Box of Toys

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Box of Toys
Origin UK
Genres New wave, synthpop
Years active 1982–1984
Labels Inevitable Records
Past members Brian Atherton
Andy Redhead
Phil Martin
Roy Campbell

Box of Toys were a short-lived British new wave band, consisting of members Brian Atherton (lead vocals and keyboards), Andy Redhead (drums and guitar), Phil Martin (sax, keyboards and vocals), and Roy Campbell (bass and vocals). They released two singles, "I'm Thinking of You Now" in 1983, and "Precious Is the Pearl" in 1984.


Box of Toys were formed around the breakup of A Select Committee (active from 1981–83), a powerpop band consisting of members Brian Jones, Tim Lees, Steve Downey, Phil Martin and Andy Redhead.[1][2] Two members from that band, Redhead and Martin, then teamed up with Roy Campbell and Brian Atherton to form Box of Toys. Before releasing any material, the quartet recorded a session with John Peel in April 1983. The band then released two singles, "I'm Thinking of You Now" (b/w "Old Man Rome") in August 1983, and "Precious Is the Pearl" (b/w "It Goes Without Saying" and "When Daylight Is Over") in 1984. The band ultimately split in late 1984, and its members went their separate ways. Andy Redhead formed the band 3D, with Johnny 'Riff' Reynolds and Brian Rawlins. Brian Atherton went on to form The Light.[3]



  • 1983: "I'm Thinking of You Now"
  • 1984: "Precious Is the Pearl"


  1. ^ "Box Of Toys – Discover music, videos, concerts, stats, & pictures at". 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  2. ^ mij (2004-02-26). "music...isms: Box of Toys - 3D - The Light (1982-1986)". Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Burning Flame: Box Of Toys". 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2012-06-26.