Ben Folds Five
Ben Folds Five
Robert Sledge's subsequent band International Orange has broken up, while Darren Jessee is the frontman for the band Hotel Lights. Folds once described their music as "punk rock for pussies" - a reaction to the angst prevalent in 90s rock. When asked about his band's name he jokingly responded "you mean a trio isn't five?". In other interviews the band said that the name was simply because Ben Folds Five sounded better than Ben Folds Three. Ben Folds has continued with producing music on his own, striking a subtler tone than Ben Folds Five's earlier recordings. His personal relationship with William Shatner has opened the doors for a great professional one.
Ben Folds produced William Shatner's album Has Been and they have since worked together on The 'Over The Hedge' soundtrack. On September 18, 2008 at the UNC Memorial Hall in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the band reunited for the first time in nearly 10 years for one special gig playing their critically acclaimed final album: The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner in its entirety. The House Songfacts reports that the trio got together in 2011 to record three new Ben Folds Five songs for the compilation,The Best Imitation of Myself: A Retrospective. Prior to the Ben Folds Five, Ben Folds was in the Greensboro, NC based band Majosha which beat "The Blind Mice" (among other bands) in a battle of the bands at Duke University in Durham NC in the late 80s. Blind Mice drummer Fred McIntyre and Ben Folds met years later in New Orleans where they discussed this incredibly important event. It was announced in August 2011 that the band would reunite to record a new album in December 2011, although no word of a tour has yet been announced. Read more on Last.fm.
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