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MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 — MAKE MUSIC WITH US!

September 11th, 2014

For a few years now, we’ve been making music FOR you – now it’s time to make music WITH you. M & M 5 is excited to announce our Pledge Music crowd-funding campaign. Stay tuned – you’ll receive OFFICIAL notice of this in the next day or so. When you pledge, you’ll be privy to all kinds of insider information: our rehearsal tapes as we write the songs for the new record; dance footage; video journal entries; even FREE SONGS! Be the first to pre-purchase our record on classic Vinyl, CD or Digital before it even hits the stores! Have a Tea Party with Pinup Girls! Sing on the Record!  Those are just a few of the ways we can show our appreciation for your contribution. We hope you are as excited as we are!  Click HERE for more information: PLEDGE MUSIC CAMPAIGN M&M5

and if ya wanna dance….COME MEET THE BAND AT DOWNTOWN DISNEYLAND!

M & M 5 has two great gigs coming up!

DOWNTOWN DISNEY SWING
ESPN Outdoor Stage – Anaheim, CA
Friday, September 12th
6:00pm to 10:00pm
ALL AGES, NO COVER, FREE PARKING
NO DISNEY PASS NEEDED

JOE’S GREAT AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
4311 Magnolia Blvd in Burbank, CA
Sunday, September 28th
4:30pm to 5:15pm (ONE SET ONLY)
Switchblade Brad’s Rockin’ End of Summer Jamboree!
also featuring: Maureen & the Mercury 5,
Big Joe & the Nighttrain, Crown City Bombers,
Lil Mo & the Dynaflos, Lil Mo & the Unholy 4
and of course – Switchblade 3!

As always, thanks for all your love & support with our musical adventures!  Hope to see you soon!…..xo Maureen

MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 THE FLUTTERBIES Summer 2014 Newsletter

August 7th, 2014

 

WE GOT A RECORD DEAL!!
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Summer is heating up with great shows and big news…


MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5

WE JUST SIGNED A RECORD DEAL! Tony Valenziano will produce our cool new tunes for Swingtone Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. On traditional vinyl as well as CD, the tunes will also be available on Spotify, Pandora, Itunes, Amazon and Rhapsody, among others.

Tony, now partnered with Bill Walker of Thump Records, started Swingtone in 1995. The label is primed for the return of Rockabilly that has been forged by Imelda May, Brian Setzer and Wanda Jackson/Jack White. Swingtone is also releasing a compilation including not only M&M5, but L.A. Rockabilly all-stars Crown City Bombers, Brian Hogan and Switchblade 3, among others.

In this crazy music biz we sometimes need to think outside the box. You can play a great and IMPORTANT role! We need to build a fan base of 3,000 people in order to launch a Pledge Music Campaign to help with promotional, recording and touring costs. (more info regarding this campaign coming soon!) At this time, we only need you to do one thing: PLEASE GO TO www.facebook.com/maureenandthemercury5 and press the LIKE button. Our goal is 3000 by August 15, 2014. We’re already at 1000, and each person who clicks on 1100, 1200, 1300 etc…will be our guest at an exclusive, LIVE CONCERT/CD Preview Pizza Party with the band!

The new CD features songs by Maureen’s friends Pamela Phillips Oland (Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Selena, Reba McIntyre, etc) and RJ Comer (Dancehall Pimps Lead Singer, recently in concert with Cherry Poppin’ Daddies) as well as co-writes with M&M 5′s own Steve, Sylvain, Scott & Tommy and Flutterby Adam Daniel!  You’ll get to hear some of these songs at our upcoming gigs….speaking of which…..

GIGS GIGS GIGS!

RIBS, PIGS & WATERMELON PRO BBQ FESTIVAL
AUGUST 10th!
We’ll play the lunch hour –11:30am to 1:30pm,
followed by Lil Mo & the Dynaflos at 2pm.
Great food and great fun!  ALL AGES, COVER VARIES….

JOE’S GREAT AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
AUGUST 21st!
Gonna be a Beach Party with Twister tournament!
9:00pm to Midnight, 21+,
NO COVER - DJ Dr. Nate will spin – and come meet Dancee Angie!

THE FLUTTERBIES
Flutterby Adam Daniel’s 2 year old Layla continues to be his muse, as he continues to co-write songs for M&M 5 and TV. He may even make a few special appearances this summer :) He just played International Pop Overthrow too!

As always, thanks for all your love & support with our musical adventures!  Listen to us on Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody – Buy us on Itunes, Amazon & CD Baby!

Hope to see you soon!…..xo Maureen (and the Flutterbies & M&M 5 Fellas)

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The Flutterbies / Maureen & The Mercury 5 – Spring 2014: Shows & Showdowns

April 27th, 2014

m&m 5 truck posingHappy Spring! Flowers blooming, birds are chirping and the bands are busier than ever…..

THE FLUTTERBIES Thank you all for the Pandora Radio & Spotify Plays! We are writing/recording new songs and hope to debut them for you this summer! Top radio hits continue to be “Faith In Rain” and “Hummingbird Heart” as heard in George Clooney’s Oscar Winning film “The Descendants”. In the meantime, Flutterby Adam continues to co-write songs for M&M 5 as well!

MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 – our Jump Swing Rockabilly Thang – just won 2nd Place in the 5th Annual Rockabilly Showdown at the Orange County Marketplace! We shared the bill with The Americans, who recently appeared on Late Night With Letterman. The event was hosted by the sassy Karling Abbeygate, who with her band, The Kadavar’s, is queen of the rockabilly scene.

In May, Maureen travels to Paris for a wedding (pleasure) and then will appear May 21st with Sanseverino, Duportal, Chopin and other Parisian all-stars at the Origin of Blues & Boogie Tribute at Club Balajo (monkey business). Formidable Mes Amies!

FLASH MOB / LINDY BOMB! In February, the band hooked up mics & guitars to not only Roland battery-operated amps but to the battery of a ’63 Chevy Longbed truck and played 2 sets for donut-driven dancers! The confectionary concert was captured on fan Iphones and personal cameras, and finalized by dancer/film editor Christopher Fessenden. Click here to see “Drink Him Down” (written with Flutterby Adam Daniel!) danced on donuts! Speaking of dancing, On May 22, Maureen will have danced 101 consecutive days – in honor of Mom who’s not able to dance at present. Go Mo! To catch up on the that dance challenge and for other news, please click here

M&M5 LIVE at DOWNTOWN DISNEY’S ESPN STAGE!
Friday: May 2, June 20, July 18, August 15
Saturday: May 3 (others TBA)
Sunday: May 25

Shows are at ESPN ZONE — 1545 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, ALL AGES, NO COVER – You do not need a Disney pass to attend and you get 3 hours free parking! DJ Dr. Nate will play between sets and the dynamic Dancee Angie will teach new steps!

As always, thanks for all your love & support with our musical adventures!

Listen to us on Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody – Buy us on Itunes, Amazon & CD Baby
Hope to see you soon!…..xo Maureen

THE FLUTTERBIES / MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 – August/September 2013 — Of Disneyland & Diaries

August 23rd, 2013

Happy End of Summer! Hope you and yours feel relaxed, refreshed and
ready to face new adventures as the weather cools and the leaves fall…

THE FLUTTERBIES will be the musical guests for THE DIARY PROJECT -
Playwright/Actress Tatyana Gelfond’s evening of women and their innermost secrets.
Maureen will read, and Adam will join her for one set of FLUTTERBIES unplugged.

THE DIARY PROJECT
Tuesday, August 27th
7:30pm to 9:00pm
STORIES BOOKS & CAFE
1716 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
All Ages – No Cover – No Minimum – Coffees, Teas, Cafe Menu

MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 – our Jump Swing Rockabilly Thang -
are now regulars at Downtown Disneyland! Our pal, DJ Dr. Nate will play
between sets and there will be some amazing dancers from all over L.A.!
Plus, come get crazy with our gorgeous Merch Gal & Dancer Angie!

Our next few gigs are:

DOWNTOWN DISNEYLAND
Saturday, August 24th — Saturday, August 31st — Friday, September 20th
6:00pm to 10:00pm
ESPN STAGE OUTDOORS
1545 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
All Ages – No Cover – 3 Hours Free Parking!
You do not need a Disney pass to attend!

JOE’S BAR & GRILL
Tuesday, September 3rd
9pm to Midnight
JOE’S GREAT AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
4311 West Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA, 91505
18 & Over – No Cover – 2 Drink Minimum – Full Dinner Menu — Free Street Parking

Thanks for all your love & support with our musical adventures!
Please visit Adam Daniela2922853728_10 to hear POP, BABY – our own Power Pop Icon’s newest release! And yeah, that’s Adam’s own little Layla as the cover girl….

Listen to us on Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody – Buy us on Itunes, Amazon & CD Baby
Hope to see you soon!…..xo Maureen (and the Flutterbies Fellas / The Mercury 5)

Viva Las Vegas!

March 25th, 2013

VIVA LAS VEGAS

Dear Friends & Fans of The Flutterbies and Maureen & the Mercury 5

We’re going to Vegas, baby! Founding Flutterbies Adam & Maureen’s co-write WHAT’S IT GONNA TAKE for the Maureen’s secret sideshow MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 was the the ticket to Viva Las Vegas, the largest rockabilly festival in the world! The single not only scored M&M 5 a place on the roster, but a place on the compilation CD as well. 70 acts will perform, including Little Richard & Deke Dickerson, and of those 70, only 25 were chosen for the compilation. M&M 5 is honored to play and will premiere the new EP entitled WHAT’S IT GONNA TAKE on Easter Sunday featuring sassy Maureen, crazy crooner Douglas Roegiers, guitarist Eitaro Sako, bassist (also Flutterby0 Steve Whalen, drummer Jack Johnson and rockabilly superstar Carl Sonny Leyland on keys! Here are the details:
MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5
Sunday, March 31st
3:00pm to 4pm
BIENVILLE ROOM
Orleans Hotel 4500 W. Tropicana Ave in Las Vegas
NOTE: must be 21 & Over, with 4 Day Ticket to Viva Las Vegas

And if you miss us in Vegas, catch our encore show in Burbank:
MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5
Tuesday, April 2nd
9pm to Midnight
JOE’S BAR & GRILL
4311 MAGNOLIA BLVD in Burbank
No cover – 2 Drink Minimum
18+ or with parent

Sneak a listen to the new M&M5 songs at www.maureenandthemercury5.com, and purchase on CDBABY & ITUNES in April! All songs were written by Maureen, Adam and The Mercury 5 band (also including Jason Eoff and Kats Konecky). Many thanks to Producer Scotty Lund, Mastering Engineer Mike Milchner at Sonic Vision Mastering, Dave Welch at Photos With Class , Bruce Stockert for our gorgeous logo and Circe Link for graphic design. Listen soon on Spotify, Rhapsody and Pandora as well!

Here’s to springtime jellybeans and jitterbugging!

Lotsa love,
Maureen & The Flutterbies (& The Mercury 5!)

Happy Love Day from The Flutterbies and M & M 5!

February 12th, 2013

Hey Flutterbies Friends & Fans –
Been a long time since we rocked and rolled and we’ve been so busy making music that we’ll keep this note short & sweet, like our Flutterby Maureen :) (ummm…excuse us – she has corrected us – petite & sassy)

Since we last wrote:

1. The Flutterbies signed a film placement deal with Nervous Records in the UK, covering not only Great Britain but all surrounding European countries….

2. Oscar-winner THE DESCENDANTS arrived on DVD and Pay-Per-View, featuring our songs FAITH IN RAIN and HUMMINGBIRD HEART (we love you George Clooney!)

3. Our love song COME ALIVE scored a feature placement in the made-for-tv film THE WEDDING CHAPEL, starring Shelley Long & Mark Deklin (Nassar Productions / Universal Studios Television)

4. Flutterby Adam spent 2012 revisiting his Powerpop roots, recording his first solo album in over a decade, to be released in the spring! And 6 month old daughter Layla is his new muse! (if she plays with her socks, the song needs more cowbell)

5. Maureen’s Jump Swing Rockabilly band, MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 not only booked a show at the esteemed VIVA LAS VEGAS Rockabilly Festival Easter Weekend, but will be on the compilation CD as well! After a 6 month residency aboard the historic Queen Mary, the band will release it’s 2nd EP “Anywhere Without Me Can’t Be Right” at Viva. Come to Joe’s Bar & Grill in Burbank Tuesday, February 19th for some wild dancing and a sneak peak at the new tunes. Here’s the info:

MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5
Tuesday, February 19
9pm to Midnight
JOE’S BAR & GRILL
4311 MAGNOLIA BLVD in Burbank
No cover – 2 Drink Minimum
18+ or with parent

Our Valentine to you is a free download of M&M5′s MISTER LOVE LOVE please click HERE
to download. (If the song only streams, come back to this email and right-click the word HERE and select “Save As…”)

See you in the Springtime!!
Maureen & The Flutterbies (& The Mercury 5!)

SECRET SIDESHOWS

July 14th, 2012

Hey Flutterbies Fans, Friends & Family – we’ve been playing back-to-back concerts with our alter-egos MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5. It’s a Jump Swing Rockabilly Thang! Think Brian Setzer meets Ann Margret…Maureen Davis on vocals, Adam Daniel on harmonies, Steve Whalen on Bass and Kats Konecky on drums, we’ve been rockin’ this town inside out with growly guitarists like Eitaro Sako (Phat Cat Swinger, Lil Mo & The Dynaflos) on Gretsch and Peter Kavanaugh on classic Telecaster. In May, we played to thousands at the LA Arthritis Walk on the Santa Monica Pier and the West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary. July 4th we packed the Queen’s Salon on the Queen Mary with musical fireworks of our own!

Phat Cat Swinger frontman Douglas “The Crooner” Roegiers has been guest starring, adding his own Rat Pat style to Maureen’s Hot Rod steam…The set list features 50′s classics plus a few new retro-originals for good measure. Joining us are dance pals, THE HOLLYWOOD HOTSHOTS — Lindy Hopping, jumping over tables and flying through the air. They have been featured in Gloria Estefan’s “Hotel Nacional” and Foster the People’s “Houdini” videos as well as the 2012 Superbowl Budweiser commercial.

Though we might mention MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 from time to time, we don’t want to intrude. If you’d like to be on the MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 mailing list, please click this link: MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5

We’d love to see you at one of our upcoming shows!! We’re playing at Rusty’s Lindy By the Sea in Playa Del Rey, Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue in Claremont and most notably, every Saturday night in the Queen Mary Observation Bar, July 21 through October 6th! Whadaya say? All the cool kids will be there….you’re gonna drive too fast and dance all night….all dates and details on the M&M 5 website.

Flutterby Maureen in Star-Studded CATS FOR CATS

Maureen performed in this re-imagining of the musical CATS at the Orpheum Theatre, Saturday, July 14, 2012. Fred Willard headed up the cast as TS Eliot with Owain Yeoman (The Mentalist), Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill), Keith David (Princess & the Frog), Alicia Witt (Friday Night Lights), Janel Parrish & Brendan Robinson (Pretty Little Liars), Ioan Gruffudd (Ringer), Naturi Naughton (FAME), Todd Lowe (True Blood), the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE DANCERS, special guest Carrie Ann Inaba and more! All proceeds benefited Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, a local all-volunteer animal rescue, dedicated to ending the proliferation of homeless cats being born on the streets of Los Angeles! To make a donation to Kitty Bungalow, please click this link:KITTY BUNGALOW

New Flutterby — Layla Porter Stulberg!

Finally – we have a new bandmate! Flutterby Adam and Dawn Porter welcomed Miss Layla Porter Stulberg on June 12th, just in time for Adam’s first Father’s Day. Finally, someone smaller than Maureen….We are proud to know this new little sprite!

’til next time – wishing you health and happiness!
Maureen
The Flutterbies
Maureen & The Mercury 5

Of Queen Mary & Cures….THE FLUTTERBIES APRIL/MAY 2012

May 8th, 2012

April showered us with incredible fortune and May is flowering into an a-May-zing month!
Our secret sideshow – the Jump Swing Rockabilly thang, MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 is truly taking off! We’ve recorded some tunes and have several gigs coming up!
Click here for our Facebook & Reverbnation links: http://www.reverbnation.com/maureenandthemercury5

BBQ CLASSIC ON THE QUEEN MARY

Whose barbecue style reigns supreme? The Queen Mary presents the first-ever West Coast BBQ Classic – Enjoy a full day of finger lickin’ good competition with Pitmasters from around the country battling for the title of Ultimate Pitmaster. Then, dance off that great food with THE FLUTTERBIES and MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5! Click here for more info: http://westcoastbbqclassic.com/
Here are the details:
SATURDAY MAY 12, 2012 – BBQ CLASSIC AT THE QUEEN MARY
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
4:30pm The Flutterbies
6:00pm Maureen & the Mercury 5 w/special performances by Swing Dance Sensations – The Hollywood Hotshots!
Between Sets – DJ Little Steven’s Underground Garage! Please come early for 11:30am-Them Novus and 1:30 pm Shoemaker Brothers
Gates open at 11 a.m. General admission to the West Coast Classic is $10 and includes one tasting ticket. Purchase one additional taste for $2; six tastes for $10; or 13 for $20. Children 12 and under are free; admission to the kids’ zone is $5. Parking is $12.

LET’S MOVE TOGETHER AT THE LOS ANGELES ARTHRITIS WALK!

Sing and dance with us for a cure at the Los Angeles Arthritis Walk, Saturday, May 19th, 7:30am to 11:30am on the Santa Monica Pier, Lot 1 North. We know it’s early morning on a Saturday – but come enjoy the beautiful beach weather and meet The Eagles’ Glenn Frey, as he gets an award from Flutterby Maureen and the Arthritis Foundation for his tireless efforts to find a cure (Maureen will sing “Desparado”). We are donating our talents as part of Let’s Move Together, a nationwide movement that encourages people to move to prevent or treat arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability. Sign up to walk at 7AM. More info here: http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1001905
Here are the details:
SATURDAY MAY 19, 2012 – ARTHRITIS WALK LOS ANGELES
7:30AM THE FLUTTERBIES – and Glenn Frey presentation
9:00AM – 11AM — Maureen & the Mercury 5 w/the Hollywood Hotshots
COURSE: 3-mile with a 1-mile course option; Pets welcome. Parking is $8 per car

OUR NEW FRIENDS

Ryan Schiff, of Americana band Lou Pine and our cool music director pal from West L.A. School of Rock will sub for Adam Daniel, May 19th. We’re thrilled to add his harmonies to THE FLUTTERBIES family. Also, Peter Kavanaugh, of (all star player of Phat Cat Swinger, among other notables) will sub for Eitaro Sako in MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 May 12 & May 19th. THE HOLLYWOOD HOTSHOTS are joining us for both gigs this month too! These dancers have been featured on Super Bowl 2012’s Budweiser Eternal Optimism Commercial, Gloria Estefan’s music video “Hotel Nacional”, Foster The People’s “Houdini” video and even JibJab E-Cards. HOTSHOTS Founder Minn Vo is one of LA’s favorite Swing Dance competitors and was inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2004. Additional accomplishments include the Los Angeles Finals for the FOX reality series “So You Think You Can Dance” (Season 1), The 55th Annual Emmy Awards, The Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY, and sponsorship from Aris Allen Dance Shoes, Adidas, Vitamin Water and RedBull.
Hope to see you out and about…

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies
Maureen & The Mercury 5

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Happy Spring, Flutterbies fans and friends!

March 16th, 2012

WE’D LIKE TO THANK THE ACADEMY….

We can now say we have 2 full songs in an Oscar-Winning film! THE DESCENDANTS boasts the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay — add that to Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice, Indie Spirit and numerous film festival awards and you’ve got quite a sparkly display. We’re thrilled to have been included in this wonderfully-acted, picturesque and poignant film. Listen for “Faith In Rain” and “Hummingbird Heart”. The film is still in theatres now or buy the DVD. Here’s the link: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thedescendants/

FAST & FURIOUS FLUTTERBIES….

Check out this new film BORN TO RACE, described as FAST & FURIOUS meets AMERICAN GRAFITTI. It stars Joseph Cross, John Pyper-Ferguson, Grant Show and Matt McCoy, among other notable actors. “Louder Louder” and “Faith in Rain” are featured! More at this link: http://www.borntoracemovie.com/Site/Home.html” title=”BORN TO RACE”>

GIGS!

Come hear FLUTTERBIES Adam & Maureen, unplugged at THE MINT on March 28th! We’ll be Songwriters in the Round style with Vicki Peterson and Nick Shattell (Not An Airplane). Maureen will reveal some new FB tunes and Adam will share some from his solo endeavor. Nick Shattell’s band got 4 out of 5 stars by Rolling Stone Magazine and he’s driving down from Sacremento. You’ll know Vicki when you see her and remember why you love her. Here are the details:

THE FLUTTERBIES FEAT. MAUREEN DAVIS & ADAM DANIEL
NICK SHATTELL (NOT AN AIRPLANE)
VICKI PETERSON
Songwriters In The Round

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH
9:30PM TO 11:PM – NO INTERMISSION
at
THE MINT
6010 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA
Tickets @ the door OR
http://www.themintla.com
ALL AGES – FULL BAR – FULL MENU
Looking forward to sharing more exciting news in April!

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies

THE FLUTTERBIES in Golden Globe Winner “The Descendants” – On To the Oscars!

January 26th, 2012

Happy New Year, Flutterbies fans!

We’re starting off 2012 with a bang… “The Descendants” won Golden Globes for Best Picture and Best Actor. So music by The Flutterbies is now in a double Golden Globe award-winning film. You can hear Maureen sing “Hummingbird Heart” and “Faith in Rain” as background for the pivotal confrontation scene between Matt (George Clooney) and Brian (Matthew Lillard). Our ongoing thanks to music supervisor Dondi Bastone for including our Alt Country music in a primarily Hawaiian soundtrack.

Now, onto the Oscars!

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies