LAC Presents: LAC Presents: Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

No Longer “20 Feet From Stardom,” Lisa Fischer is Finally Stepping Into the Spotlight!

Mississauga, ON: Mississauga, ON: On April 28, 2019, the Living Arts Centre presents: MS. LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON in Hammerson Hall at 7:30PM. Tickets start at $40; Add pre-show dinner in the Living Arts Centre’s LIVE restaurant for a specially priced Dinner & Show Package.

Unlike many other backup singers profiled in Morgan Neville’s 2013 Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, Lisa Fischer did not yearn to be a lead singer despite her immense vocal talent. It isn’t surprising though that she became one of the film’s breakout stars, and has been touring her with her new band, Grand Baton!

After singing background for icons such as the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Nine Inch Nails, Lisa Fischer ignites her passionate, masterful voice with a fusion of African, Middle Eastern and Caribbean rhythms, psychedelic soul, and progressive rock. Her years influenced by atmospheric rock are apparent, and with the help of her three-piece band, MS. LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON work through arrangements of classic jazz, pop and rock tunes with refreshing new twists and turns.

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“Fischer doesn’t have to wail like Robert Plant when she sings Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ in concert, nor does she have to coo like Mick Jagger when handling the Rolling Stones’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’. With a voice that can move mountains, Fischer can simply be herself.” – Times Colonist (2018) 

“She was captivating! Her voice was a high soprano with a mixture of a low alto in one chorus. It was astounding to hear her range in one familiar song, like 'Heart & Soul.' Her rendition of many old favourites was remarkable.” – Fan (California, 2018)

“If ever a singer could be said to possess a powerful vocal instrument, it would be Fischer.” – Press Herald (2017) 

JC Maillard, French composer, guitarist, and pianist, founded Grand Baton in 2006. In 2013, Grand Baton began its collaboration with Lisa Fischer. Since beginning their tour in 2014, MS. LISA FISCHER & GRAND BATON have performed in sold-out concert halls across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.