Biography

BIO

Lloyd Tosoff, Author & Songwriter

Author and Songwriter Lloyd Tosoff is a multi-faceted artist and natural born storyteller. His passion for songwriting began listening to his heroes Kristofferson and Lightfoot where his appreciation of thoughtful lyric writing has its roots. After penning a Canadian country chart maker in 1981 and years of performing live, Lloyd settled into a business career supporting his family.

Lloyd transitioned from his role as an accomplished chief executive in an award winning company that he was instrumental in building to pursuing his love of the written word in 2009. His first novel “The Consultant” written under a pen name reached #2 in Kindle Crime Fiction in the UK. Since then he has written several novels and business books including “Escape from Konigsberg” set in the war theatre of WWII and based on a true story of love, loss and hope.

He is working on a new writing project that extends his first novel into a three part action thriller series about a naïve accountant who pits his intellect against the ruthless Scottish mob after he is set up as a patsy for a murder he did not commit. The first in the series is expected to be released in December 2017.

In 2014 Lloyd returned to his first love of country music, writing and recording a progressive country album produced by his brother Ted Tosoff. "Road To Somewhere" released in 2016 has been played extensively on country radio in Europe and Australia.

"Win, Draw or Lose" is Lloyd's second album which he released in fall 2017. Produced by award winning producer and multi-instrumentalist John Ellis, it is a collection of eight songs that reflect the timeless authenticity of country music from the 70s and the lost art of Nashville story-telling.

As a student of the Creative Writing program at the University of Toronto Lloyd completed the study of advanced screenwriting in 2013. His formal study has been an invaluable tool in creating the gripping narrative and interesting character development that consistently results in readers who give 5 star reviews to his work. .

Lloyd wrote the lyrics for final runner up in the 2017 Canadian Songwriting Competition jazz vocal category, “Living in the Past” co-written by Ted Tosoff and Amanda Tosoff on her Juno nominated album, WORDS.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

- Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/Lloyd_Tosoff/)

- YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_Qtxxh60m2hccC4oc1WX1A)

- Google+ (https://plus.google.com/101004153275163586966)

- LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lloyd-tosoff-585542122/)

-Twitter https://twitter.com/Words__music

- Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/LloydTosoffSongwriter/

Listen to Lloyd’s music on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/lloyd-tosoff-songwriter and on Reverbnation

Find out more about Lloyd Tosoff at LloydTosoff.com.

Contact Lloyd email at lloydtosoff@gmail.com.


TESTIMONIALS

Songwriting

“Friends, this guy's got it, he just ain't been discovered yet. " ~ Gary Gentry, Nashville songwriter who wrote many top country hits including the BMI double millionaire awarded "The Ride" by David Allan Coe and "The Corvette Song" by George Jones.

“Great song, good story, well done. In the Braddock league.” Gary Gentry referring to Lloyd’s Classic country song “One Shot at a Time” (from Win, Draw or Lose).

Referring to Lloyd’s song, “Beyond The Shadow of a Doubt” (from Road To Somewhere) ~ “Lots of writers hope to write one this good someday”. ~ Elaine Nash, former Nashville publicist for Neil Young, Reba, and many more major country artists.

“It’s obvious you’re very talented and have a true penchant for writing songs. Honor to listen to your music.” ~ Chris Gantry, Nashville songwriter wrote the BMI double millionaire awarded "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife” by Glen Campbell and many others.

“Thoughtful and intelligent lyrics capture feelings and conjure up imagery that offer the listener insight into their own experiences on life’s journey". ~ Music industry veteran, Brian Wadsworth

Referring to Lloyd’s debut album “Road To Somewhere” ~ “Awesome musicianship, songwriting, production, lyrics, vocals. Also, impeccable sonic fidelity.” ~ Ray Roper, musician, singer and songwriter who wrote and sang the #1 worldwide hit “I Will Still Love You” by Stonebolt.

“Lloyd, you are one of the most talented writers that I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with.” ~ TJ Hurst, President of Mid South Music Records, Memphis

“Lloyd, I love your album (Road To Somewhere). I have it in my car and every time I listen to it, I hear another phrase that stands out that particular day.” ~ Fan

“The lyrics I must say, are miles better than most writers are putting out today!” ~ Fan

Referring to Lloyd’s song “Beyond The Shadow of a Doubt” (from Road To Somewhere) ~ “I have walked the road between a sinner and a saint, nearly gave up what I am in exchange for what I ain’t”….”great line thanks Lloyd!..Great song!!” ~ Fan

“What struck me with all of the tracks actually were the stories/ lyrics. The whole production value caught me off guard. It's as good as any out there! Deep Fried, Double Wide (from Road To Somewhere) is a blistering comment on the establishment and the effects of big business. Love it all Lloyd ya'll done good” ~ Fan

“Bought the album Road To Somewhere and it truly is an outstanding achievement The track "Rose Was Her Name"(from Road To Somewhere) rocks !” ~ Fan


READER REVIEWS

Novels

Cody A Walsh – Bond like swagger
*****
A thrilling page turner. Who would have thought a book about an accountant could have so much action, adventure, love and bond like swagger. The creativity in plot and character development kept me up way too late as I took on yet another chapter. It will not disappoint and has all the elements of a good read. I would certainly recommend it.

Baja Alan – Exciting, very well written books that you will not be able to put down.
*****
I love this set of books! I was skeptical at first because it is two novels in one book but once I started reading “Point of Return” I could not put it down. I read Clive Cussler, Kellerman, Grisham and others and I found myself wanting more books from Lloyd Tosoff.

Megan Lauer – Fantastic!
*****
This two novel set is very well written and keeps the reader interested and entertained. I really enjoyed reading both novels and look forward to reading more from the author.

Pat O’Meara – Recommended read
*****
This double novel “Point of Return” and “Vanquished” has all the components required for a captivating, suspenseful and thrilling read. A great setting and story line, skillfully woven plot, good mix of dialogue and narrative, action galore and a diverse bunch of colorful characters, both good and evil.

Laylie Gold
*****
Didn’t know what to expect from this novel but I can tell you I was blown away after reading it. I now prefer this author over Dan Brown and Tom Clancy. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes their heart pounding while they read. I just could not put this book down.
Loved cheering for the underdog Ian MacLeod. Hope Tosoff continues the series with more Ian MacLeod adventures. Overall superb writing. Five Stars!

John Ellis
"One of the best traditional country songwriters I've ever worked with. The younger generation could really benefit from giving his work a listen. He's the real deal."
~ John Ellis, producer