‘Fingerstyle’ Revolution comes to Studio 188


Queensland guitarist, Van Larkins is set to wow Ipswich audiences at Studio 188 at the ‘Top of Town’ location.

Pairing up with Italian virtuoso, Andrea Valeri, Larkins will showcase ground-breaking techniques and a depth of composition unheard of on Friday, 16 December.

Van Larkins is celebrating the Fingerstyle Concert Series with the release of ‘Outback Storm’, an iconically Antipodean song from his forthcoming album, Cinder Moon.

“I wanted to create something uniquely Australian, so I imagined a tropical storm emerging over the red plains of Australia…wild and unforgiving,” Larkins said.

Surprising to most, Van Larkins doesn’t sing, he doesn’t play drums, and there’s no loop pedal.Instead, he defies the eye when playing his energetic melodies, harmonies, percussion and bass with just a humble acoustic guitar. After all, why use all of that when he can make the one musical instrument do it all?

Transforming what we traditionally consider a classical guitar style with musical influences like electronic, psych trance and 70’s funk, it’s no surprise that Larkins is spearheading this musical revolution.

“I experiment and use every possible part of my acoustic guitar to make music. It could be bending the neck to make that ‘wah wah’ sound or pushing my elbow on the back to create delay, while wiggling the capo for a whammy clav effect,” Larkins said.

“It’s just so much fun to see what I can do next.”

Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, a 25 year old guitar prodigy, Valeri, is very much the talk of the guitar world with his ever-evolving, experimental fingerstyle guitar, making this duo a match made in musical heaven, and a must-see this December at Studio 188.

Listen to Larkins’ music at vanlarkins.com/music, and book tickets for his and Valeri’s Studio 188 performance at psmusicgroup.oztix.com.au.