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Proper formed in London in March 2015 with the aim of producing timeless 3 minute pop songs with a nod to the past pop masters of the mid '60's and the late '70's in particular. Think of a Fred Perry polo shirt, a Harrington jacket, a pair of Levi 501's and a pair of Clarks desert boots. Contemporary then, still relevant today. Put them together and they suit, it's the same principle that makes Proper tick. Guitarist and vocalist Ivano Bonfanti came to London from Milan with just a suitcase and a Rickenbacker guitar in the early 1990's, within a year he joined The Direction, a hard gigging mod revival band who he'd been following as a fan. Len Fleckney has played drums with many bands over the years, most notably with legendary mod revival group Long Tall Shorty and previously Eleanor Rigby. Len joined Proper after a few years living in Canada where he drummed for The Crescent Heights. Jez Payne only took up the bass on joining Proper, he's actually a very accomplished guitarist but switched with ease and provides a solid foundation to the "Proper" sound. Joe Duggan, guitar, played in various bands while at University and shares a love of guitar based power pop and new wave bands. Proper are more than just the 4 musicians you see on stage, they are a team of people who work hard and believe in the same goal to bring you some great power pop for today. Their debut gig at the iconic 100 Club was arranged by manager David Edwards, supporting The Scene and they've since gone on to build up a loyal live following and are starting to take their sound further afield. Working alongside legendary sound engineer Pat Collier and more recently, Tony Morrison from Long Tall Shorty as their producer, has seen Proper's recordings well received on the radio from far and wide and has now led to Proper joining up with bespoke indie label Otto Raw Recordings who will be releasing their debut LP in the Spring of 2017. Keep It real, keep it Proper! (Dave Edwards January 2017).