Official Biography (courtesy Bunny Sigler myspace)
Few songwriters have influenced a genre like Walter "Bunny" Sigler. The Philadelphia native and R&B pioneer is the force behind hits from the 60s and 70s. Instant Funk's "I Got My Mind Made Up", Patti Labelle's "Somebody Loves You Baby", The Whispers' "Bingo", Jackie Moore's "Sweet Charlie Babe" and The O'Jays "Sunshine" all came from the pen of Bunny Sigler. An integral part of the Philadelphia Sound and Leon Huff & Kenny Gamble's Philadelphia International Records, "Mr. Emotion", as he was called, positioned himself as one of the day's most significant musical players working with artists such as Curtis Mayfield, Carl Carlton, Phyllis Hyman, Lou Rawls, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and Chaka Khan. Although during his career he's amassed more than 35 million units as a producer, artist and songwriter in mainstream music, Bunny Sigler's passion has always been gospel music.
As a youngster while attending the Roman Emanuel Baptist Church, songs like "O Lord My God" and "How Great Thou Art" became staples for him. He continued to sing and write gospel songs during his secular career including inspirational tracks for Stephanie Mills and the song, "Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven, But No One Wants To Die", but it wasn't until Jeff Majors caught him singing at a funeral that his recording career in the inspirational genre began. Majors was so moved by Sigler's performance that he tapped him to sing "Psalm 99" on Sacred 6. During the same time, gospel songs began pouring out of Bunny, which became the tracks for The Lord's Prayer.
Bunny Sigler's entrance into the gospel music industry is long over due, and yet perfectly timed. Songs like "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", featuring Jeff Majors, "Near The Cross" and the title tune are part of the history of the psalmist. But he expounds on the traditional with original contemporary cuts like the hand-clapper, "Jesus Got Ya Back", the funky "What Did Moses Do" and the urban-styled "Without The Lord". Throughout The Lord's Prayer, Sigler takes the same amazing gift that made him a legend in mainstream music, and not only inspires through incredibly moving and riveting performances, but he now gives back to the Lord the exceptional gift he's been given.
The Lord's Prayer, for Sigler, is an outward expression of a relationship with Jesus Christ. "I'm in this for real," says Sigler. "Although I've sung urban music, I never stopped singing gospel music. For me, it's all about ministry. It's such a joy for me to sing gospel music and to sing in church. It was God who truly instructed me to do this project now."
Lloyd Zane Remick, veteran entertainment attorney, and long-time friend of Sigler, has partnered with the artist in launching Bun-Z Music & Records, LLC, with this recording as label's debut. "Music is a universal language. And what song is known more universally than â€˜The Lord's Prayer'?" says Remick. "I believe that the music Bunny is singing can help change the world. I know it might sound a little idealistic, but I believe music has the power to unite us."