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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Thursday, January 5

Happy New Year! January dates with the Fleas

 🎶🍴 Brunch at the Towne Crier, Sunday, January 8th, 11:30 til 2:30. Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon NY. After many months away, we're back with our Ukulele Swing brunch. Join us for toe-tapping tunes and tasty food too!!! Reservations recommended, no cover charge.

 🎼 Swing Jam, Sunday, January 22nd, 10 til 1pmBank Square Coffeehouse, Main St., Beacon NY. Find us at Bank Square in our old spot. Consider bringing a chair. All instruments welcome!

YES! It's back:
🎸🎤🎶 Uke Open Mic! Sunday, January 22, 4:30 til 7:00pmTowne Crier Cafe, Beacon NY. After over a year's hiatus, the Uke Open Mic is back in a new timeslot! Kick off the new year with some ukulele fun! Play-alongs too. Great food and drink! Support the Crier by ordering dinner, drinks or snacks. $15 food and drink minimum, no cover charge.
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