Well here comes autumn and we're psyched! Had a blast last night doing an acoustic show with our good friend Scott Matsumoto at the Java Room in Chelmsford! Nice to sneak in a live show and see so many friends come out. We've been busy in the studio working on the new album and the new track "Tug" is being launched to the world... we really love this fun little tune! Next up to record are a few softer love songs, not too mushy but a departure from "Train Wreck", lol. Happy Autumn, kids ~ let us know what you're up to!
The Flaire Blog = Flog
We just came back from Nashville, ya’ll… wow, such a blast! We did the Songpreneurs songwriter conference which was inspiring and just plain fun. There’s a vibe about hanging with other writers and musicians that’s just so cool. And our relationship songs went over well so we’re psyched to keep at it. We’re writing new songs and in studio recording some others – almost ready to launch our baby #3 from the new album. This one will tug on your heart strings for sure, they said – tongue firmly in cheek. Happy summah!
Better never than late, as they say. No, not quite that. It’s a little late, but it’s here – the new single “Slay The Dragon” is here for your perusal or pondering – or better yet, for your pleasure.
A love song, cleverly veiled in the world of dark nursery rhymes and scary fairy tales, “Slay The Dragon” is really about how one person has the power to protect another, simply with love. Pretty deep, right? But hey, pretty accurate too.
You can buy the song here for only $0.99 and all proceeds go to the band. Or you can buy it on iTunes, Amazon or Google Play if that’s easier for you. In case you’re curious, when you buy it there the band gets $0.70. And if streaming music is your thing, you’ll find the track also on Spotify, Napster, Amazon, Tidal, Deezer, Apple, Google Play, etc. Those places pay the band less than $0.01 for every play. Really. And YouTube? They pay the band $0.0007 for every play. Seriously.
But the way we look at it is we want you to be able to enjoy the songs. And hopefully we can make enough money to be able to continue and record more songs :-)
Thanks for being music fans and beautiful souls. And please sign up for our mailing list and join us on this musical adventure ~ thanks for living life with a little Flaire!
Happy 2018, kids ~ make it a fun one! While we continue our foray, foraging, frolicking in the recording studio (probably time to get our hands on a dictionary), we’re happy to report that the 2nd new tune is Almost Ready. Like a baby just learning to walk, we’re just about ready to throw it into the yard to see if it can run (probably a bad choice of words). What we mean is, it’s just about ready to be shared ~ stay tuned!
We’ve started getting some radio airplay for “Train Wreck”. Boston’s 92.5 The River showcased it on their Homegrown show and then Cape Cod’s Pixy 103 aired it last weekend. Pretty cool and much appreciated.
The tune is also available on ITunes, Amazon, Google Play – and streaming on Spotify. Check out these wild playlists that we’re excited to be a part of. There’s “Massachusetts Indie Songs Ya Gotta Discover”, “Rockin’ Chick Voices”, “Consequences of Cheating (You Scum)”, and “Exercise & Workout Songs You’ll Enjoy Sweating To”. Find ‘em here: https://theflaire.com/spotify-playlists. Share songs and let us know if there’s any that should be added.
Make sure to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear the new songs ~ come along for the ride and thanks for living life with a little Flaire!
Here it is. Our rebirth, the morphing complete from Flair Band to The Flaire. We didn’t intend to change the name but turns out there are a few Flair Bands out there and since we’re back to writing and releasing new tunes, we didn’t want to chance a mix-up that would be a hassle to deal with. We no like hassles. So we've got a hassle-free new website too while we're at it.
The journey has been interesting. We started our duo, originally calling ourselves “Flair” and playing primarily songs that each of us had written on our own, which then led to co-writing songs together. A musical mosiac. That trip is a story for another blog. We wanted to get out and perform more often so in order to make the jump from the open-mic scene to playing in clubs, we needed a band. And we needed to learn cover tunes that folks wanted to dance to. So we got lucky. Hee, hee, hee. Three great, talented friends, who happen to live within ten minutes of each other, joined us. What are the odds – damn good it turns out.
After two years of playing all sorts of venues together and having a great time, it’s now time to return to our first love – songwriting. Elizabeth is at the helm in helping us to record our latest batch of original tunes, while adding her tremendous talents on keyboards and vocals. Marc continues to grace us with his skills on bass, and Jo is still laying down those cool drum tracks. And so here we are.
Sign up for our mailing list and you’ll be the first to hear the new songs, releasing 'em here first. Then stay tuned for upcoming, exciting live shows and events. Come along for the ride and thanks for living life with a little Flaire!