At the beginning of 2004, Peter J. Perrett was asked by Pete Doherty to be the Babyshambles bass player, by April Peter, with his teenage brother Jamie on guitar (both sons of the ex-Only Ones singer Peter Perrett) were invited to a recording session in Bethnal Green where they began work on the original recording of the Killamangiro single, which also included Seb Roachford (Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear) on drums. Within a week Pete Doherty had moved into the Perrett household and they started touring around the country as Babyshambles. By June, Doherty had ended up in Thailand via The Priory and they saw less of him in person and more of him in headlines. For their first experience as professional musicians they were left some what disillusioned.
At the beginning of 2005 with a renewed thirst for playing music again, Peter and Jamie began looking for musicians to form a band. Recruiting their friend Eliot Vernon whom they met the previous year on a sound engineering D.S.S course, they played gigs like the Barfly, ULU, Rhythm Factory, and the Nambucca, ranging from a 4-6 piece under the working name The Cuts. Their then drummer James Kirkbright eventually had to leave due to medical reasons and the strains of commuting between Leeds and London.
Whilst discussing the need for a replacement in their local Hostelry they were overheard by an eccentric polish drummer who introduced himself as their future! After an impromptu audition of table tapping and beer bottle bashing they were left convinced that the line-up was complete as the eventual 4 piece.
With Oskar Starski now in place and only in the band for a week, they were asked to appear at the Glastonbury Festival 05 (in the medical tent!) where they were rewarded with free passes for the festival. At this time they did their 1st home recordings which included Psychobaby, Watery Eyes and Ten Watt Town
They continued playing gigs, along the way supporting Babyshambles, The Paddingtons, Cazals, and The Maccabees, but, never satisfied with their band name, in January 2006 Jamie was inspired to come up with the name Love Minus Zero not as a homage to Bob Dylan but more of a statement of intent. They set up a myspace site and continued to gig under the new Nom De Guerre.
Gigs in 2006 included a support slot for The Damned as a flurry of gigs help foster a growing fanbase; with a gig in Glastonbury in May 2006 being described by Jamie as "the best reaction I've ever witnessed at a gig even when I was in Babyshambles, an amazing show!"
Their first three-track single containing "Psychobaby", “Watery Eyes” and “Ten Watt Town” was released in September 2006 (all three tracks were included in i-Tunes U.K. breathrough listing) and coincided with a headlining appearance to a capacity crowd at 93 Feet East in London during which Peter Perrett (senior) joined the band for three songs, including an awesome version of “Another Girl, Another Planet”.
Further gigs in London followed including an appearance at the Water Rats in King’s Cross, whilst also doing recording work on several new songs. The year ended with a tumultuous New Year’s Eve gig back in Glastonbury where the band played for almost two and a half hours during which they were joined by John Perry (ex-Only Ones guitarist).
The most recent gigs:
* Harrods Rocks @ Harrods, London - February 07
* Love Minus Zero club night "SpeakEasy" London - ones every month different venues
* La Reservoir, Paris - April 07
* La Triptique, Paris - May 07
* O-Baren, Stockholm - June 07
* Shepherds Bush Empire, London - June 07 - LMZ supporting The Only Ones
* Glastonbury Festival 2007
* Mosebacke, Stockholm – September 07
* In The City festival 07 Manchester - October
* That Manchester festival 07 - October
* Bang Bang Klub, Berlin – November 07
* Kulturfabrik Moabit, Berlin – November 07
* Logo Klub, Hamburg – November 07
*Keller Klub, Stuttgart – November 07
* Kulturrampe, Krefeld – November 07
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