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A philanthropic project



I am Eli Gestetner, Gabbi of Kahal Mekor Chaim, 

7 Valencia Dr in Monsey 

and friend, sponsor

and close council to Paul Toshner

This is a philanthropic project, one that promotes the

welfare of others, and is a love of humanity project on

various levels, and I have seen is always progressing.

Please read below, and contact me to discuss;

845 323 2631

I am looking to pull together fund raising partners, to help set up a new charity for the propagation of Pauls work in Senior Living homes and beyond, across the USA, simultaneously the spreading of love and peace.

Pauls work is rare, and much needed - please see the many responses in his live testimonial clips video below, and see some of the impact of his work.

I feel he deserving of support to simply keep Paul actively involved. Essentially this is due to the meager pay that facilities budget for. I wish to allow for a modest income for Paul to help support a normal family life, and to lift the load one member of full-time staff on bookings, as he continues to perform for seniors over great distances. 

His costs far outweigh the income generated, although the demand and need is hi. No way exists to bypass all program directors to the bosses or owners who determine these low wages, in return for what is uniquely appreciated in Pauls service. There are no people out there doing what he is doing, hence Paul gets the “maximum” wherever he goes, but that is still very low for what is a hi quality product in; tasking, maintenance, preparation, and set up time; these and more behind the scenes work, that people don't necessarily appreciate. It just doesn't pay what it should for the sake of what he does for the seniors.



* “Since Covid all the other entertainers don’t want to come back and they all now ask for $500 and we cant afford it, Paul has always performed his 2hr show with set up and strip down for $360, this is the most we ever paid any entertainer which udsually ranges from $150 to $200 max, but he works hard doing a great job.”

Courtney Corrosi

Activities director

Brightview Senior living, Maryland 

(410 567 0094)

Harmony in Savannah is a new customer for Paul and pays $175, which is $75 more than they pay any other entertainer. And this is the review they left:

"Such a great performance! Baby Tosh was energetic, inclusive, and so entertaining! Residents loved the interaction and the over all joy brought to the community. We can't wait to have him back!"

Elinor Lincoln

Activities director

Harmony at Savannah, Georgia

Paul has taken music as a therapy to a new level, every performance contributes to calmness, contributes to a degree of peace, contributes to the participants overall wellbeing. Paul has not only dedicated his life to his work, honed a repertoire and performance approaches, and proved himself with a variety of audiences, but developed top quality equipment systems to provide quality in every way. The results can be seen and heard. Paul performs in sickness and in health, from Jacksonville to Connecticut; doing all booking preparations, promotion, invoicing, video production, gear maintenance, videography work etc.

He needs something taken off his hands as soon as possible, and a little help to afford a more normal life in tandem.

I'm no multi millionaire, but I believe in the spread of Pauls work for it's own sake, to the extent that for the last few years in various ways I have offered support, and seen increased results; including, after seeing him travel so far in all weathers in a beat up Honda, I bought, for him to have full use of, a new full self driving Tesla (Paul sometimes sleeps in it). The kind of distances Paul now covers would be impossible without this self driving car (Paul mentions it in the video at the foot of this page.)

a helpful perspective:

Since Napster and then everything else on the internet, there has been a dumbing down allowing too wide a range of un-filtered product to reach many platforms. The end result being a lack of support systems, for this "old fashioned" type of artist. Someone like Paul would a long time ago have won an “artist development deal", to basically do what he has done; he is now booked far and wide and beyond his capacity to handle, in a realm where there is a great need, but without a decent wage.

Paul :

• Provides comfort 

• Provides hope

• Spreads joy

• Delivers spiritual content

• Has dedicated his life to it

• Is the only person doing what he does, and has a good 20 years performing still in him 

• Has his show and approach in a refined state of development.


I am looking for motivated individuals, who share the passion for spreading the goodness.

Contact me to discuss;

Eli Gestetner

845 323 2631


"Im glad I got to see you before I go" “I think you sound like Michael Bublay” “You’re an artist in your own right, you don’t remind me of anybody now but Paul Toshner” “You brought Sinatra back to life” "You are just incredibly creative" “More fantastic than Carnegie Hall” “You wrote most of these songs didn’t you? A very talented man you are!” “Above and beyond” “I like him the best, he’s got humor with his playing, the other ones are strait laced” “We’re not going to let you go.” “I’m a Frank Sinatra tribute act up in the North East, but your tone is just amazing” “You’re a really good frank Sinatra singer, you get his…. timing” “I think I’ve listened to that song a hundred times but that might be the first time I’ve actually heard it" “You love what you’re doing, that love comes out to all of us” “We say to hell with Bingo!” “You did a very good job with a smile, and that’s the way it is” “You were excellent, and I’m old enough to know cause I go back to Billy Eckstine and all them cats” “You sing with your whole body?” “He can play the piano thats for sure” "any song you play we've all experienced something" “Your free. Some people stick to things but your very fluid. You’re a real artist, as if u don’t know it!” “It’s my speed” "You don't know this but nobody leaves when you play, with the other entertainers people tiptoe out, with you they tiptoe in" “You are amongst those that keep the world alive”




“Fun show and great guy! Really got everyone singing and kept the energy up. He knows his stuff”

Joseph and Charles Fox

Fox Music HouseYamaha dealer Charleston

“Paul has been playing at our assisted living community for two years now and comes almost monthly to entertain, and entertain he does! He is interactive, exciting and even takes requests. He has been known to learn a song or two for our residents. He puts a fun spin on any song and clearly loves what he's doing. I highly suggest him!”

Courtney Corrosi

Activities director

Brightview Senior living, Maryland 

"Such a great performance! Baby Tosh was energetic, inclusive, and so entertaining! Residents loved the interaction and the over all joy brought to the community. We can't wait to have him back!"

Elinor Lincoln

Activities director

Harmony at Savannah, Georgia

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