TOYZ was a short-lived Canadian Hard Rock band formed in Toronto at the tail end of the 1980s by the exceptionally talented Vaccaro brothers, Aldo & Sam. Sam provided the drums whilst Aldo was the guitar hero in residence.
After adding former BILLY SHEEHAN BAND, CHAIN REACTION & TALAS vocalist Phil Naro, the trio recorded their self-titled five song Mini LP which was released on the Amapro Productions label.
Much sought after by collectors nowadays, the record's sound was a mixture of Hard Rock & AOR which stood out from the crowd courtesy of the band's songwriting prowess & Aldo Vaccaro's unique guitar style.
Naro moved on to work with artists such as LEE AARON, PETER CRISS & LOU GRAMM, and recorded albums with MARK St JOHN PROJECT, THE PHIL & JOHN SHOW, 24K, CORVUS STONE, BACKHAND, DDRIVE, GOWAN, DRUCKFARBEN.
The brothers Vaccaro set up their own studio and produced up & coming new artists, with Aldo also teaching guitar and releasing tutorial videos.
Both are currently members of SYMPHONIC SPIRIT, with Sam also playing alongside American guitarist Ron Pine in Mr. FINCH.
Aldo Vaccaro: guitar, bass, keyboards
Phil Naro: vocals and all background vocals
Sam Vaccaro: drums
Produced and co-engineered by Sam Vaccaro and Toyz
Mixed and engineered by Andy Glembus