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August/September Newsletter

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!
here.

FAB FEATURE IN MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE

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.

TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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
ONE SET ONLY!

MORE GIGS:

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
ONE SET ONLY!

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
9PM THE FLUTTERBIES; 10:30PM THE RESONATERS!

SAVE THE DATES!!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies July newsletter: gigs!

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!!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies newsletter June 2010

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

The Flutterbies need you!

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!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

Heartache and Sex: The Flutterbies March Newsletter

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

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

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

Reminder: upcoming show December 3

November 23rd, 2009

Hey, y’all! Just wanted to remind you The Flutterbies are playing the HEAR NoHo festival in North Hollywood, CA December 3. We’ll be playing full band, and debuting some new songs!

Here are the details:

Thursday December 3 at 9:00 PM
Cella Gallery
5229 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

We’re sharing the bill with our new friend, classic country crooner Lynda Kay. Nearby theatres, storefronts, and art galleries in the fashionable NoHo Arts District will be hosting other bands and $10 admission buys you access to everything happening! The box office is located at the corner of Magnolia Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd. and pre-sale tickets are available online here.

Hope to see you there!

The Flutterbies at Hear NoHo

Thanksgiving Twang: The Flutterbies November news

November 10th, 2009

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies November newsletter. Keywords this month: Top 25, birthday, and rearview!

Minds out of the gutter, children…

The Flutterbies Go Top 25

The Flutterbies will be featured in the December issue of Music Connection magazine: we’re one of their Top 25 New Music Critiques of 2009! Music Connection writes fiercely honest reviews, so we’re honored and tickled to be on their top list. Special thanks to Editor Mark Nardone for being a fan of the band.

Birthday at the Bistro

We celebrated Maureen’s birthday November 2nd with a private industry showcase at Ivan Kane’s Cafe Wa s in Hollywood, CA. The evening was produced by Black Sand Music, who recently signed The Flutterbies for TV, film, advertisement, and video game placement. After an opening set by Shane Alexander, The Flutterbies rocked the bistro… and then the bistro rocked Maureen: everyone in attendence sang her happy birthday.

It’s good to be queen.

The Flutterbies would like to thank everyone who contributed to our spectacular evening: our sound man, Holder; Lana, Ivan, Suzie, and Alex at Cafe Wa s; lovely leather-clad Lynda Kay for her invaluable assistance; our manager, Keith C. Anderson; our licensing agent, Josh Sanderson; and, of course of course, our enthusiastic audience!

Put Another Dime in the Jukebox, Baby, continued

In November you can still catch The Flutterbies’ single "Hummingbird Heart" on your local jukebox! We’re on the Paste Magazine Emerging Artist Channel on the Ecast Network. Ecast jukeboxes appear in over 10,000 bars, nightclubs, and restaurants throughout the country. You want fries with that?!

Video Killed the Radio Star, continued

The Flutterbies video for our next single "How I Get Over You" is just inches shy of done! A few foley effects and we’re fully wrapped. Please allow us to tease you with a still from the clip: Maureen in the rearview mirror…

Maureen in the mirror

Stay tuned, stay tuned, stay tuned…

Upcoming Gigs

The Flutterbies are sharing a bill with our new friend, classic country crooner Lynda Kay, at the HEAR NoHo festival in North Hollywood, CA. Cool bands will be taking over various vintage theatres, black boxes, storefronts, art galleries, loading docks, and live-work lofts in the fashionable NoHo Arts District. Pre-sale tickets buy you access to everything happening, including our set. The box office is located at the corner of Magnolia Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd.

We’ll be playing full band, and debuting some new songs! Here are the details:

Thursday December 3 at 9:00 PM
Cella Gallery
5229 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Hope to see you there…

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 keys.

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… Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

Jukebox, Troika, Tea, Troops, and Temptation: The Flutterbies October news

October 5th, 2009

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies October newsletter… Keywords this month: jukebox, troika, tea, troops, and temptation!

Put Another Dime in the Jukebox, Baby

Catch The Flutterbies’ single "Hummingbird Heart" on your local jukebox! We’re on the Paste Magazine Emerging Artist Channel on the Ecast Network. Ecast jukeboxes appear in over 10,000 bars, nightclubs, and restaurants throughout the country. And at drive-ins. And at sock-hops. We’re retro-fabulous in October.

Los Angeles Music Awards… Troika!

The Flutterbies have been nominated for THREE Los Angeles Music Awards! We’re up for Best Female Singer-Songwriter (Maureen), Best Single "Hummingbird Heart", and Best Country CD. Live voting party is October 8th at The Whisky on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, so come on down and cast your ballot for us! $10 cover for 6 bands (we heard they rock) and a discussion panel with Grammy-winning producer David Kershenbaum and Music Connection magazine’s Mark Nardone, responsible for The Flutterbies’ first ever review back in April (thanks, Mark!). Once the votes are counted, the Los Angeles Music Awards will be at The Avalon Theatre in November.

Black Sand Music

The Flutterbies have signed a licensing deal with Josh Sanderson of Black Sand Music to shop our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis to TV, films, and video game soundtracks. We’re thrilled to join Black Sand’s roster, which includes Shane Alexander, Lenka, Michelle Featherstone, and our good friend Jim Bianco. Check out Black Sand’s MySpace to see what upcoming shows may feature our music!

Even Bad Girls Drink Tea, continued

In last month’s newsletter we asked this question: What do Maureen’s photo series Even Bad Girls Drink Tea, Algabar Loose Leaf Tea, and The Flutterbies single "Hummingbird Heart" have in common?

This month: the exciting answer!

Some weeks back, Gail at Algabar Tea was cooking up a new custom blend. As she was working, our single "Hummingbird Heart" apparently came into her mind, so she decided to name the tea just that: Hummingbird Heart. No confirmed release date yet, but the tea will be available both at The Flutterbies shows and online, where it will come packaged with a free download of our single "Hummingbird Heart"! Meanwhile, Maureen’s Even Bad Girls Drink Tea photo session last month is becoming a coffee table book, spotlighting some of Hollywood’s hottest upcoming fashion designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, and models. The book, our song, and Algabar’s tea will continue to intersect in wild, wonderful ways as we approach the holiday gift-giving season…

Video Killed the Radio Star, continued

The Flutterbies video for our next single "How I Get Over You" is being edited as we speak! And the footage looks great. Stay tuned, stay tuned, stay tuned…

Debriefing: Red, White, and Blues

The Flutterbies hit the road last month, flying to Phoenix, AZ to play a benefit for the nonprofit support-our-troops organization Soldiers R U.S. Autographed, commemorative posters from the show are available for $5, with ALL proceeds going to Soldiers R U.S. Please email maureen@theflutterbies.com to purchase a poster:

The Flutterbies Soldiers R U.S. poster

Bandmate News: The Temptation of Bart Ryan

This month The Flutterbies producer and slide guitarist Bart Ryan celebrates the release of his new solo CD Temptation! The album features Maureen on backing vocals and The Flutterbies rhythm section Steve Whalen and Christopher Allis on bass and drums, respectively. For more information, please visit Bart’s website—designed, incidentally, by The Flutterbies co-writer, bandmate, and web guru, Adam Daniel.

Upcoming Gigs

The Flutterbies (acoustic)
Sunday October 18 at 8:30 PM
Renee’s Courtyard Cafe, 522 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica, CA

The Flutterbies (acoustic) are Maureen Davis on lead vocals, Bart Ryan on guitar/lap steel/vocals, and Adam Daniel on guitar/piano/vocals.

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!

Happy October, y’all!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies