Phil and Lana Doublet
Lana had always had a love of music and storytelling but it wasn’t until she was introduced to the Country Music scene after meeting her husband Phil that she was able to combine the two. While living in Australia, she wrote her first song but didn’t pursue it any further until returning “home” to NZ. Lana has won a number of awards over the past 3 or 4 years, most notably runner-up at the MLT Songwriting in Gore 2016 then a top 10 finalist again in 2017 with two songs, including a cowrite with her husband, Phil. She has also won the NZCMA Songwriter of the Year in 2015, 2016 and again for the hat trick in October 2017. Lana’s debut EP “Beautiful Human” and was a finalist for ‘Best Country Artist 2018’.
Phil Doublet is a multi award-winning artist/musician and is no stranger to the music scene here in NZ and abroad for 30+ years. He has been playing in bands and backing groups for some big names in the industry since the tender age of 11 and became sought after as a session player for recording projects across Europe, US, Australia and New Zealand. Not to mention as a solo performer and producer. With numerous #1 singles and albums to his credit. And has been a finalist for the coveted Tui award twice.
Phil’s latest accolade, he was a 2019 inductee into the Australian Southern Cross Music Association entertainment honour roll.
His debut album “Stone and Wood” was a finalist for Recorded music NZ best country album of the year 2017 and finalist at the VFNZ music awards best country artist 2017 for his second album “Endless Highway”.
His third album “Strength, Love, Music & Light” went to #1 on the IMNZ charts with two #1 singles ‘Prayin’ For Rain’ and ‘Suitcase’.
2019 saw the release of two albums for Phil in the space of 12 months. ‘Pieces – The story so far’ which is a collection of Phil’s most requested songs plus three new tracks. And his latest album ‘Three Crows’. A country/blues album that shot to #1 in New Zealand & Australia in its first week in the iTunes blues album charts. And entered the US charts at #33.
Their first single ‘My Old Man No More’ is an up tempo song with attitude about ‘willful revenge’ and went straight to #1 on the iTunes singles country charts taken from Their new album ‘Play Nice’ which dropped July 6th 2020 and shot straight to #1 on its debut
Along with their second single ‘Play Nice’ shot to #1 on it’s tenth week in the Australian country thunder charts