Lara Eidi is a singer-songwriter based in London.
Originally Lebanese- Canadian, Athens born Eidi is a versatile jazz- folk -cross over vocalist who blends jazz improvisational vocals with the sensitivity of a songwriter, met with the skilled nuances of a Streisand influenced vocal approach . She discovered a love for music at an early age, attaining a keen interest in piano and singing and performed with the Greek National Opera Productions as a young chorister from the age of 11. Her affinity for learning how to sing, play and create led her to delve in artistic paths that honed all her training as a musician as well as a writer . After completing a Degree in English Literature at the University of St Andrews, Lara pursued the path of music. She quickly made a name for herself as a jazz singer and collaborative songwriter in her hometowns of Athens and Beirut. She released to EP's to rave Reviews, and took her band on tour around Greece, Scotland, and Lebanon. She was praised for having a voice that "was reminiscent of " Streisand's clear vocal empathy yet Joni Mitchell in person, something entirely of her own accord" ( Broadway Baby, Edinburgh). She then moved to London where she completed a Masters in Jazz Voice Studies with distinction at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she now resides. She began to appear as an invited guest with celebrated UK Jazz vocalists and often engaged in music collaborations with creative cross- genre endeavours. She has performed in a multitude of venues, amongst them St Martins in the Field, the Barbican, Milton Court, Pizza Express Dean Street, Sofar Sounds. Just recently she was featured as an up and coming artist for BBC Radio London where she performed her song " Damien" and spoke about her upcoming album, “ Her upcoming performances include an exciting collaboration with renowned Lebanese film director " Soula Saad" , as a featured artist and composer in her documentary titled " Feminititude: Voices of the Mediterranean " ( release date 2020.) in Lebanon, and a special performance with her trio at the GoodWill Caravan Gala Dinner on November the 16, a fundraiser for refugees in Greece.
“ ..one of those singers who connects with the audience as soon as she starts to sing. Perhaps
psychologists can explain the gift – and it is a gift”
Sandy Brown Jazz, June 2017
“A singer that knows no niche, because she has created one of her own”
Maria Markouli – Athens News
“Sincere, heartfelt. It was then that I realised that music runs through Lara’s veins. It is not just something
she does, but it is a part of her very being, far more than just an intense passion.” Andrea Vermark,
Culture Box, South Africa
“Eidi is compelling in her sincerity, calmness, and deft phrasing.. She can soar into high soprano notes with a lightness of touch, fall off the notes with ease, and play into her jazz inflection.” Fraser Morris, House that Soul Built,
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