The Click Five is steadily moving up on the ever-growing list of "power pop" bands. The pop-rock band is composed of Ethan Mentzer (bass and vocals), Ben Romans (keyboards), Joey Zehr (drums), Joe Guese (lead guitar) and newest band member Kyle Patrick (vocals and rhythm guitar).
The quintet met the media during a press conference held recently at Temple Bar in Greenbelt, Makati City. Aside from the Philippines, the group will tour Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea.
The Click Five formed its roots in Boston in mid-2003. The band's members learned and honed their chops by playing in a variety of high school bands, shifting from covers to originals, and performing various styles and genres. With a new vocalist comes a new sound for the once fledgling unit from Boston, Massachusetts.
The title of The Click Five's second album, Modern Minds and Pastimes, perfectly sums up the band's collective experiences. An eclectic mix of styles dating back from the '60s to the current day, the band's prevailing sound is a product of multiple generations.
The band members say that their influences are a potpourri of names in old and contemporary music. When asked to name their top influences, the band's vocalist Patrick says, "The Rolling Stones, The Cars... basically those kind of bands."
The band's current single, "Jenny," is currently enjoying success on the airwaves. The said track exhibits the band's newfound style, substance, and maturity that are evident throughout the album.
The band recently visited Manila to do a series of mall shows as part of their promotional efforts. The Click Five's first stop was at TriNoma Mall Activity Center last October 12. The quintet then visited Greenbelt 3 Park, Makati, last October 13, and October 14 saw The Click Five gracing the Activity Town Center of the Alabang Town Center.