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Arno Carstens (born 12 March 1972) is a South African singer-songwriter and artist.

Arno Carstens
Birth nameArno Carstens
Born (1972-03-12) 12 March 1972 (age 47)
OriginSouth Africa
GenresRock, alternative rock, experimental rock
InstrumentsVocals, acoustic guitar
Years active1994-present
LabelsArno Carstens, Sony Music
Associated actsThe Springbok Nude Girls, Bhelltower,


Arno Carstens is a platinum selling, award-winning[1] singer-songwriter based in Cape Town, South Africa.

During his career as the lead singer of The Springbok Nude Girls,[2] and subsequently as a bilingual solo artist; with recordings in both English and Afrikaans; Arno has released multiple albums, spawned a string of successful singles & received numerous awards including Best Rock Album, Best Alternative Album & Song of the Year.   

Arno has headlined every major South African music festival,[3] performed at the Isle of Wight Festival, Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and Hard Rock Calling. He has also toured with The Rolling Stones, U2, Bryan Ferry, Simple Minds, Ultravox, Paulo Nutini and The Police.[4] Arno features as lead vocalist and co-writer on three tracks on the Mike + The Mechanics 2011 album The Road.

Fine artEdit

Arno is also a celebrated fine artist who paints in oils or acrylic on canvas and draws with charcoal on paper.  He has collaborated with celebrated artists, Beezy Bailey[5] and the late Bared de Wet. His work can be viewed at

Complete Discography 1995 – PresentEdit

Springbok Nude Girls – Neanderthal 1 (Epic, 1995)

Springbok Nude Girls – It Became a Weapon EP (Epic, 1996)

Springbok Nude Girls – EP (Epic, 1997)

Springbok Nude Girls – AfterLifeSatisfaction (Epic, 1997)

Springbok Nude Girls – Omnisofa EP (Epic, 1998)

Springbok Nude Girls – OPTI MUM EP (Epic, 1998)

Springbok Nude Girls – Surpass The Powers (Epic, 1999)

Springbok Nude Girls – Un-E.Z. EP (Epic, 1999)

Springbok Nude Girls – Relaxor (Epic, 2000)

Springbok Nude Girls – The Fat Lady Sings / Best of the Springbok Nude Girls 1995–2001 (Epic, 2001)

Arno Carstens – Another Universe (Sony, 2003)

Springbok Nude Girls – Goddank Vir Klank 1994 – 2004 (Sony, 2004)

Arno Carstens – The Hello Goodbye Boys (SonyBMG, 2005)

Nude Girls – Nude Girls (Exclusive UK release)(Golden Fairy Records/SonyBMG, 2006)

Springbok Nude Girls – Peace Breaker (SonyBMG, 2007)

Springbok Nude Girls Live at London's Astoria DVD (SonyBMG, 2007)

Bhelltower – Bhelltower (SonyBMG, 2008)

Arno Carstens – Wonderful Wild (Sony, 2010)

Arno Carstens – Wonderful Wild Deluxe Edition (Sony, 2010)

Springbok Nude Girls – Apes with Shades (Sony, 2011)

Arno Carstens – Atari Gala (Gallo, 2012)

Arno Carstens – Lighting Prevails (Sheer, 2014)

Arno Carstens – Die Aand EP (Select, 2016)

Arno Carstens – Die Aandblom 13 (Select, 2016)


  1. ^ "New era for Arno Carstens | IOL Entertainment". Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Springbok Nude Girls", Wikipedia, 9 March 2019, retrieved 15 April 2019
  3. ^ "Carstens at Open Strings". News24. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Profile: Arno Carstens". What's on in Cape Town. 1 July 2002. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Beezy Bailey". Talking Heads. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

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