Carstens sounds out Chavonnes

For­mer Spring­bok Nude Girls front­man joins François van Coke, writes Bianca Cole­man

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

NEXT Wed­nes­day two of our hottest rock­ers will be team­ing up for a one-night-only acous­tic per­for­mance at the Chavonnes Bat­tery Mu­seum in the V&A Wa­ter­front’s Silo District.

For­mer Spring­bok Nude Girls lead singer Arno Carstens has never left the spot­light dur­ing his il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer. Just look at this list: 12 stu­dio al­bums and more than 20 top ten sin­gles, five South African Mu­sic Awards, and per­for­mances at sold out con­certs in South Africa, the UK, Europe and the US as well as some of the world’s largest mu­sic fes­ti­vals in­clud­ing Glas­ton­bury, V Fes­ti­val, T in the Park, Hard Rock Call­ing and the Isle of Wight.

But wait, there’s more. The Rolling Stones in­vited Carstens to open for them when they per­formed in Spain in 2007 and he has shared a stage with U2, REM, the Police, Paul Weller, Sim­ple Minds, Ul­travox, Meat­loaf and INXS.

Still break­ing new ground, Carstens’s 13th full length stu­dio al­bum, Die Aand­blom 13, will be re­leased next month. It’s his first Afrikaans al­bum, and the ti­tle pays homage to his child­hood home ad­dress, and his Afrikaans roots.

For the gig next week Carstens will be tak­ing the stage with equally ta­lented co-per­former François van Coke, front man and a found­ing mem­ber of the iconic al­ter­nate rock bands Fokof­polisiekar and Van Coke Car­tel. Van Coke re­leased his first solo al­bum last year. The first sin­gle from it, a bal­lad with Karen Zoid, be­came the first Afrikaans al­bum and sin­gle to si­mul­ta­ne­ously hold the num­ber one

Arno Carstens and François Van Coke will be per­form­ing at the V&A Wa­ter­front

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