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Ben Folds Five

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Birth Place: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Years Active: 1993 – 2000, 2008
Genres: Alternative Rock

Ben Folds Five is an alternative rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The group comprises Ben Folds (vocals, piano, and principal songwriting), Robert Sledge (bass guitar, synthesizers, and backing vocals) and Darren Jessee (drums, backing vocals and co-writer for some songs). Much of Ben Folds Five's work is influenced by jazz, evident in frequent improv-styled passages. Ben Folds Five disbanded in October 2000, apparently under amicable circumstances. They reformed in 2012. Ben Folds Five was formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill by Ben Folds. They were, in fact, a trio in spite of their name, and the primary motivation behind the name, apart from the band's well-known use of ... Continue Bio >>

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