The Stagecoach full band adds pedal steel and fiddle, making it a true country experience. We play both modern and traditional country, as well as Classic and Southern rock. We are available for private parties, weddings and corporate events.
Gary Hyatt ( Bass Guitar and Vocals) and band manager, was born in the Bronx N. Y. Gary is a local businessman with strong ties to the community and local law enforcement. Gary has enjoyed Country and Southern and Classic rock music his whole life. Gary founded Stagecoach in 2013, and the band plays many shows a year.
Bobby D'Andrea (Acoustic/Electric Guitar and Lead Vocals) 1964 New York in a basement with all the guitars and vocals coming out of one amp and a drum set. Bobby, with some friends from St. Jerome grammar school in Brooklyn, put together a group called The Strays. The band became very popular in the late 60's playing local churches, dances and clubs. In the 70's, the band traveled up and down the East Coast from Florida to New Jersey. For a long time after that, Bobby stayed away from music to raise a family. In 2007, Bobby entered and became a finalist in a New York State Senior Idol competition after his wife read about it in Newsday and encouraged him to try out. Since then, his passion for music returned with a vengeance. In addition to Stagecoach, Bobby performs with two other bands. The harmonies, the music and the playing will bring you back to where it all began for Bobby and take you to new places.
Lorraine McCormack ( Percussion and Vocals ) Lorraine is a Long Island native who's love of music began with classical and show tunes. She sang and performed in a local Top 40 cover band at the age of 16. After taking a child-rearing sabbatical, she then returned to singing with her church choir; and now, in addition to singing, loves to add new and different percussion instruments to create something unique for Stagecoach. Lorraine was attracted to Country because of the storytelling aspect. Her musical influences are Reba McEntire, Little Big Town, JoDee Messina, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Clint Black and Ronnie Dunn.
Crista Pervelis (Lead Vocals) Crista brings 25 years of experience as a lead singer to Stagecoach, having previously performed at public and private venues across Long Island and Queens. Her influences encompass a variety of genres and artists including classical works by Aaron Copland and G. F. Handel, 80's pop singles by Wham and Pat Benatar, and of course, Country smash hits by Patsy Cline, the Dixie Chicks and Sugarland. In her spare time, she is a full-time licensed clinical social worker at a Long Island high school, a wife who is liked by her husband (at least most of the time), and a mom of two very busy and nearly always well-behaved boys.
Mike McKeon (Drums) Mike got his first set of drums at the tender age of 3 and he hasn't stopped playing or learning since. All through grade school, middle and high school he's performed jazz, big band and orchestral performance. Mike's studied at the Chet Doboe school and with Carl Meyers. Stagecoach is lucky to have a drummer with over 25 years of study and performance under his belt.
Gino Sacco (keyboards) UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Elvin Cartagena (lead guitar) UNDER CONSTRUCTION