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

Tuesday, 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!
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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:
Here are the details:
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.


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:
Here are the details:
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


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…

Maureen and The Flutterbies
Maureen & The Mercury 5

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The Flutterbies July news

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies July news… It’s a HUGE month for us!

First, the single “Hummingbird Heart” from our debut EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis will be playing in-auditorium before screenings at the Laemmle and Angelika theatre chains! We can be reaching 52,000 film patrons in Southern CA, NYC, Dallas, Houston, Sacramento, and more. And in Los Angeles, visit any Laemmle theatre and get a groovy coupon for Amoeba Records! Many thanks to Mike Gormley and Jolene Pellant @ Yes Dear Entertainment.

Also, The Flutterbies are nominated for this year’s Independent Music Awards! We’re thrilled and honored. The IMA’s will be judged by The Black Keys, Aimee Mann, and other notables. See our recent IMA spotlight here.

The Flutterbies Need You!

The Flutterbies are finalists in MySpace’s ROCK THE SPACE contest! We could win a record deal with MySpace Records, and an endorsement from Toyota (I love my Scion XA… sigh). MySpace has provided finalists a promotional widget, and whoever gets the most fans to post it at their websites, MySpace pages, Facebook profiles, etc. wins!

Please click here to grab the widget! Come on… all the coooool kids are doin’ it… and thanks for the support!

New Pic and Videos

The Flutterbies with our buddy Mindy Sterling, from the Austin Powers movies! Pic taken at the Artist’s United benefit for the Living Free Animal Sanctuary, at King King in Hollywood. Later that evening, our guitarist Bart Ryan (second from right) was electrocuted on-stage by an ungrounded microphone. Proceeds from the concert saved pets from euthanasia, and bought Bart several bourbons after his ordeal.

Also, click here to visit our friend Mark’s YouTube channel. He filmed a recent gig and posted some cool clips… Check out live versions of favorites from our EP, a new as-yet-untitled song, and Maureen & Adam Daniel’s infamous cover of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades”.

Radio Radio

We’ve recently been featured on Steve Daub’s “Stormy Monday Blues” 91.5 WRPI in Troy, NY (a CMJ contributor). Other stations playing The Flutterbies:

Toledo’s #1 country station K100
Bowling Green’s WBGU “AM Blues Lover Show”
Rootstime.Be (Belgium)
Hunnypot Radio Unlimited, with our friends P.J. Bloom and John Anderson
Los Angeles’ LA 104.1

And give a listen to Montreal station CKUT in August/September when they add us to “The Rock & Roll Report”.

Thank you to all radio programmers, and listeners!

Upcoming Gigs

The Flutterbies’ recession special: a month of FREE gigs!

July 7th — TONIGHT!
First Tuesdays @ O’Brien’s Pub, 2941 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
8pm: Bart Ryan of The Flutterbies
9pm: The Flutterbies FULL BAND
10pm: Simon Petty (Minibar, Solomon’s Seal)
11pm: All-star jam!

July 12th, 19th, and 26th
Every Sunday @ Renee’s Courtyard Cafe, 522 Wilshire in Santa Monica
9pm to 1am: Unplugged jam! This is where we blow off steam and play some crazy covers of classics with Simon Petty. Always a truly fun night.

July 30th
Kulak’s Woodshed, 5230 1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607
*LIVE WEBCAST! Click here to stream the show.
8pm: Adam Daniel of The Flutterbies
8:40pm: The Flutterbies UNPLUGGED
9:20pm: Bart Ryan of The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis on lead vocals, Bart Ryan on guitar/lap steel/vocals, Adam Daniel on guitar/vocals, Christopher Allis on drums, Steve Whalen on bass, and Marc Nilan on keys.

Full gig info is always posted and current at the Shows page.


We’re big in Belgium! Our improbable fan base in Belgium & The Netherlands keeps growing, purely by word-of-mouth… If you speak Flemish, click here to read our fourth Belgian review. Otherwise, here’s a translated snippet:

…Davis with her Alt Country band brings 6 great songs that makes one look forward to a bigger release… What is clear when listening to Texan-tainted “How I Get Over You”, country waltz “Faith In Rain” and the subdued “Hummingbird Heart” is that Davis is a master of all styles and allows her voice to drag like only the greatest vocalists can.

The Flutterbies Need You, Again!

Our debut EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is for sale at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. Buy us, baby, buy us!

Special Thanks
Photographer extraordinaire Mathew Caine took this newsletter’s amazing header pic. Thanks, Mathew!

Happy Summer, y’all!

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 ( 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 — 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, indie 104/iRadioLA and all Lufthansa flights worldwide July/August!