Arno Carstens

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Arno Carstens is a South African singer-songwriter.

Singer Songwriter

Arno Carstens is an award-winning South African singer-songwriter and guitarist currently based between Cape Town and London.

During his career as the lead singer of rock band The Springbok Nude Girls,[1] and subsequently as a solo artist, Arno has released 7 studio albums and had 18 top ten singles. He has won 5 South African Music Awards.

Arno has performed on the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival, has appeared at Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and Hard Rock Calling and has supported the likes of The Rolling Stones, Paul Weller, The Police, Celine Dion, Simple Minds, Ultravox and Meat Loaf on European tours. Arno features as lead vocalist and co-writer on three tracks on the Mike + The Mechanics 2011 album The Road.

Wonderful Wild

Arno Carstens' 3rd solo album, Wonderful Wild, was released in spring 2010. The album was produced by legendary British producer Youth and Jim Duguid (Paolo Nutini’s These Streets). It was written, recorded and mixed in London & Spain with co-songwriting contributions from Giles Martin, James Walsh, Jim Duguid and Youth. Final mix on the album is by Tim Bran.

The first single Dreamer, taken from Wonderful Wild, was released in February 2010.

The Hello Goodbye Boys

Arno’s 2nd solo album, The Hello Goodbye Boys was released in 2005. Produced by well-known South African studio maestro Brian O'Shea (producer for the internationally recognised group Seether), The Hello Goodbye Boys went gold and won a SAMA award in 2006.

Another Universe

Another Universe, Arno’s debut solo album, was released in 2003 and as one of the most anticipated solo projects in South African music history, did not disappoint, becoming the biggest selling South African English rock album this side of the millennium. The platinum selling album won a SAMA Award for Best Rock Album in 2004.


  1. Fitzpatrick, Mary; Armstrong, Kate (2006-11-15). South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Lonely Planet. pp. 61–. ISBN 978-1-74059-970-2. Retrieved 5 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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