Latest News! Tara "MYSTARA" Heft is thrilled to announce that she has been nominated for the Artist of the Year (Female) category in the upcoming 2018 FACES of OTTAWA AWARDS! Friends and Fans are welcome to vote DAILY until the voting closes on January 24th, 2018.
MYSTARA has had another amazing year!! The band celebrated the 2-year anniversary of their debut album, Devil's Paintbrush, released at the National Arts Centre's Fourth Stage, as well as MYSTARA's SOUL FIRE Rock EP which was released a year later on October 22nd, 2016, the band's second release in just over a year.
Both events were a huge success, featuring a dynamic performance of MYSTARA's original songs with some of Ottawa’s premier musicians.
To celebrate these exciting milestones in MYSTARA'S discography, the band hosted
on Friday, October 27th at Greenfield's Music Hall, 900 Greenbank Road. Friends, Fans, and Indie Music Aficionados who attended this fun and festive costumed event, where the band debuted their brand new song "Easy Street" to a wonderful audience who were also treated to MYSTARA'S powerful, rocked-up version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's title song from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA!
MYSTARA was honoured to be invited to perform as the opening act for Canada's legendary HONEYMOON SUITE, who put on a killer SOLD OUT SHOW at The Brass Monkey on Friday, November 24th, 2017!
The band's final public performance of 2017 took place at LIVE on Elgin on Thursday, December 14th, at MAIDEN CANADA'S
PURSE-POWER CHARITY SHOWCASE which featured three original acts including MYSTARA, The Leslie Rohonczy Band, and
O Neptune. Close to 100 purses filled with women's toiletries were donated by our
show-goers, and following the show, the purses were brought to three local women's shelters just in time for the holidays!
Tara Heft, singer/songwriter for MYSTARA, is a founding member of MAIDEN CANADA, a coalition that strives to promote Canadian Women creating original music while giving back to the community through charity fundraisers.
Both MYSTARA albums are available for digital download on BandCamp and iTunes. MYSTARA's debut album is available in hard copy CD format from IndiePool and BandCamp. Please visit the Upcoming Shows page for a complete listing of performance dates!