Life Is Grand Baby - Pianist / Singer | Baltimore, Maryland

(3 Reviews)5.0
Country: United States
Based In: Baltimore, Maryland
From: $350
“A jazzy arty performer and a bit of a showman... Paul is an all round entertainer: speaker, piano looper and singer. He took classical voice lessons for three years with Lidea De Rosa, and piano with Jim McDowall in Glasgow. The rest he picked up on the road.
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“Covid regardless, after a long performance schedule in 2021 Paul has his act together, with a nice variety show. Paul is an all-around troubadour and entertainer, a jazzy arty performer, and a bit of a showman. Paul is currently booked to perform across the USA for intimate venue recitals, private events and various assisted living facility groups. He writes his own songs, and likes to do jazzy cover interpretations as well. Paul usually gives away 10 signed copies of his book at the end of a show. Come see a singer / songwriter and one of the last of the saloon singer / piano men."
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Set-List

Billy Joel - The Beatles - Bob Dylan - Frank Sinatra - Shakespeare - Danny Kaye. Opera adaptations, originals, and a bit of chat.

Biography

PIANO was my first love at about 9 and then their was a big gap until I was a teenager dating a girl called Helen, then I met Paul Taylor who showed me chords and then I went to Jim McDowal for lessons.
SINGING came later at about 25. My girlfriend Sharron introduced me to a voice coach Lidea De Rosa. I was classically trained by her, and in my set I perform some opera but with original lyric adaptations.

Reviews     (3 Reviews)

Life Is Grand Baby - Pianist / Singer - Baltimore, Maryland Event Location: Baltimore Event Type: Concert 13th September 2019
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 texti ...
Reviewed by: Baltimore Jewish Times
Life Is Grand Baby - Pianist / Singer - Baltimore, Maryland Event Location: Golders Green Event Type: Concert in London 11th March 2016
“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."
Reviewed by: Alex Clare, Island Records artis
Life Is Grand Baby - Pianist / Singer - Baltimore, Maryland Event Location: Corus Hotel Hyde Park London Event Type: Lounge act 11th February 2014
“Bar sales are way up on the previous years when Paul was not here. Please do not hesitate to contact me for a reference ” Now GM at Kettering Park T: 01536 416666 E: reception@ketteringparkhotel.co.uk
Reviewed by: Andrew Hollett GM

Experience

As a lounge act, I got a break from the Chairman of the group in London where I ended up with a contract for four hours a night four nights a week for three years in The Corus Hotel Hyde Park. I was also resident at The Danubious Regents park. I got married and moved to the USA where I do a concert act now, employing the repertoire I honed in London

Previous Clients

Many of my clients, past and present can be seen on my web site.

Suitable for

Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Casinos Christmas Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Corporate Event Dinner Party Jewish Wedding Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Trade Show / Exhibitions


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