The Weeklings, whose music captures the spirit and sound of the Beatles through both original songs and covers of familiar and rare Beatles-related music, will release their first Christmas single, “Revolution Wonderland,” on Nov. 3 as a digital download only. You can see their official video of the song on this page. The tune is a charming mash-up of The Beatles song “Revolution” with guitar riffs from the song plus a few “shooby doo wops” from the TV video version with music from the holiday chestnut “Winter Wonderland” folded into the song.
The group, which consists of Lefty Weekling (Glen Burtnik) on bass guitar and vocals, Zeek Weekling (Bob Burger) on rhythm guitar and vocals, Rocky Weekling (John Merjave) on lead guitar and vocals and Smokestack Weekling (Joe Bellia) on drums, have released three albums. Two of them, “The Weeklings” and “Studio 2,” available on Amazon. A third, titled “Live at Daryl's Club, Vol. 1,” is available only on their website. The group has also released several digital singles, most recently a version of the Beatles' “Paperback Writer” with an ending that incorporates the Monkees' hit “Pleasant Valley Sunday.”
The group will be playing gigs in West Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through the months of November and December, according to the schedule listed on their website. Among the shows scheduled for the group are two Glen Burtnik (Lefty Weekling) Christmas shows on Dec. 9 at New Jersey State Theatre and on Dec. 23 at New Hope Winery in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Tickets are available for those and others shows through their website.