Lara Stirton is an experienced Vocalist, actress and Mistress of ceremonies, who oozes enthusiasm and professionalism on stage. Her background of solid classical training, tertiary training in music, singing and performance have stood her in good stead.
Completing a 26 subject \"Musicianship and Management\"
Diploma at the Allenby Campus Contemporary Music School with 13
Distinctions and Top Vocal student, got her career started on the right foot..
A mere 3 weeks after completing her studies she began performing at Venues like Caesars palace, and within a month was whisked off to Dubai to perform at the \"Five Star Inter-Continental Hotel\" for 8 months, performing 6 nights a week in a band . This formed the beginning of some serious performing experience in bands, in shows and doing solo work-all around the country.
For the last seven years, Lara has performed in numerous singing and dancing extravaganza shows at Carnival City and Carousel Casino where she has sang and danced her way into the hearts of many an audience.
These shows included \"Let the Good times Roll\", \"Lets Party\", \"Body Talk\", \"Hot in the City\" ,\"Decades\" ,\"Sexy Back\",\"Xtasy\", \"Decades\" and \"Simply Irresistible\" where she worked alongside people like Alison Pucci, Emmanuel Castis, Mia Thomas, Gary Burts, Lee Rath and many more.
She has also been a part of the \"Sisters Sentimental \" harmonic trio for corporate show performances for 4 years now, performing alongside \"V\" or Veronique from IDOLS and some of South Africa\'s most renowned musicians: Denni Lallouette, Phil Holder and Neill Ettridge to mention but a few. Recently this singing trio performed at the RMB Starlight classics in Cape Town to 7000 excited people!
Other Corporate Shows along the way have included work with the following artists: Robin Walsch, \"V\" from idols, Mia Thomas, Joe Clarke, Timothy Maloi, Duane Rockwell, Vange Coker, Christine Mansua, Strini Pillay and performed at just about every venue around the country including \"Sun City Superbowl\", \"Sandton Convention Centre\", \"The Michaelangelo\", \"Sandton Sun\", \"Summerplace\", Carnival city, \"Gold Reef City\" and \"Carousel\" and many more for over eight years now.
She has toured the country for Nedbank on numerous occasions as part of a roadshow performing industrial theatre, directing and managing the artists, and giving powerpoint presentations to all the branch managers country-wide as part of a new campaign launch. She has performed for the Prince of Jeddah numerous times, aswel as managed and sourced artists to perform and co-ordinated and conceptualized the entertainment for him in the Seychelles.
Another Theatre production she performed in, was the adult pantomime \"Rotten Hood\" written and directed by Paul Slabolesky at Carnival city. She acted sang and danced alongside Mark Richardson and Joey Rasdeen.
She has lectured vocal subjects for first and second year pupils at Allenby Campus(Damelin\'s )Music school for seven years now.
She has been Mistress of ceremonies for many performances by the JMI Orchestra in Joburg and co-hosted the FNB Vuma awards with Mark Richardson as \"Caroline Kepcher\'s\" character and also performed a few cabaret numbers at that function.
Having the versatility of being able to sing, host, act and move well, gives her the ability to adapt and perform for just about any function!