When Gurunam Singh graduated high school he was given a guitar and began composing simple songs. At 22 he found Yogi Bhajan and Sikh Dharma. He sang and played along with others and over time began leading chants in the early morning hours, before the rising of the sun.
He spent lots of time in the solitude of his own home, and in the Sikh temple late at night, chanting to God and writing devotional songs. Gurunam’s influences range from gospel, folk and country to classical Indian raag and traditional Sikh hymns to many of the current artists who sing devotional Hindu chants. He occasionally studied with some great ragi’s such as Bhai Avtar Singh, from India, and Dya Singh from Australia. Gurunam’s musics is elevating and from the heart, also accessable and inclusive; where anyone can chant along.
It was while he worked in the office at Spirit Voyage that Hargobind and Karan encouraged him to pursue his dream, and a number of very successful CDs and concert tours have been the result. He launched his new career in 2007 with a debut album The Journey Home. This was followed in 2010 by Silent Moonlight Meditation and Crimson Sadhana, and in 2012 by Change.
In 2013, Gurunam launched his own independent record label, and his initial efforts were so successful that he was able to release 2 new albums at the same time – Union and Breath of Devotion – both produced by Thomas Barquee.
It was through the grace of Yogi Bhajan, and the blessing of him bringing the technology of Kundalini Yogato the West that Gurunam Singh became involved in sacred chant music. When he faced difficult times, the teachings of Yogi Bhajan gave him a home, a way to balance himself, and gave him sadhana (daily spiritual practice), which has been an immensely powerful force in his life. It takes him to a blissful, calm state of mind – “Like a calm lake, my mind is still”.