After spending more than a decade playing rock and roll/country in piano bars through out the midwest, Michael began to feel as if he had missed his true calling. "Is this really all that I am meant to do?" Michael asked. While he was gone on the road, Michael felt the urge to write a song for his wife. Michael wouldn't realize it then but God's love, grace and faithfulness was starting something new.
Since recording "Your Pretty Face" Michael felt encouraged to start writing more, performing his songs live which have a modern country/rock feel . He started attending Metro Community Church in Edwardsville, IL received Christ, made strong friendships and quickly realized what God had called him to do. A ministry of writing and performing songs about faith, family and to deliver a positive message through songs to help families and individuals grow closer to God.
Michael is a member of the Praise and Worship team at Metro Community Church and still plays sings and plays piano at The Big Bang St. Louis, weddings and many fundraisers. Whether it is playing music at church, events, venues, Michael pours his heart and soul into his singing and playing. God never stops, God doesn't go through the motions. We shouldn't either.
Your Pretty Face (EP)
- Christian/Gospel, Country
- Michael Sonders
Liner Notes: Michael Sonders: Vocals, background vocals, piano, keyboards,
Ben Jordan: Acoustic guitars, electric guitars, bass, drums, mandolin, and much more!
Jeremy Raby: Guitar
Chris Rader: Mandolin
Produced at Raslingator Productions, Madison TN by Benjamin Jordan and Dana Jordan. Mixed and mastered by Benjamin Jordan.
"Your Pretty Face" written by Michael Sonderegger
"Little Girl of Mine" written by Michael Sonderegger
"Shine on Me" written by Michael Sonderegger, Chris Rader, and Jeremy Raby.
All songs copyrighted by Michael Sonderegger and registered with ASCAP.
I would like to thank: my saving grace Jesus who I love with all my heart and soul, thank You for my life, blessings, and for not giving up on me. I will follow you forever. To my wife Lacey for inspiring me even when you don't think that you do. For standing by me, and helping me get right with God. I love you! To my daughter Noelle, you may not know it yet but God is working through you to do great things. I see it happening. I love you so much!
Thanks to Jason Perri for seeing something inside me that I couldn't. You are a terrific, selfless friend. Thanks to Ben and Dana for all your hardwork on making these tunes better!
Thanks to Jeff David for coming up with a great cover! Thanks to Ryan Sonderegger for all of his hard work with graphics, logos, and myspace work in 2010!
To the guys in the 2010 "fire crackers" band, Joel, Jeremy, Chris and Adam, thanks for making those garage rehearsals and shows so much fun!
Thanks for all the support from my parents John and Carole Sonderegger, Joyce and Dave Swofford, all of my family, and friends.
Thanks to my family at Metro Community Church. Ya'll are so amazing, encouraging, caring, and welcoming. The heartbeat and passion to get others to live for Christ is only getting stronger. Thank you for EVERYTHING that you do for myself and others included. Never imagined I would be a part of something this awesome!
Thanks for the support from my friends at The Big Bang, Engaged Marriage,to my buddy "Shake n' Bake", and to everyone who bought this. Great things are happening! God Bless you all.
Your Pretty Face
Little Girl of Mine
Shine On Me