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.

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Monday, August 24

August Flea News

With the pandemic putting the kibosh on all our gigs through year end there is not much to report from Flealand -- but we miss seeing and playing for all of you! Here's what we can report: 

🎤Ukulele Open Mic, virtual edition IX, Thursday, August  27, 7:00 til 9:00 pm. The Uke Open Mic continues via Zoom. RSVP to with your email address by 3pm on 8/27 to sign up to perform or participate in the Play-Alongs. 
Two short tunes or max. 10 minutes per set! 
The Uke Open Mic happens biweekly. 

🎸 Want to learn to play the uke? Online group classes are forming for the fall. If you are interested, email us with your level: complete beginner, beginner, advanced beginner, intermediate, etc. Private lessons available too!