Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

December 31st, 2021

Birmingham Mail: Inside town that looks like Netflix’s Bridgerton set and ‘best place’ Toyah Willcox ever lived – Georgian Pershore is a stunning market town to live out your Bridgerton period drama fantasies – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Look Back on the Best Sunday Lunch Videos of 2021 – The first episode of the three-part special released on Boxing Day: Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox have prepared a special three-part episode of Sunday Lunch to wrap up 2021, taking a look back at the greatest moments of the internet cover series which has kept fans entertained year-round – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Look Back at Their Hottest Videos of 2021: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, have unveiled the latest entry in their “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos that have captured the Internet’s attention throughout 2021 – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Merry Christmas!: Toyah & Robert wish you a Merry Christmas! – Continue watching…

DGM Live: T&R’s Christmas Weekend: Part one of a three-part series taking a look at the Most Wanted Sunday Lunch videos of the last year… Toyah & Robert wish you a Merry Christmas… Toyah & Robert – Burning Question (December 25th, 2021)… Toyah At Home – Drury Lane 40th Anniversary Special – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch – Most Wanted – Part one of a three-part series taking a look at the Most Wanted Sunday Lunch videos of the last year! – Watch here… (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert: Christmas Catch Up!

December 31st, 2021

Toyah & Robert – Sunday Lunch – An early treat!!!: Another awesome festive singalong – and we think the BEST yet!! – Watch here…

Toyah At Home – Drury Lane 40th Anniversary Special: Toyah looks back to Christmas Eve 40 years ago today! In 1981 Toyah took to the stage at Theatre Royal Drury Lane for a very special concert broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 and on BBC 2 television as The Old Grey Whistle Test Christmas Special which was seen/heard by over 12 million. The concert featured all of the hit singles from 1981 and celebrated the album Anthem which had remained in the album chart all year. In this special episode of Toyah At Home for Christmas 2021, Toyah reflects on the momentous occasion and we see three songs from the concert. Look out for some news on the Drury Lane concert coming in 2022. Happy Christmas from Toyah xxx – Watch here…

Toyah & Robert wish you a Merry Christmas: From the Frippcox Household – We wish you a merry christmas :-) – Watch here…

Toyah & Robert -Burning Question 25th December: More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp in this Saturday’s Burning Questions – Watch here…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Most Wanted – Part 1: Part one of a three-part series taking a look at the Most Wanted Sunday Lunch videos of the last year! – Watch here… (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

December 31st, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 8th January: 9pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Wednesday 12th January: 10.30pm
1980. Episode 1. Gary Davies narrates this look at the music of 1980, featuring revealing interviews with the singers and band members who made it one of the biggest years in pop. From the Specials and the Jam to Blondie and Bowie, and not forgetting the biggest girl band of the time – the Nolans, it was a year of music and pop videos to remember. Sheena Easton was singing about her man working 9 to 5, Madness stormed the charts with Baggy Trousers and Dexy’s Midnight Runners had a memorable number one with Geno. Contributors include Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini and Katie Puckrik.

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 8th January: 10.30pm
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Thursday 13th January: 00.00am
1981. Series 1, episode 2. Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Cheryl Baker and Clare Grogan are among those recalling the music and memories of 1981. It was a year when Bucks Fizz were losing their skirts, Adam and the Ants were re-inventing the pop video, and synthesizer bands were making it big. However, there was still room in the charts for the retro sound of Shakin’ Stevens. Narrated by Tony Blackburn.

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Sunday 9th January: 00.00am
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Thursday 13th January: 1.30am
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.

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

December 31st, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Thursday 6th January: 9am
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)

Categories: 1980s, TV/Radio 2022 Tags: ,

Official Toyah: December 2021 Blog

December 23rd, 2021

Read Toyah’s December 2021 blog at toyahwillcox.com. Toyah says: “Christmas is here and I wish you all a wonderful time. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL AND HERE’S TO 2022!”

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Press

December 23rd, 2021

NME: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover The Stooges ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’: Willcox brought a toy bone to this week’s Sunday Lunch video – Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have covered The Stooges’ classic ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ as part of their ongoing Sunday Lunch video series. The couple began the bitesize YouTube covers series at the start of the pandemic in 2020 and quickly went viral for their versions of famous songs by the likes of Nirvana, Metallica, Guns ’N Roses, Britney Spears and more – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Fripp and Toyah Leave the Christmas Tunes Behind for a Cover of I Wanna Be Your Dog: The Stooges classic gets the Sunday Lunch treatment – Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox have returned to their Sunday Lunch kitchen stage for a cover of The Stooges’ classic I Wanna Be Your Dog. The cover is a departure from the festive tunes the pair have been covering recently, such as 12 Days Of Christmas and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Instead, they’ve left the traditional festive cheer behind to bring us a cover of The Stooges’ debut single I Wanna Be Your Dog – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog”: After a few months of weird karaoke while King Crimson were on tour, and then very silly holiday sing-a-longs, Toyah and Robert Fripp are finally back to covering songs in their kitchen. This week’s Sunday Lunch has them taking on The Stooges’ classic “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” with Fripp giving a good punk scowl as he plays the iconic descending riff, and Toyah making good use of a prop bone. Question: Do you think they buy this stuff just for the videos or they have it laying around the house? – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog”: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, have unveiled the latest entry in their “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos that have captured the Internet’s attention in recent months. For their newest video, the couple have switched back to the tried-and-true formula of Robert on guitar and Toyah singing following the karaoke-like format they’ve utilized of late for some Christmas standards. They’ve also switched back to rock and roll, tackling The Stooges’ 1969 song “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – I Wanna Be Your Dog – RF: Fripp spikes up, straps on, and Toyah belts out a classic – from their kitchen at the Centre Of The Universe… Toyah & Robert – Burning Questions (Dec 18th) Do you both only make a living from touring and not record sales? Have you ever worn your hair like that on stage, and if not, why? Have you ever collaborated with, or performed, with musicians that cannot read or write music? RF: In search of useless answers from the deeply unqualified? And / or in search of some Fairy Fingers traversing a D symmetrical figure? Then you have come to an ideal place to be – Toyah & Robert’s kitchen at the Centre Of The Universe… Toyah At Home – Dance In The Hurricane – RF: Toyah At Home – with featured guest the just-returned, dishevelled & highly jet-lagged working-player Fripp opening his first Christmas present of 2021…Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: I Wanna Be Your Dog: Fripp is home from Japan, and has strapped on his guitar for this week’s belter of a Sunday Lunch! – Watch here… (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On Christmas TV: Nick Heyward’s Favourite Singers

December 23rd, 2021

Favourite Singers With Nick Heyward: NOW 80s: Monday 27th December: 12pm
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.

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

December 23rd, 2021

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s: Thursday 30th December: 9am
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)

Categories: 1980s, TV/Radio 2021 Tags: ,

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

December 22nd, 2021

Vive Le Rock!: Toyah is included in the latest issue (No. 88 / December 2021) of Vive Le Rock magazine, in a new three-page interview feature, mainly focusing on The Blue Meaning. The magazine is available to buy in stores (WH Smith, Tesco etc.) or order the print or digital issue online here…

Toyah At Home – Christmas Special: In a special episode of Toyah At Home coming up on Christmas Eve, Toyah reflects on the momentous occasion of her live televised concert at Dury Lane on Christmas Eve 1981. Premieres 11am on Christmas Eve.

Toyah Live 1981: PS. Look out for some news on the Drury Lane concert coming in 2022.

Proud Cabaret: Toyah is on stage in Proud Cabaret at London Embankment on 22, 28 and 29 December. Book at https://proudcabaret.com/…/christmas-cabaret-all-stars… for any of the remaining three December dates above to catch Toyah or call 020 7482 3866⁠, Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

Supermind: Read a review of the new audio drama, featuring Toyah as Lady Witcombe, here…

Posh Pop: Watch The Videos – Monkeys/Kill The Rage

December 19th, 2021

Two more videos from Posh Pop have just premiered online: Monkeys and Kill The Rage. Watch these and a selection of others, from Toyah’s hit album, at The Official Toyah You Tube channel by clicking below. (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On Christmas TV: 50 Wild Women Of The 80s

December 19th, 2021

50 Wild Women Of The 80s!: NOW 80s: Christmas Eve: 9am
Brilliant songs, big voices, blazing hair & bags of attitude – the ladies of the 80s had the lot! From Toyah to Tina & Joan Jett to Janet Jackson.

Toyah & Robert: At Home/Burning Question/Sunday Lunch

December 19th, 2021

Toyah At Home – Dance In The Hurricane: This week Toyah takes a look at Dance In The Hurricane from In The Court Of The Crimson Queen and what inspired the song, and an exclusive screening of a live version of the track. Happy Christmas from Toyah xxx – Watch here…

Toyah & Robert -Burning Questions 18th December: More of your social, emotional and music tuning predicaments are addressed with care and attention by the deeply unqualified Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp in this Saturday’s Burning Questions – Watch here…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – I Wanna Be Your Dog: Fripp is home from Japan, and has strapped on his guitar for this week’s belter of a Sunday Lunch! – Watch here… (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah On Christmas TV: 80’s Stars – Then & Now!

December 19th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Christmas Eve: 4am
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!

Metal Sucks: Top 25 Most Popular Stories of 2021

December 15th, 2021

MetalSucks’ Top 25 Most Popular Stories of 2021

Every December, we have the MetalSucks Mansion Monkeys tally up our top 25 stories of the past year, so as to better learn what you dummies like and what bands will generate the most ¢lick$. And now that the 2021 report is in, we have some interesting takeaways. For example:

• Toyah Willcox may currently be the biggest rock star in the world.
• Corey Taylor is also still quite popular.
• Everyone hates Ted Nugent.
• Everyone loves Vince Neil(‘s failures).
• People spent less time reading about the legal troubles of Marilyn • Manson and Jon Schaffer than you might assume.
• Fans still have really, really strong opinions regarding band merch.
• 2021 wasn’t much better than 2020.
• Peruse the stories you made our most popular below.

• Continue reading at Metal Sucks.

Toyah on Christmas TV: 100 Greatest Musicals

December 15th, 2021

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: Christmas Day: 12pm
Part One, 100 – 51. Denise Van Outen presents the first in a two-part rundown of the 100 best musicals as voted for by viewers, featuring 42nd Street, 8 Mile and The Sound of Music. The first show counts down from 100 to 51 and features memorable clips from film, stage and TV, interspersed with interviews given by performers, directors, writers and choreographers.

The 100 Greatest Musicals: More4: Boxing Day: 10.55am
Part Two, 50 – 1. Denise Van Outen concludes the rundown of viewers’ favourite musicals, counting down from 50 to number one.

Inews: Derek Jarman – Protest! Review

December 15th, 2021

Derek Jarman: Protest!, Manchester Art Gallery, review: A fascinating sprint through a fearless career

The exhibition surveys the polymath’s wildly diverse work, from paintings to film, design to drag – and gardening

Film director Derek Jarman had a meteoric impact on British culture in the 70s, 80s and early 90s before his death in 1994. His work spanned low culture and high – Pet Shop Boys videos to Don Giovanni, punk to Shakespeare. Perhaps because in all he sensed the same human urges: sex, power, creativity, cruelty, magic and manipulation, delight in beauty and the urge to self-destructive behaviour.

Painting bookended Jarman’s creative life, and forms the core of Protest! at Manchester Art Gallery. Along the way there are jagged little sorties into his work in set design, performance, film, activism and gardening in adversity. (HOME in Manchester will also run a Jarman film season in the new year.)

• Continue reading at inews.co.uk.

Toyah on the Radio: BBCR4 Extra – Inheritance Tracks

December 15th, 2021

Inheritance Tracks: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Sunday 2nd January: 2.10pm
Inheritance Tracks: BBC Radio 4 Extra: Monday 3rd January: 2.10am
Toyah Willcox. Singer Toyah Wilcox has inherited ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and wants to pass on the track by Bjork, ‘Human Behaviour’.

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Singalong Press

December 14th, 2021

Brooklyn Vegan: Toyah & Robert Fripp are all smiles singing “Ding Dong Merrily On High!: Toyah and hubbie Robert Fripp (of King Crimson) continue to be in the Christmas spirit on their weekly Sunday Lunch video series which, currently, are as festive as they are very silly. This week they lead a sing-a-long of traditional carol, “Ding Dong Merrily on High” with Toyah dressed as an elf and Robert looking almost like a Who from the Grinch, with “Humbug” scrawled across his forehead. Both are also sporting gap-toothed grins, but only one of them is real – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox continue Christmas covers with ‘Ding Dong Merrily On High’: They’ve already taken on ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ and ‘Silent Night’ this festive season – King Crimson‘s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have shared their latest cover of a classic Christmas carol. The husband and wife duo, who have gone viral during lockdown with their eccentric ‘Sunday Lunch’ covers series, have taken to covering Christmas songs in recent weeks – Continue reading…

Tone Deaf: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp get festive with ‘Ding Dong Merrily On High’: Remember Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp? Of course you do. The pair and their Sunday Lunch service have been inescapable over the last year – Remember Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp? Of course you do. The pair and their Sunday Lunch service have been inescapable over the last year. Whenever you checked in on them, Toyah was dancing, um, creatively, while the King Crimson icon looked on adoringly – they found a rhythm and ran with it. The pair passionately dancing to The Stranglers’ ‘Peaches’ was a particular one that will live long in the memory – Continue reading…

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Wllcox Share Unseen Dance Lesson, Jams and Outtakes From The Sudnay Lunch Series: The latest video from the FrippCox household shares candid moments from previous videos: Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah have shared a new video compiling some “unseen” moments from their ongoing Sunday Lunch video series – Continue reading…

Classic Rock/Louder: We checked in on Robert Fripp and Toyah for the first time in ages and it’s still bedlam: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp continue to delight the internet with their chaotic performances – and this time it’s Christmas – Last time we checked in on Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp was nearly two months ago. King Crimson had finished their US tour, Fripp had returned to the matrimonial home, and the pair were cavorting seductively to the ribald sound of Peaches by The Stranglers. We haven’t visited the lively duo since, because, well, you kinda know what to expect. They’ll do their thing, we’ll report them doing their thing, and they’ll watch the YouTube view count ratchet ever higher. This year, our most popular stories haven’t been new Iron Maiden albums, cancelled tours or the deaths of beloved rockers. Nope, our most popular stories this year have all featured Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox. Doing their thing – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Sing “Ding Dong” Christmas Song: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp and his wife, the actress and singer Toyah Willcox, have unveiled the latest entry in their “Sunday Lunch” series of cover videos that have captured the Internet’s attention in recent months. The duo’s new video finds them continuing their holiday series with “Ding Dong Merrily on High,” following their recent covers of the Christmas classics “Silent Night,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “12 Days of Christmas.” Toyah and Robert once again sing together to a backing track as they have been for the other holiday tunes. – Continue reading…

Guitar World: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp share unseen Sunday Lunch clips – and a new guitar jam: The pair take some time to play together and take on Ding Dong! Merrily On High in their latest posts – Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox have shared a new video of unseen clips from their ongoing series of Sunday Lunch, including an impromptu solo from the King Crimson guitar legend – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – DING DONG TIME!!… Agony Aunts Unseen Episode 1 – RF: Toyah dances in 6 and Robert dances in 5 (kind of)… and some burning guitar!… Toyah At Home – I Want To Be Free 40th Anniversary Special – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch: Ding Dong Time!!: The Frippcox household take on another festive anthem… And we have nothing further to say! – Watch here… (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Daily Mail: Leslie Ash & Toyah At Proud Cabaret

December 13th, 2021

Leslie Ash, 61, wows in an LBD as she larks around with breastplate-clad performer Toyah Willcox, 63, after glitzy Cabaret All Stars show

Leslie Ash looked incredible in a little black dress as she lived it up at Cabaret All Stars at Proud Embankment in London on Friday.

The Men Behaving Badly star, 61, posed alongside star of the show Toyah Willcox, 63, who donned a head-turning cabaret ensemble comprising a breastplate moulded into the shape of naked breasts and taut abs.

Leslie showcased her style credentials as she paired her chic dress with knee high leather boots while frolicking with the Eighties star.

Actress and singer Toyah appeared to be in a jovial mood as she through her arms in the air following her amazing turn of stage.

Toyah’s ensemble consisted of knee-high black boots over sheer black tights.

• Continue reading at the Daily Mail. Toyah also posted about Leslie Ash attending Proud Cabaret.

Toyah & Robert: At Home/Agony Aunts/Sunday Lunch Singalong

December 13th, 2021

Toyah At Home – I Want To Be Free 40th Anniversary: This week Toyah takes takes us back to I Want To Be Free, the story behind the video, its inspirations plus an exclusive live performance – Watch here…

Toyah & Robert – Agony Aunts Unseen Episode 1: As a special treat for christmas, we have compiled a “unseen” show for you! – Watch here…

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Ding Dong Time!!: The Frippcox household take on another festive anthem… And we have nothing further to say! – Watch here… (Images © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah Live 2022: Rebellion Festival

December 13th, 2021

Toyah tweeted on Friday: “Delighted to confirm I’ll be playing live at Rebellion Fest Blackpool on 5 August 2022 alongside The Skids, The Undertones, Jilted John, The Vapours. Tickets on sale now.” Click below for further info and ticket booking.