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Short résumé

Living and working across the USA Paul, originally from Scotland, has built a unique variety show. 

He started life as a musician playing in an up-market shopping center in Glasgow, Scotland and local hotel piano bars, he then got to cover the piano job for a friend at Mickeys Pizza in Denmark. From there he went on to piano bars in ski resorts in Klosters and St. Moritz, Switzerland. Followed by two residencies in London West End hotel piano bars before coming to the US. He has performed throughout Europe and the U.S. touring as a soloist.​​​​

With the faithful spin on popular songs; Paul is uniquely talented as a player, artist, performer and especially engaging with his audience. Paul delivers subtle messages of faith that go deep into the hearts of his audience, all be it them not being cognizant of that delivery, as evident at the end of every performance new spirit has been blown into the old bones, and it just gladdens my heart to watch the smiles on the faces of the audience as they take leave of him. You never heard anything like it in your naturals; melody, feeling, pathos, my boy never puts a tonsil wrong.

Alan Gestetner

Pauls Booking manager

alan@babytosh.com

"I take pride in being dedicated to a craft that brings joy, ​and with the right material; brings a deeper peace than without, awakens the conscience, arouses compassion, and perhaps most importantly gives people a moment of respite in our so violent world.

With eternal thanks to G-d, my parents, my Rov Eli, Mesoud and Libby, and everyone who enjoys me sharing,"

Kindest Regards

Paul Avrohom (Baby) Toshner

paul@babytosh.com​

A LITTLE HISTORY

SCOTLAND

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Baby, Baby Tosh 😁

in Avimore

New York, Washington, Nashville, Florida, Maryland, Georgia, Florida, London

Bastille Taverne Glasgow with Rich on drums

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Princess Square Glasgow

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LONDON

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“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."

Alex Clare

Island Records artist

LONDON HOTEL 1

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Westfield shopping centre Shepherd's bush London.

With Dr Khoo. Photo of the moment Dr Khoo and his wife picked me up for what was to be a three year stint at

The Corus Hyde Park.

"Bar sales are way up whenever Paul plays. A quality style. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a reference"

-Andrew Hollett. GM Corus Hyde Park.

(now GM Kettering park hotel)

andrewhollett@ketteringparkhotel.co.uk

at the time PAUL was resident entertainer

 four hours a night for nights a week for three years.

now GM at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa

T: 01536 416666

E: reception@ketteringparkhotel.co.uk

AT THE CORUS HYDE PARK LONDON

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LONDON HOTEL 2

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DANUBIOUS REGENTS PARK LONDON

"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."

simon.mclaughlin@hikensington.co.uk

Operations Manager, 2014

Danubious Regents Park London

LONDON 3

AT MCDONALDS BRENT CROSS LONDON

before the Corus hotel

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McDonalds Gran TorinoPaul Toshner
00:00 / 03:14

BALTIMORE MD, USA

"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."

-Baltimore Jewish Times

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He speaks in a distinctive Scottish accent and sings as though he’s auditioning for a place in the Rat Pack.

He’s Paul Avrom Toshner.

A classically trained and jazz singer, Paul lives in Pikesville but was born and raised in the city of Glasgow. His professional career began in the Danish city of Aarhus, when an acquaintance asked him to cover his gig as a performer in a hotel for a month. From there, an agent got him jobs playing at the bars of Swiss ski resorts. He went on to take his performances all over the United Kingdom, including London, Manchester, Blackpool and, of course, his native Scotland. 

In the course of his adventures, Paul eventually crossed paths with a Dr. Tan Sri Khoo, he says. A major shareholder and chairman of a British textile company, Khoo became his major patron and pushed him into the musical genre that would become his staple.

Khoo happened to be a great fan of Sinatra. He said he finds American audiences enthusiastic about his repertoire in general — which is what influenced him to relocate to the US three years ago.

“[The British] were great, they’d say, ‘Oh, it’s great, mate. Do you want a drink? Can you play Wonderwall by Oasis?’ But the Americans would be like, ‘Hey, man. Do you know Bob Dylan? Here’s 20 pounds.’ They would tip,” he explains. The fact that American audiences seemed more emotionally invested in his performances helped to sway him as well. 

With a friendly, bubbly personality that lights up the room and makes everyone feel welcome, Paul is known for his distinctly off-beat style and an almost mystical relationship with his music.

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"Good evening everyone. Thank you for coming tonight. Our guest musician tonight, is Paul Toshner Known by his stage name of baby Tosh Paul is from Scotland originally. He delivers piano and vocal performances; blending jazz, classical and live looping versions of the 1970's singer songwriters (Neil Diamond, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Bette Midlar, Leonard Cohen, Carol King, and some of the Sinatra song writers)….as well as his own compositions. Paul started life as a musician playing in an up-market shopping center in Glasgow, Scotland and local hotel piano bars, then he got to cover for a job in Denmark for a friend who couldn't make it. From there he went on to piano bars in ski resorts in Klosters and St. Moritz, Switzerland. Followed by two residencies in London West End hotel piano bars before coming to the US. He has performed in Europe and throughout the U.S. touring as a soloist. So without further ado, I'd like to introduce to you baby Tosh"

Introduction taken from Maryland concert 2023

 

SWITZERLAND

The Crystal, St Moritz

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The Chesa Grischuna Klosters

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Klosters private function

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Café des Art's with the Davidoff trio Basil

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SPAIN

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