The year that was 2011 was a year of globetrotting for acclaimed singer-songwriter Tania Doko, who, having departed her native Australia has found a ‘second music home’ in Stockholm, Sweden.
Tania Doko is looking forward to returning home this summer. Already booked for sets at the Australian Open, Twilight at Taronga series, and her very own acoustic national run in early 2012, Tania can't wait to reconnect with Aussie audiences and share both old and new material with her favourite people on the planet.
“After enjoying most of 2011 in the songwriting mecca of the world, Stockholm, spending most of my time in studio caves writing songs, there's much to miss about Australia, and that's the live music scene,” Tania says. “We still have one of the healthiest live circuits on the planet, giving me more than enough reason to return to the very audiences that afford me the privilege of writing music around the globe. I miss the stage, and you can't beat an Australian crowd, so I literally can't wait to showcase all corners of my career to date, including Bachelor Girl, my electro/rock project She Said Yes, tunes co-written in Sweden(including with Jorgen Elofsson-Brittney & Kelly Clarkson), cuts by the likes of Taylor Dayne, and songs written for my up-coming solo album. I relish in any opportunity to be real and tell the truth behind each song written. I sincerely hope every audience will feel a little bit more connected to the world and themselves by the end of the show.”
Writing with heavyweights such as Jorgen Elofsson (Britney Spears, Westlife, Leona Lewis), Eric Bazilian (The Hooters, Grammy nominee for 'What If God Was One of Us', Joan Osborne and Ricky Martin) and the winning team of Stefan Orn and Sandra Bjurman (Eurovision Song Contest 2011), Tania has been busy penning and co-producing her next solo album due for release mid-2012. She has also been busy traversing Europe for outside writing pitches from Calaisa to Christina Aguilera to Cher. She enjoyed a recent US top 10 Billboard chart with 'Floor On Fire' (Taylor Dayne, the same track now racing up the UK charts), produced and written in Sweden, as well as scoring Germany's X Factor winner, Edita, her first proper single, "The Key" with Jorgen Elofsson. Her Disney 'Step Up 3D' track JOYRIDE is also due for release with German DJs Electrixx in early 2012.
Tania juggles her writing and solo project with her other passion, live performance and, after a seven-year hiatus, 2011 has seen her and James Roche reunited as Bachelor Girl to coincide with the release of 'Loved & Lost: The Best of Bachelor Girl' (Sony), wowing captive audiences at Melbourne's iconic Forum and Sydney's The Basement.
Having just relocated back to Australia after living and gigging in London, Josh brings a fresh approach to vocal jazz. Working with Bassist/Producer Geoff Gascoyne (Jamie Cullum) Josh released his debut album "Possibilities" in London last year during the London International Jazz Festival. The album draws on many influences from Jazz,Pop,Soul and R&B Grooves to European Electronica. The music is fresh, exciting and original sounding. Josh will preview tracks from his album due for release in Australia In May.
"Josh Kyle's unfailingly beautiful tone, crystal clear articulation and super fine phrasing announces a singer with a real jazz sensibility � 4 stars"
JAZZWISE MAGAZINE UK
"A mature and innovative vocalist and lyricist" ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"A Remarkable career is about to unfold" CLAIRE MARTIN, OBE, BBC Radio 3
"An assured and confident recording ...a successful approach merging the contemporary with the tradition.." Mal Stanley ABC Jazztrack