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About Lara

An outstanding singer guaranteed to wow your guests! Perfect for any occasion.
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Lara is an outstanding, professional singer based in Buckinghamshire, with a musical background having been vocally trained at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. Lara has over 15 years experience performing at a multitude of different events including weddings, proposals, private parties, corporate events and live music nights. Her performances are energetic, fun and engaging, and her vocals are simply outstanding. She can perform songs across genres, including pop, soul, motown and more, making her perfect for all types of occasions. Lara has a stunning voice that will be sure to impress your guests. Whether it is an upbeat, party vibe you are after that will get your guests dancing the night away, or a more chilled and laid-back vibe, Lara can adapt her sets accordingly. She is also happy to create her set lists with the exact songs you like, whether they are songs chosen from her song list or other songs. Please get in touch to get a quote. Lara will be happy to work closely with you to achieve your vision for your event!

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, R&B, Christmas, Easy listening, Light music, Disco, Ambient pop, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, Karaoke, Soul, Motown, Hip Hop, 1960s era music
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Event types:
Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Church service
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Sound technician, Producer, Songwriter, Audio engineer, Actor, Perfect pitch
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Song list

Christmas Songs:
Merry Christmas Everyone
Sleigh Ride
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
Underneath The Tree - Kelly Clarkson
Merry Christmas Everybody
Santa Baby
All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
Santa Claus is Coming To Town
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter - Connie Francis
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
Driving Home For Christmas
Walking in A Winter Wonderland
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
White Christmas
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Deck The Halls
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon
Silent Night
The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
The First Noel
Holly Jolly Christmas
O Holy Night
Frosty The Snowman
I'll Be Home For Christmas
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Last Christmas - George Michael
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Somewhere Only We Know - Lily Allen
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
Santa Tell Me - Ariana Grande
Modern songs:
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Set Fire To The Rain
Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You
Ariana Grande - Into you
Ariana Grande - God is a Woman
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Beyonce - Halo
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
Britney Spears - Toxic
Bruno Mars - That’s What I Like
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno Mars & Anderson Paak - Leave The Door Open
Calvin Harris - How Deep is Your Love
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Camila Cabello - Havana
Cascada - Everytime We Touch
Cee Lo Green - Forget You
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Real Love
Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor - Marvin Gaye
Christina Aguilera - Candyman
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Corinne Bailey Rae - Like a Star
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
David Guetta - Titanium
DJ Sammy - Heaven
Dua Lipa - Be The One
Dua Lipa - One Kiss
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Duffy - Mercy
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Estelle - American Boy
Florence & the Machine - You've Got The Love
Gayle - ABCDEFU
Harry Styles _ Watermelon Sugar
James Arthur - Falling Like The Stars
John Legend - All of Me 
Justin Bieber - Cold Water
Justin Timberlake - Can’t Stop The Feeling
Kate Nash - Foundations
Kelis - Milkshake
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Kygo ft. Whitney Houston - Higher Love
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Maroon 5 - This Love
Maroon 5 - Sugar
Maroon 5 - Moves Like Jagger
Mark Ronson Ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Marshmello ft. Khalid - Silence
Meghan Trainor - All About the Bass
Miley Cyrus - Malibu
Mimi Webb - House on Fire
Olly Murs - Dance With Me Tonight
Pharell Williams - Happy
Rihanna - Diamonds
Rihanna - Don't Stop The Music
Rihanna - We Found Love
Rita Ora - Anywhere
Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down
Sam Smith - Latch
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down
Sia - Cheap Thrills
Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
Zara Larsson - Lush Life
Walk The Moon - Shut Up & Dance (with me)
Soul/Motown & 60's:
Aretha Franklin - Say A Little Prayer
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman
The Beatles - Twist And Shout
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bee Gees – Night Fever
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
Diana Ross - Upside Down
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Stop! In The Name of Love
Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
Dusty Springfield - Take A Piece Of My Heart
Etta James - At Last
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup
Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Hayley Reinhart – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Jackie Wilson - Lifting Me Higher And Higher
James Brown – I Got You (I Feel Good)
The Jersey Boys – Beggin’
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing in The Street
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Mary Mary - Shackles (Praise You)
Mary Wells - My Guy
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Michael Jackson - Don’t Blame It On The Boogie
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots Are Made For Walking
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go
The Supremes - You Can’t Hurry Love
The Supremes - Baby Love
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder- Superstition
Steve Wonder- Signed, Sealed, Delivered
The Temptations - My Girl
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
70’s & 80’s:
Abba - Dancing Queen
Abba - Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
Abba - Mamma Mia
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Is This Love
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Three Little Birds 
Barry White - You're The First, The Last, My Everything
Blondie - Call Me
Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free
Chaka Khan - Ain’t Nobody
Chaka Khan - I’m Every Woman
Cher - Believe
Chic - Le Freak!
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Flock of Seagulls - I Ran
George Michael - Faith
Geri Halliwell - It's Raining Men
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
The Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
Katrina and the Waves - I'm Walking On Sunshine
Labelle - Lady Marmalade
Lionel Richie - Stuck On You
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Madonna - Like A Prayer
Madonna - Material Girl
Odyssey - Use It up and Wear It Out
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen - I Want To Break Free
Robyn S - Show Me Love
Rose Royce - Car Wash
Sister Sledge - We Are Family
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Sister Sledge - Lost in Music
Shalamar – A Night To Remember
Shania Twain - You’re Still The One
Shola Ama - You Might Need Somebody
Tina Turner - Simply The Best
Tina Turner - What's Love Got To Do With It
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Jazz:
Amy Irving - Why Don't You Do Right
Ella Fitzgerald - Dream A Little Dream
Ella Fitzgerald - Sentimental Journey
Etta James - At Last
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Frank Sinatra - That's Life
Frank Sinatra - New York, New York
Frank Sinatra - The Lady is A Tramp
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me
Peggy Lee - Fever
The Look of Love
My Funny Valentine
Cry Me A River
Summertime
Chilled Set (Ceremony/Wedding drinks reception/Wedding breakfast):
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Latch - Sam Smith
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Your Song – Ellie Goulding
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
Ho Hey - Lumineers
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Tale As Old As Time - From Beauty & The Beast
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Hailey Reinhart Version
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Havana - Camila Cabello
Cold Water - Justin Bieber
Halo – Beyonce
All Of Me - John Legend
XO – Beyonce
Wings - Birdy
I Get To Love You - Ruelle
Like A Star – Corinne Bailey
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Dream A Little Dream of Me – Doris Day
Ain’t Nobody – In the style of Jasmine Thompson
Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin
At Last – Etta James
Stuck On You – Lionel Richie
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Take My Breath Away
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Tale As Old As Time – Beauty & The Beast
Marry Me – Jason Derulo
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
How Would You Feel – Ed Sheeran
Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor
Starving – Hailee Steinfeld
How Will I Know – Whitney Houston
Annie’s Song – John Denver
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
Miss Independent - Neyo
Heaven – Dj Sammy
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Be The One - Dua Lipa
Falling Like The Stars – James Arthur
Wings – Birdy
All of Me – John Legend
I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
You Might Need Somebody - Shola Ama
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Stuck On You - Lionel Richie
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Customer questions

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

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. Timings can always change, so just let me know ASAP and I can hopefully accommodate.

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

Yes, I offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 45 minutes to 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up, I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my live performance!

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

Yes, you can select all the songs you would like to hear on the day. You can either choose songs from my song list, or send me any new song requests (providing you let me know of any new songs 2 weeks before the event).

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own PA system and microphone that is PAT tested. Also happy to use your PA if you prefer.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, providing I have enough time to learn them (preferably 2 weeks before the event). I may already know it :)

Prices

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£350
Up to 3 hours£450
Packages
Wedding ceremony
- Music before the service begins - A "walk down the aisle" song - 2-3 songs during the signing of the register - Exit music
£350
Private Party
2X45 minute sets with 15 minute break in-between.
£350
Drinks reception
2X45 minute sets with 15 minute break in-between.
£350
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
£600
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.
£15
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Steve G
2 days ago
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5 out of 5

Lara was brilliant a lovely singer with a great range of materials she fitted in with our event despite a few hiccups on our part I would highly recommend her

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Mrs T
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant! Fantastic Singing. Everyone commented on her excellent performance and how good she was. What a lovely Girl. Would Definately book Lara again 🥰

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Ruth B
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely brilliant, everyone loved it and created such a great atmosphere. If I ever need a singer again I will be rebooking Lara!

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Jake H
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lara performed an intimate evening garden party for my 31st birthday and was just perfect for the vibe. Fun and intimate was exactly what we were after. A mix of modern and old songs were performed and she met the brief and atmosphere perfectly. Couldn’t recommend her enough to suit your requirements. Can’t wait to have her back

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From other customers:

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James S
20 days ago, for a Private event in Esher
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5 out of 5

We picked Lara to sing a selection of modern and old classics for a fun family and friends catch up evening. She was brilliant, lovely voice and very professional. She had everyone up dancing and singing so by 7.30pm we had a full on party going, and all before dinner..... Well done Lara, you were a star and wish you much success for the future.....

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Jade H
1 month ago, for a Wedding in Pilgrims Row
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5 out of 5

We had Lara sing at our wedding drinks reception on Saturday. There are not enough words to express what a beautiful singer she is. From the first contact we had with her right up until the day, her service was flawless. We came up with a list of songs that we wanted to add to the already vast list she provided us with, she sourced music and even learnt the songs that we requested and I can’t thank you enough for making our day as perfect as it was. You even had people up dancing which I was so happy to see! If you’re looking for a singer for your wedding or event, then look no further. I would book her again in a blink of an eye, thank you Lara you are a gem! xx

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