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 pack a punch with touring clinician drummer Don Stahl (Joey Dee and the Starliters, Damon Fowler).
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.
February 15th, 2018
2018 is starting out excitingly!
In January, The Symbols represented the Mile High Blues Society in Memphis, TN for the 34th International Blues Challenge, scoring into the semi-finals.
This month, Bass Musician Magazine published an interview with bassist/vocalist Mer Sal of The Symbols.
The summer is getting booked up, between festivals, favorite Colorado venues, and trips to surrounding states. Be sure to check out The Symbols' schedule at the events page.
On Sunday the 18th February, The Symbols will be filming a live show for television on Denver LOFT Sessions. The studio can comfortably seat 20 audience members, and there is no admission fee for Sunday. If you are interested and you're in Denver, you might check that out.
In other exciting news, The Symbols are promoting two shows in March at theaters in the front range of the Rocky Mountains.
March 9th - Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind at The Rialto Theater, Loveland, CO (The Symbols open).
March 16th - Women Rock the Night 2 - Wendy Woo, The Symbols, Elise Wunder, Emma Marie - at The Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater, Fort Collins, CO.
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Tracksuit Wedding - now here’s a band that’s as comfortable and confident playing big local rooms as it is playing in national festival lineups. As Denver’s premier vintage soulful rock powerhouse, Tracksuit Wedding makes both look easy. Tracksuit Wedding is the brainchild of keyboardist Libby Anschutz and lead singer Ali Frankfurt. Conceived in 2013, the band brings together seasoned players from all over the Denver scene, celebrating the universal truth that a band’s primary objective is to get a groove going.
Read Mer Sal and Jasco in Blues Blast Magazine!&nbsp;
Read Scene Magazine's album review - SYMBOLIZED<br>http://scenenoco.com/2017/01/01/the-symbols-symbolized/
The Symbols in Westword Magazine of Denver, CO
Bandwagon Magazine's review of&nbsp;SYMBOLIZED!<br>http://www.bandwagmag.com/2016/11/album-review-symbols-symbolize/
The Symbols - daily feature in Bandwidth Daily!
Bandwagon's review of "SMILE" by The Symbols!<br>http://www.bandwagmag.com/2016/02/thesymbols/
Scene Magazine's review of SMILE!<br>http://scenenoco.com/2015/09/30/the-symbols-smile/
The Symbols - featured in blog Cover Lay Down<br>http://coverlaydown.com/