Posts Tagged ‘Glastonbury 2023’

NME: Toyah & Robert Cover Heroes at Glastonbury 2023

June 30th, 2023

Watch Toyah and Robert cover ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie at Glastonbury 2023

The King Crimson guitarist featured on the original recording

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp performed a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ at their recent set at Glastonbury.

The married couple — who both have extensive music careers and came together to form a musical duo in 2020 — took to the stage on Sunday (June 25), and performed renditions of some of their favourite classic rock hits.

A highlight of the set came with their cover of a David Bowie classic, as they put their own spin on his 1977 fan favourite, ‘Heroes’. For the performance, Willcox took the microphone and handled the vocals, while Fripp remained seated and played the guitar through the track.

• Continue reading at the NME. See also :  Enter Sandman … Heroes … It’s A Mystery … Are You Gonna Go My WaySchool’s Out.

Toyah & Robert – Glastonbury 2023 – Updated

June 29th, 2023

Toyah & Robert at Glastonbury 2023: Press, reviews, photos, vidoes…

The Guardian: Sunday at Glastonbury 2023: Elton John closes the festival in spectacular style – as it happened:

Toyah and Robert Fripp reviewed!
Acoustic stage, 4.10pm

Fresh from their popular pandemic covers series, husband-and-wife duo Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp appear on the misleadingly named Acoustic stage for a set of songs by artists that either the pop star or the King Crimson guitarist have worked with. Willcox, 65 and lithe in a glossy red catsuit, beckons their six-piece, besuited band (with Fripp front and center) to open with a fiery version of her hit Thunder in the Mountains. “We thought we were in the heavy metal tent, I’m really sorry,” she says afterwards, before shouting out her Birmingham hometown and fellow Brummies Black Sabbath – Continue…

Financial Times: Glastonbury’s final day brings sense of an ending as Elton John bows out – Continue… (subscription required)

Mojo: Queens Of The Stone Age, Weyes Blood And More At Glastonbury 2023, Reviewed – Continue…

Rich’s Album Of The Day: Gig Of The Day: The pandemic Sunday Roast sessions made flesh as an eight piece. Great fun as Toyah and hubby Fripp tackle Paranoid, Heart Of Glass, It’s A Mystery and a host of other songs they’ve been involved in – Continue…

Toyah & Robert – Live on the Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury photos – Continue…

Toyah & Robert – Glastonbury Festival: 25.06.2023: Enter SandmanHeroesIt’s A MysteryAre You Gonna Go My Way.

NME: Toyah & Robert Talk Sunday Lunch at Glastonbury

June 28th, 2023

Toyah and Robert Fripp talk the future of Sunday Lunch at Glastonbury 2023

The duo also talk about what David Bowie would have made of music in 2023, and how their upcoming tour is all about “keeping our clothes on and doing fantastic rock music”

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox — known as Toyah & Robert — caught up with NME backstage at Glastonbury 2023 to tell about the future of their successful Sunday Lunch series, plans to hit the road, and how they handle hateful comments.

Since starting off the series as a bit of light-hearted relief during the pandemic, no one was more surprised by the sudden momentum than the couple themselves. Now, over three-years since they began Sunday Lunch, the duo have ventured out of the kitchen taken the show to the stage.

The latest of which included a debut slot at Glastonbury 2023 this weekend, where they delivered their brand of classic rock covers on the Acoustic Stage. Shortly before they took to the stage, they had a quick catch-up with NME…

NME: Welcome to Glastonbury! Let’s start by taking a look back to when you first started Sunday Lunch. Did the response catch you off guard? It seemed to get a lot of momentum very quickly…

Toyah Willcox: “It did surprise us. We were going for about eight months and it was growing and growing and growing. It started with one very simple post: 28 seconds of us jiving. Within five minutes it got about 100,000 replies from across the world. At that point, we realised that we’d posted something that basically cheered people up who were alone in lockdown.”

“NME almost championed us in a way, and what we loved about NME was they were linking the songs we were covering with the actual artists, and it had a phenomenal effect. Judas Priest wrote to us and said, ‘Thank you so much’ and we’d given them the best tour publicity they could have had when we covered ‘Breaking The Law’. They loved it!

• Continue reading at NME. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

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.