Ashley Tobias T O B I was born on an Army base in Arizona, raised in New Jersey, but found her home in Astoria, Queens. She earned her BFA from Montclair State University and made her off-Broadway debut in Freckleface The Musical, based on the New York Times bestselling book by Julianne Moore. She toured internationally in the cast of Green Day's American Idiot, and has shared the stage with Green Day, The Hives, Danzig, Die Antwoord, Flogging Molly, and Linkin Park.
She has provided live backup vocals for Rachel Platten, Andy Grammer, Gogol Bordello, and Kelly Rowland. Her vocals can also be heard on the soundtrack to Fox Search Light's Motion Picture, Patti Cake$.
T O B I currently tours with Gogol Bordello as a singer, dancer, and percussionist. She appears as a guest vocalist on "Did It All", the first track off Gogol's 2017 album Seekers and Finders. When she isn't traveling the world, she enjoys partnering with the organization Concerts in Motion to bring music to nursing homes, soup kitchens, and hospitals.
In 2015, T O B I took her motto a step further and founded Bee True to You: a musical, interactive anti-bullying program that empowers kids and teens to "Take the Sting - Out of Bullying" through education and original pop/rock songs. Bee True to You has received accolades from parents and teachers alike and is now signed to TheaterworksUSA, one of the top booking agencies for children's entertainment.
For her advocacy work, T O B I was the honored recipient of Meaningful World's and United Nation's International Youth Peace Award in 2016.
Bee True To You guarantees to empower, inspire, educate and PUMP UP your audience with original contemporary music and a unique and engaging story line!
During a typical 3-5 minute segment, Bee True To You's power duo known as TOBI and DJ BTTY THE BEE, will perform excerpts from their Rocking Live Interactive Show! Your audience, both young and young at heart, will be up singing, dancing and pledging to the program's important message of "Being True To You".
*TOBI - blue haired pop-star teenager
*BTTY- THE BEE- DJ, Promgram's Mascot Half Bee Half Human
* "Take The Sting Out of Bullying"... used when referring to our programs mission
* Beeyourinnerwarrior ... used when referring to someone's inner strength
* BTTY's 5 Rocking Rules ... used when referring to the way to Be Your Truest Self
* Teambtty ... used when referring to a group of people following, helping and practicing our message
" I pledge to follow BTTY the BEE,
and promise to stay true.
We will take the sting out of bullying, together me and you."
* Theme Song Be True To You is performed
* Introduction of how BTTY & TOBI became friends
and Explanation of how BTTY lost his voice
* Taking our programs pledge to help BTTY and anyone else who has ever lost their confidence
* Break out into an EPIC confidence Boosting Dance Party
* End our segment with a 30 second Live performance of our song "Confidence"