Regina Sayles is a dynamic singer/songwriter who blends her musical abilities with a love for performance. Her capacity to blend various genres such as pop, jazz, soul and country gives even the most diverse audience something to match their musical taste.
“Music speaks to people in all different ways; I want to play at least one song in a performance that reaches each individual audience member in a unique way.”
Regina spent the first 18 years of her life growing up in a small town in Northwest, OH, called Tiffin. Although Regina is still a proud Buckeye, she is now based in Stroudsburg, PA.
In April 2013, Regina released a live acoustic album titled, The Ann Street Session. “I was in the midst of figuring out my next studio project and thought, why not release a recording of a “typical” Regina Sayles performance. I love recording in the studio, but studio recordings can feel very different than a live performance, so I invited some friends over to my living room for the evening, teamed up with some great musicians, a sound engineer and video crew, and the Ann Street Session came to life.” You can visit Regina’s YouTube channel to view all the videos from the Ann Street Session:https://www.youtube.com/user/reginasayles
In 2014, Regina had the opportunity to open for female folk pioneer, Tret Fure and female folk icon, Ani Difranco. “It was a very humbling experience to share a stage with these amazing women; I am extremely grateful.” Regina can be found performing in PA, NY, NJ, VA, DE, OH and any other state you would like to host her if you have a venue. Hint! Hint! (Booking information can be found in the Contact tab at the top of the page).
Regina also develops musical assemblies that promote character education in elementary schools. “If you are ever having a bad day, go visit an elementary school; the kids will amaze you!” Sayles works to learn the objectives of each school wide behavior program so she can reinforce its purpose with music. “Kids need to know that what they are doing right now is building on what they can become. My goal is to present important character traits like respect and responsibility, and through music, promote their importance in everyday life.”
While most of Regina’s career has focused on solo endeavors, her current focus is on her duo Porter & Sayles. In 2015, Regina teamed up with singer/songwriter Christian Porter and they officially formed Porter & Sayles. Since forming, the duo has opened up for Pat Benatar, The Steve Miller Band, Frankie Ballard and this summer they are headed to SUMMERFEST in Milwaukee, WI to open for Dan+Shea. Regina and Christian (Porter and Sayles) released a their self-titled, debut album on July 23rd, 2016. Visit www.porterandsayles.com for more details on that!
When Regina is not singing she loves to cook, visit local breweries and wineries, and go fishing. “As a songwriter, you have to get out in the world and find things to inspire you. When I’m not performing, I try to make the most of my surroundings and enjoy what each new day has to offer.”