Sunday Lunch: Paul Stanley (of KISS) Loves Toyah & Robert

January 26th, 2023

Paul Stanley, legendary frontman of similarly legendary band KISS, has tweeted/commented on Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch cover of I Was Made For Lovin’ You to his 694k followers at Twitter.

The Sunday Lunch KISS cover premiered at You Tube and Facebook last Sunday, 22nd January.

Toyah Live 2023: Rewind Festival Scotland/North/South

January 26th, 2023

Toyah plays a trio of Rewind festivals this Summer: Scotland (21st – 23rd July. Scone Palace), North (4th – 6th August, Capesthorne Hall), South (18th – 20th August, Henley-On-Thames).

• Further details and ticket links at toyahwillcox.com.

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

January 24th, 2023

Toyah At Home: Lesser GodWatch… • Toyah & Robert: Upbeat Moments Of The WeekWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchI Was Made For Lovin’ You – Watch…

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

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox cover a KISS classic while dressed up like a unicorn: Husband Robert Fripp joined in on guitar, for the latest in their ‘Sunday Lunch’ series – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: If you had ‘Toyah singing Kiss dressed as a pink unicorn’ on your 2023 bingo card, congratulations: Robert Fripp looks terrified as Toyah Willcox bounces about in an inflatable unicorn costume during the couple’s performance of I Was Made For Lovin’ You – Continue…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and Unicorn Toyah Fly Through KISS’ “I Was Made for Lovin’ You”: Toyah wears an inflatable flying unicorn costume for the KISS classic – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover KISS “You Were Made For Loving Me” – Continue…

Far Out: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah cover KISS song ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform KISS Classic “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” In New Kitchen Video – Continue…

Guitar World: Robert Fripp and Toyah are on their usual ridiculous form in this bizarre cover of Kiss’s I Was Made For Lovin’ You: Watch the ever-intriguing husband-and-wife duo tackle one of the rock institution’s biggest hits – Continue…

Yahoo! Entertainment: Robert Fripp and Unicorn Toyah Fly Through KISS’ “I Was Made for Lovin’ You” – Continue…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend – Continue…

Toyah On TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

January 24th, 2023

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Monday 6th February: 5.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Wednesday 8th February: 9.30am
Blue Marigold. Series 5, Episode 1. Dropped by her agency for her diva-like behaviour, supermodel Marigold’s mental health deteriorates. Years later, she plots a comeback. Director: Giles Foster. Starring: Toyah Willcox, Ralph Bates, Sharon Duce, Helen Fraser, Billy Hamon, Edward Jewesbury.

Radio: BBC R4 Extra – Jake Yapp’s Unwinding

January 22nd, 2023

Toyah guested on Friday evening’s edition of Jake Yapp’s Unwinding on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

The live show had a runtime of three hours and was a mix of live guests, sketches, archive comedy, interviews and more.

Jake Yapp’s Unwinding | Series 1 Episode 15 of 20
Comedian and broadcaster Jake Yapp with a new live show for January evenings; three hours of comedy, guests and games. Tonight he’s joined by Toyah.

• Listen to the show at BBC Sounds for the next month. See Toyah’s tweet about guesting on Jake Yapp’s Unwinding.

Toyah Live 2023: Reepham Festival

January 22nd, 2023

Toyah has just been announced as the headliner for Reepham Festival 2023, taking place on Saturday 12th August.

• Visit the festival website by clicking below. Browse all of Toyah’s upcoming gigs and festival appearances at toyahwillcox.com.

Toyah on NOW 80s: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?!

January 22nd, 2023

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Tuesday 24th January: 11pm
Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Bowie, Madonna, Adam Ant and many more in this crazy countdown!

Live 2023: Toyah & Robert In Worcester

January 20th, 2023

Newly announced!! Toyah & Robert play a pair of live concerts at Huntingdon Hall, Worcester on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th May. Tickets are on sale now. Following rave reviews of their surprise festival appearance at Cropredy Festival in 2022, this highly anticipated performance is one not to be missed.

• Further details and ticket link available at Worcester Theatres.

Toyah On TV: Celebrity Eggheads

January 20th, 2023

Celebrity Eggheads: BBC2: Wednesday 1st February: 1.45pm
Series 8, Episode 15. A team from the world of arts and entertainment comprising actor Simon Greenall, singer Toyah Willcox, arts correspondent Nick Higham, award-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown and Proms presenter Katie Derham set out to triumph over the general knowledge Goliaths and win the cash prize for charity. Presented by Jeremy Vine. (This episode of Celebrity Eggheads originally aired on BBC2 in 2018).

The Sunday Times: Toyah & Robert – Relative Values (In Print)

January 20th, 2023

A snapshot of Toyah & Robert’s interview feature – Relative Values – as it appeared in print in The Sunday Times – available for one day only, Sunday 15th January 2023 – magazine.

Toyah On TV: Greatest Songs – 1982

January 20th, 2023

Greatest 80s Songs 1982: Channel 5: Sunday 29th January: 10.55pm
1982. Series 1, episode 3. Janice Long recalls the hits of 1982, when ABC, Culture Club, Musical Youth, Tears for Fears, the Stranglers, Kraftwerk, the Jam, Yazoo, and the Goombay Dance Band made their way up the charts. Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Clare Grogan add their thoughts on the era.

The Independent: Toyah Willcox Was ‘Negotiating’ Monogamy

January 16th, 2023

Toyah Willcox says she was ‘negotiating’ monogamy during marriage to Robert Fripp

‘When we first got together there was a tsunami of women trying to claim him,’ Willcox said

Toyah Willcox has opened up about the early years of her marriage with Robert Fripp in a new interview.

Willcox, 64, and Fripp, 76, got married in 1986, and recently reflected on their nearly 40-year relationship.

Speaking to The Times, Willcox said Fripp proposed to her within a week of their second meeting in 1985, with the couple tying the knot on the King Crimson guitarist’s 40th birthday.

Willcox added she had to explain her “version of monogamy” to him, referring to the “tsunami of women trying to claim” Fripp.

“When we first got together there was a tsunami of women trying to claim him. It was breathtaking. I got very bored of the number of people who felt they had to tell me they’d slept with him,” she explained. “I was, like, ‘Go f*** yourself.’”

• Continue reading at The Independent. NB. This article is an extract from Toyah & Robert’s interview published this week by The Times/The Sunday Times.

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

January 16th, 2023

Toyah At Home: Latex Messiah Posh Redux (2023) – Watch…ToyahLatex Messiah (Posh Redux) feat. Robert Fripp – 2023 Single – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: Upbeat Moments Of The Week – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Latex Sunday LunchWatch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week premiering the 2023 release of Latex Messiah (Posh Redux). (Image © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox perform updated version of ‘Latex Messiah’ with Robert Fripp: The latest instalment of their ongoing Sunday Lunch sessions sees the husband and wife duo perform one of their own tracks – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Things have taken a turn towards the dark side in Toyah and Robert’s kitchen: “Your eyes may never be the same again”, says Toyah, as she brandishes a whip and Robert Fripp dons a leather plague doctor mask – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp get into “Latex” on this week’s Sunday Lunch – Continue…

Ultimate Guitar: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Perform Updated Version of ‘Latex Messiah’: The duo took on Toyah’s track dressed as usual in unorthodox attire – Continue…

Far Out: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp perform ‘Latex Messiah’ on Sunday Lunch – Continue…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend – Continue…

Releases: Latex Messiah (Posh Redux) – New Digital Single/Preview

January 13th, 2023

Latex Messiah (Posh Redux) featuring Robert Fripp was released today digitally. Taken from the upcoming Deluxe Edition of In The Court Of The Crimson Queen, which is released – on CD and translucent red double vinyl – on 10th February.

Toyah introduces the new version on Toyah At Home tomorrow at 11am. Latex Messiah gets some utterly eyepopping new Latex visuals courtesy of Toyah & Robert in this week’s Sunday Lunch! Airing at midday on Sunday (15th January).

• Stream or download Latex Messiah by clicking below.

Toyah On TV: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks

January 13th, 2023

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW Rock: Thursday 19th January: 10pm
T’Pau’s Carol Decker brings a bit of Heart and Soul to a countdown of ’80s ladies who like to rock! With Joan Jett, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks and Pat Benatar. (as well as Toyah via the Thunder In The Mountains video)

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Site News: A New Dreamscape Is Coming!

January 12th, 2023

Dreamscape goes into its 24th year online in March and I’m currently working on revamping the website. Right now the idea is to completely change the look/format, which I find slightly scary/daunting, but I think it really is time for a radical change as I’ve been using this layout since 2012. During the 12 years before that I altered the format every couple of years.

This is, obviously, going to take a while as we have a huge archive that needs to be reformatted, or at least included in the new website in some form, as I’ve always considered the archives to be a really important aspect of any website. I’m also thinking of a way to incorporate the fanzine in some way.

So, the changes aren’t going to happen immediately but just a heads up that the changes will be happening…

Toyah On TV: Greatest Songs – 1981

January 12th, 2023

Greatest Songs – 1981: Channel 5: Sunday 22nd January: 10.55pm
1981. Series 1, episode 2. Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Clare Grogan are among those recalling the music and memories of 1981. It was a year when Bucks Fizz were losing their skirts, Adam and the Ants were re-inventing the pop video, and synthesizer bands were making it big. However, there was still room in the charts for the retro sound of Shakin’ Stevens. Narrated by Tony Blackburn.

Toyah On TV: Tipping Point – Lucky Stars

January 12th, 2023

Tipping Point – Lucky Stars: ITV: Sunday 22nd January: 4pm
Series 7, Episode 7. Ben Shephard presents a celebrity edition of the quiz, with the Rev Richard Coles, Toyah Willcox and Sharron Davies answering questions to win turns on an arcade-style machine. Dropping tokens down a choice of four chutes, they hope to knock piles of them off a moving shelf – and the more they collect, the better their chances of collecting the £20,000 prize for their selected charity. (Photo © ITV)

The Times: Relative Values – Toyah & Robert

January 11th, 2023

A new interview, and photos, with Toyah & Robert published by The Times.

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp on fidelity and rock’n’roll Sunday lunches

The singer and her guitarist husband on why they’re going on tour at a combined age of 140

The first time I met Robert was in a taxi in 1983 with our managers. I remember being intrigued by this man who was reluctant to talk, which provoked me to ask, “What colour are your underpants?” He brought out the prankster in me.

We didn’t meet again until 1985, when he asked me to make a charity album with him. He proposed within a week and we married on his 40th birthday in May 1986. Robert is an intelligent, deep thinker who’s disciplined in his music, his health routine and how he lives. All of that was perfection for me.

• Continue reading at The Times. (subscription required)

Official Toyah: January 2023 Blog

January 11th, 2023

Toyah’s first blog of 2023 is available to read now at toyahwillcox.com.

IUC: Queer Time Queer Space: Jubilee + New Year Queer Shorts

January 10th, 2023

Iconic movie Jubilee is showing as part of Queer Time, Queer Space at Indiana University Cinema next month.

QUEER TIME, QUEER SPACE: JUBILEE + NEW QUEER SHORTS
Fri, Feb 24, 7 pm; $5

Derek Jarman | 1978 | United Kingdom | Not rated | DCP
Queen Elizabeth I travels 400 years into the future to witness a dystopian London overrun by a vicious gang of punk guerrilla girls led by the new Monarch of Punk. Preceded by three shorts from up-and-coming queer filmmakers.

About Queer Time, Queer Space: Jubilee + New Queer Shorts
Queen Elizabeth I asks her court alchemist to show her England in the future and she’s transported 400 years to a postapocalyptic wasteland of roving girl gangs, an all-powerful media mogul, fascistic police, scattered filth, and twisted sex. Legendary British filmmaker Derek Jarman channels political dissent and creative daring into a revolutionary blend of history, fantasy, cinematic experimentation, satire, anger, fashion, and philosophy. Starring cultural icons Jordan, Toyah Willcox, Little Nell, Jayne County, Adam Ant, and Brian Eno. 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! [106 mins; drama, fantasy; English]

Ahead of its time and often frighteningly accurate in its predictions, [Jubilee] is a fascinating historical document and a gorgeous work of film art.” — The Criterion Collection

Jarman’s sophomore film is a Molotov cocktail of celluloid—a film that practically dares you to watch it.” — Film Threat

One of the most original, bold, and exciting features to have come out of Britain in the 1970s.” — Variety

• Continue reading for further details and ticket link at Indiana University’s website.