Carl Doy

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Carl William Doy, ONZM (born 1947 in Camberley, Surrey, England) is a pianist, composer and arranger. One of New Zealand's most successful musicians, Carl is probably best known for his multi-platinum selling Piano By Candlelight albums.

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa sang his arrangement of E te Tarakihi from Gisborne in the first live broadcast of the new millennium, to a worldwide television audience of over a hundred million people.

In 1992 he received the Benny Award from the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Inc, the highest honour available to a New Zealand variety entertainer.[1]

Carl has completed five series as Musical Director for TVNZ's "Dancing with the Stars", currently on hiatus.

Carl's Together Collection was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, where Oprah Winfrey said "It is so fabulous, I think it's the best.".

Carl is New Zealand's only American platinum selling solo musician.

In the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours he was awarded Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit.[2]

Carl is a patron of the National Youth Theatre Company of New Zealand (NYTC)



Year Title Details Peak chart
1987 Piano by Candlelight
  • Label: CBS
  • Catalogue: 460487-1
  • NZ: Platinum[3]
1989 Piano by Candlelight II 1
  • NZ: Platinum[3]
1990 The Christmas Album 20
1991 Piano by Candlelight III 2
  • NZ: Platinum[3]
1993 Piano By Candlelight Collection 21
1995 Night And Day 9
1996 Piano By Moonlight: Shadow Of Your Smile 5
1997 In Loving Memory
  • Released: 23 December 1997
  • Label: Carl Doy
2000 Piano By Candlelight: Entrée
  • Label: Sony
2002 Together
  • Label: Thom Music
2003 Piano By Candlelight: The Music of Barbra Streisand
  • Label: Thom Music
2008 Music for Wine Lovers
  • Released: 13 October 2008
  • Label: Thom Music
2008 Music for Christmas Lovers
  • With the NZSO
  • Released: 13 October 2008
  • Label: Thom Music
2009 The Very Best of Carl Doy
  • Released: 16 October 2009
  • Label: Thom Music/Sony
2011 The Solo Album
  • Released: 19 January 2011
  • Label: Thom Music
2011 East West
  • Released: 22 April 2011
  • Label: Thom Music
2011 Lullaby: The International Love Language of Babies
  • With the NZSO
  • Released: 22 April 2011
  • Label: Thom Music
2011 Hymns and Songs of Praise
  • Released: 1 September 2011
  • Label: Carl Doy
2013 Songs of Love And War
  • Released: 12 April 2013
  • Label: Sony
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


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