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Come Alive, Cartoon Network, and Cats

Monday, 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…

Maureen and The Flutterbies

Ace of Spades

Wednesday, 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!

Maureen and The Flutterbies

May Flutterbies, Part 1

Sunday, 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…

*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!


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.

Maureen and The Flutterbies


Thursday, 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…

Maureen & The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies GIG REMINDER Tuesday, November 23rd – Drink, Dance, Donate to the Troops!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010


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.

Maureen & The Flutterbies

August/September Newsletter

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Been alot of heat waves and hell-raisin’ so we hope you cats and kittens are keepin’ cool!
If it sounds like our small-town sweetheart Maureen has suddenly gone hepcat it’s thanks to the gang at Joe’s where she’s been spendin’ her Tuesday nights gettin’ dipped and twirled. In fact, swing sister Mary Pittman challenged “Miss Mo” to a 101 day dance challenge – to dance 101 days, with a “knowledgeable” social dance partner (including but not limited to Swing, Blues, Tango, Salsa) for a minimum of 3 songs or 7 minutes per day — from Tuesday August 24th to Friday December 3rd – at home, at a club, at work, in a parking lot with a car stereo or an IPhone. Ya know what that means:
some new rockabilly-infused tunes on the next FLUTTERBIES CD and at our upcoming gigs! Come meet up with our crazy canary and dance at Joe’s!


Both Maureen and songwriting pal Adam Daniel are featured in the “Hot For Teaching” article by Rob Putnam for MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE.
Our diminutive diva teaches voice to kids and adults alike at Rock Nation School, and Adam brings songwriting to the schools through Rock the Classroom.
Many thanks to author Rob, Editor Mark Nardone and the whole MUSIC CONNECTION STAFF.
The magazine’s on stands now or check out the digital issue here.


Finally, come out to wine country to hear THE FLUTTERBIES at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival!
We were chosen Top 10 out of 400 submissions! The address, volunteer opportunities, more info about the screenings, workshops, parties and wine-tastings: here.

Here are the details:

The Flutterbies full-band electric!
Saturday, September 18, 2010, 9:30pm
Temecula Valley International Film Festival Main Stage


October and November bring THE FLUTTERBIES to Miss Mo’s groovy new “hang” — JOE’S in Burbank! Both nights full band electric:

The Flutterbies @ Ronnie Mac’s Barn Dance
Monday, October 4,
2010, 9pm
Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
4311 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

Double Trouble:
The Flutterbies & Rachel Riznor & The Resonaters!
Tuesday,November 23,
2010, 9pm
Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
4311 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505


Maureen & The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies July newsletter: gigs!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Hey, y’all… Hope you’re having a groovy summer! We have some gig news to share with you, both past and upcoming.

Home Wreckers

We had a wonderful evening last month in Laguna Beach, playing a house concert for one of our loyal fans who helped fund our East Coast tour in May. The sponsorship package he purchased included a live appearance, so we played an acoustic set and then took requests from his 1980’s metal loving friends. Who knew you could rock Rush on a baby grand piano? Hope we didn’t break anything…

Two Worlds One

You know those angelic harmonies on "Hummingbird Heart" and funky Motown backups on "Kill Him With Kisses?" They were performed on our CD by our good friend Molly Pasutti. Her new band Two Worlds One is playing one of our favorite venues, Kulak’s Woodshed, Saturday night July 24 at 8:00 PM. We’ll be there and wanted to turn you on to what’s sure to be a great evening of music. Come on down! Full information is here.

Grand Theft Audio

Finally, come out in August for a unique Flutterbies show! Carl Kozlowski, winner of the Laugh Factory’s "America’s Funniest Reporter" contest, invited us to be house band for the first anniversary show of Grand Theft Audio—a hilarious fusion of music and comedy.

Here’s details:

The Flutterbies full-band electric!
Tuesday August 3 at Busby’s East
Wilshire & LaBrea in Hollywood, CA
Comedy show starts at 7:30 PM, followed by a smokin’ set by The Flutterbies at 9:30 PM

And here’s a flyer:


The Flutterbies at Grand Theft Audio


Hope to see you there!!

Maureen & The Flutterbies

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 very soon….



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.


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

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 ( 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.


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!

Maureen & The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies need you!

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Dear fans and friends of The Flutterbies,

We’ve recently been presented with an exciting opportunity to tour the East Coast in May! A full weekend of shows in New York, Baltimore, and Delaware is leading to more bookings in more cities, but before we can confirm any new gigs we need to raise some money for traveling, hotel, and other expenses. To that end, we’re very excited to offer you the chance to wrap your ears and eyes around some Flutterbies collectables and, in the process, to become co-sponsors of our tour!

Here’s how it works: Below are five sponsorship packages, each including additional unique items. Whichever interests you, please click its PayPal link and you’ll instantly become an official sponsor of The Flutterbies East Coast Tour 2010. Thank you so much!

PayPal takes all major credit cards, but for those of you who prefer paper, checks can also be sent to:

The Flutterbies
5419 Hollywood Blvd. #C123
Hollywood, CA 90027

Here are your package options:

$25 Flutterby Fan
Website tribute at Fans! page
CD & autographed pin-up pic of Maureen

$50 Band-Aide
Website tribute at Fans! page
CD & autographed pin-up pic of Maureen
Framed handwritten lyrics of your favorite Flutterbies song
(2) Tickets to (1) Flutterbies concert in 2010

$100 Monarch
Website tribute at Fans! page with your photo!
CD & autographed pin-up pic of Maureen
Framed handwritten lyrics of your favorite Flutterbies song
Fan Exclusive download of the unreleased Flutterbies track "Swear U Might Be Him"
(2) Tickets to ALL Flutterbies concerts in 2010

$150 Spoonerist (one who says "Flutterbies" instead of "butterflies")
Website tribute at Fans! page with your photo!
CD & autographed pin-up pic of Maureen
Framed handwritten lyrics of your favorite Flutterbies song
Fan Exclusive download of the unreleased Flutterbies track "Swear U Might Be Him"
(2) Tickets to ALL Flutterbies concerts 2010-2012 *venue maximum capacity 200
Fan Exclusive DVD of live Flutterbies concert clips!
Tea date with Maureen!! *within 100 miles of Los Angeles, CA or along our tour itinerary

$250 Hummingbird-Hearted
Website tribute at Fans! page with your photo!
CD & autographed pin-up pic of Maureen
Framed handwritten lyrics of your favorite Flutterbies song
Fan Exclusive download of the unreleased Flutterbies track "Swear U Might Be Him"
(2) Tickets to ALL Flutterbies concerts 2010-2012 *venue maximum capacity 200
Fan Exclusive DVD of live Flutterbies concert clips
Tea date with Maureen *within 100 miles of Los Angeles, CA or along our tour itinerary
LIVE ACOUSTIC HOUSE CONCERT!!! *within 100 miles of Los Angeles, CA or along our tour itinerary

Here’s our tour itinerary so far:

May 13, 2010 at National Underground in New York, NY
May 15, 2010 at NightCat in Easton, MD
May 16, 2010 at Cooldog Concerts in Dover, DE

We’ll be adding more shows as soon as we’re able, hopefully in your town!

Meantime, back home in Los Angeles…

Upcoming Gigs

TONIGHT: a full-band electric set! The Flutterbies are bustin’ up Ronnie Mack’s legendary Barn Dance in Burbank, sharing a bill with Lynda Kay, Karen Tobin, 50 Cent Haircut, and Sideshow Preachers (special thanks to Ronnie Mack and Mark Tortorici). Come for the music, stay for the Swing dancing!

Monday April 5, 2010 at 9:30pm
Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
4311 West Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505

And later this month we’re playing an intimate acoustic set at downtown Americana hang, Redwood Bar & Grill, hosted by our good friend Adam Mackintosh:

Wednesday April 21, 2010 at 8:30pm
Redwood Bar & Grill
316 West 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis on lead vocals, Adam Daniel on guitar/vocals, Christopher Allis on drums, Steve Whalen on bass, and special guest Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen, Jewel, Keith Urban) on pedal steel.

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

Thank you so much for your support… Our fans mean the world to us! And happy April, y’all!

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.


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!

Maureen & The Flutterbies