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  • Poop Poop
    Poop Poop 3 months ago +846

    I don’t think people understand how hard this is to do. These are the real Americas got talent acts

    • Isaac Hunt
      Isaac Hunt 3 months ago +9

      You don’t think people understand how hard this is to do....? But you do though...?
      I'll bet people wish they were as smart as you.....😂😂

    • Philip Bowen Music
      Philip Bowen Music 3 months ago +22


    • Johny5
      Johny5 3 months ago +24

      Yea, because it is not. Every experienced player can do this. And then thre are people who play actually 100x better and are exceptional. Obviously, playing the card with kids, parents, follwoing dreams..marketing loves it

    • Hambi Bambi
      Hambi Bambi 3 months ago +3

      Agreeee this is master piece

    • Jon Barron
      Jon Barron 3 months ago +3

      @Isaac Hunt but no one wants to be as sad as you 😢

  • Squid
    Squid 3 months ago +848

    I love when people shred on the violin it’s an incredible talent

    • Joshua Amadeus Ishak
      Joshua Amadeus Ishak 3 months ago +10

      His style of music is similar to Lindsey Sterling, violin rock. But, the way he performs is like Tyler and Brian who moves their body energetically when they're in their elements and bring the energy to the audience.

    • FlackaBird
      FlackaBird 3 months ago +3

      Why is this funny to me like I read it as a joke😂

    • Turd Fergusen
      Turd Fergusen 3 months ago +8

      This guys streams on twitch he is legit

    • bill8by5
      bill8by5 3 months ago +2

      Shades of Papa John Creech.

  • Tarantula Fangs
    Tarantula Fangs 2 months ago +38

    Daym, this legitimately made a tear fall from my eye. This man has so much passion in what he does and played an absolute monster cover. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Matthew Morse
    Matthew Morse 3 months ago +330

    Been watching him on TikTok for a while and he's nothing short of incredible. He adds so much to every song he touches. Phenomenal human, exceptional musician... Hope they realize what he brings to the table.

    • Sorin Ciprian
      Sorin Ciprian 3 months ago +1

      What is his tk pls

    • Willison do Carmo
      Willison do Carmo 3 months ago +1

      at this point we already know that what he brings to the table are keys

    • Mugiwara Luffy
      Mugiwara Luffy 3 months ago

      @Willison do Carmo and creating another fable 😂

    • Mugiwara Luffy
      Mugiwara Luffy 3 months ago +4

      I also found this guy on ttk and he is a super nice dude, plays requests and engages with peoples comments (in between songs of corse) and has a super positive vibe 😊

    • Sean
      Sean 3 months ago +2

      the only tiktoker where i'll actually watch their live

  • Janice Mahan
    Janice Mahan 3 months ago +224

    I've played the violin for 62 years. It's a passion that is unmatchable.
    Phillip has an absolutely amazing talent!
    I hope he uses it wisely.

    • josh pring
      josh pring 3 months ago +2

      That wasn't switching between genres, that literally how the song goes.

    • KEYCI
      KEYCI 3 months ago +1

      ​@josh pring where did he say that?

    • josh pring
      josh pring 3 months ago

      @KEYCI oh my reply must've gone on the wrong comment

    • josh pring
      josh pring 3 months ago

      @KEYCI actually i think janice may have edited her comment.

    • Jordan Clout
      Jordan Clout 3 months ago

      Unmatchable hahaha that’s entirely a matter of opinion.

  • Guantanamo Bay Barbie
    Guantanamo Bay Barbie 3 months ago +380

    Philip, I just want you to know I gave you a standing ovation at home in my bedroom. I'm disabled, but I got to my feet for you because you deserved it. Loved the way you kicked the hat and kept going! I know your kids are proud of their papa!

    • majorPUFFEN74
      majorPUFFEN74 3 months ago +1

      @Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 😂😂😂😂😂😂 e

    • Brandon Guindon
      Brandon Guindon 3 months ago +4

      ​@majorPUFFEN74 Why is that funny? Because you don't believe in God? You don't have to that's your choice but respect others belief. Respect....it's a wonderful thing you should try it sometime 😉

    • AnastasiaLocal
      AnastasiaLocal 3 months ago +3

      ​@brandonguindon7455 brandonguindon7455-It's ironic that you say this, while yes they should respect other people's religions ( I'm not saying he does or doesn't ) the person in question that they replied to is most likely a bot or an obnoxious copy pasta that shoves their religion into places where it is unnecessary as seen here, he isn't being disrespectful to the religion-just the poster. Now, about you talking to him about respect. Why do you assume he isn't religious with no context besides a few laughing emojis before proceeding to attempt to scold him? I guess this would be less about respect and more about ignorance in a way.

    • Brandon Guindon
      Brandon Guindon 3 months ago

      @AnastasiaLocal I could say the same thing to you.....how IRONIC isn't it? 😄 I don't assume anything but even if he's not he should just ignore it and move on. And another thing I wouldn't consider someone who left an innocent comment such as that a concern or rather a "shove" to force people into believing what they don't feel is right for them. And it's certainly not obnoxious 😄 I think that's just the way YOU see it, as a personal threat or outburst that you don't like or agree with....which is perfectly fine. I have a question for you, however I'm pretty sure I know the answer already.....do you believe in God? Or are you religious in any way. What's your take on that

    • Brandon Guindon
      Brandon Guindon 3 months ago +1

      @AnastasiaLocal it may be a bot....I can't deny that, but if it turns out it isn't I think they have just as much right to be here and comment however they feel or express what's on their mind. As long as it's respectful and they're not trying to hurt anyone or disrespect someone else's opinion on what's been posted.....sound familiar?

  • j b
    j b 3 months ago +125

    I really love how he alternated between playing the violin as a violin and alternating it to play it as a fiddle while switching up music genres. That takes a huge talent, and he certainly displayed that!!

    • Rosalyn W. Otieno
      Rosalyn W. Otieno 3 months ago +1

      So that’s what it was. I couldn’t say what was the difference but I heard it!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    • Philip Bowen Music
      Philip Bowen Music 3 months ago +1

      great ear

    • Imti Jamir
      Imti Jamir 2 months ago +1

      @Philip Bowen, do you have a YT channel? I would love to se more of your works. TTK is banned in my country so I can't get access to TK, and I can't be arsed to use vpn just for ttk.

    • Aaron James
      Aaron James 27 days ago

      That's how the song goes

  • Lola Bunny
    Lola Bunny 3 months ago +213

    The way you could tell he felt every beat in his core, the facial expressions…😮was everything to me❤❤❤❤

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ 3 months ago

      Repent to Jesus Christ “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
      ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭21‬ ‭NIV‬‬

      MR SPEAKER SERIES 3 months ago +1

      Soooooo real and lovely

  • Tabatha B.
    Tabatha B. 3 months ago +34

    That was completely on point the whole performance. I love everything about his stage presence and his passion that comes through his playing ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Linda in Colorado
    Linda in Colorado 3 months ago +171

    Amazing! The violin is SO hard to play, and what he played was super-difficult! Well done!

    • Philip Bowen Music
      Philip Bowen Music 3 months ago +6

      much love

    • Hina Mo
      Hina Mo 3 months ago +6

      He's playing like two scales at once right!! Amazing

    • LivinLaVidaLaura
      LivinLaVidaLaura 3 months ago +1


    • Natalia Winczowska
      Natalia Winczowska 3 months ago

      what he played was not super-difficult (and to answer another question that will probably come up: yes, i play violin, yes, i can play it)

  • Brandy
    Brandy 3 months ago +8

    SOAD songs are so hard to play. Give this man a medal

  • Shiloh Smith
    Shiloh Smith 3 months ago +104

    I've followed this guy for a while and I'm so excited to see him on this stage....everything he does is incredible 😍 🎉

  • Whitney
    Whitney 3 months ago +50

    Never imagined System of a Down on violin. So good.

  • cl4mz
    cl4mz 3 months ago +101

    the violin is so hard to play, even the basics. so this is extraordinary. violinists don’t get enough credit.

    • ambrooks5
      ambrooks5 3 months ago +1

      Damn straight it is! Loved this!

  • Da C0R0NER
    Da C0R0NER 3 months ago +39

    As a parent I felt every emotion that mom had watching her son. So much pride. Plus System of the Down violin style who the hell can complain about that

    • bosshlz
      bosshlz 3 months ago +2

      Agreed!!! Never thought it was even possible to play Chop Suey on the violin, and he killed it!!

  • Sidney Jackson
    Sidney Jackson 3 months ago +7

    West Virginian’s are proud of you Philip.
    Your talent is a gift and your heart is your blessing.
    Keep it up, Brother.

  • my10baby
    my10baby 3 months ago +199

    That was a pretty spectacular performance I gotta say

    • Philip Bowen Music
      Philip Bowen Music 3 months ago +3

      Thank you!!!!

    • my10baby
      my10baby 3 months ago +1

      @Philip Bowen Music You’re welcome

    • Lisa Ward
      Lisa Ward 3 months ago

      @Philip Bowen Music that was Awesome. I hope you got the golden buzzer from Simon.

    • Lisa Ward
      Lisa Ward 3 months ago

      @Philip Bowen Music

  • Bee Bee
    Bee Bee  3 months ago +20

    He’s so great on stage and seems easy to talk to….. loved this performance. I’d definitely pay $$ to see him play

  • Piddy 3825
    Piddy 3825 3 months ago +9

    What a down to earth guy! So humble yet so talented, such a tremendous role model for his children. *_Way to go Philip! Way to go!_*

  • Mazvita Selemani
    Mazvita Selemani 3 months ago +26

    I'm surprised they didn't give him a standing O. That was incredible. His live performance is honna be so epic with the bigger budget!!

  • Anthony None Ya business420
    Anthony None Ya business420 3 months ago +22

    He really feels that music & it makes him play even better he’s got a great talent ❤️

  • Jenna G
    Jenna G 3 months ago +5

    Dude is awesome!! People really don't understand how hard it is to do what he just did! You killed it my man!!

  • Lola Bunny
    Lola Bunny 3 months ago +35

    I keep watching this over&over!!! He played multiple styles of music.

  • Tammy Deeter
    Tammy Deeter 3 months ago +14

    This performance was wonderful! This artist is very talented, and his enthusiasm definitely heightened his performance. Plus, I love the fact that his mom and dad are so proud of him. Job well done young man, and you’re setting a wonderful example for your three sons.

  • Shannon Douglass
    Shannon Douglass 3 months ago +8

    The violin has always been one of my favorite instruments. But this took it to a whole new level! LOVE LOVE LOVE this man's talent!!

  • starsan
    starsan 3 months ago +3

    The violin is the one instrument I want to learn so bad. Whenever I see someone just going IN on one like this it's inspiring. So amazing

  • sarpong clinton
    sarpong clinton 2 months ago

    This guy played his soul out. He need that golden buzzer

  • Victoria Avant-Jenkins
    Victoria Avant-Jenkins 3 months ago +4

    Yes!!! I’ve followed him for a while now and I’m a violinist amongst 6 other instruments. Commend this man! He’s so kind and talented.

  • The Finch Outdoors
    The Finch Outdoors 3 months ago +15

    I watch this dude live on TikTok all the time. Guy has tremendous talent. Regardless if he wins or not still one of the best violinist I’ve ever heard.

  • Kevin Everitt
    Kevin Everitt 3 months ago +6

    You killed it as always. Your hard work is paying off. So proud of you, bro!

  • twistedsevenfold
    twistedsevenfold 3 months ago +5

    Used to watch this guy on Reddit live back during Covid and he is phenomenal

  • Jeffrey Goodwin
    Jeffrey Goodwin 3 months ago +19

    Only about 100 years does an artist like Phillip Bowen come around! Possibly the most talented violinist ever! Great music 🎶 🎵 👌

    • Sunny Mountain
      Sunny Mountain 3 months ago +5

      I‘m sorry, but I really hope, you don’t mean this serious…
      Try listen to Itzhak Perlman who was mentioned in the beginning.
      He‘s great :)
      And of course Hilary Hahn, Ray Chen, Maxim Vengerov etc. are too.

    • Annette Harris
      Annette Harris 3 months ago +1

      Nah...David Garrett hands down the best crossover violinist

    • Thamer Tanner
      Thamer Tanner 3 months ago

      Lindsey Sterling is the best I've ever heard, I'll have to check out the others mentioned here!

  • Angela Johnson
    Angela Johnson 3 months ago +4

    Love that he combined classical/bluegrass styles. Very soulful.

  • Richard Johnson
    Richard Johnson 3 months ago +7

    On a night of spectacular performances, this one stood out for me. I've loved upbeat, high energy classical music since "A Fifth of Beethoven" came out in the 1970's. Yeah, I'm that old. Phillip did a great job and I wish him well going forward.

  • Sarah Doan Peace
    Sarah Doan Peace 20 days ago

    Absolutely FANTASTIC! He is sensational and GIFTED! Seems like an awesome human and that talent, PASSION and drive is unmatched! I hope he wins the whole damn thing! I live in Vegas and as a local, we don’t go to shows but I’d HAPPILY go him! This was so fun and entertaining to watch! Go Phillip!

  • Renee Blair
    Renee Blair 3 months ago +2

    Love his passion and what he did with the violin..very entertaining.

  • Flying_g0rilla
    Flying_g0rilla 3 months ago +5

    Incredibly impressive, and with such a great band, SOAD! ❤

  • Robin Shane
    Robin Shane 3 months ago +3

    I loved this. For real. He was amazing. I’d go to a show of his and I’m not a violin fan…. Until now.

  • Atmos Black
    Atmos Black 3 months ago +7

    I'm a huge fan for years and Philip always gets me... sitting here with tears in my eyes. Much love!!

  • Jenn
    Jenn 3 months ago +4

    Wow - that was amazing - real example of extraordinary talent that should be showcased on America's Got Talent!

    YIYOU 2 months ago

    Not even a minute into song and im vibing such talent this guy has

  • Kaligar Prime
    Kaligar Prime 3 months ago +5

    This makes me want to hear more, and yes I would pay to see this man on stage. Well done Phillip. Amazing.

  • Sharon Bowers
    Sharon Bowers 3 months ago +1

    What a nice surprise! I loved it!

  • tim Powell
    tim Powell 3 months ago +1

    Fanfriggintastic Phillip ! I hope you win the whole show ! ✌️❤️🙏

  • God’sCountry
    God’sCountry 3 months ago +7

    What a talented great guy! I’m a WV girl! So glad to see this talent from my beautiful state! ❤ Go Philip!!!

  • Rob Stone
    Rob Stone 3 months ago +13

    I’ve been following this man on IG for a while now. I love his music and I love seeing him on this stage.. nice work my man

  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer M. 3 months ago +22

    Get ready for more amazing playing. He has original songs, too!!

  • Matthew N
    Matthew N 3 months ago +1

    That was amazing. He will go far!

  • Janice Castle
    Janice Castle 3 months ago +16

    I hope the judges relize how difficult that music is ❤

  • A Wright
    A Wright 3 months ago +3

    I've followed him a couple years, on social media, & he never disappoints! Amazing talent, either any genre of music!

  • Kathie Kennedy
    Kathie Kennedy 2 months ago

    I've followed Phillip's channel for some time. I love it when he plays covers with the music. The way his fiddlin' adds to Tennessee Whiskey is over the top, as well as many other great songs. He really is talented!

  • Jude T
    Jude T 3 months ago +3

    So amazing! System of a Down fan and couldn't love this more. Thank you!

  • marie c
    marie c 3 months ago +3

    this is so cool!! he's playing the violin like an electric guitar. it's so sick

  • Macr Thur
    Macr Thur 3 months ago +1

    Wow 😮👏👏👏 amazing performance ❤️

  • Lori Evans
    Lori Evans 18 days ago

    Spectacular performance young man!! Really enjoyed your show!!!!

  • GenLeeConcepts
    GenLeeConcepts 3 months ago

    Wow, he's quite a showman-at any age-he does prove it's never too late!!!

  • Tiioak
    Tiioak 3 months ago +1

    dude was killing it. watched 6 times and counting

  • Jasmine Toole
    Jasmine Toole 3 months ago +1

    This needed a Golden Buzzer!!!

  • concrete cowboy rs
    concrete cowboy rs 19 days ago

    Phil you are killing it dude. I’m glad to see you like this I remember u banging out fiddle for me at church just fooling around. Your killing it bro

  • Steve Dyer
    Steve Dyer 3 months ago +4

    I have been listening to Philip day by day on Clip-Share This performance is only the tip of the iceberg. This song did not fully reveal the incredible talent he has!

  • Brandon Guindon
    Brandon Guindon 3 months ago +3

    Incredibly talented....you deserve the standing ovation. Best of luck to you

  • Lola Bunny
    Lola Bunny 3 months ago +18

    He needs to do the beats for something like music videos or Disney movies!!! A major orchestra!!!

  • Colleen C.
    Colleen C. 3 months ago +3

    Get it!!! Grew up with that song. You made your family proud. Well done ❤

    • Chris P
      Chris P 3 months ago

      Hey Colleen, check out violinist Vanessa Mae!

  • Chris P
    Chris P 3 months ago +2

    Man, dude "violined" the hell out of "Chop Suey" by System of A Down. I love that band! Maybe Phil will do SOAD's "Soldier Side" or "Lost in Hollywood" in future performances.

  • david featch
    david featch 3 months ago +1

    So good, I was singing the song as he played it. You could here the words of the song from his violin as he played.

  • Esmeralda Zuniga
    Esmeralda Zuniga 3 months ago +1

    Omg his mom!!! she was so proud!!!! he is very talented!! ❤

  • bosshlz
    bosshlz 3 months ago +1

    Never thought I'd ever hear the Violin remix of Chop Suey!!!! He killed it!!!!

  • Maricela Perez
    Maricela Perez 3 months ago +6

    dang ...anyone who's ever held a bow to a violins string knows how quick that note can change and ruin the performance .....Loved it ...Bravo Maestro!

  • yldtigah
    yldtigah 3 months ago +3

    Mindblowing! Had me rockin' on this end, Yeah man, that was awesome! Your mama & pops looked so proud of you, made me quite emotional lol

  • lon grimes
    lon grimes Day ago

    I've been following him on TikTok for years. I'm glad to see that he actually got the recognition he deserves.

  • Wheelheadd
    Wheelheadd 3 months ago +1

    I like how he played it as if there are some parts that sounded like saxophone.

  • Stevie Hayes
    Stevie Hayes 3 months ago

    I'm losing it with him mom just bursting with emotion. She's so sweet. And he was awesome.

  • Quinjesuis
    Quinjesuis 3 months ago +1

    Love his passion and energy, totally awesome 🙏

  • Fish in a Birdcage
    Fish in a Birdcage 3 months ago +9

    Killin it always. love ya brother. So good!

  • Julie Monarch
    Julie Monarch 3 months ago +1

    Love the sound of the mournful fiddle. Sounds like a hug from loved ones we've lost. Good job Sir!

  • Dorothy Westcott
    Dorothy Westcott 3 months ago +9

    Wow he was amazing 🤩. A true superstar after that performance 👏👏👏

  • jason william shuck
    jason william shuck 3 months ago +5

    I’ve been watching him record little videos in his room on Instagram for a couple years. It’s pretty cool to see him on network TV

  • Brittney Busa
    Brittney Busa 3 months ago +1

    Wow! They have some really good talent

  • Outside Music
    Outside Music Month ago

    That was simply amazing. I loved it.

  • MA
    MA 3 months ago +1

    Oh man that was good, great performance 💯

  • Prime
    Prime 3 months ago +4

    Wow man, That was so good! 🔥

  • Anne Lewis
    Anne Lewis 3 months ago +3

    Love this!!! Your family must be SO proud of you!!!

  • squishydevil
    squishydevil 3 months ago +5

    Uggggg! Philip! I’ve listened to this 5 times as of now! If you don’t know Philip, he does regular streams on TikTok and Twitch and has the same stage presence. Such a great musician and wonderful personality who deserves a ton of recognition! No surprise he got the standing ovation from the entire audience. Come see this consistently awesome performance 3 times a week.

  • MLG plays Balkan
    MLG plays Balkan 3 months ago +1

    Philip i look up to you, amazing to see u in auditions, great talent, im watching your videos daily, started playing fiddle myself!! Cheers mate!!

  • Linda Puccio
    Linda Puccio 3 months ago +1

    This guy is unbelievable ! They have been very blessed to have such a gift ! Most difficult instrument to play ! 🎉🎉🎉

  • Whitny
    Whitny 3 months ago +2

    I was literally cheering from my home as if he could here me 😆 loved it especially that’s it’s SoaD ❤

  • Jonathan Hsu
    Jonathan Hsu 3 months ago +31

    This is amazing!
    I wonder he can make an appearance in Sesame Street! 🎻

    • Ariana Moon
      Ariana Moon 3 months ago +2


    • offthesidelines
      offthesidelines 3 months ago

      ​@Dolly PardonMe nope - maybe only temporarily because of the pandemic. I distinctly remember reading articles about SS introducing new characters since.

  • Alyssa Johnson
    Alyssa Johnson 3 months ago +1

    Amazing song & cover... Respect :)

  • Deepblue🦈
    Deepblue🦈 3 months ago +3

    A phenomenal performance!!!

  • Twin Flame Mystique 1111

    He’s absolutely amazing!

  • Saffron Lealle
    Saffron Lealle 3 months ago +2

    I absolutely LOOOOOVE this!!!! He's amazing!! And his personality is just so freaking cool.

  • Kim
    Kim 3 months ago +1

    Hell Ya!!!! :) Awesome and I hope he gets somewhere now with his talent!!!!! Love him!

  • Edward Flores
    Edward Flores 3 months ago +3

    I’ve watched this guys live streams on Reddit since 2020 he could play almost any song people would request, this gentleman is extremely talented an can easily play multiple genres

  • Kristine Oh
    Kristine Oh 3 months ago +3

    You can tell that his parents are very proud of him. You did very well sir. And, thank you for playing my favorite song.

  • Perry P
    Perry P 3 months ago +2

    He's so genuine. Props to this man. Incredible.

  • Leon Bezuidenhout
    Leon Bezuidenhout 3 months ago +1

    Amazingly talented 🎉

  • ohlemacherm
    ohlemacherm 3 months ago +1

    Philip was a bright spot during the Covid days for me. Glad to see him on a big stage.

  • Joseph Roman
    Joseph Roman 3 months ago +18

    This guy’s fiddle was smokin’! 🎻🔥🎻🔥

  • George Booth
    George Booth 3 months ago +3

    Congrats Phillip on being on AGT!
    I hope that you WIN!
    I've been watching your videos for over a year. You're incredible!
    Good luck!

  • Wanda Armstrong
    Wanda Armstrong 3 months ago +2

    He is absolutely awesome!!!