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Lara Luu has an outstandingly powerful voice and an ability to adapt to a variety of genres and make each song her own - a MUST hear!
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Lara is a singer from London, currently living in Buckinghamshire, who performs at all types of events including weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, corporate events and live music nights. Lara has been performing since the age of seven and was classically trained at the prestigious Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she regularly performed operatic arias and was awarded singer of the year. Lara has also been singing ballads, pop and jazz hits from a young age, her versatile voice enabling her to sing songs from the likes of Ariana Grande to Ed Sheeran to Etta James. She is able to take a song and make it her own, creating beautiful elaborations and melodies that are sure to impress. Lara also has a You Tube channel that is steadily growing, where she sings acoustic covers of popular songs.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, R&B, Jazz, Christmas, Easy listening, Light music, Disco, Ambient pop, Musical theatre, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Blues, Originals, Karaoke, Soul, Vintage, Motown, Britpop, Rock
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Sound technician, Producer, Songwriter, Audio engineer, Actor, Perfect pitch
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Song list

At Last - Etta James
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
I'd Rather Be Blind - Etta James
Feeling Good - Michael Bublé
Mercy - Duffy
Valerie - Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse
Titanium - Sia
Chandelier - Sia
Be The One - Dua Lipa
New Rules - Dua Lipa
IDGAF - Dua Lipa
Twist and Shout – The Beatles
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
All of Me - John Legend
All About The Bass - Megan Trainor
Halo - Beyoncé
Diamonds - Rihanna
Toxic - Britney Spears
Havana - Camila Cabello
Senorita - Camila Cabello
Ave Maria - Beyoncé
Shallow - Lady Gaga
God is a Woman - Ariana Grande
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
American Boy - Estelle
Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) - Chaka Khan
Respect - Aretha Franklin
This Love - Maroon 5
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Hold Me While You Wait - Lewis Capaldi
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga
Needy - Ariana Grande
Consequences - Camila Cabello
Dance To This - Troye Sivan ft. Ariana Grande
Ashes - Céline Dion
You Are The Reason - Calum Scott
I Miss You - Clean Bandit ft. Julia Michaels
In My Blood - Shawn Mendes
Delicate - Taylor Swift
Silence - Marshmello ft. Khalid
Fly Me To The Moon
What a Wonderful World
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Have you met Miss Jones
Blue Moon
It Had To Be You
Mack The Knife
All The Things You Are
East Of The Sun
What a difference a day made
Aint misbehavin'
Just one of those things
Feeling Good
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Lullaby of Birdland
I can't get started
As Time Goes By
The Way You Look Tonight
I Get a Kick out of You
My Baby Just Cares For Me
I'll Remember April
Let's Fall In Love
Embraceable You
You go to my head
Someone to watch over me
Taking A Chance On Love
Pennies From Heaven
Lady Is A Tramp
Girl from Ipanema
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
All Of Me
Barbara Streisand – The Way We Were
Jackie Deshannon – What The World Needs Now
Amy Winehouse - Valerie (slow and uptempo version), Back To Black, You Know I'm No Good
Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why
Robbie Williams ft. Nicole Kidman – Something Stupid
Wayne Newton – L-O-V-E
Adele – Skyfall, Chasing Pavements
Etta James – At Last
Diana Ross – Do You Know Where You're Going To
Yvonne Ellerman – If I Can’t Have You
The Carpenters – Close To You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Rainy Days & Mondays, Mr. Postman
Various – Arthur’s Theme
Atomic Kitten – The Tide Is High, Eternal Flame
Donna Summer – The Last Dance
Roberta Flack – You’ve Got A Friend
Grease - There Are Worse Things I Could Do
Dionne Warwick – I’ll Never Fall In Love
Crystal Gayle - Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Patsy Client - Crazy
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Spinners - Working My Way
Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go, You Can't Hurry Love
Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast At Tiffany's) - Moon River
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Frank Sinatra/Julie London - Fly Me To The Moon
The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
Shania Twain - You're Still The One
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of Me)
Piano + Vocals:
One Direction – Little Things, Night Changes
Cat Stevens – Father And Son
The Beatles – Let It Be, Yesterday, Hey Jude
Ronan Keating – When You Say Nothing At All
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Elvis Presley – Always On My Mind, Can't Help Falling In Love
Michael Buble – Home
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Bruno Mars – Count On Me
Katy Perry – The One That Got Away
Emeli Sande ft. Labrinth – Beneath Your Beautiful
Take That – Rule The World
Oasis – Wonderwall, Masterplan, Don't Look Back In Anger, Half The World Away
Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
John Legend – All Of Me
Sam Smith – Stay With Me, Writing's On The Wall, Latch, Dancing With A Stranger
Ed Sheeran – The A Team, Lego House, Castle On The Hill, Tenerife Sea, Perfect
Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Enrique Iglesias - Hero
Jersey Boys - My Eyes Adored You
Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
Elton John - Your Song, Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Lady Gaga - You And I, I'll Always Remember Us This Way (from A Star Is Born)
Beyonce - XO
Adele - Make You Feel My Love, Skyfall, When We Were Young
Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life
Judy Garland - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband
John Lennon - Imagine
Patsy Client - Crazy
Rixton - Me And My Broken Heart
Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
Eva Cassidy - Time After Time
Train - Marry Me, Hey Soul Sister
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
Savage Garden - Truly Madly Deeply
Sam Cooke - Cupid, What A Wonderful World
Years & Years - King
Robbie Williams - She's The One, Angels
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
The Temptations - My Girl
Carly Simon – You’re So Vain
Shania Twain – You’re Still The One
Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry
Vera Lynn – We’ll Meet Again
Various – Amazing Grace
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You
Dido - White Flag
Coldplay - Yellow
Beauty and the Beast - Tale As Old As Time
Peter Frampton - Baby I Love Your Way
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
James Bay - Let It Go, Hold Back The River
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
John Denver - Annie's Song
Ray Lamontagne - You Are The Best Thing
Oleta Adams - Get Here
Katie Melua - The Closest Thing To Crazy
Bob Marley - Three Little Birds
NEIKED - Sexual (Acoustic)
Nat King Cole - Smile
Sam Brown - Stop
Frances - Don't Worry About Me
Pink - What About Us
Rita Ora - Anywhere
Don Mclean - Vincent
The Weeknd - I Can't Feel My Face
Dusty Springfield - I Only Want To Be With You
Ariana Grande - Thank U Next, Dangerous Woman
The Greatest Showman - Never Enough, Rewrite The Stars
Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
Berlin - Take My Breath Away
George Ezra - Shotgun
Celine Dion - I'm Alive
And much more...
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event just let us know. If they change drastically, try and give 7 days notice.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request. If you'd like a DJ service via my PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100. There is also a £100 cost for DJ service for the 1 hour before the sets. Between sets, there is a £50 fee for DJ service.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 0.5 to 1 hours before the performance time.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. All requests should be provided at least 7 days before the performance, and ideally 14 days before. Requested songs may be charged.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own PA system and mic etc.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Lara has been performing since the age of seven and was classically trained at the prestigious Junior Guildhall, where she performed operatic arias and was awarded singer of the year. Lara has been singing ballads, pop and jazz hits from a young age, her versatile voice enabling her to sing songs from the likes of Ariana Grande to Ed Sheeran to Etta James.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at various venues in the UK, including The Royal Festival Hall, The Salvation Army in London, The Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow as part of the Festival for Stars Competition, and outside of the UK at The Piano Museum in the South of France

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ariana Grande, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I was invited to perform in the South of France, where I performed to audiences at venues including The Piano Museum. I have also performed at The Royal Festival Hall's (Southbank) 'Sound Moves' concert as a member of The Guildhall's Chamber Choir


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£550
Funeral/Memorial Service
Up to 45 minutes of music
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.


DJ set
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
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George H, 1 year ago

Lara was incredible! With no equipment, she managed to impress my fiancee so much. Her voice is incredible. And I had an awkward plan for the proposal but she was so flexible! I can't thank her enough!

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Georgina M, 1 year ago

Lara compiled a bespoke set of ‘Disney’ songs for my teenage daughter’s birthday party and performed them brilliantly. She is a terrific singer with a really warm and friendly personality. She created a lovely atmosphere and was super professional in both her behaviour on the night and in the overall thought she put into the booking. We would definitely book Lara again!

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Kev T, 1 year ago

Brilliant singer very professional. Booked her for a corporate event around Christmas and she brought the party to life. Great interactions and an amazing voice. Can't wait to hire her next year.

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J S, 1 year ago

Lara was a delight to hear perform - as soon she started to sing, everyone stopped and watched. She has a unique ability to adapt to any genre and put on a brilliant show, with everyone up and dancing! Highly Recommended

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