It’s a pity I can’t find any video of the next band.
It would give you an idea about the sound of Proxies.
They could easily fit in your synth-pop record collection next to bands such as O.M.D., Heaven 17 and the early Depeche Mode.
Coming from the city of Thessaloniki, singer and guitar player Dimitris Bizenis, drummer (?) Lazaros Pliambas and keyboard player Manolis Trichakis formed the Proxies in 1980.
When they released their debut album “Groovin’ Over Beirut” in 1983, they created a sensation.
2.Let The Radio Play
3.Something Went Wrong
2.Its A Life-Life
3.Groovin’ Over Beirut
4.These Boots Are Made For Walking
I think this was the very first Greek synth-pop release and for sure the boys would have a better luck if they were in some other country.
You can listen to one of their songs here.
By the same year, CVR, their record label released a very smart cover of the Greek folk song “Fishing Boat” on a 12” EP which became a club hit.
Thanks to the “Fishing Boat” track, they were discovered by the Greek audience.
The band never managed to repeat their success and disbanded after 5 albums sometime in the mid 90’s.
For their last two albums they turned their name to Greek, “Προξις”.
Although Proxies should be well respected for their contribution to the Greek new-wave, synth-pop scene, their first album is nowdays very rare and there is not even a single track of theirs on youtube…