Hailing from Portland, OR, The Thirsting offers cutting edge Catholic music. Under the direction of Daniel Oberreuter, The Thirsting proclaims the truths of the Catholic - faith from confession, and the Eucharist, to the Trinity, and Mary - all while rivaling secular acts in energy and emotion. The mission of The Thirsting is to inspire people to love and follow Jesus Christ through Mary and the rosary, the Eucharist and all the teachings of the Catholic Church. Or simply put: Rosary/Eucharist/Catholic Church.
As a live touring band, The Thirsting is known for high energy shows with a powerful Catholic message. Oberreuter, the lead singer, is especially known for his promotion and preaching of the rosary as well. At a Thirsting concert, one is taken on a journey spiritually as a Catholic message is intermingled with a stunning rock performance. Many people are moved to greater repentance and a deeper love of Jesus and His Catholic Church. The band has played numerous diocesan youth rallies and concerts across the nation and has opened for major label acts.
The Current members of The Thirsting are:
- Daniel Oberreuter -Lead vocals/guitar
- Evan Labrant - Bass
- John Paul Von Arx - Lead guitar
- Mark Briksa - Drums
The band has put out two self-produced albums (Companions of the Lamb - 2008) and (Universal Youth - 2011). Currently the band is working on a third full album release.