Durrell Communications

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If you love the GPP, be sure to thank Melissa Durrell and Durrell Communications! Their long-term sponsorship (since 2015!) keeps the GPP alive and rocking each year. This boutique PR agency is no stranger to the important things happening in our community; it’s their business! They make connections, get people taking and help businesses and professionals share their unique and compelling story to the world!

Get to know Durell Communications. Porch Party style.

Favourite local spot to catch a show?
There are so many great spots in Uptown, but we’re digging the newly opened Patent Social — it’s practically in our office’s backyard. Plus, there’s a great patio!

Favourite spot to catch pre-show/post-show dinner?
We’re so lucky that we have great options in Uptown. One favourite is Red House and we won’t turn down a trip to Harmony for chocolate milkshakes on a beautiful day!

What is your favourite porch party band?
We look forward to hearing Safe As Houses this year, and we’ve always loved Vienna D’Amato Hall’s performances. She’s awesome!

What is your preferred porch drink?
A shared pitcher of lemonade or sangria works for any of us!

Do you prefer a porch swing or Muskoka chair?
What about a Muskoka chair that swings? The best of both worlds!

If your company was a band, what would the band be called?
The Durrell Squirrels

What was your favourite band growing up?
For those of us in the 70s, we listened to Blondie, Bananarama and R.E.M. Those of us from the 90s went for anything from Sarah McLachlan’s ballads to pop to the always classic Barenaked Ladies.

Who would you love to see perform at Grand Porch Party?
There are so many great artists this year, it’s hard to think of who else we’d love to see here. One of us suggests something a little different, Deadmaus, although the rest of us thinks that an acoustic set by Drake would be the dream!



About grandporchparty

The Grand Porch Party is an annual neighbourhood music event where we take over the porches, and then the streets, for some fab early-summer music. First launched in 2011.
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1 Response to Durrell Communications

  1. Peter Brown says:

    Hi! One friendly note for the recommended businesses above… the wonderful Red House isn’t open on Sundays, so it’s not a pre- or post- option for folks heading to the actual GPP tomorrow. 🙂

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