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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 & Robert’s Sunday Lunch: Singalong Press

December 1st, 2021

Rolling Stone: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Share High-Spirited ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ Cover: The couple gets into character for the 90-second performance: As December nears, the husband and wife duo of King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and singer/actress Toyah Willcox are getting in the holiday spirit with a cover of “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,” the latest installation from their series Sunday Lunch – Continue reading… See also Rolling Stone Australia…

Guitar.Com: Fripp and Toyah Keep the Festive Spirits High with Cover Of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: Can you hear the sleigh bells?: Continuing the trend of singalong Christmas classics they started last week, Sunday Lunch purveyors Robert Fripp and Toyah have gifted fans a cover of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox spread some Christmas cheer with ‘Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer’ cover: Following on from last week’s festive rendition of ‘Silent Night’: King Crimson‘s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have continued their eccentric covers, getting into the festive spirit with a rendition of a classic Christmas carol – Continue reading… 

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”: 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 – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp Sing “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”: Toyah and Robert Fripp are in Holiday Sing-A-Long mode on their Sunday Lunch series. “Christmas is almost upon us, and the Frippcox household are ready to teach the nation another festive fave,” they write, “perhaps somebody should teach it to them first!!” The problem doesn’t seem to be no knowing this one, but in-ear monitors might help as they fall behind the music just a touch as it goes on.” As sweetly innocent as these holiday clips are, the Sunday Lunch series continues to be wild to see prog rock icon Robert Fripp delight in pure silliness. – Continue reading…

Sunday Lunch Singalong: Singalong Week 2: Christmas is almost upon us, and the Frippcox household are ready to teach the nation another festive fave, perhaps somebody should teach it to them first!! – Watch the video… (Images © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Robert & Toyah Share Metallica Cover

November 15th, 2021

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Metallica’s ‘Master Of Puppets’

Guess we know who’s pulling the strings in this week’s Sunday Lunch performance…

King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Metallica‘s ‘Master Of Puppets’ – watch it below.

The pair launched their Sunday Lunch video series last year, sharing renditions of songs by Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.

• Continue reading at the NME. See also Metal Sucks.

NME: Robert and Toyah Cover Iggy Pop

November 8th, 2021

Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Iggy Pop

“Here we are rocking out with T on the kitchen table – mercy!”

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp have covered Iggy Pop’s ‘The Passenger’ in the latest of their Sunday Lunch video series.

The video specials began during the first coronavirus lockdown in the UK last year and quickly went viral as the couple put their spin on songs by David Bowie, Metallica, Britney Spears, Soft Cell and more.

• Continue reading at the NME. See also Metal Sucks.

Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Sunday Lunch/Burning Question +

October 4th, 2021

Official Toyah: Robert is at home and he’s seated in the kitchen. Toyah’s ditched the cooking and for Sunday Lunch there is an intimate performance from that burning venus Toyah aboard the kitchen table. It might just make the fur fly! – Watch Sunday Lunch… (Image © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Watch Toyah Willcox cover The Velvet Underground’s ‘Venus In Furs’ – “Toyah will do almost anything to get out of cooking”: Toyah Willcox and husband Robert Fripp have shared a cover of the The Velvet Underground’s ‘Venus In Furs’ – It’s part of their regular, ongoing series of “Sunday Lunch” online performances which see them perform a cover together at home in their kitchen – something they started during lockdown – Continue reading…

Consequence: Toyah Sings Velvet Underground’s “Venus in Furs” as Robert Fripp Gazes in Amazement: “Toyah will do almost anything to get out of cooking” – With Robert Fripp back at home in the UK following King Crimson’s US tour, he and wife Toyah Willcox are together again for “Sunday Lunch” performances in their kitchen. This time around, Toyah sings the Velvet Underground classic “Venus in Furs” as Fripp stares up at her with a devilish grin on his face – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: Toyah Willcox Covers The Velvet Underground for King Crimson’s Robert Fripp: King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp is back home from tour but continues to be content to let his wife, actress and singer Toyah Willcox, carry on with the duo’s “Sunday Lunch” cover videos on her own as he sits back and watches from the other side of their world famous kitchen – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend: Toyah & Robert’s Sunday Lunch – Venus In Furs… Toyah & Robert’s Burning Questions (October 2nd, 2021)… The Bride Will Return (from 2021 studio album “Posh Pop” out now)… Toyah At Home & On The Road – Episode 8 – Continue reading…

Toyah & Sidney Jake: Toyah and Sidney improvising at the end of Toyah’s Guitar Lesson completely unpracticed for fun… Catch it here…

Lets Rock The Moor: Cancelled – Watch Toyah talk about the cancellation, here…

NME: Robert & Toyah Share Cover Of Shirley Bassey’s ‘Goldfinger’

September 27th, 2021

Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Shirley Bassey’s ‘Goldfinger’

This week’s Sunday Lunch sees the pair reunited and doing things shaken not stirred

King Crimson founder Robert Fripp and his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, have shared a cover of Shirley Bassey‘s ‘Goldfinger’.

The pair launched their Sunday Lunch video series last year, sharing renditions of songs by Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and more through Willcox’s YouTube channel.

• Continue reading at the NME. See also Metal Sucks.

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.

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NME: Toyah Willcox Shares Cover Of ‘Light My Fire’

September 6th, 2021

Toyah Willcox shares bubbly cover of The Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’

“Come on Bobby, light my fire”

Toyah Willcox has shared a cover of The Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ in the latest episode of hers and Robert Fripp’s Sunday Lunch Love Letters series.

The videos began as an off-shoot of the couple’s Sunday Lockdown Lunch series when Fripp went on tour in the US with King Crimson.

In the fifth episode, which was uploaded earlier today (September 5), Willcox covered The Doors’ 1967 track from her kitchen. Watching on a split-screen from his hotel room, Fripp introduced the video by saying: “My wife has sent me a viddy! Let’s see what little lovie has.”

• Continue reading at the NME. Watch the Latest Sunday Lunch/Love Letters at You Tube.

NME: Watch Toyah Perform ‘Because The Night’

August 30th, 2021

Watch Toyah Willcox perform Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith’s ‘Because The Night’ for Robert Fripp

Sunday Lunch continues to go remote with Fripp on tour with King Crimson

Toyah Willcox has covered Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith‘s ‘Because The Night’ for her husband Robert Fripp as their YouTube series continues – watch the performance below.

The cover is the fourth instalment of their Love Letters offshoot of the Sunday Lockdown Lunch series, with the couple’s usual lockdown covers videos having to be put on hold after Fripp headed back out on tour with King Crimson.

• Continue reading at the NME. Watch the video at You Tube.

NME: Toyah Remembers Trying To Beat Up Adam Ant

August 7th, 2021

Toyah Willcox remembers trying to beat up Adam Ant: “I was a terrible scrapper”

Toyah Willcox has recalled an altercation with Adam Ant on the set of Derek Jarman’s iconic punk film Jubilee.

Discussing her debut appearance on Top Of The Pops in 1981 for NME‘s ‘Does Rock ‘n’ Roll Kill Braincells?!’ feature, Willcox recalled being on the same bill as Ant. “Even though I knew Adam Ant and had done Jubilee with him, I was still star-struck by the whole event,” she said.

Asked about whether rumours about her once trying to beat Ant up were true, she added: “Yes! He formed a band for Jubilee that was needed in a scene called the Maneaters – I was the singer for it, and Adam’s wife, Eve, was the bassist. The problem was, I was too individualistic and I already had the Toyah Band.

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NME: Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Toyah Willcox

August 5th, 2021

New from the NME! One of the most interesting Toyah interviews/features for a long time…

In Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?!, we quiz an artist on their own career to see how much they can remember – and find out if the booze, loud music and/or tour sweeties has knocked the knowledge out of them

1 You starred in Derek Jarman’s 1978 punk film Jubilee. Upon its release, who created a protest T-shirt deeming it “the most boring and therefore disgusting film”?
“Vivienne Westwood!”

CORRECT.

“I got one right! I’m so happy! Derek Jarman, the director, was thrilled by that (Laughs). When we started pre-production, people were behind the film, but then the punk world felt it was going to be exploitative. Derek Jarman was special and had no compromise. He saw talent in everyone and everything. Working with him on Jubilee, I quickly became aware that I was being catapulted from nowhere into the glitterati of this new movement and I immediately knew it was special.”

Ever run into Vivienne Westwood?

“I actually did some modelling for Vivienne. She probably wouldn’t have known it was me, but I did some modelling for TV at her shop [Sex] which was great fun. I got John Lydon through the screen test for Quadrophenia. Franc Roddam, its director, asked me to go over to Johnny Rotten’s apartment, learn two scenes with him, and accompany him to the studio to do the screen test for the role of Jimmy. He was an absolute gentleman and a brilliant actor, but nobody would touch Johnny because they felt he was unpredictable.”

You’ve acted with some big names including Katharine Hepburn and Laurence Oliver…

“Laurence Olivier was quite old when I worked with him [on the 1984 TV movie The Ebony Tower] and not terribly well so we could only shoot with him three hours a day, but he burnt brighter than anyone I’d ever met. He was a rebel and wonderfully naughty. I used to have supper with him in the evenings and was told not to let him drink – and we’d get through six bottles of champagne and he could still keep going! My first professional job was at the National Theatre so to be acting with him in a movie was thrilling.”

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NME: Toyah Willcox Shares New Single ‘Levitate’

June 26th, 2021

Toyah Willcox shares new single ‘Levitate’ – and talks “magical” new album ‘Posh Pop’

Get the lowdown on her Sunday Lunch session-inspired new record

Toyah Willcox has shared a new single ‘Levitate’, the first taster of her forthcoming solo album, ‘Posh Pop’. Check out the video below along with our exclusive interview with the singer.

Her first album of new material since 2008’s ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Queen’, ‘Posh Pop’ was made with Simon Darlow, following on from his work as co-writer and a producer of her aforementioned previous album, and features guitar lines from her husband, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp – with whom Willcox has become known for Sunday Lunch video series, sharing renditions of songs by Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Billy Idol, The Rolling Stones, Judas Priest, The Prodigy, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper and many more.

• Continue reading at the NME.

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Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

June 1st, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Rolling Stone: Watch Toyah and Robert Fripp Cover Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ – Continue reading…

Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp cover Black Sabbath’s Paranoid and there are feathers everywhere – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” – Continue reading…

Metal Injection: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover Black Sabbath Classic “Paranoid” – Continue reading…

Brooklyn Vegan: Watch Toyah & Robert Fripp cover Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Weekend!: Toyah At Home, Agony Aunts, Sunday Lunch with Sidney Jake – Continue reading…

Sidney Jake: Right after Toyah and Robert’s Sunday Lunch this week – Click the link for an “alternative” view of this week’s episode – Continue watching…

Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch Weekend Press

May 25th, 2021

Press coverage for this week’s Sunday Lunch with Toyah and Robert (and Sidney Jake)!! (Image © Toyah Willcox)

Rolling Stone: Toyah Willcox Busts Out The Catsuit For Scorpions Cover With Robert Fripp – Continue reading…

NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox take on Scorpions’ ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ – Continue reading…

Guitar World: Here They Are: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox Tackle The Scorpions’ Rock You Like A Hurricane For Their Sunday Lunch… – Continue reading…

Kerrang: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox add “feline twist” to Scorpions Cover – Continue reading…

Louder: Toyah Dons Catwoman Outfit and Brandishes A Whip on Rock You Like A Hurricane – Continue reading…

Consequence Of Sound: Toyah Goes Full Catwoman As She Covers “Rock You Like A Hurricane” with Robert Fripp. Watch … – Continue reading…

Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover “Rock You Like A Hurricane” – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Toyah & Robert’s Complete Weekend: Toyah At Home, Agony Aunts, Sunday Lunch featuring Sidney Jake – Continue reading…

NME: Toyah & Robert’s 10 Best Lockdown Covers

April 2nd, 2021

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp’s 10 best lockdown covers – ranked!

Look, we’ve all been doing what we can to get by in the past 12 months, haven’t we?

When quarantine hit, many artists responded by covering songs that tried to reflect the solemnity of the situation. Gal Gadot put together an all-star tone-deaf Band Aid take on John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’, which was about as welcome as a Winston Mumford’s Book Of The Month club.

So you have to admire pop star and actor Toyah Willcox, who channelled the Blitz (Kid) spirit, raided the dressing up box and persuaded her husband, King Crimson prog-rock totem Robert Fripp, into performing increasingly outlandish 90-second versions of classic hits such as Alice Cooper’s ‘Poison’ and Guns ‘N Roses‘ ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, accessorising with nurse outfits or dinosaur costumes for their weekly Sunday Lockdown Lunch series.

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Toyah & Robert: Sunday Lunch/Weekend Press

March 30th, 2021

Weekend Press: NME: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox share cover of ZZ Top’s ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’; Louder: Toyah and Robert Fripp add beards, scissors and mystery guitarist on maniacal ZZ Top cover; Guitar.Com: Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox take on ZZ Top’s Gimme All Your Lovin’; Metal Sucks: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox Cover ZZ Top’s “Gimme All Your Lovin’”; Consequence Of Sound: Robert Fripp and Toyah Slice Their Way Through ZZ Top’s “Gimme All Your Lovin’”. (Image © Toyah Willcox)

NME: Robert & Toyah Cover Motorhead Classic

March 22nd, 2021

Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox cover Motörhead classic

The latest episode of Sunday Lockdown Lunch is here

King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox have shared another cover in their weekly lockdown series, this time tackling a Motörhead classic. The pair began the Sunday Lockdown Lunch covers series last year and have shared their own takes on tracks by the likes of Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper, Foo Fighters and more.

For this week’s video, Willcox dressed in a maid’s outfit and dealt cards into the gust of a fan. Fripp, meanwhile, sat to her side playing the guitar as she sang.

• Continue reading at the NME. See also Classic Rock/Louder, Kerrang and Metal Sucks.

NME: Quadrophenia Sequel To Shoot This Summer

May 28th, 2016

nme16aQuadrophenia sequel to shoot this summer – 37 years after the original was released

Phil Daniels and Toyah Willcox will return for the sequel

A sequel to iconic British movie Quadrophenia is being made, 37 years after the original was released.

The sequel to the cult film, which was released in 1979, is expected to see the return of original cast members Phil Daniels and singer Toyah Willcox – and will shoot this summer.

The iconic 1979 adaptation of The Who’s eponymous album focused on the infamous violent clashes between Mods and Rockers on Brighton Beach in the 1960’s, and it’s expected that the sequel will catch up with the characters at a later stage in their lives.

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