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Lauri Lyster - The Drummer Girl


Vancouver musician Lauri Lyster brings together some of the city’s finest musicians in The Drummer Girl, an eclectic cabaret chronicling her adventures as a professional musician.


From the acclaimed  Winter Harp to landmark jazz/blues ensemble Mother of Pearl, this autobiographical show about this multi-talented percussionist’s career draws you into the inside world of the music industry. Lovers of blues, jazz, world, and classical music will be tapping their toes to Lyster’s catchy songs and charmed by her endearingly funny stories of blazing a trail as a female drummer in Vancouver.


“The Drummer Girl moves from blues to balady, frame drum to kit”, says Lyster. “Costume changes and slide images accompany me as I take you on a journey through my life as a female drummer making a living making...a lot of noise!”


Drummer Girl stars Lauri Lyster’s band:

Rene Worst on bass

Brenda Baird on keyboards/vocals

Simon Stribling on trumpet/ saxophone

Kat Wahamaa on lead vocals/mandolin

Ben Henriques on saxophone/clarinet


To satisfy a yearning to be more than a “side-man”, Lyster hit upon the idea of creating a musical revue that would showcase her various abilities in a range of musical styles. The Drummer Girl debuted at the Firehall Arts Centre in 2012 to a sold out audience and rave responses and went on to another successful show at the Orpheum Annex in 2013. From standards such as Cheek to Cheek and Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues to Lyster’s originals, The Road to Utah and The List, The Drummer Girl dances to a different drum with a beat sure to please.


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