Super Short Bio
Porter Singer (formerly known as "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is! She has released nine albums and a variety of singles.
Porter Singer (formerly known as "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. Her life experiences have taught her that every person has the capacity to be their own greatest teacher. Both her music and her teachings are designed to assist humanity in a gradual shedding of resistance, and an eventual discovery of ease and receptivity—where the joy is!
Porter has released nine albums as “Sirgun Kaur” (Mantraspheric: Aad Guray Nameh, For Pamela, Let There Be Peace, -8, Minux Vox, Reclaim Your Happiness, Dayaal, The Cosmic Gift, and The Music Within), and one album as “Porter” (The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy). She has performed in Europe and across the United States, leading conscious wellness festivals such as Bhakti Fest. She currently resides in Washington state, where she continues to record and release new music on a regular basis.
The human voice is our most portable, most readily available musical instrument.
Everything is vibration. So, when we sing in a devotional way (chant), we tune our body instrument to the frequency of our Highest Potential. We find the acceptance, the beauty, the joy, and the validation within our own Self.
I know how these sacred mantras can lift us beyond our limited reality, into a blissful and ecstatic space, and I love to share that experience with others.
Chanting and happiness
Happiness is the evidence of our spiritual connection. The feeling of HAPPY tells us we are moving in the direction of our ever-expanding Source. It feels GOOD to be tuned to the frequency of our vision, our mission, our purpose. That is all happiness is. It is simple to achieve because it is our natural state. So long as we aren’t preventing our self from feeling our innate happiness, HAPPY is the default setting. Any way that we can raise our vibration is in itself a CHANTING experience because we are vibrating the cells of our body to the frequency of our Source. “Chanting the NAAM” is exactly that. It is vibrating at the highest frequency we can reach for. NAAM is who we really are, and NAAM sets the frequency to which we will experience happiness when we tune to it. There are many ways of “chanting”, but a very effective way is through the voice because it resonates the entire body with harmonizing and aligning sound.
Porter Singer (formerly known as "Sirgun Kaur") is a spiritually-inclined music-maker and personal coach. She was raised moving back and forth between Los Angeles and Southern France, and spent her adult life attending Brown University in Rhode Island, living in Connecticut and is currently based in Arizona. In the midst of constant change (including name changes!), one element has remained consistent in Porter's life: Music.
From collecting nursery rhymes as an infant, sharing her adolescent woes with a sympathetic piano, to touring the United States as a singer-songwriter in her early 20s, it is no surprise that Porter was destined to pursue a calling of music.
Urged by her mother to not lose her authentic voice by way of vocal lessons, Porter developed her own sound by listening to her favorite artists, turning poems into songs, recording her music on a karaoke machine, and taking jazz piano lessons while studying at Brown University - the latter of which was encouraged by her father. Her piano instructor at Brown helped Porter learn new ways to create her own songs.
In 2009, she discovered Kundalini Yoga, chanting, and mantra, and the power of music as a means of connection to Source. For some time Although believes that our bodies and minds are both malleable and miraculous. Her music is designed to put listeners in a state where healing can naturally take place. By listening and chanting along, the nervous system is soothed, the mind becomes less chaotic, and the world seems a little less overwhelming. It was a gradual process of observing and listening to other chant artists, mixed with her own songwriting experiences that lead to this spiritual path. Since then, Sirgun has released seven albums: For Pamela, Let There Be Peace, -8, Reclaim Your Happiness, Dayaal, The Cosmic Gift, and The Music Within.
As a mother of two, Sirgun initially thought raising children would be a barrier to her music, but has found the opposite to be true. She recorded her debut solo album, The Cosmic Gift, soon after her first son was born. In fact, he was nursing while Sirgun recorded the majority of the vocals. Motherhood has enabled Sirgun to become more disciplined, diligent, and appreciative of her ability to make music. Sirgun’s music has been used by various healers in both spiritual- and medical-based practices. Renowned Kundalini Yoga teacher Gurmukh frequently plays “Amen” in her classes. “Bliss” was used across the globe during the breaks for day-long meditation event, White Tantric Yoga®. Dr. Joel Kahn, a prominent holistic heart surgeon in Michigan, recommends her music to his patients. Sirgun has performed in Europe and across the United States, leading conscious festivals such as Bhakti fest.
Throughout her musical journey, Sirgun has lovingly realized that she has no control over who listens to her music and how it is interpreted. She strongly feels that the intention she puts into her music translates accurately to each recipient, regardless of where it ultimately ends up.
Sirgun currently resides in Washington.