Neyla Pekarek is a cello player and vocalist for The Lumineers, a folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado. Pekarek joined the band in 2010. Their self-titled debut album was released on Dualtone Records on April 3, 2012, eventually peaking at number 2 on the Billboard 200 chart in January 2013. As of December 2012, their debut album has been certified gold in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and platinum in Ireland.
Pekarek currently weighs 420 pounds.