Hiya Olga how are you doing?We came (we being me and my girlfriend) to see you at York Fibbers in September and you were fooking amazing and put on a truely magnificent performance which we will never forget.Sorry for wittering on our question is will you ever perform in the north west or more to the point King Georges Hall in Blackburn?If you do I will bring a huge group of friends who will love you as much as we do.Keep digging that groove baby Purple n Daniella
Thank you! I think we actually played better at York than most other
places, I like small venues! Not sure what towns will be included next
time around, but it would be nice if you can get along! Cheers loads
HI! my names Jessica and im very much in love with toy dolls, but even more... im very much in love with youre half black and half white sunglasses.. how much would it cost for you to depart with your glasses??.. hahahahah. ALSO! PLAY IN THE US ALREADY! hahaha particularly Cleveland, OH. please??? please please please please please!!! =)
Hi Jessica, unfortunately I lost those glasses about 20 years back!
they were from me mate Neil, I did see Mr Bean wearing them in a film
recenltly though! Good luck
why dont you have a shop on the website?
Till now, we have prefrerred to keep the merchandise exclusivly
for live shows, Though with there being a break from gigs, we are seriously
looking to start a webshop, we will let you know if it happens. Cheers
Hey Olga!! Oi! Oi! Oi! How you doing? I see you've just finished your UK tour. We were so hoping to see you. We've just moved to London from South Africa. Did you know you have fans in South Africa too. One of my friends Simon LOVES you guys. He keeps asking us to look out for shows in the UK. He says ima...cummin. LOL> simon is in a punk band from South Africa called Sniper on the Roof. Pretty good. Busy recording at the moment. My fiance and I here now and we love you guys too. Nothing like a bit of toy Dolls while sitting on the tube. Hope you guys have shows real soon again, means we get to see our Saffa friends too when they come to see you guys. Simon does that, pays to come watch a concert in the UK and then goes home. He did that with Rancid, but went home dead happy with autographs and things. Cant wait to hear some new material! You guys rock! Monique xx
Hi, I am doing just fine thank you! Wow, South Africa, bit of a
contrast from London I bet! Cheers! Workin on material as we speak!
Alreet Olga, Went to the Uk Gig at Durham and thought the gig was great good to see you back in the northeast with a good tight band. Last time i saw the band was the Mayfair in newcastle some years ago, i managed to get your autograph. Busy reading from fulwell to fukuaka good reading as i reckonise the places the songs were wrote about as i'm from South Shields. My question is now you've done the uk tour do you think there will be more tours from the band especially to the north east? Keep up the good work. Ian S.
Hi Ian, how ya doin? Cheers for comin to the Durham gig, glad ya
enjoyed it! There maybe tours, and maybe more north east shows, bit
early to tell just yet, we dont actually live in the north east anymore,
I am in London, Duncan is in Middlesex and Tommy is in Norwich! and
our crew are in Germany and Belgium! but its alway nice to get up north!
Are you coming to sweden soon?... plz........Stockhom
We did play Stockhol recently, 2004, but I am sure it will be included
in the next Euro tour, when the album is out. Cheers
hey olga im mike i am a huge fan i love everything about the toy dolls instimentally and vocally i wanted to know about if ur planning on tourin in the U.S. anytime soon one of my things to do b4 i die is see u guys live california would be nice thanks alot, mike
Hey Mike! and a load of ya who have asking about USA dates. I am
sure it will happen eventually, our management are on to it, but nothing
confirmed yet, we always have a great time there, hope to get back eventually!
Hi, Olga. I'm a russian punk. My name is Stazz. I've visited your gig in Moscow and really awesome liked it. Toy Dolls are really great. And my question is: will you visit russia in the nearest time? We're all waiting.
Stazz Hi, we loved Moscow, rockin! Glad you enjoyed the show too,
thank you! We will be back, no exact dates planned, but it will happen!
Yey Olga! I'm a design student in Portugal and this year we're studing typography. I need to ask you something. Could you tell me the name and the author of the Toy Dolls' logo font? please answer me as soon as you can. love from Portugal! xxx
Hi, Hopefully Ciaron, from
the website, can answer this one!?.... Ciaron?
what kind of pickups does tommy use? he has the best tone ever!
The pick ups are the standard
pick ups on Tommys Music Man Stingray bass, I know he changes strings
EVERY gig, which does enhance the tone! Cheers
Hi Olga! I`m your old fan from Slovenia and I just found out that you are still playing around! So I would be really happy if you could tell me when is your next nearest concert? You are the best! Hope to see you all live some day. Bye, Ur?a
Hello Slovenia! Yep, we are still around!! Just finisished a big
tour, now in the middle of writing, keep checking the tour dates for
the next shows, probably after the album is released, in a year or two!
Hi Olga, I just like to know if there are plans for upcoming tour dates for Germany? Who«s the Toy Dolls booking agent for Germany (Europe)?
Hi! We will be back in Germany after the next album is released,
check Bookings/management if you wish to arrange any gigs. Cheers
Hi, im from Argentina, i was the guy who took a picture with you outside "El Teatro" like 5 hours before the show started, anyway, i did enjoy the two shows, thou there were songs that i would've killed to hear live like Modern Schools Of Motoring, but it wasnt in the setlist. Will u ever do a poll on the website for songs that arent normally played so people can vote and u can include them in the next world tour? that would be awesome!!!!!!! Take care! keep up the awesome music Adrian
Hi Adrian, yeah, we may do a poll! we played Modern schools of motoring
in South America a few years back actually! Pleased you enjoyed the
hello olga will you be having a gig in newcastle or sunderlad because a been wantin to see you live all my life.... i have one persons otgrap who used work in the music shop in suderland .......wite back i know your buzy xxx little chelsea-lea xxxx
Hi! We just done a gig recently in Durham! Sorry you missed it!
hopefully we will be back though! Cheers
i have recently discovered your on line lessons, and i'm loving it. do you have a dvd with all the lessons for sale ? and would you consider putting up some of those insane solos in slow motion for the musically deprived so that we may learn? you guys are awesome.....and thanks for all the amazing music over the years. thanks for your time steve
Steve Hi We dont have a teaching DVD for sale yet, but maybe in the
future! I will try to play the bits in extra slow motion next time around,
cheers for pointing that out! Thank you! Take care
To Whom It May Concern: I was wondering if this website is genuine because there is nothing mentioned about "a shop" on the official website nor on the official my space page. Here is the link to this so called Official Shop of The Toy Dolls, http://www.thetoydollsshop.com/index.asp
Hi! This toy Dolls shop has nothing to do with the band or our website,
its just a shop run by the record company, Secret Records, selling things
only produced by themselves, ie CDs and DVDs. Cheers
Olga, Does this mean that you won't be touring the United States? I grew up listening to the Toy Dolls, and now my kids have been growing up listening to the band. Honestly, we've never had the pleasure to see you perform live and was following up on the website, crossing our fingers and hoping that you would be touring Southern California. We hope that you have a change of heart.
Hi, Our management are constantly working on getting us to the USA,
we always have a great time there, as soon as I hear any more positive
news, we will let ya know! Cheers
Hi Olga. Is it possible to subscribe to a newsletter for Toy Dolls information? e.g. when new guitar lessons are uploaded or new dates... Cheers and rock on, yours Pres Nope.
Hey! The website actually replaced The Toy Dolls fanclub, which
used to send out news letters etc, now all news of tours, gigs etc are
announced as soon as confirmed on the website. Please keep checking!
I'm 16 years old and I live in Sweden in a city nearby Gothenburg. However; me and almost everyone I know really LOVE The Toy Dolls. Me and many of my friends weren't on the concert at Augustibuller this summer. My questions to you are: 1. Do you know when are you coming back to Sweden? 2. Can you try to get a gig in Gothenburg? 3. Do you like your Swedish fans? Hope you'll answer. Would be great. Remember we LOVE you guys back here. You're not like any other band. Edvin Aronson
Edvin Hi THANK YOU! 1. Yes, eventually we will be back in sweden,
after the next album is released! 2. Yes, Gothenburg rocks, we always
have great shows there, thank you! 3. Yes, very friendly, very loyal!
THANK YOU LOTS! Take care
Hi Olga, Met you and saw ou play in Leeds....I was the suited city gent with the sunderland accent who stopped you in the street, when you were in Leeds the day before the gig.The gig was ace...ta! My question relates to We're Mad.....in your notes, you say its not one of the best you've ever written.....to the contrary dear fellow! I think it's easily one of your top ten songs ever....everything about, especially the bit at the end where all the band get involved. Top stuff...anyway, looking forward to the new album. Pete
Pete Hi Good to hear from ya! Glad you like the gig! Still cant
really say I like The Were Mad song! but thank you anyway! cheers Look
forward to seeing you next time around!
HELLO OLGA. What chances would you give the dolls playing Blackpool's Rebellion Festival next year. I know you are busy writing the new album But between 1 and 10 give us a wee clue It would be great to see you guys on that famous auld ballroom stage. Regards Gibby
Hi Gibby, Cheers for your question, though its unlikely we will
be at Blackpool next year, a bit early after just touring the UK in
September! but I am sure the festival will be well rockin' without us!
Hey Olga. Thanks for coming back to us and gigging in the UK, what a fucking brilliant night in Birmingham. The set was great, I have slight memory loss due to falling victim to some mind bending drugs, this is a shame (the loss of memory bit) although a great night was had. Jumping, Bumping and bashing, into, and with friends alike, loads of polish there who were a good laugh. I lost my watch, my jumper, and my sunglasses. Bloody fantastic eh. It did feel like though the show came to a grinding halt at the end, lights on BAM (oh no its over, cry, whimper, sob.) This just makes me want more, Please do Wales next time, I'm sure you'll all have the warmest welcome. Can't wait to see you guys again. Thanks for making music that always puts a smile on my face. Yours always, South Wales Steve aka (Jim loon).
Steve Cheers for coming to Birmingham gig, we had a wicked time,
really nice atmosphere n all! Hopefully more gigs, and maybe Wales can
be included next time around. Cheers
Hi! Thank you for that. i prefer the Fender Telecaster myself, but
great punk guitars are Gibson SGs and Les Pauls! Best of luck!
hi Alga, my name's Ronny and i'm an australian TOY DOLLS fan of over 20 years.i just love the band,the spirit,the catchiness of the tunes,the musicianship,all of it.anyway there are many people here who love you guys,so when you finish the writing on the next album,remember we're not that far from japan for a show or three! (that would make it a proper world tour) P.S. bring the Dickies and Adicts with ya! all the best and i wish you every success with the next album
Thank you Ronny! We would love to get there someday! fingers crossed,
will have a word with the Adicts and The Dickies also!
hey i was wondering if ur comin 2 england anytime soon after november if u are r u somin 2 brighton coz im in lancin and i'll b 14 by then so i'll be able 2 come to the concord thanks Danny
Hi Danny Unfortunately we wont be playing UK soon, we just completed
a topur of UK this September, so its a bit soon to plan coming back
just yet! Brighton rocks though, The Cocorde is a brill venue.
Hello from France Olga, I think it's really great to give on your website your honest opinion of each Toy Dolls album you recorded. I noticed that you said you hate the album A FAR OUT DISC. You mention that you had technical issues during the recording but still I think it's the greatest Toy Dolls album ever made. It's so unique, original, unexpected. And there are great songs in it. You say you don't want to listen to it again and I think it's a shame. Will you give A FAR OUT DISC a second chance? Best regards, Antoine Douchet
Hello Antoine Glad you like A Far Out Disc, though I think its all
a bit desperate, adverts n stuff, agrhh! Will listen to it again in
a few years!
Hi Olga, how are you? RicardoStoco from Brazil here. I'm just wondering about that version of DAVID'S XR2 who's supost to be in the OUR LAST ALBUM? along with YUL BRYNNER WAS A SKINHEAD. Do you have any plans to release soon? I really love the original version but i'm still a little bit curious about this Drums + Bass + 1 guitar version too... Thanks for the info. Cheers.
Hi there Ricardo Good question, we did record it, the mix wasnt
so good, so maybe we will re mix it someday, will let ya know if it
will see the light of day! Take care
Hey olga, i really enjoyed the gig in durham, Nice One!!!.Anyhoo, erm is there any chance of you putting up a lesson for ''i wish my eyes were ernies'' cos i just love the solo at the start. Rob
Rob Hey! Thanks for comin to the Durham show! I wish my eyes were
Ernies, yeah, maybe! I will have to sit down and learn it all again
first though! its been a while! Cheers
Hi Olga, I don't have a question for you, this is just to say i saw you and the guys in birmingham in september and just thought you were brilliant. I can't wait to see you again when tour west midlands again, it would be great if you could play wolverhampton, but i don't mind traveling. regards Audrey x x
Hi Audrey, Thank you, we really enjoyed Birmingham, rockin! Thank
you for that. Will bear Wolverhampton in mind. Take care
hi guys are you going to play in spain. I would like to know it because you're the best music group and i'd like to see you on concert. sorry my poor english I'm vasque
Spain, Spain, so many gigs in Spain for us, but we will be back,
we love Spain! keep checking the tour dates, I guess we will be back
olga, i have been a huge toy dolls fan since i was 17. now i'm 25.
i've never heard of you coming near where i live...maybe i've just been
out of the loop!! i used to live in san diego, now i live in san francisco.
i would love it if you would tour california, come to the bay area,
et cetera. i would travel anywhere in CA to see the toy dolls perform.
i do not agree with the self-assessment you gave to 'our last album'
on your webpage. i think it might be my favorite album so far! i listen
to it almost everyday on the train ride into work, and sometimes on
Hey Neal, Thank you! We have always had wicked shows in San Diego
AND San Francisco! we really hope to get back, please wait! Great story!
hey olga been listening to you guys all my life my first musical memory was fisticuffs in frederick street the b side to nellie the elephant witch i still have in perfect condition it was the fist punk song i heard i went to see you at the birmingham gig on 21st September 2007 it was awesome u guys dominated the stage was wondering if you are planning any more uk dates in the future keep up the good work jeff ( the blonde guy in the front row )
Hi Jeff Thank you! We are are thinking about more UK dates, but
it will be after the album is written, so a bit early to tell where
just yet, The Birmingham gig was speacial, I agree, we had a great time.
Thanks to you lot.
hello Olga, i'm a big fan of the toy dolls for like more then 20 years from Holland, i've been to tour show several times and it always makes me very happy for a long time. i listen almost every day my discografy in my car,singing out loud,even in the morning. but my question is , i'm a proud dad of an 3 weeks old son and i wonder .i want to come to a show and enjoy together the toy dolls, now he's to young but in a few years i think he's ready for it.do you think your still playing in about 7 or 8 years? or are you willing to play then in like say a come back to play for my son and his dad to make life more fantastic?i find my life so much happier after listning to the toy dolls. and after a gig i'm mega happy, life's so much easier for a few weeks then, not that i'm depressed or something, but i'm just a huge fan. ok all the best and i hope to hear from you, best regards, martijn holland
Martijn Hi Glad you like playing the discography in the morning!
Hey, dont worry, I guess we will still be around, we have done 28 years
already, whats another 7 or 8!? probably take me that long to write
the album anyway!! Look forward to seeing you in Holland! Take care
Hi... I am your biggest fan from Turkey, Istanbul. I don't want to
die before seeing you playing live. Listening to you guys since middle
school. Now I'm 30. What should i to too see you live? Any chance to
see you in ?stanbul? Can't save enough money for the UK shows and lotsa
Pelin Hi We have never been to Istanbul, I really hope it can happen,
I will have a word with our management about it next week! Thank you!
Hi Olga, how are you?... RicardoStoco from Brazil here again and again!... I upload on You Tube what i consider a little homage from me to you for the almost 30 years of great music and fun and, of course, for you to teach me how to play the guitar properly... Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1hy9Fabi0Y More to Come! Hope you liked. Cheers
Ricardo Hi I am fine and dandy, thank you! rockin! Hey, I checked
your video, thank you, totally awesome!!! I hope Tommy and Duncan dont
see it! I will be out of a job! wow, nice one. Take care