Formerly fronting the confusingly numbered three-piece Ben Folds Five - who debuted self-titlingly in 1995 before departing with The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner four years later - Folds's first solo album Rockin' The Suburbs dropped in 2001. After releaseing a number of EP's including The Bens with Ben Kweller and Ben Lee in 2003, he followed up with Songs For Silverman in 2005. Supersunnyspeedgraphic - a collection of the afforementioned EP's and popular live covers followed in 2006 and album number three proper Way To Normal was released in late 2008.
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Despite the title of his new album, North Carolina alt-pop pianist Ben Folds doesn't do normal. His live shows are characterised by a healthy disregard for the wellbeing of his battered keyboard, self-deprecating humour and a burning enthusiasm for quirky fun. The latest twist is a "fake...