Chicago vocalist and The Ameripolitan Awards “2019 Rockabilly Female of the Year” Tammi Savoy and award winning guitarist Chris Casello lay down Original 40's, 50s & 60s inspired Music, Early Roots Rhythm and Blues, Jump Blues, Rockabilly, Classic Country, Roots Jazz, Blues and Swing. It is Mid-Century Rockin’ R&B.
Rhythm & Roll best describes the music of Tammi Savoy and The Chris Casello Combo. Tammi with her beautiful, strong and resonant voice combined with Chris’s dynamic “wild” guitar and steel playing perform their Original music as well as the music that continues to inspire the passion in their performances. Tammi’s influences include songs from Ruth Brown, Annisteen Allen, Lavern Baker, Esther Phillips, Varetta Dillard, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and so many others.
Get ready to reminisce a little, bob your head and smile to familiar tunes, then get out of your seats, dance, and have a rockin' good time.
Lead Vocals: Tammi Savoy • Guitar & Vocals: Chris Casello • Electric & Upright Bass & Vocals: Jesse Woelfel • Drums & Vocals: Russ Deluca
“Imagine an elegant singer who stepped out of a ’40s pinup and a guitar-slinger who stepped out of a ’50s rumble playing a mix of sweet R&B and vintage rockabilly. That’s what you get from the Chicago duo of Tammi Savoy and Chris Casello” -Brett Milano, Boston Herald
'Ain't Givin' Up Nothin' - New England Shakeup festival - BOPFLIX sessions
“The beautiful Tammi Savoy” - Vintage Rock Magazine
“Tammi is a top notch rockin’ R&B vocalist of the old school bringing life back to classics with Chris’ scintillating guitar expertise” - Blue Suede News
"Them There Eyes" in Deke Dickerson's R&B Revue - Viva Las Vegas 21
Blue Suede News #115
"This Little Girl's Gone Rockin"
“a celebration of everything retro, Rockabilly, and vintage R & B” - Megan Gnad, Rhythms Magazine (Australia)
"If It's News to You"
☼ WAT-SUN STUDIO ☼
Lance Lipinsky and The Lovers: "Shake Baby Shake"
Miss Tammi Savoy enjoys being one of the lovely and fabulous "Lovettes" of the “Lance Lipinsky and The Lovers” band providing vocals and harmonies.
Describing the Lovers as what Lance Lipinsky calls "American Made Rock & Roll Music" , it's obvious that Lance Lipinsky and The Lovers is an evolution of time preserving these American melting pots of Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Western Swing, Doo Wop, Soul, etc, as heard on their debut album "Roll", available here.
Tammi Savoy shines in Lance Lipinsky's explosive, retrospective stage show biography of the golden age of Rock & Roll: "Shake Baby Shake" .
Performing the hits of the major artists of the 1950's & 60's, pumpin’ piano entertainer Lance Lipinsky and his band The Lovers, tell the story behind the music as the audience is encouraged to dance and request songs in an interactive concert atmosphere.
Preserving the original authentic sound of the music combined with high energy showmanship, Lance Lipinsky explores the melting pot of styles that created pop music's most innovative decade.
Half concert and half history lesson, fans of this Atomic era of music will hear the founding sub-genres that contributed to the birth of the Rock & Roll sound in chronological order such as:
Rhythm & Blues, Country & Western, Rockabilly, Doo Wop, Surf, Soul & more.
Shake Baby Shake also features the charming "Lovettes" , the three dazzling young ladies honor the girl groups and major female artists of the decade such as the McGuire Sisters,Chordettes, Lavern Baker, Connie Francis, Ronettes, Shangri-Las, the Supremes, Etta James & more... Recently featured on the hit PBS Doo Wop Generations Special, The Lovettes add harmony and show stopping choreography.
SHAKE. BABY, SHAKE! : BLASTIN THE EXPLOSIVE BIG BANG ATOMIC ROCK & ROLL BEATS OF THE 1950'S & 60'S.
“Moves like Elvis, picks guitar like Chuck Berry, & pounds the piano like Jerry Lee Lewis... Lipinsky resurrects 50's classics in SHAKE BABY SHAKE!"- Richard Porter, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Da Doo Ron Ron
Little Bitty Pretty One featuring Alyssa Joelle
The Lovettes: "Leaders of The Pack"
You can also catch Tammi Savoy performing with The Lovettes in their own stage show, "Leaders of The Pack"
“LEADERS OF THE PACK” is the retrospective biographical concert celebration the major female artists from the golden years of mid century pop music from the 1940's, 50's and 60's.
Hosted by the charming "Lovettes", these irresistible leading ladies take you through the top hits of the era through harmony, dance, narration, and multimedia production. Audiences worldwide are mesmerized with the Lovette's show stopping choreography, powerhouse vocals, and nostalgic authentic attention to detail in more than 25 iconic songs.
Spotlighting the 1940's big band era of the Andrew Sisters, to the Rock & Roll sounds of the 50's, and the 60's pop of the Shirelles, Ronnettes, Supremes and more, Leaders of the Pack is the ultimate "ladies night out", appealing to all ages everywhere who are fans of the often underestimated girl group legacy.
"Leaders Of The Pack" Sizzle Reel - Starring The Lovettes
“It’s an honor to pass the torch on to the next Doo-wop generation, The Lovettes.”- Beverly Lee, The Shirelles
One Fine Day
“They sound terrific!” - Judy Craig, The Chiffons - AS SEEN ON PBS DOO WOP GENERATIONS
Jim Dandy - LaVern Baker Cover
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra Cover
“A wonderful tribute.” - Brenda Lee
The Dean Z Show
An unrivaled musical celebration of a bygone era of rock 'n' roll, pop, and rhythm and blues. Award-winning and internationally acclaimed entertainer Dean Z, sings the hit music that inspires his passion for performance. Songs made famous by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Buddy Holly, Michael Jackson and many others come to life with timeless appeal and contemporary flavor. Dean Z delivers it all with boundless energy, Broadway-worthy dance moves and vocals, and jaw-dropping musicianship on multiple instruments. Spontaneous excitement and audience interaction make each concert experience uniquely its own. "The Dean Z Show" mesmerizes crowds of all ages, firing up the virtual jukebox for an ultimate, unforgettable performance!
Soul Spectacular features a lineup of some of the best musicians in the Windy City, original 60’s soul stirrers, and some of the strongest new voices in Chicago come together to keep the Soul Era era alive.
THIS IS NO DASHED-OFF TRIBUTE - JUST PEOPLE WHO LOVE SOUL DOIN' IT RIGHT WITH A 10 PIECE BAND GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU GROOVE AGAIN.
Curated by Chicago Director and Jc Brooks & The Uptown Sound Founder Billy Bungeroth - This show features a group who collectively have performed all over the world backing up the likes of: The Temptations, Otis Clay, Lee Fields, Barbara Lynn, The O’Jays, Jeff Tweedy, JC Brooks, Fred Armisen, The Oh My's, and Syl Johnson.