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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

© 2011 The Flutterbies

Official website: www.theflutterbies.com
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Maureen at Facebook: www.facebook.com/theflutterbiesmaureen
The Flutterbies at Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/THE-FLUTTERBIES/62293491361?ref=s

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

Free Holiday Download

December 8th, 2011

Happy Holidaze from The Flutterbies!

First Kiss of December

Recently we were asked to rewrite our single "First Rain of October" for a Christmas movie. Always up for a challenge, we obliged. The new track is our gift to you: a free mp3 of "First Kiss of December." We hope you enjoy it!

Click HERE for your free download, available until New Year’s Day 2012.

Music Connection Mini-Feature

The latest issue of Music Connection includes a mini-feature about The Flutterbies songs in the new George Clooney film "The Descendants." Click HERE to check out the magazine’s online edition—we’re on page 35. Thank you to Mark Nardone and Tom Kidd for their ongoing support!

Big in Berlin

Maureen was just interviewed for a German music blog called Sound-Unity. Click HERE to listen to her hilarious bilingual conversation with new Flutterbies friends Stefan and Piano.

Maureen and Molly In Concert

Remember those beautiful harmonies on our EP? They were provided by Molly Pasutti (South Park, Kenny Loggins). Flutterby Maureen joins Molly December 10th for "Strings at the Chapel," an evening of holiday music, poetry, and stories performed among hundreds of glimmering candles. Maureen and Molly will be accompanied on guitar by Emmy-winning composer Jamie Dunlap and on viola and bass by Novi Novog and Larry Tuttle (String Town, Freeway Philharmonic).

Strings at the Chapel
December 10, 2011
Two performances: 5pm and 7pm
Santa Rosa Chapel, 2353 Main Street in Cambria
$15 donation

For tickets, call 805-927-1175 or drop by Lily’s Coffee House and Chamber of Commerce.

A very safe and happy holiday to all!

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies in George Clooney Film “The Descendants”

November 1st, 2011

Fans and friends, we’re thrilled to share some truly big news with you: The Flutterbies tracks "Hummingbird Heart" and "Faith in Rain" are featured in the new George Clooney film The Descendants, opening November 18! The Fox Searchlight film is directed by Alexander Payne, the genius behind Sideways, About Schmidt, and Election. The film is already generating Oscar buzz, and Clooney recently won Best Actor at the Hollywood Film Awards for his starring role.

We’d like to sincerely thank Music Supervisor Dondi Bastone for the placement.

Click here to find out more about The Descendents: www.foxsearchlight.com/thedescendants

We’ll see you at the movies!

Maureen’s Birthday Bash

Our placement in The Descendants comes right around Flutterby Maureen’s birthday, so we’re celebrating both with a FREE showcase at Molly Malones in Los Angeles! Here are details:

THE FLUTTERBIES FREE SHOWCASE
9:00 PM Wednesday November 16
Molly Malones
575 South Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood
21 and over

The showcase is co-produced with our film placement agency Winogradsky/Sobel, and also features Win/So artists Kelsey Lindstrom and The Reveal. The Flutterbies lineup will be: Maureen Davis/lead vocals, Adam Daniel/guitar and harmony vocals, Steve Whalen/bass, Albe Bonacci/drums, and our friend Lee Curreri/keyboards (best known as Bruno from the classic TV show Fame).

Hop for Hope

Catch our dancing doll Maureen November 12 at the Lindy Hop for Hope (City of Hope) Dance-a-thon, dancing 24 hours for cancer research. To participate or donate, click here for more info: http://www.danceathon.org/

This letter is dedicated to Maureen’s father, Sid, who left our world November 6, 2001. He’s the one who taught her how to string those pretty words together… He was a pretty amazing dancer, too. We’re pretty sure he’s looking down from the clouds and smiling.

Best to all for November!

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies

New Single and Screen Time

October 16th, 2011

Hey, Flutterbies fans… Let us warm you up as the weather cools—with a sexy, swampy "Slow Ride" and some screen time to snuggle up to.

Slow Ride

Our new single is out now! It’s a cover of Foghat’s classic rock anthem "Slow Ride," with seductive slide guitars and smoky vocals. Sounds like the love child of Pussycat Dolls and Ry Cooder. Click the cover art below for streaming audio and links to purchase:

 

The Flutterbies - Slow Ride

 

Screen Time

What do pills, porn, clowns, and card tricks have in common? The silly and subversive Cartoon Network/Adult Swim TV show Children’s Hospital, which featured our sweet love ballad "Come Alive" in the August episode, "Night Shift."

Click HERE for The Flutterbies on Children’s Hospital.

Next, check out the wacky webcast of Acme Saturday Night hosted by Don Stark from That 70′s Show. The cast kept us laughing so hard backstage we almost missed our cue to play!

Click HERE for The Flutterbies on Acme Saturday Night.

*Thank you to Elliot Hochberg/booking, Charles Riley/PR, Dan Kane/Executive Producer, Leif Gantvoort/Director, Joseph Limbaugh/Head Writer, and the entire cast and crew.

Upcoming Gigs

Maureen has a new side project! It’s a jump swing and rockabilly band called MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5.

The band rocks Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, and Stray Cats covers and features Maureen on lead vocals, Flutterby Adam Daniel/harmony vocals, Phil Cantor/guitar, Charlie Peterson/pedal steel, Vince Tividad/upright bass, and Albe Bonacci/drums.

Here’s gig info:

MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5
Tuesday, October 18 at 9:00 PM (We’re doing three sets, playing ’til midnight!)
Joe’s American Bar & Grill
4311 W. Magnolia in Burbank
21+ — NO COVER — 2 drink minimum
Full Menu Available
Dance – Drink – Dine

*Special thanks to Dave Bertize from L’il Mo & The Dynaflos and Crown City Bombers for inspiring this project!

Artie

Finally, we mourn the passing of Artie Colatrella, poet and dear friend, who broke on through to the other side in September. Maureen has been dancing 101 straight days in his honor. To donate to the Artie Colatrella Fund—to publish Artie’s fifth and final book of poetry and produce the video for his song "Arlington," co-written from his hospital bed with Lisa Nemzo, Please click HERE.

RIP, Artie. We love you.

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies