Spell Toronto

Jason De La Torre: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards, Vocals | Ismael Velazquez: Accordion, Bass guitar, Keyboards | Danny King: Drums, Percussion

Genre: Alternative, Pop, Rock

RIYL: Sunny Day Real Estate, Inch, Dinosaur Jr., Sigur Ros

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Influences: Inch, Three Mile Pilot, David Bowie, Failure, Shiner, Radiohead, Helmet, Peter Gabriel, Sunny Day Real Estate, Alkaline Trio, No Knife, Neil Diamond, Far, Dinosaur Jr., Rocket from the Crypt, Killing Joke, Jeff Buckley, Deftones, the Refused, Fugazi, Handsome, Sigur Ros, Pearl Jam, Tool, Jets to Brazil, the Pixies, Pink Floyd, Quicksand, NIN


Does Spell Toronto have the best band name in San Diego?

So many contenders: Psychotic Serenity, Worth Every Scar, the Napoleon Complex, the Bloody Hollies, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, Naughty Nuns, Disgruntled Hippos, Ape Lust, Chimichanga and the Sour Chives, Jane Likes Dick, Nocturnal Emissions…we vote Spell Toronto, known for going through guitarists like Spinal Tap uses up drummers. According to bassist Ismael Velazquez, Jr., aka “Chacho,” “The name comes from this girl we know, she told us that any guy who can spell Toronto while performing oral sex on a girl is a master cunnilinguist. So, after a lot of study and practice, we earned our degrees and took the name.”


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