The Boston based Alt-Pop rock duo "Serial Thrillers" is a creation of singer/songwriter Paul Ortolano and drummer Stephen Clements. The 12-song debut CD "Serial Thrillers" released in late 2008 was produced by Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins, Perry Farrell) and is a powerful taste of alternative-pop revisiting classic rock with a twist.
Ortolano and Clements have worked together in several bands, sharing stages with acts like King's X, Godsmack, Howie Day, Big Wreck, The Tubes, Warrant, and Extreme. They also teamed up with new wave front girl and legendary singer, Dale Bozzio for a tour with (one of Gwen Stefani's favorite super groups) "Missing Persons".
Apart from Stephen's studio session work and Paul's guitar work being featured on many projects including remixes for such artists as Christina Aguilera (RCA Records) and Hillary Duff (Hollywood Records), they’ve kept busy writing, recording, and playing venues in the US, as well doing live on-air interviews and performances at numerous rock and college stations in the New England area.
Born from a diverse background of musical talent, technology, and media exploration, the duo brings a dynamic and guitar energized studio sound to the live stage accompanied by visual textures of synchronized lighting and original video art/Indie film clips to saturate the senses.
The songs, written by Paul Ortolano, are Serial Thrillers’ foundation – unusual, beautiful compositions with influences that span from pop to progressive and lyrics that can cut with a blunt edge, or mix fiction and autobiography into delightfully ambiguous landscapes. From the melodious twists and turns of songs like "Defied", to the upbeat shuffle & honesty of "So Beautiful", to the bold commentary of straight up rock tracks "Unattractive" and "Miss Black and White, "Serial Thrillers" has something for just about everyone.
The band is gearing up for North East tour dates in the in the fall/winter of 2008 as they promote the Serial Thrillers debut CD release to radio across the US and Canada, and the world via the internet. The new album & singles will be available at www.Serial-Thrillers.com, itunes, Cdbaby, myspace, and many other web & retail outlets.
Instructions: Take a listen, and enjoy!
Paul Ortolano: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, other things.
Stephen Clements: Drums, percussion, unbelievable antics.