Behind the Music...
THRIFT STORE HALO is/has been:
- Frank Gradishar (Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar, Guitar & Songwriting)
- Scott Proce (Drums)
- Brent Seater (Guitar; 1994-2016; 2021-Present)
- Lance Tawzer (Guitar, Backing Vocals & Co-Songwriting; 2016-2021)
- Ed Dulian (Guitar; May, 1998 - July, 1998)
Thrift Store Halo (“TSH”) is an American Indie Power Pop band hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Originally formed in 1994, TSH released one EP and one LP before taking a near-20 year break in 1998; the band returned in August, 2017, with a new, six-song EP, “POP-ROCKET”. A two-song single, "Concrete Sky/Every Time With You", followed in 2018, along with a Christmas track, "I Still Love Christmas". In 2019, the band released the "Consolation Prize Fighter" EP.
On February 18, 2022, the trio, with guitarist, Brent Seatter, returning to the fold, released a new, three-song, EP, "Enemies With Benefits", the first recording by the original lineup since 1998. The first song released to radio from the EP, "Not Too Late", immediately gained impressive radio plays on over 75 FM/internet radio stations around the world and quickly entered indie radio charts,, reaching #1 on the Radio Indie Alliance Top 75 on January 31, 2022!
The band's songs have charted over 414 times on various indie charts, including 37 Weeks on the Radio Indie Alliance Overall Top 75 and have been played on over 100 radio stations around the world.
The band's debut album, "World Gone Mad", was released in 1998, with original guitarist, Brent Seatter, and had several tracks featured on multiple TV shows including, "Party of Five", "Smallville", "Pensacola Wings of Gold" and various MTV programs, including "Undressed", "Road Rules" and "Making the Video: R.E.M." The LP has amassed over 85,000 plays on Spotify.
In total, Thrift Store Halo has been streamed over 195,000 times (total) across all streaming platforms (including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Bandcamp, SoundCloud)!