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Apres Ski in Crested Butte

Doctor Robert played Beatles music to a packed house at Butte 66 on Saturday. This was the best show and the most fun we’ve had playing apres ski at Crested Butte Mountain Resort. Thanks to all the visitors and locals who came out in masses for our first hometown performance in five months. This show brought out several rare songs, both for Doctor Robert and The Beatles, such as “Old Brown Shoe,” “Piggies,” “Think for Yourself,” “The Word,” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” just to name a few. Here are some recordings from the afternoon:

You Can’t Do That
Think For Yourself — The Word
Tell Me Why
Rocky Raccoon
Piggies
The Night Before
Old Brown Shoe
Lady Madonna
Come Together
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Back in the USSR — I’ve Got a Feeling
It Won’t Be Long
If I Needed Someone — Run For Your Life
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Glass Onion — Ob La Di Ob La Da
Get Back
Day Tripper

Doctor Robert will be performing New Year’s Eve at The Mount Princeton Hot Springs, with Beatles music staring at 9:00. We look forward to a great end to 2012 and another exciting year in 2013. Cheers to everyone that has come out to see Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte, Colorado.

Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute

Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute from Crested Butte, Colorado, has been off for a few weeks due to a family emergency. We look forward to bringing our modern version of Beatles covers to The Ritz Grill in Colorado Springs on Friday, August 24th at 8:30. We appreciate everyone’s support around Colorado over the past two years, and love to see familiar faces. We called ourselves Doctor Robert, which is track #11 on Revolver. Some people call us Dr. Robert, some call us Doctor Roberts, some call us Dr. Roberts, some call us DocRob. We think of it as a tribute band from Crested Butte, CO, but some call us a Beatles cover band. We’re just happy that so many call us any of the above, so keep the nicknames coming.

Here’s a few videos from August 3rd at a private party in Aspen. These songs rarely make an appearance in Doctor Robert’s live performances but are just as fun to perform as the rest.

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Crested Butte Country Club

Last night Doctor Robert played possibly the quietest set in our 20 months as a Beatles Tribute. Friday night is Grill Night at Crested Butte Country Club, and we had a great time playing for folks of all ages. The kids were especially into it. We got to play several songs that rarely make a live Doctor Robert appearance, and the relaxed atmosphere made for a great setting to play good Beatles music. Here’s a few clips from the show:

Norwegian Wood
I’m Looking Through You
Girl
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
I’ve Just Seen a Face
All Together Now
I’m Only Sleeping
Eight Days a Week
Fixing a Hole
I Should Have Known Better
If I Needed Someone
It Won’t Be Long –> Dear Prudence
Strawberry Fields Forever –> Hey Bulldog
Eleanor Rigby

Thanks again to everyone that continues to dance, sing, and enjoy Doctor Robert. Our next shows are July 19 in Salida’s Riverside Park from 6-8, July 20 at Buena Vista’s State Highway Theater starting at 8:00, and July 21 we’ll play The Red Lady Stage at Mt. Crested Butte’s base area from 2-4.

We’ll see you at the next one…
Casey, Karen, Ben, Kevin

Here, There, and Everywhere

What a great month it has been for Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute from Crested Butte. We’ve had some amazing shows at a few regular stops, a few new places, and two great private parties since Memorial Day Weekend.

We started on June 8th at Aspen Glen Golf Club in Carbondale, playing Valley View Hospital’s “Longevity” Party. Thanks to Al for the connection, and Cindi and her amazing crew of party planners. These hard-working party planners went all-out, creating a back-in-time atmosphere. There was a giant yellow submaring photo cutout, tie-dyes everywhere, great photos of The Beatles themselves, British flags, Lennon glasses, just to name a few fun things. We had a blast and can’t wait for another one like this.

June 10th brought us back to Gunnison’s Legion Park for The Sunday’s @ 6 series. Last year we got rained on, so this year’s sunny weather was very welcome. Hundreds of people in the park enjoyed the evening with Doctor Robert and our version of a Beatles Tribute. Folks in Gunnison have been great supporters of The Doctor, so thanks for another great performance.

June 16th found us back in Buena Vista for our fifth show at State Highway Theater. This is the first venue out of the Gunnison Valley where we really felt like people enjoyed our music. Folks here have a good time and aren’t afraid to get out on the dance floor. They have one of the finest venues anywhere, with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and video equipment. They’ve slowly been remodeling and making the room bigger and better, so don’t miss a show here if you have the chance.

June 29th brought us back to Evergreen, but this time to the Wood Cellar on the north end of town hear Bergen Park. We had a lot of people come out specifically to see Doctor Robert play The Beatles, and plenty of folks stayed all night once we got started. One woman even convinced her group of 10 to stay after she saw us in our suits before the show (she even admitted later that they had planned to go to Little Bear, and when we were setting up in our “civilian” clothes, tie-dyes, etc. that she wasn’t impressed). We had a great time at Wood Cellar, thanks to Tabor for having us and thanks to everyone who came out for a Beatles fix.

We’d like to send a special congratulation and a huge “THANK YOU” to Laurie and Colin, who got married June 30th and had us play their cocktail hour and reception at Denver Museum of Nature and Science. What an amazing couple, with great friends and family in town from all over to celebrate in Denver. It started with Kevin playing some acoustic guitar during the ceremony in City Park. After the beautiful ceremony, we all made our way to the Sky Terrace on the roof of the museum for cocktail hour. Doctor Robert entertained the party with mostly non-Beatles acoustic music, from David Grisman to Bob Marley to Grateful Dead to Miles Davis. What a great view from the rooftop, looking west across City Park at the Denver skyline and beyond to the mountains. After dinner and some great toasts from friends and family, we got started with the Beatles set inside the second floor atrium. “Love Me Do” was a great first dance for Laurie and Colin, and “In My Life” may have been the perfect song for dances with their parents. Once we all got through the first dances, it was time for the entire room to dance and sing along with just about every song we played. The last song of the night was “Hey Jude,” and what a way to end it. The entire room formed a circle around the bride and groom, then their was the circle of “high-fives,” then the room started to do the “blossom” around Laurie and Colin. Hard to put into words, we were very honored to be part of one of the coolest weddings ever.

July 4th is one of the finest holidays to be in Crested Butte. We pride ourselves in a unique, small-town celebration and parade that brings thousands of visitors to our little downtown every year. This was our second straight year of playing the main stage at 3rd and Elk Avenue, and what a great show it was. Despite rain in the middle of our set, people stayed out in the street getting soaked just to watch, sing, and dance to Doctor Robert’s Beatles Tribute. This was our first true downpour during an outdoor show, and it was a lot of fun (after we buttoned up the stage and gear a little). We are always amazed at the young fans’ enthusiasm. Several kids were singing every word of every song, and one boy even knew all the answers to our trivia questions. That’s one of many reasons we love to play this music, it really has an impact on people of all ages.

Thanks again to everyone that has enjoyed Doctor Robert this past month! We have a lot of great shows coming up this summer and fall, and we’ll be adding more as we book them, so keep an eye on our events page at http://doctorroberttribute.com/shows/. We’ll see you at the next one…

Kevin, Karen, Ben, Casey
Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute

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