Danger & Bliss
Like so many projects, Thadeus Project was not an idea hatched in a moment but over a lifetime. Not so much a birth but a rebirth. A rekindling of the love for music and the passion to create it. Two of the band's founding members, Ted Putbress and Glenn Folworski, experienced the 70's and all that rock and roll had to offer. Fresh and varied sounds. From Aerosmith to Neil Diamond. Pink Floyd to The Doors. Blues, R & B and jazz all influenced what was being played. It was a vibrant time when bands formed and failed and re-formed again. It was no different for Ted and Glenn. They played together. They played apart. They kept in touch. Fast forward to the year 2000. Life is good. For Ted, success has come in the form of the Financial Services industry. Now, a well earned vacation to Mexico triggers a desire to make music a part of his life again. Sitting in the terra cotta courtyard of his wife's ancestral home, Ted picks up his guitar and begins to play. That's all it took. Not long after returning home, Ted was looked into the latest music technologies and was immediately blown away by the innovations in musical design. The possibilities exploded in his mind. The passion was back, and now the money was there with a business background to back it up. The concept was born: a band with a sound and purpose rooted in the 70's & 80's but with today's technologies transforming and recreating it in a fresh new way. Re-enter Glenn. Jazzed by all Ted envisioned, Glenn couldn't sleep for weeks. Neither one has slept much since. In the summer of 2002 and 2003, Danger & Bliss was recorded and released in February 2004. Then John Zver, a drummer Ted and Glenn had played with, signed on. John brought with him Kharis Washington, a bass player that John had played with for 14 years. Rounding out Thadeus Project was Linda Palm, a keyboardest and guest artist on Danger & Bliss relaease. Today, Thadeus Project is a thriving musical entity. Living, recording and performing in the Chicago area, the group can't create fast enough. Spurring on and inspiring each other to not only draw from their rich and varied musical roots but to move forward and evolve, Thadeus Project is a creative powerhouse with a progressive sound fresh to the art-rock scene.