Platinum selling, award winning, singer-songwriter Arno Carstens has released 12 albums; 5 as lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as part of Electronica project Bhelltower and 6 as a solo artist, Arno Carstens.

He’s had over 20 top ten singles and won 5 SAMA Awards including Best Rock Album in 2004 for Another Universe and Best Adult Contemporary Album in 2006 for The Hello Goodbye Boys. 

During his 20 year career, Arno has performed with U2, The Rolling Stones and REM, among many others; headlined every major South African music festival; and performed at some of the most legendary and exclusive international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival and Hard Rock Calling. 

Arno Carstens is also a celebrated fine artist, who paints in oils on canvas.  The 2014 album cover for ‘Lightning Prevails’ was designed using an original painting done by Arno in 2006.

Arno’s live performance set includes the hits from his career as front man of The Springbok Nude Girls, many of the beloved and most celebrated songs from his career as a platinum selling, award winning English solo artist and some popular cover tracks.  Arno performs a bilingual set, and includes the hits from the acclaimed album, “Die Aandblom 13”. The first single from the album, Ontwaak, recently won Song of the Year at the Bok radio annual awards and the music video has achieved over 115 000 views on YouTube.

In September 2016, Arno released his debut Afrikaans album, and to honour his roots, called it ‘Die Aandblom 13’. Thirteen tracks that tell loosely fact based stories about who he is and where he’s come from; he grew up in Worcester at Aandblom Straat 13, and still goes there as often as possible.

“Writing ‘Die Aandblom 13’ was a very different experience to the process of making any of my previous English albums. Afrikaans is obviously my mother tongue so I could really explore the essence of the language and as a resul, with this album,  the songs evolved from poetry, and the music was added afterwards.

As fate would have it, my wife and I had to move back to Aandblom Straat 13 in Worcester in January this year, because the renovation on our house in Cape Town wasn't yet complete. So I ended up writing a large portion of the album sitting on the bed in my parents bedroom, in the house where I had spent my entire youth, literally in the same place where I had learned to play guitar all those decades ago.”