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:

Thursday, November 29

Holiday gifts! Now with FREE SHIPPING!

Looking for the ideal gift ðŸŽ for the ukulele or swing aficionado?

Look no further! The Edukated Fleas 2018 recording It Had to Be Uke is just the thing! And now, in time for the holidays, you’ll get FREE SHIPPING! Here’s how:

🎄Directly from us: use this link: PayPal.Me/edukatedfleas/15 for one CD and PayPal.Me/edukatedfleas/30 for two. You save $3.50!

🎄From CD Baby: buy any three CDs (including ours, we hope), get free shipping.

It’s also available on CD or MP3 from Amazon… if you order enough CDs or other stuff, shipping is free! 😁

🎁 Or you can buy it from us in person at our Ho-Ho-Holiday Brunch at the Towne Crier Café on Sunday, December 16th from 11:30 til 2:30!
We have Fleabag tote bags too, just the perfect size! 

Thank you for supporting the Fleas!

Thursday, November 8

Second Hudson Valley Ukulele Invitational!

Attention ukulele players and enthusiasts! Don’t miss the Second Hudson Valley Ukulele Invitational, hosted by the Edukated Fleas. Come hear a range of ukulele talent from across the tri-state area!

Play-alongs too, so DON'T FORGET YOUR UKE!

Full bar and the Towne Crier’s great food and fabulous desserts to take advantage of!
Suggested donation: $5 to cover our expenses.

Come for lunch or brunch and stay for the Invitational!
The Fleas will be providing some ukulele swing for your brunching pleasure from 11:30 until 2:15. Join us and ensure you get a great seat for the Invitational.
Reservations suggested: Call 845-855-1300

Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon NY 12508