Biography

Annapurna “AP” Tobler is a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and songwriter based in San Jose, CA. Often described as a “grunge poet,” AP writes music with heavy riffs and complex themes, holding mental health topics as vital influences in their songwriting. AP aims to share their experiences with anxiety and depression by crafting songs rooted in grunge and alternative rock, with hopes that these thematic elements will speak to listeners who are going through similar experiences. 

 

AP’s musical journey began with the discovery of drums at the age of 8. They explored the sounds and composition of grunge, hard rock, metal, and jazz through their studies, adding guitar and bass to their instrument studies in the years that followed. AP has been gigging regularly since a young age, performing at high profile music events such as PASIC, Sweetwater Gearfest, and touring with the School of Rock AllStars. They drum professionally for local bands, and with the dynamic Street Drum Corps. 

 

AP began writing and recording original music in 2018, and has released 7 singles and an EP. They draw heavy influence from the 90’s grunge, alternative, and punk scenes in their work, citing Nirvana, Green Day, and Weezer as significant influences. Their versatility as a multi-instrumentalist has allowed them to compose and perform all tracks for their songs.

”As a musician, AP, or Annapurna, is characterized by their exceptional guitar talents, and ability to deal with serious topics in their music in a way that feels relatable."

-V13

"Taking influences from artists such as Green Day, Courtney Love, and Stone Temple Pilots, Tobler is extremely honest in their craft, and continues to shock listeners with their candidness."

-Divine Magazine

"Diving into topics like mental health and feelings of isolation and dystopia, AP finds that writing music is powerful medicine." 

-Volatile Weekly

"Imagine Joan Jett fronting Green Day with Courtney Love in the production chair. Pretty wild, right?"

-Turn Up the Volume blog

Please send all inquiries to aptobler@gmail.com