PROXY

PROXY

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Biography

The Facts:

Proxy is a four-piece band based in London. Lead singer Jonny and guitarist Will first met as snotty-nosed 8 year-olds, while the brothers Grindy form a tight-knit rhythm section.

Proxy's star is undoubtedly on the rise. Recently the band has received airplay on London's XFM and on BBC 6Music, whose legendary DJ Steve Lamacq was positively purring over their sound. Lamacq, like many who have heard Proxy either live or on record, was evidently impressed by their superbly-crafted songs. At the very heart of Proxy's music there is an exquisite conflict at work. The tension between their shimmering pop tunes and their high-energy rock songs makes for a compelling live show in which audiences are treated to doo-wop backing vocals, screaming guitars and songs about suicide fantasies.

Like a cheerleader armed with a switchblade, Proxy's sound is at once seductive and dangerous. Their live performances have been honed by several years of gigging in London and the provinces, and they have wowed crowds at many of the capital's most illustrious rock venues, including the 100 Club, the Spitz and the Water Rats Theatre. Their musical maturity, their eclectic range of influences and their sheer rock n'roll spirit have combined to attract legions of fans and admirers already; legions more will surely follow

The Sound:

What is the Proxy mission statement? In short, quality, innovative song-writing, complemented by dynamic, adventurous arrangements. Their wide-ranging influences include Lift to Experience, Do Make Say Think, Radiohead, Trail of Dead and Sparklehorse. The band’s eclectic tastes steer them away from the hackneyed sounds and clichéd lyrics of so many aspiring musicians. Proxy’s most recent sessions have been overseen by the up-and-coming producer Nick Thomson (Do Me Bad Things, James Blunt, Bebel Gilberto); sessions that have helped their ambitious vision come to fruition.

Proxy Live:

Proxy’s live shows are energetic and audience-intensive, keeping the crowd moving and shaking all night long. At a Proxy gig, you can expect to see the songs performed with the kind of passion and exuberance that is all too absent from the current crop of bands seeking their fortune. Proxy have an impressive live CV. They have played a variety of venues, each time acquiring new fans and admirers.

Discography

Mini-Album release date: 14th July

Set List

Binary
Jetlag
Cracked Smile
A View From Ebury Bridge
Footprints
Oh the Flowing
Pole Star Navigation
Strangers in a Fight