There are more artists using this name: 1) Casino begun at first as smaller band in Chile, they became popular in the country with the song En Tus Manos because it was the theme song of the Chilean film Promedio Rojo. 2) Casino was a one-off project by Geoff Mann and the gang from Shadowland (Karl Groom and Clive Nolan (also of Pendragon)). Casino features an eighties-UK-progressive superstar line-up, including members from Pendragon (keyboardist Clive Nolan), Twelfth Night (lead vocalist Geoff Mann and drummer Brian Devoil)...
1) Casino begun at first as smaller band in Chile, they became popular in the country with the song En Tus Manos because it was the theme song of the Chilean film Promedio Rojo.
2) Casino was a one-off project by Geoff Mann and the gang from Shadowland (Karl Groom and Clive Nolan (also of Pendragon)).
Casino features an eighties-UK-progressive superstar line-up, including members from Pendragon (keyboardist Clive Nolan), Twelfth Night (lead vocalist Geoff Mann and drummer Brian Devoil), Pallas, and Shadowland, and ends up with the influences of Nolan and Mann dominating. If you are into the music of the bands mentioned, you cannot help but enjoy this work, which sounds like Twelfth Night blended with the more accessible approach of Pendragon. All the lead passages are very crisply executed, with large amounts of solos and melodic interludes. This would also probably be an ideal introduction to the new UK progressive scene, for those who would like to explore the genre.
3) Casino is a Rock/Alternative band consisting of members Adam Zindani (vocals/guitar), Sam Yapp (drums), Jo Crofts (guitar), Neil Irving (bass), and Dean Deavall (keyboards). The band was originally formed as 'Casino' in 2001 and changed name to SpiderSimpson following their signing to Polydor in 2006, before changing their name back in 2008.
The band played their first home gig at 'The railway' music bar in Birmingham during September 2003. 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. During 2005 a self-produced demo 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. The subsequent increase in popularity saw the band continuing to play small local venues and supporting The Suffrajets on their UK tour. 'Lose myself' and 'Heavy metal machine' were both heavily featured for the Gumball 2006 TV show.
The band were signed to Polydor in Spring 2006 and recorded their debut album at studio 606 in LA with producer Nick Raskulinecz. The band has seen constant support from Kerrang Radio and local and national fans and have also seen radio support from both Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics.
They have recently completed the Kerrang Radio Breakthrough Tour with other newley signed bands. In 2007, Adam toured with Welsh band Stereophonics as their live guitarist and is set to continue for the majority of the upcoming year. This will result in putting the proposed SpiderSimpson album on hold. Similarly, Dean has also joined Feeder on their recent UK tour, playing keyboards and providing backing vocals.
In December 2008, SpiderSimpson was reported to be "dying", many fans became worried at first, however it was later announced that the band had returned to their original name Casino to release their long-awaited debut album "The Spider Simpson Incident"
4) Casino was a portuguese band co-founded by Francisca Cortesão who released a self-titled album on EMI- Portugal in 2001.