leaders of the pack

The Lovettes perform their original show “Leaders Of The Pack”, a musical bio depicting the evolution of The Girl Group.  “Leaders Of The Pack” is the world's most authentic salute to the women who changed music history. This retrospective concert, jam packed with harmony, dance, and narration celebrates the major female artists/groups of the golden years of pop, spanning from the 1940's- 1960s. 

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, Ronettes, 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.

The Lovettes love to perform with their 5-piece band (The Lovers), but tracks are also an option. Anywhere between a 20 min opener, to a full 120 minute show!

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It’s an honor to pass the torch on to the next Doo-wop generation, The Lovettes.
— Beverly Lee, The Shirelles
They sound terrific!
— Judy Craig, The Chiffons

Meet The Lovettes

Darcy Jo Wood

Darcy is a little lady with a BIG voice and is also the creator, writer and producer of The Lovettes: Leaders Of The Pack. For the past 11 years she’s been hitting the pavement as a professional actress, singer and entertainer and has traveled the world doing what sure loves. She represented by Big Mouth Talent in Chicago, IL and is a proud member of AEA and SAG.

Select Theatre credits include Heartbreak Hotel (Broadway Playhouse) Million Dollar Quartet (original Chicago cast), Joseph (Drury Lane Oakbrook) Grease (Paramount), and Dee Snider’s Rock & Roll Christmas Tale (Broadway Playhouse). TV: “Empire,”“Real Life 101,” “The David Letterman Show”, “PBS Doo-Wop-Generations”. Film: The Rake (available on Amazon Prime Video). When she's not on the theatrical stage Darcy's entertaining the masses singing with various rock and roll bands including her own girl group - The Lovettes, The Legendary Ladies of Country- portraying the sounds of iconic Patsy Cline and with 50’s rockin’ roller; Lance Lipinsky & The Lovers. www.darcyjowood.com

Jess Lyons

Jess is a Chicagoan by way of sunny Florida and a BFA graduate of Roosevelt University's CCPA. She's spent most of her good years filling her passport with stamps as a performer, tour manager, and producer. She now works as a Casting Director at the top commercial agency in downtown Chicago by day, and sings her heart out to the oldies by night! Be sure to catch her rendition of “He’s So Fine” by Chiffons with The Lovettes on PBS’ special “Doo-Wop Generations” honoring the old and new groups of Doo-Wop. https://youtu.be/HytZSFZPWIA

Tammi Savoy

Sangin' from her heart and soul is what classic soul, vintage and roots R&B singing Tammi Savoy loves to do. Born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, Tammi Savoy now calls Chicago, Illinois home. Although she has been singing since the age of 3 in her church choir, Tammi Savoy is quickly rising and making her mark in the music industry. Internationally touring with her own act "Tammi Savoy & The Chris Casello Combo" and with several elite bands as well as providing vocals for various artists including many highly acclaimed Elvis Tribute Artists, and Bobby Wilson, son of the legendary Jackie Wilson. She has also performed her very own tribute to Diana Ross and was recently crowned the 2019 Ameripolitan Music Rockabilly Female of the year.


I love me some Lovette’s!
— Pete Hernandez , The Love Notes