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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Friday, December 18

Holiday Ukulele Invitational

Saturday January 2nd, 7:30 pm
Molten Java Cafe
102 Greenwood Ave., Bethel CT

Featuring Roswell and the Ukulaliens

Attention ukulele players and enthusiasts! We're doing it again! Join us at the second Connecticut Ukulele Invitational!

Can the holidays be complete without ukuleles? NEVER! Join the fun: Featured performances by Roswell and the Ukulaliens, plus Uncle Zac, No Soap Radio, Michel Driscoll, Ted Jeffries, Chris Young, Cecilie Rindom, Chris and the Kookie Ukies -- maybe even the Fleas!

Be sure to bring your ukulele for the play-alongs! There will even be an open mic, time permitting.

Monday, December 7

Fleas infest The Music Room!

The Music Room at Whistling Willie's
184 Main Street

Cold Spring, New York

Thursday, December 10th, 8:00 pm

The Fleas are delighted to be part of the new Music Room at Whistling Willie's. We'll be playing a 40-minute set at 8 pm, so drop in for a drink, an appetizer or dinner and enjoy a few tunes!