If you work in or have family in a care home please reach out to me with contact details and I can reach out to them and see if they want entertainment.

“The very embodiment of the term Crooner. 

Knows his way round the ivories better than most, with an unbeatable repertoire of Classics and originals to keep you entertained."

Alex Clare

Island Records artist

"He sports a white fedora in addition to his kippah, speaks in a distinctive Scottish accent (except when he’s pretending to be French). With a friendly, bubbly personality that lights up the room and makes everyone feel welcome, Pinny is known for his distinctly off-beat style and an almost mystical relationship with his music.

Baltimore Jewish Times

Virtual Show

Lyric based song, melody, voice, piano and a bit of chat:

Covers and originals.

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Dear assisted living homes

 

Because of what is happening I’m keen to still perform for the residents who are struggling to get outside. If you work in or have family in a care home please reach out to me with contact details for someone to see if we can organise a virtual concert. I have easy to follow instructions for any technical enquiries, looking forwards to meeting you “virtually”.

It's been really nice to get the opportunity to sing for all the lovely people I've been meeting along the way, and over the last year in Baltimore, and for all the different groups; Sunrise, Brightview, Tudor Heights, Sterling Care, King David (references below).

 

But now I'm stuck at home, and they're stuck in their room - what are we gonna do!?

 

I'm going to sing songs in a Zoom chat room.

Log in by pressing "Virtual Show" here on the web site.

And if you know anyone in a nursing home / assisted living facility in America, Canada, UK or Australia, please let them see my web site - and cheer everybody up, and give me something to do!

But seriously in these harsh and sad times it's extra hard for the people stuck in the rooms in the nursing homes that I used to visit. For the ones not even allowed to congregate in activity rooms, it must be torturous. I am told the residents are not so tech savvy but I certainly hope the administrators will consider finding a way to get laptops or piped TV into their rooms for some familiar entertainment and connection to people who have come round such as myself.

TECH SPECK

People need only be slightly "tech savvy”, the Zoom app it is very user friendly - big buttons.

I have laid out a simple instruction page for activity directors or anyone who needs it.​

NURSING HOME DIRECTORS

If you are a nursing home director you can perhaps instruct that the residents get help in opening up either a zoom room for the interactive experience, or just that you can stream throughout all the TV’s in the facility – you will be doing a great kindness.

TAG & SHARE

Help me help those who are so restricted at this time, please tag or share to anyone connected to a facility.

WHY MR PIANO MAN

Titled after two Jewish singer songwriters I’m inspired by and requested a lot of Bob Dylan; "Mr Tambourine Man" and Billy Joel, the "Piano Man"

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It was about a year ago I started building up my bookings in Baltimore, I got the clients, scheduled dates, regulars etc. Before that I was a resident act four hours a night, four nights a week, for three years in London West end hotels: Danubious Regents Park, and Corus Hyde Park. 

Grateful and complimented to be of service. 

Kind regards

Paul

1. Email me to set up a slot or send in advance resident song requests or dedications  

    song menus below

    paultoshnersong@gmail.com  

2. CLICK TO TUNE IN

The "Zoom" app is very user friendly, 

but I have laid out a simple instruction page for activity directors or anyone who wants it. 

Please email me 

as required

Covers

FROM the LIVE show

in THE virtual SHOW

Originals

CLIENT REFERENCES

Brightview Rolling Hills

Buna Cumbie

bcumbie@bvsl.net

Brightview Catonsville

Ingrid

iriseley@bvsl.net

STERLING CARE

Edda Walton 

EWalton@sterlingcarehealth.com

TUDOR HEIGHTS

Daniel Giller 

DGiller@tudorheights.com

FOUNTAINVIEW - New York / Monsey

Keren Shulemen

kschulman@fountainview.org

LLANFARE CARE - New York / NJ

Rudi Sternschein

rsternschein@llanfaircc.com

Brightview Falls Grove

Anne

aanderson@bvsl.net

Brightview White Marsh

Beth

blauf@bvsl.net

Ellicott City 50+ Center

Felicia Stein

fstein@howardcountymd.gov

KING DAVID

Dayna Schrier  

dschrier@kingdavidrehab.com

SUNRISE SENIOR LIVING

Porsher Page 

Pikesville.AVC2@sunriseseniorliving.com

PRESStimonial

FROM THE BALTIMORE JEWISH TIMES

 

He sports a white fedora in addition to his kippah, speaks in a

distinctive Scottish accent (except when he’s pretending to be

French), and sings as though he’s auditioning for a place in the

Rat Pack. He’s Paul Avrom Toshner. A classically trained 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. He soon became quite

enthusiastic of the associated benefits. 

“When they first gave me the check, I giggled, that you get paid for doing that."

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.

Paul currently describes himself as a crooner. 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 "Tangled up in blue" by 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.

“I have songs, a handful of my own songs, that I dreamt the melodies of,” he says. “I played so much that… you would dream music. The same as you would dream a dream: Something you can see.” JT

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