For those of you who don’t know…

Posted on February 28th, 2008 by

It’s become clear that there are quite a few die hard Ben Folds fans on campus. For those of you who are still on the fence about this concert or anyone who’s just looking to know a bit more about CAB’s big performer this year, you’re in luck. Read a bit of his bio below, check out the link to hear some of his music online, or read a few reviews of his past CDs to convince yourself that Lund Arena will be the place to be on April 19th.

Ben Folds is best known as a solo artist and as the frontman and pianist of Ben Folds Five, celebrated for a compositional style and playing technique that still remains wholly unique, combining elements of the ‘singer/songwriter’ genre, jazz, and power rock with an added edge and bold infusion of energy and wit.

Ben Folds puts on a high energy, blistering live show. Fans of Ben Folds and modern day music critics alike have deemed Ben Folds a must-see live act from day one. Ben and his band had created quite a bit of buzz by the time of the release of their second album. Released in 1997, Whatever and Ever Amen was pure pop perfection, and included the ballad “Brick” that broke the band commercially.

Due to artistic differences, Ben Folds Five broke up in 2000, and Ben’s next solo album, Rockin’ the Suburbs, released in 2001, with Ben playing most of the instruments himself received rave reviews. A year later, he released a live album, Ben Folds Live, followed by three EPs. In 2005, his latest solo work, Songs for Silverman, was released to critical acclaim.

Consistently touring, Ben Folds has earned a reputation for his charismatic, high energy shows packed with his trademark wit and brilliant musicality.

Swing over to myspace to hear several of Ben’s tracks. All of his music is also available on iTunes for purchase if you are so inclined.

To get a better idea of what you’ll be hearing, we’ve included a couple of online reviews of Ben’s past work.
Pitchfork Media
Amazon.com

And don’t forget to swing by the SAO to pick up your Ben Folds ticket starting this Monday. While you’re there, don’t forget to buy your ticket to President’s Ball (if you haven’t already… they’re going fast) and an application to be part of CAB next year!

 

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