THE WEEKLINGS are America’s most unique tribute to the music, spirit and inspiration of THE BEATLES, performing explosive note-for-note renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets such as "Paperback Writer", "Baby You're a Rich Man" and “I Am the Walrus” plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals, like their newest, “In The Moment”. The Weeklings embody the aura and bold creativity of the 1960s, bringing The Beatles to life, not through costumes and gimmicks, but through their extraordinary musicianship, exceptional vocals and charming stage presence. “They show their audiences both what The Beatles were, and what they might have been if they were performing today.”
· **The Weekli...ngs are annually featured at premier Beatles festival events like Abbey Road on The River and BeatleFest.
· **Three members of The Weeklings, Glen, John and Bob, tour as the backup band for Springsteen drummer “Max Weinberg’s Jukebox” project.
· **You can hear The Weeklings on Sirius XM’s The Beatles Channel, Little Steven’s Underground Garage, where they have scored a number of “Coolest Song” designations, 90.5 The Night, WBJB-FM, 105.7 The Hawk as well as on terrestrial radio stations such as the nationally syndicated Joe Johnson’s Beatles Brunch Club plus WMGK’s Andre Garner (Philadelphia) and WXPN’s Helen Leicht (Philadelphia) Breakfast with The Beatles shows and many other internet and terrestrial stations around the world.
THE WEEKLINGS are comprised of GLEN BURTNIK aka "LEFTY WEEKLING" (bass and vocals), BOB BURGER aka "ZEEK WEEKLING" (rhythm guitar and vocals), JOHN MERJAVE aka "ROCKY WEEKLING" (lead guitar and vocals) and JOE BELLIA aka “SMOKESTACK WEEKLING" (drums and vocals). GLEN BURTNIK is a singer, songwriter, entertainer and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work with Styx, Electric Light Orchestra and The Summer of Love Concert. Burtnik appeared in the Broadway production of Beatlemania as Paul McCartney, has composed songs for the likes of Don Henley and Patty Smyth, the Hot 100 #2 mega-hit “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Good Enough”, John Waite, Randy Travis, the #2 Hot Country hit, “Spirit of a Boy, Wisdom of a Man”, Styx including the bands last Top 40 hit “Love at First Sight” and their last Gold album, Edge of The Century and many others. He continues his love of The Beatles and the music of the 60’s playing with The Weeklings and Liverpool at national Beatle Festivals and touring nationally with his Summer of Love Concert. BOB BURGER is a singer, guitarist and gold record song writer whose credits include Styx, Donnie Iris, HBO pictures, Kasim Sulton and others who has long performed Beatle and other tribute shows with Glen Burtnik and Bobby Bandiera (Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny). Burger has performed with Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Southside Johnny and many others. JOHN MERJAVE is a longstanding member of the “BeatleFest” house band and other national shows performing with Billy Preston, Donovan, Denny Laine and many others. JOE BELLIA is a master of the “Ringo” drumming style and is a highly sought studio/live drummer having performed, recorded and toured with such greats as Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Dave Mason and many more.