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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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Four From Toyah: Robert Fripp is a Telepathic Lover!

May 19th, 2018

What’s caused Robert to shake his money maker to Telepathic Lover by Toyah? The news that Four From Toyah (Birthday Edition) is No.1 In Amazon’s Rock Digital Charts pre-order and No.12 in Digital Albums charts as well.

Official Toyah: Anniversary & Birthday Photos

May 17th, 2018

Two great photos shared on social media yesterday in celebration of Toyah and Robert’s wedding anniversary and Mr Fripp’s 72nd birthday. (Photos © Toyah Willcox/Official Toyah)

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Happy Anniversary & Happy Birthday Robert

May 16th, 2018

Wishing Mr & Mrs Fripp a Happy 32nd Anniversary, and Happy Birthday to Robert. Here is a selection of photos from over the years. Have a fantastic day.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

June 28th, 2016

aaaaaaaah15vArab Times Online: Humor, gore in Oram’s ‘Aaaaaaaah!’: Though it’s at once too subtle and too extreme to attract a broad audience, those who get something out of gross-out humor, silent film and British comedy will treasure “Aaaaaaaah!” as a rare cult gem – Continue Reading…

Wet Paint Theatre/Films: Hound: Lots of info on this new film, currently in production, here…

New York Times: In London, A Celebration Of All Things Punk: Corbin’s “Visible Girls” series is part of a digital presentation during the gallery’s “Punk Weekender”: a three-day event incorporating exhibitions, a screening of Derek Jarman’s film “Jubilee” and a performance by the postpunk all-female band the Raincoats – Continue Reading…

Warrington Guardian: Eighties Night: Win a VIP Package and a Pair of Tickets to the Eighties Night with Rick Astley, Toyah and Paul Young on the 22nd July – Continue Reading…

Essex Chronicle: Chelmsford City Racecourse hosts second annual Ladies’ Day extravaganza: Tickets are still on sale for Simply Red’s performance on July 1, while Katherine Jenkins, Paul Young, Rick Astley and Toyah will all take to the stage next month – Continue Reading…

Radio New Zealand: The World’s Greatest Guitar Solos!: Robert Fripp with Brian Eno: ‘Baby’s on Fire’ from Eno’s Here Come The Warm Jets features an off the wall solo, triple-tracked by Robert Fripp, originally a founding member of King Crimson. Eno and Fripp have collaborated a lot over the years on all manner of records including ‘No Pussyfooting’ and contributions to David Bowies single ‘Heroes’. Robert Fripp is a most unusual man who is married to singer Toyah Willcox – he’s had an amazing creative career – Continue Reading…

The Lady Or The Tiger – Happy 30th!

June 22nd, 2016

This year is the 30th anniversary of the release of the Toyah & Fripp spoken word album collaboration The Lady Or The Tiger. Featuring two stories by Frank R Stockton, read by Toyah, accompanied by Robert Fripp’s guitar soundscapes (some call it “Frippertronics”). Watch Robert Fripp and the League of Crafty Guitarists on VH-1′s New Visions from 1988, with a mention for The Lady Or The Tiger included, by clicking below.

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Toyah & Robert on TV: All Star Mr & Mrs

May 25th, 2016

All Star Mr & Mrs: TV3: Monday 6th June: 12pm
Toyah Willcox, Gabby Logan and Jake Wood. TV presenter Gabby Logan and former Scottish rugby international Kenny Logan, singer Toyah Willcox and her husband, guitarist Robert Fripp, and EastEnders star Jake Wood (Max Branning) and his wife Alison find out how much they really know about each other. The couple who give the most correct answers to a series of questions about each other get the chance to win £30,000 for their chosen charity. Hosted by Phillip Schofield.

Toyah & Robert: Thank You

May 25th, 2016

Toyah and Robert’s “Thank You” song. Click below to listen at Soundcloud.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

May 16th, 2016

rainbow16aAural Sculptors: Toyah The Rainbow London 21st February 1981: Toyah did not support The Stranglers, but Toyah Willcox did lend a helping hand at the early April Rainbow gigs as a guest vocalist. Here is a soundboard recording of the band Toyah playing in their own right at the Rainbow. This is, I think, an audio rip of the long deleted BBC Video of the band’s appearance at the North London venue – Continue reading…

British Horror Revival: Eight pop stars who wrote soundtracks for British horror films: Robert Fripp – Steve Oram’s bonkers 2015 humans-act-like-apes feature Aaaaaaaah! includes among its cast former 1980s pop star Toyah Willcox. When her husband, King Crimson rocker Fripp, heard about the movie he offered Oram a collection of unreleased tracks from which to collate a soundtrack – Continue reading…

Radio Times: The Great British Sewing Bee is back with a new judge: Clients at Swanky Modes included Cher, Grace Jones, Toyah Willcox and Julie Christie – Continue reading…

Loughborough Echo: Tribute acts galore set their sights on Glastonbudget: Top tribute acts and local artists took to the stage at Glastonbudget last year which marked its 10th anniversary with a record attendance. The real-life Toyah Willcox headlined as special guest on Saturday – Continue reading…

Sunday Post: Spandau Ballet star Tony Hadley admits he had to hold back in the I’m A Celebrity jungle: Tony, who had hits with True and Gold while in Spandau Ballet, lost 10kg in the jungle and he’ll be showing off his still-slimmer shape as one of the big names at this year’s Rewind Scotland festival, which runs from July 22 to 24. It takes place at Scone Palace Perth and also features Adam Ant, Midge Ure, Toyah, Rick Astley, ABC, and more – Continue reading…

Ultimate Classic Rock: In The Court Of The Crimson King

October 11th, 2015

Today Toyah retweeted Ultimate Classic Rock’s tweet about the 46th anniversary of the release of In The Court Of The Crimson King. Read an article on the album at Ultimate Classic Rock.

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Toyah & Robert on TV: My Vintage

May 22nd, 2015

vintage14eMy Vintage with The Fripps airs again at the beginning of next month on Vintage TV. A great hour of chat and classic music choices from Robert and Toyah. Here’s the full Fripp Playlist from My Vintage:

Salisbury Hill – Peter Gabriel, Rapture – Blondie, Heroes – David Bowie, Fashion – David Bowie, Imagine – John Lennon, Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Simon & Garfunkel, Angels – Robbie Williams, I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston.

My Vintage: Vintage TV: Monday 1st June: 10.30pm
Toyah and Robert. Husband and wife team, punk princess Toyah and guitarist and record producer Robert Fripp, invite My Vintage viewers into their home for their top record picks.

Happy Anniversary & Birthday Wishes

May 16th, 2015

Wishing Toyah and Robert a Happy Anniversary, their 29th!, and Happy Birthday too to Mr Fripp. View Toyah’s Instagram post by clicking below, and the Official Toyah Twitter for more photos.

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

March 28th, 2015

brfm15aBRFM: Bill Rieflin Interview: Monday at 10am we chat to Bill Rieflin in advance of Toyah and The Humans show in Swansea, The Garage Blues Club April 17th – Visit their website…

‘Dear Mr. Le Bon’ – A Pensioner Writes: Letters to pop stars regarding their work from a retired member of the public with genuine replies from the artists themselves – There’s a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to publish a book related to “The Letters of Wilf Turnbull and Derek Philpott” – View the campaign…

The Letters of Wilf Turnbull and Derek Philpott: Dear Toyah, Re: I Want To Be Free – Read their letter to Toyah…

This Is Not Retro: Toyah To Tour With The Humans in April: Toyah has announced a short UK tour with her project The Humans starting at Uckfield’s Trading Boundaries on April 11th – Continue reading…

DGM Live: Robert Fripp has updated his online diary today and reveals the titles of three new tracks currently under construction at this week’s King Crimson rehearsals – Continue reading…

Western Gazette: Your Stage Round Up: Toyah Willcox, Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne, 7.30pm: Toyah will be performing a full set with her band, featuring songs from In The Court Of The Crimson Queen along with classic hits and fan favourites. There is a special local link as Toyah has been married to local musician, founding member of King Crimson and highly acclaimed guitarist and musician Robert Fripp, for the past 28 years – Continue reading… (this gig took place last night)

Robert Fripp on TV: The Joy Of The Guitar Riff

November 3rd, 2014

The Joy Of The Guitar Riff: BBC4: Saturday 15th November: 10.30pm
Lauren Laverne narrates a documentary tracing the ebb and flow of the guitar riff over the last 60 years of popular music, from Chuck Berry through to the White Stripes. The guitar riff is the DNA of rock ‘n’ roll, a double helix of repetitive simplicity and fiendish complexity on which its history has been built. With riffs and stories from an all-star cast including Brian May, Dave Davies, Hank Marvin, Joan Jett, Nile Rodgers, Tony Iommi, Robert Fripp, Johnny Marr, Nancy Wilson, Kevin Shields, Ryan Jarman, Tom Morello and many more.

The Telegraph: Robert Fripp Interview

October 31st, 2014

telegraph14bAn interesting new interview with Robert Fripp was published in The Telegraph today. The article includes a couple of references to Toyah.

Robert Fripp, interview: ‘I’m a very difficult person to work with’

Guitarist Robert Fripp influenced David Bowie and Peter Gabriel but it’s only the latest revival of his band King Crimson that has brought out his happy side

… He’s explaining the finer details of this protracted wrangle when he suddenly catches sight of his other half, emerging from the driveway of their home. Toyah waves over, he waves back and even digs out his camera to take a picture.

“There’s my lovely wife, driving off in my car,” he muses, almost to himself. “I must’ve done something right to have Toyah as my wife. She’s a lot sharper than me, she has a very fine critical intelligence.”

• Continue reading at The Telegraph.