The Toy Dolls (UK), The Dandifieds (BUT)
Slated by the British music press for being a joke ‘one hit wonder’ band and being on par with The Tweets, The Grumbleweeds, The Barron Knights and The Wurzels, here we are after 40 years, 13 studio albums, dozens of ‘best of' albums, live albums, box sets and, more importantly, the 40 years of constant worldwide live tours, shows and festivals, playing to packed houses from Buenos Aires to Budapest. Strangely enough, the band are not influenced by any of the above mentioned acts! The band's main man, lead singer / guitarist and songwriter Michael 'Olga' Algar (recognized throughout the world as one of the best punk guitar players around by fans a musicians alike) states his influences as Mick Green (The Pirates), Wilko Johnson and Chuck Berry, alongside The Jam, The Sweet and Slade.
Olga has guested on numerous artist's albums, written and produced songs for bands, TV shows and TV ads, and The Toy Dolls have had their music used in films, Play Station games, and incidental TV music throughout the world.
4. November 2022 20:00 Uhr