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Ace of Spades

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Hey Flutterbies fans, welcome to our June newsletter… This month: a new single, and live concert footage!

Ace of Spades

Our new single is out now! By popular demand, we’ve finally recorded our raucous acoustic cover of Motorhead’s "Ace of Spades." A longtime live favorite, now you can download the track and listen loudly in the privacy of your own home while sipping Ms. Maureen’s new drink of choice: Jasmine & Jack (jasmine green tea and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey). The single features Mo and the fiery fingers of Flutterby Adam, and was co-produced with Kenny Lyons (Jim Bianco, The Divinyls, Lemonheads). Click on the cover art, below, to open a webpage with a streamable sample and links to purchase at iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby!

 

The Flutterbies - Ace of Spades

 

Flutterbies on Film

Our recent concert at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles, CA was webcast live, produced by five Flutterbies fans! Dawn and Ben Goldstein (Ohio), Kyle Gebhart (Deleware), Dave Rodgers (Hollywood), Charles Nainan (Los Angeles) and Helen Downing (Maryland) all contributed to the cost of filming the show, which is now posted for your enjoyment on YouTube! Our sincere thanks to our gig’s generous sponsors. Also, thanks to Jose Amaral Jr. of Amaral Productions for a fine filming job, The Ghostwriters and Mather Louth & Radio Noir for sharing the bill that evening, Jay Tinsky, Robin, Jim Vitale, Soundman Nicolas, and all the kind folks at Genghis Cohen.

Click here to watch the show!

Coming Soon

Our next single will be out in July, accompanied by some exciting news… Stay tuned!

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies

New Single “First Rain of October” Available Now!

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Howdy, everyone! It’s been awhile since we’ve been in touch, and there’s lots to tell…

First Rain of October

We’ve spent the winter recording new songs, and we’re very excited to have you hear them! We’ve decided to release them one at a time, a song a month, as digital singles available at iTunes, Amazon, etc. First up is a tune that’s been a live audience favorite the past year, "First Rain of October." A pop country confession about an ex-lover finding happiness with someone new, the track is available now for just 99¢ at all your favorite online retailers! Click the cover art, below, to visit a webpage with a streaming sample of the track, liner notes, and direct links to purchase.

 

First Rain of October

 

First Rain Tour PRODUCTION PACKAGES

April showers bring First Rain Tours! We’re celebrating the release of our new single by hitting the road! We’re flying to the East Coast next month, where we’ll be playing live in Central Park in New York City and also returning to our good friend Paul Gumerman’s Cooldog Concerts in Delaware. To help fund our micro-tour, we’re offering "First Rain of October" production packages for purchase. If a downloaded MP3 just isn’t enough Flutterbies for you, and if you’d like to help get us east in April, please check these out!

$25 Flutterby Fan

  • A high-quality MP3 of "First Rain of October"
  • An autographed copy of the single’s cover photo, taken by Christopher Cleary
  • A website tribute at our Fans! page
  • A CD copy of, or download card for, our debut EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis




$50 Band-Aide

  • A high-quality MP3 of "First Rain of October"
  • An autographed copy of the single’s cover photo, taken by Christopher Cleary
  • A website tribute at our Fans! page
  • A CD copy of, or download card for, our debut EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis
  • Handwritten lyrics to "First Rain of October," with a personal dedication from Maureen




$100 Monarch

  • A high-quality MP3 of "First Rain of October"
  • An autographed copy of the single’s cover photo, taken by Christopher Cleary
  • A website tribute at our Fans! page, with your photo!
  • A CD copy of, or download card for, our debut EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis
  • Handwritten lyrics to "First Rain of October," with a personal dedication from Maureen
  • A hardbound album of exclusive photos from our tour!
  • For Los Angeles, CA residents, a cameo in Maureen’s Even Bad Girls Drink Tea photo shoot March 26, 2011




For those of you uncomfortable with PayPal, feel free to send checks to:

The Flutterbies
5419 Hollywood Blvd. #C123
Hollywood, CA 90027

Thank you for your support! We hope you enjoy "First Rain of October."

A Dedication

Finally, we’d like to salute actress Betty Garrett, with whom Maureen studied voice/acting at Los Angeles’ Theatre West. Aside from numerous films and Broadway shows, you know Betty best from Laverne and Shirley and All In the Family. She directed Maureen in "Spoon River Anthology" (with Lee Meriwether, Bridget Hanley and Jim Beaver). Betty passed away February 12, 2011. We will miss her so very much.

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

THE FLUTTERBIES DECEMBER 2010 — HO HO HO & WIN-SO!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies December newsletter. Keywords this month: Ho Ho Ho and Win/So!

Happy Holidays

The Flutterbies wish you and yours a happy, healthy holiday season and a joyous New Year!
Thank you for the fun in 2010—we look forward to great adventures in 2011, including…

Win/So Signs The Flutterbies

Winogradsky/Sobel, the powerhouse music publishing, placement, and new media firm founded by renowned entertainment attorneys Steve Winogradsky and Ron Sobel, celebrates the recent signing of… us! The Flutterbies join Win/So’s distinguished roster of artists, which includes the legendary Billy Preston. “We are very choosy about who we represent,” says Ron Sobel, who, while ASCAP Director of Business Affairs, signed Lenny Kravitz, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. “We’ve never heard anything like The Flutterbies, and look forward to elegantly introducing them to the music-buying and TV watching public.”

Stay tuned this coming year!

Bake Sale Benefit

Last month, Thanksgiving week, we played a show with our good friends Rachel and the Resonators at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, CA. Benefitting 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines—Dark Horse, the gig was packed: 200+ people, SRO. In attendance were The Patriot Guard—a group of bikers who show support for our troops by riding their hogs—and also some cute swing-dancin’ marine boys! Concert-goers donated comfort items and bought baked goods to pay for overseas postage to Afghanistan. Here’s a pic of the glamour girls who produced this Dancing Dolls for the Troops event: Gloria Hanson, Maureen Davis of The Flutterbies, Rachel Riznor, and Mary Pittman.


By the way, these same girls helped Maureen achieve a truly cool goal on December 3rd: dancing 101 days in a row! Go, Mo!

All our holiday best to you and yours…

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies GIG REMINDER Tuesday, November 23rd – Drink, Dance, Donate to the Troops!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

DANCING DOLLS FOR THE TROOPS

Hope to see you Tuesday, November 23rd at our benefit concert, bake sale and birthday party for Dancing Doll Mary Pittman! Join Maureen, Adam, Christopher, Steve and Bart for a set of rockin’ originals and a few of your favorites.

The Flutterbies full-band electric!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 9:00pm to 10:30pm
@ Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
4311 Magnolia in Burbank, CA
Rachel & The Resonators 10:30 to Midnight

BAKE SALE & DONATIONS TO The 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines – Dark Horse

You may want to pre-order the godiva brownies or the red velvet cupcakes – we ran out last time!! All funds will pay postage for sending goods to Birthday Girl Mary’s pals, The 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines – Dark Horse. The Patriot Guard Riders will also make a special appearance! This group is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation with one thing in common besides motorcycles: an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security.
CHRISTMAS WISH LIST FOR THE TROOPS – we’ll box ’em up that night!:
Food & Snack — • Jerky (All Types) • Tea • Dry Goods (Can Be Prepped w/ Hot Water) • Unique Snack Foods (Wasabi Peas, Trail-Mix, Kippered Herring) • Baked Goods • Drink Mixes • Holiday Gift Baskets
Comfort Items • Hand Written Cards, Notes, Photos, Etc.
Toiletries (Baby Wipes, Scented Candles, Air Freshener)
Entertainment • DVDs • CDs • Books • Magazines (Sports, Cars & Pin-Ups)
Fun Stuff • Mad Libs • Bubbles • Silly String • Play-Dough • Slinkys • Yo-yos • Board Games

DANCING DOLLS FOR THE TROOPS is produced by Mary Pittman, Gloria Hanson, Rachel Riznor and yours truly, Maureen Davis of The Flutterbies. This holiday, we give thanks for our wonderful friends and family and the people who protect our freedom every day.

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

Christmas, Kudos, and “Come Alive”: The Flutterbies December newsletter

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Hey, y’all… Happy Holidays! Welcome to The Flutterbies December newsletter. Keywords this month: Christmas, kudos, and "Come Alive"!

A Holiday Gift For You, From The Flutterbies

We thought and thought… What can we give our fans for the holidays? And then we had the perfect idea: free music! So from now until New Year’s Eve, you can download the first song ever written by The Flutterbies: "Come Alive". The tune is a sweet acoustic duet between Maureen and Flutterby Adam Daniel, recorded live by Kiyoshi Graves and mixed by Tom Caffey.

Click the single art, below, to download the song (it’s also posted for download at our iLike page). Enjoy!

Click here to download "Come Alive" by The Flutterbies

Year-End Kudos

Each December, in a special year-end issue, Music Connection magazine publishes best-of-the-year lists for both recorded and live music. They say they "carefully skim the cream of the crop," and… we rose to the top! The Flutterbies appear on both their Top 25 New Music Critiques and Hot 100 List of Live Unsigned Bands for 2009. The issue, with Sting on the cover, is available at most national booksellers, newsstands, and Guitar Center stores. The top lists are also posted online:

http://musicconnection.com/digital/index.php?page=65
http://musicconnection.com/digital/index.php?page=42

Thanks, Music Connection!

Video Killed the Radio Star, continued

The Flutterbies video for our next single "How I Get Over You" is finally done!! We’ll be uploading it to YouTube and debuting it in January, ringing in 2010 in wild cinematic style… Stay tuned, stay tuned…

Upcoming Gigs

The Flutterbies are playing NAMM! The annual musical equipment trade show in Anaheim, CA is a hard gig to get, and we got it: We’re playing the opening night party, and you don’t need a NAMM badge to attend. So it’s a free show in Orange County! Come on down…

Wednesday January 13 at 8:00 PM
Hilton Anaheim Mainstage
777 Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Our love and thanks to classic Country crooner Lynda Kay for hooking us up with NAMM, and also to James Trussart Guitars for sponsoring our set. Gonna be a barn-burner.

The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis on lead vocals, Adam Daniel on guitar/vocals, Christopher Allis on drums, Steve Whalen on bass, and Chris Joyner on Wurlitzer/organ/piano.

Full gig info is always posted and current at our website’s Shows page.

Radio Radio

The Flutterbies continue to widen our international audience… This month, we’re on the radio in Canada! Our song "Louder Louder" is featured in a podcast called The Rock and Roll Report that also airs on CKUT FM radio in Montreal. DJ Mark Boudreau gave us this fine, fine introduction:

This is a great band… This is a great song, and it just says it all for me. This is "Louder Louder" by a band called The Flutterbies. And, I mean, what else can you do with a song called "Louder Louder" than turn it up! So turn it up…

Turn it up, indeed! Click here to stream the podcast. (We’re on 28 minutes into the show.)

Merci, Mark and Montreal!

Stocking Full of Flutterbies

Our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is for sale online, still and always, at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. The CD fits snugly into most stockings, and makes a lovely surface on which to spin dreidels after you’ve ripped it to your hard drive. So this holiday season… buy us, baby, buy us!

Happy/Merry, y’all!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies & Austin Powers’ Mindy Sterling @ King King June 18

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

(Hollywood CA)  THE FLUTTERBIES (featuring Maureen Davis) join ARTISTS UNITED musicians Taxi Doll, The B.O.L.T., Sabrina Taylor, Allison Geddie, Gerina Di Marco and Alestar Digby for LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY (www.living-free.org) to help save dogs and cats from euthanasia. Hosted by Mindy Sterling ( from “Austin Powers” — Frau Farbissina — you know Dr. Evil’s girlfriend?). Clothing & jewelry & more….tickets $10 at www.groovetickets.com — doors open 7pm, Flutterbies @ 9pm. 21 and over, please….

Come on — ya know ya wanna go ….all the cool kids are doin’ it…and get the EP — THE FLUTTERBIES FEATURING MAUREEN DAVIS at Itunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Digstation and all your favorite digital distributers.  Hear us on Rhapsody.com, indie 104/iRadioLA and all Lufthansa flights worldwide July/August!

The Flutterbies Named SBMA 2009 Country Artists of the Year!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

SOUTH BAY MUSIC AWARDS named The Flutterbies 2009 COUNTRY BAND/ARTIST OF THE YEAR! Thank you for all your votes!  We’ve also been nominated for BEST SINGER SONGWRITER  at the 2009 L.A. MUSIC AWARDS in November.  Life is good…. The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis-Lead Vocals; Bart Ryan-Guitars, Lap Steel; Steve Whalen-Bass; Christopher Allis-Drums; Jamieson Trotter-Keyboards.  The Flutterbies Featuring Maureen Davis EP was produced by Bart Ryan and engineered by Grammy-award-winning Seth Atkins Horan.

Again – many, many thanks y’all….

Flutterbies Gigs in April & May!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Simon Petty of Minibar (new project Solomon’s Seal) has invited us to jam with him monthly on Sundays at Renee’s Courtyard Cafe 522 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401.  No cover, 21 & Over, please….

APRIL 26th —  9pm acoustic set of Flutterbies originals with Maureen Davis, Bart Ryan and Adam Daniel. Back bar features drinks by Leah and original art by L.A.’s best female visual creators and other cool female singer/songwriters — this Sunday only.

MAY 31 — 9pm acoustic set of Flutterbies originals with Maureen, Bart & Adam. 10pm it’s 3 hours of “stump the band” time for an unrehearsed, unpredictable, unbelievable night of whatever strikes our fancy, led by Minibar’s Simon Petty. This is L.A.’s best kept secret jam and the coolest thing to do on Sunday night.

MAY 4TH — 7PM – 10PM (set time/interview TBD) THE FLUTTERBIES LIVE ON HUNNYPOT RADIO!   Hear a track from our EP and a live acoustic thang. Tune your computer dial to http://www.hunnypotunlimited.com/?page=radio and listen live 7 to 10pm (PST). If you’re in the LA area and would like to join us in the Hot Tub bring classy girls, dancing boys and booze — butcha haveta RSVP at the website www.hunnypotunlimited.com .