The Billionaires are one of the very best and most experienced bands in Central New York. They feature both male and female lead vocalists, and a tight rhythm section. The music is expertly performed R&B, soul, ballads, rock & roll and standards. The band members are experienced musicians, professional, and skilled at entertaining people of all ages. They always provide excellent sound, good music and a great time.
Anna Marie White – Vocals and Percussion
Anna Marie White was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in Florida where she began acting and singing. She worked for nearly a decade at The Walt Disney World Company, and her career led her into an impressive amount of television, stage, band and theater work. Anna had roles in many stage productions including Bye Bye Birdie, The Sound Of Music, Annie Get Your Gun, and Footloose. Now a resident of Syracuse, we are fortunate to have Anna in the Billionaires to showcase her lovely voice. In a typical Billionaires performance, Anna will treat you to the music and vocal stylizations of Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, Chaka Khan, Etta James, and even some Gretchen Wilson. When Anna is not singing you can catch her pouring wine at Colloca Estate Winery in Fair Haven, NY.
Rob Hoston – Guitar and Vocals
Rob Hoston, Guitarist and vocalist of the Billionaires is a veteran of the Syracuse music scene. He spent five years in Los Angeles, CA playing showcases, songwriting, and seeking a recording contract. Rob worked as a professional musician, doing extensive recording in L.A. and locally. His solo CD, “Until That Time” was released in 1996. Rob’s guitar influences include Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Robben Ford, and Buddy Guy. His Vocal influences range from the stylings of Marvin Gaye, Sting, Sinatra, Bennet, and Pendergrass. His versatility in both guitar and vocals have trademarked Windsong’s sound for over 13 years.
Andrew Jordan – Bass and Vocals
Andrew Jordan, Originally from Rome N.Y. now resides in Syracuse, NY. He’s performed in Central New York with many successful bands, including Vinnie and the Butchers, the Critics and Ivory Tower to name a few. He has played everything from Country to Hip Hop. His influences are each and every person he has played with. “Where there’s a Groove there’s a Sway”.
Daryl Hunt – Drums
Daryl Hunt is an outstanding drummer. Originally from Clinton, NY and now residing in Oswego, Daryl fits in perfectly with the Billionaires because of his simple, effective philosophy about playing music. (quote) “Just groove it. 95% of the countless people I’ve played with appreciate it.” One of Daryl’s favorite drummers, Herrman Matthews of Tower Of Power has the same style and approach.
Kimo Cortini – Keyboards and Vocals
Kimo Cortini is an amazing versatile keyboard player. He can do jazz, funk…YOU NAME IT! Not only can Kimo play but he’s a great vocalist and he’s fun to watch with his comical expressions. Kimo is originally from Fulton, NY and has played for many years throughout the Central New York area. You may know of Kimo from the Cortini Bros. where he plays with his brother Joey.