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Spidersimpson Biography

In early 2003 founding members Adam Zindani (vocals/guitar) & Sam Yapp (drums) formed SpiderSimpson (previously known as Casino) .. a British rock band with a blasting, high energy American sound to blow even the yanks away. Taking their name from the film, Angel Heart (Spider Simpson was a character in the film) and with co-members Jo Crofts (guitar), Neil Irving (bass) and Dean Deavall (keyboards) on board the band played their first home gig at 'The railway' music bar in Birmingham during September of that year.

Soon after, they were approached to submit five songs for a film company - which were later to become the basis of the soundtrack for the Ultimate Pictures film - 'Global Heresy' starring Alicia Silverstone & Martin Clunes, ironically depicting the trials and tribulations of an up and coming rock'n'roll band. Over the next year, the band went on to build a loyal fan base from the roots up by gigging extensively around the U.K, including supports slots with the ..Stereophonics.., which culminated in being invited to open the last Stereophonics tour.

In 2005, a self-produced demo then caught the attention of the newly formed midlands based rock-radio station - Kerrang, who decided to playlist the band's song 'Lose Myself' during prime time listening hours, despite the band not having a record deal. With Kerrang's support, combined with relentless gigging and support by word of mouth, SpiderSimpson are championed by both Dave Grohl of the Foos and Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics. Grohl, so impressed with SpiderSimpson invited the band to record their debut album at studio 606 in LA, working with his producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver, Ash). With the album in its final stages and armed with riff packed anthems, SpiderSimpson are ready to be unleashed.

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Spidersimpson - My Alamo, The Mexicolas, The Cockpit, Leeds Live Review

7th March 2007

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Spidersimpson - Jabez Clegg Live Review

7th December 2006

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Spidersimpson - Heavy Metal Machine Single Review

29th November 2006

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Spidersimpson - Lose Myself EP Review

13th November 2006

SpiderSimpsonLose Myself EP ReviewEven before they had a record deal, this Birmingham quintet had toured...

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