Toy Shop

1982 - 1984
Paul Klein (vocal guitar keys) / Philip Walsh (keyboards)

Initially a minimal/synthpop-based solo project for Leeds vocalist, keyboardist & guitarist Paul Klein. He released the single 'The Maze/Live Wires Kill' in 1981 before moving to Sheffield and teaming up with Oldham born keyboardist Philip Walsh in 1982. Their first gig together was in the Star/Webster's inaugural Battle Of The Bands competition in May of that year - they went on to win the competition and courted attention from major record labels for a while afterwards.

The guys played a handful of gigs including supports to Dead Or Alive, Flock Of Seagulls, Nico and Dr Feelgood. Eventually signing to Towerbell Records they recorded 4 songs but only 2 were ever released - this was the single 'Attack Decade/Never Trust A Stranger' which came out in 1984. After Towerbell's decision not to take up options on their contract Paul & Phil drifted apart and Paul once again recorded solo. He released a single 'Give Me Lip-Lock I Love You' in 1986 before moving on to other projects.