SINGER/SONGWRITER TOBY TOBIAS
ACOUSTIC GUITAR • HARMONICA • VOCALS
Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Toby has immersed himself in many genres of American Music while never leaving behind his roots in the rhythms and melodies of his homeland. His keen ear for intuitive arrangements is a hallmark of his writing and performance, and he has garnered a strong following on Long Island and in the tri-state area.
Toby is a graduate of the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem, Israel. He performs as a solo artist, playing covers and originals.
Toby performs at theaters, clubs, colleges, conferences, festivals, libraries, and religious and community centers. Contact Toby below for pricing and availability.
JOURNEY FROM JOHANNESBURG
South African-born Toby Tobias shares his story of hope during a time of war and upheaval across three continents, from Johannesburg to Jerusalem... then here.
Toby shares the vivid tale of his life in South Africa under the rule of an apartheid government, then in an Israel on the brink of battle for it's own identity, before finding a home, and many stark parallels, in the United States of America.
JOURNEY FROM JOHANNESBURG performs at theaters, colleges, conferences, festivals, libraries, middle and high schools, and religious and community centers.
His inspiring story and original songs will enlighten, entertain and touch your heart. Come along on the Journey. Contact Toby below.
ONE MAN’S STRUGGLE TO FIND FREEDOM FOR THE REST OF US
JOURNEY FROM JOHANNESBURG
BY TOBY TOBIAS
THE TOBY TOBIAS ENSEMBLE
Under the direction of the South African-born guitarist and composer Toby Tobias, THE TOBY TOBIAS ENSEMBLE plays modern folk and jazz, influenced by funk and world rhythms. The fantastic arrangements and joyful, exhilarating sounds of the band inspire and entertain. THE TOBY TOBIAS ENSEMBLE performs in duo, trio and larger configurations, and includes several well-known New York-based musicians.
Performing members and guest performers of the Ensemble include:
Bill Titus, guitar & vocals
Cosmo Mallardi, bass & vocals
Andy Witt, drums
Damien Pacheco, trumpet
Jason Chapman, flugelhorn
Eric Miller, trombone
Michael Amendola, tenor saxophone
Dave Noyes, drums
Jeanne Bergsten, vocals
Akiva Wharton, percussion
Rodney Harris, drums
Mike Nugent, guitar
Jon Mele, drums
Mario Staiano, drums
Richie Guerrero, percussion
Ray Hauck, percussion
Trifon Dimitrov, Bass
Mike Leslie, bass
THE TOBY TOBIAS ENSEMBLE performs at theaters, clubs, colleges, conferences, festivals, libraries, and religious and community centers. Contact Toby below for pricing and availability.