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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:

Fri 10/31
Halloween Bash at Crabby Joe's!
(mostly Motown)
141 Congamond Rd.
8:30-12
Southwick, MA
413-569-0445

Sat 11/1
BATTLE OF THE SWING BANDS!
Armenian Cultural Center
47 Nichols Ave.
7:45-11:30
WATERTOWN, MA
EIGHT TO THE BAR and THE LOVE DOGS
7:45-8:30: free (with price admission) swing dance lesson.
8:30-9:30: The Love Dogs
9:45-10:45: ETTB
11-11:30: Both bands take the stage together and play one big extravaganza set together!
Read all about it at www.bostonswingdance.com




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 itís the best piece of writing about us thatís 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 11/7
Swing Dance
Woodfords Club
179 Woodford St.
9-12
Portland, ME!
Put on by the Mainiac Swing Dance Society
www.portcityswing.com
Donít miss this rare Maine appearance!

Sat 11/8
Donahue's Madison Beach Grille
(mostly Motown)
1320 Boston Post Rd.
9:30-12:30
Madison CT
203-318-8362
This is our first time playing at this cool spot-nice stage and dance floor. Come down and have an excellent dinner, some drinks, then hit the dance floor with us!
www.donahuesmadisonbeachgrille.com

Fri 11/14
Yantic River Inn
270 W. Town St.
8-11
Norwich, CT
860-887-4300
www.theyanticriverinn.com
$10 cover.
Have dinner & dance to our music at this charming place!

Fri 11/21
Maple Tree
(mostly Motown)
781 Hopmeadow St.
(rte 10)
8:30-12
Simsbury, CT
860-651-1297
A longtime favorite of ours-dance floor, 2 dining rooms, great food & drink, fun!
www.mapletreecafe.com

Sat 11/22
Swing City
West Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave
8-9: Free swing dance lesson (w/price of admission)
ETTB: 9-12
Cambridge, MA
Big, shiny wooden dance floor!
617-513-9841
www.swingcityboston.com

Sat 11/29
Swingin' 88s Annual Thanksgiving Dance!
Brightridge Club
59 Brightridge Ave.
Doors:7pm
followed by swing dance lesson (free w/price of admission)
ETTB: 8-11
E. Prov,RI
This is a great annual event and every year it's packed! Work off all that Thanksgiving dinner! Pot luck supper. Bring something and eat something! Always fun!
www.swingin88s.com



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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