Kasabian’s Serge to play rave DJ in ‘This Is England ’90’

Guitarist to make acting debut in new Shane Meadows TV series

Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno will make a cameo in new Shane Meadows TV series This Is England ’90.

The latest in the This Is England anthology will focus on the rise of acid-house, following on from the 2006 film (set in 1983) and spin-off shows This Is England ’86 and This Is England ’88.

According to The Mirror, Pizzorno will play a rave DJ. Actor Thomas Turgoose told the newspaper, “We had Serge from Kasabian DJ-ing, so we had him dressed up in ’90s clobber, and he was an extra”.

The role will be the musician’s acting debut. He recently told The Mirror “love to do more” acting roles.

This Is England ’90 begins on Channel 4 on September 13.

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Pizzorno’s band could soon be teaming up with Craig David following recent comments by the singer that he would “love” to work with Kasabian.

The British singer and UK garage veteran recently spoke to NME ahead of his appearance at Bestival this month (September 13).

David said he gained respect for the band when they both played at the same festival earlier this summer.

“Kasabian are wicked. They’ve got the hit songs, but it’s the presence in the performance and the attitude with it that I love,” he told NME.

“They’re like ‘I’ve got this’, which reminds me of the Travises of this world, the Coldplays or even Oasis, there’s that attitude with it.

“We played the same festival recently and I was doing an acoustic set so it was nice to break it down among Kasabian’s thing, which was full on. I love them, I think they’re great.”


David said of a possible collaboration: “I’d love to write something with them. It wouldn’t be the obvious kind of R&B thing… they’re definitely the kind of group I think I could create something with.”

“What I like about Kasabian is that it’s melody driven. If the top-line melody sits right it doesn’t matter how you play that guitar, whether it’s crazy strumming or picked chords. I don’t really scream my vocals, but I can get on the mic and do something. It’d be interesting to work with them, I’m sure.”