The Click Five Interview (pg. 2)
They've just released their debut album, but they've already toured with big names like Jesse McCartney, Ashlee Simpson and The Backstreet Boys. Sindy had a chance to sit down with Eric Dill of The Click Five. Find out what he had to say about making it big, crazy fans and the girl of his dreams!
Sindy: Have you guys experienced any crazy fans?
The Click Five: Yes, all the time. One of the craziest things that I've seen or experienced was in New Jersey and a girl was crying when she saw me and she kept saying, 'There you are. You're right there.' Yeah, that was a pretty intense fan experience.
Sindy: Is it weird to see something like that?
The Click Five: Yeah, I think it's more weird for them but it is strange. You just have to try and put yourself in their place because there are people who I'm a fan of and I'm sure I would freak out if I met them. You kind of have to give them the benefit of the doubt and kind of help them through it, if that makes any sense.
Sindy: Who's the coolest celebrity you've ever met?
The Click Five: I would say Paul Stanley.
Sindy: Do you get starstruck?
The Click Five: Yeah, totally. When I first met The Backstreet Boys I was definitely excited, definitely moved by that star power. You could say that I was starstruck.
Sindy: Do you have any celebrity crushes?
The Click Five: Uhhh, not really. Well, you can put Scarlett Johanssen if you want.
Sindy: Yeah, she's beautiful! So, do any of you boys have girlfriends?
The Click Five: Joe Guese does.
Sindy: So what do you look for in a girl then?
The Click Five: I look for someone who is strong and intelligent and motivated.
Sindy: Does it make it hard to have a girlfriend, being on tour all the time?
The Click Five: It could be, yes. Touring is a life that's very different from anything else I've ever done. But you just have to adjust to the fact that you are never going to be in the same place for more than a day or two. People say that the road becomes your home and that's kind of true. There will be time for a girlfriend but at this point it's just really intense.
Sindy: Do you guys ever get on each others nerves while you're on tour?
The Click Five: A little bit, but nothing that's ever a big deal comes of it. We've lived with each other before in Boston so we know what that's like, you know, to be in tight quarters together.
Sindy: What do you do to occupy your time when you're on the road?
The Click Five: I do a lot of vocal exercises and I'm watching The Family Guy and Adult Swim.
Sindy: Why did you guys change your name from The Click to The Click Five?
The Click Five: It changed because there are five of us and it's a stronger name - a stronger identification. There are actually a couple bands named The Click, a couple on the West Coast a couple on the East Coast. But there were no Click Five's so...
Sindy: Were there any other band names tossed around?
The Click Five: The Click is pretty much what we've always been. In the beginning we kicked around a few other names, but none of them really ever stuck. In Boston we would go around and just say it's The Joe Guese Band or The Eric Dill Band, just to be funny. Before we actually decided on The Click.
Sindy: Okay, here's a bit of a random question - What is your favorite past Halloween costume and what will you be dressing as this year?
The Click Five: My favorite Halloween costume was when I dressed up as a vampire, sophomore year of college. And what will I be this year? Sometimes when I'm asked questions that aren't really that important, I don't really spend a lot of time on them, so I'm going to say vampire.
Sindy: Alright. Thanks. Where do you see The Click Five in five years?
The Click Five: Hopefully on a poster in people's rooms at home.
Sindy: Well, to wrap this up, do you have any advice for kids wanting to break into the music industry?
The Click Five: Get into the idea of being in a band if that's what you want to do. Start early, I started when I was a freshman in high school. Play around with different people and find out what you like and don't like. And then work on whatever your craft is going to be - if it's vocals, just start as soon as you can and find a good vocal instructor, if it's guitar, practice that. Definitely work to be the best at what you would be doing in a band. Write songs and just get involved with it. And if you're really going all out, you have to commit yourself 100%. You have to have goals.