Village Rhythms

Together We Celebrate Life!

About the Band

Onye and the Messengers

Onye and The Messengers are a 8 piece Afro World Beat Dance Band! Led by renowned Nigerian percussionist and songwriter, Onye Onyemaechi, these amazingly diverse professional musicians play a music that is a celebration of body and soul. 

The sensational Horn Section of The Messengers includes Molly Johnson on Trombone, 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, both Josh Greenberg and Gregg Dessen on lead  and rhythm 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 functions, universities, concerts and wineries. 

Onye and the Messengers captivate crowds and move people's souls with their Afro tribal beats and earth bound rhythms.
Dawn Bruchez (DJ Lilly)
World Vibrations,

Mind expanding! Onye and The Messengers embody music with truth and passion, with rhythms that heal and transform, making every performance a soulful and celebratory experience.
Michael Rothenberg, 100 Thousand Poets for Change

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For Booking contact:

Onye Onyemaechi

Village Rhythms, PO Box 4365, Santa Rosa, CA 95402.

Onye Onyemaechi 707 528-4458
Mark Escalera 707 536-6215
Cricket Seagull 707 823-8405

Brian Lemesh 707.762.5425