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First Watch: New Arno Carstens Video

2010-01-13 12:10
Arno Carstens (photo: Chris Saunders)

The video for "Dreamer" is set to make its South African television debut on MNET's 'All Access' on January 28th. That's the great thing about the internet of course. We can preview the video now! (click play, please be patient, it's well worth the wait...).


Arno Carstens | MySpace Music Videos

What do you think? We reckon he's been listening to Coldplay and U2. Do you agree? Or disagree? Do you think Arno has what it takes to make it big in Britain? Post your comments below. (Let's remember to keep them clean, please).

Quick Arno career overview
During his career as the lead singer of South Africa's modern rock pioneersThe Springbok Nude Girls, and subsequently as a solo artist, Arno has released 7 studio albums, had 18 top ten singles. He has won 5 South African Music Awards and shared the stage with legends of the music world. Arno has performed on the main stage at the Isle of Wight Festival, has appeared at Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and Hard Rock Calling and has supported the likes of The Rolling Stones, Paul Weller, The Police, Simple Minds and Meat Loaf on European tours.

Another Universe
, Arno's debut solo album, was released in 2003 and as one of the most anticipated solo projects in South African music history, did not disappoint, becoming the biggest selling South African English rock album this side of the millennium. The platinum selling album won a SAMA Award for Best Rock Album in 2004.

Arno's 2nd solo album, The Hello Goodbye Boys was released in 2005. Produced by well-known South African studio maestro Brian O' Shea (Seether), The Hello Goodbye Boys went gold and won a SAMA award in 2006.

His 3rd solo album will be released in spring 2010. It was written, recorded and mixed in London & Spain with co-songwriting contributions from Giles Martin, James Walsh, Jim Duguid and Youth. The album was produced by legendary British producer Youth (The Verve's Urban Hymns) and Jim Duguid (Paulo Nutini's These Streets). Final mix on the album is by Tim Bran (The Verve’s recent UK#1 album).

Wonderful Wild has been signed directly to Sony Music UK coming to Sony Music Africa through the companies international division. "This is an historic occurrence for a South African artist - we couldn't be more proud to see the reins of Arno's career being picked up by one of the worlds most powerful major record companies" said his SA label representatives.  

"Dreamer" will be available for digital download in SA on February 1, 2010.

Wonderful Wild
will be available in stores and digitally on March 1, 2010.

Award-winning South African singer-songwriter and guitarist Arno Carstens has just jetted back to his new home in the UK to celebrate his first ever single release in Britain, "Dreamer". The song is taken from his forthcoming album Wonderful Wild.
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