My name is Paul Avrom Toshner; 

I’m a songwriter/singer from Scotland. 


I was born 1968 in “The Victoria Infirmary” Glasgow.

I have been a resort and lounge act in Swiss ski resorts, Synagogue halls, hotel lounges in the west end of London (one of them was for four hours a night four nights a week for three years). I have recently been a concert act in American hotels and care homes. My act consist of lyric based song and a bit of daft chat. I took classical voice lessons for three years with Lide De Rosa, and piano with Jim McDowall in the West end of Glasgow


I dream music. Probably because my subconscious is exposed to a lot of playing, I then take the melodies and shape songs and structures and evolve them. I love the process. While building my calendar well here for live work, after getting married in NY and moving to Baltimore - Covid came along but it gave me the chance to catalogue my songs which I have been performed live for many years, some of which are gathered here now

There is definitely some spiritual thing in what I do, being of the Jewish faith, that mind set is revealed in pieces, I'm a “Jewish singer/songwriter” after all (like an Italian chef).

As well as being prepared in the performance of, having honed and developed these pieces, I am hopeful and confident in the selection and that it can have some impact.


These are all originals and I DO play covers, but in an original way. Don’t expect to hear a song the way you knew it 😜. 

For people having a Zoom event I have a featured serenade spot and a variety of services to offer.


My influences include: Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Billy Joel, Mahler, Frank Sinatra, Pavarotti, Elton John, and of course The Beatles.

Please feel free to contact me:




"Words rarely can apologise, words often can harm"

-Paul Toshner

“Excellence is in the turn.”

-Paul Toshner

“Of things I’d rather keep in silence I must sing.”

-Countess of Dis

"A man has to serve his talent, but not at the cost of his principles".

-Mesoud Benasuly

“May your needs and wants find harmony in your will.”

-Paul Toshner


“The power of inception that led to a song

-Mesoud Benasuly

“There are easier and more difficult truths in life.”

-Paul Toshner


It’s not about meeting “the best person”, it’s meeting the best of a person.”

-Paul Toshner


“The best apology comes a day late!”

-Paul Toshner

“If you don’t want to look at yourself, don't expect other people to look at you!”

-Paul Toshner

"Simply put, an invitation to share in the gemora with someone, is to share in truth with someone, to share in perfection, to share in happiness. I have never enjoyed being wrong so much, it is the ultimate in the middle road, and so affords the greatest dynamic potential - what a conversation to be part of. It is also a most essential exercise for people who they feel they can not risk real dialogue"

-Paul Toshner

"The Chofetz Chaim also knew well the need for compensation for domestic words"

i.e. he was well aware, but his laws are universal.

-Paul Toshner

I used to perform in London west end hotels 4hrs a night 4 nights a week for three years



Andrew Hollett GM

E: reception@ketteringparkhotel.co.uk

“Bar sales are way up on the previous years when Paul was not here. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a reference ”

Corus Hyde Park 2013

now GM at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa

T: 01536 416666


Simon McLaughlin OM


"Paul has been performing for a number of years in various hotels in London I have been running. He is an all round entertainer, has shown great engagement and is willing to go that extra mile for customers and you as a client.“

Operations Manager, 2014

Danubious Regents Park London

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