The Cliks were founded in Toronto, Canada in 2004 by charismatic front man vocalist guitarist and songwriter Lucas Silveira.
They have toured extensively alongside acts such as Cyndi Lauper, The Cult, the New York Dolls, Debbie Harry and the Dresden dolls, and appeared on National Television shows late night with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel live And MTV’s TRL.
The Cliks first two major-label releases, Snake House (2006-Warner Music Canada/Tommy Boy) and Dirty King (2009-Warner Music Canada/Tommy Boy) brought the band international recognition.
The new album Black Tie Elevator released May 2013 through Bandwidth/ Universal Music Canada is a step in a new direction. The music shows growth in Silveira’s songwriting and stylistically veers to what he calls “soul rock”.
The Cliks are currently touring and promoting Black Tie Elevator.
As the front-man and songwriter of The Cliks, Lucas Silveira has found that in the current climate of the music industry, being a successful indie artist means you have to be involved in being more than just the music.
Lucas has concentrated on honing all of skills and is an accomplished multi-media artist and performer.
When he’s not creating music, Lucas can be found drawing and painting, acting, writing and doing public speaking events at Colleges & Universities on his personal story and experiences.
He has successfully sold many pieces of art on line and will be concentrating on creating a full body of work for an art exhibition. The cover for the new The Cliks record Black Tie Elevator, is a self portrait painted by Lucas.
As an actor, Lucas played the role of “Jimmy” in Phi-Films (Montreal, QC) award winning short film titled “HOPE” by award wining director Pedro Pires. He is currently preparing to play the male lead role in the short film “CANDY” by Cassandra Cronenberg, daughter of infamous director David Cronenberg.
As a public speaker, Lucas’ inspiring/motivational personal narrative and down to earth personality, make him a winning choice for any event.
As though all of this wasn’t enough, Lucas has also started writing a book of memoirs. When asked of it’s release date, Silveira replies “I still have a lot of living to do. I don’t want to leave anything out.”
Outside of The Cliks, Lucas has released a solo CD of covers and two originals titled Mockingbird (2011) and also plays bass with Hill And The Sky Heroes (www.hillandtheskyheroes.com).
Lucas currently lives in Toronto, Canada with his beautiful fiancée Skye Chevolleau who you can hear singing on the track 4 Letter Words that can be found on The Cliks March of 2013 release Black Tie Elevator.
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