Tania May-Bowers, better known as Via Tania, began her career in her native Australia. Tania originally started performing in Sydney during the 1990s with her sister Kim Bowers in noise outfit named Spdfgh. After relocating to Chicago at the end of the 1990s, Tania set about piecing together an album as Via Tania, with producer Casey Rice and various Chicago musical luminaries.
In 2003, Tania released her critically acclaimed full-length album "Under A Different Sky". The album featured artists like Prefuse 73, Casey Rice, Tortoise, Howe Gelb and Tim Kinsella. Pitchfork gave the album a glowing review and decreed "Via Tania will be a major contender".
When returning to Australia, Tania met Texan producer Craig Ross, who has worked with many artists including Emmylou Harris, Daniel Johnston, Patty Griffin and Spoon and followed Craig to Austin to work on her new album "Moon Sweet Moon". While she was there she also performed at the SXSW Music Festival in 2007. "Moon Sweet Moon" was released through the New York/Paris based label The Hours in 2009.
Tania played at SXSW in 2010, and she released the second single "Fields" in early 2010. She was signed to Narooma Records in 2013, and is currently working on her newest album, largely featuring Chicago's The Tomorrow Music Orchestra.