Bowie has fast become one of the most well-known acts in Las Vegas,
most recently bringing a unique blend of today's hottest Dance, Hip Hop, Top 40 and
Classic Las Vegas music to audiences every week as a headliner at Monte
Carlo Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
the early days in Scottsdale, Chris Phillips was performing as Zowie Bowie,
name of rocker David Bowie’s son, who now uses the name Duncan Jones.
chose Zowie because I didn’t think people would pay to see Chris
Phillips,” says Phillips. “I had to have a name that made sense. I
never claimed to be the son of David Bowie, I was just promoting the
Zowie Bowie frame of mind.”
reason for being here in Las Vegas is to keep the essence of the
vintage Vegas vibe alive,” says Phillips. “In my opinion, something that
has gone by the wayside over past few years. I want to bring that back
the style of music, the off-the-cuff show itself."
goal is to create a camaraderie among entertainers here in town,
the way it used to be. A place to go where they can feel free to come
up onstage and share in the revelry of celebrating Las Vegas. For me,
personally, that’s my true passion, keeping that style of music and
says he has dreamed of being a Vegas entertainer since he
since I was a kid I always idolized Elvis and Sammy Davis Jr.
and the flamboyant Vegas style entertainers,” he says. “So I very much
have been into accessories and jewelry and stuff, even in elementary
school. I have pictures of me in the fourth grade dressed like a
mini-Elvis going to school."
fantasized, I dreamed of being Wayne Newton or Bobby Darin. For
me, it was about being indigenous to Las Vegas. I have no intention of
going to Los Angeles or New York or anyplace else. I want to set up shop
here and to be able to create an experience for people who come here. I
want them to have that Vegas experience and have that perception of
what they think Vegas is all about.”
says he wants to be a bridge between old and new Vegas.
trying to bring that old Vegas spirit back in a modern-day
show,” he says.
Nearest Major City: Las Vegas Willing to Travel: Yes