If you had 'Toyah singing Kiss dressed as a pink unicorn' on your 2023 bingo card, congratulations

Toyah and Robert in their kitchen
(Image credit: Toyah Willcox/YouTube)

It's extraordinary that Robert Fripp and Toyah Willcox are still capable of throwing up surprises, but here we are, in the fourth year of their ongoing Sunday Lunch franchise, and business as usual is still unusual. 

This week, the pair have covered Kiss's 1979 disco classic I Was Made For Lovin' You, with Toyah dressed in an inflatable pink unicorn costume. It's possible we'll never know how this unlikely combination of costume and song came to be, but the results will surely remain forever ingrained. 

Willcox bounces around, her singing voice muffled within the costume, her soft pink muzzle nuzzling Fripp's head as he plays the song's familiar riff. King Crimson man Fripp looks terrified but perseveres. It's all over in less than two minutes. And this isn't a fever dream, it's something that actually took place in the real world and is now considered normal. Modern life, eh?         

Toyah and Robert have also added two live dates to their upcoming schedule. The already-announced Rock Party tour is scheduled to kick off in October, but they'll also be performing closer to home, with a pair of Rock Party dates booked for May 26 and 27 at Huntingdon Hall in Worcester. Tickets are on sale now. (opens in new tab)   

The evening promises "many much-loved classics, including My Generation, Heroes, Teenage Kicks, Rebel Yell, Slave To The Rhythm, Smoke On The Water, Are You Gonna Go My Way, Paranoid and more."

We'll see you down the front. 

Toyah & Robert Fripp: Sunday Lunch Rock Party 2023 UK tour

May 26: Worcester Huntingdon Hall
May 27: Worcester Huntingdon Hall
Sep 30: Wimborne Tivoli
Oct 01: Cheltenham Town Hall
Oct 07: Harrogate Royal Hall
Oct 08: Whitley Bay Playhouse
Oct 09: Salford The Lowry – Lyric Theatre
Oct 14: Worthing Assembly Hall
Oct 16: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Oct 19: Bury St Edmunds The Apex
Oct 20: Basingstoke The Anvil
Oct 21: London Shepherds Bush Empire
Oct 25: Buxton Opera House
Oct 26: Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
Oct 28: Swansea Grand Theatre
Oct 29: Birmingham Town Hall

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Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 37 years in music industry, online for 24. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.