Arno Carstens is an award-winning singer-songwriter and fine-artist based in Cape Town, South Africa.
During his career as the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls, and subsequently as a solo artist, Arno has released multiple albums in both English and Afrikaans, with a string of successful singles & awards including Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Album & Song of the Year.
Arno has headlined every major South African music festival and performed at the Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and Hard Rock Calling. Arno also features as lead vocalist and co-writer on three tracks on the Mike + The Mechanics 2011 album The Road.
He’s been called “The godfather of South African Rock” by Mail & Guardian & Sunday Times have hailed him as “One of the most prolific songwriters & performers of our time”
Arno is also a fine artist who paints in oils or acrylic on canvas and draws with charcoal on paper. He has collaborated with Beezy Bailey and the late Bared de Wet. His work can be viewed online at www.arnocarstensfineart.com or purchased at www.thearnocarstensstore.com