Lance Lipinsky not only admits but is proud when saying he’s “not doing anything new.” The simplicity of 2 and a half minute pop songs drenched in cold reverb with baritone guitar and lightning struck piano swells is a sound Lipinsky wants to make sure survives after it’s original 60 year old conception.
With driving Jerry Lee Lewis piano rhythms and Presley inspired swagger in his own persona, Lance Lipinsky preserves the timeless tradition of the 1950’s & 60‘s subculture in not only in his songwriting, but also as a show stopping live entertainer.
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 hand few of 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 life long vinyl record collection contributed to a self-taught education on piano and guitar was instantly possessed by music before his time.
Paul Lipinsky never missed an oppurtunity 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 jukejoints he frequented.
With his parent’s blessing, Lipinsky dropped out of high school and moved to Las Vegas where we 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 now 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 fulltime 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 group.