Drawing its musical influences from American roots music -- swing, boogie-woogie, and Motown, Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals.
With the support of independently produced CDs and videos, Eight to the Bar has cultivated a large, enthusiastic following that has put them in clubs from Maine to Miami as well as Europe and the Caribbean. Their rigorous touring schedule has included opening spots for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Manhattan Transfer, Robert Cray, the late Roy Orbison and Ray Charles, several European tours, and most recently, a tour of the Republic of Georgia at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy located there.
Besides live music venues, ETTB is available for private functions and celebrations. See/hear us in action!
We are starting to have gigs again in spite of the coronavirsus. Here's what we've got so far:
Fri, 7/3- Outdoor Show at Mineral Springs Family Campground 135 Leonard Rd.
8-11 pm Stafford Springs, CT Come join us for our first live show in 117 days!! Spend a summer night with us outdoors at the Mineral Springs Family Campground! Bring a blanket and/or a chair and enjoy listening or dancing to our music!
Visitor's fee: $5. 860-684-2993
Sun 7/5 Private- (outdoors) evening RI
Wed 7/15 Private outdoor show Chester, CT
Wed 7/29- "Rock the Docks"- outdoor show held this year at Dodd Stadium 13 Stott Ave, Norwich, CT Rain date Thurs, 7/30. This show has always been held at the docks in Norwich but to ensure more safe distancing with the coronavirus, we'll be performing at Dodd Stadium. Hope to see you there!
We are in the process of making a new CD (our 13th!) It's called "The Light Fanstastic" and we couldn't be more excited! We are hoping to have it out this summer. Watch for more updates!