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Did you know that Eight to the Bar is on Pandora? Add us to your favorite station or create an Eight to the Bar station on Pandora. You'll hear lots of good music by other bands as well as ours-- and it's free! www.pandora.com

BIG NEWS!
Here's a video from one of our concerts in the Republic of Georgia (city of Kutaisi, 8/22/11). We were invited to perform by the U.S. Embassy located there and it's been the experience of a lifetime!





We've just been named "Best Band 2014 in the Hartford Magazine Readers' Poll"! (as well as "Best Live Band 2013" by Hartford Magazine, "Best Live Band 2010" by Hartford Magazine,
and "Best Band 2008"
by Connecticut Magazine (view video!)
and
"Best Jazz Band"
in the 2008 Hartford Advocate Readers Poll!
(as well as being named "Best Old School R&B/Swing Band" in the 2007 Hartford Advocate Readers Poll,"Best Vocal Group 2007", "Best Vocal Group 2006", & "Best Dance Band 2005" by Connecticut Magazine!)

We're on TV! Check us out on Channel 8's "CT Style", which aired on 5/4!


THIS WEEK'S PUBLIC SHOWS:

Thur 8/28
Outdoor Show
Masonic Home (public)
6:15-7:45
Wallingford, CT

Sat 8/30
Swing City
W. Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave.
8-12
Cambridge, MA
www.swingcityboston.com

THIS JUST IN- TODAY'S SHOW (Sun 8/31) AT CRABBY JOE'S IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER!
HOWEVER, WE WILL BE RESCHEDULING THE SHOW FOR HALLOWEEN! SO COME SEE US AT CRABBY JOE'S ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31! MORE DETAILS TBA!
Sun 8/31
Crabby Joe’s (mostly Motown)
141 Congamond Rd
outdoors on deck
3:30-7:30
Southwick, MA
413-569-0445

Mon, 9/1
Labor Day blast at Captain’s Cove!
1 Bostwick Ave.
3:30-7
Bridgeport, CT
203-335-1433
www.captainscoveseaport.com
Say goodbye to summer and dance on CT’s biggest deck!
Eat, drink, watch the boats, bring the kids.
No cover! Please note: THIS SHOW WILL BE RAIN OR SHINE SO EVEN IF IT RAINS THE SHOW WILL GO ON AND WILL BE HELD INDOORS! So come on down either way!



Dear Fans: Need some hip vintage clothes for your next swing dance? Check out my baby sister (and former ETTB lead singer) Todd Lyon's store, FASHIONISTA,
AT THEIR BEAUTIFUL LOCATION ON THE CORNER OF TRUMBULL ST. & WHITNEY AVE.
New Haven, CT
203-777-4434
www.fashionista-vintage-v ariety.com (see below)



Check out Fashionista on YouTube
What's New!

Our Story
Want to know more about us? Our 39-year history can be summed up in this wonderful article by Rona Mann in Ink Magazine.
We think it’s the best piece of writing about us that’s ever been done.
Check it out..



Our new CD, "The Romper Room" (our 11th) is HERE and is getting great critical reviews and being played nationwide! Be the first one on your block to get it!



Looking for something to do?
Check out our favorite new website, www.ctoutandabout.com,"The Ultimate Guide to Everything Happening in Connecticut". Arts, Entertainment, Fairs, Dining, Music. You name it, Ed's (Ed Bartlett) got it and he adds more every day!


Don't miss these special upcoming public shows! Keep scrolling down! More details in "Show Dates". For a complete listing of our shows, both public and private see "Show Dates".

Fri 9/5
Swing Dance at W. Htfd Town Hall
50 So. Main St.
8:30-11:30
W. Hartford, CT
Come join us at CT’s biggest & longest-running swing dance. Beautiful building, lot parking, huge wooden dance floor, always packed!
www.havetodance.com/hartfordswing

Sat 9/6
Outdoor Show
Cheshire Fall Fest
Bartlem Park
(Rte 10 acr from HS)
5-7pm
Cheshire, CT
Cheshire’s biggest event of the year! Rides, arts, crafts, food, live entertainment, car show, the works!
www.cheshirefestival.com

Sun 9/7
Outdoor Show
“Mystic Eats- Riverside Food Festival”
2-4:30 in the Beer Barn
Off Cottrell St in
Downtown Mystic, CT
“A true taste of what Mystic restaurants have to offer!”
Admission is free!

Fri 9/12
Wallingford Senior Center
238 Washington St.
7-9pm
Wallingford, CT
203-265-7753
Big dance floor- come on down and use it!

Fri 9/19
The Stafford Palace Theater
75 Main St.
8-10:30
Stafford Springs CT
860-851-9780
www.thestaffordpalacetheater.com
Concert seating, balcony, and dance floor- beer & wine. Great atmosphere! Come hear some new songs that will be on our upcoming 12th CD!

Sat 9/20
Friends Café
(mostly Motown)
15 N. Liberty St.
9-1
Southington, CT
860-426-1020
www.friends.com
Great food & drink, large dance floor-don’t miss this rare area appearance!

Fri 9/26
LARC's 50th Anniv. Gala
Torrington Country Club
8-12
250 Torrington Rd.
Goshen CT
www.litchfieldarc.org
860-482-9364
Cocktail hour, dinner & dancing, program, live auction. Don’t miss this fabulous and fun event and help a good cause!





ETTB On-line Store!
For years, you've been asking us to put out T-shirts, hats, mugs, etc. Well we've finally hooked up with CafePress.com and we now have our own internet store! You can buy all kinds of products- and they make great holiday gifts for the ETTB fans in your life! Simply go to www.cafeshops.com/eighttotheba r and look at the array of items you can buy with our image on it!

T odd Lyon Wants to Marry You!
Former ETTB lead singer Todd Lyon is now a Justice of the Peace, State of Connecticut, specializing in personalized vows and unconventional ceremonies. Creative couples can contact her at cowardlylyon@gmail.com.

Fifty Ways to Read Your Lover
Yes, there really are 50 ways to spy on your loved one's soul, including palmistry, tea leaves, handwriting analysis, Chinese astrology, interactive quizzes, and more. Todd Lyon, former ETTB female vocalist, guides you through the secret languages of romance with her newest book, 50 WAYS TO READ YOUR LOVER (Fireside). Look for it at your local book store, or buy it on Amazon.com.



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