“After deciding this was the real Ben Folds, I peed my pants a little bit and then we started a genuine email correspondence,” says Palmer.
"I spent every possible hour jamming with my friends up in our attic from the time I was in the fourth grade through when I graduated high school. " At sixteen years old, Viglione began playing gigs in clubs with bands around New England before moving from New Hampshire to Boston in 1999.
After signing with Roadrunner Records in early 2004, the duo re-released their self-titled debut The Dresden Dolls to worldwide acclaim and made their Billboard chart debut with the equally applauded follow-up Yes, Virginia....
In addition, the duo's live audiences continue to grow exponentially around the planet as The Dresden Dolls have completed sold-out tours on four continents, supported Nine Inch Nails, and performed at prestigious world festivals including Reading, Bonnaroo, Leeds, Coachella, Fuji Rock, Roskilde, Glastonbury, and Download.
Whether as a group member – in The Dresden Dolls with Brian Viglione or faux-conjoined-twin musical outfit Evelyn Evelyn with Jason Webley – or as a solo artist, Amanda Palmer is well worth your attention.
After a long battle to extricate herself from her record label, Palmer launched a crowd-funding Kickstarter project in April with the aim of raising 0,000 to pay for her next album.