Toyah On TV: The Old Grey Whistle Test

September 16th, 2021

Originally aired in 2018 to celebrate The Old Grey Whistle Test‘s 30th anniversary. this mammoth 3hr+ programme is repeated in full this Friday on BBC Four. (Photo © BBC)

The Old Grey Whistle Test Live: BBC Four
Friday 17th September : 9.40pm

For One Night Only. Hosted by Bob Harris, this live studio show features music, special guests and rare archive footage to mark the 30 years since the legendary series was last broadcast. Featuring performances from Peter Frampton, Richard Thompson, Albert Lee and more. Bob also chats to Whistle Test alumni, including Dave Stewart, Joan Armatrading, Ian Anderson, Chris Difford and Kiki Dee, as well as fans Danny Baker and Al Murray.

“It’s going to be a huge reunion”: Bob Harris reveals live line-up for Old Grey Whistle Test

BBC Music is reviving The Old Grey Whistle Test for a one-off live special on BBC Four. The revival marks 30 years since the legendary music TV show ended – it ran from 1971 to 1988 – and former host Bob Harris will be back at the helm.

Harris presented the show with that famous “whispering” delivery from 1972-78 and his spell included UK TV firsts including the performance from Bob Marley & The Wailers. Forty-six years since he first hosted, Harris will be back for the live three-hour special, which has generated huge excitement among music fans of a certain age.

“I know, it feels very exciting at this end too – the interest has been absolutely incredible,” the Radio 2 presenter told Music Week.

Toyah On NOW 80s: 80s Stars/Rock Chicks/Seven Inch Heroes

September 16th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s
Thu 16th Sept: 4pm/
Sat 18th Sept: 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!

Carol Decker’s 30 Rock Chicks!: NOW 80s
Friday 17th September: 12pm

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)

Seven Inch Heroes: NOW 80s: Saturday 18th September: 2.05am/5.30am
Before the CD, the perfect pop songs were spun by singers & bands on 7 inch vinyl. From 1980-1984 these were the classic UK hits that invaded the world! (NB. This airs sporadically on NOW 80s, sometimes including Toyah!)

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox’s Flamboyant Cover

September 14th, 2021

Watch Toyah Willcox’s flamboyant cover of ‘These Boots Were Made For Walking’

It’s her latest Sunday Lunch Love Letters cover

Toyah Willcox has shared her latest Sunday Lunch Love Letters series with husband Robert Fripp – watch the version of ‘These Boots Were Made For Walking’ below.

The new videos are an offshoot of the couple’s Sunday Lockdown Lunch series, and began when the pair were separated after Fripp went on tour in the US with King Crimson.

• Continue reading at the NME.

Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp Reacts To Toyah’s Cover

September 14th, 2021

Robert Fripp Reacts To Toyah’s Cover Of These Boots Are Made For Walkin’

“Toyah has some boots in her wardrobe that are made for walking.”

The remote version of Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox’s lockdown-inspired covers series continues on, with Fripp reacting to Wilcox’s cover of Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made For Walkin’.

The caption for the new video notes that: “Robert Fripp is touring the USA with King Crimson and Toyah is home alone. Toyah has some boots in her wardrobe that are made for walking, and they are appearing in a love letter to Robert.”

• Continue reading at Guitar.Com.

Metal Sucks: Toyah Willcox Covers “These Boots”

September 14th, 2021

Toyah Willcox Covers “These Boots are Made for Walkin’” for King Crimson’s Robert Fripp

King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp is still on tour in the U.S., but his wife, actress and singer Toyah Willcox, has continued with the duo’s popular “Sunday Lunch” videos in his absence as “love letters” to her husband, with Fripp’s hotel room reactions edited in alongside Toyah’s performances.

For this week’s video, Willcox delivers a solo cover of Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 hit “These Boots are Made for Walkin’.” “The kitchen’s waiting! Sunday Lunch wants ya back!” Toyah taunts, before adding, “These puppies want you home!” while aiming the camera at her chest as Fripp lets out a spirited laugh.

• Continue reading at Metal Sucks.

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch / Love Letters

September 14th, 2021

It’s Love Letters – Part 6. Robert Fripp is touring the USA with King Crimson and Toyah is home alone. Toyah has some boots in her wardrobe that are made for walking, and they are appearing in a love letter to Robert.

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!

September 14th, 2021

Toyah & Robert’s Sunday LunchLove Letters Part 6… Toyah At Home & On The Road – Episode 5… (includes the video premiere of Barefoot On Mars from the Posh Pop album)

• Continue reading at DGM Live.

Toyah Live 2021: Let’s Rock Exeter

September 14th, 2021

Toyah performing the 1981 hit Good Morning Universe at Let’s Rock Exeter 2021 at Powderham Castle on Saturday, (11th September). See It’s A Mystery, Echo Beach and Rebel Yell, here.

Toyah said of Let’s Rock Exeter: “We are in the sunshine in Exeter and next to the sea – so what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than 10000 people singing Echo Beach!!! Exeter you were amazing, I love you!! T x”

Toyah At Home & On The Road: Episode 5

September 14th, 2021

It’s episode 5 of Toyah at Home & On The Road. Toyah delves into the inspiration behind and meanings in Barefoot On Mars from the Posh Pop album, and introduces the premiere of the video for the track. The track has already gone down as something of a favourite with listeners of the top 30 charting album.

Toyah On TV: Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs

September 14th, 2021

Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Saturday 25th September: 1.20am
Britain’s Favourite 80s Songs: 5Select: Friday 1st October: 11pm
1984. Series 1, episode 5. A look at the biggest singles of 1984, the best pop videos, the artists who appeared in them, and the stories behind the songs. Cheryl Baker reveals how Tina Turner’s What’s Love Got to Do with It started off as a Bucks Fizz song. Plus, a look at Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s controversial Relax, and the hits of Wham!. With contributions from Toyah Willcox, Paul Gambaccini, Carol Decker and Jenny Powell.

Posh Pop: Dreamscape News Archive

September 10th, 2021

Browse Dreamscape’s Posh Pop news archive: Reviews, interviews, charts, press, release news, tour news, photos and more – And much more to come! (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Toyah on TV: Minder (All Mod Cons)

September 10th, 2021

Minder: ITV4: Monday 20th September: 4.50pm
Minder: ITV4: Tuesday 21st September: 10.05am
All Mod Cons. Series 2, Episode 8. Terry tries to help his friend Kate evict some unwanted tenants, but comes to doubt her motives. Meanwhile, Arthur is desperate to get into the property market and tries to sell Terry’s flat without telling him. Guest starring Toyah Willcox and Simon Cadell. Director: Ian Sharp. Also starring: George Cole, Dennis Waterman, Peter Childs, George Layton, Patrick Malahide, Michael Troughton. Also showing on ITV4 HD. (Photos © ITV)

Toyah on TV: Pointless Celebrities

September 10th, 2021

Pointless Celebrities: Challenge: Thursday 23rd September: 6pm
Music. 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)

Toyah On TV: 80s Stars – Then & Now!

September 10th, 2021

80s Stars – Then & Now!: NOW 80s: Saturday 11th September: 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!

Posh Pop: The Official Toyah Willcox Website

September 7th, 2021

There’s a rhythm – and bubbles – at The Official Toyah Willcox website…

Aaaaaaaah!: London Podcast Festival 2021

September 7th, 2021

Aaaaaaaah!, the film by Steve Oram, is being screened at the London Podcast Festival 2021 this weekend – Saturday 11th September. (Photo © Toyah Willcox)

90 Minutes Or Less Film Fest: Robin Ince on Aaaaaaaah!

Special guest Robin Ince presents Steve Oram’s 79 minute opus Aaaaaaaah!

London Podcast Festival 2021
The podcast that celebrates films under 90 minutes long returns to Kings Place with a brand new live show! Sam is curating a fictional film festival. He’ll accept almost anything, but the movie must not be longer than 90 minutes.

Each episode a special guest selects a length appropriate movie and discuss why it should be included in the festival’s line up.

For this live edition of the show, we will be joined by comedian, writer and fellow podcaster Robin Ince (The Infinite Monkey Cage, Book Shambles with Robin and Josie).

We will watch Robin’s chosen film, Aaaaaaaah!, together on the big screen and discuss the film with Robin during our live podcast recording straight after.

• Continue reading at Kings Place What’s On. Browse our Aaaaaaaargh! news archive.

Official Toyah: September 2021 Blog

September 7th, 2021

Read Toyah’s latest blog at toyahwillcox.com. It includes an exclusive soundcheck performance video of Rhythm In My House with the Posh Pop band + another soundcheck photo.

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

September 7th, 2021

50 Wild Women Of The 80s!: NOW 80s: Thursday 9th September: 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.

Retro Charts: Top 10 Countdown Show

September 7th, 2021

This week’s Retro Charts show is packed with legends like Toyah, Duran Duran, Donny Osmond, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Eric Clapton and more.

The Retro Charts show counts down the top 10 current albums and singles from singers and bands that have been around for more than 25 years. It’s the only chart of its kind based on actual sales. No, it’s not an oldies show!

This edition is for the chart week ending Thursday 2 September, 2021.

This show is owned by the chart provider, Retro Charts. Follow this channel on Mixcloud, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook@retrocharts to be notified when the new chart is released each week. The show is aired on great radio stations worldwide. If you are a radio station and you want to air this weekly show, or get a version with custom links and idents, contact us via email: retrocharts@aol.co.uk

• Continue reading at Retro Charts @ Mix Cloud.

Guitar.Com: Robert Reacts To Toyah’s ‘Light My Fire’

September 6th, 2021

Robert Fripp Reacts To Toyah’s Cover Of Light My Fire By The Doors

While Robert Fripp is away on tour with King Crimson, his wife Toyah has been powering on solo with song covers in an off-shoot to the couple’s Sunday Lunch series. In this week’s upload, Fripp reacted to his wife’s cover of The Doors’ Light My Fire.

The fifth episode of the Love Letters series was uploaded to YouTube yesterday (5 September) with the caption: “Robert Fripp is touring the USA with King Crimson and Toyah is home alone. Toyah is keen on setting the ‘night on fire’ across the Atlantic in a new Love Letter.”

• Continue reading at Guitar.Com. Watch the Latest Sunday Lunch/Love Letters at You Tube. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Dreamscape Gallery: Posh Pop Tour 2021/22

September 6th, 2021

The first update to Dreamscape’s Gallery for quite a while – With the addition of a new page for the Posh Pop Tour 2021/22. Thanks again to Ian Davis for his great photos from the first gig of the tour – Please click below to take a look!