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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.

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 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 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 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


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


Come Together

Act Naturally


While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The Night Before

Strawberry Fields Forever


Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Our latest song, number 108 out of 210)
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

Black Nugget Carbondale

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

Main in Motion — Montrose

Doctor Robert had a great time opening the Main in Motion weekly series in Montrose, CO last Thursday. Montrose has plenty of Bealtes fans, and we enjoyed playing downtown with the streets closed to traffic. A beautiful evening brought out people of all ages, and we were fortunate to have a good crowd for our entire set. Hopefully we’ll make our way back to the area sometime this fall for more Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute. Here are some recordings from the evening:

You Can’t Do That
Yellow Submarine (with a little help from some local kids).
The Night Before
Act Naturally
Paperback Writer
All Together Now
Mean Mr. Mustard Trilogy
Lady Madonna

Glenwood Caverns, Quixote’s True Blue, Sunday’s @ 6 Gunnison

The last few weeks brought Doctor Robert to Glenwood Caverns Advenure Park’s “Music on the Mountain” series, Quixote’s True Blue in Denver, and Legion Park in Gunnison for our third year of “Sunday’s @ 6.” Thanks to everyone that came out to support Doctor Robert at all three amazing venues. It’s always great to see familiar faces at our shows. Here are a few recordings from Legion Park in Gunnison on June 2, 2013:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Good Day Sunshine

Ballad of John and Yoko


Old Brown Shoe –> Revolution

Mother Nature’s Son

When I’m Sixty Four

I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party

Ajax Tavern & Macky Auditorium

Last weekend was a whirlwind of amazing experiences for Doctor Robert, The Beatles Tribute. Friday, the Colorado spring weather held in Aspen and we were able to perform outside for a great apr├Ęs ski crowd at the Ajax Tavern. We’re always overwhelmed by the enthusiasm we receive from the good people in the Roaring Fork Valley. We were even invited to a home in Aspen to perform an acoustic set after our set at Ajax Tavern. Saturday, the band had an unforgettable 30 minute set playing at the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall on CU’s campus in Boulder, and shared the stage with members of Yonder Mountain String Band, The Head and the Heart, Rose Hill Drive, The Infamous Stringdusters, Hot Rize, West Water Outlaws and many others! We all decided this was undoubtedly the most amazing venue The Doctor has played since our formation in August, 2010. Sunday’s weather cancelled our 2nd show at the Ajax Tavern in Aspen, but we found a generous coffee shop that let us play an acoustic Beatle set to a wonderful audience. Thanks to everyone involved last weekend and to all of you live music supporters out there.

Here are several recordings from last Friday afternoon at Ajax Tavern, with a handful of photos below from our amazing Macky Auditorium experience.

Here Comes the Sun
Strawberry Fields Forever
Mean Mr. Mustard –> Polythene Pam –> She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
With a Little Help From My Friends
Twist and Shout
Act Naturally
Happiness is a Warm Gun
Paperback Writer
Old Brown Shoe
Let it Be
If I Needed Someone
Getting Better

Macky Outside

Macky Soundcheck 3

Macky Soundcheck 1

Macky Soundcheck 2



Crested Butte Nordic Center

Doctor Robert performed two sets of Beatles music for the Crested Butte Nordic Center’s end-of-season party last week at Montanya Rum Distillery. Playing music in the old Powerhouse building with The Still as our backdrop: the copper pot, lentil, condenser, and many other components that produce the amazing rum at Montanya’s. Thanks to the Crested Butte Nordic Center for having us! This party was a “thank you” to the 500 season pass holders, the 300 Grand Traverse atheletes, and the volunteers that make everything come together so smoothly each year. This was the 26th year for the Nordic Center, and the 16th annual Elk Mountains Grand Traverse.

Our dear friend and expert with a camera, Xavier Fane (, took some great photos of the evening, posted below. We also had local film crew, Two Plank Productions, taking some video of the show. Look for video footage in the coming weeks on our website. As always, we recorded the night of Beatles music. We played our first version of George Harrison’s “Something” from Abbey Road, as well as a tease of the ending to “You Never Give Me Your Money” also from Abbey Road. Check for the links below Xavier’s photos.

"It's Such a Feeling that My Love, I Can't Hide..."

"Get back, Jo Jo"

"Catch you with another man, that's the end, little girl"

"Still my guitar gently weeps..."

Montanya Rum Distillery

"Looking up, I noticed I was late..."

Montanya Rum Distillery

"Gonna try with a little help from my friends"

Montanya Rum Distillery

Montanya Rum Distillery

And here are two recordings from the night, both first time performed by Doctor Robert, The Colorado Beatles Tribute:

Birthday –> You Never Give Me Your Money (jam)