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Beep beep, beep beep, YEAH!  We love to play this music, and need a reliable vehicle to get us to the gig to share it with you all.
Beep beep, beep beep, YEAH! We love to play this music, and need a reliable vehicle to get us to the gig to share it with you all.
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Hello everybody!

We’re Doctor Robert, the Beatles Tribute, from Crested Butte, Colorado.  We’ve been learning and sharing and expanding upon the fine music of the Fab Four for the last four years, playing more than 200 shows in over 115 venues throughout Colorado and New Mexico.  The response has been overwhelmingly positive—it has united young and old, those who knew they loved the music and those who thought they didn’t, the left and the right, the shy and the outgoing, the dancers and singers.  We’re dedicated to sharing the joy of this music, but to keep it alive we need to travel.  And herein lies the issue: we need a new (to us!) vehicle to do so.

One thing we love about living in our small isolated Rocky Mountain town is that we don’t have to drive much while at home.  But the flipside is that to get anywhere else we need to cross many mountain passes (usually between 9,000 and 11,000 feet high), averaging 400-700 miles a weekend.  This has been tough on the family vehicles we’ve been using.  We need a reliable rig to get us to the gig—through the snow and wind and thin air of our home state and possibly beyond.  Will you help us?  We do not get a penny unless our goal is reached.  There’s all kinds of awesome rewards if you click the donate buttons to your right.  If you'd rather not receive anything but good karma that's grand too!  Know in any case you're playing a critical role in keeping this music and project alive.  We promise to keep pumping energy and life and ideas into some of the most creative and inspiring music ever written!

Never seen Doctor Robert live?  Here's a video mix of 19 songs in 10 minutes to give you an idea of what we're doing...

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 One last video to say thanks to our youngest fans for helping us out when we need it...

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Risks and challenges

We haven't bought the vehicle yet, and suppose that that could be a challenge, finding the perfect rig for our Colorado mountains. However, we've researched our options and feel confident that we can find what we need. We plan to kick in more of our own money if need be. We understand that the costs don't end with purchase; there's insurance, tires, registration, etc.

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    If none of our rewards tickle your fancy, a donation of any size would still be greatly appreciated. We don't get a penny unless our goal is reached. Thank you very much for your support.

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    Much gratitude and an autographed 4x6 postcard, an excellent addition to any refrigerator. This is included with any and all of the below premiums as well.

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    Two of our black diamond Doctor Robert stickers (that is, double black diamond...we live in a ski town after all!)

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    A song shout-out during a show of your choice. Birthday, anniversary…impress friends and family with something completely different!

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    A Doctor Robert koozie beverage holder...perfect for an outdoor summer show.

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    An autographed drumstick from our very own Ben “Gringo” Wright.

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    A first-edition Doctor Robert ball cap.

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    An autographed 8x10 photo of the band. Choose from almost any of the amazing photos on our website.

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    Always wanted to sing with a rock band? Come on up and sing a couple songs of your choice.

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    A personalized ‘videogram’. Special occasion? We’d love to sing a couple of your favorite songs and convey a personal message for you or a loved one.

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    Speaking of the perfect thing…how about our banner? It has graced many stages and accompanied us during hundreds of shows.

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    A custom-made paper-mache yellow submarine. Maybe you’ve seen ours…it doubles as a tip jar/piggybank. This most excellent and unique of items can swim most anywhere.

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    Really, it’s about the music….A 90-minute acoustic set within the Gunnison Valley.

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    A full show (up to three hours of music) within the Gunnison Valley.

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    A full show anywhere west of the Mississippi, as many songs as you want. Additional expenses such as travel and backline may be required.

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    A full show anywhere east of the Mississippi, as many songs as you want. Additional expenses such as travel and backline may be required.

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