The Symbols

The Symbols are a rock/soul/blues/funk trio from Fort Collins, Colorado. Founded in 2011 by vocalist/bass-player Mer Sal and guitarist Jasco (Blinddog Smokin').  

The Symbols write, record, and perform songs that have inspired movie soundtracks, public service announcements, and commercial advertisements. Many of the band's songs sound like something you might hear on the modern radio, but with vintage analog tones. The Symbols feel an intellectual and spiritual influence from modern day Jeff Beck, and Amy Winehouse's short lived but brilliant career. Critics have referred to the sound made by The Symbols as "rocking and danceable," yet at the same time "chill and zen." The crooning, jazzing vocals and guitar string-bending/whammy bar manipulations coming out of this band can be heard nowhere else.

 

News

November 16, 2018
The Symbols' new album "Catching Fire" is released!
We feel it's our best recording yet, check it out HERE.  
Also, read our first review of "Catching Fire",  by music writer for The Colorado Playlist, Goat.  


”Catching Fire” sets the standard against which all other female fronted Americana blues oriented recordings will be measured in the coming year in Colorado."
-Goat, The Colorado Playlist

The Symbols' core members Mer Sal and Jasco performing as Stompit - a 2-person version of their band The Symbols, at Fortoberfest, 2018.  
Photo credit: The Coloradoan

The Symbols' core members Mer Sal and Jasco performing as Stompit - a 2-person version of their band The Symbols, at Fortoberfest, 2018.
Photo credit: The Coloradoan

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"Shake It" was recorded with special guest drummer Alvino Bennett, who also produced this track.
Alvino has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, L.T.D., Robin Trower, and many others.