Toyah On The Radio: BBCR4 – Ziggy Stardust at 50

June 20th, 2022

Toyah guests on the new BBC Radio 4 programme Ziggy Stardust at 50.

• Listen to the programme at BBC Sounds.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On

June 20th, 2022

Quadrophenia Reunited – 40 Years On: Sky Arts: Saturday 2nd July: 00.30am
Lauren Laverne hosts a one-off special bringing the stars of Quadrophenia together. Featuring reminiscing, interviews, a table-read of the script and plenty of surprises.

Toyah on TV: Quadrophenia – Our Generation

June 20th, 2022

Quadrophenia – Our Generation: Sky Arts: Saturday 2nd July: 2am
Celebrity fans and cast members come together to shed light on the making of Quadrophenia and explore the legacy that the cult film has left behind, 40 years after its release.

Toyah On TV: Celebrity Catchphrase

June 20th, 2022

Celebrity Catchphrase: ITV2: Thursday 30th 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’s Weekend: At Home/OOD/Sunday Lunch + Press

June 13th, 2022

• Toyah At Home: Reaction to vintage Rebel Run performance (Hold Tight at Alton Towers 1983) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of DesireWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchKilling In The Name – Watch…

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

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox give paint-covered Rage Against The Machine performance – The latest Sunday Lunch cover sees the couple tackling the 1992 track – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: OMG Toyah and Robert Fripp have covered Killing In The Name: Toyah daubs herself in red paint as she pays tribute to Gil Scott-Heron with a cover of a Rage Against The Machine classic – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” – Continue…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” – Continue…

Consequence: Robert Fripp and Toyah Take on Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name”: The married couple’s latest cover comes weeks before RATM kick off their highly anticipated reunion tour – Continue…

Yahoo! Entertainment: Robert Fripp and Toyah Take on Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp And Toyah Perform Rage Against The Machine Classic “Killing In The Name” – Continue…

Metal Addicts: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah cover RATM’s ‘Killing In The Name’ – Continue…

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

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

June 13th, 2022

Toyah’s Sack The Stylist?! Top 30: NOW 80s: Monday 13th June: 9am
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.

Toyah on TV: Tales Of The Unexpected

June 13th, 2022

Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Tuesday 21st June: 4.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Wednesday 22nd June: 1.30pm
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Thursday 23rd June: 9.30am
Tales Of The Unexpected: Sky Arts: Saturday 25th June: 10am
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.

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

June 7th, 2022

• Toyah At Home: Echo Beach (London Palladium 1987) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire (Jubilee Special) – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Devil InsideWatch…

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

NME: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover INXS’ ‘Devil Inside’ – The latest serving of their Sunday Lunch also includes some bloopers – Continue…

Classic Rock/Louder: Hell is unleashed in the Fripp-Willcox kitchen with barmy INXS cover – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert cover INXS “Devil Inside” – Continue…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover INXS’s “Devil Inside” – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp And Toyah Perform INXS Classic “Devil Inside” – Continue…

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

Electric Ladies Tour: Will You – Toyah & Saffron

June 5th, 2022

Toyah and Saffron perform a gorgeous version of Hazel O’Connor’s Will You on the Electric Ladies Tour. See a different angle of the performance at Toyah’s Instagram.

Toyah On TV: The Great Garden Revolution *Updated*

June 5th, 2022

The Great Garden Revolution: Channel 4: Sunday 5th June: 5.50pm
The Great Garden Revolution: 4Seven: Monday 6th June: 8pm
The Great Garden Revolution: Channel 4: Wednesday 8th June: 00.05am
Series 2, Episode 3. The team are in Manchester to create a wildlife garden that gives a home to the birds, bugs and animals. Errol Reuben Fernandes demonstrates how to plant in a shady patch or garden, Bruce Kenneth makes a simple birdbox, and Joel Bird builds a pond and stumpery that will bring in the bugs. Plus, musician Toyah Willcox gives us a peek into her own outdoor sanctuary.

Toyah Live 2022: Electric Ladies Tour – Opens Tonight!

June 1st, 2022

Official Toyah completed their social media countdown to tonight’s opening gig of the Electric Ladies Tour with this previously unseen Posh Pop shot of Toyah. See all of the upcoming tour dates by clicking below. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: June 2022 Blog

June 1st, 2022

Read Toyah’s latest blog at toyahwillcox.com.

Categories: Official Toyah Tags:

Toyah On TV: Rock Chicks/Favourite Singers/80s Stars

June 1st, 2022

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Sunday 5th June: 5pm
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)

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Tuesday 7th June: 1am
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.

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Tuesday 7th June: 9am
Where are they now? Classic hits, followed by some recent songs – Including Pet Shop Boys, Kylie, Toyah, The Stones, Gary Numan, The Pretenders, New Order, Rick Astley & T’Pau!

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

May 30th, 2022

• Toyah At Home: Brave New WorldWatch… • Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of Desire – Watch… • Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Celebrity SkinWatch…

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

Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah + Robert Fripp + Celebrity Skin = Kitchen Carnage – Continue…

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Hole’s ‘Celebrity Skin’ – Continue…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert cover Hole’s “Celebrity Skin” – Continue…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Hole’s “Celebrity Skin” – Continue…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp And Toyah Slip Into Hole’s Celebrity Skin For This Week’s Sunday Lunch Cover – Continue…

Far Out: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp releases storming cover of ‘Celebrity Skin’ with Toyah Willcox – Continue…

Brave Words: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform “Celebrity Skin” – Continue…

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

Peterborough Telegraph: Fundraiser Nets £28,000

May 30th, 2022

Peterborough’s annual Blingo charity fundraisers nets £28,000 for charities

An 80s themed charity event in Peterborough has raised £28,000 for charity

Pop star Toyah Willcox headlined The Blingo the fundraising evening and was supported by comedian Bobby Davro and X Factor finalist Nicole Lawrence.

There was also a well-received surprise appearance from boxing legend Frank Bruno and the event was hosted by PCRFM Breakfast show presenter Kev Lawrence and Matthew Pudney of Princebuild.

• Continue reading at Peterborough Telegraph. See also 80’s-themed black tie bingo raises over £28k for charity at Peterborough Matters.

The Guardian: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp Look Back

May 30th, 2022

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp look back: ‘He came from the 60s, having multiple girlfriends at once’

The musicians recreate a photo from their wedding – a day of panic, pasta and paparazzi

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp are a rock star couple turned lockdown YouTubers. Actor and musician Willcox, 64, rocketed to fame during the punk rock era, appearing in cult movies such as Quadrophenia, before releasing 80s hits such as It’s a Mystery.

Meanwhile, Fripp, 76, is a founding member of King Crimson, and has collaborated with artists including David Bowie and Brian Eno.

Both prolific musicians, they launched the successful Sunday Lunch video series in 2020, in which they cover classic songs in their home in Pershore, Worcestershire.

Toyah: This photograph was taken on our wedding day in 1986, which started off really dull and rainy, but as soon as we got to the church the sun came out. Robert was terrified. I was enjoying it, but very nervous: I had to keep the ceremony secret so photos weren’t leaked to the press. Sadly, the papers got wind and we were chased by paparazzi for two days afterwards. They were banging on the car door, shouting and saying that if we didn’t let them get a picture they were going to print a bad story about us. It wasn’t fun.

• Continue reading at The Guardian.

Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!: Official Charts

May 30th, 2022

Toyah’s 1980 live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! entered the Official Charts on Friday 20th May and reached #6 in the Physical Album Chart, #10 in the Vinyl Album Chart, #6 in the Sales Chart and #2 in the Independent Album Chart. The deluxe reissue also entered the Top 100 Album Chart, Rock Chart and Scottish Chart.

Chart Stats: Toyah has now had five albums on the Official Charts in the past four consecutive years: In The Court Of The Crimson Queen (2019) #74, Sheep Farming In Barnet (2020) #99, The Blue Meaning (2021) #59, Posh Pop (2021) #22, Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! (2022) #72.

• In other chart news, Barefoot On Mars, from Posh Pop, spent two weeks at the top of The Heritage Chart, dropping one place to #2 this week in it’s sixth week in the Top 10. See the news at toyahwillcox.com, where you can also watch Toyah receiving the news on The Heritage Chart Show. Browse our Toyah Official Charts archive…

Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

May 30th, 2022

Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Friday 10th June: 7pm
Music. Series 10, Episode 5. A special celebrity music edition of the general knowledge quiz in which four teams try to come up with the answers that no-one else could think of. Presented by Alexander Armstrong and co-host Richard Osman. Featuring Fish and Barbara Dickson, Nick Heyward and Toyah Willcox, Heather Small and Mari Wilson, and Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young. (Photo © BBC)

The Heritage Chart: Barefoot On Mars #1 For 2nd Week!

May 23rd, 2022

Barefoot On Mars holds at #1 for a 2nd week on The Heritage Chart. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

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

May 23rd, 2022

Toyah At Home: TISWAS Lookback Special – Watch…Toyah – I’m A Misery (TISWAS, 26th Sep 1981) – Watch…Toyah & Robert’s Objects Of DesireWatch…Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Creep – Watch…

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

Billboard: Robert Fripp & Toyah Perform ‘Weirdo’ Cover of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ – Continue…
NME: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ – Continue…
Classic Rock/Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp may have finally peaked with bold cover of Radiohead’s Creep – Continue…
Consequence: Robert Fripp and Plastic-Wrapped Toyah Perform Radiohead’s “Creep” – Continue…
Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert cover Radiohead’s “Creep” – Continue…
Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Cover Radiohead’s “Creep” – Continue…
Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp And Toyah Are Angels And Weirdos In Sunday Lunch Cover Of Radiohead’s Creep – Continue…
Guitar World: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Radiohead’s Creep on Sunday Lunch – Continue…
Yahoo News: Robert Fripp and Plastic-Wrapped Toyah Perform Radiohead’s “Creep” – Continue…
Far Out: Watch Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp cover Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ – Continue…
American Songwriter: See Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Perform a Revealing Rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep” – Continue…
Brave Words: Robert Fripp And Toyah Perform Radiohead Classic “Creep” – Continue…

We Are Cult: Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Review

May 21st, 2022

Alive, She Cried: ‘Toyah! Toyah! Toyah!’

Cherry Red continue with their impressive re-releases of Toyah’s albums, writes James Collingwood.

After only two albums it may have seemed slightly early in Toyah’s career to record a live album. However there appeared to be three reasons for the release of Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! in 1980.

One: Toyah had been filmed for a one-hour ATV documentary that included clips from this gig and brought her nationwide coverage. Two: It was a last add on gig of a UK tour and would be the last time she played with this particular band. Thirdly: She was on the cusp of stardom and becoming a regular Smash Hits and Look-In cover star.

Cherry Red continue with their impressive chronological repackaging of Toyah’s Safari Records albums with their re-release of the live album Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! Presented as an expanded deluxe CD+DVD and a limited edition coloured vinyl LP this album includes the full ATV documentary Toyah!, originally broadcast December 1980, a 24-page booklet with artwork and photos, an introduction by Toyah herself and sleeve notes by Toyah’s archivist and compiler Craig Astley.

Toyah must have been the hardest working woman in showbiz at the time and really was on a mission to succeed. She seems to have been everywhere. As well as fronting and touring with the band Toyah was constantly working as a TV, film and stage actress. On stage she had recently appeared in Nigel Williams’ Sugar and Spice at the Royal Court. She had appeared as Monkey in Quadrophenia, in Derek Jarman’s Jubilee and The Tempest, and who can forget her appearance in Shoestring!

• Continue reading at We Are Cult. See links to four other Toyah! Toyah! Toyah! (Deluxe Release) album reviews… + recent news!