Named the “Best up-and-coming band in 2015” by Hudson Valley Magazine, Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones are NY’s premier Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Retro Rock n’ Roll outfit. With the release of their fully crowd-funded debut album, “Luck Maker”, a music video for their single “Whiskey Pick” (official selection of the Woodstock Film Festival, and in WDST’s top 100 songs of 2014) and a relentless performance and touring schedule, it has proved to be an exciting time for the Ark-Tones.
Born from a hybrid of Lara’s former Rockabilly band The Champtones, and upright bassist Matt’s international Psychobilly act The Arkhams, The Ark-Tones hit the ground running in 2012 with the addition of Chris Heitzman on guitar and Dave Tetreault on drums. This fun-loving bunch packs the dance floor with their own original musical offerings in the vintage style as well as re-workings of Rockabilly, Rock n Roll and Rhythm & Blues classics and standards. This “travelin’ band” is out there pleasing listeners of all ages and walks of life…wherever they roam. [+]