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

Wednesday, May 15

May dates!

🎸 Uke From Scratch! Tuesday, May 14, 6pm. Kent Library, Kent New York
 🐝 Redding Hive, Saturday, May 18th, 2 til 3pm, Topstone Park, Redding. The hive runs from 11 til 3, weather permitting.  

🎶 Brunch at Note Kitchen, Sunday, May 19, 11:30 til 2:30. Note Kitchen and Bar, Bethel, CT. Join us for a Ukulele Swing brunch at Bethel's best restaurant! Delicious, innovative food, plus toe-tapping tunes from the Fleas! No cover charge!
🍽 Brunch at the Towne Crier, Sunday, May 26, 11:30 til 2:30. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY
🎤 Uke Open Mic! Thursday, May 30, 7:00 til 9:30. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY. The area's only ukulele open mic! Bring your tunes to share. Signup starts at 5pm!