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Louisville Rock Closeup
Name: Cristina Mullins
Age: Older than you think ;)
Instrument: Vocalist and all around damn fine tambourine player.
Band/Former Bands: Sonic Epitaph. Former bands include Raising Einstein, Circle 7 and Kaos.
How long on instrument: I've been singing in front of audiences since the sixth grade, where I played the role of Aunt Polly in a mighty swell production of "Tom Sawyer."
Equipment: Shure Beta58 Wireless and platform shoes.
Influences:Journey, Stevie Nicks
My first gig: My first band gig was at the age of 16. My band, Kaos, played in a parking lot out in front of a Sav-A-Lot in Clarksville to celebrate their grand opening. I played keyboards and sang back vocals.
Hobbies: It's more like an addiction...but right now I play Warcraft for relaxation. Level 41 Warrior :) I also get into photography and collecting stage clothes and shoes.
Favorite movies: Comedy classics - "Stripes," "The Jerk," "Christmas Vacation"
Favorite food: Fresh cut fries dipped in Ranch, Rib eye steak off the grill
Favorite place: On stage
Bad habits: Eating said fries dipped in Ranch ;) , blowing off going to the gym (but I always have a good reason.)
What I'm listening to nowadays: Within Temptation and the radio, mostly.
Coolest thing I've done: Opened for Eddie Money and played the Waterfront Chow Wagon three years in a row.
Most embarrassing moment: Having hair blow in my mouth and when I took a breath to sing, subsequently down my throat and almost choking to death on stage at the Waterfront Chow Wagon... and having my skirt tucked in my panty hose at a gig at Jim Porter's :)
Who do you love: my kids: Carter, Cooper and Disney and my awesome boyfriend Chris
When/where did you first get some: That was a long time ago and it wasn't the greatest experience!