James Durbin (singer)

James William Durbin is an American singer and guitarist from Santa Cruz, California, who finished in fourth place on the tenth season of American Idol.

Durbin was born in 1989 to Judy SettleDurbin, a dentists daughter, and Willy Durbin, a bass player, who died of a heroin overdose when James was nine. He announced during his aired audition on American Idol that he was upset he didnt have the chance to know his father well. He was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome and Asperger syndrome shortly after his father died. He attended Musicschool, a music school run by Dale Ockerman in Santa Cruz instead of a traditional school. Durbin never graduated from high school. Durbin cites popular bands My Chemical Romance and Thirty Seconds to Mars as his inspirations for his music.

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