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Doctor Robert’s Kickstarter Campaign

We’re proud to announce the launching of our Kickstarter Campaign to purchase a band vehicle. You can check out our project and all the rewards associated with each donation level at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/710761623/help-doctor-robert-the-beatles-tribute-buy-a-band.

We’ve been using personal vehicles to pull our trailer full of gear for over four years, and the road is taking its toll. We make enough money to cover expenses, but don’t make enough to put away into savings for a large purchase such as this. That’s why we’re asking for family, friends, and fan support through Kickstarter. Any amount helps, as we don’t get a penny if we don’t reach our goal of $16,500.

We really appreciate your time and consideration, as we’re dedicated to keeping this music and the Doctor Robert project on the road.

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

USA Pro Challenge 2014

Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute, was very fortunate to be invited to perform at two finishes of the 2014 Pro Challenge road bike race. The first performance was after Stage 2 in Mt. Crested Butte, the second was after Stage 3 at Monarch Mountain. Thanks to both LOC’s for having us, we’re honored to be part of the biggest cycling event in the U.S.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, Dickens Opera House

Summer has officially begun… Doctor Robert performed at the kickoff party for Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s “Music on the Mountain” series for the second straight year, which means the Colorado outdoor summer music season has started. Thanks to everyone that braved the rain and wind to enjoy some Beatles music with Doctor Robert. This year 1,079 cans were dontated, quite a bit more than the 866 cans from last year’s kickoff party.

Our second night of music brought us to Dickens Opera House in Longmont for our first show at this amazing venue. The stage, sound, staff, and energy in the room are unparalleled, and we can’t wait to return to Dickens this fall/winter. Check out some recordings from the night here:

Come Together –> Revolution:

Ob La Di Ob La Da

Back in the USSR:

Something:

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.

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:

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…

Swallow Hill Music, Nissi’s, Quixote’s True Blue

Doctor Robert made it’s way to Colorado’s front range for three different and fun shows. We started the trip with an intimate show at Swallow Hill Music in the Swallow Hill Cafe (http://swallowhillmusic.org/). Blizzard conditions and the first really cold weather of the winter didn’t stop Beatles fans from coming out to the show, thanks to everyone who braved the elements. We weren’t able to recorder this show, but here’s a breakdown of the music:

Set I: Girl, All Together Now, Norwegian Wood, I’ve Just Seen a Face, I Feel Fine, Drive My Car, Hello Goodbye, Please Please Me, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Something, Back in the USSR –> Dear Prudence, Glass Onion –> Ob La Di Ob La Da, Can’t Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, Ballad of John and Yoko, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Set II: Two of Us, Here Comes the Sun, What Goes On, Ticket to Ride, It Won’t Be Long, I Should Have Known Better, Hard Day’s Night –> All My Loving, Get Back, A Day in the Life

Notes: Set I: 18 songs/60 minutes, Set II: 10 songs/40 minutes.
Sound Check: I’ve Just Seen a Face, Lady Madonna

The next night we made our way to Lafeyette to play Nissi’s Bistro (www.Nissis.com), an amazing “Supper Club” type venue with great food, great sound, and a very enthusiastic crowd. The night was sold out, billed as a “Flashback to the 60’s” with Doctor Robert starting the show with 90 minutes of Beatles music, followed by Doors Tribute, The Strange Parade. If you get the chance to see The Strange Parade, take advantage of the opportunity. They are spot-on with the sound and put on a great show. Again, there was no recording from this show, but here’s what was played:

You Can’t Do That, Drive My Car, Lady Madonna, Hello Goodbye, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, The Night Before, Back in the USSR –> Dear Prudence, It Won’t Be Long, Mean Mr. Mustard –> Polythene Pam –> She Came in Through The Bathroom Window, Ballad of John and Yoko, While My Guitar Gently Weeps –> Ob La Di Ob La Da, A Hard Day’s Night –> Come Together, Hey Bulldog, Revolution, Get Back, One After 909, A Day in the Life, With a Little Help From My Friends, When I’m 64

Notes: 24 songs/90 minutes
Sound Check: Girl, I Want to Tell You, Paperback Writer
Opening band for The Strange Parade (Doors tribute)

The third and final night of our mini-tour brought us back to Quixote’s True Blue (www.Quixotes.com) for another unforgettable show at this classic Denver music venue. With posters of Jerry Garcia covering just about every square inch of the venue, how could a band not feel inspired to stretch out the music, giving some songs a little space to breathe. Last time we played Quixote’s, we were met by a wise man named Rex. This kind man came into our lives to point us in the direction of the jam. We weren’t quite prepared the first time around, but this time we were ready to impress Rex. Would he be there this time? No. We decided that his work was already finished with Doctor Robert, and that he was off at another venue, pointing another band toward the light. As it turned out, we did find some really fun musical spaces and stretched out the transitions like the best of the jambands. Here are some highlights from this unique show:

Strawberry Fields Forever –> I Am The Walrus

Birthday –> Back in the USSR

A Hard Day’s Night –> Come Together –> Helter Skelter –> Get Back

Rain –> Paperback Writer

Jazz intro –> One After 909

You Never Give Me Your Money (First time played)

Oh! Darling (first time played)

Happiness is a Warm Gun

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Baby You’re a Rich Man

A Day in the Life

I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

I’m Only Sleeping

Wild Honey Pie

I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party

All Together Now

And here’s the entire set list:

Set I: If I Needed Someone, Glass Onion (extended outro), Ballad of John and Yoko, Ticket to Ride, Taxman, One After 909 (extended solo), And Your Bird Can Sing, Strawberry Fields Forever (Scarlet Begonias tease) –> I Am The Walrus (extended outro), Oh! Darling*, Two of Us, All Together Now, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Set II: Wild Honey Pie**, I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party**, Why Don’t We Do It In The Road**, Michelle***, Day Tripper, It Won’t Be Long, Money, You Never Give Me Your Money*, Birthday (extended outro) –> Back in the USSR, Please Please Me, Baby You’re a Rich Man (Blue Sky tease), I’m Only Sleeping, I’ve Just Seen a Face, In My Life, Here Comes the Sun, Rain –> Paperback Writer, Love Me Do, Act Naturally, Mean Mr. Mustard –> Polythene Pam –> She Came in Through the Bathroom Window, Rocky Raccoon, A Hard Day’s Night –> Come Together –> Helter Skelter (Se A Cabo tease) –> Get Back, Think For Yourself –> The Word, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Happiness is a Warm Gun

Encore: A Day in the Life

Notes: Set I: 13 songs/60 minutes, Set II: 32 songs/150 minutes, Encore: 1 song/5 minutes.
*First Time Played
**Kevin on Acoustic Guitar, Karen on Bass
***Kevin on Acoustic Guitar, Casey on Bass, Karen on Mandolin
Sound Check: Girl, I Want to Tell You

KAFM Grand Junction Radio Room

Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute played three shows over the last two weekends of October, starting on October 17th at KAFM Grand Junction’s Radio Room. Thanks to KAFM for having The Doctor kick off their week of fundraising with a Beatles show, and thanks to all the enthusiastic fans that came out for the show. This was our first public performance in Grand Junction. We were scheduled to play two 45-minute sets, and ended up playing about double that amount, as requests kept coming in and no one was leaving the Radio Room. We look forward to returning to Grand Junction and KAFM Radio Room sometime in 2014.

The next night we played a local show in Gunnison for the Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and People’s Choice Awards. About 1700 people voted for 55 different “Best of…” awards, and Doctor Robert was voted “Best local band” in 2013. Thanks to everyone that voted for us, we know there are a lot of Doctor Robert fans in Gunnison and really appreciate the honor. Here’s the official photo after we accepted the award:
Doctor Robert

The following weekend we played at The Eagles Club of Glenwood Springs. The Eagles have an amazing venue with great sound, and the staff and members are as nice as can be. Thanks to all the fans that came out to enjoy a night with Doctor Robert, we enjoyed playing and are always happy to see some regular fans in attendance.

Our next shows are in the front range the weekend just before Thanksgiving. On 11/21, we’ll be playing our first show at Swallow Hill Music at 7:30 in the Swallow Hill Cafe. Check https://swallowhillmusic.org/concerts/buyTickets.cfm?id=1490 for more information about this intimate show in Denver.

11/22 brings us to Nissi’s Bistro for our first performance at this amazing venue in Lafeyette. We open for Doors Tribute Band, The Strange Parade, and our 90-minute set starts at 7:30. Check out http://www.nissis.com for information.

11/23 we return to the classic jamband venue, Quixote’s True Blue. This show will be a full two-set show, with some extra jams making their way into the show. Can’t play Quixote’s without taking a few songs deep into unknown spaces.

Check out http://www.DoctorRobertTribute.com for information our November shows as well as our exciting December holiday shows at The Black Nugget in Carbondale, Barkley Ballroom in Frisco, and Agave in Avon. Hope to see you sometime before 2014.

Paonia Mountain Harvest Festival

Doctor Robert, The Beatles tribute band from Crested Butte, Colorado, got back to playing live after a six-week break at Paonia’s Mountain Harvest Festival last weekend. What an amazing weekend of music, dancing, food, arts and crafts, and sunshine. After snowing and raining all week, the weather cleared up just in time for our performance on Saturday. Just like the sun, folks of all ages came out to Paonia’s town park to enjoy some Beatles music. Thanks to Margot and Mark for organizing such an amazing event, to Joe for putting together the great music lineup that filled the weekend, and to Rob for making our sound fill the park.

Here are some recordings from the afternoon at Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia:

With a Little Help From My Friends

A Day in the Life –> Good Day Sunshine

Get Back

If I Needed Someone –> Run For Your Life

Hey Bulldog

Come Together

Paperback Writer

Boulder Beer, Ute Theatre in Saguache

Doctor Robert brought it’s unique Beatles tribute to Boulder Beer and The Ute Theatre in Saguache last week, playing two different, fun shows for a mix of new fans and many that have seen us several times. Recordings from both shows can be found below.

Boulder Beer makes for a casual, laid-back atmosphere to play Beatles music, and is always a good time for Doctor Robert. The rains delayed our start time, but it cleared out early enough for our full two-set show. Thanks to everyone that made the performance in Boulder, we look forward to getting back as soon as we can. Here are several recordings from the show at Boulder Beer Company:

Here Comes the Sun

Good Day Sunshine

Mean Mr. Mustard trilogy

I’m Only Sleeping

Eleanor Rigby

One After 909

Michelle

I Will

You Won’t See Me

Dear Prudence

It Won’t Be Long

I’m a Loser

If I Needed Someone

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party

Glass Onion

Getting Better

Doctor Robert

The Ute Theatre is an amazing little venue in the amazing little town of Saguache, Colorado. Every time we’ve played a show in the San Luis Valley, we’ve had the nicest people and some of the biggest Beatles fans turn out. This was no different, as we played over three hours of Beatles music for a very attentive and insprired audience. The energy was high at Ute Theatre, and we definitely felt the love from the crowd all night. We’re always inspired to perform at our best when we’re under the microscope like the show in Saguache, thanks to our many San Luis Valley fans that made the trip from Alamosa, Del Norte, Monte Vista, Crestone, and Saguache. Here are some recordings from the show at Ute Theatre:

Let it Be

Something

Come Together

Act Naturally

Yesterday

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The Night Before

Strawberry Fields Forever

Blackbird

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Our latest song, number 108 out of 210)
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I’ve Just Seen a Face

I Saw Her Standing There

Revolution –> Get Back

Please Please Me

Salida Thursdays @ 6, three20south Breckenridge, Boulder Beer Company

It’s getting better all the time…”

People frequently ask us if we get tired of playing Beatles music all the time. Our Doctor Robert Beatles tribute project is truly an amazing experience, and we love playing this music all around Colorado. Not only is their catalog diverse, but the instrumentation and vocals always provide a challenge for every show, especially since we play 40-50 songs for a typical performance. The reaction we get from fans of all ages also helps keep the good energy within us. Our recent shows at Riverside Amphitheater in Salida, three20south in Breckenridge, and Boulder Beer in Boulder were perfect examples of the band/audience feedback loop. The more the crowd gets into our show, the more inspired we play. Thanks to everyone for the support over the last weekend of June, we can’t wait to return to all three venues. All three shows were recorded, so scroll down to hear songs from the weekend.

Here are some recordings from June 27 at Riverside Amphitheater in Salida:
(Riverside 6 27 13) Yellow Submarine
(Riverside 6 27 13) When I’m Sixty Four
(Riverside 6 27 13) The Word
(Riverside 6 27 13) A Day in the Life
(Riverside 6 27 13) She Loves You
(Riverside 6 27 13) Ob La Di Ob La Da
(Riverside 6 27 13) I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
(Riverside 6 27 13) Girl
(Riverside 6 27 13) Ballad of John and Yoko
(Riverside 6 27 13) Act Naturally

Songs from June 28 at three20south in Breckenridge:
(three20south 6 28 13) Glass Onion — Ob La Di Ob La Da
(three20south 6 28 13) Got To Get You Into My Life — Baby You’re a Rich Man
(three20south 6 28 13) Helter Skelter — War Pigs
(three20south 6 28 13) I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
(three20south 6 28 13) It Won’t Be Long
(three20south 6 28 13) Let It Be
(three20south 6 28 13) You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
(three20south 6 28 13) You Won’t See Me
(three20south 6 28 13) You Can’t Do That
(three20south 6 28 13) While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(three20south 6 28 13) Paperback Writer — Twist and Shout
(three20south 6 28 13) Mean Mr. Mustard — Polythene Pam — She Came in Through the Bathroom Window

And Boulder Beer Company on June 29:
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) With a Little Help From My Friends
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) The Night Before
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Tell Me Why
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Something
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Revolution
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Paperback Writer
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Old Brown Shoe
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Nowhere Man
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) If I Need Someone — Run For Your Life
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) I Feel Fine
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) I Am The Walrus
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Here Comes the Sun
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Help!
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Happiness Is A Warm Gun
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Doctor Robert
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) Baby’s in Black
(Boulder Beer 6 29 13) And Your Bird Can Sing

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