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Thunder Body


Genre: Soul. Horns and organ. Singing drummer. Heavy bass. Analog.
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Years Active: (2010–2018)


Matthew O'Brian: Vocal, Drum
Rachel Orke: Organ, Clav, Rhodes, Melodica
Jeremiah Pacheco: Bass
Dennis Mariano: Guitar, Vocal
Benton Sillick: Trumpet, Vocal
Matthew Sieber-Ford: Tenor Sax
Abe Nouri: Trombone
Bryan Davis: Percussion
Brian Blatt: Science



Thunder Body is analog roots reggae, futuristic gospel, and psychedelic madness. Thunder Body is an adventure in sound, a sweet soul experience. There is no other band like Thunder Body.

Thunder Body consists of Matthew O’Brian, playing drums and singing, Rachel Orke on analog keyboards and melodica, Dennis Mariano on guitar, Jeremiah Pacheco on bass, Benton Sillick on trumpet, Abe Nouri on trombone, Matthew Sieber-Ford on tenor sax, and sometimes Brian Blatt on “Science,” Bryan Davis on percussion, and/or Paulie Phillipone on synth.

Formed in spring 2010, Thunder Body has shared the stage with Trombone Shorty, Ozomatli, Rubblebucket, The Wailers, 10 ft. Ganja Plant, John Brown’s Body, Third World, and more, and regularly gets booked for Rochester NY’s big outdoor shows.