Uptown Praise Band

Uptown Praise Band

 Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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The Uptown Praise Band is a worship band dedicated to leading their church congregation in praise and worship every Sunday and Weds in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "His Name is Jesus" is their first orginal song written and produced by songwriter/guitarist Chris Nunez with lead vocals by Joyce Humphrey.

Biography

Uptown Praise Band is a worship band dedicated to leading their church congregation in praise and worship every Sunday and Wedensday in Grand Rapids, Michigan. "His Name is Jesus" and "Will You Chase Me" are brand new orginal songs written by Chris Nunez with lead vocals performed by Joyce Humphrey. Our goals are souls. Our desire is to reach the lost with our music and lead them to the Church for healing, restoration and revival.

Joyce Humphrey
Worship Leader and lead vocalist. Joyce has over 15 years of experience leading worship services for full gospel high energy church services in Michigan.

Chris Nunez
Songwriter/Guitarist/Producer, entrepreneur and computer programmer. Has over 20 years of experience playing and recording all types of music in Hollywood, Las Vegas and now serves faithfully in his hometown church in Grand Rapids Michigan. Chris also owns and operates SpiritFilled Productions and SpiritFilledRadio.com and works full time as Director of Digital Printing for Grandville Printing Company.

Other dedicated musicians and singers include, Roy Wallace & Robert Williamdyke on Drums, Rebecca Start on Keyboards, Angel Berrios on Congas, Chris Nunez on electric and acoustic guitar and Pete Kittle on bass guitar. A full vocal choir singing three and four part harmonies include Ileisha Berrios, Molly Perez, Jontel Miller, Isabel Galarza, Mary Hughes, Courtney Burrows, Matt Strickland and a host of others rotating in and out every week.

100% of all music sales and donations go directly to support our Church. All donations greater than $5.00 will receive a copy of our latest CD recording in the mail. All donations are tax deductible.

Uptown Church
1470 Lake Dr, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

For more info email us at info@uptownpraiseband.com

Lyrics

His Name Is Jesus

Written By: Chris Nunez

**verse 1 **
Let me tell you a story
It happened long ago
A man came from heaven
to save our souls
He Said He was the one
Sent from the one above
But we crucified him
and hung him on the cross

**chorus**
His name is Jesus
He died just for you
His name is Jesus
He bled just for you
His name is Jesus
He will save you too
You go to believe, in the power of the risn son

** verse 2 **
Hear what I am sayin
When I say it to you
Its worth believin;
Cuz there is power in the truth
He raised me up
Whe I was on the ground
And If, you ask Him to
He will save you too

Will You Chase Me

Written By: Chris Nunez

WILL YOU CHASE ME
Original Music and Lyrics by Chris E. Nunez (c) 2010

VERSE 1
I’m looking for Soldiers
I’m looking for Fathers, who will hear my words
I’m looking for Children
I’m looking for People, to heal my land

CHORUS
Will You Chase Me, When I call Your Name
Will You Chase Me, When I call Your Name
Will You Chase Me, When I call Your Name
Will You Chase Me, Will Yoi Chase Me

I’m searching for Warriors
I’m searching for Mothers, who will save the lost
I’m searching for Sinners
I’m searching for People, to heal my land

VERSE 3
I’m praying for pastors
I’m praying for leaders, to cast out the doubt
I’m praying for prophets
I’m searching for People, to heal my land

Thirteen

Written By: Chris Nunez

THIRTEEN
Original Music and Lyrics by Chris E. Nunez © 2010

VERSE
I’m on the road again, with my boy of thirteen
Our bags are packed, river can be seen
I wasn’t careful, and the car it plunged in
Oh God help us, we’re in your hands again

PRE CHORUS
On the road of life, he is not afraid
I am trying not to, but here I go again!

CHORUS
At Thirteen, He is not afraid. At Thirteen, he knows how to pray
At Thirteen, he is teaching me about your ways
He’s teaching me to love you
He’s teaching me to trust you
He is teaching me so much about your love. About you Jesus.

VERSE 2
My boy is out of the car, he is up on higher ground
My breath I am holding, the fear is all around
I’m running scared I know not what to do
I’m lost again just trying to get back to you

We Love You

Written By: Chris Nunez

WE LOVE YOU
Original Music and Lyrics by Chris E. Nunez © 2010

***** VERSE 1 *****
How many need you, How many people
Not living like they could
You want to save them, you want to bless them
All your plans are meant for good

***** BRIDGE ****
I know the reasons
Aren’t always clear
Your ways are higher
Stronger than our fears

**** CHORUS ****
Oh Lord, We love you
Our hands are raised to you
Oh Lord we love you
We were made just for you

***** VERSE 2 *****
From you above, your precious love
Yet many bear no fruit
Your final words, your hearts desire
Our souls returned to you

Because You Made Me

Written By: Chris E. Nunez

BECAUSE YOU MADE ME
(c) 2010 Chris E. Nunez
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*** verse 1 ***
When the world it turns on me, where can I go, I need a new heart
My hope and faith, looking for a place, I need a new start
When the world it lets me down, My heart broken falling on the ground
Can you heal the pain in me, will I ever truly ever be free?

I know you can, I believe you can, Because you made me
Father God in heaven, Can you heal a broken heart?
Father God in heaven, Can you fix a shattered dream?
Father God in Heaven, Can you save a dying man?
I know you can, I believe you can, Because you made me
I know you can, I believe you can, Because you made me

*** verse 2 ***
When my friends they turn on me, Oh God the pain is tearing me apart
My walk with God, getting really hard, I need a new start
When my dreams, be far from me, Take a single step, I try to do my part
I turn to you my God, trusting in your word, I need a new start

I know you can, I believe you can, Because you made me
Father God in heaven, Can you heal a broken heart?
Father God in heaven, Can you fix a shattered dream?
Father God in Heaven, Can you save a dying man?

I know you can, I believe you can, Because you made me
I know you can, I believe you can, Because you made me

Discography

1) 2010 Worship Collection (5 songs). Available on iTunes and CDbaby.com.
2) Testimonials (9 songs). Available on iTunes and CDbaby.com

All songs are managed and distributed under our own indie label called SpiritFilled Productions. Chris Nunez copyright owner ASCAP 3107701

Set List

Catalog of 10 original songs can be performed with 10 piece band or as an acoustic guitar and singer 2 piece band. The entire church band includes a lead singer and a four piece backing vocal team, drums, congas, guitar, and keyboard player. We also have over 100 contemporary Christian songs in our repretoir. We are availablle any day but Sundays for Youth groups, festivals, speaker sessions, etc...