Rising out of the hills of Central Pennsylvania as a tenacious female-fronted outlaw country band, Stephanie & the Wild Hearts (formerly known as "The Chrome Hearts") are living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail in a fiercely competitive music industry.
The group's founders Bob Onkst and wife Stephanie of Hollidaysburg have found the right match of personality and talent and are backed by lead guitarist Chad Morral, bassist Jake Naugle, and drummer Mark Panek. This band has performed at numerous fairs, festivals, parties, weddings, legions, restaurants and venues during the band's 7 year history. In response to multiple requests by fans and venues alike, Bob and Stephanie also perform in their acoustic off-shoot, "Wild Desire" and are gaining popularity quickly in the Central Pennsylvania region. No matter if it's the full band or the acoustic act, these musicians can and have successfully entertained audiences from the youngest preschool students, to the young at heart in senior centers and retirement communities.
Stephanie & the Wild Hearts have aligned their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic with a signature outlaw country sound. Stephanie & the Wild Hearts fits in between the genres of country and rock & roll.. The band's raw energy in their stand-out original songs such as “Jealous Of You”, “Money”, and “Oh NO” speaks to audiences as the songs strike a nerve both lyrically and musically. Their debut album, "Oh No" is now available by physical copy now! Grab one at our next gig, or hit the contact us button to receive one in the mail (free of charge!). We are proud to have worked with this area's best Producer/Audio Engineer team, Mark Ross & Bill Filer at Audible Images Studios in Port Matilda, PA.
The future of Stephanie & the Wild Hearts and where we are going is limitless. We've gone from playing only local shows to performing at festivals and fairs throughout PA. We are proud to have played at such venues such as: The Grange Fair (opened for The Voice Favorite Josh Gallagher & American Idol Alum. Gabby Barrett), the People's Choice Festival. the Fulton County Fair, the Apple Cider Festival, Raystown Lodge & Resort, Hollidaysburg Wing Festival, Williamsburg Community Farm Show, Ebensburg Potatofest, Shy Bear Brewing, The Burning Bridge Tavern in Wrightsville, PA, The Troubadour Lounge & Bar in Berkeley Springs, WV, a private party for President Jimmy Carter, and so many more. We are set to continue to exceed expectations and follow this musical journey as far as it takes us!