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Eight To The Bar Cover Band from Northford, CT

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • 2 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2021
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $2,500 per event

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Eight to the Bar has become a New England institution during a career stretching back to 1975. Actually, it’s not just New England: the group plays all over the world and in 2011 even did a quick tour of the Republic of Georgia (near Russia). Drawing its musical influences from American roots music- swing, boogie woogie, classic Motown, and some blues, Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding instrumentalists; (sax player Collin Tilton was Van Morrison’s original sax/flute player and appears on Morrison’s epic quadruple-platinum-selling “Moondance” album) and sophisticated musical and vocal arrangements, highlighted by female vocals. The group has been been awarded decades of accolades, most recently being named “Best All Around Band 2018” by CTNow. They’ve recorded 12 albums and have just released their 13th one, “The Light Fantastic”. Eric Danton, Hartford Courant EIGHT TO THE BAR is: Collin Tilton – Tenor, alto saxophone, flute. Best known for his sax and flute playing on Van Morrison's quadruple-platinum-selling Moondance album, Collin went on to play in Etta James’ band which included opening for the Rolling Stones on their 1978 U.S. Tour (“Some Girls”). Before joining ETTB in the late eighties, he served as horn arranger/section leader with Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers. His eclectic resume also includes being a member of the Caldwell-Winfield Blues Band, legendary bluesman James Cotton’s band, Johnny Tillotson, Robbie Dupree (“Hot Rod Hearts”), and making a jazz record with Carla Bley. Cynthia Lyon - Keyboards, vocals. Inspired by the legacy of her mother (who sang with her two sisters in a vocal trio during WWII), Cynthia formed the band in 1975 and had her three sisters join her in the band’s early days. She is ETTB's band leader and primary songwriter and arranger and has also played with Amyl and the Icons and the Dirty Blondes of New York City. Brinna Jones – Vocals, percussion. Brinna started singing professionally in 2002, working with a Boston-based show band followed by backing vocal gigs with many different tribute artists. In 2005, she opened for Bob Newhart, backed by a 10-piece orchestra. The following year she joined the Northeast-renowned group Souled Out, singing background vocals, and opening for The Drifters, The Pointer Sisters and The Temptations. Eric Kuhn – Bass guitar, vocals. Eric has been a bassist, vocalist, and composer in Connecticut since the late 70s. In 1988 he formed the Bus, beloved Middletown (CT) rock trio, with Michael Cleary and Paul Bozzi. Eric is known for his voice that can range from do-wop bass to swing soprano in the vocal trio. Justin Blackburn- Drums, vocals, percussion. A versatile drummer and soulful singer, Justin holds a degree in Music from Eastern Connecticut State University. He has performed with many local and national acts including Dave Costa and Peter Tork as well as his pursuing his own projects. Justin currently resides in the quiet corner of CT where he can be found teaching drums and jamming with the local musicians. Kevin Johnson - Guitar, Vocals. Kevin holds a Masters of Music Degree from Portland State University where he studied with world-renowned guitarist and composer Brian Johanson. He fronted the lively duo Celtic Corner in Portland, Oregon and appeared aboard Royal Caribbean’s Voyager of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas. He also plays bass, fife, flute, and saxophone.


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  • Take It To The Limit | The Eagles
  • Crazy Love | Van Morrison
  • Beyond the Sea | Bobby Darin
  • Blue Bayou | Linda Rondstadt/Roy Orbison
  • What the World Needs Now (is love sweet love) (waltz) | Jackie DeShannon
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • All of Me | John Legend
  • All of Me | Billie Holiday
  • It Had to be You | Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You | Van Morrison
  • Our Love is Here to Stay | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Soul Serenade | King Curtis
  • In the Still of the Night | The Five Satins/Boyz 2 Men
  • Let It Be Me | The Everly Brothers
  • Moonlight in Vermont | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Unchained Melody (Theme from "Ghost") | The Righteous Brothers
  • Stand By Me | Ben E. King
  • You Send Me | Sam Cooke
  • Let’s Stay Together | Al Green
  • As Time Goes By | from the movie “Casablanca”
  • L-O-V-E | Nat “King” Cole
  • Unforgettable | Nat "King" Cole
  • My Funny Valentine | Sarah Vaughn
  • Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  • The Look of Love | Dusty Springfield
  • Mack the Knife | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Time After Time | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Them There Eyes | Billie Holiday
  • She's the Most | The Five Keys
  • Cow Cow Boogie | Ella Fitzgerald
  • Ooh Papa Do | Lavay Smith
  • Jump, Jive & Wail | Louis Prima
  • Stompin' At the Savoy | Benny Goodman
  • Boot 'Em Up | The Rhythm Kings
  • Sing, Sing, Sing | Louis Prima
  • Choo Choo Ch'Boogie | Wynonie Harris
  • T'ain't What You Do (it's the way how you do it) | Jimmie Lunceford
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B | The Andrews Sisters
  • House of Blue Lights | The Andrews Sisters
  • In the Mood | The Andrews Sisters
  • Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar | The Andrews Sisters
  • St. Louis Blues | Delta Rhythm Boys
  • It Don't Mean a Thing (if it ain't got that swing) | Duke Ellington
  • Take the "A" Train | Duke Ellington
  • Cherokee Boogie | Moon Mullican
  • Moonlight Serenade | Glenn Miller
  • A String of Pearls | Glenn Miller
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo | Glenn Miller
  • Route 66 | Nat "King" Cole
  • That Man | Caro Emerald
  • You’ve Got A Friend | Carole King
  • Chapel of Love | The Dixie Cups
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • I Saw Her Standing There | The Beatles
  • In My Life | The Beatles
  • Late in the Evening | Paul Simon
  • Faith | George Michael
  • Shout | The Isley Brothers
  • Johnny B. Goode | Chuck Berry
  • Start Me Up | The Rolling Stones
  • Honky Tonk Women | The Rolling Stones
  • Taking Care of Business | Bachman Turner Overdrive
  • Dirty Water | The Standells
  • Twist & Shout | The Beatles/The Isley Brothers
  • Old Time Rock & Roll | Bob Seeger
  • Let It Be Me | Ray LaMontagne
  • Havah Nagillah | Traditional
  • Sunrise, Sunset | from “Fiddler on the Roof”
  • You Should Be Dancin’ | The Bee Gees
  • Stayin’ Alive | The Bee Gees
  • Sunday Morning | Maroon Five
  • Rolling in the Deep | Adele
  • Forget You | Cee Lo Green
  • Crazy in Love | Beyonce
  • Low Down | Boz Scaggs
  • Domino | Van Morrison
  • C’est La Vie | Chuck Berry
  • Black Magic Woman | Santana
  • I’m So Excited | The Pointer Sisters
  • Kiss | Prince
  • Let’s Groove | Earth, Wind & Fire
  • September | Earth, Wind, & Fire
  • Shake Your Body (down to the Ground) | Michael Jackson
  • Off the Wall | Michael Jackson
  • Roller Coaster | Ohio Players
  • I’m Comin’ Out | Diana Ross
  • Trickle Trickle | The Videos/Manh’n. Transfer
  • Shake Senora | Harry Belafonte
  • Rock Around the Clock | Bill Haley & the Comets
  • What’d I Say | Ray Charles
  • You Don’t Know | B. B. King
  • Lady Marmalade (Voulez vous coucher avec moi?) | Patty LaBelle
  • Givin' It Up For Your Love | Delbert McClinton
  • Hold On I'm Coming | Sam & Dave
  • Let's Stay Together | Al Green
  • Tequila | The Champs
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Sex Machine | James Brown
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) | Marvin Gaye/James Taylor
  • Little Sister | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Pride & Joy | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Thank You For Lettin' Me Be Myself | Sly & the Family Stone
  • Isn’t She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered | Stevie Wonder
  • Superstition | Stevie Wonder
  • Flip, Flop, & Fly | The Blues Bros.
  • Good Rockin' At Midnight | The Honeydrippers
  • Mr. Big Stuff | Jean Knight
  • Rescue Me | Fontella Bass
  • You Can't Hurry Love | The Supremes
  • Little Bitty Pretty One | Thurston Harris/Jackson 5
  • But It's All Right | J. J. Jackson
  • Shotgun | Junior Walker & the All Stars
  • Nowhere to Run | Martha & the Vandellas
  • Dancin' In the Street | Martha & the Vandellas
  • I Want You Back | The Jackson Five
  • Think | Aretha Franklin
  • Chain of Fools | Aretha Franklin
  • Respect | Aretha Franklin
  • Treat Her Right | Roy Head
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll | Bill Haley/Joe Turner
  • 634-5789 | Wilson Pickett
  • Land of 1,000 Dances | Wilson Pickett
  • Midnight Hour | Wilson Pickett
  • Mustang Sally | Wilson Pickett

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

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