Christian Porter is your regular all-American guy…but with extraordinaire musical talents. The 22-year-old Pennsylvania native grew up in a very family-oriented atmosphere, with his parents, Lori and Paul Porter, always supportive of their son’s goals. The young singer/songwriter became interested in music after learning to play the piano at a very young age, which helped inspire him to pursue other musical instruments (he also plays the guitar, drums, bass and ukulele) and interests, such as drama. Starring in his first musical in the sixth grade, Christian grew accustomed to the stage and the limelight, traits that would only help fuel his future career.
By the time he was 14, Christian started playing the guitar, which is what ignited his passion to create music full-time. A year later, he wrote his first original song, “Why Can’t You See,” and started to play at open mics around his hometown of Stroudsburg. Taking full advantage of his musical momentum and the success of that first single, the inspired musician continued to write, having more than 12 original songs only a few months later.
Proud of his accomplishments, Christian went into the studio and self-recorded his first album in 2008 when he was just 16 years old. Titled One Reason, the pop album features eight original songs and features guest appearances from artists like Randy Bigness, Regina Sayles and Tony Dellaria.
The success of his music has led to opening gigs for Bo Bice, Thriving Ivory, Dawes, Ryan Cabrera, We The Kings and Gavin Degraw, in addition to various gigs at numerous bars, clubs, coffee houses, restaurants and more across the nation.
With a soulful pop sound, Christian’s music is truly unforgettable and comprised of melodic beats and heart filled lyrics. Growing up, his first musical inspirations were Elton John and Billy Joel, but by the time he began playing guitar, he started to listen to music from The Fray, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Coldplay, Dave Matthews and Jack Johnson. Now, his music is a refection of all these inspirations, as he begins to carve out his own musical niche within the pop world.
In May 2012, Christian released his all-new EP, All About You, which consists of five original songs and is now available for purchase on iTunes. Currently, the unsigned artist is looking to expand his career and talents, while providing fans and music lovers with unique sounds that convey truth, realness and passion.
Purchase Christian's new EP on iTunes today! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-about-you-ep/id525734098
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