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.

 

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News

May/June 2018 News

Thanks to The New Scene Magazine of Northern Colorado for their write-up about our upcoming music festival I SLEPT WITH THE BAND over Labor Day Weekend, as well as the mention of our upcoming fundraiser this June 10th at Mishawaka Ampitheater for the Poudre Canyon Volunteer Firefighters.  

Last month (May) we had the honor of opening directly for Tommy Castro and the Pain Killers at the Brighton Blues Blast.  Thanks to the Brighton Arts Council for having The Symbols back for a second year! 
Tommy Castro was highly complimentary of our sound and encouraged us.  Thanks, Tommy.  

The Symbols are playing a record breaking 20 shows this June, so be sure to make it out to one.  www.thesymbols.net/events 

 

New Album - Only Available at Shows:

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The Symbols Recommend

The Symbols endorse Curt Mangan.  
Use promo code: Symbols20 for 20% off your Curt Mangan strings!

The Symbols endorse Curt Mangan.
Use promo code: Symbols20 for 20% off your Curt Mangan strings!

The Symbols endorse Fishman Pickups.  
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The Symbols endorse Fishman Pickups.
Ask what kind of deal they can give you.

R.I.P., John Catt! You are missed!

R.I.P., John Catt! You are missed!

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"Shake It" was recorded just before Don joined the band, featuring 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.

Available for download and ordering

Available for download and ordering

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UPCOMING SHOWS!

Jul21

Blues and BBQ for Better Housing

Citizens' Park, 24th Avenue, Edgewater, CO

The Symbols kick off the festival this year with another amazing all Blues lineup! We are raising money for Habitat for Humanity, so don't miss another stellar performance at Blues and BBQ for Better Housing from The Symbols!

Touch Tunes!

The Symbols' album SMILE has been added to the Touch Tunes library! If you own a bar, be sure to list us in the recommends!

The Symbols' album SMILE has been added to the Touch Tunes library! If you own a bar, be sure to list us in the recommends!

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