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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 , E.L.P. & Chris Squire, Yes, To Name A Few - After 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 & Videos & Dreamy Classical Folk & Celtic Style Songs & Play Jam-Out Lead Driven Instrumentals Using Various Rhythm Loops & Advanced EBOW Solos. Our 2cnd Album "Odyssey On The Ocean Of Life " Was Released March 10,2010, Featuring Progressive Rock [ "The House On The Rock" & The Odyssey Of Life" & "Upon The Surface Of The Deep"] & Classical Folk - "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. The Album Is 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 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 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 , Featuring, The Instrumental Orchestrated Classical / Prog Song " Forest Of Wonder, Suite" - Featuring Amazing , Mark Lewis - Flute Solos & Me - EBOW & Acoustic & Electric Guitars & Keyboards - Rockers Like, "Perpetual Forest " & "Eagle Wings " - Feature Missy's Vocals & Orchestrated Rock , "Living In A Forest Of Wonder" - Has 2 Parts - Orchestrated , By John Guthrie's Piano & Organ & Mellotron Sounds & Missy's Vocals & My Melodic Lead Chops -The 2'cnd Part Is More Up Tempo - With A Nice Groove - That Features Missy's Vocals & Me On Lead Guitar - "Walking On Mountain Tops" [Features My Best Melodic - Soaring EBOW Solo] The Instrumental Jam Out Song, "Adventures In The Forest " Was Inspired By Jimi Hendrix's, "3'rd Stone From The Sun" - Featuring Some Of 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 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 Laid 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 Out Good Friend, The Incredible, 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 - !] In April ,2013, We Began Recording "Departure Into Another Universe" , A Double Cd ,Side 1 Features 4 New Songs, Band Of Angels, An Orchestrated Rock Song , With An Ending Melodic Guitar Solo & Heavenly Ending - 2, A Ray Of Hope Is A Symphonic Ballad Song , About Restoring A Relationship & Coming Back Home , 3, Until Shiloh Returns, An Orchestrated Rock Song ,From [Zechariah 12 & 14] ,I Play A 12 String Rhythm & Open With An Ebow Intro & Play A Jam Out Latin Jazz Lead Solo In The Middle , 4, City Of Life ,Is A 13 Minute Progressive Rock Song About Heaven & The New Jerusalem [Revelations 21] ,Featuring My Dreamy Double Neck 12 String Sound , Songs 5, The House On The Rock ,6, Upon The Surface Of The Deep & 7, The Odyssey Of Life , Are The Odyssey On The Ocean Of Life Cd Partially Re- Recorded - With The Help Of My Roland Guitar Synthesizer , I Was Able To Come Up With Lots Of New Keyboard Layers & Re - Sang The Vocal Parts & Finally Got It All Mixed & Mastered ,Disc 2, Is Mostly All Instrumental Songs ,02, Future Jam, Was Recorded With No Rehearsal ,With Bruce, Tim, & Friend Rodger Fike Sharing Lead Guitar With Me - Just Having Fun In The Studio & Letting It Fly - While The Tapes Were Rolling - As Of 11-2015 ,Preparing For Next Cd - 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
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/thecelestialrealmbymichaelrporter
Genres
Rock / Progressive Rock/Atmospheric Soundscapes/Instrumen / Progressive Rock /Celestial Music/Celtic/Classical

Contact Info

Location
Bremerton, WA
Manager
Michael R. Porter

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