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, June 5

June's Jumpin' with the Fleas!


⛵😎🎶 Clearwater Festival! Saturday & Sunday, June 17 & 18. Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520. We are so happy that the Great Hudson River Revival is back this year, and delighted to be a part of it. We'll be offering Wendy's Uke from Scratch workshop at the new Workshop Stage from 2:15 to 3pm on Saturday! And we'll be performing at the Circle of Song on Sunday from 1:15 til 2pm for Ukulele Basics and Beyond! You'll also find us hosting a uke jam at the jam tent either day! Tickets and more info: http://www.clearwaterfestival.org/

🍴🎼 Towne Crier Brunch! Sunday, June 25, 11:30 til 2:30 pm, The Towne Crier, 379 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508. Come join us for a Ukulele Swing brunch at the Towne Crier! Great food in a great music venue. No cover charge.
🎵🍸 Note Kitchen Brunch! Sunday, July 30, 11:30 til 2:30 pm. Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801. Bethel's best restaurant -- delicious, innovative food, plus there is always music at Note! What could be better? No cover charge.