Sam Menesses

Sam Menesses

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I have to say that I am an interesting combination between funky groovy tunes and emotional ballads.

Biography


As singer/ song writer and music director, Sam Menesses is no stranger to the importance of the music industry as means to outreach lives. Sam’s current brand of guitar-driven acoustic songs represent the cultivation of a diversity of inspirations from rock, pop, alternative and folk genres intertwined with inspirational lyrics drawn from his own journey of faith. Furthermore, his versatile and energetic guitar style complements his emotionally-charged vocals that bestow a spark of sincerity and sensitivity so often absent in today's music world.

Sam began playing at age 8 and continues to home in on the soulful, heartfelt style that was shaped not only by his steady interest in world music but also by his passion for worship that was developed as contributor and later as director of music programs of churches like Vineyard Church Costa Rica and most recently, Community Christian Church in Chicago. His biggest influences today are artists like Chris Tomlin, Amos Lee, Maná, and Dave Matthews band.

Sam recently finished a new demo CD whose songs came to life with the addition of players like Bryn Martin, Mark Nelson, Justin Forsythe, Paul Roots and Tony Escobar. This remarkable production is capable of getting listeners’ attention and reaching unimaginable heights.

Accolades:

Fiesta del Sol Chicago Summer '06
UIC Arts Festival '06
UIC Arts Festival ‘05
Fiesta del Sol Chicago Summer '05
UIC Latin Cultural Center '05
Music co-writer for the movie “In Search of Leti” distributed by Univision
Vineyard Youth Conference San Jose, Costa Rica '04

Lyrics

Unheard Heroes

Written By: Sam Menesses

Verse 1

We stand far away
And let emotions bring us close
Just for a second
We want to change the world

Verse 2

One minute is too long
We back down without rising up
Claiming to be unheard heroes
Is what makes us go unknown

Chorus

Won’t you place me on the line
Test the thoughts inside
Two different worlds collide
Help me make it right

Verse 3

Just strip away, let’s strip away
Standing on the line
He magnified our smallness
Thru power made us great

Verse 4

Lives to be changed
Lives to be saved
In His line we find a way

Chorus

Both you and I know
It’s so easy to let the wind blow
Our thoughts convey no action
While action conveys love

Confié en Ti

Written By: Sam Menesses

Verse 1

Que podría expresar
Que podría yo decir
Has cambiado mi corazón
Me diste tu perdón

Chorus 1

Confié en ti
Mi vida es una canción

Verse 2

Lágrimas ya no hay más
Mis pies firmes están
Esa angustia y dolor
Su amor ya la libró

Chorus 2

Confié en ti
Mi vida es una canción
Mi escudo eres tú
Se alegra mi corazón

Bridge

Temí y pues confié
Creí y por tanto hable

Chorus 2

Confié en ti
Mi vida es una canción
Mi escudo eres tú
Se alegra mi corazón

When A Son Speaks

Written By: Sam Menesses


Chorus

Rain down like fire oh Lord
Please Holy Spirit flow
Take this heart in your hands
And make it yours…

Verse 1

As I search for words to make you smile
As I search within to make You proud
I hold out my hands embrace your hug
This is the love that keeps me strong

Chorus

Rain down like fire oh Lord
Please Holy Spirit flow
Take this heart in your hands
And make it yours…

Verse 2

I fall on my knees
How could I stand?
Your presence oh, Lord
Is all that I need

Bridge

Without your love I had no hope
Only You could restore me
Without your life I’d been alone
Your gift of love brought me home

Chorus

Rain down like fire oh Lord
Please Holy Spirit flow
Take this heart in your hands
And make it yours…

Discography

Demo 2007
Chronicle EP 1999