66 East Concord Dr
I really like to connect with people with my art. But I do not see myself as someone who is paid to entertain.
I’m paid to let people watch and share in, if they choose, my therapy session at the piano.
I prefer to perform story songs*.
My favourite is Billy Joel, my second favourites are The Beatles and Prince, and I do a little bit of my own and some others for variety (Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and some light Opera- see song menu) - and I have written book on performance.
I am currently doing the rounds for my book promotion. I will be making the same concert / performances that I usually do, just mentioning that I have a book published and hopefully selling a few copies at the shows.
e.g.: Hotel California, Tangled Up in Blue, Shelter From the Storm, The Wind Beneath My Wings, The Gambler, Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, Jailhouse Rock, Mr Bojangles, My Way, One For the Road, When I'm 64, Norwegian Wood, My Life, A Day in The Life, The Fool On The Hill, Goodnight Saigon, Piano Man, I Go To Extremes, Scenes from an Italian Restaurant, Minnie The Moocher, Mary Poppins, Suzanne, PLUS a couple of my own (which sometimes go down the best of all).
An invaluable tool for anyone and everyone in the entertainment industry. You will gain insight and inspiration from this important work.
-Yechiel Spero. Author
An instruction manual about how to do a good performance, it speaks to me. Very well written thoughtful stuff, fascinating.
-Avraham Rosenblum, The Diaspora Yeshiva band
Join Scottish songwriter/singer
Memoirs and insights
on the intimate performance of song
from a real-life Piano Man.
Story songs of the week
Originals of the week
Instrumentals of the week
“The very embodiment of the term Crooner. Knows his way round the ivories better than most, with an unbeatable repertoire of originals Classics to keep you entertained."
Island Records artist
"He sports a white fedora, speaks in a distinctive Scottish accent. With a friendly, bubbly personality that lights up the room and makes everyone feel welcome."
"Ready for live entertainment, but not sure how to do it with social distancing? Our friend, Paul Toshner has mastered it with wonderful all-around entertainment.
Check out his recent show!
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Nechama Cox, Baltimore
"Really good solid organic original material,
it has to be experienced live, they’re not simple in terms of structure nor in terms of emotional content."
-Miguel Cavazos, session drummer, LA
Thank you 😎
THE PAUL TOSHNER
singing and piano
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My show has a blend of variety in dynamic and material.
I sing and play piano in an acoustic way, and with microphones in the grand piano going to a looper pedal.
New York, Connecticut, Washington, Baltimore