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!

Looking for a great gift? The Fleas' full-length CD, "It Had To Be Uke" is now available! Get it directly from us: $15 + 3.50 if you'd like it mailed to you. Just use this link to our PayPal page.
Also available for download on CD Baby and Amazon.

Wedding? Special birthday? Cocktails on the patio? Let the Fleas add some fun to your next event:

Tuesday, August 25

Artists and Artisans in Paradise summer fair

Sunday, August 30th
10:00 til 5:00

Paradise Green Park
3677 Main St.
Stratford, CT

A summer fair! What better way to celebrate the end of summer? 
Especially with art and fine crafts for sale, live music, poetry, food, and interactive community art projects. The Fleas play at noon! 
Best of all, it's FREE!
More info

Friday, August 21

Uke 'n' Brew!

Sunday, August 23
12:30 til 5pm

Sheffield Town Pavilion
Miller Ave.
Sheffield, Mass

Ukesters, beer-lovers, general fun-lovers!
Don't miss this year's Uke 'n' Brew!
Sponsored by the Magic Fluke Company and Big Elm Brewing, the event will feature uke performances by the Edukated Fleas, Stu Fuchs and the Lords of Liechtenstein. 
Ukes and related merchandise!
Jamming! Uke lesson! Uke raffle! Food and of course, BEER.
Located in nearby Sheffield, Mass., it's just over the border from CT and NY and is a lovely drive. Under cover, so rain or shine. Bring a chair.

Thursday, August 6

Boothbay Opera House!

Thursday, August 13

Boothbay Opera House
Boothbay Harbor, Maine

We are very excited to be  opening for the Hot Club of Cowtown again! 
This time at the historic Opera House! 
These guys are terrific musicians, and definitely worth a listen, and we are thrilled to be part of the show. Tickets:
Buy in advance, save $4