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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Tuesday, April 26

May dates with the Fleas!

 🎵 Edukated Fleas in Concert! Sunday, May 1st, 2:00pm. John C. Hart Library, 1130 E. Main St., Shrub Oak, NY. We're delighted that Eric Marshall will be joining us on bass at this free concert of Fleas Favorites! Register here.

🎼 Swing Jam, Sunday, May 8th, 10 til 1pm. Bank Square Coffeehouse, Main St., Beacon NY. Find us at Bank Square in our old spot. Consider bringing a chair. All instruments welcome!
🎸 Uke From Scratch! Saturday, May 21st, 2:00pm. Hendrick Hudson Library, 185 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose NY. Think you'd like to give the uke a try? Here's your chance!! Join us for a beginner lesson, and we provide the ukes!! FREE! Register here.


Tuesday, April 5

Swing into Spring! April with the Edukated Fleas!

 🎤 Edukated Fleas in Concert! Sunday, April 10th, 2:00 pm. Hendrick Hudson Library, 185 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose NY. Join us in welcoming Spring at a free concert at the library! Register here


🎼 Uke From Scratch! Wednesday, April 20th, 4:30pm. Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield CT. Think you'd like to give the uke a try? Here's your chance!! Join us for a beginner lesson, and we provide the ukes!! Register here

🎵 Edukated Fleas in Concert! Sunday, May 1st, 2:00pm. John C. Hart Library, 1130 E. Main St., Shrub Oak, NY. We're delighted that Eric Marshall will be joining us on bass at this free concert of Fleas classic tunes! Registration required, link coming soon.