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.


T O B I eagerly anticipates the upcoming release of her debut EP Puzzle Piece, through which she shares her inspiring story of self-discovery: becoming her most authentic self, and developing her personal motto - "Be true to you".


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. For her advocacy work, T O B I was the honored recipient of Meaningful World's International Youth Peace Award at the United Nations in 2016.


Artistic & Business Team


Matthew Hooper

DJ, BTTY The Bee


James Joseph

 DJ, BTTY The Bee


Marcus Jahn 

DJ, BTTY The Bee

Boris Pelekh

Music Producer + Hive Technician

Mandy Macdonald- Johnson

Project Coordinator/Operations Director

Transcend Studio


Gill Alexandre

Sound Engineer 

David Lehner

Sound Engineer


Dave Green


Tommy Shull

Film Director


Rebekah Payton

Director of Music Videos

Roger Dominic Casey

Additional Camera Op

Board of Advisors

Dr. Ani KalayjianFounder & President of the Association for Trauma Outreach & Prevention, Meaningfulworld

LT. Torres, Supervisor Lietenant_NYPD Community Affairs Division

Amanda Schaller, Senior Care Manager at Essex County's Care Management Organization 

Tim Aumiller, General Manager, TEDNYC Theatre

Alexander Diaz, Creative Director at Bergen Performing Arts Center

School Disctrict Partners

  • Bronx, NY

  • Hammonton, NJ

  • Union City, NJ

  • Englewood, NJ

  • Morris County, NJ


  • Wayne, NJ

  • Keansburg, NJ

  • Garfield, NJ

  • Paterson, NJ

  • Union, NJ

  • West Orange, NJ

  • Parsippany, NJ

  • Freehold, NJ

  • Tenafly, NJ

  • New Milford, NJ