They played at bars and fraternity parties, and self-produced an EP called Party Night: Five Songs About Jesus (1988), which they sold locally.
The EP has four songs, none of which are about Jesus.
They recorded Shut Up and Listen to Majosha in 1989.
The song "Get That Bug" from Party Night was released as a dance mix in Japan.
After Majosha broke up, Folds played drums in a band called Pots and Pans with Evan Olson (bass) and Britt "Snuzz" Uzzell (guitar and vocals), but the newly formed band lasted only about a month. He ended up playing drums there as a session musician.
Olson and Uzzell formed Bus Stop Folds eventually got a music publishing deal with Nashville music executive Scott Siman who saw Folds open for musician Marc Silvey (as well as playing bass for Silvey's band Mass Confusion), and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue it in 1990. In Nashville, I was running eight miles a day, hanging out with my friends, walking around eating chocolate-chip cookies and playing a lot of drums, which I enjoyed. I was never frustrated – even though I wasn't fulfilling my contract obligations.
Ben Folds Five, Pugwash, The Bens, Fear of Pop, Majosha, Snuzz, Pomplamoose, Julia Nunes, Charlie Mc Donnell, Regina Spektor, Amanda Palmer, Angela Aki, Kate Miller-Heidke, William Shatner, Sara Bareilles, 8in8, John Mc Crea Benjamin Scott "Ben" Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer.
From 1995 to 2000, Folds was the frontman and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five.
After the group temporarily disbanded, Folds performed as a solo artist and has toured all over the world. He has also collaborated with musicians such as William Shatner, Regina Spektor and "Weird Al" Yankovic and undertaken experimental songwriting projects with authors such as Nick Hornby and Neil Gaiman.
In addition to contributing music to the soundtracks of the animated films Over the Hedge, and Hoodwinked!
, 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.
The group released several locally produced records.
They played their first gig at Duke University's Battle of the Bands in 1988, and won.