1. First off, who are you and what genre of music do you make?
My name is Chris Qualls, I write songs, produce records and play bass & guitar in a Los Angeles-based band called Tidal Babes. We like to call our music dirty beach pop
2. If you had to describe your music with a color, what would it be?
Probably Seafoam green
3. What’s the biggest struggle you have when it comes to creating?
Narrowing down the songs. We write a lot of music and our marketing plan is to release one new song and music video a month. Sometimes it gets tough to pick which one to release next
4. If you could play any show in the world, what would it be?
Coachella. Once you hit that point you’re part of the mainstream culture
5. What do you consider your biggest musical success?
When I was younger my punk rock band played a bunch of shows with Blink 182 and Bad Religion, that was cool. Last year I scored two movies, which has always been a goal of mine. Geting a publishing deal was also a big accomplishment
6. What inspired you to start making music?
Nirvana. When I was 12 I bought a bass and started learning every Nirvana song I could find the tabs for
7. If you could hear any person living or dead sing to you, who would it be?
8. Who, aside from any band or musician, is your biggest influence?
My parents. They taught me very young that you have to work hard to get what you want and that’s a big part of who I am today
9. What’s your favorite book?
I love “Broken Music” by Sting and “Scar Tissue” by Anthony Kiedis. For fiction I would say either “Survivor” by Chuck Palahnuik or “Misery” by Stephen King
10. What do you like to do other than music?
Surf, play water polo, hang out with my dog, ride my motorcycle, read, watch TV, video games and go out to dive bars with my buddies
11. Who is your favorite musical artist?
Right now probably Borns. All time top 5: The Beatles, Nirvana, Spill Canvas, Michael Jackson, Blink 182
12. What’s one piece of advice you have for young musicians?
Don’t give up. The whole music industry is full of people that will tell you “no” and turn you down. You have to keep trying and not take it personally. Spend every day working to get better and eventually you’ll get a “yes”
13. Lastly, what’s your lucky number?
You can find Tidal Babes on Instagram at @tidal_babes.