Lara started singing at a young age and learned to play piano and guitar along the way. Her first EP, “Illuminate” (Produced by Richard Brokensha), was released in 2014 and because of her unique voice and modern soulful song-writing, Lara has gained the ears of many professionals in the music industry.

2014 was a big year for Lara, releasing her EP and performing alongside many big South African artists such as, Michael Lowman, The kiffness, The Parlotones and many more. Her and her band, “Lara Gear Band”, went on to play at The Smoking Dragon Festival in the Drakensberg over New Years. She recently featured as the cover story in the “Get It” magazine as well as had her new single “Skydive” play-listed on 5fm.

Name: Lara Gear, born 27 June 1996 (19) from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Music Genre: Experimental

Musical Inspirations: Aggi De Aguiar (mentor), Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, Lorde

Lara has now moved to Pretoria from Nelspruit to pursue her love for music and gain further knowledge of the music industry.

Awards/Achievements:

  • Cultural scholarship for St Stithians College
  • Top 4 contestant out of 173 bands at the Be The Band competition in Durban

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