Pasi Kauppinen

(Bass)
Date of birth:

August 19, 1978

Joined band:

2013

Equipment:

Warwick Streamer LX5 Custom, Warwick Alien 5, Demeter HBP-1/JensenDI, Demeter HXC-1, Demeter VTDB-2B, Mesa Boogie Grid Slammer, TC Electronic G Major, Peak FCB4N2 midi foot switch, Sennheiser EW 172 G3 / 1G8, InEar StageDiver SD-3

How did you become a musician?

Started bass playing at the age of 13 when my brother had a band and they needed a bass player, so I was kind of forced to.

Where were you 20 years ago when Tricky Beans started off?

We started Silent Voices with Henrik and my brother Timo.

Where do you see yourself 20 years from now?

Hope to be still able to make music and play live shows.

Musical inspiration:

Progressive rock and metal: Dream Theater, Rush, Symphony X; Melodic metal: Halloween, Yngwie Malsmteen; Rock: Whitesnake, Deep Purple; Metal: Slayer, Metallica etc… Bass players: Billy Sheehan, Tony Levin, Dave LaRue

What’s in the music folder on your phone/computer/other device?

Lots of different kind of music for different situations.

What is your favorite song from each of your albums?

Destruction Preventer, Sing In Silence, The Cage, Shamandalie, Caleb, The Last Amazing Grays, Only The Broken, Larger Than Life, Picturing The Past (revisited)

Favorite song ever to play live:

Don’t Say A Word

Best tour experience off-stage:

Sightseeing for example in Graceland, Copacabana Beach, Central Perk, Hollywood, Tokyo and so on and on…

Best country to tour in:

Every country

Best thing to get from fans on tour:

Warm-up ritual before you go on stage: Streching and bass warm-up exercises, playing some parts from the evenings set list.

Favorite food/drink:

Coffee

Favorite movie/series

Friends, Californication, Breaking Bad, Big Bang Theory

Favorite cartoon/comic:

X-Men

Favorite game/sports:

No sports

Your kind of heaven:

Beach, book and coffee

Your worst vice:

Believe me, it worked at home.

What you’d do with a shitload of money:

I’d buy apartments here and there, home is where you are. I like to travel.

Hobbies, or rather what you do on tour to pass long travel/wait times:

Watching movies and reading books

Place(s) you’d like to visit:

Sydney, Melbourne, Caribean, Hawaii

Wise words:

Seize the day

Last but not least: Is there something you need??!

Music and coffee.