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

Monday, December 2

WPKN 50th Anniversary Gala!

Saturday, December 14th 
7pm to 11pm



Dragone Classic Motorcars
176 Post Road West

Westport, CT

We Fleas are delighted to be a part of WPKN's 50th Anniversary gala! 

On Saturday, December 14th, join us to celebrate WPKN's 50th anniversary of broadcasting alternative community radio on 89.5 FM!

Surrounded by an astounding collection of vintage automobiles at Dragone Classic Motorcars in Westport, CT, the gala will feature live entertainment by the Edukated Fleas, Larry Urbon’s CafĂ© Musette, and Rick Petrone's Jazz All-Stars, with special guest Giacomo Gates, as well as fine food and beverages and a silent auction. The Fleas will kick off the evening with swing tunes from the same vintage as the autos from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
 
Proceeds from the event will benefit WPKN radio and KEYS: music education for Bridgeport youth. As the radio ad says: "It's sure to be the swankiest party of the season!"   

Come help support WPKN and meet your favorite programmers and listeners.

Tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets. For more information please call WPKN at 203-331-9756 or visit www.wpkn.org