who are we ?

We are French, English, American-Uruguayan and we play Post-Tango, not Argentinan tango, not rock, not jazz, not Piazzolla, we play compositions written by Laurent Gehant (founding member of the Surnatural Orchestra) and also pieces by our Argentine friends (Geraldo Martinez Argibay, ex-composer for the l’Orquesta Tipica Imperial and Lalo Zinelli, the pianist of Gotan Project.)
We are also influenced by Astillero, OT Fernandez Fierro, Altertango , Secret Chief 3, Mr Bungle, John Zorn, Jacques Brel, Vinicio Capossela, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Carla Bley, Charlie Mingus, Surnatural Orchestra, Astor Piazzola, Jerez Le Cam, Tom Zé.
The story of the project:
Serpientes began firstly, as a duo called Tangoleon, then in 2008 it became a quartet, or
rather a double duo: piano-bass with their traditionally rhythmic role, upon which the
accordion-harmonica duo laid their melodies, creating a strange sound which reminded one of the bandonon-violin pairing but with a quality not heard before. There are various winks to jazz, blues, sudden erupting improvisations, and “tango”retakes of French songs making a running theme of tango throughout it all.

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