A vocalist and lyricist with an ardent cult following, Katie Jane Garside (born July 8, 1968) fronted the band Daisy Chainsaw and sang guest vocals for Test Dept.. She reappeared in the late 90s as the lead singer of Queen Adreena, an independent rock band from London.
In 2005 she released a solo album, entitled 'Lullabies In A Glass Wilderness' under the pseudonym 'Lalleshwari'. This was initially made available on her website as a CD/DVD pack, limited to 300 copies, the first 100 being signed and numbered by Katie Jane. The DVD contained films directed by James Sutton, who has previously created artwork for Queen Adreena, Maple Bee, Huski, and Vertigo Angels. About six months later, a slightly different CD digipack version of the album was released on her website. This version included new songs 'Marybell (Rides To Town On A Pig)' and 'In The Birdcage Part.1', but left off 'Play For Us'. The arrangements for some of the songs are notably different on this version.
More recently, KatieJane has begun collaborating with Chris Whittingham in a project called Ruby Throat.
Her sister, Melanie Garside (aka Maple Bee), also has a career in music, and has sometimes collaborated and performed with Katie Jane and Queen Adreena.
Hole frontwoman Courtney Love once cited Katie Jane as the first real Riot Grrrl along with Kat Bjelland of Babes in Toyland and herself.