The keyboardist/vocalist for Prince's band the Revolution and later the New Power Generation, Dr. Fink (born Matthew Fink) helped to create some of the funkiest dance music of the 1980s. His imaginative playing and warm vocal harmonies enlivened such albums as Dirty Mind, Controversy, Around the World in a Day, Parade, and Sign o' the Times, and he appeared in the film and soundtrack album Purple Rain.
Studying classical and jazz piano from the age of ten, Fink performed with a Top 40 cover band, Odella, before his 13th birthday. Within three years, he was touring the northern Midwest with another cover band, Spiff Cool & the Keeno Jets. Although he managed to fit high school into his busy schedule, Fink launched a full-time music career following his graduation. Attracting attention with the pop/rock band Zachariah and R&B, funk, and disco group B.T. Rockets, he began playing with Prince in late 1978.
Since leaving Prince's employ in 1991, Fink has owned and operated the Minneapolis-based Star Vu recording studio, where he produces other artists and creates music for video games and movie soundtracks.