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JANUARY 2014


Fri 1/3

Donald Oat Theater
62 Broadway
8-10


Norwich, CT
This is a wonderful place that we look forward to playing at every year. Beautiful, intimate, historic theater. Bring your own food and drinks or buy some snacks there. www.norwicharts.org


Sat 1/4

Swing Dance at the Spanish Ballroom!
Glen Echo Park
7400 MacArthur Blvd
9-12



Glen Echo, MD
This is the largest ballroom we've ever played in and it's always packed with hundreds of dancers! Don't miss this very rare DC area appearance!
www.gottaswing.com

Fri 1/10

The Knickerbocker
(swing & blues)
35 Railroad Ave.
8:15-11:15


Westerly, RI
Come to RI's iconic hotspot, the club "where roots music history was made". Have some delicious food & drinks, then get on their large wooden dance floor and spend the night dancing to our music. It's always a blast to play here!
Tix $10pp
401-315-5070 www.theknickerbockercafe.com



Sat 1/11

Swing City
680 Huron Ave.
9-12


Cambridge, MA
Large, beautiful space with big shiny wooden dance floor. www.swingcityboston.com

Sun 1/12

Private
1-5pm



Middletown, CT

Fri 1/17

Private
6-10



W. Hartford, CT

Sat 1/18

Dancesport Boston
Cardinal Cushing Center
405 Washington St.
8-11



Hanover, MA
We played here for the first time last year and had a blast! Can't wait to get back and do it again! Big room, big dance floor!
www.dancesportboston.com

Fri 1/24

The Maple Tree
(mostly Motown)
781 Hopmeadow St.
8-11:30



Simsbury, CT
Come to this beautiful restaurant in the heart of Simsbury and have a gourmet dinner in one of their 2 dining rooms. Then have some cocktails, get on their large wooden dance floor and dance the night away to our music! Always packed, always fun!
$10 cover.
860-651-1297
www.mapletreecafe.com

Sat 1/25

We're back at the fabulous
INFINITY HALL!
20 West Greenwoods Rd.
(rte 44)
8-10:30




Norfolk, CT
Remember when live music RULED? Well, at Infinity Hall it still does! Come to Connecticut's finest music hall, a place dedicated to live music. You can see it everywhere, from the amazing photos of musicical icons like Aretha Franklin and Bonnie Rait that decorate the walls to the state of the art sound system, or the lovingly restored decor of this beautiful historic theater. When we play here we get a sense of love and fulfillment from the audience that we don't find anywhere else. This time we'll be bringing you some new tunes as we wrap up our 12th CD which will be out this summer. Whether you want to sit and listen to the music or dance, there is both concert seating and a shining wooden dance floor. Start off the night with a special gourmet meal from the award-winning chef at their gorgeous bistro, then head upstairs to our music. Beat the post-holiday "blahs" with a wonderful night at Infinity Hall! If you've never been here, you're missing out on Connecticut's shining jewel!
860-542-5531
www.infinityhall.com

FEBRUARY


Mon 1/27-Sat 2/1

WE'RE ON VACATION! YAY!










Fri 2/7

Friends Cafe
(mostly Motown)
15 N. Liberty St.
9-1



Southington, CT
860-426-1020
www.friendscafect.com

Sat 2/8

Special Event!
CT Ballet presents
"Be My Valentine"
followed by an onstage after party with music and dancing by ETTB!
Belden Theater at the Bushnell
166 Capitol Ave.
9:30-11


Hartford, CT
"Be My Valentine", a scintillating evening of duets curated by Artistic Director Brett Raphael followed by a not-to-miss onstage dance party with ETTB! Includes premium orchestra seat, delectible treats (including a pastry bar!), champagne toast and surprise giveaways!
www.connecticutballet.com


Fri 2/14

"Valentine's Day
with Eight to the Bar"
The Stafford Palace Theater
75 Main St.
8-10:30



Stafford Springs, CT
Join us as we return to this beautiful, picturesque theater that harks back to the turn of the century! Big stage, concert seating and dance floor, too! We'll be playing some new songs from our upcoming new CD due out this summer!
860-851-9780
www.thestaffordpalacetheater.com



Sat 2/15

DUE TO THE WEATHER, THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 18. ALL TICKETS BOUGHT FOR TONIGHT'S SHOW WILL BE HONORED AT THE 4/18 SHOW.
Concert at Olde Mistick Village Cornerstone Playhouse
Olde Mistick Village
27 Coogan Blvd.
9 pm



Mystic, CT
Join us as we perform for the first time at this beautiful theater in Olde Mistick Village! The event will benefit and promote this year's upcoming Mystic Blues Festival June 27-29, 2014. Tix: $20. Cash bar.
Box Office: 860-536-4228
www.oldemistickflicks.com



Sun 2/16

The Dance Flurry (swing!)
The Saratoga Hilton (in the Melita Ballroom)
354 Broadway
3:34-5:30



Saratoga Springs, NY
The Dance Flurry (aka The Flurry Festival of Traditional Dancing and Music) is a HUGE 3-day event featuring tons of bands, single performers, workshops and jam sessions. It is held in 5 different venues in Saratoga Springs! For more details on this amazing festival, go to their website and read all about it. We are absolutely thrilled to be playing here for the first time. Please come out and support us!
www.flurryfestival.org



Fri 2/21

The Old Well
(mostly Motown)
20 Tarriffville Rd.
8-12



Simsbury, CT
The old Well Tavern was once known as Gemini's and before that, the Inn Place. Our band has played there for 25 years! The club features a huge wooden dance floor and loads of space. There's also excellent food and a friendly staff. Come out for a night of dining, drinking, and dancing!
860-658-0050
www.oldwelltavern.com



Sat 2/22

The Red Rock Tavern
(mostly Motown)
369 Capitol Ave.
8:30-12



Hartford, CT
The Red Rock Tavern is an outstanding club in downtown Hartford, known for its excellent food but even more for its love of live music and that's why we love playing there! Come join us and have a great evening of food, drink, and dancing!
860-246-4527
www.redrocktavern.com



Fri 2/28

Yantic River Inn
270 W. Town St.
8-11



Norwich, CT
The Yantic River Inn is a charming restaurant with several different rooms and lots of atmosphere. The banquet room (where we're playing) features a nice wooden dance floor and we hope to see you on it! Come out and have a nice dinner, then dance to our music!
$10 cover.
860-887-4300
www.theyanticriverinn.com

MARCH


Sat 3/1

Brothers Restaurant
(mostly Motown)
New gig!
33 No. Cherry St.
8-12



Wallingford, CT
Have an excellent dinner and then dance to our music!
203-641-2408
www.brothersrestaurantwlfd.com

Sat 3/8

La Luna (Mystic location)
(mostly Motown)
9 Whitehall Ave.
8-12



Mystic, CT
860-536-6300
Come join us at our first time in the Mystic location!

Wed 3/12

Swing Night!
Shish Lounge
904 Farmington Ave.
7:30-10:30


W. Hartford, CT
860-986-7698
www.shishlounge.com
Have a wonderful dinner in the dining room then join us in the bar with the huge dance floor at this uniquely beautiful club and restaurant- loaded with atmosphere!



Fri 3/14

Maple Tree
(mostly Motown)
781 Hopmeadow St. (rte 10)
8:30-12



Simsbury, CT
860-651-1297
www.mapletreecafe.com

Sat 3/15

Private
Yale University
evening




New Haven, CT


Fri 3/21

Swingin' Parrot Pub
(mostly Motown)
200 New Hartford Rd.
8-11:30



Winsted, CT
860-379-5534

Sat 3/22

Swing Dance put on by Jersey Jumpers
UU Congregation of Princeton
50 Cherry Hill Rd.
8:30-11:30



Princeton, NJ
www.centraljerseydance.org

Fri 3/28

Swing Dance for Hudson Valley Community Dances
Poughkeepsie Tennis Club
135 South Hamilton St.
8:30-11:30



Poughkeepsie, NY
860-426-1020
www.hudsonvalleydance.org

Sat 3/29

"The Crystal Ball"
Town of Guilford's 375th Birthday Celebration!
Pine Orchard Yacht & Country Club
294 Pine Orchard Rd.
7-12



Branford, CT
Join us for dinner, dancing, and an evening of mingling and merriment to celebrate Guilford’s 375th Birthday! For ticket info please contact irisheyes100982@aol.com or call 203-453-2362.
Event website: www.guilfordct375.org



APRIL


Sat 4/5

The Knickerbocker (swing, blues, and a little bit of Motown)
35 Railroad Ave.
8:15-11:15



Westerly, RI
Join us for a night of dancing, drinking, and dining at RI's iconic hot spot, the place where "roots music history was made"! Lovingly restored with beautiful large wooden dance floor and late night food menu!
401-315-5070
www.theknickerbockercafe.

Thur 4/10

"Face the Music Foreclosure Aid" triple bill extravaganza!
ETTB + Jeff Pitchell + Roomful of Blues!
Bridge Street Live
41 Bridge St.
7-12



Collinsville (Canton), CT
Don't miss this triple-header extravaganza with 3 bands that have been longtime legends in New England and beyond! It will be a night of blues, swing, and some rhythm & blues. You'll never get to see these 3 bands together on the same bill! Have a great time and help a very worthy cause. A blues guitar lover's dream! Take it to the next level by starting your night off with a gourmet dinner there and then see the show!
860-693-762 (Bridge Street Live)
www.41bridgestreetlive.com
203-713-8220 (Face the Music)
www.facethemusic-foreclosureaid.org

Fri 4/11

The Old Well Tavern
(mostly Motown)
20 Tariffville Rd.
8-12



Simsbury, CT
This club has a huge wooden dance floor and excellent food & drink. Be a part of it!
860-658-0050
www.oldwelltavern.com

Sat 4/12

"Swinging in the Valley"
Fundraiser for CT Food Pantry
National Golf Course
136 Chase Rd.
7-10



Putnam,CT
Join us for a fun night of music and dancing while helping a good cause.
860-377-7040
www.bondbrothersentertainment.com

Fri 4/18

Show at Olde Mistck Arts Cinemas
(rescheduled from snowed out 2/15 show)
27 Coogan Blvd.
9-10:30pm



Mystic, CT
Event to benefit and promote the upcoming 2nd Annual Mystic Blues Festival June 27-29, 2014.
Tix: $20.All tix purchased for the 2/15 show will be honored.
860-536-4228
www.oldemistickflicks.com
This is our first time playing at this cool, unique theater. Don't miss it-we'll be playing new songs from our upcoming 12th CD.



Sat 4/26

Cris Radio's 4th Annual "Dining & Dancing in the Dark"
Bond Ballroom
338 Asylum St.
5:30-10:30



Hartford, CT
Join us as return to play for this huge, glittering, fun evening of dining & dancing, complete with dance contests and demos! 1920's theme this year. (Red carpet 1920s attire optional). Includes formal 3-course dinner, dance contests with CT's own "Dancing with the Stars" plus an open dance contest and a special dance performance by the Arthur Murray studio. The event benefits Cris radio, an organization that provides audio access for the blind and print challenged.
www.crisradio.org
info@crisradio.org
860-527-8000




Sun 4/27

Private
afternoon



Stamford, CT


MAY


Fri 5/2

"First Friday"
at New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St.
5:30-8pm


New Britain, CT
"First Friday" features live jazz (& other music) performed by local & nationally known musicians. You'll have the opportunity to view the Museum's premier permanent collection, which includes 300 years of American art. Experience art activities and have intriguing gallery talks while you mix with other art & jazz lovers. Hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and soda will also be served during the event. $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $3 for beer & wine. Soda is free. 860-229-0257. www.nbmaa.org

Sat 5/3

Private
7-11



Bethany, CT


Sat 5/10

West Hartford's 15th Annual Mayor's Charity Ball
W. Hartford Town Hall (under the grande tent)
50 So. Main St.
6-12




W. Hartford, CT
"The Gala event of the year" returns! Dining, dancing, donating to charity. The event supports 2 W. Hartford nonprofits- HopeWorks Inc., and Playhouse on Park.
www.themayorscharityball.org

Sun 5/11

Swing Dance at Elks Club
134 No. Main St. (rte 12)
7:30-10:30 (after beginner-friendly swing dance lesson free with price of admission)



Leominster, MA
Cash bar, plenty of lot parking, big wooden dance floor, always filled with friendly people! www.dance2swing.com

Fri 5/16

The Yantic River Inn
270 W. Town St.
8-11



Norwich, CT
$10 cover. We played here back in February and had a wonderful time! Have dinner and dance to our music.
860-887-4300
www.theyanticriverinn.com

Sat 5/17

Private
7-11pm



New London, CT


Mon 5/19

The Wolf Den
at Mohegan Sun
2 different shows!
Swing at 12 noon-2pm + Motown from 7-10:15pm


Uncasville, CT
Choose your favorite show and come on down-- or make a day of it and see both! Either way, there's no cover charge. It's always a thrill to play at this beautiful casino with the fantastic high-end shopping and the huge choice of gourmet eateries!
www.mohegansun.com

Sat 5/24

Bard College Commencement Event (private)
evening



Annandale-on-Hudson, NY


Sun 5/25

Splash Patio (tentative)
4-8pm



Westport, CT
More details tba

Mon 5/26

Annual Memorial Day blowout!
Captain's Cove
1 Bostwick Ave.
3:30-7



Bridgeport, CT
203-335-1433
Huge wooden deck to dance on! Beautiful spot on the harbor--great food, drinks. No cover. Bring the kids!
www.captainscoveseaport.com

Fri 5/30

Owenego Beach & Tennis Club
40 Linden Ave.
8-11pm



Branford, CT
Kick off the summer season at Owenego Beach & Tennis Club! Right on the water--indoor & outdoor seating. Fabulous gourmet food! Event usually sells out early so contact them right away. Choice of "dinner & band" or "band only". Either way it will be one of the highlights of your summer!
203-488-3805
www.owenego.com

Sat 5/31

Yale Class Reunion (private)
evening



New Haven, CT


JUNE (partial listing- new dates added daily)


Fri 6/6

"Gala in the Garden"
at Wistaria Museum
238 Cabot St.
7-10


Holyoke, MA
413-322-5660
www.wistariahurst.org

Sat 6/7

Dancesport Bosston
(swing & ballroom)
Cardinal Cushing Center
405 Washington St.
8-11



Hanover, MA
www.dancesportboston.com

Fri 6/13

The Maple Tree Cafe
8:30-12



Simsbury, CT
Two dining rooms, fabulous cuisine, large dance floor and well-stocked bar. Always packed, always fun!
860-651-1297
www.mapletreecafe.com


Sat 6/14

Private
7-11pm



Wallingford,CT


Fri 6/20

Gala at Hartford Public Libraray!
evening



Hartford, CT
More info tba

Sat 6/21

Private
6-11pm



Brookfield, CT


Tues 6/24

Outdoor Show
Gate House Concert Series
on grounds of Southbury Training School
(rte 172)
6:30-8:30pm



Southbury, CT
Join the hundreds who sit & enjoy the show (or dance). Huge, beautiful, rolling green lawns. Rain location: inside the pavilion on the grounds.

Wed 6/25

Outdoor Show
Elizabeth Park
1555 Asylum Ave.
6:30-8:15



Hartford, CT
Don't miss this breathtaking park on the Hartford/W. Hartford line. More rose gardens than you can imagine! Rain location is inside the Pond House on the park grounds. 860-231-8823
www.elizabethpark.org

Fri 6/27

MYSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL!
Mystic Shipyard
100 Essex St.
5-6PM



Mystic, CT
We are thrilled to announce that we are opening the 2nd Annual Mystic Blues Festival! This will be a 3-day event from 6/27-29 with loads of regional and national blues artists including legends like Johnny Winter and James Cotton in a beautiful setting. Don't miss it!
www.mysticbluesfestival.com

Sat 6/28

Oceanmist
895 Matunuck Beach Rd.
hours tba



Wakefield, RI
401-782-3740
www.oceanmist.net

JULY (partial listing- new dates added daily)


Fri 7/4

Owenego Beach & Tennis Club
40 Linden Ave.
8-11pm



Branford, CT
Celebrath the 4th of July with us! Dinner (outside or in- your choice), dancing, & then fireworks! Enjoy the beautiful waterfront views. Option of "dinner & band" or "band only".
203-488-3805
www.owenego.com

Sat 7/5

Private
7:30-11:30



New Marlborough, MA


Sun 7/6

Outdoor Show
"The Nelson W. Babb Concerts on Congamond"
433 Babb Rd.
3-5pm



W. Suffield, CT
Come join us for our first appearance on beautiful Lake Congamond, located on the Southwick, MA/W. Suffield, CT line.
www.babbsring.org

Wed 7/9

Outdoor Show
"Music at the Mansion"
Wadsworth Mansion
421 Wadsworth St.
6:30-8:30pm



Middletown, CT
860-347-1064
www.wadsworthmansion.com
RAIN DATE: Wed 7/30

Sat 7/12

Outdoor Show
Riverfest
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza
Lower Stage
6-7pm



Hartford, CT

CT's biggest 4th of July event- don't miss it!
www.riverfront.org
RAIN DATE: Sun, 7/13

Wed 7/16

Outdoor Show
Rock the Docks
Howard T. Brown Park
Chelsea Harbor Dr. 6-8pm



Norwich, CT
860-887-1647
www.norwichchamber.org
RAIN DATES: Thur 8/21 or 28

Sat 7/19

Outdoor Show
City of Ansonia (tentative)
7-9pm



Ansonia, CT

More details tba.
RAIN DATE: Sun 7/20

Thur 7/24

Outdoor Show
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
7-8:30pm



Boston, MA
RAIN DATE: Thur 8/7

Sun 7/27

Private
4-8pm



Narragansett, RI


Thur 7/31

Outdoor Show
Patriot Park
124 Lake St.
6:30-8:30



Coventry, CT
RAIN DATE: Tues 8/5

AUGUST (partial listing- new dates added daily)


Sun 8/3

Charlestown Seafood Festival
Ninigret Park
(off rte 1)
12 noon-1:30pm



Charlestown, RI
www.charlestownrichamber.com

Sun 8/3

Swing Dance!
Leominster Elks Club
134 No. Main St.
(rte 12)
6pm: Doors open
6:30-7:30: Free beginner-friendly swing dance lesson with price of admission
ETTB: 7:30-10:30




Leominster, MA
Cash bar, plenty of free lot parking, large shiny wooden dance floor, always packed!
www.dance2swing.com

Fri 8/8

Owenego Beach & Tennis Club
40 Linden Ave.
8-11



Branford, CT
Spend a beautiful summer night on the water with us--indoors or out. "Dinner & band" option or "just band". Sells out early!
203-488-3805
www.owenego.com

Sat 8/9

Private
5:30-10:30



North Stonington, CT


Sun 8/10

Splash Patio (tentative)
260 Compo Rd. S. 4-8pm



Westport, CT


Thur 8/14

Swing Dancing at the amazing "Spiegeltent"!
near Fischer Center on campus of Bard College
Swing dance lessons: 6:15
ETTB:7-10




Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
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 with us there!
www.fishercenter.bard.edu/spiegeltent/2014/

Sat 8/16

Private
8-10



Noank, CT


Sat 8/23

Chester Fair
12:15-3:15



Chester, CT
Launched in 1877, this picturesque country fair is like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Rides, food, exhibits, livestock, entertainment, crafts & more!
www.chesterfair.com


Thur 8/28

Outdoor Show
on grounds of Masonic Home
6:15-7:45



Wallingford, CT


Sat 8/30

Swing City
W. Cambridge Youth Center
680 Huron Ave.
8-9: Free swing dance lesson (w/price of admission)
9-12: ETTB


Cambridge, MA
Huge, beautiful wooden dance floor!
617-513-9841
www.swingcityboston.com

 

Dear Fans: BIG NEWS! Our newest CD, "The Romper Room" is out! Buy it (and all 10 of our other CDs at amazon.com or cdbaby.com as well as our website!

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