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The Flutterbies newsletter June 2010

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Hey Gang! Our Cooldog East Coast Tour was a hoot and a holler 🙂  We’re editing videos and live audio for your enjoyment and a collectible CD.  We will have links at www.theflutterbies.com very soon….

GIGS:

TUESDAY JUNE 15TH – 9:15PM
THE STRONGHOLD

1623 Abbott Kinney Blvd – Full band electric set with Maureen Davis, Adam Daniel, Christopher Allis, Steve Whalen and special guest Marty Rifkin on pedal steel
We’ll be opening for the incredible Chris Joyner (a sometimes Flutterby as well!)
Full gig info is always posted and current at our website’s Shows page.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE COOLDOG TOUR:

National Underground in NYC — we bookended our tour with 2 performances at Gavin Degraw’s main room on Houston Street in the infamous East Village.  The first night our pal Heidi brought the cast of Broadway’s “Mama Mia”!  The last night, we took the Double Happiness bus (that just sounds nasty) from Delaware to NYC, Oliva Restaurant manager Ramon gave me homemade Mama Juana (rum & honey) to warm my voice and we closed out our tour with college buddies in tow. I ended up roaming the East Village until 3AM,  got stuck in Tomkins Square Park and had to hop a five foot fence in dress/cowboy boots.  Yeah — I’m badass.  Hee.

The Delaware Friends of Folk Memorial Singer Songwriter Circle – Dover, DE — glorious chapel benefit concert at Wesely College – stained glass and vaulted ceilings carried the sound up and away… Adam played killed on a solo of “hallelujah” on grand piano — it was a church, right?

Cooldog Concert – Smyrna, DE — the gig that inspired the tour!  Paul Gumerman booked us at Cooldog and hooked us up with Helen Downing from Group E who planned the rest of the tour. Dan Navarro was in town, so we invited him to play too!  SRO house, killer BBQ, Nothin’ But Trouble Band backing us and those awesome dancing dogs — not to mention a duet w/Dan Navarro on “We Belong”. Who could ask for more?  You can buy a live concert CD of both our sets for $20 by writing maureen@theflutterbies.com

The Flutterbies with Dan Navarro

 

The Flutterbies at Cooldog

Bike Night @ Trader Lee’s in Ocean City, MD – Bourbon with bikers and a Classic Rock jam session where we joined in on Metallica, Starship & Zeppelin songs. Special thanks to Ocean 98.1 (www.irieradio.com) for the awesome 1 -hour interview & airplay/video streaming — We love DJ B.K.!

MANY MANY THANKS TO:  other wonderful tour nightclubs Frazier’s and the sweet, homey, Golden Fleece; George Dash & Tom Moran for posters/postcards and hospitality; Melinda Hall for lodging and concierge; Helen Downing @ Group E for keepin’ us busy and Paul Gumerman & son Tai at Cooldog Camp for Wayward Musicians for hosting The Flutterbies an entire week.

PRESS:

Ol’ Skool Rods, May 2010 lauds “…It is true what they say about lead singer Maureen Davis’ voice — smooth as glass and just as sharp…whose expansive vocal range and oil-well depth truly brings the always thoughtful, often poignant lyrics to a steaming, blistery boil. Davis can belt out a sultry sadness or rage that leaves one’s soul black and bluesy….” (By the way, our CD cover artist Jim Owens has a regular feature called “Rodz Noir” in this retro mag.  Dig it!)

Craig Horleman @ the Deleware State News gave us a great full-page feature writeup! Click here to read it.

See you at Stronghold June 15th!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

Heartache and Sex: The Flutterbies March Newsletter

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies March newsletter. Keywords this month: heartache and sex.

Joonbug

This month The Flutterbies are featured at Joonbug, the ‘net’s coolest new nightlife/culture website. Kareem Anderson interviewed Maureen and wrote a stellar review of our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis. Here’s a snippet:

…the Flutterbies sound can best be described as Bonnie Raitt on a blind date with Beck while being served a shot of Southern Comfort by Janis Joplin in a Louisiana juke joint… When asked about the Flutterbies inspiration, Mo, laughing, searches for the words to describe the bands influence and unique sound. "Heartache and sex…"

The full article is readable online here.

Thanks, Kareem!

The Future is Now

From the stranger-than-fiction file… Rock n’ Roll Psychic Andrew Brewer interviewed Maureen for the website Blog Talk Radio, and the entire conversation is streamable online! Andrew predicted big success for Mo and the band in 2010-11.

Click here to hear his full Flutterbies forecast. And stay tuned this year to see which predictions come true…

Video Killed the Radio Star: Status Report

The Flutterbies video for our single "How I Get Over You" is approaching 1600 hits on YouTube! If you haven’t seen it, click here to check it out. Deepest thanks to fans and friends for helping us go viral.

Upcoming Gigs

TOMORROW NIGHT! The Flutterbies are playing Los Angeles’ hottest venue: Hotel Café. We’re opening for RJ Chesney as part of his CD release party, and we’d love to see you there.

Monday March 8 at 7:00 PM
Hotel Café
1623 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

We’ll be playing as an acoustic power trio: Maureen, Adam Daniel on guitar, and Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Jewel, Keith Urban) on pedal steel.

Maureen and Adam will be singing "Sail Away" at a Neil Young tribute show, backed by an amazing house band featuring The Flutterbies bassist Steve Whalen and Marty Rifkin! The evening will also feature Circe Link, Daniel Leanse, Amelia K. Spicer and many more ferociously talented alt-country locals. Come on down…

Sunday March 14 at 7:00 PM
Molly Malones
575 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Finally, a full-band electric show! The Flutterbies are back tearing up the Westside, headlining at The Stronghold in Venice. Will Knox is opening for us, and he’s amazing. Hope to see you!

Wednesday March 31 at 10:00 PM
The Stronghold
1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

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

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

Flutterbies For Sale

Our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is for sale online, still and always, at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. We’re also still in stock at one of the last great retail stores: Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Buy us, baby, buy us! And for St. Patrick’s day, may we particularly recommend downloading our singalong drinking ballad "Faith In Rain". Goes well with Irish Whisky.

Happy March, y’all!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

Video Killed The Radio Star….The January 2010 Newsletter

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Hey, y’all…We are thrillled to announce the world premiere of our first official music video, “HOW I GET OVER YOU”!

It’s a cool mini-movie, featuring sideshow stunning Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers” star), one very evil & gorgeous Tracy Mueller (S-Factor pole dancer extraordinaire) as Maureen’s nemesis and Erisa Byrd & Shayna Cole (also from S-Factor). Boy Candy includes models Lawson Digby and Dove Benari…Fancy Cars! Movie Stars! Loud Guitars! Full credits on youtube.com…

It was written by Maureen and Producer/Director Dan Zacharias (who we met at Hunnypot), Shot by Kyle Drevlo, Edited by Kris Kasper (Wolfmother video editor) with Foley/ADR Sound by Oscar-winning Dan O’Connell from One Step Up in Burbank! Shot on site at makeup/hair artist Justefanie’s home and The Good Nite Bar in Burbank

Metrogum TV Features The Flutterbies Many thanks to our TV/Film music Rep Josh Sanderson @ Black Sand Music for hooking us up with Josh Finn @ Metrogum.com. Metrogum’s crew came out to Maureen’s recent birthday show / Black Sand signing party (with Shane Alexander) and filmed the night for a January web feature.

Here are the links to the first 2 features:

Says Josh Finn: “Metrogum is a music Web series focusing on the cross roads where indie music meets new media! We live in that space and scour the aftermath of the digital explosion picking up the pieces and spotlighting the artists and stories that come from it. Join us as we share what we find along the journey!”

Gigs

The Flutterbies had a great time at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) and we’ve already been asked back for next year! Photos and video in February…

Our continued 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, and hosting our acoustic sets at the Trussart booth.

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

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

OUR LAST REVIEW OF 2009
To Maureen:

Your voice is like G-d French-kissing my ear

Buy Us, Baby, Buy Us….
Our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is now available at two of the last existing record stores ! AMOEBA RECORDS in Hollywood, CA (www.amoeba.com) and STINKWEEDS (www.stinkweeds.com) in Phoenix, AZ. Now you can buy is in-person or online. Many thanks to taste-maker Kimber Lanning (STINKWEEDS) for featuring us at the listening station, and arranging a jam session with Mike Lander of THE SUGAR THIEVES (a band chosen as top 10 in the world by the International Blues Challenge in Memphis). We played with them at The Rhythm Room just before the holidays!

Still and always, our EP is for sale online, still and always, at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc.

Teaser for 2010:
Is a world-renowned Chicago DJ remixing THE FLUTTERBIES? More in February….

Many X’s & Oh’s

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