OFF TO LA: Kid Zr0 features (from left) Kurri’s Bailey Graeber and Central Coast boys Jamie Bailey, Brandon Alexander, Lee Hackney and Jacob Richardson.It has been a whirlwind six months for up-and-coming Aussie band Kid Zr0.
The band –whichfeatures Bailey Graeber(18)on drums, and Jamie Bailey (18), Brandon Alexander (15), Lee Hackney (18) and Jacob Richardson (17)–will head off to Los Angeles at the end of the month after signing with Loudmouth Music.
After their original drummer left the band, Graeber was brought in to thegroup inJanuary.
“Then it all pretty much exploded,” Graebersaid.
With a pop-punk sound that could be described as Blink 182 meets 5 Seconds of Summer, Kid Zr0 is building a steady fan base of ‘Zr0 Heroes’ from all over the globe.
They have even caught the attention of popsuperstar Pink, who shared their cover of her hitJust Like Firewith her 32 million Facebook followers.
Artist managersMichael Browning andBrent Jeffrey were impressed with their demo and soon took them on board.
“We knew weneeded to take a look at these guys, we liked what they were doing,”Jeffrey said.
Former AC/DC manager Browning, who signed INXS to his label Deluxe Records in the early 1980s, connected Kid Zr0 with Loudmouth Music –the label behind artists includingNatasha Bedingfield (Unwritten) and The Script.
Jeffrey said the boys have continued to live up to their expectations.
“The fact that they have been given an opportunity like this, they are more driven and work-orientated, and have beenputting all their energy into rehearsing and writing,” he said.
“They are starting to connect with a lot of kids internationally, and the response from the fans and the industry has been really positive.”