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.
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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 Mercury 5