About Me

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,” 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. Tania's also wowed audiences live At Sydney Mardi Gras 2009 and Melbourne's Raw Hide.

Constantly writing, recording, and performing Tania also created her 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 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 Summer.

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.
February/March 2012 saw Tania embark on her sold out national Australian 'It's Time' tour. Here she showcased some of her new material which received outstanding reviews.

Since 2009, this diminutive powerhouse has been wow-ing LGBT audiences across the globe with her explosive LIVE PA set. From 'Raw Hide' Melbourne (AUS), to the tropics of Coffs Harbour Harbour (AUS) with 'Coast Out' to the closing act of Benidorm's very first Gay Pride festival last year. Here 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 ;-)"
This European summer has already seen Tania blow the Manchester, Birmingham & Leeds Pride crowds away with her original dance set and some surprise cover favourites. She looks forward to weaving her new album recording commitments in Sweden with more European/UK live performances and unforgettable crowds in 2012.

November 2012 saw Tania's song 'What You've Done To Me' co-written with Jorgen Elofsson & DNA hit the ARIA No.1 position in Australia.
The song was penned for X Factor contestant Samantha Jade, who went on to win the series and release the track as the 'winners song'. It went in at the top of the charts within hours of release, and is now certified 3 times platinum.

Tania is excited to be finally residing in Sweden where she is focusing on co-producing and co-writing her next solo release, alongside collaborating with European producer/songwriters for outside projects and artists.