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Room
is HERE!

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PHOTOGRAPHY: NICK CAITO PHOTO www.nickcaito.com


     
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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

Our Tour of the Republic of Georgia!
In 2011 we had the honor of being invited by the US Embassy in the Republic of Georgia to play across that country and the Georgian people (while not speaking a word of English) loved us! Here's a video from one of our concerts there;(city of Kutaisi, 8/22/11). The trip was the experience of a lifetime!






We've 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:

Fri 2/20
Yantic River Inn
270 W. Town St.
8-11
Norwich, CT
860-887-4300
$10 cover
www.theyanticriverinn.com Have dinner & dance to our music at this charming restaurant w/the nice wooden dance floor!

Sun 2/22
TODAY'S CONCERT IS POSTPONED TO NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 1- SAME HOURS. HOPE TO SEE YOU THEN!
Swing Concert!
Open to public & all ages
Westport Center for Senior Activities
21 Imperial Ave.
2-3:30
Westport, CT
203-341-5099
www.westportct.gov
Looking for something furn to do on a Sunday winter afternoon? Come out and and enjoy our music! Rare Westport appearance!  


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!

EIGHT TO THE BAR TURNS 40 and we're going to have a HUGE celebration!!

Our Story
Want to know more about us? Our 40-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 latest CD, "The Romper Room" (our 11th) is HERE and is getting great critical reviews and being played nationwide!



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".

Sat 3/7
Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille
1320 Boston Post Rd.
9:30-12:30
Madison, CT
203-318-8362
www.donahuesmadisonbeachgrille.com
A great club that LOVES live music and has great food & drink!

Fri 3/13
Maple Tree
(mostly Motown)
781 Hopmeadow St.
8:30-12
Simsbury, CT
860-651-1297
www.mapletreecafe.com

Fri 3/20
ETTB 40TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
WITH REUNION OF BAND’S ORIGINAL 1975 LINEUP!
INFINITY HALL
20 Greenwoods Rd. W.
NORFOLK, CT
8-10:30
866-666-6306
www.infinityhall.com
Eight to the Bar is 40 years old this year and we are celebrating (along w/the original 1975 lineup) at CT's finest concert hall & bistro, Infinity Hall in Norfolk! If you've never seen a photo of this historic, beautiful theater, you should visit their website, www.infinityhall.com, as words don't do it justice. The theater has two stories of seating, a wooden dance floor area, and an incredible gourmet bistro on the ground floor featuring innovative, fantastic cuisine, and live music 5-6 nights a week! The walls are decorated with stunning, rare photos of iconic music figures from the 60s up to the present and with ambience like this, playing there is a special experience for any band. On this evening, the original lineup of 1975 will take the stage first and play for the first hour followed by intermission and then the current lineup. At the end of the night, the 75ers will join the current lineup for a fun finale together. The entire event will be filmed by a multicamera company and recorded on a remote 24-track audio recorder. You can be a part of it! If you never see another ETTB show again in your life, this is the one to see!

Sat 3/21
"Boston Tea Party"-
“A Swing Dance Revolution”
2345 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA
This is a huge 4– day event held at the Newton Mariott that draws thousands of swing dancers from all over the world. ETTB takes the stage at 12 midnight and plays until 3 AM! This is our first time playing for this special event and we're thrilled!
www.teapartyswings.com

Fri 3/27
The Knickerbocker
35 Railroad Ave.
(swing, blues & Motown)
8:15-11:15
Westerly, RI
401-315-5070
www.theknickerbockercafe.com
Come join us for a great night of dancing on their large wooden dance floor and excellent late night food & drink at "The Knick", where "roots music history was made”.

Sat 3/28
NEW CLUB!
CELTIC CAVERN
386 Main St.
(located in BACK of Main Street Market)
8-12
Middletown, CT
860-894-2954
www.celticcavern.com
This is a music-loving Irish Pub. Excellent food & drink in a warm, intimate, spacious atmosphere. Be sure to drive aroud to the BACK of the Main Street Market and park there for best access to the club. Wooden dance floor. Try the Shepherd's Pie!
Please come out & support us!





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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