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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

Come Alive, Cartoon Network, and Cats

August 1st, 2011

Hey Flutterbies fans, welcome to our August newsletter… Keywords this month: Come Alive, Cartoon Network, and Cats!

Come Alive

We have a new single for you this month, and it’s debuting with a bang! Our track "Come Alive" will be featured on the Adult Swim/Cartoon Network show Children’s Hospital August 11 at midnight (so that’s actually August 12, technically). They’ve taken our sweet romantic ballad and made it extremely funny, and we love that… The show boasts an ensemble cast with serious star power: Rob Corddry, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler, and Erinn Hayes. Flashback: Maureen shared an early career dressing room with Erinn at Disneyland. Erinn was there for sketch comedy, and Maureen was making music.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to be checked into Children’s Hospital!

"Come Alive" is the first song Maureen and co-conspirator Adam Daniel wrote for The Flutterbies. An alt-country duet about the thrill ride of falling in love, the track has been a live favorite for some time now, and was even performed at a fan’s wedding! It’s available now at iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, etc. Click the cover art below for a streaming sample and direct links to purchase.

 

Come Alive (duet with Adam Daniel)

 

Cats for Cats

Also this month, Flutterby Maureen will appear in the concert Cats for Cats Saturday August 6 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Another impressive cast here includes Fred Willard, Mindy Sterling (from Austin Powers and The Flutterbies "How I Get Over you" music video), Jean Louisa Kelly (from Yes Dear and also another of Maureen’s early career compatriots, from Into the Woods on Broadway), Mandy Moore and this year’s So You Think You Can Dance finalists! All proceeds benefit Kitty Bungalow, a local nonprofit saving stray cats and kittens. Click here for tickets, and use the promo code "friends" and get 50% off!

We hope you enjoy the new single! See ya next month…

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies

Ace of Spades

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

May Flutterbies, Part 1

May 1st, 2011

Hey Flutterbies fans, welcome to our May newsletter!

Better Than a Tour, It’s a Webcast

First and foremost, thank you to all of you who’ve download our new single, "First Rain of October." We hope you’re enjoying the song!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to cancel the East Coast tour we’d booked to promote the single. We’re sad to miss our encore show at Cooldog Concerts in Delaware, and our performance in New York’s Central Park (though we hear from "Shakespeare’s Birthday" producer Melinda Hall that the event we’d have been part of was smashing).

And now, the good news: Instead of touring, we’re webcasting! We’ve booked a hometown show at one of our favorite venues, and our set will be webcast live. Here are full details:

Tuesday May 10 at 9:00 PM
Genghis Cohen
740 North Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood, CA
$8 cover
All ages

We’ll be doing an acoustic set, with special guest Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Keith Urban) sitting in on pedal steel. We love playing with Marty, and we’re thrilled to be webcasting this gig so you can be blown away by him too…

WATCH US ONLINE AT: www.amaralproductions.com
*The show will be webcast in real time, and also archived for streaming at your leisure.

Hope to see you there, or be seen by you online!

Cody

Last month, Maureen and Jef Scott (The Ghostwriters, Tori Amos, Jim Carroll) backed up her voice/songwriting student Cody La Scala at the Elizabeth Taylor Foundation AIDS Benefit at Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills, CA. Cody, 24 years old and confined to a wheelchair with cerebral palsy, was incredibly inspirational performing his original tune "I Miss You." He received a standing ovation, and phone numbers from several models.

Cody La Scala

Cody’s mother Lynette La Scala runs the NAPA Center for individuals with neurological conditions. Please check out their website here.

Phlutterbies Pheature

Maureen was recently interviewed for a hot music blog called The Peverett Phile. In the interview, she reveals a shocking photo, her Broadway background, how Bonnie Raitt and Karen Black inspired her and her secret to singing. Click here to read and enjoy! And feel free to leave a comment at the blog…

Part 2, Preview

Finally, our next single will be out in a couple weeks. You’ll never believe which classic heavy metal song we’ve broken in, Flutterbies-style! Stay tuned.

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies

New Single “First Rain of October” Available Now!

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!

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!

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

October Newsletter: Bodacious Barndance & A Professor Passes

October 4th, 2010

RONNIE MACK’S LEGENDARY BARNDANCE

Hope to see you Monday, October 4th at Ronnie Mack’s Barndance, now in it’s 22nd year!
Join Maureen, Adam, Christopher, Steve and special guest Marty Rifkin (who has
played with Springsteen & Jewel among other notables!) along with Americana/Roots all-stars:
The Sideshow Preachers, Psychedelic Cowboys, Kelly McGrath, Grant Langston & the Supermodels and Miguel Garcia & the Vaquetones

Here are the details:

The Flutterbies full-band electric! ONE SET ONLY!
Monday, October 4, 2010, 10:00pm
Ronnie Mack’s Barndance @ Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
4311 Magnolia in Burbank, CA
Come 8pm and catch all the bands!

TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

September 18th, THE FLUTTERBIES played the Temecula Valley International Film Festival! Check out the details and winners here.

Maureen befriended Best Documentary Winners of 9000 NEEDLES here Producer/Director Doug Dearth and Co-Producer Douglas Busby, and had a groovy reunion with Press Agent/Filmmaker and friend Ray Costa, who was showing his film HOMETOWN GLORY here. Many, many thanks to Pinup Swing Sisters Mary Pittman & Gloria Hanson for the Twister Party & Bake Sale @ The Gaylord that raised $200 for band travel/lodging! Mary even came to the show and did some fancy dancin’ in gorgeous red gingham! Big hugs also to Gaylord Manager Eric Cutten & HMS Bounty King Ramon for $3.50 Burger/Dog Specials! At the MusicFest, we got a serious band crush on the crazy talented and cool boys of the band ACIDIC, who shared their merchandise table and helped the bands stay on schedule when the sound system blew! Robert @ HeyDey Sound did a fantastic job and Jo Moulton was a wonderful hostess. Can’t wait to play next year!

A BELOVED PROFESSOR PASSES

Much love to the family and friends of Professor Charles “Chuck” Vicinus –the man, who, to this day, is the voice in my head that keeps me real onstage and off and helps me “find the funny”. There is always that one teacher that touches your life so profoundly you hope to make him proud the rest of your life – I hope he knew it. THE FLUTTERBIES @ Ronnie Mack’s Barndance is dedicated to Chuck.

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

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