Michael Maxim

The Xpress

Gary Dowell

Steve Pagano

Michael is an experienced drummer and showman having played in funk and dance bands throughout the North East. His versatility, incredible sense of timing and ability to create a cool groove are essential elements of the Xpress. His fast hands, powerful drumming and rhythmic fills are a trademark of the band sound and when combined with Steve's bass create an incredible rhythm section.

Steve is a 35 year veteran of the music industry spending 20 years with recording artists "The Knobs" and performing original material through-out the mid-west based out of Pittsburgh. Steve also has been a freelance studio musician and performer lending his versatile skills to many recording artists. Steve is as accomplished a bass player as any band can have, able to play multiple music styles and genres and bringing a melodic, tasteful yet thunderous bottom end to the Xpress. Additionally Steve acts as co-host on stage assisting Alex with the demanding performances.

​​The Band that makes the music happen!

 Gary is a classically trained pianist and has played all over the U.S from the huge dance halls of Texas to Arizona, Wyoming and the entire mid-west. An experienced session player, Gary has done alot of studio work in Nashville and studied audio engineering @ Head East's acclaimed studio. Gary has several excellent instrumental albums that he has written and recorded. Gary's is an impressive soloist and his skills are a feature of the Xpress.


Gary Dowell - Keyboards

Steve Pagano - Bass

Michael Maxim - Drums

Alex's touring band, The Xpress, blends original blues and driving rock with a strong groove to create a unique identifiable sound/style all it's own. Each member of the band is an accomplished and gifted musician contributing their talent and showmanship to every performance. This band combines great musicianship with Alex's memorable songs to put on an energetic entertaining show you need to hear and see..

Meet The Xpress