Shake Baby Shake: Lance Lipinski and The Lovers Featuring the Lovettes
December 13, 2021
Shake Baby Shake also features the incredible Lovettes honoring the girl groups and major female artists of the '50s & '60s
Lance Lipinski gives an explosive performance showcasing the hits of the major artists of the '50s and '60s including song styles from the birth of Rock & Roll such as: Big Band, Rhythm & Blues, Western, Swing, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, the Teen Idol influence, Soul, Surf, the British Invasion, Motown & more. Shake Baby Shake also features the incredible Lovettes honoring the girl groups and major female artists of the '50s & '60s such as the Andrews Sisters, the McGuire Sisters, Lavern Baker, Connie Francis, The Ronettes, The Supremes, Etta James & more.
Reborn, American Made Rock & Roll Music
As a new sound emerged in the mid 1950's, flocks of guitar marketed themed singers dominated the scene. In this new arena called Rock & Roll, only a few front men in Mainstream Pop Music History stood behind a piano.
Not much has changed generations later as Lipinsky himself is a descendant of this rare breed of piano based entertainers, tickling the ivories of his heroes before him like Charlie Rich, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Floyd Cramer and more.
"What's good doesn't die," is a birthright motto Lipinsky displayed since childhood. With no formal training, his dad's lifelong vinyl record collection contributed to a self-taught education on piano and guitar and was instantly possessed by music before his time.
Paul Lipinsky never missed an opportunity to have his 6 year old son Lance sit in and sing with bands that made up the South Central Texas Music Scene in the Honky Tonk Juke Joints that he frequented.
With his parent's blessing, Lipinsky dropped out of high school and moved to Las Vegas where he was determined to make it in show business. With the resources Vegas had to offer for performers, Lipinsky hoped to recreate the success he previously had in Texas when he cut his teeth as a musician by honing his craft as a live entertainer.
Tackling every lounge and casino showroom, he eventually was discovered and put on the Vegas Strip at a mere 17 years old. He was blessed to now have a full time career in various productions and started concentrating on writing original material.
In 2010, Lipinsky moved to Chicago and headlined over 2500 action packed shows at the Apollo Theatre in the TONY award winning Broadway Musical: "Million Dollar Quartet." He would call Chicago his second home and formed his dream show band The Lovers with a young stand up bassist named Zach Lentino.
Other members of the Lovers include Drummer John Perrin, Guitarist Nate Adams, Saxophonist Aaron Getsug and occasional sit ins with Wyatt Maxwell, Heitor Crespo, Aaron Dacorte, Michael Monroe Goodman and Derrell Lowe.
Accompanied by the "Lovettes," Jessicsa Lyons, Temeka Estes and Darcy Jo Wood provide backup harmony in a fantasy hybrid of Lesile Gore, Diana Ross and Ronnie Spector inspired girl groups.
The influences range from Little Richard/Jerry Lee Lewis induced piano grooves all the way to Phil Spector meets Roy Orbison-esque ballads complete with a string section, timpani and tape delay galore.
Being born too late has its advantages... his adventures have led him to appear on both the David Letterman Show and at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Recently he was featured in the new HBO Series: "Vinyl" directed by Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese.
Most modern day mainstream record companies would dismiss a throwback act like Lipinsky’s and label it as "oldies" or "nostalgia," but artists like Lance devoted to the Roots music movement and reminding us that this style is not just a mere trend from the past, but rather its own Genre that has stood the test of time.
Describing the Lovers as what he calls "American Made Rock & Roll Music," it's obvious that Lipinsky is a time preserving evolutionist for these American melting pots of Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Western, Swing, Doo Wop, Soul, etc, as heard on his debut album “Roll.”
History repeats itself with Lance Lipinsky's exploration of early Rock & Roll... continuing a much awaited sequel sixty years later.
Venue & Ticketing
This January 8th, 2022 performance is on sale at full capacity without physical distancing limitations. Ticket purchasers will be notified of up-to-date Healthy & Safety Guidelines prior to each performance. The show starts promptly at 8:00 p.m. with ticket prices ranging from $45.00 - $49.00. To purchase tickets visit, https://www.aventuracenter.org/events/detail/shake-baby-shake-2022
Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets on-line at: aventuracenter.org By phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center’s Box Office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307. The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.