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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 September 1966Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
Birth NameBenjamin Scott Folds
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed, platinum-selling Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.

In 2012, Folds reunited with Ben Folds Five and released a new album, "The Sound of the Life of the Mind." The band continued to tour the world in 2013 and released their first live album, "Ben Folds Five Live," this summer.

A Nashville resident, Folds owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A, where legends of all genres of music - Elvis Presley, the Monkees, Eddy Arnold, Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett and the Beach Boys - have recorded.

Folds, who serves as a member of the board of directors of the Nashville Symphony, is composing a piano concerto that he will debut in 2014 as a part of a global symphonic tour. He has also enjoyed a special relationship with symphony musicians, having performed with some of the world's greatest orchestras.

A member of the distinguished Artist Committee for Americans for the Arts, Folds is also an outspoken advocate for music therapy and music education.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sharon Corbitt-House

Spouse (4)

Fleur Folds (15 November 2007 - 2011) (divorced)
Frally Hynes (20 May 1999 - 2007) (divorced) (2 children)
Kate Rosen (14 December 1996 - 1997) (divorced)
Anna Goodman (1987 - 1992) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

Piano Rock
Thick plastic black rimmed glasses

Trivia (10)

Former singer/pianist for Ben Folds Five.
His twin children are a boy and girl named Louis Frances and Gracie Scott
Collaborated with Ben Lee and Ben Kweller as "The Bens" to produce the four songs: "Just Pretend," "XFire," "Stop!," and "Bruised".
His debut solo album, Rockin' The Suburbs, was released on September 11, 2001.
Went to high school in North Carolina with ESPN's Stuart Scott.
Is one of the top selling artists in America, Australia, and Japan, despite little-to-no radio airplay.
On tour with fellow musicians Rufus Wainwright and Guster. [June 2004]
Touring "Songs for Silverman" across America and Europe. [May 2005]
Is touring Australia and performing with the main professional symphony orchestras of Perth, Western Australia, Sydney New South Wales, Brisbane, Queensland, Melbourne, Victoria and Adelaide, South Australia. [August 2006]
On "The Bens Rock Over Australia" tour with Ben Lee and Ben Kweller. [March 2003]

Personal Quotes (1)

People ask me what this song's about... I was asked about it a lot, and I didn't really wanna make a big hairy deal out of it, because I just wanted the song to speak for itself. But the song is about when I was in high school, me and my girlfriend had to get an abortion, and it was a very sad thing. And, I didn't really want to write this song from any kind of political standpoint, or make a statement. I just wanted to reflect what it feels like. So, anyone who's gone through that before, then you'll know what the song's about. - Explanation of the song "Brick", 1997.

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