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NOVEMBER 2022

Hello You Lot! Well, what a year eh?!!

Finally back to live shows, and what amazing shows they have been too! The whole of the UK Tour SOLD OUT! And the whole of the Eastern Europe Tour SOLD OUT!

Here are some recent pics...

Budapest by Barba Negra

Budapest by Barba Negra

Prague Czech Republic by Vojta Florian, musicserver.cz

Prague Czech Republic by Vojta Florian, musicserver.cz

Guitar signing in Vienna

Guitar signing in Vienna for Karl

Vienna by Patrick

Vienna by Patrick

A big thank you to everyone from Olga, Tommy, Duncan, and everyone in the Toy Dolls crew for making this “come back from Covid year” so special!

OK, so Olga is now back to work writing the next Toy Dolls album, and that’s the end of live shows for this year. But do not fret! There are plenty of confirmed shows to announce for 2023. Stay tuned!

The webshop is gonna be completely overhauled in the Spring of 2023 with lots of nice new goodies. New t-shirt designs, hats, hoodies (which you lot have been requesting for years!) and lots of other lovely stuff!

In the meantime we'll be having a special CHRISTMAS SALE FOR 48 HOURS ONLY from 6pm (UK time) on 25th November, until 6pm (UK time) on 27th November.

There will be two packages available, and once the deal is over, the deal is over!

Christmas Package 1 - Only €150!

The Absolute Beginners Guitar Course
+
The new Toy Dolls Jazzed Up album
+
Songbook #2
+
The Toy Dolls Face Sticker

Christmas Package 2 - Only €32!
(Rest of the world Only €35)

Songbook no #2
+
Sunflower Tote Bag
+
The Toy Dolls Metal Pin Badge
+
The Toy Dolls Face Sticker

Two lovely Christmas sets for ya! This has to be a 48 hr sale as we can only afford to release a limited amount at this price due to the crazy high postal and packaging costs we now have!

Alright, that’s ya lot for now. Make a note of 25th November for the 48 hour Christmas sale, keep yer eyes peeled on the tour dates for the forthcoming shows, and thank you for 2022. Man, its good to be back!

Until next time...

TTFN

SEPTEMBER 2022

Oi Oi You Lot!

Let's get straight down to business. Thank you so much for the overwhelming amount of entries to the latest competition.

The correct answers are...
1. Henry Cooper.
2. The Dickies.
3. Montebello Rock Festival
4. 63.
5. Dig That Groove Baby.

...and the winner (chosen at random) is
Karsten Gruhl from Dortmund, Germany.

Not many got Olga’s age correct! Well done Karsten, your stickers will be sent out asap over the next week.

Well then, the UK tour was a total sell out! This is rare! Usually one or two will sell out, but having a whole tour sell out is totally amazing! Thanks to you loyal lot of course!

Just before the UK dates, the lads played to packed houses in Germany and the great Posada Rock Festival in Romania.

Here are some pics from the past manic few weeks!

Going to soundcheck in Romania!

A wicked night in Edinburgh.
Olga and Tommy with Jon (promoter) and our lovely mate Wattie (The Exploited).

With The Exploited lads in Romania.

The lads' tour van.

On stage in Essen Germany.

Roll up, roll up! Our merchandise stall!

In Sunderland, approaching the South Shields venue.

...another Sunderland shot.

London Forum by Rato Rato Rato.

London Forum by Rockaway Photography.

There's a live review of the South Shields show here.

Right then... regarding the webshop.

We are gonna re-open on October 22nd with the guitar lessons, for those of you who couldn’t attend the recent UK shows, we have a limited number of the lovely sunflower 40th anniversary shirts and tote bags available, and there will be a limited stock of the classic black face shirts too.

And... THE TOY DOLLS SONG BOOK #2 will finally be up for grabs! (There will be a limited number of songbooks available on the 22nd so don’t miss out like so many of you did with the first song book).

We'll be adding new t-shirts over the coming months, so keep 'em peeled.

So, there's a few weeks break now before the guys head off for more 40th Anniversary shows in November. Budapest, Vienna and Prague to be specific! Ticket links are on the right in the tour dates. These are flying out, and Budapest is already SOLD OUT, so ya need to be quick!

Cheers to everyone coming to the live shows, its what its all about!

Until next time...

TTFN

JULY 2022

Happy Summertime gigs You Lot!

A big thank you from Olga, Tommy, Duncan and The Toy Dolls crew for the great ‘welcome back to live shows’ reception!

Here are a few pics from the shows so far this year.

As for your Ask Olga questions and answers, we have decided to discontinue this for now as Olga does a regular live Q & A session on Facebook where you can get instant replies!

Hey, in between the clubs gigs and festivals, keep yer eyes open for Tommy’s gigs with EVIL CONDUCT, Duncan’s gigs with SNUFF, and Olga tells me he will be resuming bass duties with MONKEY MIND very soon. I know they still have a load of rehearsals to do before gigs can be planned, fingers crossed for news ASAP.

Olga tells me not to worry though, he is still busy writing the next TOY DOLLS album too!

Oh, by the way... we will have news about Song Book #2 next time. It's looking grand and just about ready to be published!

Cheers to everyone for buying tickets for the club shows, these are flying out! Don’t miss out, remaining tickets are available from the tour dates list on the right hand side of this page.

Thank you also for everyone purchasing the new Toy Dolls Jazzed Up album by our mate Christophe. The CD is available here at Secret Records and the double vinyl is available here at Randale Records.

OK, we thought it was about time for another competition, its been a while since the last one! The prize is a pack of 10 lovely TOY DOLLS FACE LOGO stickers! We will send anywhere in the world, you have nothing to lose, so you might as well enter!

Questions:

1. Who did Benny the boxer claim to have beaten?
2. Apart from Monkey Mind & The Adicts, which other band did Olga play bass for?
3. The Toy Dolls have only played Canada once, what was the name of the festival?
4. How old will Olga be this coming September 21st? (don’t believe everything you read on Wikipedia!)
5. 2023 will be the 40th Anniversary of which Toy Dolls album?

Send your answers with your name and full address. If there's more than one person with 5 correct answers, we will put the names in a hat and choose one at random.

OK, the winner will be announced next updates, and we will have details of the release date for Song Book #2 which will be available in The Toy Dolls webshop.

In the meantime, keep enjoying the gigs! The lads are having a blast, and its an absolute pleasure to be finally writing about live shows on here!

Until next time

TTFN...

JUNE 2022

THIS IS JUST TOO GOOD TO MISS!

The Toy Dolls live stream from Hellfest France, 18th JUNE 2022.

ENJOY!

Until next time

TTFN...

MAY 2022

Well You Lot...

...that time is almost upon us! The return of LIVE GIGS! Which is what it's all about, right!?

Due to the pandemic the lads have been outta business for over 2 years! Crazy eh? So, on behalf of Olga, Tommy, Duncan, myself and The Toy Dolls crew, we wanna say a HUGE THANK YOU for hanging around. Your loyalty and support has been unbelievable. CHEERS!

In case you didn't know, Duncan has been playing shows with his band SNUFF, Tommy also plays with EVIL CONDUCT, and Olga has been in intense rehearsals with MONKEY MIND so the guys haven’t exactly been sitting around! But now, finally, The Toy Dolls hit the road on May 13th in Holland! (Check the tour dates on the right hand side of this page for all the latest shows and tickets)

The lads will be heading off to Holland on the 12th May for rehearsals the day before the first show Forgive them if they seem a trifle rusty, its been a while!

Now that Covid restrictions have been relaxed the tickets are flying out, so please don’t hang around if ya wanna go - quite a few of the shows are now approaching sell out! THANK YOU AGAIN.

Cheers loads to you lot who have bought The Toy Dolls Jazzed Up album by Christophe Saunière, it is indeed a masterpiece. Links to buy the CD and vinyl are below in the March updates.

And talking of Christophe... he is flat out arranging all the manuscript / notation stuff for the SONG BOOK 2. Sorry its taking a bit longer than anticipated, but Christophe has also been out on the road himself performing! Anyways, we will have news very soon.

Finally we see the return of The Toy Dolls face logo stickers! These will only be available to purchase at the live shows, and there are a limited amount also!

Oh, a belated ASK OLGA video answers is here, keep sending your questions to .

Olga has had a bit of a break from writing the next album (boo!!) but he has reassured me that he is back at it now. C'mon Olga man!!

OK, let's wish the lads good luck for the start of the live shows again, I can’t imagine how it must feel for them after 27 months!

Get your tickets ASAP!! I know I have mine, actually I have had them for over two years! Ha!

Until next time

TTFN...

MARCH 2022

NOW AVAILABLE!

THE TOY DOLLS “JAZZED UP” by Christophe Sauniere

Buy the CD here.

Buy the vinyl here.

“This is totally and utterly wonderful stuff” - Olga, The Toy Dolls.

TTFN

FEBRUARY 2022

Well Hello You Lot!

As you can probably see, the lad’s first show in two years didn't happen due to the pandemic.
The gig was to be at Rotterdam Scumbash 5th February, but new Dutch restrictions won't allow standing shows.
This seems to be never ending, lets hope things become easier once the shows in May are planned to start again.

Moving on...

Following the HUGE success of the The Toy Dolls Songbook, we're delighted to announce that we'll be releasing Songbook 2 very soon! The featured songs in this volume will be:-

Tommy Koweys Car
Alfie From The Bronx
Bless You My Son / My Girlfriend’s Dad’s A Vicar
Silly Billy
Credit Crunch Christmas
One More Megabyte
Poltergeist In The Pantry
Worse Things Happen At Sea
Fiery Jack
Olga I Cannot
We’re Mad
She’ll Be Back With Keith, Someday
Pot Belly Bill
The Sphinx Stinks
Dez The Demon Decorator
Her With A Hoover
The Laptop Lifter
Dirty Doreen
Decca’s Drinkin’ Dilemma
I've Got Asthma

We will keep you posted on all the details over the next few weeks. Keep your eyes peeled.

THE TOY DOLLS ‘JAZZED UP’

Remember the amazing ‘Classic Toy Dolls’ album by Christophe Saunerie?
Well he has put together a rather delightful new album of The Toy Dolls songs arranged for a jazz ensemble.

"Jazzy Toy Dolls?" I hear you say! Trust me, it's brilliant! REALLY!

This is due for release on 25th March on Secret Records. PRE ORDER HERE NOW!

Free shipping and 10% off on sign up to the Secret Records newsletter, and all orders via Secret Records website will receive a wicked free Toy Dolls Jazzed Up album sleeve artwork sticker! (Limited availability)

(The Vinyl version will be available from Randale Records. Precise vinyl release date to follow.)

Olga is still hard at work writing another album, and he tells me there will be another acoustic album too! Can’t wait!!

In the meantime, everyone keep their fingers crossed for the shows happening without any restrictions!!

So, get yer pre orders in for the Jazzed Up album and we will let you know when Songbook 2 is available. I'll be first in line for both of these gems!!

TTFN

JANUARY 2022

Sick of all these Covid related gig cancellations? Yeah, us too!

Well here's a 48 HOUR BIG JANUARY SALE for ya!

Items on sale will include Toy Dolls facemasks, the Many Faces t-shirts and Olga's absolute beginners guitar course.

The sale will be here from 8pm CET on Friday January 14th, and will end at 8pm CET on Sunday January 16th.

This is 48 hours only, so be quick and don't miss out like so many of you did with the song book sale!

TTFN

DECEMBER 2021

Merry Christmas You Lot, see you in 2022?!

Have a good one and stay safe, from Olga, Duncan, Tommy & all The Toy Dolls team.

NOVEMBER 2021

OLGA TO SIGN AND PERSONALISE ALL NEW THE TOY DOLLS SONG BOOK ORDERS!

This wasn't logistically possible before but, after an overwhelming amount of requests for Olga to sign the new song book, a whole batch have now been sent to him to sign and add your name! (Of course, you can still order without Olga’s scribble if you'd prefer!)

When ordering, just click one of the new 'SIGNED & PERSONALISED BY OLGA' Paypal links and let us know (in the PayPal comments / instructions) which name you would like the book personalised to.

There will, of course, be no extra charge for this, it's just something we feel we needed to do due to the crazy amount of requests!

Cheers to Chanel McCoy in Texas for showing off her shiny new song book!

Get your signed and personalised copy here.

TTFN

OCTOBER 2021

Hello again You Lot!

No messing here, lets get straight down to it! Your latest ASK OLGA video answers are here, keep sending your questions to !

There were loads of answers for the recent competition but only a few correct ones, so we chose a winner at random.
And the winner of the 5 CD box set is... Adrian Heslop.
Congratulations! Your album will be sent this week. Enjoy, it's a corker!
Oh yes, the answer! The original colour of Olga’s Telecaster was SUNBURST!

OK, the long awaited Toy Dolls Song Book!!!

I gotta say, these look totally fabulous! The books include the whole score (thanks to the amazing Christophe for all his time spent writing up all the music!) to each song, the guitar chords and, of course, the lyrics!

It was difficult to decide which songs to include, but if these sell well then we will do a further edition! Lets see!

The books will cost €25 for European orders, and €30 for the rest of the world (USA, Japan, Australia etc.), and will be available in the Toy Dolls webshop from 27th October 7pm CET.

We only have a limited amount, so best get yer orders in ASAP!

The songs included are:
Dougy Giro
Stay Mellow
Alec’s Gone
Dig That Groove baby
Harry’s Hands
She Goes To Finos
Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead
Barry The Roofer
Down At The Old 29
The Lambrusco Kid
Benny The Boxer
Glenda & The Test Tube Baby
Fisticuffs In Frederick Street
Idle Gossip
Back In '79
Charlie’s Watching
Harry Cross
My Wife’s A Psychopath
Cloughy Is A Bootboy
Spiders In The Dressing Room

And so to live dates! You may have noticed the very first live date since the start of the pandemic will be Holland Rotterdam Scumbash on 5th February 2022! Finally the lads get back to live shows! Keep checking the tour dates for more shows being added!

OK, good luck getting your song books, get em ordered ASAP! Enjoy!
PS More news on the Jazz Album next time!

TTFN

AUGUST 2021

Hello again You Lot!

You know the rules, so lets get straight down to business... Your latest ASK OLGA video answers are here, keep sending your questions to !

Thank you to everyone who took part in the guitar course competition. There can only be one winner, so out of all the correct answers we have chosen one at random...

Alexandre Semik CONGRATULATIONS!

You will receive your guitar course soon, keep checking your email!

The correct answers are:

1 - 1979 (The year The Toy Dolls began)
2 - Marshall JCM 800 (The make & model of Olga’s amp)
3 - USA (The country in which Olga’s Telecaster was made)
4 - The Dickies & The Adicts (2 bands that Olga played bass with)

OK, whilst we are talking about the guitar course, we have decided to do a special 48hr sale where EACH individual lesson can be purchased separately.

These are absolute beginners lessons, so even if you have NEVER played before these lessons are tailored towards you!

We would, of course, advise you just to sign up for the whole 10 lesson course and follow each lesson in succession (and do all the necessary practicing) as this works out a lot cheaper and you'd also get a personalized, signed certificate of participation too, but many of you have asked for the courses to be available individually, so here we have it! Each course is around 40/45 mins in length and the details of each lesson can be found here.

So, the 48hr sale will start at 8.00pm (CET) on the 31st August, and end at 8.00pm (CET) on the 2nd September.

Meantime we have yet another competition for ya! Enter to win a copy of the brand new 5 CD album box set by Cherry Red.

Here's the question...

What was the original colour of Olga’s Telecaster!? (This is not an easy question!)

Send your answers with your name and full address.

More news on the new Toy Dolls JAZZ ALBUM next time and, finally, details of The Toy Dolls first ever song book!

Please stay safe You Lot. As you know we are still in the middle of this dreaded pandemic, but we will get through this.

Take care

TTFN

JULY 2021

Happy Summertime You Lot! MINI UPDATE!

Your Ask Olga video answers will return on the next updates, please continue to send your ASK OLGA questions to !

OK, lets get down to this mini business!
As you are all well aware we are, unfortunately, still in the middle of the Covid pandemic, and due to this fact there have been postponements to various shows. PLEASE check the tour dates for all the latest information. Tickets bought for the original dates will still be valid for the new dates.

Just because one particular country may have lifted the restrictions regarding live shows doesn't necessarily mean it's possible for the band to appear! Olga, Tommy, Duncan and the crew are based all over Europe, with each country having it's own restrictions and vaccine roll out plans.
Its been a bit of a nightmare I can tell ya! Hopefully these problems will start to be ironed out over the coming months.
Of course the guys are more eager than ever to get back on stage and to see you lot!

In the meantime... Captain Oi are releasing this rather lovely box set on 20th August which you can pre order here.

Olga was up in York (North UK) recently filming an interview for a new North East Punk documentary which promises to be very interesting. Crowdfunding for the documentary can be found here.

OK, as we said earlier, this is just a mini update mainly to ask you to keep checking the tour dates for any postponements! Before we go, however, we have a competition for ya. And this is a special one...

COMPETITON - Win the full 'GUITAR TIME WITH OLGA” absolute beginners course!!

This will be the whole 10 video lessons! INCLUDING a personalized certificate of participation in the name of your choice signed by Olga.

Send your answers with your e-mail address and the name you would like on the certificate.

The questions are:

1. In what year did The Toy Dolls begin?
2. What make and model of amplifier does Olga use?
3. In which country was Olga’s yellow Telecaster made?
4. Olga played bass guitar in 2 bands in 2001-2002, and 2003. Name those bands.

There can only be ONE winner and that winner will be announced next updates. It doesn't matter where you are based in the world, you might as well enter!

More news on other stuff next time too!

KEEP CHECKING THOSE TOUR DATES!

And stay safe

TTFN

MAY 2021

Well, hello there You Lot!

Long time no speak! So lets get straight down to business, you know the rules, yer latest ASK OLGA video answers are here! Keep sending your questions to !

OK, first and foremost, LIVE SHOWS... or the lack of 'em! This year is gonna be a bumpy ride, that's if anything actually does take place! The band and crew are based all over Europe, all with different vaccine roll outs and restrictions, PLUS the fact that the gigs and festival promoters have to sit tight and wait to hear what their country’s government says (amongst other Covid related travel issues too) means that all we can say is keep checking the tour dates on the website. As SOON as we can announce anything we WILL! We can tell you that the two Swedish shows this month have now been postponed until 2022. Please take a look at the tour dates for info.

Moving on...
Olga is still hard at work writing another Toy Dolls album! I believe he is on song 4 now, more news soon.

In the meantime... remember Christophe Saunière, the multi talented musician who made the rather wonderful CLASSIC TOY DOLLS album?
Well, Christophe has cleverly put together a JAZZ ensemble and recorded another full album of different Toy Dolls favourites in a jazz style. This promises to be outstanding! The album has now been recorded with all the musicians in Paris, and is being mixed and mastered as we speak. The album “THE TOY DOLLS... JAZZED UP” will be released later in the summer, we will keep you updated on the actual release date.

Hey! We have so more news too!
There have been loads of you, over the years, asking for a Toy Dolls song book. Well, its on its way... watch this space! More news next time.

GUITAR COURSE SALE!

Olga has asked me to thank everyone for purchasing the ‘Guitar Time With Olga' course. He says “Keep Practicing”!
Anyway, we are gonna have another 48hr sale of the course HERE on the 21st MAY 7pm CET until 23 MAY 7pm CET. For 48 hours only, the 10 lesson course will be reduced from €150 to just €100 and, as well as your signed certificate of participation, will also include a pair of The Toy Dolls Face Masks!
Lovely stuff.

OK then, more news on the songbook and the JAZZED UP album next time.

Keep checking those tour dates.

And most of all STAY SAFE.

TTFN

APRIL 2021

Olga has written and recorded this wicked theme tune for James Balsamo's new film,
ALIEN DANGER! WITH RAVEN VAN SLENDER!

Be sure to check out this great video for it!

NEW T-SHIRTS ON SALE NOW! CLICK HERE.

MARCH 2021

UK SHOWS POSTPONEMENT

Hi You Lot!

As we said in an earlier Facebook post, postponements will be made for good of everyone.

As things stand, even with the prime minister announcing the end of UK lockdown, the band and crew are based all over Europe, all with their own vaccination roll out plans and travel/quarantine restrictions.

We can’t afford to risk having to change the September UK shows at the last minute, so we have decided to play it EXTRA safe and postpone the shows exactly ONE year later.

There are also many of you traveling in from all corners of the world. We just can’t risk it in this volatile climate.

Also remember, these words come from the mouth of Boris Johnson! And we are already hearing that even if restrictions are lifted there are talks of social distancing and mask wearing etc with a greatly reduced seated audience!! We are not going for that, a gigs a gig, with a mosh pit, beers, singing and all the rest of it!

Anyways, South Shields is sold out already, Edinburgh and London almost too, how could we play to a reduced audience?! More news on the Manchester show below!!

BUT, the main thing, in a nutshell, is we live all over Europe with all kindsa restrictions and we are in the midst of a pandemic! That's it!

Now the good news:

All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled dates - South Shields has sold out and limited tickets remain for London and Edinburgh. Unfortunately Angelic Upstarts are unavailable for the rescheduled Forum date but we are pleased to announce UK Subs will now be our very special guests for the evening. Our sold out Manchester Club Academy show has now upgraded to Academy 2 so additional tickets available now.

Click here for tickets!

We know this is all a nightmare, and highly disappointing, This has not been an easy decision to make, believe me! WE WANNA GET GIGGING.

As for the other shows planned for 2021, please just keep checking the tour dates, you all know the present situation. We will keep you posted as soon as we have news.

Stay safe
The Toy Dolls Team

FEBRUARY 2021

Here's a little Valentines gift for you lot!

Buzzcocks 'Ever Fallen In Love' lovingly performed by Jonny "2 Bags" Wickersham (Social Distortion), Doug Carrion (Field Day, Dag Nasty, Descendents), Darrin Pfeiffer (Punk Rock Karaoke / Goldfinger), Mikey Hawdon (Fairmounts), and our very own Olga on lead vocals!

Enjoy!

JANUARY 2021

Hello You Lot!

Well, what a freaky time we live in eh? We hope you are all safe and well.

First off, regarding live shows in 2021... You all know the situation, we have to be honest and realistic, anything could happen, apart from all the Covid vaccination and travel restrictions, we now have the crazy Brexit problems too (the band and crew live in 5 different countries throughout Europe) so PLEASE keep checking this website and Facebook for any updates. This year is gonna be a bumpy ride.

OK, enough of this somberness!

Finally, yer latest ASK OLGA video answers are here! Keep sending your questions to !

Olga is busy writing The Toy Dolls next album and has 3 song demos ready, we will keep you posted on this, and news of another special album to come later in the year! My lips are sealed for now!

Pierced Ears?

Here’s something different for ya, especially for you lot with pierced ears! Actually this could be a really nice Valentines gift idea...

There’s gonna be a 72 hour sale of The Toy Dolls HAND MADE earrings! These will be made to order, with them being hand made each pair will be unique and slightly different. They're produced from resin/plastic and surgical steel, and will be light-weight. I have seen these for real and they are VERY smart I must say!

Because the earrings will be made to order, you need to get yer orders in as soon as the sale begins as it can take up to 2 weeks to produce each pair. Four styles (as pictured) will be available, they can be sent world wide and will be only €25 per pair (all postage and packaging is including in the price)!

Here's the approximate dimensions:
1. Face Design 2.6xm x 2cm
2. Dig that Groove Design 2.5cm x 2.5 cm
3. Building Bricks Design 2.1ccm x 1.2cm
4. Face Stud 1.1cm x 0.9cm
The sale will be HERE for 72 hours only, starting on 21st January at 10:00 AM (CET).

OK, keep checking here and Facebook for gig news and STAY SAFE.

Until next time...

TTFN

48 HOUR JANUARY GUITAR COURSE SALE!

Happy New Year You Lot!

It seems like a whole load of you have been getting guitars recently, either for Christmas or maybe because ya fancied learning an instrument due to lockdown?

Anyway, due to this, and all the nice private messages sent to Olga at The Toy Dolls Facebook page regarding enjoying the ‘Guitar Time With Olga’ course, we have decided to do a January 48hr sale for ya!

The price will be reduced to €120 for all 10 guitar lessons, and will also include a pair of The Toy Dolls facemasks which will be sent with your certificate of participation when you sign up!

The course will be available here at 10am CET this Tuesday morning (12th January) and end at 10am CET on Thursday (14th January), after which the course will revert to the normal price (and without the free face masks!).

This course is available anywhere in the world, it's probably the ideal time to start learning!

STAY SAFE YOU LOT!

DECEMBER 22nd 2020

CHRISTMAS CRAP!

A brief message from the lads...

Thank you so much to everyone worldwide for waiting for gig news, and a huge apology for any postponements due to the Corona virus.

This year really has been the worst for shows & festivals.

Fingers crossed things will improve soon, and lets hope we can see you lot ASAP!

Meantime, stay safe and have a Merry Christmas!

Heres to the future of live entertainment.

Olga, Tommy, Duncan & The Toy Dolls team.

Until next time...

TTFN

DECEMBER 2020

THE TOY DOLLS 48 HOUR CHRISTMAS SALE!

NOW FINISHED!

NOVEMBER 2020

HANDWRITTEN LYRICS 48HR CHRISTMAS SALE!

Due to the totally overwhelming requests for Olga to write even more handwritten lyrics, you lot have worn him down and persuaded him to do a ONE OFF 48 hour lock down sale!

The sale will be HERE at 8pm (CET) on 20th November, and end at 8pm 22nd November. So if ya wanna get yer orders in in time for Christmas delivery then you need to be really quick!

So, just a reminder:
You choose any song (or songs) written by Olga from The Toy Dolls back catalogue, plenty of choices there! Olga will hand write the lyrics, sign & date them and personalize them with a name of your choice.

Again, these are NOT printed, they will be all hand written by Olga, all individual, and all unique, so its possible you may see crossed out words & scribbles!

The lyrics will be written on high quality A4 heavy embossed hammer textured paper, and sent anywhere in the world by first class mail in a hard backed envelope.

Each lyric sheet will be priced at €50 Euro, but if you order three this would only be €120 Euro. All prices include packing and postage WORLDWIDE.

For example, if you ordered five sheets, that would be €220 Euro, however six would only be €240 Euro!

This is definitely gonna make a lovely unique Christmas gift!

Don't forget, THIS IS A 48 HOUR FLASH SALE!

At the same time, we will be doing a 48 hour Christmas sale on the ‘Guitar Time With Olga’ absolute beginners course!

For the same 48 hour period only, the guitar course will be reduced to €120 for the whole 10 lessons, AND (along with your certificate) you will all be sent a set of D’Addario guitar strings! Nickel Wound Med Top/Heavy Btm 11-52. The same gauge and type used on stage by Olga!

Another lovely Christmas present to someone learning guitar!

Until next time...

TTFN

OCTOBER 2020

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TRICK OR TREAT YOU LOT!

We've got a Hallowe'en raffle for ya! One entry for just €1 Euro!

All entries will be put into a hat the day after Hallowe'en and the winner will win a lovely pair of The Toy Dolls metal shaped badges (shown below), and a copy of the Episode XIII CD!

SENT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

Enter here at 10AM (CET) on Saturday October 31st, and the raffle will close at 10am (CET) Sunday Nov 1st. So, that's just 24hrs to enter!

These badges are only available at the live shows and, as we all know, there's a shortage of those at the moment, so don't miss out on this rare opportunity! Good luck!

Until next time...

TTFN

SEPTEMBER 2020

Hey You Lot, we really hope you are all safe 'n’ well in these uncertain times.

So, you may have read on The Toy Dolls Facebook that, since lockdown, Olga has been getting a lot of requests for the sale of personalized, hand written lyric sheets.

At the moment Olga is flat out writing The Toy Dolls' next album, so we have decided to give this a time slot of just one week! DON'T MISS OUT!

In a nutshell you can choose any song (or songs) written by Olga from The Toy Dolls back catalogue (and there’s plenty to choose from!), Olga will hand write the lyrics, sign them, date them and personalize them with a name of your choice.

These will NOT be printed! They will be ALL HAND WRITTEN by Olga, ALL INDIVIDUAL, and ALL UNIQUE - so you will probably see scribbles & crossed out words!!!

The lyrics will be written on high quality A4 heavy embossed hammer textured paper, and sent anywhere in the world by first class mail in a hard backed envelope.

Each lyric sheet will be priced at €50 Euro, but if you order three then this will be only €120 Euro. All prices includes packing & postage WORLDWIDE.

For example, if you order five lyric sheets that would be €220 Euro, however six would be only €240 Euro!

Confused?! Whatever, it's an amazing deal for such a brilliant, unique item! I am gonna get myself 3 or 4 for sure! It's just so difficult to decide which songs to go for!

As mentioned earlier, there will be just a ONE WEEK time slot for this sale, then it will be taken down so Olga can get on writing the album!

The sale will start HERE at 10am (CET) Saturday morning 10th October, and will end at 10am (CET) Saturday morning 17th October.

This is gonna make a lovely unique gift for a relation, a boyfriend / girlfriend or indeed for yourself! Remember the sale is only for ONE WEEK!

Until next time...

TTFN

SEPTEMBER 2020

GUITAR TIME WITH OLGA - NOW AVAILABLE!

In this absolute beginners course, Olga teaches you everything you need to know to get you playing guitar.

Click HERE to subscribe!

AUGUST 2020

Happy Summertime You Lot!

Well, what a situation we find ourselves in eh? Unfortunately we can't comment on any of the live shows which are advertised for 2020. Like everyone else we just have to sit tight, but you know the score, the virus is still with us and there are performance and travel restrictions all over the world. WATCH THIS SPACE, AND TAKE CARE!

OK, before we move on...

Yer ASK OLGA video answers are here, keep sending your questions to .

GUITAR TIME WITH OLGA

In the meantime, whilst we wait for live show news, we're really excited to announce that Olga has filmed an absolute beginners guitar course, and its damn good I can tell ya! And I mean REALLY good! I know I really could've done with something like this way back when I started playing!

Olga has aimed this course at anyone who has just bought a guitar or who has never played before, he speaks slowly and goes over and over each section.

Olga has focused this course on trying to get you playing in a band, or jamming with friends, as quickly as possible rather than concentrating too much on music theory. Exactly what you need to get started!

Filmed with three cameras, each lesson is around 40 minutes long with enough to keep you regularly practicing throughout the week until the next lesson. As Olga points out though, he can only teach you what to practice! The practicing is all down to you!

Each lesson will feature graphics of chords and notes / fret positions and it's recommended that you work through the lessons in succession, one each week, providing you do regular practice between each lesson!

All the lessons will be sent digitally to each subscriber within 48 hours of subscribing. Make sure you have a good internet connection!

The full 10 lesson course will be priced at €150 (which works out at an amazing €15 per lesson!), and every subscriber will be sent a professionally printed certificate through the mail which has been personally signed by Olga.

There will be a 48 HOUR SPECIAL OFFER when the course launches on September 11th at 10am (CET).

For the first 48 hours, all 10 lessons + the certificate, will be available for €125, which works out at €12.50 per lesson!

In addition, the very first person to subscribe will also be sent this amazing WITTMAN electronic guitar tuner!

After the initial 48 hours, the price will revert to €150 for the 10 lesson course + certificate.

This won't be a course where Olga is showing off his guitar playing skills. This is HIM teaching YOU in his own unique way how to play the guitar from scratch, and get playing with your mates as soon as possible.

This course is exactly what Olga wanted when he began playing all those years ago! He even teaches you how to tune the guitar with and without a tuner, and how to change strings!

You know what? I am gonna go and watch the course again...

Until next time...

TTFN

JULY 2020

UK ANNOUNCEMENT

As you have probably noticed, more and more shows are being postponed because of the pandemic, mostly all to around a year later than originally planned.

Although the government are saying they are trying to get venues/shows going again, it's all just far too uncertain, in more ways than one.

We are all well aware that the virus is still with us, we really can't risk leaving the shows booked in for January, anything could happen, people are arranging travels/hotels etc, so it's just unfair for everyone to leave it until the last minute just to change the dates again.

This is such a volatile unpredictable time, so we have decided to play it extra safe and re-schedule the UK shows for September 2021.

We really hope you can understand this difficult decision, but we feel it's the wisest and safest move forward for everyone involved.

Once again, all tickets shall remain valid for the new dates.

https://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-toy-dolls

We seriously can’t wait to get back on stage ASAP and see you lot again!

The Toy Dolls team.

JUNE 2020

Hello you Lockdown Lot.

Hoping you are all safe and well and keeping your sanity!

We will start by saying that although shows may still be advertised we can not comment at this stage whether or not they will still go ahead.

Festivals and gigs are waiting for the nod from governments and health authorities, and even if shows do go ahead not all international bands will be able to make it, different countries have varying restrictions, and travel restrictions too. We are based in England, Scotland, Sweden, Belgium and Germany, which does complicate things even more!

So, you know as much as us, we just have to grin and bear it. As soon as we have any news we will let you know.

In the meantime there are already about 15 shows confirmed for 2021, announcements will follow in the coming months.

OK, enough of this virus talk, lets move on...

Yer ASK OLGA video answers are here, keep sending your questions to .

And the last of the album videos interviews is here.

Randale Records are doing a brilliant package with special limited edition T-shirt and Red vinyl, check it out here, lovely stuff.

OK, just a short update this time around to keep you lot in the loop.

We should have some more nice positive news next updates.

Meantime, stay safe, clean and hang on in there.

Until next time...

TTFN

APRIL 2020

CORONA LATEST.

We hope you lot are safe & well.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 virus, it has been announced that the June 2020 HELLFEST in France has been cancelled.

The festival has been postponed till 2021, so we hope to be included in the line up of course, our management are in talks now, we will keep you posted.

Hang on in there You Lot.

Olga, Tommy, Duncan & The Toy Dolls crew.

MARCH 2020

VIDEO PREMIERE

THE TOY DOLLS video premiere of ‘BENNY THE BOXER’ will go live at 8pm (UK TIME) on Friday April 3rd.

Set a reminder, and watch it here!

Plenty o’ nice live footage on there for You Lot to enjoy.

See you there!

HOLLAND COVID-19

Due to yesterday's announcement in Holland and new national measures regarding the Coronavirus, including the ban on events until June 2020, the two Dutch festivals in May will not continue this year.

We do hope to be included in the 2021 editions, watch this space!

And in the meantime, STAY SAFE.

The Toy Dolls & Crew.

Welcome to Springtime You Lot!

You know the rules, so lets get straight down to business. Yer latest album video interview is here, and yer new Ask Olga answers are here. Keep sending your questions to .

Well what an amazing start to 2020! Sold out venues right across Spain, Poland & Holland!

Here’s a coupla great pics by Warjat photography in Warsaw Poland, a pic of the special gift given to the lads from the venue for selling out the Tilburg show (yummy!), and a great shot of Kurachi Futoshi from Nagoya Japan, the winner of the latest competition, showing of his lovely prizes.

RED VINYL!
Randale Records are releasing a limited edition of the latest album ‘EPISODE XIII” on Red vinyl! YES!!

Release is scheduled for 20th March, head over to www.randaleshop.de. I am gonna get myself a copy for sure!

And, a special edition tshirt is also gonna be released by Randale Records soon too, more news soon!

We will have news of an extra special release soon aswell! Keep yer eyes peeled!

A HUGE thank you from Olga, Tommy & Duncan for all these sold out shows! Amazing! THANK YOU!

Until next time...

TTFN

STATEMENT

Unfortunately we have now been forced into a situation where we have had to reschedule the UK shows.

Following the government’s advice and reading your comments on social media, we believe it would be irresponsible to do the shows on the dates originally planned.

We could wait another 3 weeks to see what happens, but the situation is so volatile it would be unfair to let everyone down at the last minute.

Health and hygiene being paramount, this is not our only problem, Tommy (our bass player) and the crew (with all the props / equipment etc) are based all over Europe in isolation zones and with severe travel restrictions, which are becoming increasingly tighter. Its just all too risky, in more ways than one.

Postponing the shows is the last thing we want to do, and we are sincerely sorry to have to let you down, though under these dreadful circumstances we feel it's the best way forward and hope that you will understand and agree with this reluctant decision.

Our rescheduled UK dates will be:

Wed 6th January 2021 - La Belle Angele, Edinburgh
Thurs 7th January 2021 - Hedworth Hall, South Shields
Fri 8th January 2021 - Club Academy, Manchester
Sat 9th January 2021 - O2 Forum Kentish Town.

All existing tickets will be valid for our rearranged UK shows and limited tickets are still available here for our Edinburgh and London shows.

Stay safe out there.

The Toy Dolls & Crew.

PORTUGAL POSTPONED

We are very sorry to announce that due to circumstances out of everyone's control (“corona virus”) venues have been forced to shutdown.

We will postpone The Toy Dolls' Portugal shows till 4 and 5 October 2020. If you purchased tickets in advance they will be valid for the new shows. Details on the shows in October will be announced in the coming weeks.

We are sure that this is the right decision regarding everyone´s health.

Thanks for your understanding and stay healthy.

JANUARY 2020

The Toy Dolls have added another date to the 40th Anniversary Tour, and we're delighted to announce that the lads will be coming to Austria!

2020 SEPTEMBER 11th, AUSTRIA VIENNA, ARENA WIEN

Tickets will be on sale at 10am CET this Friday (24th January).

This one also sold out last time, so don't hang around!

Hey You Lot!

The 40th Anniversary Tour is proving to be incredibly successful! Thanks to you lot, places are either sold out or just about sold out! Thank you!

As the lads are so busy with the shows, this is just a brief update to let you know all is well here at The Toy Dolls HQ! There's plenty more gigs to be added to the 40th Anniversary tour list!

We have your latest album video interview here...

...and your latest ASK OLGA answers are here, Olga will get back to doing the video answers soon, promise ya! Keep sending your questions to .

COMPETITION WINNER!

There was an overwhelming amount of entries to this one, though less than 100 of you got all three questions correct, from the correct answers we have chosen ONE winner at random.

Congratulations FUTOSHI KURACHI from Nagoya, Japan.

Your prize will be sent soon, take a picture of yourself with it!

The correct answers are:
El Cumbanchero is by Rafael Hernández Marín
Paris REX was the first ever show in France
Olga is the oldest member of The Toy Dolls!

We leave ya with a few pics by Musicwaves.fr taken in Paris on the French Leg of the 40th Anniversary Tour last month.

Like we said, more and more shows are coming in for the 40th Anniversary tour, SIT TIGHT!

TTFN

The lads are finally coming back to Scotland! Get a load o' this, its gonna be insane!

2020 APRIL 15th, SCOTLAND, EDINBURGH, LA BELLE ANGELE

Tickets on sale at 9am FRIDAY JANUARY 10th! Don't hang around!

MAY

13th HOLLAND
ERICA, PITFEST
SOLD OUT

18th SWEDEN
GOTHENBURG, BREWHOUSE

19th SWEDEN
STOCKHOLM CLOSE UP BATEN PUNK CRUISE

26th HOLLAND
URETERP, OERROCK FESTIVAL
SOLD OUT

27th HOLLAND
ZWOLLE, HEDON

28th HOLLAND
DEN HAAG, SNIESTER FESTIVAL

JUNE

3rd PORTUGAL
LISBON AO VIVO

4th PORTUGAL
PORTO HARD CLUB

16th BASQUE VITORIA GASTEIZ
AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL

18th FRANCE
CLISSON HELLFEST
SOLD OUT

JULY

23rd HUNGARY
DEBRECEN CAMPUS FESZTIVÁL

25th FRANCE
SELESTAT, ROCK YOUR BRAIN FEST

30th SPAIN
BARCELONA BARNA ‘n’ ROLL

AUGUST

5th SPAIN
ALMERIA, JUERGAS ROCK FESTIVAL

27th SLOVAKIA
AIRPORT TRENČIN, FESTIVAL PUNKÁČI DEŤOM

SEPTEMBER

4th ROMANIA
CâMPULUNG MUSCEL POSADA ROCK FESTIVAL

8th GERMANY
HANNOVER, FAUST

9th GERMANY
ESSEN, TUROCK
SOLD OUT

10th GERMANY
FREIBURG, CRASH

14th UK
SOUTH SHIELDS, HEDWORTH HALL
SOLD OUT

15th SCOTLAND
EDINBURGH, LA BELLE ANGELE
SOLD OUT

16th UK
MANCHESTER, ACADEMY 2
SOLD OUT

17th UK
LONDON, KENTISH TOWN O2 FORUM
SOLD OUT

NOVEMBER

3rd HUNGARY
BUDAPEST, BARBA NEGRA
SOLD OUT

4th AUSTRIA
VIENNA, ARENA WIEN
SOLD OUT

5th CZECH REPUBLIC
PRAGUE, DIVADLO ARCHA
SOLD OUT

JANUARY

27th SPAIN
BURGOS, SALA ANDEN 56

28th SPAIN
VILLENA ALICANTE F*CK CNSRSHP FEST

29th SPAIN
ZARAGOZA, OASIS CLUB

FEBRUARY

4th HOLLAND
ROTTERDAM, SCUMBASH FESTIVAL

JULY

8th SWEDEN
KNISLINGE, TIME TO ROCK FESTIVAL

15th NORWAY
ODAL/SKARNES. ODAL ROCK FESTIVAL

22nd GERMANY
GLAUBITZ, BACK TO FUTURE

AUGUST

5th BELGIUM
DUFFEL, BRAKROCK FESTIVAL

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