Arno (singer)

Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens (born 21 May 1949), better known by his stage name Arno, is a Belgian artist born in Oostende. He was the frontman of TC Matic, one of the best-known Belgian bands of the 1980s. Since the band split in 1986 he has had a solo career.

Arno Hintjens
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Arno Hintjens in 2005
Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens

(1949-05-21) 21 May 1949 (age 71)
Ostend, Belgium
Other namesArno
Known forTC Matic

Arno sings in a mixture of English, French, Dutch and his Ostend dialect.[1] For TC Matic, a band which achieved moderate artistic success throughout Europe, he wrote or co-wrote all the band's material, much of it together with guitarist and producer Jean-Marie Aerts. After going solo he released more than a dozen albums during a successful career.[1] In 2002 he received the title "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres" (Knight in the Arts and Literature) of the French government. A 2004 biography by Gilles Deleux was translated in Dutch as Een lach en een traan ("A Smile and a Tear").[1]

In the Belgian film Camping Cosmos he played the homosexual lifeguard Harry who does not pay attention to Lolo Ferrari who is incarnating a caricature of Pamela Anderson.[2]

At the beginning of 2020, Arno postponed his upcoming tour because of health problems.




  • Freckleface (1972)

With Tjens CouterEdit

  • Who Cares (1975)
  • Plat Du Jour (1978)
  • Singles 1975-1980 (1978)
  • If It Blows (Let It Blow) (CD compilation, 1991)

With TC MaticEdit

  • TC Matic (1981)
  • L'Apache (1982)
  • Choco (1983)
  • Yé Yé (1985)
  • The Best Of (Ça Vient, Ça Vient, Change Pas Demain) (1986)
  • Compil Complet! (2000)
  • TC Matic - The Essential (2003)

As CharlesEdit



  1. ^ a b c Provoost, Frank (10 August 2007). "Zingen is iets voor de vogeltjes". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  2. ^ "BUCQUOY FILME LE COSMOS L'HOMME AU CRANE RASE QUI REVAIT DE VACANCES A LA MER". Le Soir (in French). Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Arno, la dérision faite rock'n'roll" (in French). 21 September 2019. ISSN 1423-3967. Retrieved 11 December 2019.

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