anya aka Phoenix has always had a passion for music. Some of her greatest memories with her father Lascelles Douglas Sr. growing up, were when he would take her and her siblings with him to the studio for rehearsal. Tanya along with her older brother Lascelles Jr and older sister Tamara would often return home and practice the songs.Tanya’s own music career started at the tender age of 3 when she sang her first solo at Dundas St Church of God. She remained an integral part of the children’s choir and upon attending Victory New Testament Assembly/Triumphant Church of God, she maintained her participation in the youth choir as well as becoming apart of the Praise and Worship team.
In 1999 she began vocal lessons with the Ontario Conservatory of Music. She looked forward to her recitals and loved performing in her school talent shows. The following year, Tanya was approached by a school friend who was made aware of an all female R&B group looking for another member. Tanya became the youngest member of Caramel City often performing at various lounges and Toronto Sports Weekend. Unfortunately due to her being underage, Tanya was not able to attend a lot of performances which were being held at nightclubs. Tanya later left the group. She still occasionally sings for family events