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Phil & Lana Doublet announce album releases + finalise tour dates

Megan Gnad
Phil & Lana Doublet announce album releases + finalise tour dates

Canterbury songwriting couple, Phil and Lana Doublet, have today announced two separate album launches.

Phil has released his third album STRENGTH, LOVE, MUSIC & LIGHT, which features the debut single, Suitcase, a heritage song he co-wrote with his wife.

At the same time, country singer-songwriter, Lana, has also announced her debut record, which will be titled, BEAUTIFUL HUMAN.

Phil and Lana Doublet

Phil and Lana Doublet

A music video has been produced for the latest single, Suitcase, and was directed by Paul Sparks, of Sweet As Media. It was also a finalist song in the prestigious MLT Songwriting awards 2017.

It’s been a busy few months for the musical couple, with Phil’s previous album, ENDLESS HIGHWAY, being nominated for a Tui at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards for Country Album of the Year 2017. He also works as a live and studio session musician, and is well known as the lead guitarist in Luke O’Shea’s Medicine Wheel band. 

BEAUTIFUL HUMAN marks Lana’s debut release, but the multi award-winning country songwriter’s recent accolades include being named an individual finalist in the 2017 MLT Songwriting awards 2017 for Together Apart.

In the style of Nashville writers’ rounds, the couple will be hitting the highway over the summer for the “Phil Doublet & Lana Doublet New Zealand Songwriters in the Round Tour”. See dates below.

Songwriters in the Round Tour Dates:

30th November - with Peter Cairns 61 Bowmar Road Gore (SOLD OUT)

1st Dec - The Ascot Hotel Invercargill With Liv. 7:30pm

2nd Dec - 50 Dundas, Dunedin with Melissa Partridge 7:30pm. (Tickets $15 at the door or $10 for Folk Club members)

8th Dec - The Lake House, Ashburton with Amelia James 8:30pm

9th Dec - 5 Stags, Hanmer Springs - with Aly Cook 1:30pm

15th Dec - Peel Forest Bar and Cafe - with Zoe Scott 8pm

21st Dec - Alvarados Mexican Cantina, Christchurch. Songwriter Super Round. 7pm.

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WATCH: Phil Doublet's Suitcase here;