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

August 14th, 2018

The Symbols have played over 60 shows this summer season, and don't plan on stopping.  
This week, The Symbols hit the midwestern United States playing around Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri.  
Here is where we will be! 

MIDWEST TOURING WEEK (8/15-8/19)

WEDS AUG 15th - 
Summertime Blues In the Park
Topeka, KS
7:30-9pm

THURS AUG 16th - 
The Corner Bar
Fremont, NE

FRI AUG 17th -
Trails West! Festival
St. Joseph, MO
5:30pm - City Stage!

SAT AUG 18th - 
The Voo
Salina, KS
8:30-11:30pm

SUN AUG 19th -
Kobi's
Bonner Springs, KS
2-6pm

We return to the Colorado area the next week, with a highly anticipated couple of regional shows -
THURS AUG 23 
Skyline Park
Denver, CO
12pm-2pm "STOMPIT" Duo - it rocks!

FRI AUG 24
Live At Lunch KRFC with hostess Deni LaRue 88.9FM
12pm
Swing Station 
LaPorte, CO
Evening show

SAT AUG 25
The Zephyr Lounge
Aurora, CO
9pm-1am

SUN AUG 26
Stage Coach Saloon
Franktown, CO
1-5pm

I SLEPT WITH THE BAND FESTIVAL - 
www.isleptwiththeband.com 
FRI AUG 31 - SUN SEPT 2

FRI AUG 31
I Slept With The Band Festival 2
The River Forks Inn,
Drake, CO

SAT SEPT 1
I Slept With The Band Festival 2
The Yard
Saratoga, WY

SUN SEPT 2
I Slept With The Band Festival 2
The Sunset Bar and Grill
Alcova, WY
 

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

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

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Alvino has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Kenny Loggins, L.T.D., Robin Trower, and many others.

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UPCOMING SHOWS!

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!