Porter & Sayles
Porter & Sayles are a folk/pop duo from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania consisting of singer/songwriters, Christian Porter and Regina Sayles. Combining acoustic guitar, mandolin and various other eclectic instruments, Porter and Sayles creates a unique modern pop sound with traditional folk inspiration. Before combining forces to become Porter & Sayles, Christian and Regina had established solo careers as songwriters and performers in their own elements. Christian and Regina first met in late 2006 performing on a joint bill in New York City. After realizing the short living distance between the two of them, Christian and Regina forged a musical friendship and would often feature one another at each other’s shows. Between solo careers, school and life in general, Porter & Sayles did not officially take shape until April 2015 when the duo decided to release a cover video of Sheppard’s “Geronimo.” The positive response to the video led to Porter & Sayles opening for Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo’s 35th Anniversary Tour on July 4, 2015. You can download both Regina and Christian’s solo original music online and on iTunes.
Christian had success on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Voice” in early 2012,jump starting his career to open for acts such as Gavin DeGraw, Jason Derulo, Avril Lavigne, Kelly Pickler, Ryan Cabrera and more. Additionally, Christian performed at Firefly Music Festival in 2014 alongside Imagine Dragons and Foo Fighters.
Regina started from the ground up and performs, on average, 90-100+ shows per year creating a very loyal fan base, which she attributes to her success. In 2013, Regina released her live acoustic album “The Ann Street Session” which led to her opening for female folk pioneer Tret Fure and female folk icon Ani DiFranco.