Taking a break right now from watching people file in to the Grammy’s to catch you guys up on Lucas Silveira, the vocalist and guitarist for the Canadian band the Cliks. Lucas recently won the Sexiest Canadian Man award in an online poll for CHART (www.chartattack.com) and is in the middle of major changes in his band the Cliks. By the way, rumor has it that the Cliks is a contraction of clits and dicks! The Cliks record under the Warner music label in Canada and the Tommy Boy label in the U.S. Their music has been called rock, alternative, pop or indie, and even punk. The band’s music has been called a cross between the Pretenders and David Bowie. Major albums to date are The Cliks (2004), Snakehouse (2007) and Dirty King (2009).
The band toured in the True Colors Tour in 2008 along with Cyndi Lauper, the B-522s and Tegan and Sara. In the midst of a major transition, the newest members of Clik backing Lucas are Brian Viglione (of Dresden Dolls) and Tobi Parks, replacing queer-identified Jen Benton and Morgan Doctor in a break-up that has been said to be acrimonious. Apparently, being on the road “beat us up and knocked us out” according to Silveira.
Silveira has hinted that a new album is in the works for this Spring with the new band members. Silviera dropped out of music school and is basically self-taught. His swagger, flowing tattoos, and signature tie scream confidence and bravado which, no-doubt, has helped during recent periods of tremendous personal and professional turbulence. Sacrificing the use of male hormones in order to maintain his singing voice, Silveira’s voice and presence create an indelible image in the minds and hearts of his fans. To check him out for yourself, click on www.thecliks.com for news and music.