Toy Dolls North Shore Sunderland 2nd Nov 2013

Toy Dolls North Shore Sunderland 2nd Nov 2013
toydollstixLast night mackem heroes the Toy Dolls made a long awaited return to Sunderland to play a concert in local venue North Shore. Its 30 years since they last graced a stage here, when they played a gig at the much missed Old 29 in 1983. As you might imagine, anticipation was high for last night’s homecoming, with tickets selling out in a day or so. North Shore (previously known as Manor Quay, or Close Encounters, or The Boilermakers Club, depending upon which era you are from) is a club venue which now plays host to the events of Sunderland University Students Union. But last night it was packed to the walls with punks young and old who had come to see the return of Olga and the Toy Dolls. toydollsbadge Well Olga and the guys didn’t let us down, and played a blistering, crazy set of their fast punk anthems, which chronicle Olga’s life and tales from mackem legend, including Cloughy Is a Bootboy!; Dougy Giro; Dirty Doreen; Spiders In The Dressing Room; The Ashbrooke Launderette; Olga… I Cannot; Tommy Kowey’s Car; Queen Alexandra Road Is Where She Said She’d Be, but Was She There to Meet Me… No Chance; Harry Cross (A Tribute to Edna); hit single Nellie the Elephant. Fine stuff, great fun.  The vibe of the night was friendly good hearted fun, with the crowd singing along to every word, and Olga running back and forth across the stage, chopping away at his Telecaster. Old friendships were renewed, and a good time was well and truly had by all.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by ernie algar on November 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    better than ever ernie


  2. Posted by ernie algar on November 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    better than ever wooooooow


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