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!

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

Tuesday, September 22

BWC Coffee House -- a very special Fleas event

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

Friday, October 2, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

The Fleas are honored to be kicking off the new BWC Coffee House series. Here's a rare chance to join the Fleas as we do an extended program of our favorite tunes.

Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Ticket price includes coffee and dessert and you can BYOB too! A great way to spend the evening with friends, support live music and this new venue!
(And get a peek inside this beautiful building!)

Insight Gallery art opening

Insight Gallery
71 Main Street, Cold Spring, New York

Saturday, September 26, 5:00pm – 6:30pm

The Fleas will provide music for the opening at Insight Gallery in the Many Light Hands building. Enjoy a glass of wine and the work of Hudson Valley artists Lisa Zukowski and Julie Tooth. The opening is on the same day as the 32nd Cold Spring Harvest Festival, so there'll be plenty to do and see in town. The opening is from 4pm to 7pm. The Fleas will be playing between 5 and 6:30pm.