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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Friday, March 31

April with the Fleas!


Hello friends:
We've had a lot going on, but we will be playing out more in the coming months.
🎼 Swing Jam, Sunday, April 2nd, 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! Wednesday, April 12th, 3:00pm. Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Avenue, Milford, 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!! FREE! Register here

🎸 Uke From Scratch! Friday, April 14th, 1:00pm. Ansonia Public Library, 53 South Cliff Street, Ansonia 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!! FREE!

AND: Save the date!
🎸🎤🎶 Uke Open Mic! Sunday, May 7th, 4:30 til 7:00pmTowne Crier Cafe, Beacon NY. Come join the ukulele fun! Share your talents or join in on the play-alongs. Great food and drink! Support the Crier by ordering dinner, drinks or snacks. $15 food and drink minimum, no cover charge.
Sign up via email will start April 24th!