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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.

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

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

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 (www.xavierfane.com), 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:
Something

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

Doctor Robert, Colorado Beatles Tribute

Doctor Robert performed for the second time this winter at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, to a packed house at Butte 66. Every show seems to get better for us at this base area venue, and we want to thank all the locals and visitors for making it such a great day of Beatles music. This may have broken the record for number of dancers in ski/snowboard boots, as the enthusiasm was quite high last Saturday. As usual, we played a setlist that mixed crowd favorites with rare “deep” tracks. Here are a handful of recordings from the show:

While My Guitar Gently Weeps –> Hey Bulldog –> Get Back –> Back in the USSR –> Dear Prudence
Act Naturally
And Your Bird Can Sing
All Together Now
I Am The Walrus
Here Comes The Sun
Let It Be
I’m Looking Through You
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Help!
Eleanor Rigby
Drive My Car
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
Think For Yourself –> The Word
Ballad of John and Yoko
Doctor Robert –> Good Day Sunshine
Come Together
She Loves You
Rain
All My Loving
Paperback Writer
Nowhere Man