Stompit is a unique 2-person one-man-band dividing drumming responsibilities between its two members simultaneously, using only real drums in real time. Stompit consists of guitarist Jasco and vocalist/songwriter/bassist Mer Sal (active members of Colorado-based band The Symbols). Mer Sal sings for the group, while playing the bass, a kick drum, and foot percussion. Jasco plays the guitar, while his feet are playing the high-hat and mounted snare drum. The idea came to them when their three piece band The Symbols lost their drummer. The two remaining musical partners decided to make the most of the drums left lying around and took up the drums with their feet. "It sounds like a full 3-piece band!" was an early observation.
Stompit has both an acoustic and an electric set, with versatile crowd-pleasing choices. The blessing with both sounds is that the size of the band works well on any stage - from breweries and bars to festivals and large stages!
Stompit sounds familiar and artistically new at the same time - with their own arrangements of covers of popular songs, and their albums of original music. While Stompit and their mothership band The Symbols (www.thesymbols.net) have been embraced by the Blues world, their music can be categorized at times with rock, funk, pop, neo-soul, americana, fusion, and acoustic.
Stompit's most similar acts are Jeff Beck featuring Bones, Lakestreet Dive, The Black Keys, Amy Winehouse, The White Stripes, Danielle Nicole Band, Samantha Fish, Southern Avenue, Joe Bonamassa featuring Beth Hart, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Stompit's two members are still active members of The Symbols (2011-2018), and together have shared the stage with many associated acts including Tommy Castro, Danielle Nicole Band, Samantha Fish, Victor Wooten, Eric Gales, Southern Avenue Band, Ana Popovic, Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind and many more.
On May 2nd, 2019, Stompit won the Colorado Blues Society's International Blues Challenge (IBC), and were named as the 2019 Solo/Duo Champions for Colorado Blues Society. They are slated to represent CBS in the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.