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Official Toyah: June 2023 Blog

June 3rd, 2023

Toyah’s blog for June is available to read at

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Toyah On TV: Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!

June 3rd, 2023

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Tuesday 6th June: 11am
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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Toyah Fanzine: First two A4s! – Thank You!!

June 2nd, 2023

THANKS!!! to everyone for the great response to the first two A4 issues of Toyah Fanzine. And for those still waiting, I hope they are with you soon!

So many ideas for future A4s, but not for a while. Stay tuned for The Changeling (A5) issues, happening in the not too distant future (around when Cherry Red reissue the album).

Radio: Greatest Hits Radio – It’s A Mystery/Big 45

June 2nd, 2023

It’s A Mystery, Toyah’s forever iconic 1981 hit, from the Four From Toyah EP, was the “Big 45” on The Simon Mayo Drivetime Show on Greatest Hits Radio on Tuesday.

Live 2023: Stone Valley Festival South (Sunday)

June 2nd, 2023

A few clips of a great day at Stone Valley Festival South in Ware on May 28. Featuring Toyah, From The Jam, The Beat, The Selecter and Ocean Colour Scene. (Thanks to Choose 80s).

Radio: BBC Radio Manchester – Mike Sweeney Show

June 1st, 2023

Toyah and Robert guested on Mike Sweeney’s BBC Radio Manchester Show yesterday.

Mike chats with Toyah and Robert about their career ahead of their show at The Lowry later this year.

• Listen to the show, for the next month, at BBC Sounds.

Live 2023: A Very Special Intimate Toyah Gig

June 1st, 2023

Coming up on Thursday 8 June…. A very special intimate Toyah gig at Boisdale Restaurants Canary Wharf. Click below for tickets.

Toyah On TV: Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989

June 1st, 2023

Who Won Wot? 1980 – 1989: NOW 80s: Friday 2nd June: 7am
From Smash Hits “Most Unwanted Person of 1980” to the Brits “Best Group” of 1989 – Mark Goodier’s 10 hour marathon of 80s award winners lasts nearly as long as the Oscars. (The first artist played from 1981 is Toyah, with the Thunder In The Mountains video. Mark said: “We begin 1981 with a 4ft 11 pop star who had the biggest hair of the entire decade, here’s the Most Fanciable (as voted by Smash Hits magazine readers) Toyah Willcox with Thunder In The Mountains“).

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Toyah Fanzine: First A4 Issues Are… Go!

June 1st, 2023

Happy to report that Toyah Fanzine’s first two A4 issues – “Posh Pop” and “The Road To Sheep Farming In Barnet” – have been created, designed, printed, received, packaged, posted and most readers should be receiving them today! Happy reading!! I documented some of the process this time …

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Toyah On TV: Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?!

June 1st, 2023

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Friday 2nd June: 8pm
Pop legend Toyah brings 30 memorable videos featuring a cavalcade of clothing calamities from superstars including Visage, Five Star, Divine, Cher, The Jam, Bananarama, Dead Or Alive, Bucks Fizz, ABC, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Madonna, Adam & The Ants, A Flock Of Seagulls, Roxy Music, Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Grace Jones, Su Pollard, Toyah herself and more in this crazy countdown! See the full Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30 playlist here.

Official Toyah: Toyah & Robert @ Glastonbury

May 31st, 2023

We’re thrilled to announce that TOYAH & ROBERT are playing the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury 2023 on Sunday 25 June!Toyah Willcox

Glastonbury announced the full line up on 24 May:

The Acoustic Stage is a festival within a festival. For the last thirty years or so, people have been trooping up to the hill to the haven of the Acoustic field. The crowds visit the Acoustic Stage to either avoid the rain and, maybe even, the sun – in the sanctuary of super-duper circus tent – or, to hear acoustic, song-based music. Mostly it’s blues, folk, contemporary or country music, but…’s not always played on acoustic instruments.

The Acoustic Stage has had the pleasure to welcome Ray Davies, Christy Moore, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, The Waterboys, Robert Plant, The Moody Blues featuring… Michael Eavis, John Prine, Art Garfunkel, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Keane and The Bootleg Beatles, amongst many others.

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Worcester News: Toyah To Perform At Glastonbury

May 31st, 2023

Becky Hill, Toyah and possibly Harry Styles to perform at Glastonbury

The Glastonbury line-up has been released and several county stars feature.

Some of the most popular artists from Worcestershire will take to the stage at the country’s biggest music festival later this summer.

Bewdley’s Becky Hill and Pershore’s Toyah Willcox are among the names set to appear. But there are rumours that another locally born musician could be joining them.

• Continue reading at Worcester News.

Official Charts: Live At Drury Lane

May 31st, 2023

Live At Drury Lane, the sixth album of Cherry Red’s Toyah reissue schedule, entered numerous album charts, compiled by Official Charts, on Friday 19th May.

Album Sales at #9. At #5 in the Independent chart. At #9 in the Physical chart. At #11 in the Scottish Album chart. At #11 in the Vinyl chart. At #38 in the Record Store chart.

Great Official Charts stats for yet another Toyah release.

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

May 31st, 2023

Saturday Morning Song: Blue Meanings (1980) from The Blue Meaning (Special Edit 2021) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: UpBeat Moments – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchRadar LoveWatch… This week, see also: • Toyah & Robert’s Rock PartySensational A CapellaWatch…Toyah & Robert’s Rock PartyEnter Sandman A CappellaWatch…

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

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Golden Earring’s ‘Radar Love’: “I’d believe anything from this kitchen” – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Golden Earring’s “Radar Love” – Continue…

Brave Words: Watch Robert Fripp And Toyah Perform Golden Earring’s Smash Hit “Radar Love” – Continue…

Far Out: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover ‘Radar Love’ by Golden Earring – Continue…

Turn Up the Volume: Toyah And Robert Have a ‘Radar Love’: On the seventh day – almost 3 years ago – Toyah Willcox and her beloved husband Robert Fripp (King Crimson) started their Sunday Lunch Sessions as a fun pastime while being locked up in their kitchen due to that shit virus – Continue…

Official Toyah TikTok: Radar Love – Continue…

DGM Live: T&R’s Rock Party Weekend – Continue…

Toyah On TV: Video Killed The Radio Star

May 31st, 2023

Video Killed The Radio Star: Sky Arts: Thursday 8th June: 5.10am
Toyah Willcox. (Series 7, Episode 6) An insight into the making of videos by Toyah Willcox, whose hits included It’s A Mystery, Thunder in the Mountains and I Want To Be Free.

Bishop’s Stortford Independent: Stone Valley Festival

May 31st, 2023

Stone Valley Festival South: Toyah provides moment of magic with a Fripp down memory lane

But Stone Valley South invariably also serves up a surprise – delivered this year by Toyah.

The former punk pixie-turned-New Romantic warrior queen in a post-apocalyptic chariot took an unenviable early spot, but drew a huge crowd.

As an early adopter of her 1980s make-up brand, available in Woolworths, I made the effort to join them. Frankly, I was curious about exactly what kind of novelty act we would see, but she was pure class.

For the uninitiated, Toyah Willcox has been married since 1986 to musician Robert Fripp, founder and guitarist of prog rockers King Crimson.

• Continue reading at Bishop’s Stortford Independent.

Live 2023: Toyah & Robert in Worcester

May 31st, 2023

Toyah & Robert onstage at Huntingdon Hall, Worcester last weekend. (Thanks to Sharon Dickson for the great photo)

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Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

May 31st, 2023

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Saturday 3rd June: 00.05am
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.

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 4th June: 10.55pm
1983. Series 1, episode 4. Simon Bates narrates this look at the music of 1983, featuring interviews with Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker, Carol Decker, Jenny Powell and other famous faces. Among the featured tracks are Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), New Order’s Blue Monday, and Bad Boys by Wham!

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: Channel 5: Sunday 11th June: 11.30pm
1984. Series 1, episode 5. A look at the biggest singles of the year, the best pop videos, the artists who appeared in them, and the stories behind the songs. Cheryl Baker reveals how Tina Turner’s What’s Love Got to Do with It started off as a Bucks Fizz song. Plus, a look at Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s controversial Relax, and the hits of Wham!. With contributions from Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Carol Decker and Jenny Powell.

Saturday Morning Song: Blue Meanings (2021 Edit)

May 31st, 2023

A special edit of vintage performance clips of the song Blue Meanings from the album The Blue Meaning, released on LP vinyl and 2CD+DVD by Cherry Red.

There’s new songs every Saturday morning uploaded to the Toyah channel in the 11am Toyah At Home slot. Remember to catch a new monthly Toyah At Home special at 11am on the first Saturday of each month.

Toyah On TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

May 31st, 2023

Celebrity Catchphrase: ITV2: Tuesday 6th June: 6pm
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 & Robert: Get Your Party Shoes Ready

May 31st, 2023

Toyah & Robert posted this great promo image on their social media spaces last week in the build up to their two gigs at The Huntingdon Hall, Worcester. (Image © Toyah Willcox/Robert Fripp)

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