Singer-Songwriter, Los Angeles, California, United States
Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds first found success with the Ben Folds Five. He's gone on to have a successful solo career writing, recording and performing pop hits, as well as a recent new concerto for piano and orchestra. He achieved critical acclaim for his insight as a judge on NBC's a cappella competition "The Sing-Off' for the show's first five seasons. Over the past year, he's made cameo appearances in film and TV, including a role on Comedy Central's "Community." He's also written and recorded numerous songs for film and TV. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Nashville Symphony. He has been touring in 2014 and is currently writing and recording songs for a new record.
In addition to his self-described love of making music "for humans," Mr. Folds is also an avid photographer. He recently did a keynote address on his photographic techniques at the prestigious PhotoPius Expo in New York City, and is a member of the distinguished Sony Artisans of Imagery.
He is an advocate for music education and music therapy as a member of Artist Committee of the Americans For The Arts. In 2014 he did the keynote address at the annual conference of the National Association for Music Education, and participated as a panelist for the second consecutive year in the annual Arts Policy Roundtable hosted by Robert Redford at his Sundance resort.
A Nashville resident, Mr. Folds owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A, once managed by Chet Atkins, and the home to thousands of legendary recording sessions in all genres of music -from Elvis Presley to the Monkees, Dolly Parton to Kacey Musgraves, Tony Bennett to the Beach Boys, Brian Setzer to Hunter Hayes.