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Toyah & Fripp: The Lockdown Lunch Dances

May 24th, 2020

A little sprinkling of pure joy during these slightly crazy and uncertain times many of us are currently experiencing. Check out Dreamscape’s, small but perfectly formed, Toyah & Fripp: The Lockdown Lunch Dances News Archive. Watch the dances here. (Screenshots © Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: You Tube Channel

May 24th, 2020

Toyah’s official You Tube channel has tripled its followers in just the last few weeks. This is, no doubt, partly due to some of the recent great content additions – Toyah & Fripp: The Lockdown Lunch Dances, Heroes for VE Day, Toyah & The Humans – 21st Century Schizoid Man, Tribute to Bill Rieflin, Toyah Live In Your Living Room – check all these out, and more, by clicking below.

Toyah’s Birthday 2020: Happy Birthday from Robert

May 18th, 2020

Robert Fripp wishes Toyah a Happy Birthday.

Happy Anniversary & Birthday Wishes

May 16th, 2020

Happy 34th Anniversary, and a Happy Birthday to Robert. Click below for a song!

VE Day 75: Toyah & Robert Fripp Vs King Crimson – Heroes

May 8th, 2020

Toyah and Robert Fripp paying tribute, via a moving performance of David Bowie’s Heroes, on VE Day 75, to all those who gave so much.

Backing track: King Crimson Live In Berlin on September 12th. 2016.

Personnel: Gavin Harrison, Jeremy Stacey, Pat Mastelotto, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk & Robert Fripp. Fairy dustings provided by Bill Rieflin.

Recorded and mixed by Chris Porter. Produced by Chris Porter with Robert Fripp & David Singleton. Used by permission.

Vocal track & video: Toyah Willcox, at home in the kitchen, Middle England; May 5th. 2020 on iPhone. Vocal & backing track mix: Jakko Jakszyk.

The guitar used in the video is RF’s Les Paul serial no. 9-1986; used on all KC albums 1969-74; and on the Heroes session in Berlin with David Bowie, Tony Visconti & Brian Eno at the Hansa Studios, July 1977.

The two VE Day Heroes being celebrated within the Fripp and Willcox families:

Uncle Bill, aka RAF Flight Sergeant Alfie Fripp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfie_Fripp, who helped in planning The Great Escape.

Beric Willcox of the Royal Navy, based in Alexandria, who guarded convoys in the Mediterranean https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Mediterranean.

• Watch/Listen at You Tube. Continue reading at DGM Live.

Official Toyah: Something Special Premieres Tomorrow!

May 7th, 2020

Something special premieres at Toyah’s You Tube channel at 07:00 BST, Friday 8th May 2020 for #VEDay #veday75 #veday2020 #toyahwillcox #robertfripp  (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: Lockdown Unicorn Bolero Sunday Lunch

May 3rd, 2020

Two unicorns in unison! It’s the Unicorn Bolero Sunday Lockdown Lunch. (© Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: Lockdown Swan Lake Sunday Lunch

April 26th, 2020

F**king hilarious and completely inspired. Click to watch. (© Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: Lockdown Tango Sunday Lunch

April 19th, 2020

One word! Tango!! Watch Toyah and Robert by clicking below. (© Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: Social Media

April 14th, 2020

For anyone who doesn’t have a Facebook account (and I know a lot of people who don’t, and don’t want one), you can check out Toyah’s posts via her official website rather than at the source.

Rock Cellar: Robert & Toyah Are Keeping Active

April 14th, 2020

King Crimson: 2020 Tour Postponed, but Robert Fripp and Wife Toyah Willcox Are Keeping Active with Amazing Social Media Posts

Over the weekend, King Crimson announced that its planned 2020 tour has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic and its hold on things at the moment.

… Despite the rough news regarding King Crimson and any upcoming live concert plans, Robert Fripp has been keeping busy lately with a series of social media posts that must be seen to be believed.

Holed up in his palatial English estate overlooking a scenic lake, Fripp and his wife, singer/entertainer Toyah Willcox, have recently shared some videos that … well, if you’d ever hoped to see a prog rock legend dress up in a bee costume and frolic around the backyard during lockdown, it’s your lucky day.

• Continue reading at Rock Cellar.

Boing Boing: Robert Fripp In A Bee Suit

April 14th, 2020

Robert Fripp in a bee suit and black stockings? Signs of the apocalypse for sure!

There are little lights in this darkness that shine through and make, for a brief moment, the invisible zombie apocalypse seem a bit less horrifying.

One of these for me has been Robert Fripp and his wife Toyah cracking themselves (and the internet) up on her twitter channel. Watch them as they play DIY Dancing with the Stars in their kitchen and flit about as pollinating bees in their back garden.

And yes, that is Robert Fripp, he of the impeccable 3-piece suits and dour resting face, in a full-on bee costume and sheer black stockings. Nice gams, Bob!

• Continue reading at Boing Boing. (Screenshot/Photo © Toyah Willcox)

Official Toyah: Lockdown Easter Sunday Dance

April 12th, 2020

Demonstrating how to have more fun than you could ever have imagined, at home, in the kitchen, on Easter Sunday! Click below to watch. (© Toyah Willcox)

Toyah & Robert Read: The Girl With The Unicorn

April 10th, 2020

Toyah and Robert read The Girl With The Unicorn – aka La Fille à la Licorne – by Dominic Toller. The short story is about hope and self-belief and all funds go to the mental welfare charity Young Minds.

Dominic said: “I wrote the original as a one-off birthday gift to my friend’s daughter – she loved unicorns; the character in the story is based upon her, her dog and her ‘teddy’. But the subtext is also about my own belief in the power of having hope, and how important this is for all of us in dealing with the stresses of our lives. Everyone has mental health and so mental health welfare has relevance to everyone.” (Source: theisleofthanetnews)

Click below to watch/listen at Robert’s website, DGM Live.

Information links for The Girl With The Unicorn: Original narrated animation | Original online advert | Original Facebook ‘preview’ of book

Mirror: Toyah Willcox Urged To Sign Up To Strictly

April 6th, 2020

Toyah Willcox urged to sign up to Strictly after sharing lockdown dance routine

Fans of the punk icon have pleaded with her to appear on Strictly Come Dancing after she showcased her dancing skills on social media

Toyah Willcox and her husband Robert Fripp, like many, are trying to stay occupied amid the coronavirus lockdown.

And the punk icon sprinkled cheer on social media on Sunday by uploading footage of her and her husband executing a fun dance routine onto Twitter – which led to fans pleading with her to sign up to BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Glamming up for the routine, the musician, 61, slipped into a stunning embellished gown for the performance and Robert went all out by donning a suit and tie.

Using their kitchen as their stage the husband and wife pulled off impressive footwork to Bill Haley’s 1956 hit Rock Around the Clock. After they finished the uplifting jig, Toyah addressed the camera and said: “Happy lockdown lunch.”

• Continue reading at The Mirror. NB: At time of writing the video clip – Happy #lockdown lunch – had been viewed almost 107,000 times.

Official Toyah: Happy Lockdown Lunch

April 5th, 2020

She’s got the moves, baby! He’s got the motion… Causing A Commotion! (© Toyah Willcox)

The Express: The Secret To A 30 Year Marriage Is

September 3rd, 2019

The Independent recently interviewed Robert Fripp and The Express have published an article of cherry-picked quotes from the piece:

Toyah Willcox husband: The secret to 30 year marriage is separate HOUSES – and naughty sex

TOYAH WILLCOX has revealed the secret to her happy marriage is separate houses – as well as plenty of naughty sex.

Toyah Willcox is a four time Brit Award nominated singer who has had eight Top 40 singles and released more than 20 albums. The 61-year-old musician from Birimingham is also an author and actress, having written two books and appeared in more than 40 stage plays and 10 films – and now she will compete on BBC’s Pointless Celebrities. She married guitarist Robert Fripp, known for position in progressive rock band King Crimson, in 1986 – but why has Toyah said the secret to marital bliss is separate houses, and ‘very naughty’ sex?

Toyah Willcox, 61, has had a very lengthy career, since fronting band Toyah in 1983, before embarking on a solo career.

As a singer, songwriter, and actor, she has achieved many accolades, but one of her happiest achievements was meeting her husband Robert Fripp. The couple met at a charity lunch, first in 1983 and then in 1985.

Speaking to the Independent, he said: “My life really began when I met this little creature and she became my wife. It was like an arranged marriage. We didn’t know each other, but it was perfectly clear to me within a week of knowing Toyah that she was the woman I wanted to be my wife – just as I knew within a fairly short time of having a guitar in my hands at the age of 11 that this was going to be my life. We got to know each other within the commitments and vows of marriage.”

• Continue reading at The Express.

Happy Anniversary & Happy Birthday

May 16th, 2019

Happy Anniversary to Robert and Toyah. It’s 33 years since they married, and also since their first collaboration, The Lady Or The Tiger, was released. Best Wishes from Dreamscape. See Toyah’s anniversary and birthday tweets by clicking below.

Music Tales: Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox

May 9th, 2019

Robert Fripp & Toyah Willcox: the prog family who proclaimed Sunday All Over the World

One of the brightest collaborations of the late 1980s arose after the wedding of postpunk singer Toyah Willcox and guitar virtuoso Robert Fripp who is by many considered to be the father of the prog rock genre. Formed in 1988 under the name Fripp/fripp, the couple’s band also recruited guitarist Trey Gunn and drummer Paul Beavis.

Having later changed its name to Sunday All Over The World, the band toured extensively in Europe to the delight of a prog audience but their recording career started and ended with one album—Kneeling At The Shrine—released in 1991. Unfortunately, it does not include all compositions performed at their concerts.

• Continue reading at Music Tales.

Ultimate Classic Rock: Robert Fripp Recalls

April 18th, 2019

ucr19aRobert Fripp Recalls ‘Missed Opportunity’ With David Bowie

King Crimson leader Robert Fripp recalled the “missed opportunity” of working with David Bowie in 2002, and said his wife, singer Toyah Willcox, had never forgiven him for the incident.

Fripp appeared on Bowie’s celebrated albums Heroes and Scary Monsters during a period in which he had also worked with Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno and others. In 2002, Bowie curated the Meltdown festival in London, England, and invited Fripp to take part.

“[There] wasn’t enough time to do it properly, so I declined,” Fripp told Rolling Stone in a new interview. “My wife has never forgiven me. My wife is a very considerable Bowie fan. That’s an opportunity missed, but I don’t feel I could honorably have engaged with it.”

• Continue reading at Ultimate Classic Rock.

Toyah 60: Robert’s Brave New T-Shirt!

October 10th, 2018

Toyah’s brand new Brave New World tour t-shirt, with Robert wearing it well. Toyah tweeted: “Stunning new T-Shirt design and equally stunning model xxx” (Photos © Toyah Willcox)

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