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Alternative rock band Ben Folds Five, formed in 1993, comprises of three members Robert Sledge as bassist, contrabassist, synthesizer and backing vocalist; Ben Folds as lead vocalist, pianist, main songwriter, keyboardist and melodist; and Darren Jessee as drummer, percussionist, backing vocalist as well as part-time songwriter. The trio is best recognized for its hit Brick released in 1997 in their studio album Whatever and Ever Amen that gained considerable airplay on several mainstream radio stations. Most of their work reveals strong influences from jazz, which are more obvious in their frequent passages of improve-style bridges or endings. The group ended in 2000, recording together for only seven years during which time they made three studio records including eight singles and a retrospective album of outtakes and B-sides. In 2011, the trio united again to record three songs for their album Best Imitation of Myself. In March 2012, the band announced a touring schedule including appearances at Hunter’s Mountain Jam Festival, Pensacola’s DeLuna Festival, as well as Tennessee’s famous Bonnaroo festival. Soon, enough the group also announced tour dates in the United States and Europe, prompting rock fans to get hold of Ben Folds Five tickets.
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Ben Folds Five was created in Chapel Hill in 1993 by Ben Folds who has best described the band’s sound as punk-rock for sissies, which is was taken to all the angst of the nineties rock trends. Underground marked the group’s first radio single, from their debut album that was released on Caroline Records in 1995. Their biggest success came with Brick which is a hit from their second studio album that was issued in 1997. This record was followed by the development of a more jazz-influenced somber-styled album in 1999 titled Unauthorized Bibliography of Reinhold Messner. In addition, the band is known to have contributed one of its outtakes from the latter album’s session called Leather Jacket to their 1999 benefit offering called No, Boundaries: Benefit for Kosovar Refugees. Before their split in 2000, their last recording to be released was a cover version of Steely Dan’s song Barrytown, which was featured as a soundtrack in the film Me, Myself, and Irene. After world-wide touring in promotion of their Reinhold Messner album, the group had already begun working on their fourth studio offering but soon ended up disbanding. The tracks recorded for the album in making, were released later on the members’ subsequent solo offerings.
After the split of Ben Folds Five, Folds started a successful career as a solo artist, releasing the albums Rockin’ the Suburbs, Songs for Silverman, and Way to Normal between 2001 and 2008. Then in 2010, he collaborated with English novelist Nick Hornby to record Lonely Avenue. Moreover, he arranged as well as arranged William Shatner’s album titled Has Been, alongside co-writing most of its tracks. Folds also recorded other songs that he contributed as soundtracks to animations such as Over the Hedge and Hoodwinked! In the meantime, Darren Jessee founded the well-known indie folk rock group Hotel Lights, releasing a self-titled album, Goodnightgoodmorning, Firecracker People and Girl Graffiti between 2005 and 2011. Robert Sledge started songwriting, bass-playing and singing with the group International Orange but that too disbanded in 2005. Subsequently he created The Bob Sledge Band that performs in North Carolina.
In September 2008, Ben Folds Five made an appearance in a Chapel Hill concert at the UNC Memorial Hall, as part of the Front to Back series of MySpace, in which the artists are supposed to perform a complete album live. The trio chose to perform their last album and was joined on stage by Ben’s father Dean Folds for a brief while. The group reunited in 2011 to record three songs, shortly after which Boston Globe’s Sarah Rodman reported that the band would be coming together to record an entire album. The band is now touring around The United States and Europe so grab hold of Ben Folds Five tickets and catch them in their live act.