Van Larkins celebrates his move to Nashville and recent tour of Canada with the release of John Farnham's classic song "You're the Voice"
After working in Australia as a performer and composer for more than half of his life, Van Larkins has decided to relocate to the music capital of the USA, Nashville! Home of fellow Aussies Tommy Emmanuel and Kieth Urban, this music mecca with a population just shy of 2 million is now the home of the Aussie Finger-stylist who's newly acquired 0-1 Visa states; "An Alien with Extraordinary Abilities"
Larkins' unique interpretation of 'Eye of the Tiger'– most famous for its use in the Rocky films to soundtrack Sylvester Stallone’s epic depiction of the ultimate underdog boxer – sees the motivational track reimagined as an instrumental piece. The cover manages to retain the depth of the original in spite of its stripped back instrumentation, illustrating the skilful technique of fingerstyle guitar and its innate ability to capture multiple elements of a song with just one guitar.
The video sees Larkins pay homage to the song’s most famous platform, with filming taking place in Melbourne’s famous Doherty’s Gym. Larkins stands alone in the ring with a guitar and images of graffiti from the iconic Hosier Lane flashing by – including a tribute to one of boxing’s biggest rivalries between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.