Sergio Lorenzo "Serge" Pizzorno is a British guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the band Kasabian. He was born on 15 December 1980 in Newton Abbot, Devon. He took over as lead song writer of Kasabian after the departure of Chris Karloff. Serge's grandfather emigrated from Genoa, Italy to England and settled in Leicester. Despite being brought up in the city, Sergio was born in Newton Abbot, Devon.