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Carl Doy - Solo Pianist - Auckland


Type: Solo Pianist


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New Zealand based pianist Carl Doy ONZM is one of the most successful instrumentalists of recent years. Best known for his multi-platinum selling "Piano by Candlelight" series, Carl is also a much-in-demand producer and arranger.
Carl is available to play up to 3 hours of piano music.
Carl also has a 50 minute show with backing tracks mixed from various albums of Carls – the show consists of around 40 minutes of music interspersed with chat and jokes.
There is also a live band option for the show instead of backing tracks. You can have up to a 9 piece band.

About Carl . . .
Carl Doy was born in Camberley, Surrey, England. At the age of six he fell in love with his grandmother's piano, and, through trial and error, plus a gift for playing by ear, he worked out how to play many of the popular songs of the day. Over the next ten years, he developed this talent, learning, unfortunately, many bad habits along the way. Two of his Grammar School music teachers, recognising his potential, gave him lessons, giving him the technique necessary to pass the Associated Board exams and also coached him for auditions at the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music. Their work, much valued and appreciated, paid off: at eighteen he won scholarships to both institutions. He chose the latter and studied piano, organ and composition there for two years, under Eric Harrison, Richard Latham and Herbert Howells.

Two years later, having achieved the highest possible grade for theory, he decided it was time for a change and joined the P&O Arcadia as resident pianist for a world cruise. He spent the next few years on various cruise ships, interspersing this with work in UK clubs and a six month stint in Greece and Turkey playing NATO bases.
In 1971, he was appointed Musical Director aboard the "Ocean Monarch", which was one of the first ships ever to have a full entertainment company aboard. Apart from conducting the orchestra, the job involved arranging new shows to add to the company's repertoire. After eighteen months of cruising in the Mediterranean and South Pacific, he and his wife, Kathy, decided it was time to leave the cruise ships and to settle down.

Moving to New Zealand in 1973, he very quickly established himself as a session pianist and arranger for Television New Zealand. For the next decade and a half he wrote literally thousands of arrangements for radio and television, finding time in between to arrange and play for such diverse occasions as the Royal Variety Performance, for HRH Queen Elizabeth II, and the Pope's Mass, which involved writing for two orchestras and a thousand voice choir. Also during that period, he played for and toured with a variety of visiting artists, including Shirley Bassey, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Seekers, Bob Hope, Rolf Harris, Dick Emery, The Four Aces, and Del Shannon.

In the late seventies, Carl turned his hand to popular songwriting, finding success almost immediately with "Nothing But Dreams", which represented New Zealand at the Pacific Song Contest in 1979. The song, sung by Tina Cross, won the competition against eight other Pacific rim countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia and Japan. More success followed. He represented New Zealand again in many major international festivals, including the American Song Festival in Los Angeles, where he won the Open Section and the World Song Festival, also in Los Angeles, where he won the artistic prize.


Ideal for: prestigious entertainment for corporate function, private party, gala dinner, conference, awards night


A Certain Smile
A Fine Romance
A Foggy Day
A House Is Not A Home
A Nightingale Sang
A Time For Us
Against All Odds
Alfie
Always A Woman To me
All I Ask Of You
All Of me
All The Things You Are
All The Way
Amazing Grace
And I Love Her
Angel
April In Paris
Arthur’s Theme
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Boby And Soul
Beauty & The Beast
Begin The Beguiine
Besame Mucho
Bewitched
Blue Moon
Blue Room
Born Free
Brazil
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bring Him Home
By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Candle In The Wind
Can’t Help Lovin
Carnival
Carpenters Medley
Cavatina
Chariots Of Fire
Chances are
Change The World
Charade
Climb Every Mountain
Close To You
Colours Of The Wind
Corcovado
Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup/September Song
Days Of Wine And Roses
Desafinado
Didn’t We Almost Have It All
Don’t Blame Me
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Don’t Get Around Much anymore
Do You Know The Way To San Jose
Do You Know Where You’re Going To
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Don’t Know Why
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Ebb Tide
El Cumbanchero
Embraceable You
Endless Love
Evergreen
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Everything I Do I Do It For You
Feel Like Making Love
Fiordland
For All We Know
From A Distance
From This Moment
Fur Elise
Georgia On My Mind
Gigi
Girl From Ipanema
Girl Talk
Good Life
Goodbye To Love
Greatest Love of All
Hallelujah
Have I Told You Lately
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Hello
Here There & Everywhere
Here’s That Rainy Day
Hey There
How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
How Insensitive
I Can’t Make You Love Me
I Can’t Tell You Why
I Don’t Know How To Love Him
I Dreamed A Dream
I Finally Found Someone
I Hope I Never
I Know Him So Well
I Left My Heart In San Francisco
I Love You For Sentimental Reasons
I Only Have Eyes For You
I Say A Little Prayer
If I Only Had Time
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
I’m In The Mood For Love
I’ve Got A Crush On You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
If Ever I Would leave You
If I Loved You
If You Leave Me Now
In My Life
In The Still Of The Night
In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning/One For My Baby
It Had To be You
It Was A Very Good Year/Three Coins In The Fountain
Just The Way You Are
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Lady
Lara’s Theme (Somewhere My Love)
Let It Be/A Day In The Life
Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow
Love Changes Everything
Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing
Love Is all Around
Love Story
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds/Strawberry Fields Forever
Mary’s Boy Child
Masquerade
Memory
Misty
Mona Lisa
Moon River
Moonglow
Moonlight In Vermont
Moonlight Piano
Music Of The Night
My Favourite Things
My Funny Valentine
My Heart Will Go On
My Man/Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man Of Mine
My Way
Nancy (With the laughing Face)
Nature Boy
New York New York
Night & Day
On Broadway
On My Own
Piano By Candlelight
Papa Can You Hear Me?
People
Phantom Of The Opera
Piano Man
Pokarekare Ana
Portrait Of My Love
Quando Quando
Romeo And Juliet
San Francisco
Save The Best For Last
Sealed With A Kiss
Send In The Clowns
September In The Rain
September Song
She
She’s Leaving Home
She’s Out Of My Life
Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
Stranger In Paradise
Smile
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Some Enchanted Evening
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something
Sometimes When We Touch
Somewhere
Somewhere Out There
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Songbird
Song For Guy
Stardust
Stormy Weather
Stranger In Paradise
Strangers In The Night/Somethin’ Stupid
Summer Mist
Summer Wind
Summertime
Superstar
Sway
Tell Him
Tenderly
That Old Black Magic
That Old Devil Called Love
That’s What Friends Are For
The Christmas Song
The Final Countdown
The First Time ever I Saw Your Face
The Greatest Love Of All
The Impossible Dream
The Long And Winding Road
The Look Of Love
The Man I Love
The Nearness Of You
The Power Of Love
The Prayer
The Shadow Of Your Smile
The Very Thought Of You
The Way We Were
The Way You Look Tonight
Theme from “Ice Castles”
Theme from “Lloyd George”
Theme From Schindlerʼs List
Theme From Summer Of 42
Theme to “Howardʼs Way”
Thereʼs A Place For us
This Guy’s In Love With You
Three Coins In The Fountain
Time After Time
Tonight I Celebrate My Love For You
Too Young
Trains And Boats And Planes
Unchained Melody
Unchained Melody
Unforgettable
Walk On By
Wave
What A Wonderful World
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
What The World Needs Now
What’s New
When A Child Is Born
When I Fall In Love
When Sunny Gets Blue
Where Do I Begin/Speak Softly Love
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
White Christmas
Christmas Song
Wicheta Lineman/Phoenix
Wind Beneath My Wings
Windmills Of your Mind
Winter Wonderland
Wishing You Were Somehow Here again
With One Look
With You I’m Born Again
Wives & Lovers
Yesterday
Yesterday Once More
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
You Don’t Know Me
You’ll Never Walk Alone
You’ve Got A Friend

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