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The Celestial Realm / Bio

I Started Playing Guitar Back In 1967 & I Studied Most Of The Great Players From Back In "The Day" , I Learned Acoustic Guitar & Bass Licks From My Fave Players , Like Jack Cassady [Jefferson Airplane], Jack Bruce , Noel Redding ,John Lodge [Moody Blues ], Greg Lake, Chris Squire To Name A Few - After Fully Exploring The 60's Scene - In 1974 ,I Dedicated My Life To God .[Psalms 37:4;5, Says "Delight Thy Self In The Lord & He Will Give You The Desires Of Your Heart], That's Exactly What's Been Happening Ever Since . God Gave Me The Gift Of Music - After A Vision ,In 1975. My Skills Immediately Increased After That Vision - Which Was For A Future Musical Calling - That Has Been Blossoming Since 2007 , When I Started The Celestial Realm - I Prefer To Let People Feel, The Love & Peace & Healing Of God, Through My Music - Therefore, Leaving It Up To The Listeners Interpretation . I Am Also About Writing & Playing Quality Oriented Music.. I Write Progressive Rock Music [Like Pink Floyd, Genesis/Steve Hackett, Yes,The Moody Blues & Phil Keaggy, Spirit , Neal Morse & The Flower Kings [Sweden] & I Write Celestial Atmospheric Soundscapes - For Movie Soundtracks For Hollywood & Videos & Dreamy Classical Folk & Celtic Style Songs & Play Jam-Out Lead Driven Instrumentals Using Various Rhythm Loops & Advanced EBOW Solos. My Last Album "Odyssey On The Ocean Of Life " Was Released March 10,2010, It Features Progressive Rock [On Songs Like "The House On The Rock" & The Odyssey Of Life" & "Upon The Surface Of The Deep"] & Classical Folk Pieces - Like "Lovely As An Angel" & "Eternal Dreams " & "Ancient Kings Of The Forest " & Instrumental Guitar Jam Outs Like "Celestial Jams [Pts.1&2]" & "Oceans Of Eternal Rhythm " - "Odyssey On The Ocean Of Life" Is About Oceans & Storms In Life & Light Houses. I Posted The Album On This Reverb Nation Site -"Forest Of Wonder" - Another Prog/Atmospheric/Classical Folk/Jam Out Guitar Album - About Redwoods & Old Growth Forests & Mountains & Eagles Was Released On 7/ 7/12 & Is Also Now Available On Reverb Nation & Tune Core.Com - Production Started On 4/20/2011 - At Arcade Records & Finished 5 Sessions - [Then Got Delayed [While Bruce Moved & Rebuilt His State Of The Art Studio ] .We Resumed Recording "Forest Of Wonder" In January,2012, ,With Members Of The Missy G Band - Thus We Became Missy G & The Realm - We Had Lots Of Fun Recording With Bruce Whitcomb In His New Studio & Some Real Inspiring Moments In The Studio Recording Our Progressive Rock Album " "Forest Of Wonder", With Melissa Guthrie,Lead Vocals, Me, Lead'/Rhythm/Acoustic Guitars /Keyboards/EBOW/Lead Vocals & John Guthrie , Bass & Keyboards & John Rusch ,Drums & Mark Lewis ,Flute Solos - Which Is A Nice Link Album, Between Progressive Rock & Atmospheric & Classical Folk/Rock Music & Instrumental Guitar Rock - That Should Attract A Wider Range Of Listening Audiences - From The Instrumental Orchestrated Classical / Prog Song " Forest Of Wonder, Suite" - Featuring Mark Lewis - Flute Solos & Me - EBOW & Acoustic & Electric Guitars & Keyboards - Then Rockers Like, "Perpetual Forest " & "Eagle Wings " - Feature Missy's Vocals & Semi Prog Songs Like, "Living In A Forest Of Wonder" - Has 2 Parts - Orchestrated - Moody Blues Like , By John Guthrie's Piano & Organ & Mellotron Sounds & Missy's Vocals & My Best Lead Chops - The 2'cnd Part Is More Up Tempo - With A Nice Groove To It - That Features Missy's Vocals & Me On Lead Guitar - "Walking On Mountain Tops" [Features My Melodic - Soaring EBOW Solo] & Rockne Dick Sharing Lead Vocals With Me & The Instrumental Jam Out Song "Adventures In The Forest " Was Inspired By Jimi Hendrix's- "3'rd Stone From The Sun" - Featuring My Very Best Jam Out Guitar Licks - We Seriously Believe Our Listening Audience Will Be Peacefully & Pleasantly Surprised With " Forest Of Wonder" & "Odyssey On The Ocean Of Life" - "Forest Of Wonder" Was Released During On 07/'07/2012 & Is Now Being Played All Over The World - During 11/2012, We Began Recording "Homeless",At Arcade Records ,With Bruce Whitcomb Engineering & Playing Bass & Tim Roberge On Drums - We Layed Down The Rhythm Tracks In 2 Sessions & Then Brought In Our Good Friend , Robert Poole, On Lead Vocals & Got The Vocals Done In February ,2013, Then In May , We Brought In Mark Lewis To Play Keyboards & Sax &Flute ,By The End Of May,2013, We Finished The Recording Processes For Our Epic Album, "Homeless" , By Far,The Best Album We Have Done To Date - "Homeless" Was Released On 08/12/2013, The Album Sounds Like "Darkside Of The Moon, Pink Floyd , The Doors [Mark & I Spent A Few Sessions Coming Up With That Classic Doors Keyboard Sounds & It Has A Classic 60's & 70's Rock Sound -With A Modern Twist - I Will Be Posting The Album On R.N. Soon ! We Would Like To Some Day Play In Your Hometown, Out There Somewhere & We Hope Our Music Will Bring Love & Peace & Joy & Healing Into Your Lives ! Thank You ! Enjoy Your Visit To Our Side Of The Musical Realm ! Keep Rock N On ! Michael R. Porter

General Info

Band Members
Michael Porter, Lead/Rhythm/Acoustic Guitars/Ebow /Keyboards/ BackUp Vocals
Artist Name
The Celestial Realm
Home Page
Rock / Progressive Rock/Atmospheric Soundscapes/Instrumen / Progressive Rock /Celestial Music/Celtic/Classical

Contact Info

Bremerton, WA
Michael R. Porter

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