Lara Louise was born and raised in the city of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. She learned to play guitar listening to the folk songs of Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Later, she became influenced by jazz and bossa nova singers such as Madeleine Peyroux, Carla Bruni, Julie London and Astrud Gilberto. All these different influences make for a tasteful variety of classic songs, tied together with her unique style and soft, sultry voice.
After studying philosophy in the Netherlands, Lara moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, she plays at venues and private events, either solo or supported by some of the Bay Area's finest jazz musicians. She records songs with multi-intrumentalist and producer Gawain Mathews, which to date have been streamed over ten million times on Spotify and Youtube.