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Hello Goodbye Boys Podcast - Arno Carstens: "Any questions?"

2006-03-29 11:06

Post your own questions for Arno using the form at the bottom of this page. We'll pick the best to ask him when we interview him for our first SA Music Podcast.

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The Hello Goodbye Boys follows Arno's GOLD smash debut solo album Another Universe which established him as the biggest-selling solo rock artist in South African music industry history (if Steve Hofmeyr is pop and not rock, that is!)

The positive rumours are flying. Everyone from Arno's close friends and family, to SonyBMG marketing execs, are saying that The Hello Goodbye Boys is Arno's best album ever.

"Arno is right up there with the best rock artists in the global industry," adds Dave Thompson (Idols judge and Head Of Marketing /A&R for SONYBMG Africa).

"We could have set our sights on selling platinum in South Africa - or we could aim to sell a million albums around the world and get a Grammy nomination. We're going for broke. We're going to re-invest our entire profit from our South African sales into breaking Arno globally."

WIN: Tickets to Britain to visit Arno, plus dinner with the star and accommodation

A pretty bold move, but worth the risk, if you've heard the album, it's touching, accessible and quality - something we can truly take pride in calling South African. Use the links at the bottom of this page to buy it and help make a star.

The Hello Goodbye Boys is produced by Brian O' Shea, whose credits include a Billboard No. 1 for QKumba Zoo's "The Child Inside" and Seether's first album, when they were still an SA band called Saron Gas.

We're interviewing Arno on Monday for a Podcast - possibly the first SA music podcast EVER*, we'll be playing clips from his new CD, The Hello Goodbye Boys. So when you download the podcast, you'll be able to not only hear bits of the album, but also hear what the man who wrote the songs, and sings them, has to say.

- Jean Barker

various people have since claimed that they uploaded podcasts prior to us doing so. Note that this article was published in early August, and that we were unaware of other podcasts existing at the time we published it! We will soon be putting together a page featuring other podcasts from South Africa or about South Africa, and will publicise these then.

From Nude Girl to New Porn star: Arno Carstens is back, with a solo album some say is even better than Another Universe. His record company is throwing their whole weight behind him to launch him not just in SA, but in the UK too, where he already has a strong following.
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