Mary Ellen started singing in front of audiences at the age of 12 and got into her first band right after High School graduation. There was never any doubt that singing would be her passion for her whole life. “I can't imagine my life without singing”, says Mary Ellen. “Its such a big part of who I am and what I am about.”

Mary Ellen is considered to be one of the most popular and diverse female vocalists in the Bay Area. Known for her powerful and emotional delivery and for her pure, versatile sound, Mary Ellen is a vocal force to be reckoned with. Having worked with Read Zaro at TEC Productions for over 18 years, Mary Ellen is also one of the primary booking agents for “The Garage Band” and various other Bay Area entertainers.

Mary Ellen has done extensive studio work and sung on countless projects, both in the studio and live, but has been a proud member of “The Garage Band” since December of 1987. “I am blessed to be a part of a band that has some of the best musicians and vocalists around. Our musical chemistry is unrivaled and I believe the best is yet to come from “The Garage Band”, says Mary Ellen.

Mary Ellen is married to Thom Duell, who along with Tony Yates makes up the lead vocal power of “The Garage Band”. Mary Ellen's other loves, would be her two sons, Michael and Thomas and spending time with her family and friends.