Kia Ora, 

I'm John Porter, or more affectionately known as JP. A fun-loving easy going musician, born and bred in sunny Marlborough. I’ve been passionate about singing all my life and am equally as happy belting out 'Pub Classics' as I am bringing it down low with some slower melodic jams or busting out tight lipping raps and the occasional beatbox. With experience from choir, to theatre, to gigging with bands in the pub and wedding scene, a career in music has always been my dream. 

After a number of years working in the wine & hospo industry, with singing as my side hustle, my heart took me to Kaiapoi, Christchurch where I now live with my partner and 3 wonderful step children. This new unexpected lease on life gave me the push I needed to turn my dream into a reality so I took the leap into a full time degree at Ara Music School.

With my vast experience as a performer now backed by my growing skills and qualifications, I am determined to establish myself within the wedding industry and music scene. I started JP vocals to create a career for myself that will spread some joy throughout my new found city by allowing me to share my talent with you all.  

When I’m not studying or singing, I’m a sports & movie buff who loves a laugh, a boogie and spending quality time with my beautiful family and friends. 


"There was no hesitation on who we wanted to use to sing at our wedding! JP was absolutely fantastic, we can't speak highly enough of him. JP kept our guests well and truly entertained during our cocktail hour. His amazing voice sang me down the aisle and the effort and professionalism that came with him learning my favourite song won't be forgotten. I couldn't think of anyone better to start the party and finish the party with. JP's voice is absolutely amazing and he is at the top of our list to sing at our next event."

Monique & Bryce