Music Scene: Doctor Robert, others
Ben Wright knows his band Doctor Robert is under a microscope.
As a Beatles tribute band, Doctor Robert’s members — Wright, Casey Falter, Kevin Reinert and Karen Janssen — are tasked with playing the music of one of the greatest, most famous bands of all time.
“Everyone knows the music,” Wright said. “Everybody knows every little lick and every little lyric.”
Still, Wright said, the appeal of being in a Beatles tribute band is that the music is universally adored.
“The Beatles changed the world,” Wright said. “It’s so fun.”
Crested Butte’s Doctor Robert will play the Radio Room, 1310 Ute Ave., during the KAFM Fund Drive Benefit Party on Thursday, Oct. 17.
The music starts at 7:30 p.m.
Cost is $10 for KAFM members and $15 for nonmembers. Call KAFM at 241-8801, ext. 223, for tickets or information about becoming a KAFM Community Radio member.
Every band member of Doctor Robert sings, and most play multiple instruments, so they aren’t trying to channel one particular Beatle.
“We aren’t trying to imitate The Beatles,” Wright said.
What Doctor Robert does is recreate is the energy and sound of The Beatles’ shows.
“The vocal harmonies are extremely complex,” Wright said. “The songwriting is some of the best there’s ever been.”