There is a reason why Chris Phillips is a seven-time Best of Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year award winner.
Just about every night of the week here in Southern Nevada, Phillips, aka Zowie Bowie, is playing his heart out on a different stage for his many fans.
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Phillips started in the business as long-haired, heavy metal drummer in Scottsdale, Arizona. He got a call from a friend to fill in for a missing member of their band and went under the pseudonym “Zowie Bowie.”
He was a hit. The very next day, he cut his hair, sold his drum kit, and a legend was born.
This is the 25th anniversary of the band and in 25 years, he has never had a week off. The last four years, you may have watched him on television, as he has headlined “America’s Party” on New Year’s Eve. Zowie Bowie plays different shows to different fans at different venues each week here in Las Vegas.
Every Thursday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., he performs before thousands of screaming fans on the main stage at the Fremont Street Experience. Two Fridays a month, he plays from 10 p.m. to midnight at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station. Wednesdays, he can be seen from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Rhythm & Riffs inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Periodically, you can catch him at the Westgate Cabaret inside the Westgate Hotel and Casino. And once a month, his Big Band Show, consisting of 15 pieces, is featured in the Showroom at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. The Big Band show is different than his others shows as it brings you back in time to old Vegas.
Along with Phillips, is some of the most talented musicians in the business. Also joining the band on a regular basis are Jamie Lynch, Sina Foley, and Christina Amato. These lovely and gifted vocalists rotate daily to bring a new and unique look and sound to each show.
Phillips said his dream was always to be “a Vegas guy on the Strip like Sinatra, Orlando, Davis Jr, and Rickles.
“Zowie Bowie isn’t about us, it’s about the people that come to see us,” he said. “Having them have a good time and forget about their problems is our goal.”
Chris Phillips is one of the most charming and charismatic people you could ever meet. And once he steps on the stage, his charm and charisma multiplies. Nobody can whip an audience into a frenzy like Zowie Bowie can. No matter which one of his shows you experience, you will leave fully entertained.