The Big Hits… On Small Instruments!

Ukuleles are small. Yet, ukulele duet Greg Doyle and Wendy Matthews play the big hits, favoring swing and vintage tunes – as well as a few things you might not expect to hear on uke. The Fleas have been playing together as a ukulele duo since late 2006, united by a common love of the music from the 20s through 50s. As the Fleas soon discovered, ukes are perfect for these cheerful, melodic tunes. The Fleas feature both Greg and Wendy on vocals, often in harmony.

Greg Doyle, on baritone uke, is a guitarist whose musical interests span Swing to Surf and beyond. He has been playing guitar since his teens and was a long-time member of Vic Schwarz’s Acoustic Workshop, a Hudson Valley-based, six-piece string band. Greg teaches uke and guitar privately.

Wendy Matthews, on soprano uke, was charmed by the instrument’s portability and quirkiness, and took it up a few years back to accompany her singing. She has been singing and playing a variety of instruments since her teens. In a previous life, she was a member of Bad Attitudes, a four-woman music and comedy troupe.

The Fleas have delighted audiences in venues as varied as the Clearwater Festival, Hoot on the Hudson, Ukulele Cabaret and New York Ukulele Festival, as well as street fairs, restaurants, libraries, art openings and private parties across New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine. On her travels, Wendy has also performed in exotic locales such as Honduras and Borneo!

The Fleas have recorded six of their favorite swing tunes on a demo CD. If you would like a copy for your very own, email us at edukatedfleas@edukatedfleas.com. Just $6.

They are currently working on a full length CD. Thanks for listening!

Wedding? Special birthday? Cocktails on the patio? Let the Fleas add some fun to your next event: edukatedfleas@edukatedfleas.com

Saturday, December 13

Put some spring in your step!


Wednesday April 8th, 12:30pm

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street, Beacon NY

Join the Edukated Fleas for an hour of Ukulele Swing!
Fun for all ages!
Admission free!

First Ever Connecticut Ukulele Invitational


Saturday April 4th, 7:30pm
Molten Java Cafe, Bethel CT

Hosted by the Edukated Fleas

Attention ukulele players and enthusiasts! Join us at the first ever Connecticut Ukulele Invitational!

Featured performances by your hosts, the Edukated Fleas, and special guest Uncle Zac! Plus a lineup of ukulele players, to be announced. If you would like to perform, email the Fleas at edukatedfleas@edukatedfleas.com. More details to come.

Take a Break with the Edukated Fleas!



East Hampton Public Library
105 Main Street
East Hampton, Connecticut

Thursday, Jan. 22, 1:00 p.m.

Come hear the Edukated Fleas in concert! Admission free, but
you may reserve a seat by calling 860-267-6621. Or register online at http://ehplctmoviesmusic.blogspot.com/