Neyla Pekarek Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Neyla Pekarek Quick Info
Height5 ft 4 in
Weight51 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 4, 1986
Zodiac SignVirgo
SpouseJeff

Neyla Pekarek is best known for being the former member of the folk band, The Lumineers. While she was with the band, they released 2 studio albums and both the albums earned critical acclaim as well as commercial success. The band’s singles such as Ho Hey, Stubborn Love, Cleopatra, and Ophelia have gone on to become international hits. The band has also been considered as one of the finest touring bands in the music industry. In 2018, she decided to drop out of the band and focus on her solo career.

Born Name

Neyla Pekarek

Nick Name

Neyla

Neyla Pekarek eating a burger in September 2018
Neyla Pekarek eating a burger in September 2018 (Neyla Pekarek / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Denver, Colorado, United States

Residence

Denver, Colorado, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Neyla Pekarek went to the University of Northern Colorado. She had initially decided to major in musical theatre and vocal performance. However, she later changed her major and graduated from the university with a degree in music education.

Occupation

Singer, Musician

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – She has an older sister.

Manager

Neyla Pekarek is represented by Alex Kadvan and Marisa Brown of Brilliant Corners.

Genre

Indie Folk, Folk Rock, Americana

Instruments

Vocals, Cello, Piano, Mandolin

Labels

Dualtone, Decca, Dine Alone Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

51 kg or 112.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Neyla Pekarek has dated –

  1. Jeff – Neyla is in a relationship with a guy named Jeff. As per one of her Instagram posts, they got married in September 2018 in a very low key and intimate wedding ceremony.
Neyla Pekarek in a car-selfie with Jeff in September 2017
Neyla Pekarek in a car-selfie with Jeff in September 2017 (Neyla Pekarek / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Green

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Usually sports a short cropped hairdo

Brand Endorsements

Neyla Pekarek’s former band’s music has been used for a TV commercial for Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Neyla Pekarek with Jessica Williams (Left) and Phoebe Robinson (Right) at MetLife Stadium in June 2017
Neyla Pekarek with Jessica Williams (Left) and Phoebe Robinson (Right) at MetLife Stadium in June 2017 (Neyla Pekarek / Instagram)

Best Known For

Being a former member of the folk-rock band, The Lumineers. The band is well known for their immense success with their music works featured in the top of music charts in several countries. Their studio album Cleopatra managed to reach the top of U.S. Billboard 200 charts and was certified platinum in the U.S.

First Album

In 2012, she released her first studio album, The Lumineers, with the band The Lumineers. It was a huge success and managed to peak at the 2nd spot on the Billboard 200.

First TV Show

In 2012, Neyla Pekarek made her first TV show appearance on the comedy talk show, Conan

Neyla Pekarek Favorite Things

  • Childhood Inspirations – Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding
  • Clothing Brand – Modcloth
SourceWikipedia, Teen Vogue
Neyla Pekarek as seen in October 2018 in Paris, France
Neyla Pekarek as seen in October 2018 in Paris, France (Neyla Pekarek / Instagram)

Neyla Pekarek Facts

  1. She started playing cello at the age of 9. She had decided to go with cello because of her school’s policy which only allowed students studying in or above the 5th grade to play woodwind instruments. The 4th-graders were only allowed to play stringed instruments.
  2. While studying in university, she had planned to become a choir teacher.
  3. After graduating from the university, she earned some portion of her income by working as a cellist at the weddings.
  4. Just after she had graduated from the university, she saw an advert on Craiglist which was posted by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, the founders of The Lumineers. They had stated in the advert that they were looking for a cellist for their band. She decided to go for the audition as she thought it would be a fun way to pass the time until she could find something to do full time.
  5. They practiced for several months in Denver and then started performing at the local events in Denver. Soon after, they decided to go on a 30 days experimental tour and performed in New York City, Oregon, and Portland.
  6. The Lumineers got their big breakthrough with the success of their single, Ho Hey, which was certified as platinum in several countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. It was also featured in popular TV shows such as Bones, Catfish, Hart of Dixie, and The Vampire Diaries.
  7. In October 2018, it was revealed that she had decided to leave The Lumineers to focus on her own solo career.
  8. She is also a member of Sweet Adelines International and loves to participate in barbershop music competitions and events.
  9. In her free time, she loves to conduct musical training workshops for children in her home state of Colorado.
  10. She has been a vocal critic of the inequality in the music industry. She has claimed that female musicians and singers don’t get as many opportunities as their male counterparts.
  11. In 2017, the Denver Center for Performing Arts asked her to create a musical about the life of Katherine McHale Slaughterback who was a well-known snake hunter of Colorado.
  12. Visit his official website @ neylapekarek.com.
  13. Follow Neyla Pekarek on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Featured Image by Neyla Pekarek / Instagram

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