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Toyah’s Blog – June 2024

Toyah’s Blog – June 2024

HELLO THERE! I hope you are well. The month of MAY has been fantastic. THANK YOU to Everyone for all your Birthday wishes and kindness. This year my Birthday felt like a Birthday and what I mean is it felt very special. So many “things” have fallen into place in the last month. My new single ROSES IN CHAINS is fully finished and mastered. This started as an idea I recorded for Simon Darlow to...

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Previous Blogs

Toyah’s Blog: May 2024

Toyah’s Blog: May 2024

HELLO THERE! I hope all is good for you. It is only six weeks till the first TOYAH AND ROBERT show. I feel very lucky that this year I’ve already had four live TOYAH shows with the band where we could run most of the material, Frippy has yet to...

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Toyah’s Blog: April 2024

Toyah’s Blog: April 2024

HELLO THERE! I HOPE YOU HAD A FANTASTIC EASTER HOLIDAY WEEKEND. Here in Frippcox Land there has been an explosion of creativity, tidying, sorting, cleaning, repairing and FUN. Easter seems to allow everyone to order their lives. There’s a new...

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Toyah’s Blog: March 2024

Toyah’s Blog: March 2024

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well. This new month I am feeling ready for the year ahead. Psychologically getting Febuary over is a huge leap forward. Seasonal light, or lack of it affects me. I found myself resorting to carrying a high powered...

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Toyah’s Blog: Feb 2024

Toyah’s Blog: Feb 2024

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well and thriving HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU ALL. Plans are still being made here in Fripp/Cox world, I am not quite sure how we are going to be celebrating. But a huge fuss will be made of Frippy. I have been...

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Toyah’s Blog: January 2024

Toyah’s Blog: January 2024

HELLO AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! I hope you are having a fantastic New Year so far! On New Year's Eve I was on stage at the Birmingham Symphony Hall with Gary Davies' Sound Of The 80s roadshow. It was a perfect way to see in 2024 and I am excited...

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Toyah’s Blog: Dec 2023

Toyah’s Blog: Dec 2023

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I WISH YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES A FANTASTIC SEASON! The Great British Sewing Bee: Celebrity Christmas Special has announced its broadcast date and I am super excited. I loved every nerve1-tingling minute! You will get to...

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Toyah’s Blog: Nov 2023

Toyah’s Blog: Nov 2023

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Our Christmas lights are on, the tinsel is up and Father Christmas is already delivering Mr. Fripp seasonal surprises. Any perfectly wonderful excuse to buy treats for Master Fripp and what better than Diwali last...

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Toyah’s Blog: October 2023

Toyah’s Blog: October 2023

HELLO THERE! The TOYAH & ROBERT ROCK PARTY TOUR has started and the show is gathering considerable momentum. The reviews are coming in and have instinctively picked up on our intention with this show, which is hugely pleasing, this is something...

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Toyah’s Blog: September 2023

Toyah’s Blog: September 2023

HELLO THERE! As the first week in September returns to summer, I am hugely grateful for the last three months. Most of the festivals where rain-free but a few had deluges which quite frankly brought out the spirit of human resilience in everyone...

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Toyah’s Blog: August 2023

Toyah’s Blog: August 2023

HELLO THERE! HAPPY AUGUST TO YOU ALL. Last month we achieved 120 million visits to our socials! How amazing is that, we are awed and grateful. THANK YOU. Being a touring musician who mainly works in the UK, touring is a fantastic way to experience...

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Toyah’s Blog: July 2023

Toyah’s Blog: July 2023

HELLO THERE! A rare and beautiful thing happened a couple of weeks ago, a romantic meal with the hubby. We were in Media City Manchester the night before going on BBC BREAKFAST…..and we had an evening off!   It was so lovely to be in that “evening”...

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Toyah’s Blog: June 2023

Toyah’s Blog: June 2023

HELLO THERE! May went too quickly! I love the long daylight hours, once April arrives my aim is to be awake through all the daylight available, then  21st  June is the pinnacle of my year. To see the dawn arrive around 3.30am and the twilight fade...

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Toyah’s Blog: May 2023

Toyah’s Blog: May 2023

Hello There! I hope you are all OK. So many friends have come forward to express how hard April was, as if the air pressure was intense, holding us down under the grey sky, keeping a deep cold in our bones but we all seemed to have turned a corner,...

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Toyah’s Blog: April 2023

Toyah’s Blog: April 2023

HELLO THERE! As I look out of my office window, the view of the beautiful square is filled with men in lycra gathering for their weekend cycling, there’s at least twenty today. Quite frequently I am treated to the site of these post BMX-ers...

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Toyah’s Blog: March 2023

Toyah’s Blog: March 2023

HELLO THERE! I am kind of glad that February is behind me. There have been many great things this month, especially in the world of music. One being Rihanna at the Super Bowl, which was sheer joy and spine tinglingly dangerous too! Fripp and I now...

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Toyah’s Blog: February 2023

Toyah’s Blog: February 2023

HELLO THERE! HAPPY FEBRUARY…..SPRING IS COMING…YIPPEEEEEEEE! Hopefully the extreme cold weather has ceased for the year, like so many I suffer the cold, can't think, cant move, cant do anything! A KISS FROM TOYAH has taken off spectacularly! I’ve...

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Toyah’s Blog: January 2023

Toyah’s Blog: January 2023

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! After a fantastic Christmas both Frippy and I are ready to launch into 2023 with a ton of energy and enthusiasm for live performance and love of rock music. WE WANT TO ROCK OUT. It has been ramped up in...

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Toyah’s Blog: December 2022

Toyah’s Blog: December 2022

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL! I hope you are all ready to PARTY! Robert and I are slowly winding down for what we hope will be a quiet season catching up with friends we have not managed to see since the beginning of lockdown. We live...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2022

HELLO THERE! Are you ready for Christmas? I sincerely hope this time of year brings you love and joy. I knew October would move quickly but not that quickly! Frippy was only home for two weeks in the past month and having already endured...

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Toyah’s Blog: Oct 2022

Toyah’s Blog: Oct 2022

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well. CHRSTMAS IN COMING! The past month has been extreme and challenging. Saying that, it has also been an exceptionally wonderful month. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for your support and love of the re-release of...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2022

HELLO THERE! The next two months are going to be amazing! This month there are three TOYAH AT HOME ANTHEM SPECIALS. There is so much to talk about, so much unearthed new footage and unheard recordings that we made the decision that the whole month...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUGUST 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUGUST 2022

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all managing to enjoy the summer. I see another heatwave is on its way in 7 days. For me the past four weeks have been about Press/ TV and dealing with the HEAT. I never thought I’d say this but I am starting to find...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2022

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all having a brilliant summer. Thank you to everyone who came to ELECTRIC LADIES, it was a fantastic tour, we all had an amazing time, the evening was sheer joy. Our WhatsApp group was pinging and pinging and pinging for...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2022

HELLO THERE! AT LAST! TWO YEARS ON AND WE ARE FINALLY ON THE ROAD! We are up and running and what a fantastic show we have for you. There’s Art Pop, there’s Punk Pop and a healthy sprinkling of Grunge Pop. Three fantastic Ladies rocking out! If I...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2022

Hello There! It has been an incredible past four weeks. I’ve just won the RICHARD HARRIS FILM FESTIVAL “JUDGES SPECIAL MENTION AWARD" FOR MY PERFORMANCE IN ‘GIVE THEM WINGS'. The film is getting exceptional reviews at the film festivals, I...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: April 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: April 2022

HELLO THERE FROM THE AZORES, I hope you are all well. Fripp, Simon Darlow and I have been in the studio putting down the main parts of my June single release SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM. It sounds amazing, totally different to Grace Jones' iconic and...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2022

HELLO EVERYONE! I hope you are all safe and well. YEAH! It’s March at last, with the spring solstice only weeks away. I don’t want to miss one second of this fabulous time of year, the whole of nature starts its symphony and its new album will be...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2022

HELLO THERE! HAPPY FEBRUARY TO YOU ALL! The POSH POP ACOUSTIC/ ELECTRO tour is smashing it! We have 5 star reviews and sold out venues. I adore this line up, the song arrangements and the set list. The tour was planned specifically to place new...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2022

TOYAH’S BLOG: JAN 2022

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! I feel in my bones, 2022 is going to be a great year! The numerology of the year adds up to a six, one of my favourite numbers, here is a small description of the power of 6: “Many flowers have 6 petals; bell...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2021

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL! I am back at work and hugely grateful to be able to be working. Thank you to everyone for all your support and get well wishes, I entered Quarantine alone, in a frightened and bewildered state and felt...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2021

HELLO THERE! Last week I opened in PROUD CABARET at PROUD EMBANKMENT, a gorgeous venue just under Waterloo Bridge on the North side of the Thames. The venue faces the National Theatre where my career started in Dec 1976, I was 18 years old! It...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: OCT 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well and safe. Currently I am on the Britannia with Chris Wong, out in the Atlantic about to turn left to Gibraltar, then on to Alicante. We have seven shows on board and our old pal Gareth Gates is sharing the venue...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2021

HELLO THERE! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! POSH POP has officially entered the charts at No.22 in the official album charts and No.1 in the official Independent chart, and No.6. in the official sales chart! OH! And No.1. in the Retro Artist...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all able to enjoy this Summer Of Love.    The pride I feel for Tom Daley is huge. In 2013/2014 he trained me to high dive for ITV’s SPLASH. One of my long term dreams was to dive from the 10 metre board, but once up...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2021

HELLO THERE! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRE-ORDERING POSH POP AND PLACING IT AT THE TOP OF THE PRE-ORDER CHARTS. The chart positions have been stunning. Three weeks ago POSH POP was NO.1. NO.2. and NO.3 in most of the charts, it was thrilling, THANK...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well and safe. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR KIND BIRTHDAY MESSAGES AND FOR PUTTING BLUE MEANINGS INTO THE CHARTS. Six nights ago my phone “pinged” at 9.30pm and I read “YOU ARE NUMBER ONE IN...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope all is good in your world and that everything is getting back to normal. I’ve loved being out and about, seeing friends and having a sense of movement again. It's still a little strange, but I am super grateful to be able to...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APRIL 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: APRIL 2021

HELLO THERE! FREEDOM BECKONS! I CAN'T WAIT TO GET OUT AGAIN! Just to sit in a coffee bar and be among people will feel like the best thing ever. For 14 months I haven’t worn a watch, in fact they have all stopped due to my neglect and I’ve not...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: MARCH 2021

HELLO THERE! I hope you and your loved ones are all safe. This week there has been wild excitement that from the 21 June outdoor concerts can happen.... AND possibly indoor too!  Within hours of this announcing Festivals across the UK practically...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG: FEB 2021

HELLO THERE! I sincerely hope you are doing OK, in the last weeks there has been a building sense of “enough is enough!”  With many people making contact to say they don’t feel they can take much more of this. The end is in sight and a new...

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TOYAH’S BLOG – JAN 2021

TOYAH’S BLOG – JAN 2021

HELLO AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! IT’S A BRAVE NEW WORLD. I am so sorry we are in a third “Lockdown”. This is hard but I am confident we are almost there, we are approaching the summit of this Virus and in a few weeks, possibly a few months, we will...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: DEC 2020

HELLO THERE AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I wish you all health, love, happiness and dreams come true in 2021. You all deserve it! For your patience, your inner strength, you're resilience, you deserve your dreams to come true in 2021.  This is the...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: NOV 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all OK and that your loved ones are safe. This time around I feel prepared and practiced for Lockdown2. The terror isn’t so intense. In fact I never really left LD1. My hands remain constantly washed and door handles are...

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TOYAh’S BLOG: OCT 2020

TOYAh’S BLOG: OCT 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all safe and well. Next Saturday, 10 October is NATIONAL ALBUM DAY. I am an Ambassador. This year the theme is the great music of the 1980s. We are starting the  week-long celebrations today! - Watch Toyah & Robert's...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: SEPT 2020

HELLO THERE! Is it all go for you? Are your children returning to school? Are you trying to head back into the office? I was going to say STAY SAFE but I think a level of STAY SANE AND SAFE is needed because so much is being asked of us that...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: AUG 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you are well and safe. It’s still a weird time of not knowing if the glass is half full or half empty. Strangely there are still so many potential positives, such as having the time to see who and what we are, do we like...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: JULY 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you are all well and safe. HAPPY SEMI-OUT OF LOCKDOWN WEEKEND. This month I have managed to do Voiceovers in a studio in Bristol, in complete isolation, all run via Zoom and operate remote cameras for Ch5 from our kitchen via...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: JUNE 2020

HELLO THERE! I hope you and your families are safe and well. Hasn’t the world changed since the beginning of May? I am looking at my last blog and my life is unrecognisable today!  It is full on back to work, not as a live artist just yet but...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: MAY 2020

HELLO THERE AND WELL DONE EVERYONE, WE GOT THOUGHT APRIL! YEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I sincerely hope you are all OK. I have actually managed to build a home studio, thanks to Amazon. At my desk there is a microphone, which...

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TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2020

TOYAH’S BLOG: APR 2020

HELLO THERE I HOPE YOU, YOUR FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES ARE ALL SAFE, WELL AND PROTECTED. I started last month’s blog with “ This month has been weird.” Well March surpassed that statement on all counts. The loss of the dearest of friends and...

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