This is ROCKTOBER! The Ultimate Xperia Mashlab Rock Band presents: The Wildcards as they meet, greet, get merry and rock out. Watch as the first four band members try a couple of beats, riffs and melodies on for size. Starring: Arno Carstens, Andre Kriel, Jade Neebe and Franco Schoeman (2015)
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HERE’S TO THOSE WHO #FINISHGREAT
IT IS FROM THESE GREAT MINDS THAT WE INHERIT OUR PIONEERING SPIRIT
ONE THAT DRIVES US TO DREAM AND DO WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT NO MATTER THE CHALLENGE,
WE FACE IT WHILE STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS.
#FINISHGREAT JOIN THE HOUSE OF PIONEERS
IN 2010 HE BECAME THE FIRST COMPETITOR TO HAVE WON ALL FOUR OF THE 4 DESERTS RACES, EACH A 6/7-DAY, 250-KILOMETER SELF-SUPPORTED FOOTRACE THROUGH THE ATACAMA DESERT IN CHILE, THE GOBI DESERT IN CHINA, THE SAHARA DESERT IN EGYPT AND LASTLY THE ANTARCTICA.
IN 2003, HE WAS THE FIRST BLACK AFRICAN TO SUMMIT THE EARTH’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, EVEREST (SOUTH SIDE). ON THE SAME DAY HE WAS CONGRATULATED BY PRESIDENT THABO MBEKI, ‘IN THIS, HE HAS SHOWN THE HEIGHTS WE CAN ALL SCALE IN LIFE IF WE PUT OUR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL.’
IN 2005, HE REACHED THE SUMMIT OF EVEREST AGAIN, THIS TIME FROM THE NORTH RIDGE WITH SIR RANULPH FIENNES AND ALEX HARRIS.
HE’S HAD OVER 20 TOP TEN SINGLES, WON 5 SAMA AWARDS AND PERFORMED WITH U2, THE ROLLING STONES AND REM. DURING HIS 20 YEAR CAREER, HE’S HEADLINED EVERY MAJOR SOUTH AFRICAN FESTIVAL AND PERFORMED AT SOME OF THE MOST LEGENDARY INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVALS INCLUDING ISLE OF WIGHT, GLASTONBURY, V FESTIVAL AND HARD ROCK CALLING.
Arno Carstens chats to Francois Pienaar
The Breakfast Special is hosting Celeb Radio on OFM with Arno Carstens as this week’s guest presenter. Today 20 years ago the Springboks won the 1995 rugby world cup and Arno Carstens gave us access to his phone book and phoned Francois Pienaar live on air while he was on the #1995reunion bus where they are celebrating their victory from 20 years ago today at Ellis Park.
OFM, the sound of Central South Africa, is once again leading the way with innovative radio content offerings by presenting “Celeb Radio” during June and July. In June and July central South Africa will hear some of South Africa’s favourite celebrities present their own radio show from 09:00 to 12:00 weekdays, for a full five day week. Each show will be hosted by the respective celebrity with the assistance of the hosts of the Breakfast Special on OFM, André Kunz and Yolanda Maartens. Says Nick Efstathiou, OFM General Manager: “Our regular mid-morning presenter, Isabel Potgieter, will be on maternity leave from the 22nd of June. At OFM we love a challenge and instead of coming up with the usual stand-in solution, we decided to up the entertainment stakes by doing something unusual and fresh. “Celeb Radio” is the result!” Celebrities in their own right but know more for their stage performances and popular music include Arno Carstens (week of 22 June), Monique Steyn (week of 29 June), Margit Meyer-Rodenbeck (week of 13 July) and Nadine (week of 27 July). “The celebrities we have chosen for this exciting new venture are some of our listeners’ favourite stars and are also loyal friends of the station. All of us at OFM is looking forward to the next few weeks and in welcoming these celebrities to the OFM family. Winter has never been this exciting!”
Live at The Riverside Lodge in Aliwal North and The Aasvoël Klub in Bloemfontein
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This week, besides presenting Celeb Radio each morning from 9-12pm on OFM, the sound of your life, Arno will be performing live in Aliwal North and Bloemfontein. The Riverside Lodge in Aliwal North is a lush haven in tranquil surroundings of Aliwal North, nestled on the banks of the Orange River. Catch Arno Carstens Live at The Riverside Lodge in Aliwal North on Friday 26 June at 8pm. Tickets are R100. Kids u/16 R50 Kids u/10 free. BOOK NOW on 079 506 5798 The Aasvoël Klub in Bloemfontein has hosted the legends of South Africa’s music scene. It has been featured countless times as one of the Top 10 places to visit in Bloemfontein and has played host to the Free State Arts Festivalfor a few years running. Catch Arno Carstens Live at The Aasvoël Klub in Bloemfontein on Saturday 27 June at 8PM. Tickets are R130 BOOK NOW on 079 796 7975
“I highly recommend you take this album for a spin. Arno will shake your beliefs in what you thought you knew about alternative music. Trust me, you will start to see sounds…”
LouisePieterse.com Aug 2014
“Lightning Prevails would appear to be his most chilled album and his most experimental. The songs, like so many of his others, are not commercially radio friendly. Yet he remains one of the most prolific songwriters and performers of our time.”
Tonight Sept 2014
“A seductive album, best enjoyed with a whiskey and the sound of crashing waves.”
Nici de Wet
YOU Magazine Oct 2014
Platinum selling, award winning, singer-songwriter Arno Carstens has released 11 albums; 5 as lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as part of Electronica project Bhelltower and 5 as a solo artist. He’s had over 20 top ten singles, won 5 SAMA Awards and performed with U2, The Rolling Stones and REM. During his 20 year career, he’s headlined every major South African festival and performed at some of the most legendary international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival and Hard Rock Calling. Arno Carstens 5th solo album ‘Lightening Prevails’ received a South African Music Awards nomination in the Best Adult Contemporary Album Category earlier this month. Other nominees in this category are: BlackByrd – Home Howie Combrink – Eat it While it’s Hot Josie Field – S’bongile Niemand – Back Again The XXI Music Awards ceremony will take place at Sun City in Johannesburg on 21st April 2015. WATCH: Arno Carstens – Lightning Prevails EPK https://youtu.be/SQJHNWzmt3Y Arno Carstens – Highway to Hell (AC/DC) https://youtu.be/lj-CXo3GwJ0 Arno Carstens – Little Evil (feat. Mariechan) https://youtu.be/2z4UwiDmfgs BUY: Arno Carstens – Lightning Prevails https://itunes.apple.com/za/album/lightning-prevails/id880857130 KEEP IN TOUCH: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/arnocarstens FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/arnocarstensmusic?_rdr YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/arnocarstensmusic OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://arnocarstensmusic.wordpress.com/ ARNO CARSTENS HAS RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STUDIO ALBUMS *
- Springbok Nude Girls – Neanderthal 1 (Epic, 1995)
- Springbok Nude Girls – AfterLifeSatisfaction (Epic, 1997)
- Springbok Nude Girls – Surpass The Powers (Epic, 1999) SAMA Winner Best Rock Album
- Springbok Nude Girls – Relaxor (Epic, 2000) SAMA Winner Best Rock Album
- Arno Carstens – Another Universe (Sony, 2003) SAMA Winner Best Rock Album
- Arno Carstens – The Hello Goodbye Boys (SonyBMG, 2005) SAMA Winner Best Adult Contemporary Album
- Springbok Nude Girls – PeaceBreaker (SonyBMG, 2007)
- Bhelltower – Bhelltower (SonyBMG, 2008)
- Arno Carstens – Wonderful Wild & Wonderful Wild Deluxe Edition (Sony, 2010)
- Arno Carstens – Atari Gala (Gallo, 2012)
- Arno Carstens – Lightning Prevails (Sheer, 2014)
(*excluding DVD’s, EP’s and Best Of albums)