Quickly becoming one of Pittsburgh's hottest country bands!! Stampede is a high energy country/rock band, playing around the Pittsburgh area since 2005. Having played at numerous festivals, fairs, and venues including the Pepsi Cola Roadhouse and the former Post Gazette Pavillion as an opener on the VIP stage for artists Tim Mcgraw and Jason Aldean. They have also played at The Y108 Battle of the bands at The 3 Rivers Regatta, Y108 Country Nights at Jergels Rhythm Grille, and the Grand Opening of Y108s Country in the City at Xtaza Nightclub in the Strip District. Most recently they had the honor of opening for National Artist Chris Young, at The 3 Rivers Regatta, and playing the 4th of July Celebration at Point State Park in Pittsburgh. Their original song "Feel The Fire" was chosen to be played in rotation on Froggy Radio as one of Froggy's featured "Hometown Country artists" in 2016. Their debut album "Feel The Fire" is available to purchase for download on all major online music retailers, and available to purchase at live shows!
Mandi graduated from Point Park University with a B.A in Musical Theatre Performance in 2004. She has performed at Kennywood and Idlewild Amusement parks and also Rye Playland in New York under American Entertainment Productions. She was also a member of the indie rock band Love Tara. She performed in many venues in the Pittsburgh area including Hard Rock Cafe, Altar Bar, and Club Cafe. She also had the privilege of singing the National Anthem at the Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. She is extremely happy to be a member of Stampede and has learned many things about bands from the experience shes had with Stampede, and cant wait to see what else there is to learn, and experience!
Tyler was Born in Ronkonkoma long island in 1965. Started playing guitar at age ten. Tyler Moved to South Florida at age 12 and soon started playing music in local clubs as a teenager. Country music would be his vocation.Through the 80s and 90s Tyler would play top clubs in the south and open for major country acts including Travis Tritt , Dan Seals , Steve Wariner as well as legends like Johnny Paycheck and Brenda Lee.Tyler recorded his first Album in the late 90s with Shiloh Ridge. He relocated to Atlanta and continued to tour and play. In 2000 he became a worship leader at his Church in Atlanta and perused his love for Praise and Worship Music. In 2007 he relocated to Pittsburgh, Pa playing with local country acts.
Throughout his career Justin Olbeter (aka “J”) has written and released two original albums with his debut band Further Down, been featured as a vocalist on radio spots for regional companies around the Northeastern U.S., made appearances on both the big and small screens in featured film and mini series network releases, has sung the American and Canadian National Anthems at professional and semi-pro sporting events, toured the country as part of Pittsburgh’s own national tribute band “(The Real) Bon Journey,” rocked the regional stage as part of rock bands Drive and A New Parallel, and can currently be found playing alongside his good friend Matt Friday as half of the multi-genre duo No Idea. Prior to his involvement in the worlds of rock and country, J was introduced to live performance as part of vocal groups and theatrical troupes in high school and college. He received his Associate of Arts from Penn State University and Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre from Point Park University.
Born and raised in the heart of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma singer/songwriter and composer writing songs. Gerald was raised in a family household of musicians. He is the youngest of 6 children who also played and sing. At the age of 5 he began singing in church then by the age of 11 he got his first guitar that his brother taught him how to play then later moved on to the bass guitar which is his favorite instrument at an older age he started playing in clubs, fairs, festivals, and has opened for Allison Kraus, Craig Morgan, Desert Rose Band, Tracy Lawrence as well as many other national acts Gerald now makes his home in southwestern Pennsylvania performing all around the tri-state area which he loves to do.
I owe my passion for music and drums to a fat man in a red suit one late December morning in 2005 when I awoke to a sparkly red 4 piece kit. Actually it was my dad, who got me into this craziness, but I am so thankful he did. The kit that the aforementioned fat man brought me has since been swapped out, and has grown quite a bit over the last 13+ years as has my continued love for music. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to start gigging on a regular basis at the age of 14. My nearly 10 years on the road has given me the opportunity to play all over the city of Pittsburgh as well as a lot of regional work in the rest of PA as well as WV and Ohio on regular basis. Those opportunities have afforded me the pleasure of sharing stages with Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, Brett Eldredge, Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw, Diamond Rio, Lindsay Ell, and LoCash to name a few. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t find myself behind my kit trying to hone my craft. Although most of my career has been within the country genre, I have a love for metal and classic rock which is evident when you see my 9 piece kit with the old fashioned rotos at one of our shows. Some of my biggest influences in music include Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Neil Peart (Rush), Alex Bent (Trivium), and Daniel Erladsson (Arch Enemy).
Tim Stewart /Our Founder/ Guardian Angel
Tim has been singing and playing in several bands over the last 25 years, a few of the more well known bands was North Star, Pure Country, Gold Rush and Stampede. He has opened up for many national acts at the Pepsi Cola Roadhouse and played the stage and VIP at First Niagara Pavillion , He has also played on the stage at Jamboree in the hills, and many other venues such as, Dollar bank jamboree at Market Square in Pittsburgh , Canonsburg Parade, pretty much every Festival and Fair in the Tri-State area, not to mention all the local bars and clubs, While with the North Star band, he was played on Froggy radio and started the first froggy idol with Danger Frog. He has been to Nashville several times, and makes it a point to get up on the stage and perform while he is there, He is looking forward to many more years of performing for all the friends and fans of Stampede.
Although we lost him in 2021, his spirit , strength, friendship and every lesson he has taught us, has made us better musicians and better people. He will be in our hearts forever, and we know he is watching over us and guiding us. We love you Tim.