»Blueberry Pancakes«
Haldern Pop Festival 2008

His years as a DJ heightened his awareness of the dramatic tension that moods and rhythm can create. The instantaneous effects of music, how other people reacted, fascinated him. He learned to play the guitar, began to write his own material, drawing on what he had absorbed as he composed his polyphonic, organic songs. He soaks up audience reaction like a sponge, delicately working their response into his sensitive delivery - thus completing the creative circle of this passionate and inspired musician.
(Haldern Pop »Datt Blatt«)

Fink, AKA Fin Greenall, is an English singer-songwriter, producer and DJ from Brighton. It is also the name given to the touring trio fronted by Greenall himself, completed by Guy Whittaker (bass) and Tim Thornton (drums).

Fink was born in Cornwall and grew up in Bristol. Fink's household was a musical one as his father was a folk musician and his mother was a music manager. As a teen and during his career's early years, Fink listened to house, acid jazz, Orbital and The Orb, which he described as a generational thing. He earned his degree in History and English in Leeds and signed with Kikin' Records, as EVA, shortly thereafter. Fink's musical background began with remixes, DJ sets and electronic hip hop. He also worked as a club promoter in London.

Fink's recording career began with Ninja Tune's release of his debut album Fresh Produce in 2001, a well received chill-out set that fitted neatly with the output of the label. However, it was his second release, 2006's Biscuits For Breakfast, that defined his style and began to bring his name to a wider audience. He became the label's first traditional singer/songwriter.

Built around his bluesy voice, finger-picking acoustic guitar and the stripped-back live rhythm section, Biscuits boasted a fledgling pop sensibility while retaining the signature Ninja Tune vibe - a fact not lost on a swelling crowd of industry luminaries, notably Zero 7, who invited Fink to support them on their UK tour, and Nitin Sawhney, with whom Fink guested at the 2006 Electric Proms.

A follow-up, entitled Distance And Time, was released through Ninja Tune on 8 October 2007, and featured the production work of Andy Barlow, formerly of Lamb. Lead track This Is The Thing was featured in one of the Mastercard Priceless series of television adverts, and recently in an episode of Friday Night Lights.
In addition to being a recording artist, Fink has produced major label artists including Martin Taylor (guitarist), Amy Winehouse, Michael Pitt and Robert Belfour.

In 2006 Greenall, together with musicians Tim Bidwell (Hardkandy) and Elliot Richards (Heels Catch Fire) founded Folklaw Records - an independent record label based in Brighton releasing acoustic and underground artists. The first signing, Nikolas Barrell, was launched in March 2007 with the album The Gin Club.

Fink appeared on Bonobo's 2006 album Days To Come for the track "If You Stayed Over", which he has consequently covered several times live with the band.

Although Greenall has now taken a more acoustic singer-songwriter approach to his music, he also continues to DJ under the name Sideshow on Will Saul's Simple Records, with seven releases to his name. An album, Admit One, was released in January 2009.

The fourth full-length Fink album, Sort of Revolution, appeared in May 2009, and features songwriting collaborations with John Legend.

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This song was recorded live
at the Mirror Tent
at Haldern Pop Festival 2008

Video: SpringerParker
Sound: Modo Bierkamp