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:

Sunday, June 30

Summer Strumming with the Fleas!

Here's where you'll find us in July!

🌞 Masonic Village, Saturday, July 6, 7:00 pm, One Masonic Way, Elizabethtown PA. Dinner concert on the patio; indoors at the tavern if weather is inclement. Public invited. 

🎼Swing Jam! Sunday, July 14, 10 am til 1:30 pm. Bank Square Coffeehouse, Main St. Beacon, NY. All instruments and listeners welcome.

🎤Ukulele Open Mic! Thursday, July 18, 7:00 til 9:30 pm. Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon NY. Sign up in person starting at 5pm. Free!
Come and share your love of this amazing little instrument with a community of other like-minded aficionados! Here’s your chance to show off your uke chops, debut a new song, or just take that first step of playing in front of a supportive audience of ukulele fans.
🎸 Uke from Scratch! Saturday, July 20, 11:00 am, Putnam Valley Free Library, Putnam Valley, NY. The workshop for total beginners! Contact the library to register.
🍽 Brunch at the Towne Crier! Sunday, July 21, 11:30 til 2:30pm, Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon NY. Join us for our Ukulele Swing brunch! Tasty, toe-tapping tunes and tasty food! No cover charge.

🎶 Fleas in Concert and Uke from Scratch! Tuesday, July 30. Thomaston Public Library, Thomaston, CT. A full ukulele immersion! Join us for the concert or come early and learn to play too! Workshop at 4:30 and concert at 6:00 pm. Register with the library at

Tuesday, June 4

June's Jumpin' with Fleas!

🎼Swing Jam! Sunday, June 9th, 10 am til 1:30 pm. Bank Square Coffeehouse, Main St. Beacon, NY. All instruments and listeners welcome.
🌻⛵🌻Clearwater Festival -- the Great Hudson River Revival, Sunday, June 16. We are thrilled to be returning to the Clearwater Festival again this year. Tickets and info about all the great acts that are playing available here:
🍽 Brunch at the Towne Crier, Sunday, June 30, 11:30 til 2:30. Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY. Join us for our Ukulele Swing brunch! Great food and toe-tapping tunes!

And here's a new Fleas video! 
To celebrate the anniversary of our CD release in June 2018.