The Black Nugget in Carbondale is one of our favorite venues, and one of the only “bar time” shows that we play these days. We’ve now played five shows at The Black Nugget, and every time gets better. Our latest one was for Carbondale’s “First Fridays,” a community-wide celebration on the first Friday of every month. We couldn’t have asked for a better turnout, and the enthusiasm and energy was rather high on this night. The loose vibe rubbed off on Doctor Robert, as we extended and explored many new places. Here are some “jam” highlights from the show.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Paperback Writer (rare extended outro)
The Word (ten minute version)
Come Together –>
Doctor Robert, The Colorado Beatles Tribute band, played two very memorable shows to close out an unbelievable July. We performed our third year at Salida’s “Thursdays @ 6” series at Riverside Amphitheater on Thursday, July 24th. Though it was a rainy evening, we still managed to play a full show to a group of die-hard Beatles fans. Thanks to everyone for sticking it out with us, and for your patience while we scrambled to stay dry.
The next night brought us back to one of our favorite small taverns, The Black Nugget in Carbondale. This was our third time playing the Black Nugget as a full band, and it only gets better every time. This may have been the longest show we’ve played, with two marathon sets including over 60 songs played! We even covered Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” during our version of “Helter Skelter.” Here are a handful of recordings from the show:
Helter Skelter –> Breathe –> Helter Skelter
Strawberry Fields Forever
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)
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.
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…
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:
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.
The Doctor Robert Beatles tribute band made it’s way to Carbondale last Saturday night to play the new and improved Black Nugget, this time without Karen. The Trio had a great time playing about 60 songs in about 3 1/2 hours, and had some fun breaking out some random Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Cream songs. By the end, we covered “Sweet Leaf” and “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath, “Gallow’s Pole” by Led Zeppelin, and “Crossroads” by Cream. Thanks to the Roaring Fork High School class of 2003 for coming to The Black Nugget for the after party, and for everyone else that came and made for a packed house full of Beatles fans. We can’t wait to make it back to Carbondale for the full Doctor Robert experience. Here are some recordings from the night:
I Am The Walrus –> Sweet Leaf –> I Am The Walrus
Day Tripper (ending) –> Helter Skelter –> War Pigs –> A Day in the Life (Casey on vocals)
Back in the USSR –> Dear Prudence (Kevin on vocals)
Come Together –> Twist and Shout
Rain (Kevin on vocals) –> Good Day Sunshine
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Wait –> Get Back
Strawberry Fields Forever
I’m So Tired