Ben Folds
Ben Folds

Ben Folds

About Ben Folds

North Carolina's Ben Folds Five flouted convention at every turn; for starters, they were a trio, not a quintet. And for an (initially) indie pop/rock band, the absence of guitar (leader Folds was a singer/pianist) was an anomaly, along with the band's mix of catchy popcraft and offbeat, lighthearted lyrical content. After breaking through to the majors with two late-'90s albums, Folds dismantled the band and continued as a solo artist, scoring a hit in 2001 with the characteristically quirky "Rockin' the Suburbs." He would continue to release crisp pop records sporadically throughout the 2000s, while remaining a tremendous concert draw. Along the way, he produced an album by William Shatner. In the 2010s, Folds saw his biggest chart success yet with Top 15 solo albums and a Five reunion. ~ Rovi Staff

  • HOMETOWN
    Winston-Salem, NC
  • BORN
    September 12, 1966

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