Ben Folds



  • Birth Name: Benjamin Scott Folds
  • Birth Place: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/12/1966, Virgo
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter; musician
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Ben Folds Fast Facts:
  • Became interested in the piano at age 9, when his father brought one home as payment for a job.
  • Although primarily known as a pianist, he also plays drums, guitar and bass.
  • Played bass with the group Majosha, which won Duke University's Battle of the Bands in 1988.  
  • Attended the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami on a percussion scholarship.
  • Worked as a session drummer in Nashville.
  • Formed Ben Folds Five with Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee in 1994; they released their self-titled debut album the next year.
  • Released his first solo album, Rockin' the Suburbs, in 2001.
  • Produced William Shatner's 2007 album Has Been.
  • Is on the board of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
  • Ben Folds Relationships:
  • Gracie Scott Folds - Daughter
  • Anna Goodman - Ex-wife
  • Chuck Folds - Brother
  • Frally Hynes - Ex-wife
  • Fleur Folds - Ex-wife
  • Kate Rosen - Ex-wife
  • Louis Francis Folds - Son
  • Alicia Witt - Ex-significant Other
  • College:
  • Attended University of Miami, Frost School of Music, Miami, Florida, United States


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