Reviews: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch Tour

October 4th, 2023

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

Wimborne, Tivoli Theatre
Saturday 30 September 2023

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

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

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

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

The Changeling: Official Promo Advert

October 4th, 2023

The Changeling was reissued on Deluxe Editions last Friday. Watch the promo advert for the release at Facebook and Instagram.

Reader’s Digest: If I Ruled The World

October 4th, 2023

Toyah is interviewed in the October 2023 issue of Reader’s Digest magazine. Here is a preview.

If I Ruled The World – Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox is a singer, actor and TV presenter with a career spanning 40 years and eight top 40 singles. Toyah and Robert Fripp tour the UK together in October

Young people would have repercussion predictors

If you make a move in anger, revenge or envy, you need to know the consequences of your actions. I think AI would help young people so much—if they could just have a level of repercussion prediction, they might think twice rather than taint their entire life with a bad action. Within social media, a repercussion predictor would be really useful.

Work-life balance would be a law

The majority of us forget to put life balance first. We are very lucky in the UK that we have two days off a week. I often work in America and I’m so shocked at how hard Americans are expected to work. Life isn’t all about work, email, bureaucracy and accounting. In my working world, I would insist that were two days a week where there is no communication with work.

• Reader’s Digest is on sale now from newsagents, selected stores, and online.

Official Charts: The Changeling In Midweeks Top 20!

October 4th, 2023

The Changeling has returned to the official UK Album Chart, a mere 41 years after it originally entered. The album is currently at No. 16 in the chart update/midweeks, published by The Official Charts Company.

• See the midweek chart here. Browse more Toyah on The Official Charts news/stats, which has occurred numerous times over recent years, at Dreamscape’s Official Charts archive.

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Upbeat Moments/Sunday Lunch

October 4th, 2023

• Toyah & Robert: UpBeat MomentsWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – White Wedding – Watch… (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Orchestra Of The Swan: Revolting Rhymes with Toyah Willcox

October 4th, 2023

Orchestra of the Swan Presents Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes with Toyah Willcox

The Courtyard’s resident orchestra, The Orchestra of the Swan will present a musical reimagining of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes with Toyah Willcox this November.

This wickedly reimagined take on, Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs, will be narrated by Toyah Wilcox and accompanied by the Orchestra of the Swan. This show is suitable for people of all ages using Roald Dahl’s beloved rhymes.

The score for Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes was composed by Paul Patterson and is a perfect blend of humour and suspense. There is no better storyteller than Dahl who manages to pull off the ingenious trick of appealing to both adults and children, and what better way to enhance his stories than setting them to music.

Toyah Willcox is an English singer, actress and television personality who has released over 20 albums and has starred in numerous films and television shows. Her flamboyant and eclectic style is just what is needed to add to the children’s fairy tales.

Explaining how she got involved, Toyah Willcox said; “The Orchestra of the Swan invited me to do it and I think it’s a gorgeous piece. It has so much strength in pulling young people into what an orchestra can be. Music is part of our lives and I just hope this performance will introduce children to classical music. The way I see it I think the music is now the greater part of the experience as children are more worldly-wise and more aware of the dangers – but I think they are not learning about music on the level I used to.”

• Continue reading at EatSleepLive Hertfordshire. See also The Courtyard.

Toyah On TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

October 4th, 2023

Celebrity Catchphrase: ITV2: Sunday 8th October: 1.30pm
Stephen Mulhern hosts a celebrity special of the classic game show, with Nicola Coughlan, Stephen Mangan and Toyah Willcox all trying to say what they see as they guess well-known phrases for the chance to win a £50,000 jackpot for their chosen charity.

Toyah On TV: Minder (All Mod Cons)

October 4th, 2023

Minder: ITV4: Thursday 5th October: 3.55pm
Minder: ITV4: Friday 6th October: 6.05am
Minder: ITV4: Thursday 12th October: 1.50am
All Mod Cons. Series 2, Episode 8. Terry tries to help his friend Kate evict some unwanted tenants, but comes to doubt her motives. Meanwhile, Arthur is desperate to get into the property market and tries to sell Terry’s flat without telling him. Guest starring Toyah Willcox and Simon Cadell. Director: Ian Sharp. Also starring: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Peter Childs, George Layton, Patrick Malahide, Michael Troughton. Also showing on ITV4 HD. (Photos © ITV)

Retropop: Toyah – The Changeling

September 28th, 2023

Released: September 29

Cherry Red Records is delighted to announce the remastered release of Toyah’s 1982 Silver certified-selling album “The Changeling”. The Changeling is the darker, more grown-up sequel to the previous year’s Platinum-selling album Anthem. The Changeling entered the UK Top 40 in June 1982, peaking at No. 6.

Produced by the acclaimed Steve Lillywhite, the album features a line-up of Toyah Willcox (vocals), Joel Bogen (guitar), the late Phil Spalding (bass) and the revered Simon Phillips (drums). The album also features guest synthesizers/keyboards from Andy Clark (David Bowie’s Super Monster (And Super Creeps, member of Be Bop Deluxe) and Simon Darlow. The brass section from Haircut 100 also features on Street Creature.

For the tenth overall release of the Toyah Safari Records catalogue on Cherry Red, Toyah’s archivist Craig Astley has dug deep to expand the album with a treasure trove of previously unheard bonus tracks, previously unseen footage and unseen, previously thought-lost, imagery.

• Continue reading at Retropop.

The Changeling: Resurrection 2023 YouTube Playlist

September 28th, 2023

On the eve of the remastered album being reissued, immerse yourself in The Changeling, via Official Toyah’s The Changeling Resurrection YouTube Playlist. A gorgeous selection of content in celebration of The Changeling‘s imminent release…

The Changeling: Win Prizes Signed By Toyah

September 28th, 2023

Toyah Competition! | Changeling Prizes Signed by Toyah to be won…

In anticipation of this Friday’s deluxe release of Toyah’s Changeling album we’re offering a selection of signed Changeling formats to win! To enter email the answer to the following question to with Toyah Changeling Competition in the subject line, and your full name and address*.

Winners of each prize will be picked at random and we’ll be in touch with the lucky winners next week!

• Continue reading, and enter the competition, at Cherry Red Records.

Releases: The Changeling… Is Almost Here!

September 28th, 2023

Toyah’s wonderful, epic 1982 studio album, The Changeling is reissued on remastered deluxe editions tomorrow.

The pink vinyl and Super Deluxe Edition Box Set are sold out at Cherry Red, but recommended stockists of those formats can be found by clicking below.

Toyah Tuesday: Madabout Interview (1982)

September 28th, 2023

It’s Toyah Tuesday and as The Changeling releases approach Official Toyah are revisiting some vintage footage. This 1982 interview is from Madabout.

Basingstoke Gazette: Win Toyah & Robert Tickets

September 28th, 2023

Win: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp coming to Basingstoke

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp are going on tour and will be in Basingstoke in October – and you can win free tickets with the Gazette.

The married pair are bursting out of the kitchen and going on tour with Toyah’s full ‘Posh Pop’ band.

Enjoy an evening of Sunday Lunch reminiscing and full rock music, familiar from their hit YouTube series, with Robert on guitar.

With the exciting artistic twists that both Robert and Toyah are renowned for, they’ll perform Toyah’s hits such as It’s A Mystery and I Want To Be Free, plus many much-loved songs, including My Generation, Heroes, Teenage Kicks, Rebel Yell, Slave To The Rhythm, Smoke On The Water, Are You Gonna Go My Way, Paranoid, and more.

• Continue reading, and enter the competition to win gig tickets, at the Basingstoke Gazette.

Live!: Sunday Lunch On Tour

September 28th, 2023

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

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

Toyah On TV: 80s Stars – Then & Now!

September 28th, 2023

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Saturday 30th September: 3am
Where are they now? Classic hits, followed by some recent songs – Including Pet Shop Boys, Kylie, Toyah, The Stones, Gary Numan, The Pretenders, New Order, Rick Astley & T’Pau!

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Sat Song/UM/Sunday Lunch + Press

September 28th, 2023

Saturday Song: In The Fairground (Live 1982 Vintage) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: UpBeat MomentsWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Silverchair! – Watch…

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

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

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Get Their “Freak” On With Silverchair Cover: New Sunday Lunch Video Streaming – Continue…

Far Out: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Silverchair’s ‘Freak’ in new ‘Sunday Lunch’ video – Continue…

Official Toyah TikTok: Freak – Continue…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Continue…

Releases: Trevor Horn: Echoes – Ancient & Modern

September 24th, 2023

Toyah & Robert Fripp record Relax with Trevor Horn

Superproducer Trevor Horn presents Echoes – Ancient & Modern, his Deutsche Grammophon debut album, featuring fresh orchestral takes on 11 iconic tracks. The booklet notes feature an interview in which Paul Morley talks to his long-time friend and collaborator about how he picked the right artists to help him transform familiar songs into something magical and new.

Due for release on 1 December 2023, full release details will be announced shortly.

Horn himself sings vocals on the Roxy Music classic “Avalon”, as well as producing Marc Almond, Tori Amos, Rick Astley, Andrea Corr, Steve Hogarth, Lady Blackbird, Jack Lukeman, Iggy Pop, Seal and Toyah Willcox & Robert Fripp in tracks originally performed by Pat Benatar; The Cars; Depeche Mode; Frankie Goes to Hollywood; Billy Idol; Joe Jackson; Grace Jones; Kendrick Lamar; Nirvana and Yes.


01. Swimming Pools (Drank) feat. Tori Amos
02. Steppin’ Out feat. Seal
03. Owner Of A Lonely Heart feat. Rick Astley
04. Slave To The Rhythm feat. Lady Blackbird
05. Love Is A Battlefield feat. Marc Almond
06. Personal Jesus feat. Iggy Pop
07. Drive feat. Steve Hogarth
08. Relax feat. Toyah Willcox & Robert Fripp
09. White Wedding Feat Andrea Corr with Jack Lukeman
10. Smells Like Teen Spirit feat. Jack Lukeman
11. Avalon

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Toyah On TV: Richard Osman’s House of Games

September 24th, 2023

Toyah is guesting through five episodes, during the second week of the new 20 week, 100 episode, series of Richard Osman’s House Of Games, beginning on 2nd October on BBC2.

Each episode airs at 6pm and will be available at BBC iPlayer after broadcast.

Richard Osman’s House Of Games: BBC2: Monday 2nd October: 6pm
Monday. Series 5, Episode 6. Chris Hughes, Debra Stephenson, Inel Tomlinson and Toyah Willcox test their general knowledge skills before Richard Osman announces the day’s winner.

Richard Osman’s House Of Games: BBC2: Tuesday 3rd October: 6pm
Tuesday. Series 5, Episode 7. Chris Hughes, Debra Stephenson, Inel Tomlinson and Toyah Willcox compete in the weekday general knowledge quiz, hosted by Richard Osman.

Richard Osman’s House Of Games: BBC2: Wednesday 4th October: 6pm
Wednesday. Series 5, Episode 8. Chris Hughes, Debra Stephenson, Inel Tomlinson and Toyah Willcox test their general knowledge skills on this week’s House of Games.

Richard Osman’s House Of Games: BBC2: Thursday 5th October: 6pm
Thursday. Series 5, Episode 9. Every day this week, celebrity contestants Chris Hughes, Debra Stephenson, Inel Tomlinson and Toyah Willcox take on a series of quiz rounds selected by the host, quiz legend Richard Osman.

Richard Osman’s House Of Games: BBC2: Friday 6th October: 6pm
Friday. Series 5, Episode 10. The celebrities face their final quizzes, and the week’s winner is announced.

• Visit the House Of Games BBC website. Tune in each evening or catch-up on BBC iPlayer. (Photo © BBC)

Saturday Songs: In The Fairground (Live 1982 Vintage)

September 24th, 2023

With just a week to go until the anticipated release of the expanded, deluxe remaster of The Changeling, this week’s Saturday Song is a live 1982 performance of In The Fairground. The track comes from the 1981 EP Four More From Toyah which features as part of the bonus tracks on CD1 of the 2CD+DVD edition. Released on 29 September on Cherry Red Records.

• Pre-order The Changeling Super Deluxe Box Set & other formats.

Evesham Journal: Partying In Burford

September 24th, 2023

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen party with Toyah Willcox and Jilly Cooper

Rock and roll royalty, authors and artists all congregated at an art gallery in Burford to see the opening night of Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen’s first solo painting exhibition.

The interior designer – who lives in Siddington with his wife Jackie and is best known for appearing on BBC programme Changing Rooms – has recently turned his back on presenting to pursue more creative aspirations.

• Continue reading at the Evesham Journal. See also Wilts & Gloucestershire Standard.