21.11.2020- New sigle and video is out now! Listen to Midnight Cowboy HERE and watch the killer music video HERE!!
"Midnight cowboy is about love, mixed with a twist of alchemy and mysticism. It's a story of loneliness, madness and desires to share with your muse. I came up with the initial inspiration for the song the other night when I sat down on my terrace, after a bad shift at work. I was left staring at the pale full moon in the sky, yeah ... there was some kinda magic in the air that night that I really can't explain. I felt so lonely and I had a lot of different desires going through my mind. I was thinking, is this the "all famous lunacy" I'm going through right now?! Haha... I guess it was." "We would like to thank Mr Anssi Kippo for doing spectacular work with the production and bringing the coolest sound world into the song! Also we want to thank Antti Kyyrö from Miaco Cinema Oy for capturing those great and mystical vibes on the video, excellent job!"
Serpico are currently in the studio with producer Anssi Kippo putting final touches to "Chosen Four" album. Anssi adds "The new Serpico single restored my faith in Finnish rock music. This is as genuine and honest as rock should be. They raise their middle finger towards everything fake like vocal tuning, editing, drum samples, sound replacers and re-amping. Serpico has the potential for world-wide success and Midnight Cowboy stands out very positively from the masses. This is a musical counter-strike against all things fake and brings back the pure danger of rock'n'roll!"
All started in late 2005. Originally, Serpico consisted of 4 members like the current line up: Vee Dour (Lead vocals), Snake (Guitars), Turo Sinkkonen (Bass) and Jaakko Kakko (Drums). Those were the original four. But when other interests entered Jaakko's life. Shortly after He had left the band in 2008, Vee Dour called Jani and asked Him to step in as the substitute drummer until Serpico could find a permanent one. We can only guess that, Jani is, and always will be the substitute drummer 'till they'll find a permanent one.
Serpico recorded a couple of demos with the original lineup and also with next lineup when Jani crashed in.
In the same year when Jani joined the band, Kimmo Hautamäki joined and invaded the rhythm guitar. So, as from then, the group became 5 members with two guitarists. Kimmo was Vee Dour's and Jani's old friend. Serpico recorded one full length album "Utopia +358" in 2009-2010 (that was never released) and EP in 2011 "Bad commercial" with this grouping.
The next year 2009, Turo left the band due to lack of interest and focused on other projects in music.
Jani met Andy at his friend's parties, hanging out, having a good time, drinking n' listening to some music. Andy told Jani to come and try out and see what happens. When Andy had played his very first rehearsals with Serpico, it was obvious that Andy was destined to be the new bass player. Everybody in the band was crazy about his rough n' cool sound. Yeah, definitely he's in!
2011 Jan. Serpico got a great chance to warm up for legendary Sami Yaffa's band (Former Hanoi rocks bass player) Mad Juana from the States, NYC.
In 2014, Serpico released a full length album called "Shallow Mistress", featuring the album titled single/music video, "Shallow Mistress". The "Shallow Mistress" album got Serpico 5th place on Levykauppa Äx's newbie chart of the year. The band was touring alot in this particular year, with their friends Bloody Heels, Rust N' Rage & Princess, in Sweden, Latvia, Viro and Finland.
In 2015, the first single "Shout" from the upcoming album "Rock Tattoo" was released with music video full of hot girls and Harleys. It got masses of attention and focus on the band. The band flew to England to do a 2 week tour with Rust n' Rage (Fin) and a couple of other bands.
Serpico had a great opportunity to warm up the stage for another Hanoi Rocks legend, Michael Monroe. His band included former Hanoi Rocks bass player Sami Yaffa and also former Hanoi guitarist Nasty Suicide. This was in 2015 at MotoRockFest, Porin Kirjurinluoto, Finland. At the same time as doing the warm up gig for Monroe and his band, Serpico did a collaboration with the Finnish realityTV star Aki Manninen as he released his handmade custom Harley on stage as the band was playing.
Kimmo Hautamäki resigned from Serpico, and played his last gig with the band at Pori Rock bar monttu. Kimmo is a great guy and we are still good friends!
After Kimmo left the band, Jani was going to a Motörhead show in Helsinki Jäähalli with his friends. One of them was Eddy (bass) from Rust n' Rage band. Eddy and Jani started talking about Eddy stepping into Serpico as a guitarist and well, he did, and we can tell you that Eddy is a kickass rock n' roll guitarist also.
2016 is when the 2nd single from forth coming "Rock Tattoo" album, "Ain't better to leave" came out with this, full of cool scenes holding music video! (Btw, that is the band's real touring van and the real driver, Rauno "Rammy" Jalonen). The music video's budget was under 300€. February 22nd, Serpico got a great chance once again, to warm up the stage for yet another Hanoi Rocks legend, Andy McCoy. Jani met Nicky Rothen from the band Flesh Roxon. Replacing the drummer in same show, for the band Mr Rebel And The Stompers. After that, Nicky and Jani became friends. Serpico got the chance warm up the stage for Flesh Roxon, featuring Andy McCoy for two more gigs. First in Pori at the Rock bar Monttu, and secondly in Tampere, YO-Talo.
2017 Serpico recorded the rest of the songs for the album "Rock Tattoo" and toured around Finland.
2018 3rd and last single "Lightning thunder baby" with music video, was released on Jan 23'rd from the upcoming album, "Rock Tattoo". The album was released on March 12'th. Serpico did a mini tour in Latvia with Bloody Heels.
2019, Eddy left the band because he needed to concentrate on his own band R&R fully, and had lost interest in playing guitar. Again, the band had four members and made the decision to stay tgat way. After Eddy left, Serpico started looking for a producer for the next album. The band mailed over 10 different producers and only one answered the following day, and said "yes!". That man was the legendary Finnish music producer, Anssi Kippo. Anssi Kippo is best known for working with Children of Bodom, on their first three albums, (Something wild, Hate breeder & Death crew hate roll). After 2 months when Anssi had selected the 1st single song "Midnight cowboy" and second song, "Heat of the moment" from the upcoming "Chosen four" album, Serpico hit the road, drove up to Astiastudio, Lappeenranta and started working like hell.
In Late 2019, Serpico had sent the music to over 80 different record labels. One night, checking the junkmail folder of Serpico's email they found an offer from Rockshots Records. That was it... it was the deal we'd been waiting for, the deal of a lifetime .
2020, the band got signed to a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records, Italy and Anssi Kippo will produce the "Chosen Four" album. Serpico is now ready more than ever! Like Serpico has always said, Rock n' Roll is not dead!
Midnight Cowboy, Single (2020)
ROCK TATTOO (2018)
Lightning thunder baby, Digital Single (2018)
Ain't better to leave, Digital Single (2017)
SHOUT, Digital Single (2016)
SHALLOW MISTRESS (Debut album, 2014)
BAD COMMERCIAL single-EP (2011)
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