Showoff (band)

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Showoff, 1999
Showoff, 1999
Background information
OriginChicago, Illinois
Years active
  • 1996–2002
  • 2005–2006
  • 2014–present
MembersChris Envy
Mickey Molinari
Stephen Avery
Mike Muse
Past membersGraham Jordan
Kyle Lewis
Nick Piljay
Carl Kusch
Lance Tamras
Mickey Molinari
Nate Thruman (Envy)
Tony Tintari
Oliver Deighton
Joe Oldaker

Showoff is a pop punk band from Chicago, Illinois led by vocalist Chris Envy.


Showoff was formed in 1997 in Villa Park, Illinois. The band consisted of Chris Envy, Daniel Castady (drums), Graham Jordan (guitar), and Dave Envy (a.k.a. Dave Hyde) (bass). In 1998, Showoff signed with Maverick Records while it was owned by Madonna. Their self-titled debut album was released the following year in 1999, and was produced by Goldfinger's John Feldmann. The single "Falling Star" reached No. 36 on the Billboard Modern Rock charts that same year.[1] Their song "Spill" was included in the soundtrack for Digimon: The Movie, which was released in 2000. They held a one-off reunion show in March 2005 for a cancer benefit.In 2006, Chris Envy reformed the band with Mickey Molinari and released the Waiting For You EP. In 2017, Showoff released a new album "Midwest Side Story" and played a few shows. In 2023, Chris Envy reformed the band with previous drummer Mickey Molinari, guitarist Stephen Avery, and bassist Mike Muse. There are plans for extensive touring, several singles, and an EP release in the future.[2]


Year Title Label Format Other information
1997 ...Around The Corner Fudge Is Made Self Released LP First release
1999 Red Tape Self Released EP Second release
1999 "Falling Star" Maverick Records Single Single
1999 Showoff Maverick Records LP Third release - major label debut album
2015 Wish You Were Her... Dodgeball Records LP
2006 Waiting For You Pacific Ridge Records EP Fourth release
2008 Waiting For You Pacific Ridge Records EP Re-issue with two bonus tracks
2017 Midwest Side Story Dodgeball Records LP Fifth Release


  1. ^ Charts, Allmusic
  2. ^ White, Adam (February 3, 2005). "Showoff benefit reunion show". Retrieved October 30, 2021.

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