You can get The Weeklings to play a concert at your house, or eat dinner with them, or join them onstage, if you donate enough money to their new GoFundMe crowdsourcing campaign. (Less expensive items are available, too, including T-shirts, signed CDs and posters, and so on). The Beatles-inspired band has booked time at Abbey Road Studios in London, where The Beatles themselves famously recorded, on June 8-9, and is trying to raise $20,000 to fund the trip.
As they did on their self-titled debut album, released last year, the band will record a combination of obscure Beatles songs and Beatles-inspired originals.
Regarding the covers, Zeek Weekling (Bob Burger) said in a promotional video included on the GoFundMe site (see below), “We’ve got some songs that Lennon and McCartney wrote that are really, really deep, rare cuts, that are from very early demos, rehearsal sessions.”
“We’re pretty sure that no one has ever recorded these songs,” said Lefty Weekling (Glen Burtnik). “We haven’t been able to find any recordings other than The Beatles themselves working out the writing of them. So, I feel like we’re completing the mission by recording these songs of theirs in the room that they recorded their music in, as a quartet.
“I can’t imagine recording those songs anywhere else,” said Zeek. “Plus we’ve got a whole bunch of new songs of our own. Really cool, rocking songs, stomping songs. And the large room at Abbey Road, Studio Two, is going to be part of that sound.”
For information, visit gofundme.com/theweeklings-abbey.