Ben Folds Five

Ben Folds Five

Ben Folds Five was a trio formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States in 1994, who until their breakup in 2000 were a mainstay of . Much of their work was influenced by , evident in frequent -styled passages through bridge and/or ending. The members of the band were Ben Folds, the lead singer and pianist, who also wrote most of the songs; Robert Sledge on bass; and Darren Jessee on drums. The group enjoyed the success of the single Brick in 1997, a ballad written by Folds (with a chorus by Jessee) about his high school girlfriend getting an abortion.

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