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, March 29

A Special Evening with the Fleas at BWC Coffeehouse!

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

Friday, Apri
l 8th, 8 pm – 10 pm

Kick off your weekend at this casual coffeehouse in a beautiful landmark building. A dessert and coffee buffet is included and you are invited to bring your dinner or BYOB. Come join us at this special evening of music with the Fleas!

Tips for performers gratefully accepted! $10 members; $13 non-members.

Monday, March 21

Uke Hut, NYC

Downstairs at Maui Taco, 330 5th Ave. (between 32nd and 33rd) NYC

Saturday, March 26th, 8:30 pm

We are pleased to be back at this great ukulele venue, this time as part of a uke show that includes the Jack Lords and the Uke Men.

The fun starts at 7:00 pm; the Fleas will be on at 8:30 for a 40-minute set.

NYC's coolest new lounge, around the corner from the Empire State Building, featuring many of NYC's best uke talent. Good food and cheap drinks in a chill surf-shack themed bar."

Wednesday, March 9

Third Connecticut Ukulele Invitational

Saturday, March 19th, 7:30 pm
Molten Java Cafe 102 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel CT

Hosted by the Edukated Fleas!

Come join the ukulele fun at the Third Connecticut Ukulele Invitational! With performances by your hosts, the Fleas, and a lineup of great ukuleleists!

Be sure to bring your ukulele for the play-alongs! We'll close the evening with an open mic, time permitting.