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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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Happy Spring, Flutterbies fans and friends!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

WE’D LIKE TO THANK THE ACADEMY….

We can now say we have 2 full songs in an Oscar-Winning film! THE DESCENDANTS boasts the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay — add that to Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice, Indie Spirit and numerous film festival awards and you’ve got quite a sparkly display. We’re thrilled to have been included in this wonderfully-acted, picturesque and poignant film. Listen for “Faith In Rain” and “Hummingbird Heart”. The film is still in theatres now or buy the DVD. Here’s the link: http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thedescendants/

FAST & FURIOUS FLUTTERBIES….

Check out this new film BORN TO RACE, described as FAST & FURIOUS meets AMERICAN GRAFITTI. It stars Joseph Cross, John Pyper-Ferguson, Grant Show and Matt McCoy, among other notable actors. “Louder Louder” and “Faith in Rain” are featured! More at this link: http://www.borntoracemovie.com/Site/Home.html” title=”BORN TO RACE”>

GIGS!

Come hear FLUTTERBIES Adam & Maureen, unplugged at THE MINT on March 28th! We’ll be Songwriters in the Round style with Vicki Peterson and Nick Shattell (Not An Airplane). Maureen will reveal some new FB tunes and Adam will share some from his solo endeavor. Nick Shattell’s band got 4 out of 5 stars by Rolling Stone Magazine and he’s driving down from Sacremento. You’ll know Vicki when you see her and remember why you love her. Here are the details:

THE FLUTTERBIES FEAT. MAUREEN DAVIS & ADAM DANIEL
NICK SHATTELL (NOT AN AIRPLANE)
VICKI PETERSON
Songwriters In The Round

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28TH
9:30PM TO 11:PM – NO INTERMISSION
at
THE MINT
6010 W. Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA
Tickets @ the door OR
http://www.themintla.com
ALL AGES – FULL BAR – FULL MENU
Looking forward to sharing more exciting news in April!

xo
Maureen and The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies in George Clooney Film “The Descendants”

Tuesday, 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