Danish late 80's duo band from Helsingør (Elsinore).
Toys of Joy, brilliant danish westcoast pop…
Toys of Joy started back in 1989 under the bandname “Dont Mention The War”. This was a musical workshop for a bunch of musicians from Elsinore (hometown of west coast music in Denmark).
In this workshop the singer Henrik Launbjerg played together with the guitarplayer Hans Henrik Egestorp. They started working on some demomaterial that Henrik Launbjerg had written. With this Henrik Launbjerg got signed to a label. Under the recording process Henrik Launbjerg song on some material written by Hans Henrik Launbjerg and this was the beginning of Toys of Joy.
In 1990 the first single “When The Rain Falls” released and was followed up by the album “One Of These Days”. The album did´nt get a big commercial succes, but is today getting a lot of interest, especially from the international market. Toys of Joy is a very melodic in their songwriting on this album, so take a closer look on this – you won´t regret it!
In the spring of 1995 Toys of Joy released their second album “Still Be”. This album is more “down to basic” and is recorded more like a bandproject than a studioproject. “Still Be” was a bigger commercial succes, maybe... Read More|
... because that Henrik Launbjerg´s voice is really in focus on this album. He has always been called “The Danish Don Henley” and on “Still Be” you really can hear this.
After the first 2 releases Toys of Joy has changed their name to Tois and also got a new member Morten Bolvig, who played keyboard on the first albums. With Tois they recorded songs to the next album, but the recording sessions did not end in any albumrelease. Tois has 3 cd-singles releases “Back To Life”, “Kinda Funky” & “Every Road”.
Late 2001 the band stopped and the leadsinger Henrik Launbjerg focused on his solo career.