Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020 ~ 7:00 PM
“THE WEEKLINGS (Jem Records recording artists) - America’s most unique celebration of the music and muse of THE BEATLES, features former members of Styx, the original Beatlemania on Broadway, Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes and BeatleFest house band Liverpool. The band performs and records explosive renditions of Beatles classics, uniquely arranged Beatles nuggets such as "Paperback Writer", "Baby You're a Rich Man", “I Am the Walrus”, 60’s classic remakes like The Easybeats 1966 garage rock hit “Friday On My Mind” featuring Peter Noone of Herman Hermit's fame on lead vocals plus brilliant Beatles-inspired power-pop originals, like “Little Elvis”, "In the Moment", one of the Top Ten most popular songs in 2018 on Sirius/XM's Little Steven's Underground Garage, and a great new Weeklings original composition, “3” the title track from their newly released album. THE WEEKLINGS bring THE BEATLES to life through their extraordinary musicianship, exceptional vocals,and charming stage presence. “They show their audiences what The Beatles were and what they might have been like today.” 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).
**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.
**You can hear The Weeklings on Sirius XM’s The Beatles Channel, The Loft and Little Steven’s Underground Garage, where they have scored a number of “Coolest Song in the World” designations including two Top Ten Coolest Songs of The Year in 2016 and 2018, 90.5 The Night, WBJBFM, 105.7 The Hawk as well as on terrestrial radio stations such as 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 internet and terrestrial stations around the world.
• Glen Burtnik - 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 - 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 - 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, Denny Laine among others.
• Joe Bellia - 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.