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How Low

We’re working on a new song, called “How Low”, written by all of us.

It’s a monster at nearly seven minutes long and right now it sounds like our best song ever.

Toy is a female fronted five-piece band playing chilled out music

The band are Jakub (lead guitar), Rachel (vocals and guitar), Vadim (keyboard), Beatrice (drums) and Simon (bass guitar), all are from around the area of Reading in the UK.

Influences include Massive Attack, Portishead, and Zero 7.

Thanks to all our friends who came to see us tonight, it was most enjoyable.

We played the following songs

  • Mountains ‘o Things – Tracy Chapman
  • Then You Came to Call – Toy
  • Dakota – Stereophonics

You can find us here this Friday 20th May from 8pm at

The White Horse, 9 Kidmore End Road, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8SD  Tel:  0118 947 3741

See you if we see you!


Here we are at the Artsbar on Sunday 3rd April 2011.

We played 2 sets for a  small audience but as always, we had a good time and enjoyed listening to others.

1st Set

  • Steady Yourself (Toy)
  • Hit (Toy)
  • Dakota (Stereophonics)

2nd Set

  • Soon (Toy)
  • Circle of Steel (Toy)
  • Walls (Toy)

This evening we are one week away from our second Artsbar appearance. We’re working on an all new set, and still redesigning one song in particular, that now has 26 time signature changes!

Simon put it well last night; we are having a “purple patch”.

Since the start of the year we’ve been riding a prolific wave of creativity, working out no less than SIX brand new shiny songs AND we have a new melody simmering on the hob too, hungry for lyrics  (to be continued…!)

We’re planning to include Steady Yourself and Hit in our next public performance.

Artsbar is in the Cantley Lodge Hotel – Wokingham


We had a great post-open mic session, freed from rehearsing for a little while, we worked on completing new song “Soon” and started out on a brand new song “Hit”.