Location: Castle Hill, NSW
Totally blind Lara Nakhle is a New Zealand born, Australian of Lebanese origin, who discovered her talent and passion for music at a very young age. She started playing piano from the age of two and singing followed soon after. From the age of five, Lara has performed at various events around Sydney, including singing competitions, school talent shows, church masses, charity fundraisers, open mic events and clubs.
In 2017, Lara was an artist on The Voice Australia, where she had the privilege of making it to the top 48. People have often described her voice as powerful, angelic, diverse in many genres and gifted. She loves performing, as it is her main passion and she hopes to inspire others through music.
Apart from performing, Lara is also completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, which she hopes to use in the future to help others. Whilst Lara has had a busy year with study in 2018, she has performed at the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 to entertain the competitors and their families at The Dome Olympic Park and had more events leading up to Christmas 2018.
She has also recorded her debut single "Love Left Behind" which was released on November 16 and she has also collaborated with Adelaide singer / songwriter, Rachael Leahcar, to release the Christmas Single "Ave Maria" on 7th December 2018.
Her debut single, "Love Left Behind" is an independent release by Lara Nakhle; music and lyrics written by Roxanne Kiely, Lara Nakhle, Stephen Kiely and John Clement; Piano and Cello Stephen Kiely; and Produced by Stephen Kiely and Roxanne Kiely at ScoopFX Music Studios in Sydney.
2019 has kicked off with a bang with Lara singing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival for the first time, entering the Tamworth Songwriters Association Talent Quest and winning the female category at the grand final, at her very first attempt. Lara has also recorded her second single "Ok Cupid" which is due for release in the first half of 2019, so keep your eyes peeled for it. Lara is also looking forward to completing her Psychology degree at Macquarie University mid year, so there are exciting things ahead this year.
Lara Nakhle - Remember Me (Jennifer Hudson cover)