James Durbin

Pop Singer

James Durbin was born in Santa Cruz, California, United States on January 6th, 1989 and is the Pop Singer. At the age of 35, James Durbin biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 6, 1989
United States
Place of Birth
Santa Cruz, California, United States
35 years old
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$1.5 Million
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James Durbin Life

James William Durbin (born January 6, 1989) is an American singer and guitarist who finished fourth in fourth place on the tenth season of American Idol.

Durbin, the lead singer for Quiet Riot from 2017 to 2019, was the first singer for Quiet Riot.

Early life

Durbin was born in 1989 to Judy Settle-Durbin, a dentist's niece, and Willy Durbin, a bass player who died of a heroin overdose when James was nine years old. During his aired audition on American Idol, he expressed sadness that he didn't have the opportunity to know his father well. Soon after his father died, he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and Asperger syndrome. Rather than a traditional academy, he attended Musicschool, a music school operated by Dale Ockerman in Santa Cruz. Durbin never graduated from high school. Durbin's favorite bands My Chemical Romance and Thirty Seconds to Mars are among his musical influences.

He appeared in a Santa Cruz children's theater company called Kids on Broadway and played the lead role in Grease and Beauty and the Beast in 2006. He appeared in West Side Story and Oscar in Sweet Charity in 2007, and All About Theatre, a Santa Cruz community theatre company, produced Tony in 2007. Durbin appeared in Alan Parsons' "Art & Science of Sound Recording" educational film series in 2008, filming a version of Parsons' "We Play The Game" at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts.

He was the lead singer in a band called Hollywood Scars, in which he went by Jimmy Levox's stage name. Hollywood Scars, who were inspired by bands such as Metallica, Pantera, Judas Priest, Dream Theater, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, and Mötley Crüe, the 1980s inspired Hollywood's Sunset Strip's glitz, glam, and decadence. "Under The Cherry Tree" was the band's first single. He was also in a band called Whatever Fits. He has also performed country music.

Personal life

Durbin is married to Heidi Air Lowe of Heidi Lowe. They have a son named Hunter and a daughter named Kinzee Cruz. The couple were married on December 31, 2011. Durbin is a huge fan of wrestling.


James Durbin Career


Durbin had previously applied for American Idol but was not selected.

Durbin was disqualified in the Top 4 in the tenth season, but the show's first exception to the homecoming policy was made. On the Top 3 talent display, footage of his homecoming, nicknamed the "Durbin Day," was shown for a brief period of time.

With Judas Priest, he performed "Live After Midnight" and "Breaking the Law" on the American Idol tenth-season finale.

Durbin was on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Live with Regis and Kelly, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show after his elimination. He appeared in the American Idol Tour last season along with the rest of the Top 11 finalists.

He appeared in a documentary called Different Is The New Normal, which centered on a teen's fight against Tourette syndrome.

Durbin is being run by 19 Entertainment, as well as fellow contestants Pia Toscano and Haley Reinhart. On September 5, 2011, it was announced that he had signed to Wind-up Records.

Durbin and the other American Idol top four finalists opened the new Microsoft Store in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 28, 2011.

Durbin, along with fellow contestants Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and Haley Reinhart, have released a Walmart Exclusive EP with their highlights from American Idol. The songs include "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," "Uprising," and a previously unreleased version of "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" as a result.

Durbin began working on his debut album after being on American Idol and writing with James Michael and Marti Frederiksen, as well as his favorite band Hardcore Superstar. Howard Benson produced the album. On the album Official Gameday Music of the NFL, Volume 2, he performed a song titled "Stand Up," which was released for purchase on September 27, 2011. The song was also included in his collection.

Durbin's album Memories of a Beautiful Disaster was released on November 21, 2011. The album debuted on the Billboard 200, at number eight on the Billboard Rock Chart, number 25 on the Digital Album Chart, and it has sold 28,000 in the first week. Both singles were broadcast on radio simultaneously: "Love Me Bad" was introduced to Top 40 radio stations, while "Stand Up" was broadcast to rock radio.

On November 27, 2012, Durbin's "Santa Claus Is Back in Town" was released as a Christmas single.

Durbin performed "Love Me Bad" on Conan and "Higher Than Heaven" on American Idol in support of his album.

Celebrate, Durbin's second album, was released on April 8, 2014. It was developed by Scott "The Ninja" Stevens and Durbin, and Stevie Aiello co-wrote songs for Scott Stevens, Ted Bruner, Griffin Boyce, and Stevie Aiello. On November 22, 2013, the first single, "Parachute," was released.

Durbin appeared on "Parachute" on Conan in support of his album.

Durbin's third album was funded by PledgeMusic in 2015. Durbin's A Thrill of Hope Christmas EP was released in November 2015. In April 2016, he debuted the video for his first single, "Smackdown."

Durbin returned to Idol on April 7, 2016 for the final episode of the fifteenth season.

Durbin's 28th birthday, he made a stop motion animated music video with his son Hunter.

Durbin and Alex Grossi of Quiet Riot collaborated on an album titled "Maps to the Hollywood Scars" in 2016. In February 2017, Volume 1 was released as a 5-song EP.

Durbin joined Quiet Riot as their new lead singer in March 2017. Durbin will be featured on lead vocals on the band's forthcoming album, Road Rage, prior to its unveiling. Durbin left the band in September 2019 after releasing a sequel to an album. The album, The Hollywood Cowboys, was released on November 8, 2019.

Durbin announced that he had signed to Frontiers Records and was working on a "pure heavy metal" album in October 2020. The Beast Awakens was unleashed under the Durbin moniker on February 12, 2021. The album also features drummer Mike Vanderhule and bassist Barry Sparks, as well as Durbin, who plays lead vocals and rhythm guitar.

Durbin appeared on Alan Parsons' 2022 CD, From The New World, singing "Give 'Em My Love."


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