Ted Ansani the bassist/vocalist for the seminal 1990s power pop group Material Issue. The Chicago-based band released four major label albums while touring extensively before its collapse, with frontman Jim Ellison's suicide.     
Ted Ansani continues to work in the music business in Chicago and had performed and recorded for several post-Material Issue projects and released his own solo EP in 2000 called Throttle and Pistons - The Ted Ansani Project. He has made several live appearances in the last few years in and around Chicago and has also played the IPO festival when it has come to Chicago. His website http://www.myspace.com/tedansani carries the banner of the Material Issue legacy which reminds readers to never forget Material Issue's place in rock history. Ansani is married with three children and resides in Park Ridge, Illinois.
Ted currently performs as Ted Cougar in the Chicago-Area band Legendary Rockstars and performs often with the "Ted Ansani Project".
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