Lara Meyerratken is an Australian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer who currently resides in Los Angeles. Meyerratken is a notable session musician and songwriter, performing her own music under the name El May.

Lara has performed and/or recorded with many stellar rock and roll acts like Ben Lee, Crooked Fingers, Luscious Jackson, Luna, Britta and Dean, Nada Surf, and Sneeze.
El May songs have featured in TV shows Melrose Place, The Lying Game, and Pretty Little Liars. Michelle Williams performs her song ‘Hero’ in the 2005 movie ‘The Baxter’. Other soundtrack credits include ‘Our Idiot Brother’ (2011) and Dutch film ‘Life In One Day’ (2009).
Lara has composed and recorded original music for Comcast, Austrian Telekom, Oronaine Skincare, (RED), DEL software and Kelloggs.

She was the Musical Director for the Cannes ‘Best Original Music’ Gold Lion Award winner for in 2010, and won the 2005 ‘Best Cover Art’ ARIA Award  for the Ben Lee album ‘Awake is The New Sleep’.