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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

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!)
"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!


Thur 7/31
Outdoor Show
Patriot Park
124 Lake St.
Coventry, CT
rain date: Tues, Aug 5

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,
New Haven, CT
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".

Sat 8/2
La Luna (mostly Motown)
9 White Hall Ave.
Mystic, CT

Sun 8/3
Charlestown Seafood Festival
Ninigret Park
(off rte 1)
12 noon-1:30
Charlestown, RI
3 days of fantastic seafood, entertainment, rides, & more!

Sun 8/3
Swing Dance
Elks Club
134 N. Main St.
(rte 12)
ETTB: 7:30-10:30
(after beginner-friendly swing dance lesson free /w price of admission)
Leominster, MA
Cash bar, free lot parking, big wooden dance floor.

Fri 8/8
Owenego Beach & Tennis Club
(Open to Public!)
40 Linden Ave.
Branford CT
Waterfront dining (outside or in- your choice), then dancing! “Dinner & band" or "band only" option.
Make your reservations early as event sells out.

Sun 8/10
Splash Patio (mostly Motown)
260 So. Compo Rd.
Westport, CT
Outside on deck
This show is weather-dependent so please call first if the weather is “iffy”.

Thur 8/14
Swing Dancing at the amazing "Spiegeltent" on campus of Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Swing dance lessons: 6:15
The Spiegeltent is a huge, mirrored, glittering circular tent that travels around the world and spends the summer on the Bard College campus. You have to see pictures of its gorgeously unique interior to believe it. Plunge yourself into the world of the exotic and spend a fun night of dinner and dancing with us there! www.fishercenter.bard.edu/spiegeltent/2014

Thur 8/21

Outdoor Show
Jonathan Edwards Winery
Chester Main Rd.
No. Stonington, CT
Event benefits a nonprofit organization called "Sails Up for Cancer"
Spend a summer night under a large tent enjoying food, wine, and our music while helping a good cause!

Sat 8/23
Chester Fair
Chester, CT
Picturesque country fair!
Launched in 1877, this picturesque country fair is like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Rides, live entertainment, all kinds of livestock, tractor pulls, crafts, & more!

Thur 8/24
Outdoor Show
Masonic Home (public)
Wallingford, CT

Sat 8/30
Swing City
W. Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA
Huge, beautiful wooden dance floor, snacks, loads of people!

Sun 8/31
Crabby Joe’s (mostly Motown)
141 Congamond Rd
outdoors on deck
Southwick, MA
This is our first time playing here. 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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