The Howard City, Michigan Based ROCK BAND, Klikred, was formed in 2000 by Davey Glover and David Holbrook, two guitar players who had known each other for more than 15 years. David Holbrook, the band's lead singer and lead guitar player, has been playing and singing in the bars since the age of fourteen. David's early bands were of the classic rock, country, bluegrass, and southern rock genre, . Davey hails from West Virginia and has both heavy metal and bluegrass influences; his first band being death metal/thrash. Davey use to play drums,and was pretty good at it...To Davey's credit, he won the state drum competition. One day over the phone it was decided by the two that, "We Need To Get A Band Started!" That dream has evolved into the modern-day Klikred. David called his cousin, Brian Arnold, a drummer who had recently split from his former band, the Loose County Road Commission. Loose County was receiving air play on local Big Rapids media outlets as they had completed their debut CD, 'Blind Sucker Floodin''. They also played live in the studio at 101.7 ...The break-up of Brian's former band made him hesitant to start another project, but he agreed. At this point, the fellas had a lead singer, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and drums, but no bass. It was arranged for John to come to a band practice, John was invited to join the band at the end of the first practice. . David's strong leadership helped the band to quickly congeal and the band played their first show eight weeks later at the Pierson "Fire Barn" in late March 2001. Within months, Klikred began to play the local bar circuit, playing about 45 songs per night, playing approximately 60-70 shows per year . Klikred is known for their strong vocals and meaningful lyrics with driving force. The band played a consortium of music ranging from The Beatles to White Zombie, Bad Company to ZZ Top, and Clapton to The White Stripes. During the course of a Klikred evening, you could expect to hear a great blend of the classics to great modern-day alternative metal. In the Fall of 2005, John decided to pursue other musical interests . Klikred would go forward with high school friend, Clayton Smith, joining the band on bass. Clayton had played drums with the band on an interim basis years earlier. While brian was working in California.. The band continued to focus more on their original music, as they had made a more concerted effort to produce it since 2003. By the Fall of 2007, Clayton would leave the band, to work on his solo album,and Klikred would once again be without a bass player. John left for Seattle in October 2007 and just after the New Year 2008, David and John began dialogue where David expressed that 'the band' would like to reunite the original members and try to take Klikred to the next level in their rock and roll evolution., John returned to Grand Rapids in February 2008, and the band would have their first rehearsal on a very snowy Valentine's Day, February 14, 2008. The original members spent time apart working on their respective musical interests and each growing his own style. Time apart has allowed members to further develop their playing, writing, composing, and vocal styles and interests. But attitudes still affected the band and John would once again persue other musical interests, And Clayton was the bass player again...Klikred opened for JACKYL in june of 2008..Klikred is about creating driving music that people can appreciate and get into, What does Klikred mean??? We've heard that question in a variety of ways over the years, and here's the real deal : We had gone through a few names, having appeared under a couple of sundry names, one being 'Washboard', and then finally came up with Klikred. Here's what it means - KLIK as in "we click" (to "click" as a group, or we're all in synchronicity, and the RED of blood, the "music is in our blood". The Klikred you will hear going forward in 2008 and beyond will focus on a driving sound that people can identify with. Expect and new and improved Klikred in the Spring of 2008 at a local live music venue near you! Klikred WILL MAKE THEIR DEBUT REUNION PERFORMANCE AT THE I-ROCK OF DETROIT, SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2008, 9pm. Klikred extends their warmest wishes and all the best to our friends, family, and the extended Klikred family who have been there for us over the years. We're looking forward to carrying on the rowdy, raucous Klikred tradition! The band's members hail from Howard City, Stanwood, and SandLake, Michigan. Klikred will continue on to the recording studio in 2009 to release the long-awaited debut CD, titled 'KR'. The band intends to honor our past by putting on the great live outdoor shows that our fans have come to love and expect over the years, and we look forward to taking the stage at the many great venues across the Midwest and into the South. God Bless and 'Keep On Rockin' In The Free World!' We recorded the Klikred album finaly in 2009 ..it took us about 50 hours ..