Born and raised in Kansas, Durell gravitated to music and performing early on and quickly began nurturing those gifts. He completely immersed himself in his craft, so much so, he earned a vocal scholarship and went onto graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from his hometown institution, Benedictine College. Shortly after, with very little money and only a temporary job in place, he took a leap of faith and headed west to Southern California to pursue his passion of singing; the most difficult, yet most rewarding decision he ever made.
Now, with years of professional experience, Durell is one of the most highly sought after professional vocalists in the Southern California corporate scene. He works primarily with San Diego's premier Top 40 corporate band, The MIGHTY UNTOUCHABLES. He also leads his own project, THE DURELL ANTHONY COLLECTIVE, as well as lending his vocal talents to various shows, projects & sessions. With a vocal approach often described as soulful, smooth, & powerful, he has cultivated a sound all his own. But if you listen closely, you’ll hear the subtle similarities to Marvin Gaye, Brian McKnight, and Stevie Wonder whom he cites as his major influences.