Michael Peter Balzary, better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian bassist born in Melbourne. Flea, who also plays the trumpet and occasionally works as an actor, is best known as the bassist, co-founder and one of the composers of the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers.Flea was born in Burwood, Melbourne, Australia. His father, Mick Balzary, an avid fisherman, often took him fishing
Flea was studying in Fair fax HighSchool, and was fascinated with the trumpet, practicing very well, having no interest in rock music at the time. His classmates made fun of her accent autraliano-New Yorker and his "weird" taste in music. Anthony Kiedis also met in school, and after a brief conversation, the two became best friends, Flea soon adopted his nickname, given to him on a skiing trip in reference to his nervous nature and fickle.