Eli Menezes


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Eli Menezes is a Brazilian multi instrumentalist, producer and arranger based out of New York. He began his playing at the early age of 12 on bass and his interest later on expanded to acoustic/electric guitar, and keyboards while producing/arranging as well. His talent began to be cultured in church which he still continues in New York.

He soon started playing for known artists as well as musicians. The experience has nurtured his talent to take him to a new level of sound with his guitar playing.
He is a versatile yet natural musician on pretty much any style of music, whether it be Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Fusion, World, Latin or Country etc. He's done it all.

He has been on the stage and/or studio with such artists as Lauryn Hill, Meshell Ndegeocello, Richard Bona, Trey Songz, Ayo, Pleasure P, Stephanie Mckay, Estelle, Fred Hammond, Abraham Laboriel, Obie Bermudez, Roberto Menescal to name a few.

In 2009, he performed with Pleasure P, and he did the Summer European Tour with Universal/Polydor artist AYO, sharing the stage with The Dave Matthews Band as well as Chris Cornell, soon after, he toured with Trey Songz (Atlantic Records) on the the BET 106th and Park Tour also featuring Mario and Day 26.

Eli is currently part of Chrisette Michele's live band. While working on his solo album, he stays busy doing sessions and live shows for major and independent artists all over the United States, Europe, Brazil and Asia.

Eli Menezes uses Suhr products, Xotic Effects, Radial Eng pedals/DI's and Blankenship Amps.

You can hear more at www.facebook.com/EliMenezes

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