Since his birth in Greece bassist Tomaas Proitsis was surrounded by music. Born in Goumenissa (Greece) and grown up in the area of Thessaloniki, he became already in small age conscious that music and art can move people. His first instrument was the accordion. He was 8 years old when he started playing it.
Traditional Greek music, in addition, gypsy music, with the clarinet as the central instrument, were his first influences that shaped him in recent years. Proitsis had a couple of profound teachers on his way, but as the most important influence he calls 'Bruce Johnson' from New York. With him he studied American Jazz on the bass. Jazz is the teacher, Funk is the preacher (James Blood Ulmer)