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Wildwood Sounds in Del Norte

Doctor Robert can’t thank the good people of Del Norte and Wildwood Sounds enough for the amazing experience this past Saturday. We played 55 songs, over 200 minutes of music, and had the best time playing for an enthusiastic crowd. This was our fourth time playing Wildwood, and the place was standing-room only. We’re honored that so many of these fans have seen us every time we’ve been in Del Norte. Thanks to Stephen and Konnie for all the love we feel when we visit Wildwood Sounds. Stephen took video of the show, check out your favorites below.

Strawberry Fields Forever –> Get Back

You Never Give Me Your Money

Revolution

A Hard Day’s Night –> Mean Mr. Mustard –> Polythene Pam –> SCITTBW

Come Together

Something

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

When I’m Sixty Four

Oh! Darling

I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

Here Comes the Sun

I’m Only Sleeping

Getting Better –> Back in the USSR

I’ve Got a Feeling

Baby’s in Black

Yesterday

Doctor Robert Beatles Tribute Video Mix

Doctor Robert would like to thank Rob, Michelle, and Josh at Green Garage Productions in Montrose, CO for a great night of music at Turn of the Century. The sound and lighting were top-notch, the crew did a great job promoting, and everyone that came out to the show had a fantastic time. Rob and Michelle also took some good video of a few songs. Here’s a few videos from the night, the first is a mix of several songs, the second is most of “Come Together” with a jam that fades just before blending into “Get Back.”

Snowmass Club, three20south Breckenridge

Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute played the first shows on 2014 at The Snowmass Club and three20south this past weekend. Both shows were amazing, we can’t thank everyone enough for making our weekend so fun. This was our first visit to the Snowmass Club, and third show at three20south. Both shows had a much different age group, only proving that Beatles songs can inspire anyone to get into the music. We don’t have any recordings from the show in Snowmass, but here are some videos from Saturday night at three20south in Breckenridge:



Black Nugget, Barkley Ballroom, Agave, Last Chance

Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute, finished off 2013 in style with four shows in five nights leading up to New Year’s Eve. The Holiday Run included 70 different songs, with 179 songs played altogether, and over 11 hours of music.

We started out the Holiday Run with a packed house at The Black Nugget in Carbondale. This was our third show at The Black Nugget. Thanks to all the enthusiastic Beatles fans that had the Nug hopping all night, it was good to see so many familiar faces in the crowd. Unfortunately, we have no recording from this show.

Our next stop was in Frisco at Barkley Ballroom. Our first visit to Barkley brought out a good mix of locals and holiday visitors, and everyone had their best singing voices tuned up for the show. As it turned out, “1964: The Tribute” was also playing a show only 10 miles away, and several fans attended both shows. (A great article was in the Summit Daily News, you can read it here: http://www.summitdaily.com/news/9499366-113/beatles-tribute-band-doctor) Here are a few high-energy recordings from 12/28/13 at Frisco’s Barkley Ballroom:

A Hard Day’s Night –> Ob La Di Ob La Da



I Saw Her Standing There



I Want to Hold Your Hand



You Never Give Me Your Money



Hey Bulldog –> Get Back


Our third straight night of music was at Agave in Avon. Agave is one of the best rooms Doctor Robert has performed in. With the unique character of the room, the ideal layout for watching music, and the incredible sound system, it was easy to be inspired to play a good show. Thanks to all the fans that made it out on a Sunday night, we can’t wait to return to Agave. This was also a great show, with a couple getting engaged during a special request of “If I Fell” during the show. We were also able to sneak in some skiing at Loveland before the show, always a bonus on the road. Here are some recordings from our first show at Agave in Avon:

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds



I’ve Just Seen a Face



Mean Mr. Mustard –> Polythene Pam –> SCITTBW



Oh! Darling



One After 909



Revolution



Something



If I Fell



I Want You (She’s So Heavy)



Happiness is a Warm Gun



Getting Better



Doctor Robert



Come Together –> Birthday


New Year’s Eve brought us back to The Last Chance in Gunnison for our second show at The Chance. Thanks to Todd Bogart at Full Circle Productions for having us bring in 2014 at a local venue, we love playing in Gunnison and had a great show to finish off an amazing year for Doctor Robert. Our “psychedelic Beatles jam experience” was fun to put together, and we found some great improvisational spaces throughout the night. No recordings from this show, but there may be some video in the coming days, so stay tuned.

Happy 2014 to all the Doctor Robert and Beatles fans out there, hope to see you more in the coming year…

three20south and Tugboat

Doctor Robert performed its Colorado style Beatles tribute last weekend at three20south in Breckenridge and The Tugboat in Steamboat Springs. This was our first visit to each of these towns, and we loved playing both of these classic mountain town music venues. Both nights brought out a very enthusiastic crowd, full of Beatles fanatics of all generations. We appreciate everyone singing and dancing all night both nights, and can’t wait to return to both three20south and Tugboat.

We recorded some audio from both nights as usual, so here’s a handful of songs from three20south in Breckenridge. This was recorded on stage in front of Kevin’s monitor, so his vocals are a touch loud, but you get the idea:
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Taxman
Love Me Do
I’m Looking Through You
Hey Jude

And here’s a few from Tugboat, recorded above the soundboard in the audience:
Please Please Me
Strawberry Fields Forever — With a Little Help From My Friends
One After 909
I’m So Tired — I’ve Got a Feeling
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
Come Together — Money
All Together Now

San Luis Valley Brewing Company and Del Norte Holiday Party

This past weekend brought Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute, back for our third stop at The San Luis Valley Brewing Company, and our fourth visit to Del Norte, this time for the Rio Grande Savings and Loan Holiday party. We continue to be amazed by the enthusiasm and support we receive in The Valley. Thanks to everyone for coming out on two snowy nights to enjoy some Beatles music played by Doctor Robert from Crested Butte, Colorado.

Here are a bunch of audio clips from SLV Brewing Company, followed by some video from Saturday at The Windsor Hotel in Del Norte at the bottom:
Here Comes the Sun
Norwegian Wood
I’ve Just Seen a Face
In My Life
Girl
I’m Only Sleeping
No Where Man
Hello Goodbye
Ballad of John and Yoko
Come Together
A Day in the Life
The Night Before
You Can’t Do That
Act Naturally
It Won’t Be Long
Rain
Revolution Possibly the best scream yet, it even frightened some band members.
Rocky Raccoon
What Goes On
Ticket To Ride
With a Little Help From My Friends
Helter Skelter A nine-minute version, our longest song so far.

And videos from The Windsor Hotel in Del Norte:

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Gunnison Oktoberfest

Thanks to The Gunnison Bank and Trust for hosting the 21st annual Oktoberfest, a great community event in downtown Gunnison. The Pete Dunda Polka Band, which has played every Oktoberfest since it’s beginning, had a previous engagement and wasn’t able to perform this year. Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute band from Crested Butte, Colorado, was happy to fill the spot, playing over two hours of Beatles music for the festivities. Folks of all ages seemed to enjoy our version of Beatles music, and we sure had a great time playing on such a perfect fall afternoon.

Beatles music is difficult to perform if the voice is impaired, as every song is driven by heavy vocals. Despite a three-week bout with laryngitis, Karen was able to play her fourth show since her throat issues began.

We debuted two songs for Gunnison, finishing out the afternoon with “A Day in the Life” from 1967′s “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Here’s a recording of our version from that day:
A Day in the Life

Our second debut featured Mr. Ben Wright on his first lead vocals with Doctor Robert. After two years and 100 songs into this project, Ben came out strong with a stellar version of “Act Naturally” from 1965′s “Help!” album. Here’s our version:
Act Naturally

Dr. Robert also played a few songs that rarely make an appearance at our shows:
I’m a Loser
Bungalow Bill
All Together Now
Got to Get You Into My Life
Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey

We love acoustic Beatles too:
Blackbird
Here Comes the Sun
I’m Only Sleeping
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Love Me Do
Norwegian Wood
Two of Us
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away

And of course no Doctor Robert Beatles Tribute show is complete without some electrified rock n’ roll:
All My Loving
Baby You’re a Rich Man
Back in the USSR
Birthday
Can’t Buy Me Love
Day Tripper
Drive My Car
Get Back
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There
I Shoulda Known Better
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Money (That’s What I Want)
Penny Lane
Please Please Me
Revolution
She Loves You
Taxman
Tell Me Why
What Goes On
With a Little Help From My Friends

Doctor Robert at Crested Butte Festival of the Arts

Thanks a million to Xavier Fane for these amazing photos taken of Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute. These were taken on August 5th, 2012, at the 40th annual Crested Butte Festival of the Arts. We had a great time finishing out the weekend of live entertainment, the third in a row for Doctor Robert that weekend. Check out Xavier’s photos at http://www.xavierfane.com/.

Telluride, Lake City, Del Norte

Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte, Colorado, had it’s first three-night run since May this past weekend. Thanks to everyone that came out in Telluride, Lake City, and Del Norte to see some of their favorite Beatles music played by Dr. Robert. Though we were tested by some band members being “under the weather,” we rallied for three great shows and had a fun time despite the ailing voices. Not only were the shows a great time, but the road trip through southern Colorado was spectacular with all the aspen leaves changing to gold, red, and orange. What an amazing time of year to tour through the Colorado Rocky Mountains to play Beatles covers.

We started at the Telluride Conference Center on Thursday, playing an amazing room with some very enthusiastic dancers. We had our first “runner” who was making laps around the room, even sliding across the carpet with his socks on. Thanks to Tony with Cadence Hospitality for putting in all the effort for promoting this last-minute show. Thanks also to the event and wedding planners that made it out for the show, we’re lucky to be playing several Colorado weddings this year and next.

Friday night brought us back to Lake City to play our second show at The Depot Saloon. This night really proved that Lake City folks really don’t hold back, and love to have a good time. We played 55 songs from 8 to midnight, possibly the most songs we’ve played in any one night so far. Thanks to John at Depot Saloon for always being so accommodating, he’s a big part of this small town vibe and the packed house helped make us feel at home.

Saturday was our second show at Wildwood Sounds in Del Norte. Once again, a packed house brought great enthusiasm and appreciation for Doctor Robert’s Beatles Tribute. Stephen and Konnie sure have created a great little room in this small town for live music. As it turned out, this may have been the first time Wildwood had an entire room of dancers. It started with just a few early on, but by “I Saw Her Standing There” in our third set, the whole place was on their feet. Thanks again to everyone at Wildwood, we really appreciate the support.

Here’s a few video clips from Wildwood, sorry the camera angle got bumped and Ben on the drums isn’t very visible:

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Riverside Park, State Highway Theater, Epic Relay

Doctor Robert finished another three-night run through the mountains of Colorado this last weekend, bring more Beatles music to Salida, Buena Vista, and Mt Crested Butte. We started in Salida for Thursdays @ 6, playing Riverside Park’s amazing stage right next to the Arkansas River. A good-size crowd showed up and had a great time. We ended up playing an extra hour since it was so fun. This was the first time Doctor Robert set up the stage in a line, with Ben on drums to our right side instead of the traditional location being behind the band. This allowed us to see each other much better, and the audience was able to watch Ben a little easier as well. Taken from the book of Phish, Doctor Robert will be setting up this way anytime the stage is big enough. Here’s a few audio clips from the show:
A Hard Day’s Night –> Eight Days a Week
You Can’t Do That
Two of Us
Taxman
I Should Have Known Better
Revolution
Come Together
From Me To You –> Glass Onion –> Ob La Di Ob La Da
Strawberry Fields Forever –> Hey Bulldog

Friday night brought Doctor Robert back to State Highway Theater in Buena Vista, our seventh visit to the old Roadhouse. As always, we love playing this venue and it’s state-of-the-art sound system. Thanks to Dave and Leo for helping us out once again with the sound. We had a great crew of fans at this one, with folks from 8 years old to 78 years old dancing and singing along with music of The Beatles. We’re always amazed at how many regular fans we have in Buena Vista, so cheers to everyone that came out last weekend for another installment of Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte, Colorado. Here are a few video clips from the night:

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Saturday we traveled back to Crested Butte to play the finish of The Epic Relay, which was a running race that started Friday in Colorado Springs and ended Saturday in Mt. Crested Butte. This was the second annual Epic Relay, and what a huge improvement to the finish area and overall layout. Thanks to Laci at CBMR for having us again, and for making all the great changes from last year. Despite some rain, we played three hours on The Red Lady Stage at the base of Crested Butte Mountain Resort. It was fun to watch different people react in different ways to our version of these great Beatles songs. The best reaction we got Saturday (if not ever) was when a bride walked by to load the chairlift on her way to get married. We were already playing “Two of Us,” which is a great love song, then we dedicated “In My Life” to the bride-to-be, and said it was the best wedding song on the planet. As it turns out, the bride cried so much that she had to re-do her makeup before loading the lift. Pretty moving music for sure.

Our next public show is August 4th in Denver. We’ll be kicking off the entertainment for the first annual Big Denver BBQ Block Party, which is in Skyline Park in downtown on August 4th and 5th. Our performance will be Saturday from 1:30 to 2:45 and the entire event is free to enter. Food and drink cost extra, but the entertainment if free. Come see Doctor Robert perform Beatles music for the first time in Denver. Check their website at http://www.bigbbqblockparty.org/denver/music.php for more information about this huge event.

You can always check our shows page for a full schedule of our shows.

Thanks again to everyone for coming out to see Doctor Robert this past weekend, we look forward to our next round of shows and hope to see some familiar faces around the state. Until the next one…
Ben, Casey, Kevin, Karen

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