Bachelor Girl was 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. The follow up single, "Treat Me Good" reached the top 40 in Australia and New Zealand. The related album, Waiting for the Day (November 1999) appeared in the top 20 on the ARIA Albums Chart and achieved platinum certification from ARIA.
Bachelor Girl formed in December 1992 when songwriter and record producer, James Roche, met vocalist Tania Doko. Roche had previously worked, on keyboards or producing, with Tommy Emmanuel, John Farnham and Jack Jones (aka Irwin Thomas). Doko was a classically trained university student. Roche was crafting a demonstration tape of a song he had written for an Australian girl group, Girlfriend, and when the original singer cancelled, he recruited Doko. They began writing songs and recording other demos together. In December 1997 Bachelor Girl signed with Gotham Records, distributed by BMG, after being rejected by Sony.
In July 2002 Bachelor Girl released "I'm Just a Girl" as a single, which reached the Australian top 30. Their second album, Dysfunctional, appeared in August and peaked in the top 30. It was followed, in October by "Drowning Not Waving". The band split in 2003.
A third studio album had been recorded, but it was not released. Four tracks from that abandoned project were released in April 2011 on the compilation album Loved & Lost: The Best Of Bachelor Girl by Sony. Doko stated in interviews that the band did not feel there was enough material from their two albums to fill a greatest hits album, and they decided to use cuts from the unreleased third studio album. In May and June, Bachelor Girl performed three gigs to promote the album.