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!

Looking for a great gift? The Fleas' full-length CD, "It Had To Be Uke" is now available! Get it directly from us: $15 + 3.50 if you'd like it mailed to you. Just use this link to our PayPal page.
Also available for download on CD Baby and Amazon.

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

Friday, October 30

Karpeles Museum art opening

Work of Carol Flaitz and Carla Goldberg
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
94 Broadway, Newburgh, New York

Saturday, November 7th, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Join us at this very interesting opening in a very cool space!
Below the Surface -- The mixed-media art of Carol Flaitz and Carla Goldberg will be opening with an artists' reception from 12 to 4 on the 7th. The Fleas will be providing music from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Free!

Read more about these innovative contemporary artists at

Friday, October 23

Flea TV!

VBC -- Village of Bronxville Cable
Verizon FIOS channel 47
Cablevision channel 74

Yes, you can now catch the Fleas on TV!

Highlights from our BWC coffeehouse show were captured on tape by videographer Peter C. North. The one-hour show is airing several times a day, check the VBC Website for viewing schedule.

Tuesday, October 6

Mocha Coffee House

3 Glen Road, Sandy Hook (Newtown) CT

Saturday, October 10, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

The Fleas will be back in Connecticut after a long absence -- since July! Come join us for dessert, coffee, wine or beer -- and some ukulele swing.

If you play the uke, bring it along! We'll do a short sing-along, play-along set mid-evening!

FREE, but tips are greatly appreciated.