Soul singer Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton hit the Royal Theatre for a March 27 show. Photo by Djeneba Aduayom

Legendary soul singer Lisa Fischer and trio return to Royal

Longtime backup singer for The Rolling Stones showing off her solo talents

Lisa Fischer in concert is addictive. Every performance is so enriching, exciting, transcendent that you want more.

Fischer will take the stage with the Grand Baton trio for a one-night-only show, March 27 at the Royal Theatre.

With remarkable vocal range and vocabulary, Fischer can sing soul, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, folk and classical with equal facility and authority. Her approach tends to be intimate, artful and almost meditative, accompanied by her interpretive dancing, but she also can cut loose and funk with fierceness and rock with abandon.

Fischer and her virtuosic trio Grand Baton create hypnotic grooves that are impossible to resist: an organic gumbo of progressive rock, psychedelic soul, African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean rhythms and classical influences.

After years electrifying the world’s largest arenas backing legends like The Rolling Stones, Sting and Nine Inch Nails, Fischer is emerging as an inventive and heartfelt artist in her own right.

Her 1991 album So Intense featured the Grammy-winning hit song “How Can I Ease The Pain.” But Fischer never put her own band together, never toured under her own name. Instead she kept her beloved day job — singing backup for mentors like Luther Vandross, Tina Turner and, for 26 years, the Stones. In 2013, the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom featured clips of Lisa’s legendary duet with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter” and glowing testimonials from famous colleagues.

Tickets are available at rmts.bc.ca

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