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Music: Toyah & Robert Talk Relax!

January 10th, 2024

A short message from the inimitable Toyah Willcox – Willcox and Robert Fripp about how their performance on ‘Relax’ came to be. Listen to the track here. Click below for the video clip.

Guitar.Com: Robert Talks Toyah & Robert

September 6th, 2023

Robert Fripp on the future of King Crimson: “I’m committed to another band right now – Toyah and Robert”

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox are set to tour their Sunday Lunch rock party across the UK this Autumn.

Robert Fripp has opened up on the future of King Crimson following the success of his Sunday Lunch YouTube series with his wife and fellow musician, Toyah Willcox.

The duo began performing a range of covers on Willcox’s YouTube channel during the COVID-19 lockdowns, which rose to popularity.

Off the back of the success of their online covers, which are recorded using just an iPhone, the pair are even set to take their Sunday Lunch covers on the road with a UK “Rock Party” tour starting later this month (September).

In a new interview with Guitar World, Fripp was asked if King Crimson is definitely over, or if there is any hope for a tour in the future now that he’s so busy with this new project: “I’ve learned from having attempted to get away from King Crimson in 1974, 1984, 2003 and 2008 that it’s probably hard to say!

• Continue reading at Guitar.Com. Browse all of Toyah & Robert’s Rock Party tour dates at toyahwillcox.com.

Classic Rock/Prog: Nice Moves, Robert!

August 15th, 2023

Nice moves, Robert! Watch Fripp and Toyah’s backstage dance-off

Robert Fripp’s a 21st-century dancing man in new footage shared ahead of his autumn live dates with Toyah

We’re used to seeing Toyah Willcox throwing shapes onstage and in Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch series, but now her husband Robert Fripp has been captured getting his groove on backstage.

Filmed by Willcox just moments before the pair were due to perform at Wickham Festival in Hampshire on August 6, the footage shows the King Crimson guitarist getting lost in Rod Argent’s rather splendid extended Mellotron solo in The Zombies’ classic She’s Not There.

• Continue reading at Classic Rock/Prog.

Live 2023: Robert Guesting With Toyah Through July!

July 1st, 2023

Following their Sensational appearances at the Isle of Wight Festival and Glastonbury Festival, Robert Fripp will be a special guest playing with the band for Toyah’s upcoming gigs in July!

01 July: Sittingbourne Party In The Park
20 July: Leeds Morley Town Hall
21 July: Holmfirth Picturedrome
22 July: Castleton Devil’s Arse Cave
28 July: Milton Keynes International Festival – officially a Toyah & Robert date
29 July: Holt Festival, Norfolk

• Tickets and full details are on the Gigs page at toyahwillcox.com.

Happy Anniversary & Happy Birthday Robert!

May 16th, 2023

Happy Anniversary to Toyah & Robert, and a Happy 77th Birthday to Mr Fripp. See DGM Live’s Seventy-Seven Celebrations! celebrating Robert’s day… and It’s Toyah & Robert’s 37th Anniversary today at You Tube.

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: 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!

Singles: Sensational (Posh Redux): Watch The Video!

December 18th, 2022

The new ‘Posh Redux’ version of Sensational featuring Robert Fripp on guitar, was released on Friday as a preview digital single to stream and download.

Following her Top 30 hit album Posh Pop and Isle of Wight Festival performance Toyah unveils details of the new ‘Rhythm Deluxe Edition’ of studio album In The Court of The Crimson Queen, presented as a prequel to Posh Pop.

The definitive version of the album now contains Toyah’s unique interpretation of the iconic song Slave To The Rhythm, featuring Robert Fripp on guitar and produced by Simon Darlow, co-writer of the original track. The album also contains three brand new remakes of Sensational, Heal Ourselves and Latex Messiah featuring the Posh Pop Three of Toyah, Simon Darlow and Robert Fripp. Plus exclusively revised artwork and lyrics for the album.

• Watch the video below or at You Tube. Yesterday’s Toyah At Home was a Sensational special, watch here, and today’s Sensational Magical Sunday Lunch, here. Stream/download Sensational (Posh Redux) here.

Singles: Sensational (Posh Redux) – Stream/Download

December 17th, 2022

Stream or download Toyah’s new single… It’s Sensational!

Toyah At Home: Sensational (Posh Redux feat. Robert Fripp)

December 16th, 2022

Tomorrow’s Toyah At Home brings the premiere of the new single – and accompanying video for – Sensational (Posh Redux). The single features Robert Fripp.

In today’s Toyah At Home episode, Toyah introduces the video to Sensational which receives a new single release in its new remixed version, featuring the Posh Pop Three including Robert Fripp on guitar. Premieres 11am, Saturday 17th December. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert at TikTok

November 26th, 2022

Toyah & Robert have just opened (separate) official accounts at TikTok. Visit Robert Fripp’s here, and click below to visit and/or follow the Official Toyah Willcox TikTok.

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

November 9th, 2022

Toyah At Home: In The FairgroundWatch…Robert At Home: Episode 14 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert: Objects Of Desire – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchCan Your Pu$$y Do The the Dog?Watch…

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

Guitar.Com: Toyah Willcox And Robert Fripp Cover The Cramps’ Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?: Fripp’s oft-used “bollocks!” also makes a cameo this time round – Continue…

NME: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover The Cramps’ ‘Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?’: The latest edition of Sunday Lunch sees the pair cover a 1986 track – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp revamp The Cramps’ Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?: Yes, they’re still at it – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover The Cramps’ “Can Your Pussy Do The Dog?” – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform The Cramps Classic “Can Your Pu$$y Do The the Dog?” – Continue…

Turn Up The Volume: Pussy Toyah And Dog Robert Fripp Always Lunch Together On Sunday – Continue…

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

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

October 31st, 2022

Toyah At Home: Unboxing Rainbow & Vintage Neon WombWatch…Robert At Home (and Away): Episode 13 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Halloween Sunday LunchChildren Of The GraveWatch…

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

Guitar.Com: Toyah And Robert Fripp Take On Black Sabbath’s Children Of The Grave For Halloween: “It’s proper scarey!!!” – Continue…

NME: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox celebrate Halloween with Black Sabbath cover: The latest ‘Sunday Lunch’ sees the musical couple take on ‘Children Of The Grave’ – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Halloween chaos as Toyah and Robert Fripp mutilate Black Sabbath’s Children Of The Grave: It’s Halloween in the Fripp-Willcox kitchen and horror is paying its annual visit – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Black Sabbath’s “Children Of The Grave” for Halloween – Continue…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and Toyah Take on Black Sabbath’s “Children of the Grave” for Halloween: The couple get spooky with the metal classic – Continue…

Far Out: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox’s Halloween performance of Black Sabbath – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Share Sunday Lunch Halloween Special – Continue…

Metal Injection: Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Celebrate Halloween By Covering Black Sabbath’s “Children Of The Grave”: Now 100% more spine-tingling than usual – Continue…

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

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

September 27th, 2022

Toyah At Home: The Anthem Specials: Part 3 – Watch…Robert At Home (and Away!): Episode 8 – Watch…Objects Of Desire: The Toyah Edition 2 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – It’s Officially The One & OnlyWatch…

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

NME: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp enlist Chesney Hawkes for ‘The One And Only’ cover: This edition is labelled an ‘interlude’ as Fripp is currently on tour – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Chesney Hawkes’ “The One and Only” with Chesney Hawkes – Continue…

Guitar World: Robert Fripp and Toyah recruit Chesney Hawkes for the latest ridiculous installment of Sunday Lunch: Fripp lets Hawkes handle guitar duties on a Surf Green Fender Tele while he gets bread rolls batted off his head by his wife. Yes, really – Continue…

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

The New York Times: Robert Fripp Lightens Up

September 22nd, 2022

A new interview with Robert Fripp, including mention of Toyah and You Tube/Sunday Lunch

Robert Fripp Lightens Up
No one expected to see the leader of King Crimson dancing in a tutu on YouTube. In a rare interview, the guitarist explains “an entirely different trajectory.”

• Continue reading at The New York Times.

Sunday Lunch: Heroes – Further Press

September 12th, 2022

More press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II with David Bowie’s Heroes. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

David Bowie News: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp dedicate cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ to Queen Elizabeth II – Continue…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Cover David Bowie’s Heroes In Honour Of Queen Elizabeth II: The musical duo hit pause on their weekly Sunday Lunch series to pay tribute to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch – Continue…

NME: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp dedicate cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ to Queen Elizabeth II: The couple paused their usual style of program to pay their respects with the song – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp salute Queen Elizabeth II by re-sharing their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp pause their regular Sunday Lunch series in acknowledgement of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen – Continue…

Far Out: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ in dedication to Queen Elizabeth II – Continue…

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

September 12th, 2022

Toyah At Home: The Anthem Specials: Part 1 – Watch… Robert At Home: Episode 6 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of DesireWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchHeroesWatch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week paying respects to Queen Elizabeth II with David Bowie’s Heroes. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover David Bowie’s “Heroes” in tribute to the Queen – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform David Bowie’s “Heroes” In Honour Of Queen Elizabeth II – Continue…

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

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

September 1st, 2022

Toyah At Home: Reaction to Indecision on Old Grey Whistle TestWatch…Robert At Home (& Away): Episode 4 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of DesireWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – The One With All The Fripps! – Watch…

Press for Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – This week sharing a compilation of previous lunchy bits! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox ‘Pull A Fripp’ In Sunday Lunch Blooper Reel: AKA a compilation of Fripp saying “bollocks!” – Continue…

NME: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp share ‘Sunday Lunch’ bloopers compilation “The One With All The Fripps!” – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp’s “Sunday Lunch” blooper compilation – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Share Sunday Lunch Blooper Compilation – “We Call It Pulling A Fripp” – Continue…

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

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

August 23rd, 2022

Toyah At Home: Street CreatureWatch…Robert At Home: Episode 3 – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of DesireWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchNookieWatch…

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

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Do It All For The ‘Nookie’ On This Week’s Sunday Lunch – Continue…

NME: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Limp Bizkit’s ‘Nookie’ for Sunday Lunch: “The Duo are back on form this week” – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Perhaps inevitably, Toyah and Robert Fripp have covered Limp Bizkit’s Nookie: Humanity aghast as Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox launch crazed cover of Limp Bizkit’s era-defining nu metal banger Nookie – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert cover Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie” – Continue…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie” – Continue…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and Toyah Do It All for the “Nookie” with Limp Bizkit Cover: The married couple take on the nu-metal anthem for their latest “Sunday Lunch” performance – Continue…

Far Out: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover ‘Nookie’ by Limp Bizkit – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie” – Continue…

Ultimate Guitar: Watch: Robert Fripp and Toyah Cover Limp Bizkit’s ‘Nookie’: They did it all for the nookie – Continue…

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

Rolling Stone: Toyah & Robert Cover Limp Bizkit

August 23rd, 2022

Watch Toyah Willcox, Robert Fripp Cover Limp Bizkit’s ‘Nookie’ for ‘Sunday Lunch’

Video is the latest in a series from the King Crimson guitarist and his wife

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp will, apparently, do it all for the nookie. The pair covered the quintessential 1999 Limp Bizkit song “Nookie” for their popular YouTube cover series “Sunday Lunch.”

In the video, the King Crimson guitarist, wearing a sequined baseball cap, takes on guitar duties while Willcox rocks out on the vocals. As usual, the pair filmed the clip in their kitchen, using a fan to create a dramatic wind machine effect on Willcox’s hair.

• Continue reading at Rolling Stone.

Toyah & Robert On The Radio: Craig Charles/BBCR6 Music

August 19th, 2022

Craig Charles: BBC Radio 6 Music: Friday 19th August: 1pm
Getting your weekend started with Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp. End your week in style with a musical fight club between musician Toyah Willcox, and Robert Fripp of King Crimson. Who will win? You decide! Will Robert Fripp’s stories about working with just about everyone in music secure him the (invisible) trophy? Or will Toyah’s inspired picks get her over the line? Also on the show, Toyah unveils details of the new Rhythm Deluxe Edition of studio album ‘In the Court of the Crimson Queen’, a nod to King Crimson’s debut record.