Bobbie Peru are a Manchester (UK) band formed by American Bert Genovese in January 2006. The American lead singer/guitarist relocated from Atlanta, Georgia to continue his musical career with Storm Records. Bert was a recording artist with Atlanta based band Adom who were signed to Storm. The band split after the release of their debut album. Former Bassist Simon 'Ding' Archer was formerly a performer with The Fall and PJ Harvey.
Their music is heavily influenced by the punk and post-punk movements. They sample aspects of many different genres into a mix of guitar-based music with social commentary and abrasive rhythm. Their style has been compared to Fugazi, Sonic Youth and The Fall.
Their debut album Social Suicide was released in October 2007, to generally positive reviews. DJ Clint Boon of XFM Radio Live in Session described them as a "Brilliant band! Reminds me of the golden years of new wave and punk music".
The band released the 3 track "1971" single in autumn 2007 with an accompanying video.
In 2009 the next full length album was released, 'Kill the Autopilot'. It was recorded at 6 dB Studio in Salford, Manchester.
Soon after there was a vinyl split 7" EP release with Kimono Draggin' (EP/Vinyl, 2010, Spaynsive Productions).
They supported Black Francis (of Pixies) on his 2008 Blue Finger European Tour and The Fall on their 2008 UK tour.
Bobbie Peru toured Romania in 2009, playing in Bucharest, and Poiana Brasov.
The band have played support slots with Buzzcocks (2013) and Killing Joke (2014).