He said, "The songs have been getting a great reaction, it makes me look forward to having a new album out there because it's been a while.

This feels like a really free period in my life and I'm really enjoying it." The one-off gig was part of the My Space "Front to Back" series, in which artists play an entire album live.

The song "Get That Bug" from Party Night was released as a dance mix in Japan.

"I suppose that did something." He also played weekly gigs at Sin-é, famous for being the café which had helped start Jeff Buckley's career. The trio, of Folds, bassist Robert Sledge and drummer Darren Jessee, formed Ben Folds Five in 1994 In 1995, Ben Folds Five released their self-titled debut album.

The debut was followed by Whatever and Ever Amen in 1997, and the odds-and-ends compilation Naked Baby Photos was released in early 1998.

"Weird Al" Yankovic directed and appeared in Folds' video for "Rockin' the Suburbs".

Folds' friend and fellow musician John Mc Crea, lead singer of the band Cake, contributed vocals to Folds' song "Fred Jones, Part 2".

, Folds produced Amanda Palmer's first solo album and was a judge on the NBC a cappella singing contest The Sing-Off from 2009 to 2013. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, Folds played in several bands as the pianist, bassist, or drummer.

In the late 1980s, Folds (as a bassist) and longtime friend Millard Powers formed the band Majosha.They recorded Shut Up and Listen to Majosha in 1989.It contains, among other tracks, the four songs from Party Night (remixed and/or re-recorded) and "Emaline" and "Video", which Folds would later record with Ben Folds Five.The group released several locally produced records.They played their first gig at Duke University's Battle of the Bands in 1988, and won.As of 2008, Folds had released six solo LPs, including an experimental side project called Fear of Pop, which was released while Ben Folds Five was still together.