Toby Shaer is an up and coming folk musician from Leigh-on-sea. He is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer who has worked and shared stages with some of the finest musicians in the folk/country music scenes.
Toby played music from an early age, picking up Flutes and Whistles at the age of 7 and Fiddle when 12 years old. He began his first band at the age of 14 fusing Irish tunes with Jazz, Rock, Reggae etc. The Toby Shaer band continues to gig with a long list of different resident and session musicians.
He has worked with several bands over the years, the most recent being renown Scottish fiddler John McCusker on his 25th Anniversary Tour, BBC Horizon award winner 2016 Sam Kelly with this band The Lost Boys and celebrated Irish Songstress Cara Dillon
Despite his age, Toby has already performed around the world at some of the most prestigious venues, including The Sydney Opera House, The Kennedy Centre and The Royal Albert Hall. He has also performed with numerous musicians from a wide variety of musical backgrounds from celebrated Scottish Hero Dougie Maclean to outstanding Blur guitarist Graham Coxon.
2019 brings more touring with Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys, Cara Dillon and new music with Heidi Talbot. This work will take him all over the globe with tours in Canada and China. In addition, Toby is joining the staff of our Saturday Songwriting School to share his wealth of experience as a touring musician and songwriter. Click the link below to find out more about the School.