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Ben Folds

American musician

Ben Folds

American musician
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birthday
12th
September, 1966
Birth Place
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Birth Sign
virgo
Biography

Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, composer and record producer. Folds was the frontman and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five from 1993 to 2000, and again in the early 2010s during their reunion. Apart from the band, Folds has recorded several albums and performed live as a solo artist. He has also collaborated with musicians such as William Shatner, Regina Spektor, “Weird Al” Yankovic, and yMusic and undertaken experimental songwriting projects with authors such as Nick Hornby and Neil Gaiman. He has frequently performed arrangements of his music with uncommon instrumentation, including symphony orchestras and a cappella groups. In addition to contributing music to the soundtracks of the animated films Hoodwinked!, and Over the Hedge, Folds has produced several albums, including Amanda Palmer’s first solo album.
Folds was a judge on the NBC a cappella singing contest The Sing-Off from 2009 to 2013. Since May 2017, he has been serving as the first artistic advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In July 2019, Folds published his first book, a memoir, titled A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons.

instruments played
bass
drums
Guitar
keyboards
keytar
Piano
Vocals
Associated Acts

Ben Folds Five Fear of Pop Whiskeytown Majosha The Bens 8in8 Regina Spektor William Shatner "Weird Al" Yankovic Snuzz John McCrea Amanda Palmer Sara Bareilles Pomplamoose Julia Nunes Angela Aki Kate Miller-Heidke Pugwash

Birth Name

Benjamin Scott Folds

Genres

Alternative rock power pop

Labels

Attacked By Plastic Epic

Occupations

Musician composer arranger record producer singer-songwriter

Website
Years Active

1988 present

Name

Ben Folds

Nationality

United States of America

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