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MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 — MAKE MUSIC WITH US!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

For a few years now, we’ve been making music FOR you – now it’s time to make music WITH you. M & M 5 is excited to announce our Pledge Music crowd-funding campaign. Stay tuned — you’ll receive OFFICIAL notice of this in the next day or so. When you pledge, you’ll be privy to all kinds of insider information: our rehearsal tapes as we write the songs for the new record; dance footage; video journal entries; even FREE SONGS! Be the first to pre-purchase our record on classic Vinyl, CD or Digital before it even hits the stores! Have a Tea Party with Pinup Girls! Sing on the Record!  Those are just a few of the ways we can show our appreciation for your contribution. We hope you are as excited as we are!  Click HERE for more information: PLEDGE MUSIC CAMPAIGN M&M5

and if ya wanna dance….COME MEET THE BAND AT DOWNTOWN DISNEYLAND!

M & M 5 has two great gigs coming up!

DOWNTOWN DISNEY SWING
ESPN Outdoor Stage – Anaheim, CA
Friday, September 12th
6:00pm to 10:00pm
ALL AGES, NO COVER, FREE PARKING
NO DISNEY PASS NEEDED

JOE’S GREAT AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
4311 Magnolia Blvd in Burbank, CA
Sunday, September 28th
4:30pm to 5:15pm (ONE SET ONLY)
Switchblade Brad’s Rockin’ End of Summer Jamboree!
also featuring: Maureen & the Mercury 5,
Big Joe & the Nighttrain, Crown City Bombers,
Lil Mo & the Dynaflos, Lil Mo & the Unholy 4
and of course — Switchblade 3!

As always, thanks for all your love & support with our musical adventures!  Hope to see you soon!…..xo Maureen

MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 THE FLUTTERBIES Summer 2014 Newsletter

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

 

WE GOT A RECORD DEAL!!
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Summer is heating up with great shows and big news…


MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5

WE JUST SIGNED A RECORD DEAL! Tony Valenziano will produce our cool new tunes for Swingtone Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. On traditional vinyl as well as CD, the tunes will also be available on Spotify, Pandora, Itunes, Amazon and Rhapsody, among others.

Tony, now partnered with Bill Walker of Thump Records, started Swingtone in 1995. The label is primed for the return of Rockabilly that has been forged by Imelda May, Brian Setzer and Wanda Jackson/Jack White. Swingtone is also releasing a compilation including not only M&M5, but L.A. Rockabilly all-stars Crown City Bombers, Brian Hogan and Switchblade 3, among others.

In this crazy music biz we sometimes need to think outside the box. You can play a great and IMPORTANT role! We need to build a fan base of 3,000 people in order to launch a Pledge Music Campaign to help with promotional, recording and touring costs. (more info regarding this campaign coming soon!) At this time, we only need you to do one thing: PLEASE GO TO www.facebook.com/maureenandthemercury5 and press the LIKE button. Our goal is 3000 by August 15, 2014. We’re already at 1000, and each person who clicks on 1100, 1200, 1300 etc…will be our guest at an exclusive, LIVE CONCERT/CD Preview Pizza Party with the band!

The new CD features songs by Maureen’s friends Pamela Phillips Oland (Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Selena, Reba McIntyre, etc) and RJ Comer (Dancehall Pimps Lead Singer, recently in concert with Cherry Poppin’ Daddies) as well as co-writes with M&M 5’s own Steve, Sylvain, Scott & Tommy and Flutterby Adam Daniel!  You’ll get to hear some of these songs at our upcoming gigs….speaking of which…..

GIGS GIGS GIGS!

RIBS, PIGS & WATERMELON PRO BBQ FESTIVAL
AUGUST 10th!
We’ll play the lunch hour –11:30am to 1:30pm,
followed by Lil Mo & the Dynaflos at 2pm.
Great food and great fun!  ALL AGES, COVER VARIES….

JOE’S GREAT AMERICAN BAR & GRILL
AUGUST 21st!
Gonna be a Beach Party with Twister tournament!
9:00pm to Midnight, 21+,
NO COVER – DJ Dr. Nate will spin – and come meet Dancee Angie!

THE FLUTTERBIES
Flutterby Adam Daniel’s 2 year old Layla continues to be his muse, as he continues to co-write songs for M&M 5 and TV. He may even make a few special appearances this summer 🙂 He just played International Pop Overthrow too!

As always, thanks for all your love & support with our musical adventures!  Listen to us on Spotify, Pandora, Rhapsody – Buy us on Itunes, Amazon & CD Baby!

Hope to see you soon!…..xo Maureen (and the Flutterbies & M&M 5 Fellas)

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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!
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

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