John Farnham Feature Documentary 'Finding The Voice' Coming To Cinemas Next Month

11 April 2023 | 10:56 am | Mary Varvaris

John Farnham: Finding The Voice is coming to cinemas on 18 May.

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At long last, John Farnham is getting the feature documentary treatment. With Finding The Voice coming to cinemas on 18 May, fans can relive experiences of Australia’s greatest singer taking bigger stages as he found “the voice”.

In this first authorised biopic of the iconic singer, director Poppy Stockell takes viewers through Farnham’s epic journey to become Whispering Jack

From the quiet suburbs of Melbourne to ‘60s pop fame, through incredible highs and lows, and ultimately to record-breaking success as ‘Australia’s Voice’, John Farnham: Finding The Voice promises to be an inspirational and honest look at a groundbreaking vocalist.

The press release notes, “John Farnham was 38 years old when Whispering Jack was released. Nobody ever questioned that Farnham could sing -- but the challenge to find his artistic voice and become Australia’s most trusted and beloved performer took half a lifetime.”

Finding The Voice will feature some of Farnham’s nearest and dearest in music, people inspired by his massive voice and those who followed him from the beginning. 

Those stars include Olivia Newton-John, Jimmy Barnes, Celine Dion, Richard Marx, Robbie Williams, Daryl Braithwaite, Glenn and Gaynor Wheatley, James and Robert Farnham and many more.

You can check out the trailer below and pre-order the soundtrack to John Farnham: Finding The Voice here.

John Farnham has been in the limelight since he was a teen, breaking onto the scene in the late 1960s.

His magnum opus was the 1986 album Whispering Jack, featuring the standout single, You're The Voice. It remains the second highest-selling album in Australia to date. He followed up Whispering Jack with other chart-topping records, including Age Of Reason in 1988 and Chain Reaction in 1990. 

From his supreme catalogue, Farnham has received 19 ARIA Awards, an Officer of the Order Of Australia award in 1996 and was named the Australian Of The Year in 1987.

The Australian music world was shocked last August when Farnham revealed that he was undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumour in his mouth. He has undergone successful surgery, embarked on rehabilitation, and, most recently, received treatment for a respiratory infection.