Singer. Songwriter. Background vocalist. Producer. Skater. Actor. Host.
Everybody’s favorite cousin on they daddy’s side?!
Imagine the sounds of Erykah Badu and Rick James getting into a car accident while Little Richard witnesses the whole thing.
Durand Bernarr not only grew up in a home where his mother was a professional music teacher and vocal coach, but his father has also worked to provide sound and tour production to some of the greats - from Jay-Z to Earth, Wind & Fire, even Bob The Builder to the late great Whitney Houston.
Durand has had the opportunity to sit under, collaborate with and learn from a plethora of music’s leading legends and contributors including:
Earth, Wind & Fire, Producer Yonni (1st cousin on his daddy’s side) The Internet, Anderson.Paak, Sam Sparro, J*DaVeY, Teedra Moses, Adam Blackstone, Tweet, comedian Rickey Smiley and Erykah Badu with whom he’s toured for the last nine years.
During summer of 2019 Durand’s hit single, “Around” (from 2016’s Sound Check EP) showcased in BET’s revamp of Boomerang co-executive produced by Lena Waithe. The popular actress, writer & producer spoke of Durand in Variety magazine making mention of voices to watch.
“Durand Bernarr is an amazing artist that kills it all the time.”
Ending 2019, collaborating with KAYTRANADA on his new album “BUBBA”, Durand is also gearing up to release his forthcoming album in 2020.