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

Tuesday, July 7

Summer Flea Fun!

We hope you'll join us at some of these fun summer events!
🍦July
🎼Sunday, July 19, 2:00pm, Fleas in Concert, Grand Lodge Hall Assembly Room, 77 Freemasons Drive, Elizabethtown PA 17022. FREE
🎶Saturday, July 25, 8:00pm, Fleas in Concert, Common Ground Coffee House, 33 Crosby Street, Danbury CT. Open mic from 8 til 9pm, Fleas from 9 til 10. Refreshments available for purchase and admission is by donation. Proceeds benefit Danbury Arts in Action.
🎵Sunday, July 26, 11:30 til 2:00pm, Music for Brunch, Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY. Voted Beacon's Best Brunch! Delicious food, great ambiance and some ukulele swing on the side. No cover. http://www.townecrier.com/
 August
Sunday, August 9th, 10am til 1:30pm, Swing Jam! Bank Square Coffeehouse, Beacon NY. All instruments and listeners welcome.
🎼Thursday, August 13, 7:30pm, Opening for the Hot Club of Cowtown, Boothbay Opera House, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Tickets: http://www.boothbayoperahouse.com/
🎶Sunday, August 23, Noon til 5pm, Uke 'n' Brew! Sheffield Town Pavillion, Miller Road, Sheffield, Mass. Ukulele performances by Stu Fuchs, Lords of Liechtenstein and us! Beer! Food Trucks! Uke lesson and Jam! Magic Fluke and Flea Market Music merchandise!
🎵 Sunday, August 30, 10:00am til 5:00pm, Artists and Artisans in Paradise summer fair, Paradise Green Park, 3677 Main St, Stratford, CT. FREE. Art and fine crafts for sale, live music, poetry, food, and interactive community art projects. More info http://www.paradiseartshow.com/