About the Band
Onye and the Messengers
Onye and The Messengers are a 7 piece Afro Groove Ensemble! Under the inspiration renowned Nigerian percussionist and performer, Onye Onyemaechi, these amazingly diverse professional musicians collaborate, compose and play a music that is a celebration of body and soul.
The sensational Horn Section of The Messengers includes John Kadyk on Tenor Saxophone and Steel Pan, and Cricket Seagull on Flute, Baritone Sax and Tenor Saxophone. The dynamic Rhythm Section includes Troy Silveria on Keyboard, Gregg Dessen, Rhythms & Lead Guitar, Dr. Brian Lemesh on bass and Mark Escalera on Drum Set.
With an electrifying blend of influences ranging from Afro Beat, Reggae, Funk, Jazz and World Music, The Messengers can perform nationally and internationally for any entertainment events including festivals, corporate and private functions, universities, concerts and wineries.
Onye Onyemaechi (African Percussion, Lead Vocal),
Mark Escalera (Drum Set, Vocals),
Troy Silveria (Vocals, Keyboard, Piano),
Cricket Seagull (Flute,Baritone Sax and tenor Saxophone),
John Kadyk (Vocals, Saxophone and Steelpan),
Molly Johnson (Trombone, Vocals),
Jeremy Gorman (Guitar),
Dr, Brian Lemesh (Bass)