Arno Carstens is an award-winning singer-songwriter and fine-artist based in , South Africa.
During his career as the lead singer of , 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 , , , and . He has also performed with , , on their European tours. Arno also features as lead vocalist and co-writer on three tracks on the 2011 album .
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 celebrated 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 and purchased online at or in person via appointment in Simonstown, Cape Town at his home based studio and gallery