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July 25, 2014

Arno Carstens – Lighting Prevails – Competition

Win a signed print of the original oil on canvas that Arno painted for the cover of Lighting Prevails (available now on iTunes)

Stand the chance of winning a limited edition signed print of Arno Carstens’ album cover artwork pictured here. Scroll down for competition details.

Dementia – Oil on Canvas by Arno Carstens

Dementia – Oil on Canvas by Arno Carstens

An attempt at the Russian doll effect – creating a surrealistic space within the artist or spectator and from there the inner mind. Blank to an open canvas displayed as a cosmic void from where the question of discovery of an eventful or uneventful history takes you back to the moment of conceptualizing.


What is the name of Arno Carstens’ new album?

Email your name, contact number, address and answer to competition@topbilling.com.

Please ensure that the subject of your email is: NEW ARNO CARSTENS ALBUM

Competition opens: 24 July 2014 at 20:30
Competition closes: 1 August 2014 at 12:00

Competition Details:

Winners will be chosen by random draw

Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

This prize is non-transferrable.

This prize consists of one signed print of Arno Carstens’ album cover artwork.

July 18, 2014

Arno Carstens – Lightning Prevails

*NEWS FLASH* Arno Carstens has been appointed as one of the X Factor Judges for the first ever SA instalment of the hit reality series.

Arno CarstensArno Carstens started out his musical career as the lead singer of one of the most iconic rock bands in South Africa, Springbok Nude Girls. He released 10 studio albums, 5 as the lead singer of Springbok Nude Girls, 1 as half of the Electronica project, Bhelltower and 4 as a solo artist

With over 20 top ten singles, a winner of 5 South African Music Awards, Arno has also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with legends of the music world including U2, The Rolling Stones and REM.

He has toured sold out shows extensively in SA, UK, Europe and USA, headlined every major South African festival and performed at some of the most legendary international music festivals including Isle of Wight, Glastonbury, V Festival, T in the Park and Hard Rock Calling

‘Lightning Prevails’ is Arno Carstens 5th solo album. Arno worked with SAMA award winner Dan Roberts from June 2013 on this project. “The album is almost entirely made up of new songs, and completely inspired by my musical history, past and present” says Carstens. The album is made up of a body of new work as well as two covers; ‘Another Universe’ & ‘Bubblegum on my Boots’, which are worlds apart from the originals. AC/DC’s Highway to Hell was such a big part of my musical influence growing up and Sam and Dave’s Hold On (I’m Coming) was Dan’s idea and I love where the track took me.

Lightning Prevails’ boasts a seductive departure from the comfortable and familiar Arno Carstens sound.

There are the same thought provoking, profound lyrics and melodies that soak into the skin, but this time the marriage of organic sound and electronic beats are made lusher, with a big brass section and the powerful backing vocals of Jamali’s Mariechan.


01. Lightning Prevails
02. Bubblegum On My Boots (2014 Acoustic Mix)
03. Little Evil featuring Mariechan
04. Rely On
05. Highway To Hell
06. Hold On (I’m Coming)
07. Good Morning Sunshine featuring Laurie Levine
08. Wake Up
09. Evidence
10. Slum
11. Another Universe (2014 Acoustic Mix) featuring Johnny Clegg