Flea was born in Melbourne Australia in 1962. He left at the age of four to live in New York. Due to the restless nature of his parent’s hearts, he moved once again in 1972 to Los Angeles. He has lived in Los Angeles ever since.

When he started Bancroft Junior High School in 1973, he began to play trumpet in the school band. He loved playing the trumpet and became enamored with the great jazz trumpeters like Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Dorham. The music made him feel like everything was going to be O.K. Music is the same as basketball to him. He made friends at school who also like music, finding self worth, and a profound sense of community with his fellow aspiring musicians. As High School came to a close, friends who had a rock band asked him to play the electric bass, to join them in achieving their hope and dreams of touching people’s hearts with rock music.

At the age of seventeen, he found himself onstage at a Hollywood nightclub banging his head and rocking the four string. This led to him having a career as a rock musician, and he now finds himself here at Carnegie Hall, grateful to be a part of the Pathway to Paris experience, along with other musicians he loves and respects.

Flea along with his band The Red Hot Chili Peppers, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Flea also has a beautiful dog named Blizzard. Blizzard is not in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he should be, because anyone that sits next to him wants to sing a beautiful song, paint a deep painting, or write a book.
Flea has also acted in a bunch of movies, most recently “Boy Erased” where he plays a really mean man; it’s not out yet.

Flea tries really hard to be a thoughtful, loving person. He loves camping and hiking and swimming in clear rivers. He cares a lot about the environment, and it causes him great sadness that the current administration of the United States government doesn’t seem to care about it at all, as a matter of fact they seem intent on pooping in beautiful clear rivers so they can make a buck and satisfy their petty ego. It seems that an organization like Pathway to Paris is more important ever.

“It is an honor for me to be a part of the Pathway to Paris project. I humble myself before the divine majesty of our planet. An opportunity to serve it is not one I would ever pass up. Our air, our water, our psychedelic beauty, this is all we have.”

– Flea