Proteonband Proteon Band Santa Barbara, United States We believe fun, interesting, and engaging music can and will change the world by bringing people together through dance. Pronounced "pro-tee-un". Proteon is based off the adjective "protean," which comes from the Greek god Proteus--a prophet and a shape-shifter. Protean means versatile and able to easily adapt to any situation. We think Proteon looks better.