2003 - Boston, Massachusetts
- Joe Guese - Guitar
- Kyle Patrick - Vocals
- Joey Zehr - Drums
- Ben Romans - Keyboards
- Ethan Mentzer - Bass
Quote From Vocalist Eric Dill:
"I want to give somebody else the thrill and excitement from the stage and records that others have given me."
Trivia Fact About the Click Five:
The band first met Kiss member Paul Stanley at Thanksgiving Dinner 2003 at the home of their tour manager Wayne Sharp.
See and Hear the Click Five:
- Watch "Just the Girl" video (Real Media)
The Click Five's rise to the rarefied atmosphere at the top of the pop charts has been swift. In May 2003, Joe Guese, Ethan Mentzer and Ben Romans were performing at a Berklee School Of Music showcase in Boston organized by professor Jeff Dorenfeld. He introduced them to music industry veteran Wayne Sharp who shared a plan for a chart-topping power pop group with matching suits and a particular appeal to teen girls.
Major Label Contract:
After the trio signed with Wayne Sharp, they quickly recruited Joey Zehr, a fellow Berklee student, to play drums, and he brought in Eric Dill, a childhood friend from Indianapolis, to be lead vocalist. The next step was recording a demo with producer Mike Denneen, best known for his work with Fountains Of Wayne. A four song demo landed them a major label recording contract with Lava, an Atlantic Records label, by the end of July 2004.
The Click Five became a high priority for Lava's artist development. The label secured the group an opening spot on Ashlee Simpson's concert tour. Before long, the group had generated their own loyal following and some attending the concert missed portions of Simpson's performance to take part in autograph sessions with the Click Five.
Climbing the Charts:
The Click Five's first recording was an EP created to sell at concert appearances. The EP included "Angel To You (Devil To Me)," co-written by Kiss' Paul Stanley. The band quickly sold over 10,000 copies of the EP to fans. This release was followed by the single "Just the Girl." It debuted at #90 on the Billboard Pop singles chart in mid-July 2005. By mid-August "Just the Girl" had become a fixture on MTV's TRL countdown and the group were wowing audiences as an opening act for the Backstreet Boys.
Greetings From Imrie House, the Click Five's first album, was released August 16, 2005. Entering the Billboard charts at #15 it was the highest charting debut of the year by a rock band. The Click Five returned in the spring of 2007 with the single "Jenny" preceding release of a sophomore album titled Modern Minds and Pastimes. The band also introduced a new lead singer, 20-year-old Kyle Patrick.