|Birth name||Adam Zindani|
5 March 1972 |
|Genres||Rock, britpop, pop|
|Associated acts||Stereophonics, Casino|
The band were signed to Polydor Records in 2006 and changed their name to SpiderSimpson, after a character from a cult film. They recorded what was then going to be their debut album at Studio 606 in Los Angeles with record producer Nick Raskulinecz. The band were not happy with the original track order of the album, and saw the recording rejected by Polydor.
In the autumn 2006 they completed the Kerrang Radio Breakthrough Tour with other newly signed bands, followed by a UK tour in December. But in 2007, Zindani became involved with touring with Stereophonics as their live guitarist. Then in 2008, the future of Casino was put in doubt when Zindani was made a permanent member of Stereophonics. In May 2011 Adam announced on Kerrang! radio that the band signed a record deal and they were going to release an album. Since them they have done several gigs in Birmingham and London in between stereophonics gigs. They are now thought to be recording a second album for late a 2012 release.
On 20 May 2007, at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Preston, Zindani joined Stereophonics on stage. Zindani continued to tour with the band for the remainder of the Pull the Pin tour, playing lead guitar and backing vocals. He was credited for writing and performing on two of the band's tracks, "You're My Star" and "My Own Worst Enemy". On "You're My Star", he sang backing vocals and played lead guitar, whereas, on "My Own Worst Enemy", he only played lead guitar. He was made an official member of the band leaving the future of Casino hanging in the balance. Casino's debut album was funded by the money Zindani made touring with Stereophonics.
Zindani still lives in Birmingham, even though the rest of Stereophonics have all moved to London. Not much is known of his personal life but in Stereophonics interviews he has mentioned his children on various occasions. He has also appeared on Soccer Am with fellow Stereophonics member Kelly Jones.