Solace also marked the beginning of her partnership with Pierre Marchand.Marchand and Mc Lachlan have been collaborators ever since, with Marchand producing many of Mc Lachlan's albums and occasionally co-writing songs.In 1997, Mc Lachlan married her drummer, Ashwin Sood, in Jamaica.
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.
One of the band's songs, "Grind", credited as a group composition, can be found on the independent Flamingo Records release Out of the Fog and the CD Out of the Fog Too. Her high school yearbook predicted that she was "destined to become a famous rock star".
While working on her next album, Afterglow, she gave birth to daughter India Ann Sushil Sood in Vancouver on April 6, 2002.
On June 22, 2007 she gave birth to her second daughter, Taja Summer Sood, in Vancouver.
The lawsuit was also challenging for the Canadian legal system: Vandrei was an admitted stalker whose acknowledged goal in filing the lawsuit was to be near Mc Lachlan.