Showoff was a pop punk band from Chicago, Illinois led by vocalist (and auxiliary guitarist) Chris Envy. Showoff was formed in 1997 in Villa Park, Illinois. In the beginning the idea was to start a 50s style rock 'n roll group. The band consisted of Chris Envy (a.k.a. Chris Messer) (vocals/guitar), Daniel Castady (drums), Graham Jordan (guitar), and Dave Envy (a.k.a. Dave Hyde) (bass). Very early on they needed a P.A.