBritney, Toyah belted out her famous hit, Toxic, as she performed alongside her guitar-playing husband Robert Fripp, 74.

As well as her see-through top, Toyah wore a black mini skirt and top hat, wearing Clockwork Orange style make-up on one eye.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail. See further info on Toyah with Proud Cabaret, here.

Metro: Sixty Seconds/Toyah Interview

November 5th, 2021

Toyah was interviewed in Tuesday’s Metro, in their “Sixty Seconds” feature, talking about Posh Pop, Proud Cabaret, Sunday Lunch, Robert Fripp, Billie Piper and more.

• Read the full interview at The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive. (Thanks to Minna)

Proud Cabaret: 80s Legend Toyah Willcox Joins All Stars

October 7th, 2021

80’s legend Toyah Willcox joins Proud’s Cabaret All Stars from Thursday 4th November!

Britain’s original punk princess Toyah Willcox will headline London’s most spectacular cabaret experience, ‘Proud Cabaret All Stars’ at Proud Embankment for select dates this November & December 2021.

Toyah is no stranger to the stage and screen, with over 40 plays and 10 feature films under her belt. A singer, actress and TV presenter with 8 top 40 hits, and 20 albums, Toyah is bringing her magic touch to Proud’s flagship venue, Proud Embankment this Autumn. Leading a cast of world-class cabaret, circus and burlesque superstars in an extraordinary show on in the heart of London.

Toyah will join current sell out headline acts: Denise Van Outen and Duncan James, following hot on the heels of recent hosts: the fabulous Julian Clary and comedy legend Bill Bailey.

‘I can’t wait to be part of Proud Cabaret All Stars Family and rock out to all the classics at this amazing venue’, comments Toyah Willcox.

TOYAH WILL BE HOSTING ON – NOV 4th, 11th, 17th, 24th, 30th. Dec 1st, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd

Tickets to see Toyah and all other star hosts are now on sale can be booked online at www.proudcabaret.com, or by calling the Proud sales team on: 020 7482 3867 

Alex Proud, CEO remarks – ‘I am thrilled & honoured to have Toyah join our Proud Cabaret All Stars family, A true original and real icon, I have been a fan since childhood, it is such an honour and a treat to have her on our stage”

An evening of pure indulgence and escapism will unfold along with a scrumptious three-course Asian Italian fusion menu devised exclusively for Proud by world class head chef Antonio Vacca together with fabulous cocktails and first-class service.

Joining Proud’s fabulous hosts on stage, Cirque du Soleil performer Katherine Karpovich will perform her incredible aerial act, plus international and award-winning cabaret star Pi the Mime reinvents the art of mime, blending it with dance, drag, clown and burlesque. Darlings of the Moulin Rouge J’Adore La Vie will bring their haute couture burlesque to the party and the infamous international burlesque show ghoul, horror diva and Brazilian bombshell Marie Devilreux is set to astonish.

Missa will leave audiences stunned with her mind-blowing sword swallowing, in tarnation burlesque sensation Jake Dupree will set hearts racing and multi-talented Leonie Alert will be showcasing her dare-devil fire skills.

Proud aims to ensure their guests have an unforgettable evening. With artists from the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil to the dazzling likes of Vegas showgirls, every moment is designed to impress, scare, wow, and captivate the audience.

Having benefited from considerable investments in the venue to include all Covid-19 safety measures, Proud Embankment has also undergone a complete makeover throughout lockdown making it the most glamorous and Instagrammable venue in the capital. Proud ensures that customers get the experience of a lifetime in the safest possible environment with a triple lockdown guarantee where, in the event of a lockdown or change in roadmap, a refund, reschedule or credit note will be offered.

THE SHOW: The spectacular showstopper Proud Cabaret All Stars features Europe’s most talented music, cabaret, drag and acrobatic acts, performing exclusively in the UK’s biggest and most opulent cabaret venue.

Each evening, Toyah Willcox will take to the stage to perform and introduce the audience to Proud’s unforgettable acts. Guests are treated to a delicious three-course menu with a welcome cocktail on arrival, while enjoying the spectacle in an opulent setting.

Proud Embankment is located in an iconic heritage building at the heart of the West End, situated underneath Waterloo Bridge on the North bank of the River Thames. The UK’s largest and most glamorous venue dedicated to the artform of Cabaret. Make a grand entrance down the lavish commanding staircase, take a step into the spotlight on our central stage, relax into the golden booths, peep behind the red curtain, and breathe in the perfumery of perfection.

Retro Pop: Toyah Lands ‘Cabaret All Stars’ Residency

October 7th, 2021

Toyah lands ‘Cabaret All Stars’ residency through November/December

Earlier this year, Toyah returned with ‘Posh Pop’, her first album in 13 years.

Toyah will perform a new ‘Cabaret All Stars’ show in London through November/December 2021. The singer, who scored her highest-charting solo album earlier this year with ‘Posh Pop’, will hit the stage at Proud Embankment on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning November 4.

“Britain’s punk princess joins Proud’s Cabaret All Stars for a limited run this November & December,” reads a teaser for the show.

• Continue reading at Retro Pop. See ticket booking info here.

Classic Pop: Toyah Willcox Joins Cabaret All Stars

October 7th, 2021

Toyah Willcox will be building on her current success with her Sunday Lunch YouTube series with a residency at Proud’s Cabaret All Stars this November and December.

The punk legend will headline London’s most spectacular cabaret experience from 4 November, leading a cast of world-class cabaret, circus and burlesque superstars at Proud Embankment nearly Waterloo Bridge.

“I can’t wait to be part of the Proud Cabaret All Stars family and rock out to all the classics at this amazing venue,” says the singer.

“I’m thrilled and honoured to have Toyah join our Proud Cabaret All Stars family,” added CEO Alex Proud. “A true original and real icon, I’ve been a fan since childhood, it’s such an honour and a treat to have her on our stage.”

• Continue reading at Classic Pop. See ticket booking info here.

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox’s Flamboyant Cover

September 14th, 2021

Watch Toyah Willcox’s flamboyant cover of ‘These Boots Were Made For Walking’

It’s her latest Sunday Lunch Love Letters cover

Toyah Willcox has shared her latest Sunday Lunch Love Letters series with husband Robert Fripp – watch the version of ‘These Boots Were Made For Walking’ below.

The new videos are an offshoot of the couple’s Sunday Lockdown Lunch series, and began when the pair were separated after Fripp went on tour in the US with King Crimson.

• Continue reading at the NME.

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp Reacts To Toyah’s Cover

September 14th, 2021

Robert Fripp Reacts To Toyah’s Cover Of These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

“Toyah has some boots in her wardrobe that are made for walking.”

The remote version of Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox’s lockdown-inspired covers series continues on, with Fripp reacting to Wilcox’s cover of Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made For Walkin’.

The caption for the new video notes that: “Robert Fripp is touring the USA with King Crimson and Toyah is home alone. Toyah has some boots in her wardrobe that are made for walking, and they are appearing in a love letter to Robert.”

• Continue reading at Guitar.Com.

Metal Sucks: Toyah Willcox Covers “These Boots”

September 14th, 2021

Toyah Willcox Covers “These Boots are Made for Walkin’” for King Crimson’s Robert Fripp

King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp is still on tour in the U.S., but his wife, actress and singer Toyah Willcox, has continued with the duo’s popular “Sunday Lunch” videos in his absence as “love letters” to her husband, with Fripp’s hotel room reactions edited in alongside Toyah’s performances.

For this week’s video, Willcox delivers a solo cover of Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 hit “These Boots are Made for Walkin’.” “The kitchen’s waiting! Sunday Lunch wants ya back!” Toyah taunts, before adding, “These puppies want you home!” while aiming the camera at her chest as Fripp lets out a spirited laugh.

• Continue reading at Metal Sucks.

Guitar.Com: Robert Reacts To Toyah’s ‘Light My Fire’

September 6th, 2021

Robert Fripp Reacts To Toyah’s Cover Of Light My Fire By The Doors

While Robert Fripp is away on tour with King Crimson, his wife Toyah has been powering on solo with song covers in an off-shoot to the couple’s Sunday Lunch series. In this week’s upload, Fripp reacted to his wife’s cover of The Doors’ Light My Fire.

The fifth episode of the Love Letters series was uploaded to YouTube yesterday (5 September) with the caption: “Robert Fripp is touring the USA with King Crimson and Toyah is home alone. Toyah is keen on setting the ‘night on fire’ across the Atlantic in a new Love Letter.”

• Continue reading at Guitar.Com. Watch the Latest Sunday Lunch/Love Letters at You Tube. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Toyah Willcox Shares Cover Of ‘Light My Fire’

September 6th, 2021

Toyah Willcox shares bubbly cover of The Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’

“Come on Bobby, light my fire”

Toyah Willcox has shared a cover of The Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ in the latest episode of hers and Robert Fripp’s Sunday Lunch Love Letters series.

The videos began as an off-shoot of the couple’s Sunday Lockdown Lunch series when Fripp went on tour in the US with King Crimson.

In the fifth episode, which was uploaded earlier today (September 5), Willcox covered The Doors’ 1967 track from her kitchen. Watching on a split-screen from his hotel room, Fripp introduced the video by saying: “My wife has sent me a viddy! Let’s see what little lovie has.”

• Continue reading at the NME. Watch the Latest Sunday Lunch/Love Letters at You Tube.

Retro Pop: Toyah Scores Highest Solo Album Placement

September 5th, 2021

Toyah scores highest solo album placement with ‘Posh Pop’

The ’80s icon has teased plans to tour the album across the UK, Europe and the US.

‘Posh Pop’ is Toyah’s best charting album of her solo career. The singer’s 16th LP, featuring the singles Levitate, Zoom Zoom and Summer of Love, debuted at No. 22 on the UK chart, beating her solo debut ‘Minx’, which peaked at 24.

It’s beaten only by ‘Anthem’ and ‘The Changeling’, both of which were released by the singer’s eponymous new wave band, of which she was frontwoman. ‘Anthem’ was a UK No. 2 hit, while ‘The Changeling’ reached No. 6. The live album “Warrior Rock’ also hit No. 20.

• Continue reading at Retro Pop. Read Retro Pop’s recent interview with Toyah.

Metal Sucks: Toyah Covers ‘Light My Fire’

September 5th, 2021

Toyah Willcox Covers “Light My Fire” for King Crimson’s Robert Fripp

King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp is still on tour in the U.S., but his wife, actress and singer Toyah Willcox, has continued with the duo’s popular “Sunday Lunch” videos in his absence as “love letters” to her husband, with Fripp’s hotel room reactions edited in alongside Toyah’s performances.

For this week’s video, Willcox delivers a solo cover of The Doors’ “Light My Fire,” changing the taunt of song’s refrain from “Come on baby, light my fire” to “Come on Bobby.” “I’m keeping the bed warm for you,” she teases as the song wraps up, adding “the sofa and the carpet too” as Fripp expresses his admiration and amusement, quipping, “I think it’s time to go home.”

• Continue reading at Metal Sucks. Watch the Latest Sunday Lunch/Love Letters at You Tube.

Posh Pop: Album Review by ‘Edinburgh Evening News’

September 3rd, 2021

The second great review of the day for Posh Pop, this from Liam Rudden in the Edinburgh Evening News.

Fabulous​,​ flawless, five star pop from Toyah

It’s a mystery how time has flown. I remember clearly the first time I heard the name Toyah Willcox.

I was 15, hanging around the square behind the family home in Leith when a purple-mohicaned punk called Pete appeared. He was visiting pals in the scheme and we got talking about music. He was a fan of a singer who, he claimed, could unite mods, rockers and punks. Some feat in those days.

“Everyone charges to the front when she comes on,” he said, adding, “They don’t even fight when Toyah’s singing.” The next day I headed to Ards Record Shop on Great Junction Street and found a copy of Sheep Farming In Barnet. One listen and I was hooked.

That was 42 years ago, it’s still a brilliant album as is Toyah’s latest, Posh Pop, released last weekend. Reunited with long term collaborator Simon Darlow and with husband Robert Fripp on guitar, Posh Pop is at once reflective and optimistically forward thinking.

…Barefoot On Mars, my highlight of the album, is an arrestingly emotional, uplifting​ and joyous tribute. A tear-inducing salute to Toyah’s mother, it ​will ​touch the soul of ​anyone who has ​​lost a ​truly ​loved one.​ ​A degree of lightness returns with Rhyth​​m ​I​n ​M​y ​H​ouse​, ​an easy listening ​number brought to life with ​unicorn​s​ and bubbles​, which is followed by ​Summer ​O​f ​Love and an unapologetic Sixties’ ‘love and peace’ vibe​.

• Continue reading at the Edinburgh Evening News. This review is also published in The Falkirk Herald and The Southern Reporter. See more Posh Pop reviews.