Join The Flutterbies’ email list!
Follow us!

RSS Facebook MySpace YouTube

Posts Tagged ‘Music Connection magazine’

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:


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:
Here are the details:
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.


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:
Here are the details:
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


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…

Maureen and The Flutterbies
Maureen & The Mercury 5

© 2011 The Flutterbies

Official website:
Maureen at Facebook:
The Flutterbies at Facebook:

Free Holiday Download

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Happy Holidaze from The Flutterbies!

First Kiss of December

Recently we were asked to rewrite our single "First Rain of October" for a Christmas movie. Always up for a challenge, we obliged. The new track is our gift to you: a free mp3 of "First Kiss of December." We hope you enjoy it!

Click HERE for your free download, available until New Year’s Day 2012.

Music Connection Mini-Feature

The latest issue of Music Connection includes a mini-feature about The Flutterbies songs in the new George Clooney film "The Descendants." Click HERE to check out the magazine’s online edition—we’re on page 35. Thank you to Mark Nardone and Tom Kidd for their ongoing support!

Big in Berlin

Maureen was just interviewed for a German music blog called Sound-Unity. Click HERE to listen to her hilarious bilingual conversation with new Flutterbies friends Stefan and Piano.

Maureen and Molly In Concert

Remember those beautiful harmonies on our EP? They were provided by Molly Pasutti (South Park, Kenny Loggins). Flutterby Maureen joins Molly December 10th for "Strings at the Chapel," an evening of holiday music, poetry, and stories performed among hundreds of glimmering candles. Maureen and Molly will be accompanied on guitar by Emmy-winning composer Jamie Dunlap and on viola and bass by Novi Novog and Larry Tuttle (String Town, Freeway Philharmonic).

Strings at the Chapel
December 10, 2011
Two performances: 5pm and 7pm
Santa Rosa Chapel, 2353 Main Street in Cambria
$15 donation

For tickets, call 805-927-1175 or drop by Lily’s Coffee House and Chamber of Commerce.

A very safe and happy holiday to all!

Maureen and 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…

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’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!”


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.

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 ( and STINKWEEDS ( 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:

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!

Maureen & The Flutterbies