Arno Carstens is one of South Africa’s most revered vocalists. For 8 years he performed as the lead singer of one of South Africa’s most celebrated rock bands, The Springbok Nude Girls. Since going solo Arno has gone from strength to strength and his subsequent solo albums have been hailed as South African masterpieces.
It’s along way from Walvis Bay, and the journey via Cape Town to Johannesburg has been an onerous one for J, he is still settling into his new home of Johannesburg, but if his debut album Closure out now on Just Music is anything to go by it’s onwards and upwards for this young musician. ‘Down Again’, the first single from Closure has already charted heavily all over SA radio and received major amounts of radio play. Diane Coetzer, of Billboard Magazine has called it one of the standout albums of 2006.
Be sure to catch J and Arno Carstens’ live acoustic sets at Back2Basix on Friday, 1st of February.