The Weeklings - The Music of The Beatles & more…
THE WEEKLINGS (JEM recording artists) – America’s most unique celebration of the music and inspiration of THE BEATLES, features former members of Styx, Dave Mason, the original Beatlemania on Broadway, Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg’s Jukebox and BeatleFest house band Liverpool. The band performs and records explosive renditions of The Beatles album and Top 40 classics, uniquely arranged nuggets such as “Paperback Writer”, “Baby You’re a Rich Man”, “I Am the Walrus”, “The Word” and “I’ve Just Seen A Face”, 60’s classic remakes like The Easybeats 1966 garage rock hit “Friday On My Mind” featuring, on the album “3”, Peter Noone of Herman Hermit’s fame on lead vocals plus 4 albums worth of brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals, like “Little Elvis”, “In the Moment” and “3” the title track from their 2020 album chosen the #1 Coolest Song in the World for the year 2020 on Sirius/XM’s Little Steven’s Underground Garage. THE WEEKLINGS bring their music to life through their extraordinary energy and musicianship, exceptional vocals, and charming stage presence.
You can hear THE WEEKLINGS on Sirius XM’s The Beatles Channel, The Loft and Little Steven’s Underground Garage, where they have scored 6 “Coolest Song in the World” designations including 4 Top Ten Coolest Songs of The Year in 2016, 2018, 2019 and the #1 “3” in 2020, over 70 Radio Indie Alliance stations around the world as well as terrestrial radio including 90.5 The Night, WBJBFM, 107.1 The Boss, the nationally syndicated Joe Johnson’s Beatles Brunch Club syndicated on 70 stations, Andre Gardner’s Breakfast with The Beatles (WMGK 102.9FM – Philadelphia), Rich Russo’s syndicated “anything, anything” show and Helen Leicht’s (WXPN 88.5FM – Philadelphia) Breakfast with The Beatles and many other terrestrial and Internet stations in America and around the world.
THE WEEKLINGS have been featured at premier Beatles festival events like The Fest for Beatles Fans in Jersey City, NJ and Chicago, IL. and Abbey Road on The River in Jefferson, IN. They play numerous clubs and theaters including the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Pollak Theatre, Monmouth University, The Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, the New Hope Winery, The City Wineries in NYC, Washington DC, Boston and Philadelphia, the Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, the Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe, Steel Stacks, Bethlehem, The Bull Run, Shirley, City Winery’s in NYC, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, Mcloones Supper Club, Asbury Park, Hard Rock Cafe, Atlantic City, Outpost in the Burbs, Montclair, the Grunin Center, Toms River, The Sands, Bethlehem, Daryls House, Pauling, Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, Towne Crier, Beacon,NY, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville, The Space at Westbury,Long Island, The Cutting Room, NYC, The State Theatre, New Brunswick, Penn Community Bank Amphitheater, Bensalem, Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, The World Cafe, Philadelphia and many other club, theaters and outdoor venues.
THE WEEKLINGS are GLEN BURTNIK aka “LEFTY WEEKLING” (bass/vocals), BOB BURGER aka “ZEEK WEEKLING” (rhythm guitar/vocals), JOHN MERJAVE aka “ROCKY WEEKLING” (lead guitar/vocals) and JOE BELLIA aka “SMOKESTACK WEEKLING” (drums/vocals).
- GLEN BURTNIK (LEFTY WEEKLING) – singer, songwriter, bassist 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 (ZEEK WEEKLING) – singer, guitarist and gold record songwriter whose credits include Styx, Donnie Iris, HBO pictures, Kasim Sulton and others. He’s long performed 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 (ROCKY WEEKLING) – lead guitarist and long standing member of “The Fest for Beatles Fans” house band Liverpool, and other national shows, having performed with Billy Preston, Donovan, and Denny Laine, among others.
- JOE BELLIA (SMOKESTACK WEEKLING) – drums…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.