Monique’s career began during an impromptu session at Francois Kevorkian’s infamous Axis Studios. “Gordon Clay (a.k.a. Nappy G) of Groove Collective was like, hey I know this saxaphone player, Dana Vicek. He has a band Abstract Truth. They need a vocalist to write and perform a record in like a week!” The session lasted less than an hour. The tune was “Like Water.” Dana, founder and bandleader immediately asked her to join the band as lead vocalist and writer.