Gabe Nelson

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Gabe Nelson
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Background information
Birth nameChristopher Gabriel Nelson
Born (1967-03-02) March 2, 1967 (age 51)
OriginSacramento, California
InstrumentsBass, Guitar
Years active1991-present
Associated actsCAKE
Greg Loiacono
The Mother Hips

Christopher Gabriel "Gabe" Nelson is an American rock musician from Sacramento, California, best known as the former bassist of the alternative rock band CAKE. Nelson replaced the original CAKE bassist, Shon Meckfessel soon after the band was formed but left the band himself before the release of their first album, Motorcade of Generosity, which lists Victor Damiani as bassist. After the release of CAKE's second album, Fashion Nugget Damiani left and Nelson re-joined. After playing bass and helping co-write songs on CAKE's subsequent studio albums, Nelson left the band again in late 2015.

Nelson is lead vocalist and songwriter for the group Bellygunner along with his wife Peggy Lanza[1] and musicians Thomas Monson, Steve Randall and Shawn Hale. In addition to performing with artists such as Greg Loiacono[2] and the band The Mother Hips, Nelson offers private music lessons to students in the Sacramento area.[3]

Selected discography[edit]


  1. ^ "Cake Bassist Sets Aside The Four Strings To Lead His Own Band". Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 28 July 2014
  2. ^ "Mother Hips co-founder Greg Loiacono talks "Golden Dream," upcoming shows". Archived from the original on 21 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 24 August 2017
  3. ^ "Kline Music". Archived from the original on 9 June 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 18 March 2016

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