"The Thirsting rocks and they are true to the Catholic faith" Jason Evert - Chastity Project

"The music of The Thirsting is an excellent way to reach the youth...  and your own kids," Christopher Stefanick - Real Life Catholic

"I love the stuff the Thirsting is doing... This is really powerful stuff."  Jerry Usher -  EWTN Radio: Take 2 with Jerry and Debbie

"The Thirsting is an excellent example of one way to actualize The New Evangelization."Bishop Nickless - Diocese of Sioux City, Iowa

"Their message is powerful and completely faithful to the Church"  Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers

"The Thirsting is the pearl of great price within the field of Catholic contemporary music." Karlo Broussard - Catholic Answers Apologist and Speaker

"The Thirsting MADE the Ignite Your Torch conference this year!!! Awesome praise and worship, beautiful meditations, and then an AMAZING concert as well. So rare to find an authentic Catholic band as good as you guys, thank you for your ministry and for being there this weekend!!"  Allison V. - Seattle, WA


Hailing from Portland, OR, The Thirsting offers cutting edge  Catholic music. Under the direction of Daniel Oberreuter, The Thirsting unabashedly 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 the Eucharist, Mary and the Rosary, and all the teachings of the Catholic Church.

As a live touring band, The Thirsting is known for high energy shows with a powerful Catholic message.  Oberreuter is especially known for his promotion and preaching of the Rosary.  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 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
  • Jason Seymour - Bass
  • Wyatt Kane - Lead guitar
  • Alec Maier - Drums

The band has put out three self-produced albums Companions of the Lamb (2008), Universal Youth (2011), and Michael (2017)

Live Performance Photos