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This ist Anton from Southern Germany, who in rode seven hours with a 80ccm Scooter in winter through the Black Forest to see you in Karlsruhe Substage.
It was all worthy!
Next week i start a tour with my 125ccm CUB t Durham, where my son is doing his studies in physics. He likes this small city very much and I have to visit him and of course some special Toydolls-Locations. for exc: the Penshaw Monument because of "Dig That Groove Baby"
I have a small Problem with the Durham Ramside hall from "Olga I Cannot"
Is it this one? http://www.ramsidehallhotel.co.uk/
The guardian studios in pity me seem to not exist any more ... os this right.
lokking forward to hers from you
Wow, thank you for traveling so far! We had a great time at the Substage.
Yes, that’s the correct Ramside Hall.
Unfortuntaely Guardian Studios closed many years ago, it was on Front Street, Pity Me.
Anyway, you may be reading this a bit late now! Hope you had a great time!
Long time fan here in the states.
Do you plan a US tour anytime soon? In particular, the West Coast. And if you don't, do you see yourself playing around the U.K. in early 2018? Planning a trip across the great pond next year. I'd love to plan it around one of your gigs..
-Orlando the goon!
We had a really great time on the West coast in 2014, no returns planned just yet.
Early 2018 UK shows look unlikely too! But ya never know!
I saw you at the Randalemeeting last week and I have to tell you that it was great!!!!
Thank you for playing such a small gig and I hope that you will return one day, even if you three are used to a much larger crowd.
Keep on playing for lots of years!!!
We enjoyed the Randale Meeting a lot! Nice to play in a little club, but hot mind ya!
Hi Olga, I've been a fan for many a year. Thanks for every song you've ever played.
My local pub since the 1980s was the Elephant and Castle in Dumbarton High street,the lounge was called Nellie's,every Friday and Saturday night the DJ ended the night with a certain song by the Toy Dolls can you guess the song I'm on about?
Anyway the local council have just flattened it (the pub that is), but as long as you carry on I'll still have happy memory's of those days.
Thanks again Hoopy
Oh no, sorry to hear about the Elephant & Castle, at least you still have the memories!
Hi Olga, I lost a friend yesterday. He suffered a stroke after exiting the plane from Houston to Vegas for Punk Rock Bowling a few days ago and didn't make it. He was the biggest Toy Dolls fan, and like you, a phenomenal guitar player. I like to think you had something to do with that. He played in the punk band 30footFALL for 25 years. He had a Toy Dolls tattoo you told him he'd regret that, and somehow, I knew you were wrong. Only because Chris didn't waste time or regret anything, plus y'all are a great band. I'm happy he got to see The Toy Dolls live in LA, he talked about it for weeks, and forever, after. A lot of people in the Houston, TX punk rock and national punk scene are hurting right now because a great friend, musician, son, brother, and father are gone. But he would not want us to be sad, in fact, he would want us to be goofy, crack jokes, and listen to The Toy Dolls. I take solace in the fact that he got to masquerade as The Toy Dolls on a punk tribute night where he played those songs perfectly. He will enjoy your sets from up above from now on.
Yes, I heard about your tragic loss, so sorry to hear this.
From the clips I saw of Chris he was an outstanding guitar player.
My Dad introduced me to your music when I was young and I have loved it ever since.
I was just wondering, why is it the Toy Dolls have never visited Ireland? Is there any plans for one in the future? I would love to see you in Belfast!
Thank you and cheers to your Dad!
Ireland is just one of the countries we have never played!! Seems crazy as its right next to us!
I really hope our management can come up with a show at some point!
I just discovered your music and I am now a huge fan! Can't believe it took this long for me to find you! We'll you be doing any shows in Los Angeles in the near future?
Thank you Dan!
We had a wicked time just 3 years ago at the Fonda Theatre in L.A, not sure about any return visits just yet.
Toy Dolls have been my very favorite band for the last 25 years.
I was listening to the album "idle gossip" and, just like you, I can not stand the production of it. The songs are great, but all that reverb and delay effects destroy the experience of listening to the album. Are those tapes lost forever? Have you ever thought about remixing this record?
greetings from brazil!
I totally agree, we used a different producer for that album, I can’t listen to it!
The tapes are owned by a different record company, though I am not sure the remixing would help much, as the way the songs were recorded wasn’t great either!
I've just rediscovered you guys over the last year. Brilliant stuff. Love your music as much as i did back in the 80's. But now there's even more fantastic tunes... Enough said..
Be great to see and hear you guys in Australia is that's at all possible? I live in Hobart but will travel...
Can only dream.
Cheers for the rediscovery!
Australia will happen at some point! It took us 7 years to get France, and that’s the next country to us!
Thanx for answering my question olga,youre a top dude.... thought i might share this with you, this is pucker gen... whilst moving green day back to their 'hotel' (promoters house) in Belfast, Friday, Dec13th 1991, they'd just played Richardsons.. (£2:50 a squiz then). I was blasting out The Toy Dolls and BJ, Mike and Tre all thought that The Toy Dolls were the mutz nutz, BJ stated that Olga is a "s**t hot guitarist,one of the best"... (your downstroke came in for particular praise). Anyway, BJA nicked my Toy dolls compilation tape and blasted it out all night till the wee small hrs. I say BJA has great taste.. Keep rockin Olga. Robert and Rabbyjohn. (the too Bobs) ps..im 52,,,, u did ask.. and the toy dolls are the reason i learned guitar...
Thank you Robert,
Cheers for that interesting info! Nice to know!
Howdy...I am in hartlepool...my mate is a fan.. I am 80's hardcore punk rock leftover (black flag/minor threatetc)but he is real punk rock 77 etc.. he says you might be from this way? I thought I could check out some memorabilia stuff for him.. if this is true do you have any haunts here I could go check out for him?.. gracias...
Aye, I am originally from South Shields, not far from Hartlepool at all!
Cant remember much about the place though, left when I was 4!
On 19th of february I visited a concert of Toy Dolls and catched a balloon that fell down at the end of the concert. Now, way more than a month later, the balloon is still the exact same size!! What kind of amazing balloon is this?! I would like to know the brand.
Ha! We have a big guy called Borys blowing the balloons up, if you saw him you would realize why the balloon is still alive n’ kickin!
My wife, daughter and I have booked a vacation to Scotland solely around seeing The Toy Dolls play the Scotland Calling show. I've been a fan since the mid 80's and my daughter has become a huge fan of yours. This is going to be my daughters first show and all of our first time out of country. Do you think it would be possible to get a photo with you and the boys after the show? This would make our trip complete!
Sorry I didn’t get to see ya after the Scotland show, I really hope you enjoyed it however!
Cheers for coming!
Do you have any smaller nonfestival gigs in 2017 anywhere in europe ?
UK based but will travel anywhere to see a smaller set,
Amazing to see you still doing what you do best & Olga your guitar tutorials are second to none.
I believe there is a club show in Belgium later in the year, its on the tour dates, Vice Squad & Funeral Dress are special guests!
Without checking I think it’s the 14th October!
Hi Olga I'm coming to Manchester on the 3rd, my question is I'm in a wheelchair so I can't get back stage. Is there any chance you and the lads can
Find the disabled area and sign my tee shirt. As you can imagine it's difficult for me to meet the band as a able-bodied fan could. All the best and if not it will still be a great gjg
Thanks so much for coming!
Will take a look after the show!
Hopefully will find ya!
Hi Olga,Been listening to the toy dolls since 1980,yep i'm an old dude, punk rock is my life.Right question...what age did you start learning guitar,and why tele?PS.The Toy Dolls sound is timeless and beautiful,keep on putting it out there,youre the best guitarist in the business Olga....Green Day?pppffftttt!!!
1980. wow, how old are you!?
I started playing guitar when I was 14, The Tele was because of Status Quo and Wilko Johnson!
Thank you for the nice comments!
My young son is enamored with the Toy Dolls DVD cover. There is this character, and he asked me who he is but I have no clue. Would you know who this is? It would allow me to sleep at night. Thanks in advance
Oh, I would have to check on that! I am not sure myself!
How could we miss you in Moscow? You made a bad move failing to tell us. Did you see the Xmas lights? Bad planning by your team. You need to go to a ballet at the Kremlin Palace Theatre. Outstanding!
I long to JIve on their dance floor upstairs. Is that 2 q’s for the price of one or is that making three? Thanks for the pleasure and would you be so kind as to do a Mott the Hoople song, because I am a Ross lad and they deserve it and my mates are dying round me. We lost Pete Watts a short while back.
Not sure how you missed it! We had a great time, didn’t see any Christmas lights however! Bah!
Ah Love Mott the Hoople Me! But I cant sing like Ian Hunter!
Great show ,still going strong ,hope you will come back ,Gr Hendrik Leiden NL
Well thank you Gr Hendrik!
We always enjoy Holland!
How is all going?
Im a 18 year old boy from Burgos(Spain) who had loved toy dolls for nearly 4 years and i just asking myself what is/are the song/s that you prefer to play live.
Live maybe Dougy Giro & Alecs Gone.
Hope to see you in Burgos next time!
Hi Olga,ive been listening to and enjoying The Toy Dolls since 1981/82,and I would just like to say a BIG THANKYOU for your music.The Toy Dolls got young lads like me and many others through the hardest of times in our home city of Belfast during a time when the conflict was raging.Through your music and bands like SLF we had punk rock to fill our lives ,make us smile and keep us away from trouble..Will you ever consider playing Belfast in the future?I know The Toy Dolls would be well received,any chance of it happening Olga? Your neighbours across the irish sea need you...Rabbyjohn.
1981/2 is a long time! Thank YOU!
SLF rock, good taste!
We would love to get to Belfast, I am really surprised Ireland has never happened yet!
Fingers crossed we will get there!
Do you have any gigs coming up in Buenos Aires?
PLEASE come to Argentina again, we really miss you guys.
We really miss Buenos Aires too, as soon as we find a South American promoter we will be back!
I'm going to attend the concert at Luxorlive in Arnhem with a lot of friends. My best friend is also comming and he is a Toy Dolls follower for more then 30 years. He has seen you guys play more then 35 times. (Meself about 20). He is turning 50 in march and I would like to ask if there's any possibility to get a backstage pass for him so he can meet you guys and have a picture taken with the band?
If there are any costs to it I don't mind. I just hope it's possible??
If you get many requests i understand you can't answer them all but i hope to hear from you.
More than 30 years, wow!
I will be out after the show, I will try to arrange a pic with the lads, no worries!
My name is Marta.
I'm a big fan of yours for many years and I would like to know if there is any concert scheduled for Madrid in 2017
Thank you very much
There is a festival near Madrid, not sure which one it is, but if you check the tour dates on the front page of this website, you can see!
Just want to say keep doing what your doing. Am quite new to the toy dolls but iv instantly fell in love with you guys and I would be gutted if you called it day before I get the chance to see you live.
Do you think social media has played a part in you guys growing popularity?
Thank you John!
Social Media has helped for sure!
Hope to see ya at Scotland Calling in April!
I'm excited for your gig in Nurnberg tomorrow (well when you answer the question the gig will already be over!) we will drive for more than 400km to see you lot - i'm so excited i'm almost peeing my pants!
To the question: is keith (from your crew) a thief?
It's a pity that all concerts in Germany have been sold out soon.
Is there any oppotunity to see you live in Germany once more in further times ?
And - please - in some bigger locations so that all of your fans get a chance to see you live on stage.
Hello! I hope you enjoyed Nurnberg!
Ha, our Keith is not the Keith who's a thief fortunately!
Hope to see you again in Germany
Are any gigs in or around London planned in 2017?
No London or UK gigs planned for 2017, but there is North West Calling and Scotland Calling!
I want to say "Thank You" for your fantastic concert in Nürnberg 12.01.17.
I am a fan since 1989 and visit your concerts 3 times.
The music give me so much energy.
Your transfer fun with your songs and I sad times, I come back with positve thougts.
My wish for the future, please come back again to Germany!
One of your great fans
Thank you for coming! We had a great time as usual.
I am sure we will be back in Germany at some point!
Queen Elizabeth permitting and Mr Trump allowing, any chance "THE TOY DOLLS" will get to San Francisco, California some day sooner than later?
Keep young guys!
Jose Costa Pinto
I hope we can return at some point, we had great time there a coupla years back.
I've been an uber-fan for well over 30 years. You guys make me move and you make me smile! Love ya. Period.
A random thought I had today: You are to The Toy Dolls what Robert Fripp is to King Crimson. The leader, the heart, the soul and institutional memory of your great band!
Reading thru the Q and A's on your site I was surprised to see so many fellow Americans are also long-time fans of the band. Since you've never been played on the radio (to my knowledge) we all found you pre-internet mostly by chance, I suppose. If you make it to NY, LA or Chicago someday, I'll travel from Minnesota to see you guys!
I wasn't surprised to read that you love classical and jazz music. Creative minds find inspiration from many and diverse sources.
OK, that's my fan letter :)
Here's my question: The band started playing in '79 but didn't put out an album until 1983. And just a few singles prior to that. Are there any tapes (bootleg or otherwise) of Toy Dolls material from the very early days which has never been heard (released) before? And, if so, could you release a CD (even if poor audio quality) thru the website for your die-hard fans?
All for now,
Thank you very much Tony!
No material knocking around that I know of! But I will check!
I would like to hear for meself!
I asked you a question years ago and you answered it so I just wanted to thank you for taking your time to answer our questions. It's really great you do this because most legendary bands don't. Anyway my question to you is, do you listen to any rocksteady or dancehall music? If so what is your favorite song of these genres?
Stay happy and healthy,
No worries, it’s a pleasure to answer questions!
I mostly listen to classical or Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald/ Chet Baker stuff to be honest. Though I don’t mind Rocksteady/Dancehall stuff now and then.
Only thing I cant listen to is disco/techno.
Hi Olga chap! Big love for the toy dolls! Been a fan since I stumbled across you lot around 2012. Wondering if you'd be happy to answer a few questions for a little zine I'm making and where I can send you questions other than here? No worries if not, I understand your probably fed up with interviews from over the years aha. Much love from a young punk here in the UK!
Yes of course, just send your answers to the ASK OLGA section, I will answer and send you them back privately.
Can you tell me please where can I find Fat Bob's feet album on cd?
Cheers and regards from Serbia
Hello to Serbia!
Yes, you can get FAT BOBS FEET CD from the link in our WEBSHOP, here.
Please, please, please, put together a performance in the United States. A live performance by the The Toy Dolls is at the top of my bucket list. I'm sure if you performed in New York City, you would have a great turnout.
Also, do you have an email list for any news about the band, or is it just your website?
Zac from Virginia, USA
We always have a great time in New York, lovely people.
If we save up enough for work visas we will be back!
You can check news on the website or FACEBOOK.
Both are updated regularly.
Hey Olga,I'd just like to say your awesome!I am a 12 year old boy from San Diego ca and got into your music from the dickies as I like them and have seen them and have seen them playing with you in a video.I go from concert to concert and so far I have seen the Misfits,DI,The Dickies,Screeching Weasel,The Queers,Weird Al,and Descendents.I wanna see you and am wondering if you'll play in San Diego CA.Get back to me with an answer and keep on rocking the with the shades on Olga!
We would love to get beck to San Diego at some point!
Sounds like you have seen some great bands!
Hey olga, first of all Toy dolls it's genius! Do you think come to brazil in 2017? I love toy dolls and I became a Tele guy because I saw you with your blonde telecaster in the old videos, i think that was 25 years ago...
Big hugs to you and the Lads...
Enviado do meu
I really hope we can get back to Brazil, its been a while! We miss you lot!
I have an easy question:
Why we never had the chance to see you????
And this, since the birth of the group?
Sometimes in the USA, but never crossed the Canada side ???
Why??? Why??? Why??
Is the faultIt is the fault of my little knowledge in English
And foul to the translator !!
We would love to get to Canada at some point! I hope it will happen soon! Fingers crossed!
Hey Olga I once heard that song dougie giro was about the tramp that was around Sunderland in the 1980s. I remember him when I used to go to the town I wonder what happened to him. Also when the DAMNED tour next year it would be great if you're band support them on a equal basis that would be without a doubt the best tour ever. Hope you answer my questions thanx and keep playing.
Yes, that’s correct, that’s Dougy! I guess he must be around 100 now!
The Damned rock, we have played festivals together but never club shows, maybe some day!
Hey Olga, more fan mail - This is William from the OC in California. Just bought my Dolls dark blue Shirt... :-0
Huge fan (30 years strong) I saw the Toy Dolls at the Hollywood Palladium and it was AWESOME!!! - hope to see the TD in LA or OC soon. Let us know if you plan to extend a tour out to the states.
Turning my daughter and her friends in Toy Doll fans.
Well thank you! I remember the Palladium show!
Cheers for converting yer daughter & mates!
Hopefully we will return at some point!
I think I read somewhere that you are/were a fan of Stiff Little Fingers. If this is true then……..
1 - Have you heard their great 2014 album No Going Back? Or their 2016 Best served Loud?
2 - Have you ever seen them live? If not why not?
3 - Have you ever met Jake?
Nick & Kath
p.s. Thanks for a great show at Rock City back in 2013, come back sooner rather than later please.
Hi Nick and Kath,
1 - Yes I am an SLF fan! No I still haven’t heard the 2014 or 2016 album yet to be honest!
2 - No, why not indeed, shame on me!!
3 - Not Yet! Got a message from him on our 30th anniversary, would love to meet up.
PS - Thank you! We had a great time there, bit hot though!
Alright Olga? Just another bloody Yank here, noticed you were on tour, hope your crushing it and having a great time. Looks like you are all over the globe, will you be flying across the pond to the US at any time? I live in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world, and would love to see the Toy Dolls wreak havoc on the strip. Celine Dion has headlined here so it only seems fitting your next. Why folks here in the desert would show you big love, c'mon you lot, why not pop round? Enjoy the tour, hope to see you someday,
All the best, Darrell Sanders
We would love to get back to Las Vegas at some point. Once we have saved up enough for work permits!
Please Olga, come back play in Curitiba, Brazil again!!!
We will be back Melissa, we miss South America! Cheers, Olga
I'm a big fan from southern Germany and when I see your posts on Facebook about the demos you make in your home studio, I wonder if you show the new songs to Duncan and Tommy as soon as you wrote them, or do you wait until the whole album is finished?
I'm looking forward sooo much to the new Album!
Greetings from Erding!
Your fan Adri
Greetings to you Adri
No, not as soon as I write them! I wait until the whole album is finished and I have listened to them 1000 times myself!
Years ago a chap who was a local at our pub claimed to be part of the toy dolls, at Nellie elephant fame/release. He lived in Falmouth c late 80's early 90's. Wasn't a local chap, he had moved into the area. Can't remember his name now sooo many years ago, suffering an 'Ozzy' memory! Did a past band member move to Cornwall? My work mates don't believe me!
I did hear that a past member called Freddie had moved down there, not sure if this is who you are referring to! I haven’t seen him for decades, how is he?
First of all, excuse me for my horrible English! I love The Toy Dolls since I'm 13 (I'm 40 now) and skateboarding around the city with my walkman. Today I am veterinary doctor, do not walk over skate, but still love you guys!!! Any chance to come to Brasil in 2017?
Don’t worry about your horrible English Vinicius! Seriously, your English is fine.
I really hope we can get back to S.A in 2017, its been a long time, we miss you lot across there!
The Dickies and the Adolescents are playing the Observatory in Santa Ana, California, Sat, Dec 10. Sooo much love for you in the OC!!! Take a quick flight from Tel Aviv into LAX and we'll pick you up!!
You're the first band I saw at about 15 years old. Around 1986 in Reseda, Ca. I think the Country Club. And that started this little Christian girls love affair with punk rock.
Now my kids sing your songs and jump around to Nellie the Elephant and your blue suede shoes.
We'd love love love that line up!
Take care. Thanks for the fantastic noise!
The Dickies and The Adolescents, wow, that will be some show!
We wish we could be there!
I hope we can get back at some point.
Just another fanmail. Your in my system since 80ies. I’m from Amsterdam, so play Paradiso if you please. I’m there. Till that happy occasion, stay healthy and very loud.
No one is JUST another fan! If it wasn’t for you and the other 45 people we wouldn’t be here!
Paradiso rocks, we played there a few times.
Hopefully we will get back!
Our 20 month old son loves the toy dolls especially Nellie the elephant, yesterday I videoed him bouncing round to it and went to post it on Facebook for our family to see, however the Facebook nazi decided this was copyright breach and wouldn't allow it (please see attached photo) unless i state that I own your music .
I'm writing to please ask your permission for me to share the video on face book
As finnlays grandma would love to see it.
Thanks scot bodkin.
Ha, good to know yer son is a fan!
Will check the video!
How are you?
My name is Takako. from Tokyo, in Japan.
Today is Rio Olympic last day
Do you come for the Tokyo Olympic?
But. I can't wait 4 years .
what I need Toy Dolls Live. at Tokyo.
When does the next come to Japan?
well come !
Watashi was genki desu, arigatou ne!
I would really like to come to the Tokyo Olympics, I hope it will happen!
I am not sure when The Toy Dolls will get back to Japan yet, I hope soon, its been too long since we were there!
Hello Olga! How are you? I wanted to know if they had thought back for Argentina at some point . I hope it will be soon! I would also like to know if you will come out a new album soon. Thanks and regards! The Toy Dolls is the greatest band of all time !! Yeah !!!
I am fine thank you for asking.
We also hope we will be back in Argentina soon!
Thank you, I am working on writing the next album, hopefully recorded in 2017.
There will be news on the website!
Thank you again!
I’m 42 years old and I listen Toy Dolls since I was a teenage and it’s how I feel myself still today when I keep listen.
I know something is hard to happen but BACK TO BRAZIL SOONER !!!
I LOVE TOY DOLLS
LONG LIVE TOY DOLLS
Gil Serra Negra – from São Paulo / Brazil
We wanna get back to Brazil as soon as possible, we miss you lot there. Fingers crossed we will be in Sao Paulo before too long!
When will the Toy Dolls do a US Tour?
Can I just hire you to come play for a private audience at my house?
Hugs and Kisses.
The ever increasing visa and admin costs prevent us to play the USA more often, hopefully we will return at some point, maybe at your house!
I have no question, but just so. Now I'm sitting on the balcony 40 and am drunk and I hear toy dolls. Even 25 years or so. Everything changed in my life and I'm glad that her (you) are doing is still music. A constant in the live, live in a punk rock, is important. I would like to say simply times thank you for all the songs. The to the laugh and dance but the most for me despite all joke to the thinking and, Yes, also the cry bring. Thank you!
I wish you three all the best. Until next time in stuttgart.
Thank you for that!
Enjoy the drink/s!
See you next time in Stuttgart!
Greetings from Croatia. Hope to see you guys here again at some point. Don't really have question, just wanna say hello. Bok!
Hello to you Bok in Croatia, it’s a beautiful country, to which we cant wait to get back!
Could you please tell your setlist fro your show in Moscow?
Ah, just working on that at setlist the moment! I guess you will have to wait till showday!
For first, I must thank You Olga for your autograph, You signed my Olgaster at Malakoff July 2015!!! It rings more doll-like ;)
I've been bombing Finnish festival people to ask you to come to civilize us. No responce. Sad people, they are ;) Seemly I have to hop on my Varadero and drive where ever is the closest place to see You...
Question, yes. Are You planning to make a new live-DVD? Go for it!!!
You are welcome! And thank you for coming to Malakoff!
DVD possibliy at some point!
I hope we can get to Finland!
Dear Mr Algar,
When pray tell are you coming back to Sunderland to play ? you left us sitting here and were not getting any younger sir, I have turned form a pogo going punk girl to a recycled head bobbing one lol
Regards and love
No plans at the moment, don’t think have the nerves just yet! Had a wicked time there on the last tour though!
Recycled head bobbing girl is fine!
Last time I saw you was many many moons ago at the Thornaby cons club near Boro!...I’ve been playing in bands with Mr Scott & Little Paul Smith!...Great great drummers..human metronomes!...Paul says hello!
Mac (ex The Videos)
Ha, I remember Thornaby!
Say Hi to Paul if you see him!
Hi,i am Joy-Anne Fitzgerald a 13 year old girl from Philippines and England, i was wondering if you had any way of having a concert in Philippines my dad is a really big fan it would mean the world to him to come to one of your shows. He is around the bands age and he has been a really big fan ever since the band was a “band” he has loved you guys since he was a child and he still does! I really hope you can help me and make his wish come true!
We would love to get there Joy!
Lets see what happens in the future, we have passed through there on the way to Japan, but no shows yet!
Maybe it will happen!
I am a fan from Munich in southern Germany and I have got two questions for you:
-Are you going to play here some time? I saw you will be in Nürnberg soon, but unfortunately that's too far away for me.
-Are you married, do you have a girlfriend or are you single?
Greetings from Munich!
Your fan Adrian
We recently played Munich, that’s why we are playing different towns this time around.
So sorry you cant make it.
Ah… personal questions….. no comment!
Gilberto from Agua Prieta,
Much respect and admiration from the Sonoran Desert in Northern Mexico. I heard the Toy Dolls many years ago after I read an interview with a great band from Madrid named Mama Ladilla (check them out) who listed you guys as one of their biggest influence. I'm not gonna ask you the usual "when you playing my city" question because I know a great team of people are doing their best to bring you guys there...wherever that might be... so instead I'll ask you a handful of random questions...
1.- You and all the Toy Dolls present, past and future are definitely accomplished musicians. Did bands back in the day or even today ever gave you any kind of hassle for not having the "true sloppy punk sound" the "correct fashion" or the " right angry attitude and lyrics" ?
2.- Is there gonna be a new all original new Toy Dolls album? Maybe a last after the two last ones?
3.- Is Marty's Mam based on a real story? Loved that song since all of us knows a "Marty's Mam" somewhere that we all miss very much.
4.- Oh what the heck... When are you guys playing Mexico?
1. Yes indeed they did! But not all of em’! we have a lot o good Punk band mates!
2. YES, on to song 6 now!
3. Yes, Marty's mam is based on Marty's Mam strangely enough! Who sadly passed away a few years back.
4. Find us a good promoter and we will be there!
I was wondering if there's such a thing as Toy Dolls stickers? I have a motorbike and want to adorn it with some Toy Dolls !!!
Hope all's well with you and the rest of the lads
Alan Mills ( Al )
Not at the moment, but we will get some done asap!
You´re awesome... I´m waiting for some show, here in Brazil, again! I´m sure that will be a big party !!
What do you think? Please come to BR!!!
There will be a big party indeed!
Keep listening out for South American news! We will be back!
I, like many other fans online, have been really curious about the song “I can see you” which you performed in Japan 1992. Nobody can seem to find a studio version of this, does one exist? If not, why was it never taken to the studio? It’s a great track. It does sound a little different to the “Toy Dolls” sound if you will, but that’s part of the charm for me. I’m sorry if you’ve had this question before and thanks in advance for your time. I guess a gig in Cardiff, South Wales is out of the question(!) so I’ll try to get a ticket for one of your shows in England next year, best wishes Olga, Richie.
That song was written by ex Toy Dolls member Pete decades ago!
We may do it again at some point! We would love to finally get to Wales someday too!
great show in Holland again. we saw you at Pedro Pico Pop.i go to your shows whenever i can but took my daughter of 8 to the show so she could see you live for her first time. we had a great time! we could see everything very good because we could stand in front...when Tommy saw us an suggested to my daughter to go and sit on the podium where she could sit much safer,our day could have not be better. she was much better there and could see everything very good and i had no worries about the people who could have fallen on her. so thanks to all you three guys we had a great time. but i want to thank Tommy in special for this night...he performs and also looks after his audience..keep it up guys!
Thank you. Yep, that was rather nice of Tommy!
See ya next time!
Why so few tour dates in the UK in recent years? What are your plans for UK gigs, especially the SW of England, in the future?
Cheerio and toodle pip
Matt from Cornwall, UK
We just completed a UK tour a coupla years back, had great time, and we will be doing 2 UK shows in 2017
Hopefully more later!
Any plans to come to durham again?
Hi Owen, no Durham plans at the moment, but there will be a show in England in 2017, details soon!
Hi Olga. I must confess I've only just really discovered the greatness of the Toy Dolls. I'm the same age as you and have loved punk since I was a kid. I came across your last tour gig on YouTube last weekend and it was so positive, catchy and fun and cheered me right up! I play in a band out of Edinburgh called Heavy Drapes. We are going well and getting noticed. We are in vive le rock magazine next Tuesday on the cover CD. We are also doing Rebellion, skegness and thunder in the Glen with big country plus quite a few other gigs. Unfortunately our sudden good fortune had attracted a lot of negative rubbish from jealous trolls trying to actually destroy us - long story. Anyway that's why the Toy Dolls cheered me up! I'm sorry I've left it so bloody late to listen! Keep on doing what you do. Check us out on sound cloud or summat if you're inclined. Oh yeah how does your tele sound so meaty?
I will check out Heavy Drapes ASAP!
My Tele has a Seymour Duncan Alnico bridge pick up, that helps a bit with the sustain/power.
Cheers and good luck
is there a chance to see (and of course hear) the Toy Dolls somewhere in or around Munich?
There will be something at some point! We miss Germany, hopefully news soon!
Hello, I mail you from Japan.
I always enjoy The Toy Dolls Website.
It is amazing that OLGA manages Japanese extremely well (^_^)
I am shocked and know how fantastic his Japanese is!
Love the lyrics.
It gives me very happy feeling.
Thank you OLGA ARIGATO!!! (^o^)
Always enjoyable to hear The Toy Dolls MUSIC.
Kumiko from Osaka JAPAN
Thank you! Though I had to practice Nihongo everyday for months to sing that song!
I really hope we can get back to Japan at some point, it’s been a long time!
Good Afternoon Olga,
I know The Toy Dolls only about two months now. And I wanted to say that there was never a guitar which blew me away like yours. Your Band is like a really awesome hommage to Punk, to guitar, to music and life.
I know I'm a fucking smart aleck. but I noticed that March the 23rd was a Wednesday. At least in Germany ;)
You've made my British ABC to an ABCD. Before I "met" The Toy dolls my favourite bands from UK were The Adicts, The Beatles and The "early" Clash. I liked to know, what do you think about these bands? (I don't reveal you, that number five is Robbie Williams. It is a bit embarrassing.)
I hope you'll rocking Germany soon, that I can see you live.
Greetz'n'Oi! from Germany
You'll never walk alone
Good Afternoon Fabian, thank you
We will be back in Germany at some point! We toured there about 2.5 years ago and it was amazing, cant wait to get back!
Hey Olga CANYA give us a heads up on tour dates venues countries etc for 2017? So cant wait to see you live.
Our management are still concentrating on 2016 at the moment!
But there are 2 UK shows confirmed for 2017, Scotland Calling in April, and another show to be announced soon!
Greetings Olga from Green Bay, Wisconsin!
Have been a Toy Dolls fan since I was born practically, saw you guys in Chicago in the late 90's for my first live show ever, brilliant!
Am wondering if you guys are ever coming back to the midwest, we desperately need you here!!!
Greetings to Green Bay
I remember Chicago, had a great time there, we may be back if we can get enough money for USA work visas!
This is David, Sunderland exile living in Wolverhampton, I was just wondering if you are planning on playing the West Midlands, ideally Wolverhampton, in the near future?
There is ONE exclusive show in England in 2017, announcement soon!
I became a fan of the Toy Dolls last year after hearing your amazing solo on Ginger Wildheart's "Can't Drink You Pretty", and I love your playing! I've spent quite a while trying to work out how you do what you do, and after a very long time I managed to work out that guest solo - I videoed it and I may as well give you the link...
Anyway, my question is - who were your guitar influences? Your playing style doesn't really remind me of anyone else I've heard, it seems very unique and I wonder how you developed it and who you were listening to?
Great stuff, oh and well done!
My main guitar influences are Mick Green & Chuck Berry, not so much in to long solo twiddely kinda stuff.
Hey, Ginger himself is vastly underrated guitar player!
I would like to know when will Toy Dolls perform in Portugal, preferably in Porto city? Maybe you could come for a summer festival or so.
In here we have good food, good weather, good beer...
Please keep Portuguese fans informed.
Hi to Portugal
I really hope we can get back to Portugal soon, Porto is a beautiful city and we had a rockin’ time there last time, too long ago!
A big THANK YOU for the wonderful evening yesterday in Praha. I saw the toy dolls last time when I was a student. This was back in 1993 in Innsbruck. Absurd world tour :-) I even found the 23 year old T-shirt with your autograph which I wore yesterday. Unfortunately I did not catch you after the show to get a 2nd autograph on this shirt...
You did not lose your energy over the years. How you can perform on stage like a twen is a myracle to me. Chapeau!!
The concert felt like a time-travel. Just great! Thank you so much!!
Cheers from Vienna
Thank you , Praha rocked!
In fact all 3 shows were amazing, great crowds!
It doesn’t get any easier though! Just takes more training, cycling, staying in shape etc!
Have loved the Toy Dolls since I was a tin lid At 15 we would love if you could come down here and tour many folks would come it would be worth your while. And never will we mess with Doughy bell but we love the Lambrusco please come and visit the convict colony
With faith and thanks
Dicko from the hybernators
Not sure where down here is, but we hope to get there! Australia I guess?
I really do hope it will happen before too long!
Hi olga this is Alf from mexico
Toy Dolls rocks!
-How did you learn your awesome guitar skills?
-Will sometime the toy dolls play in mexico? we are eager to see you live
Greetings to Mexico!
I really hope we can get there at some point! We wanna see You Lot!
Are you looking forward to Prague on 30th April?
I can’t wait till this glorious eveningJ
Cheers Johnny from Prague
Of course, we love Prague, especially that venue, its one of the best!
See ya there!
My name is Richard
I think me and my friends are some of your biggest fans in Sweden.
Me and my sister and my friends has grown up with your/Toy Dolls wonderful voice since I was around 13 years old, I'm now 46.
I has been watching Toy Dolls just twice, first time was about 28 years ago in Stockholm and last time in Stockholm and both of the concerts was my best ever.
The only concert that was nearby was Ramones in Stockholm for a long time ago.
Toy Dolls are so great so my wife use to wake me up those times I has drinking a little bit to much in combination with an good mood on (this sound very strange) singing in my dreams, "Oh Olga I can not!!!"
Candra is me and my sisters favourite song.
After a long introduction, now over to my question.
Me and my friends has booked in an trip to catch Toy Dolld in Prag, to see the probably best concert ever.
The problem is that my sisters man don't want/allow us to bring her to Prag.
Therefore I want some wise worlds from Olga that could help me in this important and specially case.
Should I ask my sister to divorce from her man, they has been together in almost 20 years or do you have some good solution for me to bring her with me to Prag.
I don't want her to say; I can not, when I know she can.
I wish you a great weekend Olga!
Thank you! We always enjoy Sweden!
I hope Candra can make it to Prague!
Cheers for being so loyal!
See ya in The Czech Republic!
I was in Winterthur Club Gaswerk (Switzerland) at my 13. The Toy Dolls concert on 8.April 2015. It was great, as always. For my girlfriend, it was the first time. Her liked it. It's nice to see again live The Toy Dolls. Thank you for allowing me to make another photo with you. It means a lot to me. It now hangs in my collection.
Greeting Roger Honegger :-)
Thank you, Winterhur was great, a bit hot mind ya!
No problems on the photo! You Lot are the reason we are still performing!
Hi, Olga, my name is Samuel, from Switzerland and I am 13 years old. I have some questions:
1. Will you play in Switzerland sometime?
2. How did you get your music more known, how did you get contacts like people who are in the music business or so?
3. What age did you start to learn the guitar?
4. Do you like the Oi-Scene?
5. Do you like the german punk rock scene?
6. So, I have a solo project since I dont know everyone in my enviroment who likes punk music, could you please listen to my songs (links are on the bottom) and maybe give me a feedback? That would be great!
Also just wanted to mention for whatever reason that I will play at my fathers 60th birthday. My father said that a friend of he's was in a band and opened The Rolling Stones concert in Japan.
Thanks for answering the questions, cheers from Switzerland!
We love Switzerland, though we just toured there last year, so it may be while before we get back! Hopefully it will be soon, maybe a festival will happen!
Your Dad’s friend was very fortunate to open for the Rolling Stones in Japan, amazing!
In the beginning we played as many places as possible, begging venues to let us play! Really! trying to get supports slots to bigger bands, The Angelic Upstarts were a big help, for the first time we could tour nationally, thanks to supporting them!
Releasing our first album on Volume Records was a huge step too.
I started playing guitar when I was 14, and still learning now!
I will take a listen to your stuff! Looking forward!
Keep enjoying it all! That's whats its all about!
Could you tell me what is your favourite food . Thanks olga.
Still is Cauliflower Cheese!
Are you ever gonna play in Denmark?
Its been a while since we played Denmark, it would be a pleasure to get back if poss! Will keep ya posted!
Hello hello how are you? I wonder when he returned to Brazil, precisely where you have more fans this is in Curitiba ??? We love you Olga, Bless you my son ...
I am well thank you!
Curitiba rocks,we will get back, I hope soon! We should have news over the next few months about South America.
My name is Koen and i'm from Belgium
I have a Question about the Beer,
Do you guys will bring some of the beer to sell at the show in Antwerp (april 2016) ?
Or do i best buy it from the brewery?
It's an 1 year anniversary gift for my girl ;)
We come to the show, maybe she/we can meet you guys that would be awesome!!
Friendly greetings, Koen.
Hi Koen from Belgium!
Unfortunately, because of licensing laws, we cant sell the beer at shows, so yes, best to order direct from The Toy Dolls shop, http://www.thetoydolls.com/shop/shop.html
See ya near the merch stall after the show!
Any gigs in Bristol or Bath (Moles maybe's) or indeed anywhere in the south west planned?
No UK shows planned for this year yet, Ah Love Bristol AND Bath Me!
Be good to get back !
Iam a big fan since a heard you the first time, in 1988.
I visit 2 concerts in Munich old airport Riem, I think at 1990 and in Nürnberg 6 years ago.
Are you plan to play a gig in Germany?
I remember all the gigs in Munich, rockin’! There maybe something in Germany this year, management in talks now! Will keep you posted!
Is there any truth in the rumour that you guys will not play English festivals
As i am sure you would be very much appreciated at he Great british alternative fest at skeggy
No truth at all! However, we do get offered far more in central Europe.
Lets see what the future brings!
Are you planing any trip to Norway i 2016? Would love to see you! Been a fan for about 16 years but never seen u live! Hope to do so some time!
We would love to get back to Norway, our management are working on 2016 shows now, I hope Norway is included!
me and my brother are huuuuuge fans of your crazy, lunatic, guitar-rotating, dig-that-groove-baby'ing, magnificent-seven'ing... ehhh... ah i've got it... BLOODY MARVELLOUS gigs!!! I've already seen you but I'd like to show my brother how coooool you guys are :)
So are you planning to come to Germany this year?? Would be so nice :)
Thank you, there are talks of 2016 Germany, but nothing confirmed yet! News soon!
Massive fan of Toy Dolls!
Just have 2 short questions for you:
1.I recently created a band with a couple friends of mine from secondary (yr 8) and I just want to ask whether you have any tips on writing songs and such?
2.Any ideas of when the next Toy Dolls concert might be in London?
I'm crossing my fingers that my first concert will be A toy dolls one and so that's why I ask.
Currently showing my mates their first TDs song,
1. Think “Melody” it is paramount! And ENJOY! Don't get discouraged, if songwriting was easy loads more people would do it!
2. London, oh! Not sure just yet! Keep checking the tour dates!
Hi Olga, how are you doing?
I'm a huge fan of Toy Dolls, and I'd like to say you are a big inspiration for me and my band. I even used part of the name as a tribute. xD
I've just recorded a few songs, I wish you could listen to them and tell me what you think about =)
They are really short, so if you have just a couple of minutes I'd be really happy
I am fine thank you, I hope you are too.
Thank you for the links, I will get around to checking them over the next week or so!
when can we see you in Portugal?
Hi Ruben Elsa, I hope that Portugal will happen in 2016 at some point, we always have a wicked time there!
Nothing planned just yet, but its early days.
I've always believed the founding members were from Peterlee. Is this true?
Andrew hi, we are from Sunderland originally, I am from South Shields actually. We did play Peterlee a few times though!
I’m a girl from the Netherlands, my name is Lucija and I’m 16 years old.
My father was the lead singer from ‘’Boegies’’ a punk band from Groningen.
His name is Eddy, and he told me once that he went on a tour with you in the Netherlands.
My question is, did you liked it?
I’m a big fan of the Toy Dolls by the way.
Yeah, The Boegies were great, I remember the tour well, early 80’s!
Greetings to Eddy!
Hope to see you in Holland at some point!
Its Deccas sister (Shazza), I think this song is amazing. People thought it was in bad taste, however me and his other bandmates think it is geet funny, certainly anything but! None of us are offended by small minded people, who have slagged it off. This is Deccas true character, he is a lovable rogue and a very talented drummer who can still play drunk or sober. Thank you so much for doing this for him from Shazza and all Deccas family. Let us know when you are gigging locally and hopefully we can come and support you. I have also been watching Olga a cannot, which I immensely enjoyed. You are the best punk band I have seen, your singing and guitar talent is second to none.
All the best
Shazza Wade Brooks
Thank you for your kind words!
We love Decca! Send him our regards when you see him!
Hi Olga, I have a few questions for you. Some are about music, some not. Here we go.
1. What was your favourite TV show as a kid?
2. Have you noticed a change in the Toy Dolls sound over your career?
3. What were the circumstances surrounding you becoming a punk and starting the Toy Dolls?
1. As a kid, mmm, Dr Who I reckon.
2. Not really! I still cant sing
3. Oh, being bullied at school as a big contribution! Then hearing Slade, The Sweet, Suzi Quatro, the early Dr Feelgood, Pirates, Pistols, Sham 69, The Jam etc… the list is endless
Punk broke down loadsa musical snobbery, meant that even I could be a singer!
Hey Olga man!
I saw you guys come through San Francisco last year and you put on an amaazzziingggg show!!! I absolutely LOVE your band and would really like to see you guys play again! PLEASE tell me you will do a tour through the US before the inevitable!
Always a loyal fan,
Thank you, we did have a wicked time in San Francisco in 2014.
Not sure about return visits just yet, but who knows!
Thank you again
When you coming to the uk
Not sure just yet, we just recently toured the UK in 2013, twas very enjoyable too!
Hope to see ya next time around!
Hello my friend how hawe party when he be 40 years old how mutch take you private gig in Sweden. You are his housegoud….
You would need to speak with our management, their contact is at the top of the tour dates on www.thetoydolls.com
Hi. My boyfriend is a SUPERFAN, since a long time ago. He has a original cd that you gived him (He answered some questions in your site and won), never downloaded any music from internet and show the band for a lot peaple in Florianópolis.
I would like that you come back to Brasil for he take me on the show, because, now, i like you too. Please, come back !!! :)
We will be back, our management are working on it now, hopefully we will have news soon, we miss you lot in South America!
I'm almost 35 and I grew up with you guys thanks to my older brothers.
In my vinyl collection I even have an authentic single of Nellie the elephant, from 1984.
Now my question: I have seen on facebook that you are coming to Antwerp on the second of april, but I don't see any information about your concert on the site of TRIX or on the site where you should be able to get tickets: heartbreaktunes.com
Are you coming to Antwerp or is that not true and should I be very sad now?
Thanks any way (it should be great if you would answer this)
If you want, you can always make me happy by sending me a birthday card haha
That is on January 14th.
Have a great weekend!
Hi 35 year old Els!
Happy birthday for 14th January!
Yes, we are booked for Antwerp Trix for 2nd April!
I guess the Trix & Heartbreaktunes have been closed over the holidays, by the time you read this tickets should be available!
Is it true you guys are coming to Antwerp, Trix, April 2nd 2016 ?
I have seen this on facebook, but I can’t find it anywhere else.
Not on your website or on the Trix website.
When you guys are coming to Belgium are you planning on playing other gigs also ?
Can you help me out here ?
We are booked for Antwerp Trix for April 2nd, let me know if you have any problem getting tickets by the time you read this!
This is the only show in Belgium planned.
Hey Olga man!
You my hero I love playing music and you and your band are huge inspiration to me.
Wondering what kinf of pick you use? Don't see guitar players use it a whole lot...
Hope that's where its at. ;)
Thank you! It's a home made pick I use! Made from a normal pic with gaffa tape, so it clips on my finger, not so comfortable I can tell ya!
For solos in the studio I use a 5p (English coin)
Hi Olga, that’s one impressive list of live shows - looks like you’ve been almost everywhere…. except Canada. Come play in Toronto, I’ll take you boys down to have a peek at Niagara Falls.
If not I’ll have to come see you see you on one of your tours this year.
I really hope we can get the Canada at some point!
And we wanna see Niagra Fall and all!