About Me

TANIA DOKO
(BIOGRAPHY 2014)
 
 
As one half of Bachelor Girl, (selling in excess of half a million records worldwide) Tania Doko enjoyed much success through the decade long journey with James Roche. In 1998 Bachelor Girl’s debut single, “Buses and Trains” became an Australian and international smash, making a huge mark on the U.S(via legendary A&R Clive Davis and Arista Records), Europe and South East Asian territories. The song-writing chemistry between Tania and James was explosive - their double platinum selling debut, “Waiting For The Day” won them the 1998 ARIA for Best Producer and put them on the unstoppable trajectory towards their second album, Dysfunctional (2002), featuring hits including “I’m Just a Girl” & “Drowning Not Waving”. In 1999, with 4 ARIA Award nominations, the APRA Award for Song of The Year and the PPCA award most played song on Australian radio (“Buses & Trains”), Bachelor Girl rode high on the airwaves and charts as their debut release spawned five smash hit singles including 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). Being a versatile artist, Tania was also asked to participate in a judge/mentor role on Channel 7’s ‘Popstars’ (2004). Tania’s stage & vocal skills also landed her a role in ‘SERIOUSLY, the Pet Shop Boys Reinterpreted’, which took her to the Edinburgh Fringe festival, enjoying rave reviews and endorsements from the Pet Shop Boys themselves.
 
Constantly writing, recording, and performing, Tania also created her own pet project, 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 hit Bachelor Girl releases and SSY tunes unplugged. The acoustic installment was released alongside 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/Irwin Thomas (Southern Sons).
 
Since 2009, this diminutive powerhouse has been wow-ing LGBT audiences across the globe with her explosive LIVE PA set. From Sydney Mardi Gras(2009) to 'Raw Hide' Melbourne (AUS), to the tropics of Coffs Harbour (AUS) with 'Coast Out' to the closing act of Benidorm's very first Gay Pride festival. Tania also played the iconic Manchester, Birmingham & Leeds Pride(s) in the UK with her original dance set and some surprise cover favourites.
 
2011 saw the Bachelor Girl revival tour, coinciding with the band's best of (the hits and previously unreleased material written by Tania and James), 'LOVED & LOST' and “BEAUTIFULLY WRONG’, both released through Sony Music internationally.
 
 
 
 
In February/March 2012, Tania embarked on her sold out national Australian 'It's Time' solo tour. An intimate and story-telling experience, she showcased some of her new material, many having been written in her now second hometown of Stockholm Sweden, receiving outstanding reviews.
 
Aside from being an artist in her own right, Tania has proven her versatility and mark as a songwriter for both Australian and international outside projects. She works regularly with songwriting heavyweights including Jörgen Elofsson, Andreas Carlsson, Anders Bagge, Toby Gad, Ali Tamposi and Grammy nominated artist/songwriter, Eric Bazilian (‘The Hooters’). Past credits/features include the Australian club smash with DJ Darren Glen, 'CURIOUS' (Vicious Vinyl), penning and featuring on 'Wish You Were Here Now' with Spanish & UK DJ heavyweights Gabi Newman & Jason Chance and writing with international pop stars The Veronicas on the track, 'DON'T SAY GOODBYE' (featuring Tania Doko).  2010 saw Tania wrote and feature vocals on 'JOYRIDE' for the U.S Disney film 'STEP UP 3', co-write and featured vocals on Taylor Dayne's Club U.S Billboard no.7 chart hit single 'FLOOR ON FIRE', as well as 'THE KEY' with Swedish iconic writer Jörgen Elofsson for 2010 German X factor winner, Edita Abdieski. In Stockholm 2012, Tania teamed up with Australian hugely successful producer/writer duo DNA and Elofsson yet again to pen 'WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO ME’, subsequently reaching no.1 in Australia for X Factor winner Samantha Jade, selling nearly four times platinum. 2013 and 2014 have provided continued success for Tania, with major cuts confirmed and released in The Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Italy, Australia and Spain, including the haunting single ‘ARRESTED’ on Spanish star Chenoa's no.1 selling album.
 
Now an APRA nominee for ‘Pop Work of the Year’ (2014) for ‘What You’ve Done to Me’, this Northern Hemisphere summer has seen Tania feature vocals on the highly anticipated release with Afrojack’s partner in crime, DJ Leroy Styles, in the EDM world. This powerful co-write and seductive vocal by Doko is available now worldwide through successful Dutch label, Powerhouse records.
 
Tania is excited to be residing in Sweden where she has established herself as an international songwriter for multiple artists and projects, as well as being a continued credible artist/vocalist for her inevitable, subsequent solo release.