Can't wait to see you live in Glasgow. I mentioned at work that I was
a Toy Dolls Fan and my mate said he is a friend of yours. His name is
Stuart Armstrong. Is he pulling my pisser? If not then you may be interested
to know that he has a third sprog on the way. All the best, The Good Shag
Hey! good day to you, yer mates name rings a bell, but not 100% sure!
3rd sprog eh!? good luck to him! Hope to see ya at the Garage.
are the toydolls still playing and where are they from.thank you.from richard mazzoni
Mazzoni Hi, Yep, still playing!
crazy eh! originally from the north east of UK, the drummer and I live
in London, bass player in Norwich, and crew in Germany and Belgium!
Hi,Olga.My name's Goda I'm 18 years old female,I live in Lithuania.Have you ever heard about it? cos it looks like not-you have never played there. isn't this a big big shame on you,guys? it's a small country, but you have many fans and I think we deserve your visit.Am i right? I'm coming to Rock for People fest just to see you! take care! have in mind Lithuania! Goda
Goda Hi Thank you I know Lithuania, but we have never played there,
hopefully some day! Hope you enjoyed the Rock forpeople festival.
Hi Olga just a quick question and a bit fun will the song be in the set list at the Durham gig in September???. Secondly you are right it does knack as I found out for myself at a recent gig we did at Easington WMC.Our Bass Player brought a old tin out as me and me mate are always singing it in the van on the way to gigs so foolishly I had some rubbed on me back ahhhhhhhh it is red hot.Just to let you know also MR SCOTT is fit and well and is currently looking for a new band after a recent stint with a Bon Jovi tribute band ha ha. See ya at Durham. Cheers John.
Hey John Which song you refferring to!? fiery Jack, oh, yeah, a good
chance of it being in the set list! take care with that crazy stuff!
Hello Olga, hope you are well. Was Dougie Giro the tramp who used to live in Sunderland central bus station in the 1980's? I've always wondered if he was the inspiration for the song? Cheers, Phil.
Phil Hi Not sure if Dougy lived in the central bus station, it was
around 1980/81, Hendon area, he has always remained an inspiration.
Hi, Great job!I'm 31 years old and I'm listening you since 1989 and I'm sure it never ends. Thank you!
Thank you! 1989. a late starter eh!? cheers for your support.
HEY OLGA, I HAVE LOOKED ON ALL OF YOUR RELEASES LISTED ON THE WEBSITE AND CAN'T FIND A SONG I HEARD FROM YOU GUYS A LONG FRIGGIN TIME AGO, I DON'T KNOW THE NAME EXACTLY BUT THERE WAS A LINE IN IT THAT WENT SOMETHING LIKE THIS...IS HE REAL, I DON'T KNOW, I THINK HIS NAME IS BARRY MANILOW. CAN YOU HELP ME OUT OR MAYBE POST THE MP3 ON THE SITE. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT. YOU GUYS RULE. MARC
Hey Marc Yeah, the song is I THINK THEY CALL IT BARRY MANILOW, not
the best song I have written! it was never released, only played live,
its on You tube somewhere, an old recording from a Los Angeles show.
Hi Olga, I'm Johny from Czech Republic and I'm very happy,that see you in Hradec Kralove in Rock for People again! I've seen your performance in Prague,club Akropolis in 2004 and it was terrific!!! Do you think that would be possible to make a photo with you and all the members of the band? Is there any possibillity to sell any T-shirt or souvenir from you after the show? I love you too much cause your music it makes me smile,happy and brings me lust to the life again,in a while,when I've got depressive mood!!! I'm very enjoying for your show in RfP!!! Take care and bless your soul!
Hi there Johny Hope you enjoyed the Rock for People festival, sorry
about the weather! Hope you got a t shirt?
i want to know why dont bring more your home made guitar pics on
the show. Now this summer it will be 3th time to asking you a pick bring
more pick please:-).SEE YOU IN SPLIT CROATIA
Tonci Hi The pics are soooo difficult to make! I do have one spare
only! So SPLIT didnt happen, we were so looking forward to it. hopefully
we can get there with a different promoter at a later date.
Hi Olga! Just few pics taken with my phone, not extra quality, but here for the fun and the pleasure to hear you performing live. I hope we will see your blue suede shoes again soon, greetings from Blaye les Mines..!
Hey, cheers for the wine link! and the pics! I may wear the blue
suede shoes again, they aint easy to walk in!!
Hi Olga! Ola from Sweden writing! Would like to know how often you've used session musisians for your albums. (It says so in the book) For albums like Far out disc, Idle gossip and a lot of singles, no members were ever listed on the sleeves. Like the case with "Treasured Toy." Were there more than a three-piece band after Dig That Groove Baby during the recordings? Cheers and thanks
Occasionally we have had guests on albums, especially backing singers,
too many to remember everyone! we were always a 3 piece for recordings
though, Dig that Groove also featured guests!
Hello Olga! I'm interesting about your show in Croatia. There was an information about your concert in Croatia, in Split, 14.07.2007., but it doesn't exist anymore. Are you planning to come to Croatia this year? Please please please come!!!! I really hope that it's mistake and that you will come! Sincerely yours, Renata
Renata Yes, Spilt was planned for 14th July, but unfortunately the
promoter cancelled the show, we were really upset about it, hopefully
we can get there soon.
where can i get hold of your recording of toccata (asides at the beginning and end of how to play it!)cheers, dom
Hi Dom You can find Toccata on ABSURD DITTIES album, availavble through
Whats going on Olga man? Two things. (1) Do you plan on comin to the USA at all(if so anywhere in midwest)? Do you use any effect pedals for your songs? Take care of yourself Phil
Hey Phil Yes, we will get back to the USA eventually! No pedals on
the songs, i sometimes usea tubescreamer at the ends of songs for feedback
hello fella, i've just been introduced to your fantastic music, i love it!!! comming to see you in Durham in September, can you tell me what any discerning Dolls fan should be wearing. Regards Owen.
Owen Hello Thank you! Hey, wear as you wish, enjoy it! hope to see
I hope soon, we have never done so many shows in Italy, but each
time has been fantastic! we will be back! Great people & great food!
This is Veky,again,so,you are not coming to Split,are you?You are great bend, but you have made me a bit angry and sad...Why didn't you first find a location and then,if it was good enough,say that you are coming???But,if the (good)bends from our country are never playing here,why would you?Maybe one day...
Hi Veky We were so upset that the Split show didnt happen, we were
really looking forward to it, then suddenly the promoter/agent cancelled
the gig, I dont know the full reason. However, we will be trying to
arrange a show for the future. Hope to see you there.
Hello Olga, im a great fan of toy dolls, i listen the band 13 years old, today 33 years old, my question is. why in the album "orquestrated" toy dolls is writing con font "Z" example: "toy dollz" thank you very much for answer my question Pulga.
Good question Pulga, the Z was a mad idea, we felt like a change,
so radical eh!? it was a mistake for sure!.
What guitar pedal did you use at all your songs? Its some kind of overdrive, yes? can you say for me the firm and name of that pedal, please :) thanx Banana
Hey Banana, No pedals on the songs, just the amp turned up! however,
there is an Ibanez tube screamer from time to time, for the feedback
at the ends of songs.
Hey Olga, I was wondering when you guys will play in Ios Angeles again? Ive waited a long time to see you guys here in LA. Any chance of a show? -Max
Hey Max We have had loads of great shows in LA, we will get back
eventually, been soooo long!
In October 8th 2006 you published in the The Toy Dolls page a sketch that I had made and sent to you. I was very happy whem I saw it and started to make a final drawing to send it to you as gratitude. Today I am sending the final drawing that I finished a few days ago. I hope you like it, and thank you very much for recognizing my work. I'm a great fan of The Toy Dolls for many years and one of the best gifts I received was to see my work recognized from my idol. Hugs and success always... Priscilla Camacho
Hi Priscilla The sketch is fantastic! thank you. Its on this months
update front page!
Hi Olga - I'm a former massive fan from the early eighties; went to quite a few gigs in and around the Leeds area (Brannigans, Bierkeller etc)although I'm afraid I lapsed after that.I was amazed and delighted to hear you're touring the UK again after all this time, and even more chuffed you'll be playing in my home town of York! Just wondered - I am correct in saying that you've never ever played here before? Anyway, tickets booked and really can't wait for it! Don't suppose you'll take requests, but if you do...Fiery Jack,Dig that Groove and Alfie from the Bronx please! See you September 19th at Fibbers! Cheers. Ian, York.
Hey Ian Good to hear from ya! Thats correct, never done a York gig!
I guess a couple of those songs will be in the set! See ya on 19th September!
Hey Olga.I am Adam Bomb form Loveland Co. I am 13 years old. You were one of the first punk bands I have ever heard of. You should come to Loveland co. sometime. My Dad played One More Megabyte for me when I was 8years old. I played you for my cousin now you are his favorite band.
Hey Adam! Hopefully we will get to Loveland some day! Glad ya like
One more Megabyte! Cheers to your cousin also!
Hi, I was a big fan of ToyDolls till yesterday, when I saw you for second time, on Rock For People, in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Well concert itself was good work, but it didn't seem, that you are having fun from playing. What made me to stop adore you, was neverending story, that started just after last tones. You didn't let people ovate you and hurt them with that heavy shit. Why the hell? It completely destroys the atmostphere of concert. I undestand, that your last tour was last, but why are you doing a tour, that makes the point - it really was last tour worth seeing and now you are just moneymakers. Am I wrong? Bye David
Hi David! I am really surprised
at your comments! but thank you for your opinion! we enjoyed the Rock
for People festival even more than the LAST TOUR gig we done in 2004!
we had great fun! THE NEVER ENDING STORY outro, means we have decided
that our touring is NEVER ENDING! why should it end!? we enjoy it toooo
much! The last tour had a question mark (?) we were not sure if it would
be our last tour, it just depended how much we enjoyed it, and we did!
much more than we ever thought! Anyway, cheers fo coming to the shows!
whatever ya think! we are still enjoying every minute of it all! Hope
to see ya next time!
Hello Olga, thank you for your performance on Rock For People in the Czech Republic, I was in the 1.st row, as usually :-) Although I felt you all were not enjoying the gig like in the Punk Island Festival in Slovakia last year, it was still lovely to hear Camilla, Spiders, You Wont Be Merry..., Shoes and so on. A pity was that thing that you played only 65 minutes instead of 75, because you still had some time. I would like to ask you, if there is still a chance that you will be playing on this festival the next year - the bad weather cant be so bad again :-)
Hey! Thank you for coming to the show, we had a wicked time, apart
from the weather, we couldnt use the backdrop, and the promoter cut
our set short! Still, we hada fantastic time. Hope to see you again
in Czech Republic! we will be back!
Hey, Olga Soryy! Noo Questions, But I have to say thank you for the best music-experience in my life, ever. When I was 13 or 14 I got my first record from your band (guess you noticed, I`m german, don't get English realy) till then my parents went mad about your sound. Your record broke by usin to often and I forgot the Toy Dolls. BUT,(!!!!) in this month I knowed a man who's realy a speacialist in the internet, and he brought me to a shop, where I could by my favorites again "dig that groove baby" and "a far out disk". I'm 40 years old now and guess what's happened, my girlfriend went mad while she heard it, and she thought I'd gone crazy. And I thought, its ok, I feel younger than ever. I told her "this was my first concert in the Schlachthof in Bremen 1981 or ?? what ever. She didn't understood. But till then Rupert the bear and Florence (I hope she's still alive) are by my side. Thank you for this great kind of music. And please excuse moi for my bad English. I would be very thankfull (????) is that right??? For an answer, yours Schubi
Schubi Hi Thank you!!!!!!!THANK YOU! I remember the Bremen gig,
I know we done it in 1985. and 2004. Great venue! Hope to see you back
there in Germany.
Dear Mr Olga. I'm really happy that you're playing Sweden in August, really cool. However, being an aspiring bassist, do you think Mr Goober could be a deary and scribble down a tab for "The Death Of Barry The Roofer With Vertigo" and just toss it out on the internet for me to find? The lessons are great, but being a rather slow chap I can't keep up with it. Best regards, (fat) Bob.
Fat Bob Hi I will ask Tommy about it, though I am sure its somewhere
out there on the internet now! good luck! And yeah, cant wait till the
Swedish Augustibuller festival!
Thank you! Zeche Carl is great too! I guess we will have to return!
See ya in Germany!
Hi Olga, when are you coming back to Brasil? Thanks, A.O
Hi A.O We will be back in Brasil for sure, not sure when just yet,
its a bit early to tell, maybe after the next albumis written and released.
Rock for people in the Czech republic was fantastic. Thank you. Mi
Mi thank you! we also had a faaantastic time! Cheers, Olga
Hi Olga ! EXIT festival in Novi Sad/Serbia just ended... this year again without you :-( Did anyone contact you to play? Hope seeing you next summer! Marko
Hi Marko I heard that the festival was great, I saw the pics of Peter
and the Test tube Babies, it looks really fantastic! Unfortunately no
one contacted us to play! maybe next time.
Hi, Olga! When you come to Ukraine (Kiev) or Russia? Old ukrainian punks is waiting for you many-many years!!!! We very likes your music, we are your real funs!!!! We hope see you soon!!! (Sorry for bad English, we are stupid ukrainian bastards).
Hey, nice to hear from ya in Ukraine. Hopefully there will be more
Russian shows, rather than just Moscow /St Petersburg. Our management
are constantly in talks about it, will let ya know if any full tours
get planned, twould be great to get there. Thank you!
Hey olga im sean nicholson from La i was wondering if you are gonna
do any gigs up here this year it would be great to get to see you guys
Hi Sean We will get back to LA, we always have great shows there!
our management are still in talks about USA gigs, I know I keep saying
this! we willbe back!
HI, I'M PILU FROM ARGENTINA. I SAW YOU LAST YEAR AND IT'S WAS EVEN BETTER THAN THE OTHER GIG IN OBRAS STADIUM I WONDER IF THE TOY DOLLS ARE COMING BACK TO ARGENTINA. IT WOULD BE GREAT TAKE CARE GUYS PILU
Hi there Pilu Thank you, we enjoyed Obras Stadium, and last years
gigs too! both fantastic, thank you to you lot! The Toy Dolls will be
back in Argentina, after the next album is written and released. Hope
to see ya there!
Oi Olga. Just wanted to say that I fucking love you guys and I'm looking forward so fucking much to 4th august when you come here to Sweden to Augustibuller. I WILL BE THERE!! The greatest of it all is that you will play on my fucking birthday!! I'm so excited. I just wonder if you've decided which songs you'll be playing there?!? New/old?!? Which ones?!? Have a great summer! We'll "meet" on my birthdayÊon Augustibuller!! //The Elk from Sweden
Hey The Elk! Augustibuller is meant to be a great festival, cant
wait to get there! oh, and Happy Birthday day for then also! Not sure
which songs we will be doing just yet, will be a few different ones
from last time in Sweden for sure.
Hi olga im Taylor!! i just wanted to say you like made me play guitar i love your music, iv lisend to it for almost my whole life! But i just wanted to say you guys rule never stop!!
THANK YOU! nice of ya to say such things! we have no intention of
stopping just yet!
hi girls!!!! are u ever going to play in POLAND??? you were near time ago but u forgot about us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! aaarrrgggghhhh!!!!!!!!!bastards!!!
Hey! we would never forget about Poland, we had some terrific shows
there, if its possible to hget back, we will be there! Lets hope our
management come up with some gigs soooon!
Hey, I'm Eddy, a long time fan from Utah in the ol' US of A. My question is how can I get a signed picture sent to me. If I send you a picture will you sign it and send it back? Thanks.
Of Course Eddy, send the pic to Ciaron at the website, I will sign
it and get it back to ya, no probs.
Hi Olga, loving the band at the moment, there will be a Sunderland consortium attending your gig in Leeds, sure it will be a good un! My question is about Alfie From the Bronx......what's it all about? Is it a soap/tv reference that has passed me by? Cheers Pete
Hi Pete Wow, I will be well nervous with poeople from Sundrland at
the gig! Alfie was about a mate o mine who lived in Norman Court, Hendon,
Sunderland. See ya in Leeds!
HI Olga Any chance of getting an autograph from you guys I live in Brisbane Australia and I am sure you will never come here I can send you some international postal coupons to pay for the postage
Yip! let Ciaron have yur address, see what we can do.
Hey Olga I have been a fan since 1984 and would like to know if the Toy Dolls would be coming anywhere near Utah in the future. Hey I'd settle for a Western USA tour stop... It so nice to hear great punk songs without being loaded with profanity. Thanks alot for all the years! Justin, Mormon and Punk.
Justin Hey, Thank you Our management are in talks most days regarding
a USA tour, we will get there, really! will keep ya posted!
Hi! I've seen a Toy dolls Tab for guitar pro, where they play a cover named (on GP) beethovensong. but i can't find any sites which talk about this song. is it really from toy dolls? or is it the good name? thanks to answer... Pika
Hi Pika, I aint heard of that song to be honest, maybe its the wring
title? I will try to check for ya!
Hi Olga...1. I am from the Czech Republic, so I am not speak (write) english wery well....so sorry for thats mistakes...2.I want to ask you: Do you play with Toy dolls in Czech Rep.....I mean sometimes in future...thx for answering....3.OH...one more thing...pls give more bass lessons on this website....thx for all....Martin
Hi Martin YES, we will be back in the future in Czech Republic! I
will ask Tommy about more bass lessons, I think he has plans for more,
so you need not worry!