Artist. Songwriter. Half of duo Bachelor Girl. Youth worker. Podcaster. Mentor. Key note speaker.
Best known for her success in Australian ARIA award winning pop duo, Bachelor Girl, Tania’s musical aspirations started when she was knee-high performing for her family on a coffee table. In her late teens, she juggled her writing and recording commitments of the early Bachelor Girl demos with musical confidante, Jame Roche and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Psychology at Melbourne University. Their highly revered debut album “Waiting For the Day” enjoyed double platinum status, spawning five hit singles, dominating the airwaves in Australia, Asia and Scandinavia and won them the signing to U.S legendary A&R Clive Davis (Arista Records). 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of their much loved smash ‘Buses and Trains’ hit, alongside the APRA acknowledgement as the most played Australian composition on Australian radio in the last 20 years.
In 2000, Tania and James were invited to perform lead roles in the ‘Tim Rice Musical Spectacular’ alongside industry legends INXS, Kate Ceberano and Anthony Warlow. In 2003, Tania played a judge/mentor role on Channel 7’s ‘Popstars’ and shortly afterwards landed a role in ‘Seriously. The Pet Shop Boys Reinterpreted’ which took her to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, boasting rave reviews and endorsement from the Pet Shop Boys themselves. Tania created her vanity electro rock project SHE SAID YES, supporting Darren Hayes in 2007, and toured with the highest grossing Australian live show ‘Let’s Get Together’ in 2008 with Jon Stevens, Ian Moss and Jack Jones.
Doko’s passion to dovetail her music with her Psychology and Criminology background has driven her to use her influence in making a difference to troubled youth around Australia. Using music in workshops as a positive vehicle to engage and connect with at risk kids and young patients (eg Reach Foundation, Whitelion, Challenge Cancer Network) has been some of the most rewarding and vital work for Tania to date.
Since moving to Sweden, in 2011, Tania has been songwriter for hire in the thriving Stockholm music community, co-writing and featuring on hit records including The Veronicas, Tina Arena, Jessica Mauboy, Samantha Jade(with her winning X factor No.1 hit ‘What You’ve Done to Me’), Taylor Dayne, Delta Goodrem, Swedish Eurovision 2016 winner Måns Zelmerlöw, Disney feature film ‘Step Up 3’, and Kpop stars Jus2. Tania also continues her trajectory on the European electronic music scene with successful DJ/producers and wows LGBTQ audiences live from Manchester Pride to Sydney’s Mardi Gras.
In 2017, Bachelor Girl reunited and collaborated with some of Sweden’s best writers to pen new releases including their socially conscious release ‘Speak’ in 2018, with more tunes to unleash in 2019. The duo is being booked for Australia’s biggest festivals with massive names including ‘A Day on the Green’(Dec 2018), John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite and Icehouse. Tania capped off a huge 2018 with two sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House in ‘Hear Me Roar’, celebrating international iconic female artists, sharing the bill with some of Australia’s strongest female performers - Christine Anu, Melinda Schneider, Sarah McLeod, Prinnie Stevens and Emma Pask.
2019 kicked off with Tania’s participation in ‘Eurovision-Australia Decides’ as a songwriter and performer, and a commanding solo release, her first in over 10 years, with ‘Piece of Me’. She is also one of many empowering Australian women in the book and exhibition ‘AGENDA’, launched on International Women’s Day March 8.
Tania divides her time between Sweden and Australia, with her Swedish husband Daniel and Viking son, Leo.