Members of Swing'n on a Star

Premier Wedding Band in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia
Michael Binder, Orchestra Leader, Event Organizer, Saxophones and Clarinet; started Swing’N On A Star as the Toronados in 1966 with the idea of blending popular, classic rock, klezmer, Latin, big band and Broadway styles for adults. By day Mike is a Certified Auditor, Assistant Professor, Federal Manager and a featured speaker for national professional organizations. He has led over 1,500 professional musical performances bringing a festive charm and energy to every event.

Colton Hammond , Keyboards (acoustic and electronic) has been performing professionally for over 30 years as musical director and featured soloist in every genre’ of music from traditional religious to original and avant garde jazz and everything in between. Colton produces a rich blend of warm piano, organ and string tones with exciting brass and bass patterns. providing the rhythmic foundation that makes you want to dance. By day Colton owns and operates a Dental Laboratory.

Matthew DiSilvestro , Guitar and Male Vocals, has performed as a virtuoso in classical and jazz music as well appearing with a number of the area’s top performing commercial bands before joining Swing’N.on Star. Matt continues to expand and share his musical horizons as he is one of the areas top guitar teachers. Matt features a wide variety of styles and sounds on his guitar while imitating everyone’s favorite and most recognizable vocalists.
Alan Lichtman , Drums, has over 20 years performance experience in jazz, pop, klezmer, R&B, rock, funk, folk, country and with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Alan is a graduate of Eastman Conservatory of Music, winner, Concerto competition, and soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. By day Alan is a Certified Public Accountant whose precision drumming and driving beat sets the perfect feel that gets your feet tapping for outrageous unlimited partying!
Linda Russell , Female Vocalist; has dazzled audiences with her soulful and sophisticated song styling and energy through years of professional performance with virtually every type of music. She has appeared on-stage in "Nunsense", "Ain’t Misbehavin", and "Showboat"; won the Best Supporting Actress in the Maryland One Act Festival and toured in the first regional production of the Broadway hit "Swinging on a Star". Linda performs regularly at the East Coast Jazz Festival, was a semi-finalist in the Baltimore Arts Festival and holds an MBA degree. She emotes joyful feelings with her rich, dynamic voice singing freyliche, jazz, Motown or Broadway!
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