The Weeklings - “A Beatles Inspired Performance” - 7/12/19
at City Winery The Wine Garden at City Winery
$20 In Advance and $22 At the Door
“THE WEEKLINGS are America’s most unique touring tribute to the music, spirit and inspiration of THE BEATLES, performing explosive 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 Weeklings are annually featured at premier Beatles festival events like Abbey Road on The River and The Fest for Beatles Fans.
**Three members of The Weeklings, Glen, John and Bob, tour as the backup band for Springsteen drummer “Max Weinberg’s Jukebox” project.
**The Weeklings have recorded and released two studio CD’s, Monophonic and Studio 2 (recorded at the famous Abbey Road Studios in London) both a mix of obscure, unreleased Beatles songs and original material and one Beatles-centric live CD, Live at Daryl’s House as well as numerous singles including “Paperback Writer”, “In The Moment” and “Baby You’re A Rich Man”.
**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 as well as on terrestrial radio stations such as The Night, WBJB-FM, 105.7 The Hawk, the nationally syndicated Joe Johnson’s Beatles Brunch Club, 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 Burtnikaka "Lefty Weekling" (bass and vocals), Bob
Burgeraka "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 - singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work with Styx, Electric Light Orchestra, the Broadway production of Beatlemania as Paul McCartney, The Summer of Love Concert and “The Fest for Beatles Fans house-band Liverpool. He’s 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.
• Bob Burger - singer, guitarist and gold record song writer whose credits include Styx, Donnie Iris, HBO pictures, Kasim Sulton and others. He performs Beatle and other tribute shows with Glen Burtnik and Bobby Bandiera of Bon Jovi and Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. Burger has also appeared with the likes of Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Joel.
• John Merjave - long-standing member of “The Fest for Beatles Fans” house band Liverpool and other national shows having performed with Billy Preston, Donovan, Denny Laine among others.
• Joe Bellia - 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 and Dave Mason.