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Biography: Eight to The Bar
Collin Tilton Tenor and alto saxophones, flute. Best known for his sax and flute playing on Van Morrison's  quadruple platinum selling classic album, Moondance, Collin  also played in Etta James' band, opening for the Rolling Stones  on their Some Girls tour in 1978. Most recently he served as  horn arranger with the late Clarence Clemons & the Red Bank  Rockers and has worked with a number of regional bands,  notably the Shaboo All Stars. He joined ETTB in 1989 and has  recorded and produced the band's last eight CDs at his own Barnone Studio in Northford, CT.  Most recently, his flute solo on Van Morrison's epic "Mondance" was selected to be in a book  called "25 Great Flute Solos", just released on Hal Leonard Publishing, along with other  heavyweights such as Jethro Tull.  Cynthia Lyon Band leader, vocals, keyboard The band's founder and leader, Cynthia started Eight to the Bar in 1975 and is its primary  songwriter and arranger. She has also played with Amyl and the Icons and the Dirty Blondes of  New York City.  Michael Corsini Bass guitar, vocals A veteran bass player and teacher, Mike has been with ETTB since 1989. Prior to that he is best  known for his dazzling work with the Magill-LaPine jazz quartet and a voice that can range  from doo-wop bass to swing soprano in the band's vocal trio. He has also written several songs  for ETTB, notably the title track "The Romper Room" from the CD of the same name.  Tommy Whalen Guitar, vocals Tommy's exciting guitar playing and powerful singing is well known to New England  audiences through his work with several New England bands, notably Cyclone Scotty and  Tommy Whalen & the Ragged Edge. Tommy has also written several songs for ETTB that have  become fan favorites, such as "Black-Eyed Sally" (from the CD "Calling All Ickeroos") and  "Party in Providence" (from the CD "The Romper Room").  Shawn Meehan Drums, percussion A graduate of Berklee School of Music, Shawn currently resides and teaches drums in Boston.  Besides leading his own bands, he has toured extensively through the US and Europe and has  played with a number of swing and classic r&b bands, notably Toni Lynn Washington, Eddie  Kirkland and Johnnie Marshall.  Brinna Jones Vocals, percussion The newest member of ETTB, Brinna started singing professionally in 2002, working with a  Boston-based show band followed by backing vocal gigs with many different tribute artists,  from Rod Steward to Shania Twain. In 2005, her love for singing Big Band and Jazz became a  dream realized when she opened for Bob Newhart, backed by a 10-piece orchestra. In 2006,  Brinna joined the Northeast-renowned group Souled Out, singing background vocals, and  opening for The Drifters, The Pointer Sisters, and The Temptations. Brinna has written some  songs for ETTB, notably the cool, Latin-flavored "September Blue". 
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