Ben Folds, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Ben Folds

American musician

Date of Birth: 12-Sep-1966

Place of Birth: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Profession: composer, singer, pianist, singer-songwriter, musician, lyricist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Ben Folds

  • Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer.
  • From 1993 to 2000, Folds was the frontman and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five.
  • Since the band disbanded, Folds has recorded several albums and performed live as a solo artist, with the exception of a brief Ben Folds Five reunion in 2011 in which they recorded the album The Sound of the Life of the Mind.
  • 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 capella groups.
  • In addition to contributing music to the soundtracks of the animated films Over the Hedge, and Hoodwinked!, 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.

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