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

Sunday, May 31

The Fleas Demo CD now available!



Thanks to the expert help of Art Labriola, The Fleas have recorded six of their favorite swing tunes on this CD.

If you would like a copy for your very own, email us at edukatedfleas@edukatedfleas.com. Just $6.

Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, May 12

Fleas at The Gramophone


The Gramophone Shop
99 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840

Saturday, May 16th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

The Fleas will entertain outdoors at the Gramophone Shop Plaza. Come enjoy an ice cream and some Swing tunes! Inclement weather cancels.

Sunday, May 3

Fleas in concert at Bronxville Veterans Memorial


Bronxville Women's Club
135 Midland Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708

Sunday, May 17th 2pm

The Fleas will open this event with a 30-minute concert at 2 pm, then we'll provide casual background music for the rest of the afternoon. Celebrating the meaning of Memorial Day, the Bronxville Veterans Memorial will feature an exhibit of photos, video, letters and other memorabilia, along with the concert.

Open to the public at no charge. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.

For more information, visit: http://bronxvillewomensclub.org/bronxville_veterans_memorial