Nominated for Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year – 19th Annual LA Music Awards
The Flutterbies are Los Angeles’ hottest alt-country upstarts. Fierce and fashionable, lead singer Maureen Davis fronts the band with a dusty, honey smothered voice that “…oozes sass and soul…” (Music Connection). Equal parts romance and riot, Maureen and The Flutterbies (pronounced “flutter-byes”) seduce with pop sweetness and satisfy with bluesy grit.
The group’s debut EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis was produced by slide guitarist Bart Ryan, engineered by Grammy winner Seth Atkins Horan, and co-written with Powerpop luminary Adam Daniel. The recording also showcases the talents of drummer Christopher Allis, bassist Steve Whalen, keyboardist Jamieson Trotter, and backup vocalist Molly Pasutti.
Since the EP’s release, the tracks “Hummingbird Heart” and “Faith in Rain” have been featured in the Fox Searchlight film The Descendants, starring George Clooney. “Hummingbird Heart” has also been heard in-auditorium before screenings at Laemmle and Angelika theaters nationwide, and become the theme for GetToKnowUsFirst.org, a campaign to reverse California’s Proposition 8. The Flutterbies have been named Country Group of the Year at California’s South Bay Music Awards, and been featured in Music Connection magazine’s Top 25 New Music Critiques and Hot 100 List of Live Unsigned Bands lists.
The Flutterbies followed up their EP with a series of singles: an emotional power ballad called “First Rain of October,” a raucous acoustic cover of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades,” and a swampy, sexy version of Foghat’s “Slow Ride.” The band also released the single “Come Alive,” a duet with Adam Daniel, recently featured on the Adult Swim/Cartoon Network television show Children’s Hospital.
The Flutterbies’ Maureen got her start in the original cast of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Into The Woods (starring Bernadette Peters). After touring Japan and Russia with renowned jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton, the diminutive diva capped her New York career performing at Carnegie Hall before running away to the circus: the Hollywood rock scene. Soon after arriving, Maureen signed a publishing deal with Mastersource Music, brainchild of Wayne’s World actor/musician turned film music entrepreneur Marc Ferrari, quickly securing multiple song placements on hit TV shows such as House, Dexter, and My Name Is Earl. In 2007 she became vocal instructor at Santa Monica’s School of Rock/Rock Nation, teaching kids to wail like rock stars. And in 2008, Maureen toured America singing raw gospel with Michelle Shocked before forming The Flutterbies.
A smooth lyricist with a sultry delivery, Maureen sums up her life and her band: “For me, it’s veni, vidi, voce—I came, I saw, I sang… I flutter by.”