What Ever Happened To The Click Five?
The Click Five came into the pop music scene in 2005 looking like a reincarnation of The Beatles, only with an all-American power-pop sound and surfer-styled swooped bangs instead of mop tops.
The group, made up mostly of Berklee College of Music students, had played local gigs in Boston together for a few years when they were scouted, signed to Atlantic Records, and paired with touring partners like Ashlee Simpson, Jesse McCartney, and The Backstreet Boys. They released their incredibly upbeat and infectious hit single "Just The Girl" in August '05. Yeah, you remember it.
The video made it to No. 4 on TRL, and the group won the "Most Viewed Band Page" on Myspace. (Those were the days.) After a switch in lead singers, a shift in sound (from power-pop to alternative rock), a sophomore album release, and a long hiatus, the group officially announced they were breaking up in 2013.
It's only been a few years since the band split, but it's been 11 years (!) since they first kidnapped our hearts (TC5 pun intended) and released their debut album, Greetings from the Imrie House. This is what the guys have been up to since The Click Five.
Eric Dill (2003-2007)
The band's OG lead singer parted ways with the band in 2007 shortly after starring in the film Taking 5 to start working on solo music, eventually cowriting "No Surprise" for Daughtry (which hit No. 1 on the Adult Top 40). In 2012, Dill released the full-length album Forever Is Not Enough. He's on Twitter here, but these days, he's pretty inactive.
Kyle Patrick (2007-2013)
Patrick joined TC5 in '07, debuting on their (extremely underrated, IMO) sophomore album, Modern Minds and Pastimes. He went solo after the band decided to go separate ways and has released a few EPs. He also actively works as an artist, writer, and producer.
Joey Zehr (2003-2011)
Zehr is now the president and COO of the lifestyle/DIY website and online shop Mr. Kate with his wife, Kate Albrecht. The couple actually met on the set of the Taking 5 movie where Kate played mean girl Kira. Too cute.
Ben Romans (2003-2011)
Romans still works in music as a producer, songwriter, and musician, and has recent credits with The Summer Set and Carly Rae Jepsen (he co-wrote "Emotion" and "Let's Get Lost"). He's also half of musical duo Woolf and The Wondershow with CJ Baran.
Ethan Mentzer (2003-2011)
Mentzer also still works in music as a songwriter, producer, and composer. He's previously been a touring guitarist for pop artists Miranda Cosgrove and Becky G.
Joe Guese (2003-2011)
Guese's wedding in 2015 was an epic TC5 reunion — the guys performed some of their old jams, including (of course) "Just The Girl." Most recently, he's been out on the road with the band Grand Canyon.