Meet Felipe Gomez – aka Felipe the Bass Invader – who easily has one of the most interesting stories we’ve shared here in Reader Spotlight. Felipe is a solo artist who travels by bicycle. And we’re not talking about riding a bike to a local gig either. Felipe, his bike and gear have traveled across Asia, North America and South America. Here’s his story…
I am Felipe the Bass Invader, a traveling musician crossing the world on a bicycle.
Musician, adventurer and public speaker.
Bands & Gigs:
I been touring the world: Asia, North America, South America.
I have my solo project called Felipe The Bass Invaders – two solo albums release to the date.
I’m working on a movie about my last adventure with my bass and bicycle on the Arctic.
- Dingwall EBZ 6 STRINGS
- Roland Cube amp
- Darkglass B7K
Why I play the bass:
My brother showed me “Cliff ‘Em All”. I saw Cliff Burton, and I knew I wanted to be a bass player.
My bass superpower/claim to fame:
I’m probably the first solo bass artist in cross the Arctic with his bass and bicycle.
I play lots of festivals by my self on the stage, often the sound guys ask me “where is the rest of the band?” I say “it is just me”. Then they hear I came on my bicycle, and then tell me I am crazy. But we only live once, and I want this life to be a adventure. So far so good.
Stu Hamm, Victor wooten, Igor Saavedra, Bach, Violeta Parra, Jorge Gonzales