Monica Lystad lives in Lillestrøm and grew up in a musical family where singing and playing guitar was and still is, a natural part of family life.
Monica has been in various bands, among them Snikk Snakk and Soul Tattoo, and she has sung backing vocals for many bands and artists over the years. Monica was a part of
Team Vinni in the Norwegian equivelent of "Last Choir Standing" in 2009. She is inspired by many different genres of music, but most of all, soul and R & B.
Monica has been a member of Traces since its inception in 2006 and became acquainted with and inspired by gospel music through he choir
Monica loves being a part of Traces and is happy with the many different concert experiences and events Traces has offered, in addition to working with so many great singers. She looks forward to continuing with Traces for many years to come.