Rocker is back with a brand new album

NRHNBE111210f1, Heanor rocker Phil Toones new Shywolf album.
NRHNBE111210f1, Heanor rocker Phil Toones new Shywolf album.

A ROCKER who works as a postman based at Eastwood’s Royal Mail sorting office is set to return with a new record.

Phil Toone’s group New Shywolf, which he founded in 1980, have released a new record called Back to the Fray.

Phil said: “It’s contemporary pop- rock. It’s not metal. Nowadays thrash is popular and swinging your head around.

“But back in my day you came away remembering the song and what I try and do is write a good rock song. I’m very old-fashioned in that sense.”

Singer and guitarist Phil is joined by Ali Sisson on drums and Holly Carter on keyboards.

Special guests Dawn Sharpe and Steve Littlewood contribute vocals as does Darren Travis, who also works at the sorting office as a delivery driver in the Langley Mill area.

The group plan to play charity gigs this year.

The original line-up of Shywolf toured the UK in the 1980s and even appeared on the then top TV music show The Old Grey Whistle Test.

Throughout his career, Phil worked alongside big names such as Thin Lizzy, Paul Young, Tom Robinson and Meatloaf.

He added: “Since the band split in 1985 I promised myself that one day I would return to the studio to re-record a CD with some of the most popular ShyWolf classics and some of my new material.

Back to the Fray is available from