To the music world, Arno Carstens is the voice of one of our all time greatest rock-bands. To his son, Hayden, he’s just dad. So we took a day to see him in that role – as a father who simply happens to do this other thing called rock ‘n roll - on the side.
Music kept Arno and Mel on the road for ten years. Once they had Hayden and needed a permanent home, they chose to fix up a grand, old dame.
A collaborative artist in music and fine art, Arno has painted works together with the late Barend de Wet as well as his dear friend, the renowned Beezy Bailey.
Image credits: Melanie Carstens @melaniecarstens
Through the good times and the more turbulent years, Melanie Carstens has kept her husband’s diverse career on a sound course.
Based on his proven track record, Arno advises young creatives to listen to their hearts, never underestimate their instincts – and there are signs of these natural insights in his son.
Image credit: Melanie Carstens @melaniecarstens
With great expectations of the new ‘Springbok Nude Girls’ album, the Carstens family are taking everything in their stride. And knowing there’s a big tour in the Spring, Arno, Mel and Hayden are going to enjoy a warm, cosy winter together at home.