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Ben Folds Five - 100% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Guster - 23% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Reminiscent of They Might Be Giants both in their music style, a bizarre folk/pop hybrid, and their loyal grassroots support, this US trio, originally known as Gus, formed in 1992. The members, Adam Gardner (vocals/guitar), Brian Rosenworcel (percussion) and Ryan Miller (vocals/guitar), met while studying at Tufts University in Boston. The unusual line-up, incorporating two aco Read more

Ben Kweller - 22% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Benjamin Kweller, 16 June 1981, Greenville, Texas, USA. Alt rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Kweller first burst upon the scene as the leader of mid-90s teen grunge outfit Radish, before launching a solo career in the new millennium.Originating from a small southern US town, Kweller was raised in quite a fertile musical environment, as he began pl Read more

Ben Lee - 18% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 September 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Alternating between alt pop and folksy singer-songwriter fare, Lee has been heralded in the music press as a ‘modern day Bob Dylan.’ Lee got his start during the early to mid-90s with the teen alt rock outfit Noise Addict. The band only lasted for a few EPs and a lone album release, but managed to make big time Read more

Jukebox the Ghost - 17% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Fountains Of Wayne - 12% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The idiosyncratic pop duo Adam Schlesinger (31 October 1967, Montclair, New Jersey, USA) and Chris Collingwood (b. 1968, Pennsylvania, USA) first met on the roof of their college dorm in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the mid-80s. The idea to collaborate came after Collingwood showed Schlesinger the chords to an R.E.M. song. They were members of a succession of college band Read more

Jack's Mannequin - 12% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Something Corporate - 12% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Given their presence on Californian Punk label Drive-Thru, it could be assumed that Something Corporate chose their name as an ironic swipe against the mainstream and although the band also appeared on the Warped tour they made little effort to disguise their blatant pop sensibilities. Formed in Orange County California, USA when, Andrew McMahon (vocals/piano), Brian Ireland (d Read more

They Might Be Giants - 12% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Children's Music Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Flansburgh (6 May 1960, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA) and John Linnell (b. 12 June 1959, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA) formed this New York, USA-based band in 1984 after an initial meeting in Massachusetts. The duo took the band’s name from a 1971 George C. Scott movie. Their original intention to recruit a full band was abandoned, but Linnell learned the accordion a Read more

Rufus Wainwright - 11% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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22 July 1973, Rhinebeck, New York, USA. The son of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Rufus was raised by his mother in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, following his parents’ separation. He began studying piano at the age of six, and by his early teens was touring with his mother, aunt and sister in the McGarrigle Sisters And Family. At the age of 1 Read more

The Decemberists - 11% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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The Decemberists emerged in the early 00s, and earned much acclaim for their distinctive brand of sophisticated, folk-tinged indie pop. Formed in Portland, Oregon, USA, by singer-songwriter Colin Meloy (5 October 1974, Helena, Montana, USA), the band’s original line-up also featured Jenny Conlee (accordion/piano), Nate Query (bass), Ezra Holbrook (drums/vocals), and Chr Read more

The Polyphonic Spree - 11% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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‘I’ve never considered myself a religious man, ’ the Polyphonic Spree’s founder Tim DeLaughter (18 November 1965, Dallas, Texas, USA; ex-Tripping Daisy) announced in i-D magazine, upon the release of the Texas-based band’s 2002 debut The Beginning Stages Of... , ‘but this band is showing me that I am truly religious, in the sense of having an up Read more

Toad the Wet Sprocket - 11% match to Ben Folds

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US rock band was formed in the mid-80s at high school in Santa Barbara, California, by friends Dean Dinning (9 June 1967; bass/keyboards), Randy Guss (b. 7 March 1967; drums), Todd Nichols (guitar/vocals) and Glen Phillips (b. 29 December 1970; vocals/guitar/keyboards). The unconventional name came from British television’s cult comedy series Rutland Weekend Televi Read more


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