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Fast and Furious with Arno Carstens

2007-04-25 12:09
Rocker Arno Carstens is not only a hit with the ladies, but also a hit as a solo artist and front man for Springbok Nude Girls. We find out more about him.

Who would you like to collaborate with internationally?
Nick Cave.

If you could learn to play another musical instrument what would it be?
A piano.

Any chance of moving into acting?
I might be interested if it’s a horror or sci-fi movie.

Your favourite international rock festival to attend and why?
Isle of Wight because I’m playing there this year.

Your favourite local festival and why?
Oppikoppi and Woodstock are the best. There are no other in good old SA.

How do you and Theo manage to juggle your band and your solo careers – what are the boundaries you’ve set to avoid things getting too complicated?
We do it with great care because we love what we do. It is a matter of not overlapping and confusing people.

When can we expect a new Arno Carstens solo album?
I’ve finished writing my third solo album. But to make sure it’s great I’m taking two years to do it!

Will the direction you go in differ from the last one?
We’re planning on doing something a little different from the first two solo albums. Hopefully it will be ready next year sometime. What Arno Carstens has to say on the following:

On family life…
I have a wonderful, warm and close relationship with my family.

On living the rock and roll lifestyle…
The church next door complains

On SA music scene…
slow but steady with spikes of greatness.

On being a sex symbol…
Eat my arse!

If you weren’t…
Answering these questions, what would you be doing?
Eating Lunch.

A musician, what would you be?
An astronomer.

Human, what animal or object would you be?
A stud stallion!

- Nomfundo H. Mbaba+Tshabalala

Arno’s official website.

Nude Girls’ official website .

Nude Girls are set to perform at the My Coke Fest in April and May. Click here to find out more.

Read the review for the Springbok Nude Girls' new single "Illuminate" and Arno Carstens’ album The Hello Goodbye Boys .
Celebrities have very little time on their hands. So when we got a chance to interview Arno Carstens it had to be fast!

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