Montreal trio Lyse and the Hot Kitchen features local songstress and stand-up drummer Lyse Desgagnés, a.k.a. Lyse Desjeûner, bassist Jérôme Hébert and veteran Quebec guitarist Arthur Cossette, formerly of 1960s cult groups Les Jaguars and Les Sinners. Growing up in a suburb of Québec City, Desgagnés took up percussions and played in her village's majorette band as a child, before finally settling in Montréal, where she spent a good part of the 1990s singing in jazz clubs and studying acting. Called in from time to by Ray Condo to play drums, Cossette noticed her and invited her to play with his band. From jamming sessions between the two was born Lyse and the Hot Kitchens, an eclectic duo mixing garage, French Yé-Yé or jazzy numbers with Cossette's legendary gritty vintage guitar licks.