Singer/Songwriter/Producer LARA KARUNA fell in love with music and performing at age eight when she was cast in the Bay Area Theaters' production of Annie. Growing up in Oakland, Ca., KARUNA sharpened her skills under the trial by fire soul/blues/gospel tradition.
Since being in Los Angeles, KARUNA has worked with such heavy-hitting talents as Kanye West, Grammy-winning producer, Scott Storch (Christina Aguilera, Pink, Beyonce, Dr. Dre), Grammy-winning producers, The Funktwons, A.K.A, Tim N Bob (Mary J. Blige, Brandy, and Bobby Valentino), legendary producer Richard Perry, ( Pointer Sisters, Carly Simon, The Beatles, Ray Charles) producer Mike City (Usher, Brandy, Sunshine Anderson, Carl Thomas) and DJ Khalil (Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent). She has performed the National Anthem both for a Clippers basketball game and at the Maddbacker's Celebrity Basketball Game.
As a songwriter/producer, KARUNA placed her song, “Choose You,” on the hit series, 90210. Other credits include: Aceleyone's, "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly," and "Lil Tupac," a song featured in the movie, "My Baby's Daddy."
KARUNA has been touring through Asia and the Middle East, with a 4-month residency at the world-renowned XIU Club in Beijing, China and another 4-month residency at Night Magic in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. In Los Angeles she has performed at such renowned venues as: The House of Blues, The Key Club, The Roxy, The Viper Room - to name a few. She has opened for R&B Singer, Marquis Houston, and also sold out Cinespace at her KISS FM sponsored Not 4 Sale album release party.
Winning over crowd after crowd, show after show, KARUNA performs with a passion rarely seen these days. Her honest songwriting, and skilled vocals combine to create irresistibly singable choruses that mask strong statements on love, life and our world.