Meneses is the second of four children and only son of breast cancer activists Danny Meneses and the late Rosa Francia-Meneses.
Meneses took up Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. During his second year in the program, he stopped schooling to pursue a music career. Later on, he would took care for his ill mother as well, as she was diagnosed with breast cancer around the same year. Not long after, Meneses joined his childhood friends to form Parokya ni Edgar.
He won the "Bassist of the Year" award at the NURock Awards in 1999. He also wrote the topseller Parokya ni Edgar song “Mr. Suave” in their 2003 album Bigotilyo.