Lara Lewis is a keyboard player and singer who writes and performs pop music with a smattering of R&B. She studied classical piano for many years before coming to the conclusion that she actually sucked at it. After a long hiatus from music, Lara began hitting open mics in Whitehorse in 2006. In 2007, she joined the Yukon Women in Music collective. Her song was one of the songs chosen to be on their 2009 compilation album, and was also chosen to be the title for the album (Tether, Hooks and Velcro). She has played in various bands since 2007 and even went to the Olympics in 2010 as part of the cultural contingent with the Sophisticated Cavemen band.
Lara currently performs original and cover songs with the band Lara and the Danz, and is releasing her debut full length album in October 2017 - Lov Lavatic. This album of pop songs is melodic, upbeat and artfully arranged by producer Jordy Walker. Recorded at Green Needle Records and Stackwall Productions in Whitehorse, it features Graeme Peters (drums), Daniel Bouck and Micah Smith (both on bass), Jordy Walker (guitar and vox), Scott Maynard (vox) and Lara Lewis (keys and vox).