Standing out with their exceptional songwriting and Tania’s warm, powerful vocals, APRA recently reported a massive achievement for the band – their hit single “Buses and Trains” being the most played Australian composition on Australian radio in the last 25 years. 2019 sees them returning to live gigs, with a string of scheduled recording releases promising an exciting return for this iconic band.
Bachelor Girl is an Australian pop duo formed in 1992 by Tania Doko as vocalist and James Roche as musician, producer and arranger. Their 1998 debut single “Buses and Trains” was a top 10 hit in Australia and New Zealand; it peaked in the top 30 in Sweden and charted in the United Kingdom. “Buses and Trains” was also the most played track on Australian radio in 1998. The follow up single “Treat Me Good” reached the top 40 in Australia and New Zealand. Their debut studio album, “Waiting For The Day” was released in 1998 and reached the top 20 on the ARIA Albums Chart and achieved platinum certification. In May 1999 their third single “Lucky Me” reached the top 50 in Australia and New Zealand.
More recently, the band released their new single “Speak” in July 2018 to coincide with the 20thanniversary of their Platinum hit “Buses and Trains” and their ARIA award winning debut album “Waiting For The Day”. Tania Doko is passionate about their new single, saying “I feel strongly that “Speak” is the first offering back for the band – personally, it’s a wake-up call and hopefully a 3 minute 30 reminder out there that we’re humans, not just hashtags.” James Roche concurs, “Imagine our world if we develop a group agreement that speaking the truth and acting with integrity is normal.”
James and Tania’s shared love of performing and writing has brought them back together after a 12 year hiatus. “We’ve gotten back together for the same reason we formed a band in the first place”, says James Roche. “We just love making music together; and are so excited about the new songs. It feels better than ever.”