Following The October Game's first concert at Dalhousie University opening for Moev, Mc Lachlan was offered a recording contract with Vancouver-based independent record label Nettwerk by Moev's Mark Jowett.
Mc Lachlan's parents insisted she finish high school and complete one year of studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before moving to Vancouver and embarking on a new life as a recording artist.
While she was pregnant with her first child, her mother died from cancer in December 2001.
Before the trial began however, Vandrei was found dead in an apparent suicide.
Vandrei's preoccupation with Mc Lachlan was explored at length in Canadian author Judith Fitzgerald's book, Building a Mystery: The Story of Sarah Mc Lachlan & Lilith Fair.
The Lilith Fair concert tours took place from 1997 to 1999, and resumed in the summer of 2010.
On May 6, 2014, she released her first album of original music in four years, titled Shine On.When she was 17 years old and still a student at Queen Elizabeth High School in Halifax, she fronted a short-lived rock band called The October Game.