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

Friday, April 17

First Arts on the Lake Ukulele Extravaganza!

Friday, April 24th
7:00 til 10 pm

Arts on the Lake
640 Route 52
Lake Carmel, NY


It's the ukulele event you've been waiting for!  Come join the fun and hear a range of ukulele talent in a lively cabaret atmosphere. 

Featuring special guests Jim and Liz Beloff! 
Flea Market Music ukulele books, CDs and more will be for sale, starting at 6:30 pm.

Hosted by the Edukated Fleas, other performers include Uncle Zac and the Zactones, Peter C. North, Ukulele Bruce, the Orange County Strummers, Ukes on the Lake, and more! 

PLAY ALONGS too! Yes, everybody gets to play, so bring your uke! 

Refreshments, desserts and snacks available. 

Admission $10; DON'T DELAY! Buy tickets now to reserve your seat at artsonthelake.org
 
Don't miss the ukulele fun!



Tuesday, April 7

Fleas on the radio!

Tune in to WPKN 89.5 FM or streaming at wpkn.org  on Wednesday, April 8th around 1:15 or 1:30 pm to hear the Edukated Fleas on Dr. Richard Epstein's show, "Sometimes Classical." We'll be talking about the ukulele, playing a couple of tunes, and (of course) promoting the upcoming Ukulele Extravaganza!
Here's a link to the archived show, if you missed it! http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/96536