TOMAAS

TOMAAS

BandEDMFunk

Biography

Since his birth in Greece Tomaas Proitsis was surrounded by music. Born in Goumenissa and grown up in the area of Thessaloniki, he became already in small age conscious that music and art can move people. Traditional Greek music, in addition, gypsy music, with the clarinet as the central instrument, were his first influences that shaped him in recent years much. Tomaas mother, a passionate Singer, his cousin 'Grigoris Bagiokas' a national known Bouzuki and Lyra player, and his brother 'Jorgos Proitsis' Guitarist and Composer, continue with him the musical tradition within the large family. Tomaas and his brother Jorgo moved to Germany when they were 7 years old. After some difficult years not speaking the language and leaving his friends back, he went to Bulgaria to visit his cousin 'Efigenia'. She gave him an accordion. Since that day Tomaas Proitsis has constantly developed his musical culture , with the result that he now is a very recognized musician. 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) ... PEACE!