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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.

• Continue reading at Brighton News. Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop Tour News Archive.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

March 15th, 2022

Lots of press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering Green Day. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’: “May ur basket overflow with love” – King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Green Day’s pop-punk classic ‘Basket Case – 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…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah beats aubergines and wears a basket on her head in latest broadcast with Robert Fripp: Green Day’s classic Basket Case gets a makeover from progman Robert Fripp and post-punk pioneer Toyah Willcox – Light entertainment icons Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have completed their latest broadcast to the nation, covering Green Day’s 1984 punk banger Basket Case with the aid of two aubergines – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Get Chaotic In Their Sunday Lunch Cover Of Green Day’s Basket Case: This week, Toyah dances around armed with a pair of aubergines – Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox returned yesterday (13 March) for a fresh instalment of their Sunday Lunch series with a cover of Green Day’s pop-punk hit, Basket Case. In this week’s video, the couple left a handwritten message on their cabinets, which read “May Ur Basket Overflow With Love – Continue reading…

Kerrang: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Green Day’s Basket Case… while wearing a basket: Green Day’s iconic Dookie single Basket Case gets the (very entertaining) Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp treatment – Green Day have got a huge year coming up with the potential release of their cryptic 1972 project and the upcoming UK and European leg of the Hella Mega Tour, and if that’s not enough they’ve just been honoured by the mighty Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Green Day’s “Basket Case”: This week on Toyah and Robert Fripp’s “Sunday Lunch” covers series, they take on Green Day’s classic 1994 single “Basket Case.” Always a fan of props, Toyah wears a basket on her head for part of the video and then plays a drum with eggplants. As you do. – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Green Day’s “Basket Case”: 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 morning, Fripp and Toyah are covering Green Day’s “Basket Case.” The song seems like an interesting choice, given that the duo have been on a real classic rock kick of late, but hey, you didn’t come here for normal – Continue reading…

• Far Out: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Green Day: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and singer Toyah Willcox have just released another cover to their online repertoire with ‘Basket Case’. The Green Day cover is their newest cover, and it follows a canon of performances that includes songs by Ramones, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica and Billy Idol – Continue reading…

Ultimate Guitar: Watch: Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Cover Green Day’s ‘Basket Case’: The duo takes on a Pop Punk classic on their “Sunday Lunch” series – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah And Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Basket Case… Toyah And Robert’s Burning Questions (March 12th, 2022) Is love capable of being expressed when we’re absent from those we would like to show love to? – If someone if behaving very, very badly, do we deny them love? – Is it possible to make love tangible in a disastrous and catastrophic event? … Toyah At Home – Don’t Fall In Love March 12th, 2022) – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: Basket Case: Once again we at Toyah And Robert HQ are lost for words! – Watch the video…

News & Star: Toyah Willcox To Perform New Show In Carlisle

March 13th, 2022

Punk princess Toyah Willcox will perform an up close and personal set in Carlisle next week.

The 1980s icon will be at the city’s Old Fire Station on Thursday, March 17 as part of her UK tour.

The show, will see the singer performing her loved hit singles and classic songs, alongside recalling stories from her colourful career. Toyah’s career has spanned over 40 years, where she has worked as a singer and TV presenter.

The 63-year-old has featured in films such as Jubilee, Quadrophenia and the recent The Ghosts of Borley Rectory, as well as TV shows such as Shoestring, Minder, Kavanagh QC and Maigret.

She returns in Cumbria after performing in Millom last month. The singer will perform hits including ‘It’s A Mystery’, ‘Thunder in The Mountains’, ‘I Want to Be Free’ and ‘Good Morning Universe’ alongside numbers from her latest release, ‘Posh Pop’.

• Continue reading at the News & Star.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: More Press

March 8th, 2022

More press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week covering Neil Young. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp combine forces to cover Rockin’ In The Free World: Chaos continues to rein in the Fripp-Willcox kitchen as Neil Young’s Rockin’ In The Free World is given a boisterous makeover – Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have added another cover to their catalogue of kitchen chaos. This weekend the pair used their weekly Sunday Lunch broadcast to perform a spirited version of Neil Young’s Rockin’ In The Free World, presumably taking their cue from current world events – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Fripp and Toyah Show Support for Ukraine with Cover of Neil Young’s Rockin’ In The Free World: The video is the second the Kitchen Duo have posted in support of Ukraine – Yesterday (6 March), King Crimson mastermind Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox returned with a banging cover of Rockin’ in the Free World, Neil Young’s 1989 rock hit. In this week’s video, the couple expressed support for the war-torn country with a handwritten message on their cabinets, which read “A Free World For All is the Dog’s Bollocks.” – Continue reading…

Guitar World: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox play Rockin’ in the Free World in solidarity with Ukraine: The duo take on Neil Young’s anthem to freedom and rock-based rebellion – Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have posted a cover of Neil Young’s Rockin’ in the Free World in a show of support for the people of Ukraine. The video sees Fripp, wearing the blue and yellow colors of Ukraine, accompanied by Willcox on vocals and wielding what we can only describe as a percussive skirt – Continue reading…

Far Out: Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox support Ukraine: Over the course of the Covid-19 epidemic, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp issued a series of videos featuring his wife Toyah Wilcox on lead vocals. In what was almost a history of rock, the duo compiled a selection of standards that were diverse in their nature, and punchy in their performance. The performances have nominally avoided politics, but this week’s version of ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ and Living Colour’s ‘Cult of Personality.’ – Continue reading…

TV: Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted: Further Press

March 8th, 2022

Further press for Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted (Photos © Discovery).

Classic Rock/Louder: Ghost hunter ‘strangled’ in Toyah Willcox’s haunted home: On a recent episode of Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted, ghost hunters investigated Toyah Willcox’s home with unexpected consequences – Usually featuring self-proclaimed psychics and supernatural investigators shrieking hysterically into night vision lenses every time their camera crew bump into furniture, ghost hunting shows on TV have largely been disappointing. This was not the case last month, however, when paranormal experts visited Toyah Willcox’s home in Pershore, Worcestershire, for Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted, to find out whether the pop star’s abode was supernaturally troubled, as she suggests – Continue reading…

Birmingham Mail: My House is Haunted cleaner ‘had a bad feeling in the en suite’ of eerie home: Toyah’s Pershore haunted house has further ghostly revelations from its former cleaner – Further spooky revelations have surfaced about the Worcestershire haunted house where TV ghost hunter Barri Ghai was filmed being ‘strangled’ by an evil spirit in the loft. Now the former cleaner of the historic Pershore property has come forward revealing there were public hangings in the attic. The Georgian house is owned by 1980s pop icon Toyah Willcox, who got the TV Help! My House is Haunted team in to help her after experiencing “persistent paranormal activity” since she moved in 20 years ago. Former cleaner Chrissi Rock, from Evesham, said: “I used to clean Toyah’s house in 1997 before she bought it – Continue reading…

Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted: Browse Dreamscape’s news/press archive – Continue reading…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

March 7th, 2022

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

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’: King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ – 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. “A free world for all is the dogs bollocks” – Continue reading…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and Toyah Support Ukraine with Neil Young and Living Colour Covers: The couple perform “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Cult of Personality” to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine – During the course of the pandemic, King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his singer wife, Toyah Willcox, have been distracting music fans with lighthearted and eye-catching covers of iconic rock tunes. This week, the couple took a more serious tone as they turned their attention toward the war in Ukraine, performing Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” and Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality.” For their latest “Sunday Lunch” performance, Robert and Toyah take on Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” While the original may have been an indictment of American policies under the George H. W. Bush administration at the time Young released the song in 1989, it’s clear that the Robert and Toyah are focusing on Russia’s current attack on the freedom of the Ukrainian people right now – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World”: Following their mid-week tribute to Ukraine, Toyah and Robert Fripp are staying with the theme for this week’s “Sunday Lunch” covers series, taking on Neil Young’s 1989 anthem “Rockin’ in the Free World.” This week’s cupboard poster: “A Free World For All is the Dog’s Bollocks.” – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World”: 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 morning, Fripp and Toyah are covering Neil Young’s rebel anthem “Rockin’ In The Free World.” Whether or not this is in solidarity with Young and his war against Spotify is unclear, though it’s worth noting that the “Sunday Lunch” cover series doesn’t appear to be on Spotify – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Rockin’ In The Free World… Toyah & Robert’s – Objects Of Desire (March 5th, 2022)… Toyah At Home – Sensational (March 5th, 2022) – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: Rockin’ In The Free World: Enough said….. Enjoy this weekends episode everyone! – Watch the video…

Toyah & Robert: Ukraine We Hear You – Press

March 1st, 2022

Press for Toyah & Robert’s “Ukraine We Hear You” (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp film bonus cover version in reaction to Russian invasion: A rare serious moment in the Willcox-Fripp kitchen as the couple stand with Ukraine and perform Living Colour’s Cult Of Personality – Last than 48 hours after posting their lively cover of The Black Keys’ Lonely Boy, Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have filmed another cover version, and this time they’ve got their serious faces on. Giving the video the title Ukraine We Hear You, Fripp and Willcox perform Living Colour’s Cult Of Personality, presumably in “tribute” to Russian president Vladimir Putin, who ordered the invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces on February 24 – Continue reading…

Tone Deaf: Robert Fripp and Toyah release bonus cover for the Ukrainian people: Just after dropping a cover of ‘Lonely Boy’ by The Black Keys, Robert Fripp and Toyah returned with an ode to the Ukrainian people – Robert Fripp and Toyah, it’s fair to say, have been having a really fun time making their Sunday Lunch services since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair have covered everyone from The Undertones to Patti Smith to The Velvet Underground – throughout each cover, Fripp happily strums his guitar while smiling pleasantly, as his partner Toyah dances loosely and wildly around him in their kitchen. It’s an endearing ritual and it clearly works for them – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Toyah and Robert Fripp Say “Ukraine We Hear You”, Cover Living Colour’s “Cult Of Personality”: Toyah Wilcox and King Crimson’s Robert Fripp have been covering songs in their kitchen since lockdown on their saucy and very popular “Sunday Lunch” YouTube series, but they just dropped a new one in support of Ukraine. They’ve covered Living Colour’s politically minded 1988 hit “Cult of Personality,” and have done so in a more serious manner than usual, without the razzle dazzle, though Toyah does work a little clever mirror magic when she sings “Neon lights, a Nobel Prize / Then a mirror speaks, the reflection lies.” They also made a version of the flag of the President of the Ukraine that’s affixed to their kitchen cupboards, and at the end the title “Ukraine We Hear You” comes across the screen – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Perform Solemn, Boobless Cover of Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality” In Solidarity With Ukraine: At this point, we are used to the “Sunday Lunch” videos made by King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, being funny viral snippets that mostly involve Toyah shaking her gals on camera. But now, Fripp and Toyah have recorded a chaste and grim-faced version of Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality” as a display of solidarity with Ukraine – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert: Ukraine We Hear You – Continue reading…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

February 28th, 2022

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

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover The Black Keys on Sunday Lunch: The pair took on ‘Lonely Boy’ from their kitchen – King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of The Black Keys‘ hit ‘Lonely Boy’ – check it out below. 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…

Classic Rock/Louder: Watch Toyah brandish a giant clock as we revisit the UK’s most chaotic kitchen: On their latest Sunday Lunch broadcast, Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox breathe new life into The Black Keys’ Lonely Boy – Another weekend has come and gone, and another broadcast from the Fripp-Willcox kitchen in deepest rural Worcestershire has beamed its way into the nation’s hearts. This week, coltish duo Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox visited the back catalogue of Akron’s finest, The Black Keys, and delivered a rousing version of their 2011 smash Lonely Boy – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Fripp and Toyah Are Lonely Boys With New Black Keys Cover: Fripp offers some rare backing vocals – Sunday Lunch, the covers series featuring Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox, is back – in the kitchen for a cover this week is the Black Keys’ track Lonely Boy. The cover features some rare backing vocals from the King Crimson guitarist, while Toyah Wilcox wields the rather existential prop of a gigantic metal clock that eclipses the entire screen – Continue reading…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and Toyah Are Right on Time with The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy”: The couple clock in with a playful take on the chart-topping rock hit – It’s more Sunday fun from King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his singer wife Toyah Willcox, who deliver a very timely rendition of The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy.” Toyah busts out a revealing white bodysuit for the couple’s take on The Black Keys’ chart-topping rock hit, as they play up the whole time aspect of the song’s lyrics. Unlike Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s complaint that he has a love who keeps him waiting, Robert and Toyah are always right on time with their “Sunday Lunch” performances — hence a giant clock prop, a hand-drawn clock poster, and a large yellow watch – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp cover The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy”: This week on their “Sunday Lunch” covers series, Toyah and King Crimson’s Robert Fripp knock out The Black Keys’ 2011 hit “Lonely Boy.” Robert offers up rare backing vocals on this one and Toyah, ever literal with her props, wields a giant clock face while the handmade poster on their cupboard reads “Fripp O’Clock.” For fans of flubs, bloopers and outtakes, this week’s video also pulls back the curtain a little – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy”: 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 Sunday, Fripp and Toyah take on the Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy.” This cover features Toyah wearing more clothing than we’re used to, though she definitely makes sure the gals are on blast – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Lonely Boy… Toyah & Robert’s – Objects Of Desire (February 26th, 2022)… Toyah At Home – Danced (February 26th, 2022) – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: This weekend we are back in the FrippCox kitchen and we have a true treat for you ….. WATCH TILL THE END!! – Watch the video…

TV: Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted: More Press

February 26th, 2022

After a few weeks of sporadic press on Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted, reaction to Toyah’s episode airing has gone viral today, with numerous press reports. The episode was also partially aired on Channel 4’s Gogglebox, the first time on non pay-to-view TV! (Photos © Discovery)

Independent: Ghosthunter claims he was ‘gasping for air’ in Toyah Wilcox’s home: A ghost hunter said he was left ‘gasping for air’ by a ghoul in 80s icon Toyah Willcox’s home. The spirit seeker was reportedly ‘strangled’ by an evil spirit in Toyah’s property. In scenes filmed for a new series, Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted, paranormal expert Barri Ghai was seemingly constrained whilst carrying out an investigation in the attic. The team were trying to speak with a ghost named George, which they believed to be a soldier who fought during the English civil war in the 1600s – Continue reading…

Birmingham Mail/Live: It’s a mystery – spirit at Toyah’s Pershore home caught on camera ‘strangling’ ghost hunter: Birmingham 1980s star Toyah Willcox opens up home to Barri Ghai for Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted. TV ghost hunter Barri Ghai was filmed being ‘strangled’ by an evil spirit in the Worcestershire attic of pop icon Toyah Willcox, it has emerged. Paranormal expert Ghai said he was left ‘gasping for air’ by a ghoul after venturing into the historic Pershore home of the 1980’s singer during the new series of Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted – Continue reading…

Evesham Journal: Ghost hunter strangled by spirit in Toyah Willcox’s Pershore home: A ghost hunter was left gasping for air by an evil spirit in the Worcestershire home of 80s icon Toyah Willcox. In scenes filmed for a new series, Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted, paranormal expert Barri Ghai was seemingly strangled whilst carrying out an investigation in the attic of Willcox’s Pershore home. Ghai was joined by colleagues Ian Shaw and Jayne Harris, who had set up a special ‘REM’ recording device in the attic – Continue reading…

Mirror: Ghost hunter left ‘gasping for air’ after being ‘strangled’ by spirit in home of 80s icon: In scenes filmed for a new series, Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted, paranormal expert Barri Ghai was seemingly constrained while carrying out an investigation in the attic of 80s icon Toyah Willcox. The moment a ghost hunter was ‘strangled’ by evil spirit inside the haunted home of Toyah Willcox – The moment a ghost hunter was ‘strangled’ by evil spirit inside the haunted home of Toyah Willcox – A ghost hunter has claimed he was left “gasping for air” after a run-in with a ghoul in 80s icon Toyah Willcox’s home. The spirit seeker was reportedly “strangled” by an evil spirit in Toyah’s property – Continue reading…

Indy 100: A ghost hunter claims he was strangled by a ghost in Toyah Willcox’s home: A ghost hunter said he was left ‘gasping for air’ by a ghoul in 80s icon Toyah Willcox’s home. The spirit seeker was reportedly ‘strangled’ by an evil spirit in Toyah’s property. In scenes filmed for a new series, Celebrity Help! My House is Haunted, paranormal expert Barri Ghai was seemingly constrained whilst carrying out an investigation in the attic – Continue reading…

MSN: Ghosthunter claims he was ‘gasping for air’ in Toyah Wilcox’s home: A ghost hunter said he was left ‘gasping for air’ by a ghoul in 80s icon Toyah Willcox’s home – Continue reading…

Yahoo! News: Ghosthunter claims he was ‘gasping for air’ in Toyah Willcox’s home – Continue reading/watching…

• Higgy Pop: ‘Gogglebox’ Cast React To Ghost Hunting Show ‘Celebrity Help! My House Is Haunted’: In the week Britain was battered by storms Eunice and Franklin, the cast of ‘Gogglebox’ watched lots of great telly, including a creepy ghost hunting show from Discovery+ which saw a team of paranormal experts search for spooks in pop star, Toyah Willcox’s Georgian house – Continue reading…

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Clarence Hall: It Wasn’t A Mystery

February 26th, 2022

Earlier in the month, the Clarence Hall hosted the iconic music legend, Toyah Willcox, as part of her Posh Pop Tour. As promoter Jamie Richards of Woodfired Summit said: “It wasn’t a mystery why the crowd loved her. Such talent, such presence, such enthusiasm and so much energy”.

Hall Trustee David Jeremiah was in the audience, and has contributed the following perspective:

“Music defines us. I identify with R&B and Rock and Roll so, Toyah’s arrival on the “Hip Hop” “Punk” music scene in 81/82 had passed me by. Nevertheless, during lockdown, I had become hooked on “Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch” – see it on YouTube. Knowing she was appearing at the Clarence Hall, I bought four tickets and persuaded Ann and two old rocker friends to come along.

The gig was a sell-out. The Hall was buzzing, and the music was loud. Without a doubt the evening was a roaring success and Toyah, admitting to never being in this part of the world before, was effusive about Crickhowell in general and the Hall in Particular.

• Continue reading at Clarence Hall.

Super Deluxe Edition: Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Reissue

February 25th, 2022

1980 live album • CD+DVD includes ‘Toyah’ doc

Toyah’s 1980 live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! will be reissued by Cherry Red in May.

The album featured a June 1980 performance at Club Lafayette, in Wolverhampton, and was recorded using the Rolling Stones legendary Mobile Recording Unit. The audio for this reissue has been remastered by Nick Watson from the original master tapes.

The CD+DVD deluxe edition includes the ATV documentary, Toyah, in which director Graham Moore follows Toyah around for more than six months capturing rehearsals, studio recording sessions, rehearsals for plays and then in the notorious Battersea warehouse ‘Mayhem’. This documentary has never been issued commercially before (the DVD is NTSC, region-free).

• Continue reading at Super Deluxe Edition.