T O B I, born on an Army base in Arizona and raised in New Jersey, 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 Fox Search Light's Motion Picture Soundtrack to 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 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 2013, T O B I took her motto a step further and founded Be 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. Be True to You has received accolades from parents and teachers alike and is now signed with TheaterworksUSA, one of the top 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
This Broadway-esk program is a story about two characters who teach children and young teens the values of friendship, kindness and discovering identities through narrative and song.