Hi Olga !?It's Fred from France, i like the TOY DOLLS from 1987 ! Now i'm 37 years old and still a big big fan ! ?I come to each LIVE in east of France !??You will come end of june in France (decibulles in France), i have a little request ! ?Could you sing those songs !! i really like them : ?- Alec 's back ?- Audreys alone at last?- No one knew the real elmu?- Cheatin'chick from China ??all the albums are so great ! you are the best ! waiting for your new album !?All the LIVE a have seen are so "professional" ! ?Really thank to put fun in this world !??See you soon ! ?Fred from France !
Fred in France! Thank you for staying loyal for so long! Maybe we will
play 1 or 2 of those songs at Decibulles! Really looking forward to
it, France is rockin’! See ya there!
Hy Olga! It's me again Alex from Austria. I just got a couple of new questions :) Will there be demo tracks from your new album in Myspace to hear again? Last time I had an idea and I thought a Orcastrated t-shirt would be nice. You know white with the Orcastrated style and some notes on it .Could a Orcastrated t-shirt happen? Or is there any out?. Anyway I saw the new t-shirts 30 years of toys and they look good to me. The info says that they are only available at the live shows? Do the live shows include the shows in 2011 because it really would be a pitty if you guys would't come to Austria, Germany or Switzerland and I could not have that awesome t-shirt. Though I hope you guys maybe come here? 2010? Or do I have to wait till 11? However Yours, Alex
Alex I may put up some demos again yeah, keep checking! We did have
Orcastrated shirts in 1995 actually! I am sure we will be in central
Europe with the shirts in 2011!
Hey, Olga. I became Toy Dolls fan when I was 13 years old, but i never knew who you were. I just recorded a tape from radio and took years to find out that it was Toy Dolls' Taken for A Mug. Now I'm 24 years old and just anxious for the September gig in Porto Alegre and I'll be there. Please, play Taken for A Mug, okay? (Just to mean a question)
Yeah, we are also looking forward to getting back to Porto Alegre! Its
been a while! We did play Taken for a mug on tour in 1995! We may do
it again! Hope to see ya there!
Hello my name is Fred McEvoy, I have a hill billy wedding comin up and i am to learn a few songs by then and i have came across "The Toy Dolls" version of "Dueling Banjos" and trying to find sheet music or something close to it. I love it and would like to learn it. Would you all be able to help? Sincerly Fred.
Fred, unfortunately we don’t have the sheet music for Drooling
Banjos, someone asked once before! I am guessing it will be somewhere
on the internet. Hope you can find it!
Hi! Seems that I´ve been away for quite a while. I just noticed that you presented my Olgaster at your updates page February 2009! Well, better later than never... I hardly dare dream you to perform in Finland, but if you do I´ll sure be there. With Olgaster, naturally. Regards Seppo PS. Just can´t wait to get your new album on my hands... Seppo Korsumaki
Seppo We would love to perform in Finland, we came only once around
10 years ago, loved it! Hope it happens again! Let us know what you
think of the new album, when it finally gets released!
Hello Olga! My name is Linus. HUGE LIFELONG fan! I have always wanted to ask you about your tone and your telecaster. What amp and effects do you use to get that ‘Olga’ sound? What model is your famous yellow tele, and has it been modified at all, or is it still stock? Thank you for all the years of good times and great, FUN music. Cheers! Linus
Hi there, Thank you! My telecaster is USA model, around 32 years old,
with a Seymour Duncan Alnico pick-up, no effects, just a Marshall JCM
800 2203 100 watt amp. Hope that helps!?
I like that when you are in Argentina to meet you. It is the third time I go to see them (both times I was a brown years ago). I do not olvdio more. You're the greatest thing, ever tell you that you're the best guitarist of the genre. I try to play guitar with your classes and how I wish I could do well i have got asthma ... Best friend and hope I can meet you in person. And long life to the Toy Dolls!!
you for that! Though I am sorry to hear you also have asthma, that sucks.
Looking forward to seeing you in Argentina again!
Biggest kudos ever to you guys for not cancelling the show because the planes are grounded! Proves again that you are the greatest :-) Hope to see you soon in Norway! Ellen
Hi Thanks so much for that, I can’t believe it happened twice
after that! But we got there!
Hi Olga, the gig in London 2007 was amazing and I had the pleasure
to meet you and take a picture of us two holding my 'she goes to finos'
vinyl. The gig was amazing and sold out several weeks in advance. This
begs the question: why the hell not play another London gig??? Why not
do a yearly London gig like other classic bands such as Stiff Little
Fingers do? I would go, year after year after year!
Rob We certainly enjoyed all the UK shows in 2007! Cheers for coming!
We may be back, though I am guessing you would get kinda bored if we
came back every year! I could never get bored with SLF however, brilliant
Hi Lads! Dear Olga, I have a big, big request. I will be on your gig on 20th August in Czech Republic. I will take my Jolana Diamant guitar, and I ask you: Could you sign my guitar body? I would be very, very satisfied and happy :) Christopher.
Christopher I will gladly sign your guitar body, no worries, we will
be out after the show to meet people, send me another message nearer
the time to remind me. And take care with it at the show!
Hi Folks ... My name is Alexandre Dupont de Castro, and I´m Brazilian (I live in Brazil at Sao Paulo city). I´m a big fan of the Toy Dolls - over 25 years (now I'm 41 years old). Earlier in this year, I saw on the Toy Tolls website, same dates on tour for 30th birthday - The Russian concerts in September shime to me! At that time there is anything advertised on shows in Brazil or Latin America. Just a month ago had been announced concerts in South America. Well, as I am a fanatic, I had already booked and payed my flights to St. Petersburg and Moscow (10 and 11 of September) before you announce the concerts in Brazil. Unfortunately I will be not in the country, because I will travel to Russia and just back to Brazil in October. Anyway... I would like to know how I can buy these 2 tickets in advantage, because as I said above I've bought the air tickets and now I´m in the process of obtaining a tourist visa to Russia (which is a complicated process). I would not want to risk arriving in Russia (many and many miles from my home in Brazil) and do not watch these two shows, after all I'm spending good money to go see the Toy Dolls. Please help me to indicate where I can buy these tickets and if possible if I can get each one in each venue in place (at Russia). I´m waiting your answer with anxious... kind regards from a Brazilian fan, Alex
Alex 25 years is a long time, thank you! Wow. Cheers so much for coming
to the shows! I think the best plan in to click the links on the tour
dates, this will take you to the venue websites where you can buy tickets.
Please let me know how you get on!
Hi Olga, This is an unusual question, but do you know what happened to the original artwork for the cover of A Far Out Disc? I love the Toy Dolls and I love Viz, so if it's gathering dust in your attic or somewhere, I'd love to buy it off you! Cheers Richard from Durham
Richard up there in Durham! I never actually saw the original artwork
can you believe! Chris from Viz done it, I aint spoken to him for decades!
Hope all is well in the north east!
Hi Olga, I don't know how to explain this for not sound, let's say commercial but my english skills doesn't allow me explain better so to the point: I'm planing to do video tutorial of electronic device that I also sell in my webshop, for more than I seach only one song comes to my mind to be the sound track of that video, is your instrumental and brilliant Tocata, to have an idea of what I'm prettend to do is a video similar to this one. To justify how I have the guts to aks you to let me use you song , I only can say the device , and me and my shop use free(as in freedom) licences , and all the content we produce are under Creative Commons, so the video will also be released on that terms and this will include the song if you allow me to do that, of course a big thanks on the credits of the video you can have it as granted :) Regards PS.-I have attached all the links at the end in case you want to publish in the ask's olga site to be removed also if the anwer is NO. David Reyes Samblas Martinez
David, Using the song is fine by me!, but you should double check with
Secret Records Limited, they will advise you. Good luck with it all
Well, i think its a shame to only be able to email ya. But, im not gonna complain. I found the toy dolls awhile back looking for new punk bands, i was in for a treat and i didn't know it. I finally was able to get idle gossip on cd at a local pawnbroker. its the only studio album i have, and some other compiliations of other older songs i loved as well. when i heard your version of toccata in Dm, i loved it. ive always wanted to know that song and i never found it on guitar. I can easily say that you're one of my favorite musicians and i love the history of your band. . i love that you guys stay on the bright side of everything really. i love that sound you get from your tele im almost tempted to get one myself now, but i dont want to steal anything from ya. You opened my ears to a sound from a guitar that i only thought was used in the country genre. i read somewhere that you do, or did teach lessons and i thought that was also interesting. im an aspiring musician and id absolutely love to get a lesson or two off ya. i keep checking for dates around here for shows, but i have the rotten luck of being secluded from all of them.ill be sure to keep looking. anyways, i hope all is well with the music business. Robbie
Robbie Cheers for your message. THANK YOU!! Yeah, we try to look at
the brighter side of life in our music, we are miserable swines the
rest of the time! All is rockin’ in the music business thank you!
The Telecaster is not the easiest guitar to play mind ya! Not sure where
you are based, but I hope we can get there some day!!
Hi Olga :) It's Ben again... (from Paris) I went to your show in Paris (La Cigale) in December the 5th... Anyway, last time I post here, you answered me and asked me what I thought of the show... Well, that was fantastic!!!!! Thank you so much!!! First time I saw you live and i wish I'll see you again The songs were very nice and the show was awesome! Especially the Toccata, Alecs gone, Harry cross, She goes to finos... You're wondering if you're too old for this? Come on! You're the best thing happening on earth!! Thank you so much. Can't wait to listen to the next album! Take care Olga. TOY DOLLS FOREVER!!!
Ben I am very pleased you enjoyed the Cigale show, I think its one of
the best shows we have had in Paris, highly enjoyable. Ha, thank you
for that! Though I am too old for this! You take care too.
Olga man! You lot better come over to the UK sometime soon :) My mam saw you, her very first concert ... and I love yer music. I gotta see you too! I better shut up considering you probably have better questions to be answering. I always wondered, what bands do you like and listen to yourself? Cheers! Anna, Jarrow :D ... Wow. Olgas reading my email.
Hi! Wow, a message from Jarrow! I listen to all kindsa stuff, though
I love Punk, most music I listen to is for relaxing, like Ella Fitzgerald,
Chet Baker and stuff. Hi to yer Mam! Hope to see ya in the UK!
This morning I wake up and I read about the toy dolls coming to Argentina ….**** Man, the greatest News of the Year. The last time you visited us was great, bether than Obras in the 90´s. Now I Would like to ask you the following question……Is there any chance of meeting you? I would love to have a picture with you….Just a Wish Keep on Rocking From Argentina Ariel “Pilu” García (Also, sorry about my English)
Hi Your English is just fine, don’t worry! We will be out after
the show to meet people, so getting a picture together should be no
problem! See you in Argentina!
I'm 14 years old. i live in bellevue kentucky. And i think the toy dolls are the GREATEST band ever. i always was a huge ramones fan intill i heard the toy dolls. i cant stop litsening to you guys. YOU ROCK! you are my idol olga. i love you and i havent even meet you. Please write back to me please. and also i would love if you guys visted ohio or kentucky. PLEASE WRITE BACK.
Nice to hear from you! We have never been to Ohio or Kentucky yet! We
wanna get there! Nice to know I am somebodys idol!
Being 3 years since I last saw you guys live (2007, London Islington Academy) and big time fan for over 20 years, I flew to Rome to see you guys last Thursday. Amazing! I loved the fact that you guys played some of my alltime favourites such as Asbrooke Launderete and Spiders in the Dressing Room, and was surprised that you guys left out Dig that Groove Baby... but hey, with so many kick-ass tunes, one or another was bound to stay out! Anyways, congratulations! Hope to see you guys sometime in the UK soon! Best regards, Rob
Hi Cheers loads for coming to Rome! I am sure we will be playing Dig
that Groove again at some point! Hope to see ya next time around in
Olga, i'm sooo happy u guys are coming to Brazil! I mean it, i can hardly wait to September. I've got a small request tho. Will you please play "She goes to fino's"? Its my fave song, i'd be so glad to see it on a gig! :). Thank you for coming! See you in September! Marcelle.
Hi Yeah, we also sooooo happy to be coming back! Thank you! I am sure
She goes to Finos will be in the South American set list! Roll on September!
hello it s eric i saw you in mjc joué les tours and elysée
montmartre paris; i love you and you ll forever in my heart i know it
s very long time i went to your concert but promise i try in august
Hello! I remember all the shows at Elysée montmartre paris, we
always had a great time! I guess you mean the 27th August show? Hope
to see ya there!
I was riding my bike on the aveniu as fast and safe it could be, just listening "Absurditties", singing along! And I had a dream...wish upon a start: Next Septembrer in Buenos Aires I want to go to the maddness concert ever!!! Best regards, Natalia Reise Reise
Natalia, I like the way you say as fast and as SAFE as you could! The
venue in Buenos Aires is fantastic, we had a great time there a few
years back. So, hope to see ya there in September!