Q&A Scene: Miss Christine

Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?

Dichotomy, my second EP, was written while I lived in Boston, MA. I’m really influenced by ’60s and ’70s rock but I wanted to add my own twist. I call it alternative-retro rock.

How would you describe your sound in food form and why? 

It’s like Lays Cheesy Garlic potato chips. They look cheesy and disgusting but once you dig into them you can’t stop.

Which song resonates most strongly and why?

Hmm… this is a tough question. It’s a tie between “Perfect,” which I wrote when life was very scary and confusing — although that hasn’t changed much — and “Epiphany” because I love the simplistic, eerie bass line that I came up with.

Any on the road anecdotes?

On my last day of tour playing bass for Georgia English and the Jukebox Kids, I convinced the band to stop in Washington D.C. for cupcakes. I may or may not have a huge cupcake obsession. Anyways, we didn’t realize that where we had parked was a tow zone after four pm. At 4:05 we headed back to our car to start the eleven hour drive back home to Nashville. We couldn’t find it anywhere and realized that we had been towed. The guitarist tried to call the number on the sign but they said it would be a two hour wait to talk to an actual human. In our panic, a UPS man approached us and asked us if we had a tan car. We said yes and our savior pointed us towards the Salvation Army. We had no idea where it was and Google Maps couldn’t even direct us where to go. Georgia was pushing her car alarm button and we wandered aimlessly in what we could only hope was the right direction. The alarm never went off but after crossing over a bridge, we saw that our car had been moved down two blocks to an empty parking space. Under the windshield wiper was a bright orange envelope with a $150 ticket. To this day, we joke about our $150 cupcakes. I think they were totally worth it.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Stupid people and my late cat.

What’s next for you?

At the end of June I’m playing Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Music Festival in Waverly, IA and then I’ll be on Nashville’s Music City Corner in July.

What’s your scene?

Where there’s lots of chocolate, cats, and good music.

About Miss Christine:
In spite of growing up surrounded by cornstalks in the middle of Iowa, Miss Christine always knew that she wanted to be a performer. At the age of twelve, she picked up the electric bass and has been hooked ever since. Opening for artists such as Eric Church, John Carter Cash, and Keystone Revisited, playing with Jefferson Starship, and performing in front of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Miss Christine has done just that. Raised on a musical diet of psychedelic rock from the ‘60s and ‘70s, funk, R&B, and soul, Miss Christine has assimilated these genres into her own unique style of bass playing and singing. Her second EP “Dichotomy” not only showcases her bass playing and vocals but also her distinct songwriting style. In 2015, her music video for “Epiphany” made it to number one on the Reddit indie rock chart.

Website: www.misschristinemusic.com

About Mary Boukouvalas 1082 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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