Singer/songwriter Charlie Fink rose through the U.K.'s indie folk heyday to become a versatile solo musician in his own right. Fink grew up in a folk-centric household in Sheffield; his mother was a passionate folk musician, even teaching her own folk class on the side. Fink first entered the limelight when he formed Noah and the Whale, and the band released four full-length albums, becoming a staple of the U.K.'s young folk scene. Noah and the Whale split up in 2015 after six years together and multiple tours of both the U.K. and America. Fink began writing solo material soon after the split, uploading his debut solo single, "My Heartbeat Lost Its Rhythm," to SoundCloud within months. Around the same time, he was contacted by The Old Vic Theatre in London to write the music for their upcoming adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, which he gladly did. The following year, Fink provided music for the feature film A Street Cat Named Bob. He released his debut album, Cover My tracks, in 2017, along with a play of the same name. The play centered around a missing musician who'd left a series of clues in his music to explain why he had disappeared; Fink worked alongside playwright David Grieg and director Max Webster, both of whom he'd met while working on The Lorax -- to bring it to the stage, which began with a short run at The Old Vic before the production went on a tour of the U.K. festival circuit. ~ Liam Martin
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