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

January 10th, 2023

Toyah At Home: Heal OurselvesWatch…Robert At Home: January 2023 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: Upbeat Moments Of The Week (7 January 2023) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – The Kid’s Aren’t AlrightWatch…

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

Guitar.Com: Toyah and Robert Fripp take on The Kids Aren’t Alright by The Offspring for Sunday Lunch: “It’s a proper loud one this week as [we] take on this true anthem!!” – Continue…

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover The Offspring’s ‘The Kids Aren’t Alright’: “It’s a proper loud one this week as [we] take on this true anthem” – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp show no sign of letting up as Sunday Lunch series enters another year: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox carry on as they mean to carry on with a cover of The Offspring’s The Kids Aren’t Alright – Continue…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and Toyah Take on The Offspring’s “The Kids Aren’t Alright”: The couple’s “Sunday Lunch” series continues with a rendition of the punk-rock anthem – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover The Offspring’s “The Kid’s Aren’t Alright” – Continue…

Far Out: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover The Offspring’s ‘The Kids Aren’t Alright’ – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform The Offspring Hit “The Kids Aren’t Alright” In New Kitchen Video – Continue…

Ultimate Guitar: Robert Fripp and Toyah Cover The Offspring’s ‘The Kids Aren’t Alright’: The couple’s comedic series continues in 2023 with a special rendition of a classic – Continue…

Yahoo! Entertainment: Robert Fripp and Toyah Take on The Offspring’s “The Kids Aren’t Alright” – Continue…

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

The Masked Singer: Fans Speculate Toyah Is Otter!

January 8th, 2023

During last year’s series of The Masked Singer, there were some, including the national press, who thought the character/masked singer Panda was Toyah. It was eventually revealed that Panda was in fact Natalie Imbruglia.

The new series of The Masked Singer for 2023 started on New Year’s Day and almost immediately fans of the show were speculating the character Otter could be Toyah – though some are also saying it may possibly be Kate Bush, Dawn French or Emma Thompson. Great company to be in!

Time will tell! In the meantime, here’s a photo of Otter. Read press reports mentioning Toyah as Otter: Mirror, Daily Star, and Cornwall Live. (Photo © ITV)

Live At The Rainbow: Mini-Review By Goldmine

January 8th, 2023

Live at the Rainbow
(Cherry Red CD/DVD)

Originally released as a VHS video in 1981, capturing Toyah at the very peak of her early ’80s triumphs, fans have been calling out for a digital equivalent for years now… and finally it’s here.

Spread across two discs, with the full VHS performance on DVD, and the entire concert (four songs longer, plus three further bonus tracks) on CD, Live at the Rainbow is both a captivating performance and a curious time capsule – a reminder of a time, to begin with, when Toyah was considered a weird looking lady, and a weird sounding one as well. These days, you see more dramatic costumes working in banks, and hear stranger voices reading the news.

Shove such thoughts aside, however, and the DVD, in particular, illustrates just what a dynamic performer Toyah was, with a repertoire that danced closer to the edge than many far more feted left fielders, and a stage presence that pushed her leagues ahead, again, of the competition. Indeed, enjoyable though the audio disc is, it’s the DVD to which you will continually return, simply to bask in the sheer delight of the show.

• Continue reading at Goldmine. Browse our recent posts for Live At The Rainbow.

Classic Pop: Crimson Queen/Four From Toyah

January 6th, 2023

There are two helpings of Toyah in the latest issue (#79, January/February 2023) of Classic Pop magazine: A review of the forthcoming ‘Rhythm Deluxe Edition’ of studio album In The Court of The Crimson Queen, and Four From Toyah, in a Top 20 EPs feature, with the 1981 release included at #15.

• Click below to view larger versions of both articles. The latest issue of Classic Pop magazine is available to buy in store and online. (Thanks to Minna of The Toyah Willcox Interview Archive for both scans)

PhilMarriott.Net: An Interview With Nigel Glockler

January 6th, 2023

Phil Marriott spoke with Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler about his time with Toyah in 1981, a hugely successful time for Toyah and her band, during which they released the No.2 album Anthem and hits such as ‘It’s A Mystery’ and ‘Thunder In The Mountains’.

Toyah On TV: Nick Heyward’s Favourite Singers

January 6th, 2023

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Sunday 8th January: 9pm
Mr Favourite Shirts is back on NOW 80s – this time he selects his Favourite Singers! Including some who influenced him the most such as David Byrne & XTC’s Andy Partridge.

NME: Toyah And Robert Fripp Are ‘Ready To Go’

January 3rd, 2023

Toyah and Robert Fripp are ‘Ready To Go’ on their first ‘Sunday Lunch’ cover of 2023

The couple covered the Republica anthem with balloons and laughs.

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have rung in the new year with their first ‘Sunday Lunch’ session of 2023, with a fiery rendition of Republica’s ‘Ready To Go’.

Brandishing a sign proclaiming ‘Frippy 2023’, the video features a shades-wearing Willcox delivering the 1996 dance-rock hit with gusto, while Fripp holds down the original’s hard-hitting groove with chugging guitar lines. Wrapping up the track, Toyah indulges in some balloon-popping action, before the laughing couple wishes a happy new year.

• Continue reading at the NME.

The Northern Echo: Give Them Wings Screening

January 3rd, 2023

Darlington’s Give Them Wings to be screened at Theatre Hullabaloo

A feature film filmed in Darlington and County Durham is to be screened at a local theatre in the new year. Give Them Wings is the story of a young man from Darlington who overcame unimaginable hurdles in life, all while becoming a huge fan of Darlington FC.

• Continue reading at The Northern Echo. See our Give Them Wings news archive.

Toyah & Robert’s New Year Weekend: Home/UMOTW/Sunday Lunch+

January 3rd, 2023

Toyah At Home: Happy New Year – Watch…Robert At Home: Episode 22 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: Upbeat Moments Of The Week!Watch…Toyah & Robert – Happy New Year!! – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchReady To GoWatch…

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

NME: Toyah and Robert Fripp are ‘Ready To Go’ on their first ‘Sunday Lunch’ cover of 2023: The couple covered the Republica anthem with balloons and laughs – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp ring in 2023 by covering Republica’s “Ready To Go” – Continue…

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

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2022

It’s only a few hours away, and has already happened in Australia and New Zealand, so Happy 2023. Click below to see Toyah & Robert’s, just premiered, New Year message.

East Anglian Daily Times: Spotted In Suffolk In 2022

December 31st, 2022

7 celebrities who have been spotted in Suffolk in 2022

We already knew Suffolk is a wonderful place to spend time, but it appears a number of celebrities agree.

From TV presenters to soap actors and singers, the county has welcomed plenty of famous faces this year.

Here are seven celebrities who have been spotted out and about in our county in 2022.

Toyah Willcox: It’s a Mystery and Thunder in the Mountains singer Toyah Willcox, who had eight top 40 singles, was spotted at Sudbury’s Strawberry Teapot in February.

• Continue reading at the East Anglian Daily Times. See the original press coverage, from February this year while Toyah was on the Posh Pop Tour, for Toyah at the Strawberry Teapot, here.

Toyah At Home: Happy New Year

December 31st, 2022

Toyah wishes everyone a Happy New Year on today’s Toyah At Home, plus two retro performances, Don’t Stop Me Now from ITV’s Queenmania in 2005, and We Are from, German music show, Rockpop in 1981.

Toyah & Robert: Welcoming The New Year!

December 30th, 2022

Lots coming from Toyah & Robert on New Year’s Eve and the first day of 2023!

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

December 29th, 2022

Toyah At Home: Christmas Eve 2022 – Watch…Robert At Home: Episode 21 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: Upbeat Moments Of The Week!Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchJingle Those Bells!!Watch…Toyah & Robert – Merry Christmas – Watch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Christmas Sunday Lunch – This week covering Bobby Helms’ enduring, and classic, 1957 Christmas song Jingle Bell Rock.  (Image © Toyah Willcox) Click here to watch Sunday Lunch, and on the image above for Toyah & Robert’s Christmas message.

Guitar.Com: Toyah and Robert Fripp perform ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ for Christmas edition of Sunday Lunch: “Happy Christmas!” – Continue…

NME: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ for Christmas edition of ‘Sunday Lunch’: The last ‘Sunday Lunch’ for the year is another holiday classic – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover “Jingle Bell Rock” on Christmas Day – Continue…

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

A Very Merry Christmas From Dreamscape

December 24th, 2022

One more sleep till Christmas! Wishing everyone who has visited this website over the last 12 months a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Christmas 2022 Countdown: Day 20: I Believe In Father Christmas

December 24th, 2022

It’s Christmas Eve! And the final day of Dreamscape’s Christmas Countdown 2022…

Christmas 1982, The build up/countdown to Christmas wouldn’t be complete at Dreamscape without this… I think I’ve mentioned I Believe in Father Christmas almost every December for the last 23 years, so here we go again…

Toyah covers the Greg Lake 1975 classic (which I didn’t realise also features Robert Fripp until Toyah mentioned it a few years ago on Toyah’s Christmas at the Zoo) for ITV’s Pop Goes Christmas in 1982. The programme aired on Boxing Day and also featured Musical Youth, Mari Wilson, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, The Nolans, Toto Coelo, The Mighty Wah! and Shakin’ Stevens.

According to an info board posted online, Pop Goes Christmas was only recorded less than a fortnight before it aired. Not sure if this is completely accurate. 

Toyah sounds glorious, looks amazing (wearing her Brave New World/The Changeling black contacts) and Keith Hale and Joel Bogen are having a right old festive time in the forest of lit up trees during the recording, which was introduced by David Essex. Bravo!

Online: The Official Toyah Willcox Website: New Design

December 24th, 2022

Toyah’s official website has been completely redesigned/revamped as we are just about to head into 2023. It looks great and very user-friendly. Visit by clicking below.

NB. As Dreamscape goes into it’s 24th year (in March) I’m planning on relaunching this site with a new look/design too.

Toyah & Robert: Christmas 2022

December 24th, 2022

Toyah & Robert have some specials airing over the Christmas weekend. As well as this morning’s, just aired, Toyah At Home, there is an Upbeat Moments Of The Week this Christmas Eve evening, Toyah & Robert – Merry Christmas and Sunday LunchJingle Those Bells!! on Christmas Day. There is also Episode 21 of Robert At Home airing any minute now!

Sending a huge THANK YOU to Toyah & Robert for gifting everyone so much in 2022: Albums, singles, tours, reissues, blogs, Sunday Lunch, At Home, Objects Of Desire, Upbeat Moments and, essentially, just a lot of entertainment, happiness and much needed… joy!

Toyah At Home: Christmas Eve 2022

December 24th, 2022

Toyah wishing everyone a Merry Christmas Eve this morning on Toyah At Home, and taking us back to a vintage performance of It’s A Mystery on Top Of The Pops, Christmas Day 1981. I can still clearly remember watching this that day all those (41) years ago! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Christmas 2022 Countdown: Day 19: A Retro Winter Tour

December 23rd, 2022

Hey, welcome to the penultimate Christmas Countdown entry for 2022. It’s Christmas Eve Eve… Always one of the most exciting days of the year!

Christmas 2019, Toyah rounded off yet another incredibly busy year of live concerts by playing the three-date Let’s Rock – The Retro Winter Tour. A festive extravaganza which played three arenas; Motorpoint in Nottingham (29th November), The SSE Hydro in Glasgow (11th December) and Wembley Arena in London (13th December).

The tour also featured Tony Hadley, Marc Almond, ABC, Jimmy Somerville, Nik Kershaw, Boney M, Altered Images, Toyah, Sonia, Annabella Lwin, Peter Coyle, Dr & The Medics.

Here’s the Let’s Rock Winter promo image and photos of Toyah ready to hit the stage at Motorpoint, Nottingham and the Crimson Queen with Clare Grogan at Glasgow’s Hydro. (Photos © Toyah Willcox/Clare Grogan)

Christmas 2022 Countdown: Day 18: Once Upon A Christmas

December 22nd, 2022

Christmas 1996, Toyah contributed a festive recollection of Christmas past to the charity publication Once Upon A Christmas (Memories and Recipes From Your Favourite Celebrities). The book is now long out of print and unavailable.

In this delightful Christmas book, a host of our most popular and well-known celebrities from all walks of life have contributed stories, memories, recipes and thoughts about Christmas to make this the most irresistible festive anthology there is… Once Upon A Christmas will help to put – and keep – you in the Christmas spirit.

Toyah Willcox: Broadcaster and Singer

“Childhood Christmasses were the most magical. It was the appearance of the Christmas tree that cued two weeks of sheer all-encompassing joy. I’m talking about being four years old. Just able to talk but unable to comprehend the hidden meanings of the words of wisdom from the giants, the adults…”

• Continue reading Toyah’s Once Upon A Christmas entry at Dreamscape’s Press Archive.