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!

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Wednesday, March 9

Gaithersburg Ukefest! And other March dates...

 There's still time to make plans for the Gaithersburg Ukefest, don't miss it!!!

🎸🎤🎶 Gaithersburg Ukefest, March 17 to 19. Gaithersburg, Maryland. After the Covid hiatus, uke fests are back and we're thrilled to be performing and teaching at this one! Ukulele artists from across the globe and the country will be there to share their skills and talents with you! Amazing workshops, concerts, strum-alongs and open mics are planned!! Don't miss the fun! Tickets and info, including accommodations, on the website:
🎼 Swing Jam, Sunday, March 13th, 10 til 1pm. Bank Square Coffeehouse, Main St., Beacon NY. Find us in our regular spot in the back. Consider bringing a chair. All instruments welcome!
🎶🍴 Brunch at the Towne Crier, Sunday, March 27th, 11:30 til 2:30. Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon NY. Join us for our Ukulele Swing brunch at the Crier! Toe-tapping tunes and tasty food too!!! Reservations recommended, no cover charge.