Charlie Fink

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Charlie Fink
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Background information
Born (1986-05-16) 16 May 1986 (age 32)
Twickenham, London, England
Genres
Years active2006–present
Associated actsNoah and the Whale, Laura Marling, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Emmy the Great
Websitehttp://www.charliefink.co

Charlie Fink (born 16 May 1986) is a British songwriter, producer and filmmaker best known for fronting Noah and the Whale and for his work as a composer for theatre. He has been described as "one of Britain’s most daring and inventive songwriters" by the Sunday Times[2] and "a theatre composer of the first rank" by the Evening Standard [3].

Career[edit]

Noah And The Whale[edit]

Fink has the sole writing credit on the first three Noah and the Whale albums which have collectively sold over a million copies worldwide,[4] including two gold records and one platinum record. His song '5 Years Time' was named NME's song of the summer 2008.[5]

He toured with the band from 2006 until their split in 2015. The band have played at a number of notable venues, including a sold out show at The Royal Albert Hall[4] and festivals such as Coachella, Lollapoloza and Glastonbury as well as headlining Wilderness Festival in 2013.[6] They also toured with Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend and Phoenix. Fink has appeared with the band on Late Show with David Letterman[7] as well as Later... with Jools Holland, The Graham Norton Show and The Andrew Marr Show.[citation needed] He has directed a number of his band's music videos and a short film that accompanied their second album 'The First Days Of Spring' and another film that accompanied their fourth album 'Heart Of Nowhere'.

He featured at number 18 on NME's Cool List[8] as well as GQ's best dressed lists.[9]

Work with Other Artists[edit]

Fink produced Laura Marling's first album Alas I Cannot Swim, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. He has also produced music for Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jay Jay Pistolet and Rae Morris. Since 2014 he has co-written and produced music with artists such as Foxes, Rhodes and Eliot Sumner.[10][11]

Work In Theatre[edit]

Cover My Tracks[edit]

It was announced by Fink in early April 2017 that he was to release his debut solo album entitled Cover My Tracks, later that year, releasing a new song 'Firecracker' as a teaser for the project.[12] At the same time, The Old Vic announced that Fink's album would be accompanied by a new show, written with David Greig, also called 'Cover My Tracks' which was performed in June 2017, and subsequently toured throughout the country that year.[13]

The Lorax[edit]

Fink wrote the music and lyrics for the Old Vic theatre production of the Dr. Seuss classic The Lorax[14] which was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2016.[15] The show received a five star review from Michael Billington at the Guardian, who called it "the best family show since Matilda."[16] The original production ran from 2 December 2015 to 16 January 2016. The production returned to The Old Vic in 2017 to further five star reviews. "[17] It has since gone on to tour in Toronto, Minneapolis and San Diego.

'As you Like It' - Regent's Park Open Air Theatre[edit]

It was announced that Fink was writing the music for a production of 'As You Like It' in Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in July 2018.[18] The show opened to positive reviews with the Times describing it as 'Gorgeous'[19].

Work In Film[edit]

A Street Cat Named Bob[edit]

Fink wrote the songs for the film A Street Cat Named Bob, which are performed by British actor and singer, Luke Treadaway. The score was written by David Hirschfelder. Sony will be releasing the soundtrack.

Discography[edit]

Noah And The Whale
Solo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Liam. "Charlie Fink – Overview". AllMusic. RhythmOne. Archived from the original on 10 September 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  2. ^ Cairns, Dan (6 March 2011). "Noah & the Whale - Last Night on Earth". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 22 December 2014. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ "As You Like It is warm, charming and perfect for the park". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  4. ^ a b "NEWS: NOAH AND THE WHALE – TAPE DROP TREASURE HUNT!!!!". Silent Radio. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/the-big-tunes-thatll-remind-you-of-the-last-10-summers
  6. ^ "Wilderness 2013". eFestivals.co.uk. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Late Show with David Letterman - Season 18, Episode 3513: Noah and The Whale". TV.com. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  8. ^ Breihan, Tom (22 November 2011). "NME Cool List 2011". Stereogum. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  9. ^ Carvell, Nick (5 July 2013). "Most Stylish Men Of The Week 05.07.13". GQ. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  10. ^ Molvar, Kari (1 August 2014). "Eliot Sumner Changes Her Name, but Not Her Electro-Pop Beats". T Magazine. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  11. ^ Mary (10 September 2013). "RHODES: 'RUN', DEBUT EP DETAILS AND BURBERRY ACOUSTIC". The Leftover Sessions. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  12. ^ http://diymag.com/2017/04/06/charlie-fink-announces-debut-solo-album-cover-my-tracks
  13. ^ http://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2017/lates/
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 July 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  15. ^ http://www.olivierawards.com/nominations/by-show/
  16. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/dec/17/dr-seuss-the-lorax-old-vic-london-family-show-david-greig
  17. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/lorax-old-vic-review-stunningly-rendered-dr-seuss-fable-ages/
  18. ^ https://openairtheatre.com/production/as-you-like-it
  19. ^ Marlowe, Sam (2018-07-12). "Theatre review: As You Like It at Open Air Theatre, NW1". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2018-07-12.

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