Tygapuss is a singer, songwriter and composer based in Germany.    

Born in Chelyabinsk in the former Soviet Union and raised in a kolkhoz village in Kazakhstan, Tygapuss alias Anna Gette has ancestral German and Russian roots. 

When she was eight years old, her family immigrated to Germany, where she had a hard time finding her place among the school children as an immigrant child, and didn’t understand the German language. Her teacher suggested to watch TV to learn the new language faster and this is how the little girl discovered MTV.

Tygapuss grew up under the influence of the various music styles of the 90s and the 2000s and soaked up all the music videos, watching MTV for hours every day. Which inspired her to write own songs.

“It was a world I really wanted to belong to, as music was the only place I could identify myself with. I always thought that musicians would be the only kind of people I could maybe get along with.”