Agape Revealed
Gig Seeker Pro

Agape Revealed

Matteson, Illinois, United States | SELF

Matteson, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Christian Singer/Songwriter


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos




e are pleased to inform you that the song "There Is Forgiveness", entered into the Teen category, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition (ISC). Congratulations on this achievement! If you entered multiple songs, you will receive a separate email for each song that has achieved semi-finalist status.

Although the song was not selected as a finalist, because of the increased competitiveness this year, the status of semi-finalist is an exceptionally noteworthy achievement.

Winners will be selected from the finalists only and will be announced in April as soon as the judging process is complete.

You may view the complete list of finalists and semi-finalists on our website at

Entries are now open for 2011, and we hope that you will consider entering ISC again this year!

Thank you very much for your participation in ISC. We wish you all the best and much success with your songwriting.

Best Regards,

Candace Avery

International Songwriting Competition
1307 Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: 615.251.4441
Fax: 615.251.4442

- International Sonwriting Competition


Debut cd of 11 songs
1. Only One I Need
2. There is Forgiveness
3. How Will They Know
4. Everything You Do
5. Draw Near
6. Jehovah God
7. Lost Without You
8. Beautiful God
9. Don't Have to Worry
10. We Love You
11. Not Worth Dying For



Micaiah Mondy: bass, acoustic & electric guitar
Daniel Mondy: lead vocals, acoustic & electric guitar
Priscilla Mondy: lead vocals, acoustic & electric, bass guitar
Angela Mondy: keyboard
Guest drummer: Matt Mitchell

THE BAND: family band / young, ranging in age from 12 to 19 / gifted musicians and songwriters / passionate about making music with a meaningful message / their sound molded by multicultural influences and their lyrics guided by the good news of God's redemptive love for mankind / purposing to influence the youth to live life the way they were created by God to live.

Although they are all members of one family, their writing and playing styles are as different as the cultures that influence them and passion is what fuels their bounding creativity. The best word to describe their sound is fusion, and the best word to describe their lyrics is timeless.

THE STORY: Having come from a family background of singing, Daddy Mondy saw his 6 childrens' musical talent before they did. That creative ability first sprung up in the form of drawing, and clay sculpting. Knowing the expanding promise in the cgi (computer generated imagery) industry, Daddy Mondy guided the childrens’ drawing talent into 2D and 3D cgi. Three of the boys started their first home based business selling 3D models. This cgi talent later proved to be invaluable in the band's website designs, music videos, and marketing plans.

Musical interest sprung up when a youth band was forming at the church they attended. Micaiah and Daniel wanted to be a part, but they weren’t prepared. A church youth leader encouraged them to go home and learn the guitar. And that's exactly what they did. The boys searched the internet with a fervor for cds, tutorials, on line courses and books to feed their veracious appetite to learn to play guitar.

Although they never got to be part of the church youth band, they did enter a talent contest in the yearly festival in their hometown. Angela, just 10 years old, placed 2nd with a piano rendition (learned entirely by ear) of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me“.

In the following year's talent contest, Angela (then 11), placed third playing a piano composition entitled "Gymnopede" by French composer, Erick Sate, another piece learned by ear. Daniel (then 15), won first place playing acoustic guitar and singing “How to Save a Life“ by the Fray. Priscilla (then 13), placed second with her newly formed 3 piece band as she played acoustic and sang “Never Alone” by Barlow Girl. This was all before guitar lessons came into play with a private instructor. Within months, their instructor said he could teach them no further and turned them over to professional instruction through cds.

More lessons and a growing passion to play followed as the children began writing songs and performing their songs: at a family wedding reception, area churches and even a performance on Chicago Access Network TV.

Daddy Mondy, seeing their passion and talent, provided them with better instruments and admonished them to perfect their writing, singing and musical skills and also learn computer software to help them record their songs in the home studio they had built. At their music tracking session, the engineer marveled at how well organized and disciplined the children were and commented that they were "a producer's dream".

Daddy Mondy also taught them business ethics and stressed the rule of integrity in the music industry emphasizing above all, "If you're not gonna be real with God, don't even pick up an instrument." Spiritual housecleaning keeps the waters flowing.

Their first band website was designed by their brother Jeremiah, the band’s audio/video guru, where 7 original songs were debuted. The cgi studio not only began music video production but also began developing a plan to market their music. This website exposure resulted in an invitation to open for christian rocker, Michael McClead at a christian event center, Daniel’s Den in Plano, Illinois. They were also among performers at a youth rally in Joliet, IL where IL State Senator A.J. Wilhelmi expressed his appreciation for the role model that the band was setting for youth; a purpose that was close to their heart.

Having just completed recording 11 original songs for their debut cd entitled, “Don't Have to Worry”, it's full steam ahead with the construction of the new band website and the first of many music videos. With more songs already being penned for their next cd, the sky is the limit for this faith focused family.