Trent and Shellie Monk of “We are the Monks” will be performing live in concert at Taylor United Methodist Church Sunday, May 21 at 10 a.m.
Trent Monk’s journey as a singer/songwriter began in college when he and friend Michael Neagle joined forces as Monk & Neagle, an acoustic pairing whose passionate following in their native Texas led to an acclaimed national platform.
Well-loved on the college circuit, Monk & Neagle recorded two critically-praised albums on major Christian labels, while their songs “Dancing With The Angels” and “Twenty-First Time” become Christian radio favorites. A few years ago, Trent met Shellie and not only did she “join the band,” but the two were married and now have two children.
“This will definitely be a Sunday morning service to remember at Taylor UMC,” Rev. Eddie Willis said. “Trent and Shellie will have the congregation on their feet at times as well as clapping along. This will definitely be a time of remembering just how important music is in our lives.”
The album “Rise,” produced by long-time collaborator Ed Cash, serves as a fitting closer for the debut offering. The duo first performed the foot-stomping, congregational-friendly anthem at a college retreat where they remember nearly 200 college students at Mississippi’s Methodist “StateWide” worshipping at the top of their lungs. The song’s initial response has indeed been indicative of how audiences have continued to resonate with the music, night after night.
For more information on “We are the Monks” go to: www.wearethemonks.com
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