A searing scream echoes through the night, and then the rampage starts, called to arms by the voice of Nikki Z. Next to four years of vocal training influenced by bands such as Queen, Kamelot or Dio, the singer with the versatile style has gathered more band experience along his way than any other member of Showdown. Also, when invited, he might bring his bodyguards and/or a stripper girl.
Another stage raider comes in the shape of a breathtaking, beautiful blonde – but Glen Vega doesn't only have the looks on point, he is also a major musical influence on the band. Since he's a founding member, his songwriting and guitar skills have been a thriving force behind Showdown from the very beginning. All in for the name of the game!
Guitar, Keys, Vocals
„Saints Are Reckless“: Alek Saint is the one who makes this statement come true. Immense guitar skills, a unique style of playing solos and a connection to music that only a few have are just some of the qualities this exceptional musician and multi-talent brings into the band. This man never backs off from trying something new, bringing the band forward with every step.
When there's action, when there's party, then Keith Louis is probably not far as well, no matter if in the club, somebody's apartment (which will then never be the same again), or out on the streets. Stage and rehearsal room are the home of the man on the bass, whose crackhead energy blisters brighter than that of your average redneck cousin/lover. However, the stage isn't his only domain, as at the same time, he manages to keep things going for the band behind the scenes.
Banging the drums harder than most dudes bang their girls and telling an entire story with every beat: that is Johnny F. Machine, the obligatory band madman. The wide-grinning drummer coordinates Showdown's course with groove, feeling, stomping energy and a surge of double-bass then and now. Equipped with a great amount of musical influences and an emotional drumming style, he is ready to annihilate any stage that witnesses one of Showdown's raging shows. He is also very funny and handsome and yes, he did write this text.