Ben Folds Five

American rock band

Ben Folds Five was an American alternative rock band from 1993 to 2000. Even though the band was called Ben Folds Five, it only had three members. Ben Folds, who was also the band's lead singer, played piano, Robert Sledge played bass, and Darren Jessee played drums. The band's biggest hits were "Brick" and "Underground".

Ben Folds Five
Ben Folds Five at their reunion concert on September 18, 2008 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Background information
OriginChapel Hill, North Carolina
GenresAlternative rock, piano rock
Years active1993–2000, 2008, 2011-Present
LabelsPassenger, Caroline, 550


  • Ben Folds Five (1995)
  • Whatever and Ever Amen (1997)
  • Naked Baby Photos (1998)
  • The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (1999)
  • The Sound of the Life of the Mind (2012)