ASBURY PARK, NY
“THE WEEKLINGS are America’s most unique tribute to the music of THE BEATLES…and much more.”
You can hear The Weeklings on Sirius XM’s The Beatles Channel, Little Steven’s Underground Garage and The Loft as well as on terrestrial radio 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, New Jersey’s 90.5 The Night and many others around the world.
Members of The Weeklings tour as the backup band for Springsteen drummer “Max Weinberg’s Jukebox” project.
The Weeklings like to say that they “channel” the music of The Beatles into explosive note-for-note renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets such as “Paperback Writer” and “Baby You’re A Rich Man” and brilliant Beatles-inspired original compositions.
The Weeklings embody the spirit and bold creativity of the 1960s, bringing The Beatles to life through their own brilliant musicianship 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 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)
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 and Electric Light Orchestra. Burtnik appeared in the Broadway production of Beatlemania as Paul McCartney, and continues his love of The Beatles playing at national Beatle Festivals.
Bob Burger is a singer/songwriter who also 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 with such greats as Dave Mason, Southside Johnny, Bruce Springsteen and many more.