Monthly Archives: November 2013

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.