The Piqued Jacks is an outstanding rock band hailing from Buggiano, Italy. Formed in 2006, the band consists of Andrea Lazzeretti, Francesco Bini, Tommaso Oliveri, and Marco Sgaramella. They have been selected to represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 with their song "Like an Animal".
The Piqued Jacks released their first two EPs in 2010 and 2011 respectively, followed by their third EP, "Just a Machine", which was produced by Brian Lanese and released in January 2013. The band then worked with Matt Noveskey on the singles "Upturned Perspectives" and "No Bazooka" in March 2014. The band's debut studio album "Climb Like Ivy Does" was released in 2015, followed by an acoustic version of the album, "Aerial Roots", in 2016.
The band released the single "Wildly Shine" in June 2018, produced by Michael Beinhorn, and their second studio album "The Living Past" four months later, produced by Dan Weller.
The Piqued Jacks received the award for the Rock category at Sanremo Rock in 2019, and became part of the MTV New Generation music container in May 2020. They released their first work with Brett Shaw, the single "Safety Distance", in September 2020. Their third studio album "Synchronizer", produced by Julian Emery, Brett Shaw, and Dan Weller, was released in March 2021.
In 2023, the band participated in the second edition of Una Voce per San Marino with their original song "Like an Animal", and were crowned the winners, thereby earning the opportunity to represent San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
The current members of The Piqued Jacks include Andrea "E-King" Lazzeretti on vocals and keyboards, Francesco "littleladle" Bini on bass and backing vocals, Tommaso "HolyHargot" Oliveri on drums, and Marco "Majic-o" Sgaramella on guitar and backing vocals.
Song: Like An Animal
Writer(s): Andrea Lazzeretti, Francesco Bini, Marco Sgaramella & Tommaso Oliveri
Composer(s): Andrea Lazzeretti, Francesco Bini, Marco Sgaramella & Tommaso Oliveri
The San Marinese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, titled "Like An Animal", is a youthful and playful tune that centres around pick-up lines. Unlike previous entries from San Marino, this song targets a younger audience. It is undoubtedly the most unconventional entry to date from the small country. During the national final, the performers showcased their growth and development over the years. However, the main question remains - will the Eurovision audience be receptive to this song?