Zowie Bowie is Rockin' the Stage at M
We've been heating up our pool deck all summer long with our Saturday night concert and nighttime pool party, M Pool Live! If you haven't taken part in our weekend party, this Saturday is your chance! Back by popular demand we have duo Zowie Bowie! But don't worry if you can't catch the sizzling singing sensations this weekend, they'll be back on August 20 and 27! We caught up with Chris Phillips (one half of Zowie Bowie) to get the scoop on what he and Marley Taylor are bringing to M this month!
What excites you most about performing at the M?
To us, the M Resort is one of the finest properties ever built in Las Vegas! Marley and I love that the property appeals to those visiting from out of town, but at the same times it's a favorite among locals, which is something that is very important to us. We love to think that our show is intended for all the people of Las Vegas and that we finally get the opportunity to do something for residents near M who don’t normally get to see us where we perform regularly.
What can people expect to see when they come to hear you at M Pool Live?
They can expect to see what I believe has become our trademark as to who we are and, that is a group of people on stage having the time of our life who want nothing more than to make every single person who comes to see us feel great! It's not so much about the songs we play or the talent any of us may have, it’s about giving off a ton of exciting positive energy that hopefully makes everybody feel included and part of something really fun!
What's the best part of performing at an outdoor venue?
We don’t usually have the opportunity to do many shows outside in the beautiful desert night so this is a really exciting opportunity for us! Being out in the fresh air, under the stars, partying with our friends that live here or visiting from is awesome! It reminds us of being back home in Scottsdale, Arizona which is where we started out performing. Rarely have we performed outside since moving here to Las Vegas 5 years ago.
How will your performance be unique compared to your previous ones?
Well for one, those who come to see us regularly will get to hear several songs that we typically don’t perform. We'll be doing three sets of music instead of our usual two sets that people have come to expect seeing us elsewhere so we have the chance to include some new songs. Also, I think being outside on one of the coolest and biggest stages in town in such an amazing setting as the M Resort pool deck adds an extra degree of energy and excitement to the evening!
How long has the duo been together?
Marley and I have been together and performing now for over ten years. Most of our band has been with us almost from the beginning as well.
What's your favorite song to perform?
I think Marley and I would both agree that we prefer doing songs where we get to interact with each other and really incorporate the crowd into the moment. Over the past couple of weeks I personally have been diggin' a song we do called “Backseat” by New Boyz.
Any pre-performance rituals?
Yes, every show without exception I show up right before we go on, slam a Crown on the Rocks and walk on stage ready to party for the next two or three hours with all our friends and fans! That’s essentially the extent of my pre-performance ritual.
What do you love about Las Vegas?
The thing I love the most about Las Vegas, hands down are the people that live here. It's a place where people from all over the world can come and be anybody they want to be. There's nothing more satisfying than watching people in front of us let go and truly become themselves as the night unfolds. I love living in Las Vegas for so many reasons, there is an energy here you can’t find anywhere else, it's very addictive to the point that whenever I leave town I can’t wait to get back!
What's on your iPod right now?
Music is such a huge part of my life so a short answer to that huge question would be: Jamiroquai, Sinatra, Deadmau5, old Motley Crue and some slammin 'Maynard Ferguson, just to name a few things.
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