Lara de Belder
Originally from North Yorkshire, London-based Actor, Singer & Writer Lara de Belder studied Music at the University of Leeds before training in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has since worked as a performer and creator in theatre, film, TV and concert, and is the co-writer and creator of new British comedy musical, Bird Brigade, alongside Luka Antony Bjelis, directed by Grace Taylor (SIX) and long-listed for the Stiles and Drewe Mentorship Award 2021.
Lara's passion for an eclectic range of musical genres has influenced her as a solo artist and writer of original material fusing pop with flavours of jazz, blues, funk, soul, RnB, hip hop, folk and electronic dance styles, first launching in May 2021 with Turn It Over. Describing her music as 'jazzpop', Lara takes inspiration from artists such as Celeste, Jacob Collier, Melody Gardot, Jamie Cullum, Erykah Badu, Lizzo, Amy Winehouse, Little Simz and Jessie Ware.
Lara’s music has been featured on BBC Introducing on BBC Radio Tees with Rianne Thompson and Rachel Teate as well as other radio programmes and podcasts including a placement on Bulgarian National Radio.
Lara is the current lead vocalist for 25-year running The Red Stripe Band, performs regularly with the London Gay Big Band (Britain’s Got Talent) and has recorded vocals for the likes of John Owen Jones, Howard Carpendale and Danielle Steers.
She’s performed at various festivals and venues including Crazy Coqs, Above The Arts, Talouse Latrec, The Hideaway, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Derry Jazz Festival, Galway Jazz Festival, Burton Agnes Jazz Festival, Twinwood Festival and Pride festival main stages in London, Berlin, Sitges and the Channel Islands.
Lara is also writer and vocalist with upcoming Sony-AMG artist EnEyeCee, DWB Music Publishers and Gift Of Music.
Other Credits include Channel 5's celebrity panel show Comedy Bigmouths, SkyOne's Sing: Ultimate A Cappella with Cat Deeley, Noser the Musical (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), What’s Love Got To Do With It? (Charing Cross Theatre, the Lost Theatre, Camden Fringe) Eric’s Christmas Party (the New Vic Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent), co-creator and host of West End Misfits (The Other Palace) and creator and musical director of pop a cappella group, Belt Up and LBQ+ group, The Syncing Violets.
- Off Broadway
- London/United Kingdom
- Other Countries
Interested in touring?
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Theatrical Lyricist
- Theatrical Bookwriter
- Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
- Vocal Arranger
- Voice Teacher (Private Studio)
- Voice Teacher (Educational Institution)
- ACTORS EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA)