Lucas Silveira is best known for being the front-man of Canadian band The Cliks. He’s had 4 major record releases since 2006 and has toured extensively alongside acts such as Cyndi Lauper, The Cult, The New York Dolls, and Debbie Harry as well as having appeared on National Television shows such as Late Late Night with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ETalk Canada, Global TV’s The Morning Show and MTV’s TRL. He most recently performed at Cyndi Lauper’s Home For The Holidays 2013 benefit concert alongside acts like Pink, Nelly Furtado, Matt & Kim and many more receiving a mention in the Hollywood Reporter as a highlight performer of the show.
Lucas 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 as well as a performer. He also has an extremely devoted audience within the LGBT community as an extremely visible and outspoken member of the transgender community, which lends him the opportunity to speak to people on an inspirational and intimate level.
When he’s not creating music, Lucas can be found drawing and painting, acting, writing, hosting TV shows 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 (TIFF, Lumiere Du Quebec Award) titled “HOPE” by award wining director Pedro Pires. Most recently, he played the male lead role in the short film “CANDY” by Cassandra Cronenberg, daughter of infamous director David Cronenberg, which also appeared at TIFF 2013.
As a public speaker, Lucas’ inspiring/motivational personal story and down to earth personality, have made him a favorite on the University/College speaking circuit.
As a host, Lucas has worked with Xtra! TV interviewing fascinating people in the music, acting and literary world with interviews that become conversational due to his experience in all fields.
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.”
He has also received honors in OUT magazine’s 2007 OUT 100 for outstanding contribution to the LGBTQ community. Most recently, he was named in the Huffington Post’s Top 5 Most Influential Transgender People Of The Decade. He also broke ground when he was named “2009’s Sexiest Canadian Male” in Chart Attack’s 15th annual poll by being the first transgender male to be nominated and win in the 15 years of publication. Other public acknowledgements awarded to The Cliks include winning the Artist On The Brink award from MTV Logo’s 2008 New Now Next Awards, a nomination at the 2007 GLAAD Awards alongside Rufus Wainwright and Melissa Ethridge and winning a RightOUT award for ‘best video-pro’ for The Cliks single release Savanna.
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.
Lucas has spent most 2013 touring and promoting The Cliks latest release Black Tie Elevator and currently lives in Toronto, Canada.