"‘How I wept, deeply moved by your hymns, songs, and the voices that echoed through your Church! What emotion I experienced in them! Those sounds flowed into my ears distilling the truth in my heart. A feeling of devotion surged within me, and tears streamed down my face – tears that did me good.’ ".
Mercy Divine is the latest project of husband and wife duo, Jeff & Kira Andrea. They certainly are no strangers to the Northeast Ohio music scene. The two have been performing and writing music together since attending the same elementary school in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Many of their successes came under the name, The Strange Familiar.
Over the years Kira and Jeff have amassed a musical transcript that includes dozens of their original songs being placed in hit TV shows, millions of streams, breaking the Top 10 on iTunes and Billboard Top 40. They also had a successful run on “America’s Got Talent” performing live on NBC as a top contestant, while touring much of the U.S. Their last single “Rain” was inspired by the birth of their daughter, Rayne Marie. The song reached Christian radio across the country.
Most recently, they have become music ministers for the youth program at their hometown parish of Immaculate Heart of Mary. Jeff and Kira feel very blessed to lead music for the youth Mass every Sunday for the past several years along with a group of talented friends and musicians.
Inspired to always “sing a new song” Kira and Jeff have written over 150 psalms and hymns, which they play at Mass regularly. They are currently working on a new Christian album and plan to release their debut single soon.