As one half of Bachelor Girl, Tania Doko enjoyed much success through the decade long journey with James Roche. In 1998 Bachelor Girl’s debut single, Buses and Trains,” was not only an Australian smash but an International hit as well, including the U.S, Europe and South East Asia. The song-writing chemistry between Tania and James was explosive and their double platinum selling debut, “Waiting For The Day” won them the 1998 ARIA (The Australian equivalent of a Grammy) for Best Producer and put them on the unstoppable trajectory towards their second album, Dysfunctional (2002) which features hits including “I’m Just a Girl” & “Drowning Not Waving”. In 1999, with 4 ARIA Award nominations and the APRA Award for Song of The Year & PPCA most played song on Australian radio (Buses & Trains), Bachelor Girl rode high on the airwaves and the charts as their debut release spawned five smash hit singles including “Buses and Trains”, “Treat Me Good’’ and the anthemic Australian classic “Permission To Shine”. Following the album’s amazing success in Australia & abroad, Tania was invited to perform a lead role in SEL’s ‘Tim Rice Musical Spectacular’ (2001). The talented artist was also asked to participate in a judge/mentor role on Channel 7’s ‘Popstars’ (2004) the Australian Idol. Tania’s singing/acting landed her a role in ‘SERIOUSLY, the Pet Shop Boys Reinterpreted’, which took her to the Edinburgh Fringe festival where she enjoyed rave reviews and endorsements from many people including the Pet Shop Boys themselves. Constantly writing, recording, and performing Tania put together a new album and a new electro rock band called SHE SAID YES (SSY). Securing the support for the Darren Hayes national tour October 2007, SHE SAID YES released their critically acclaimed debut independent EP to coincide with the tour. In 2008, Tania produced an acoustic EP, consisting of past hit Bachelor Girl releases and current SSY tunes unplugged. The acoustic installment was released to coincide with this 2008’s highly successful national tour “Let’s Get Together” including Tania herself, and Australian rock legends Jon Stevens (Noiseworks), Ian Moss (Cold Chisel) and Jack Jones(Southern Sons). Aside from being an artist in her own right, Tania has proven her versatility and made a mark as a songwriter for both Australian and international outside projects. The first part of 2009 included Tania working with DJ Darren Glen as a songwriter and featured vocalist on the Australian dance smash hit, “Curious” (Vicious Vinyl). Later in the year she wrote and performed with international pop stars The Veronicas on the cut, “Don’t Say Goodbye” (featuring Tania Doko). She has also written with international heavyweights such as Toby Gad, Matthew Gerrard, Andreas Carlsson, David Norland, Jimmy Harry, Shelly Peiken, Oliver Lieber & Bridget Benenate. 2010 saw Tania pen and record ‘JOYRIDE’ for the Disney feature film STEP UP 3D (to be released on German label Zooland Records with DJs Electrixx Oct 2011), co-write Taylor Dayne’s current single ‘FLOOR ON FIRE”(lifted from her recent ‘best of’ album) as well as ‘THE KEY’ with Jorgen Elofsson for 2010 German X factor winner, Edita Abdieski. Tania also penned and features on ‘Wish You Were Here Now’ with Spanish & UK DJ heavyweights Gabi Newman & Jason Chance, due to receive a major dance label push this Autumn. 2011 has seen a Bachelor Girl revival with the band’s best of (the hits and previously unreleased material written by Tania and James), ‘LOVED & LOST’ released through Sony Music internationally. Tania is excited to be finally residing in Sweden where she is focussing on co-producing and co-writing her next solo release, alongside collaborating with European producer/songwriters for outside projects and artists. October 2011 saw Tania wow the Spanish crowds as the headliner for the closing of Benidorm’s very first Gay Pride festival. Below is a few words from Tania herself: “Benidorm was an absolute blast! I adore the Pride community and was totally honoured to close this new Spanish event for 2011. The crowd’s vibe was infectious and so wonderfully welcoming for this Aussie! Bring more Prides on for 2012!!!”
Edited by TaniaDoko on 28 Nov 2011, 20:43
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