Through a series of serendipitous events in the early 90’s in the small wine making town of
Stellenbosch, Arno Carstens, Theo Crous, Adriaan Brand, Arno Blumer and Francois Kruger
became The Springbok Nude Girls: www.nudegirls.co.za
Little did they know that they would go on to become one of the most loved rock bands
South Africa has ever seen, known for their high energy stage shows and unique musical
sound which combines Rock, Punk, Reggae, Metal, Funk and Jazz.
They played their first gig in September 1994 in a small bar in Stellenbosch and released
their first album, “Neanderthal 1” the following year.
Since then, this platinum selling, award winning band have gone on to record albums that
contain some of our countries most beloved anthems. They have headlined every major
South African music festival, and performed at some of the most auspicious international
festivals in Europe.
In 2015, Thinking Owl Films, in association with Sony Music Entertainment Africa, released
an exciting documentary film which tells the story of the band’s early beginnings, touching
on the crippling censorship of that time, and then the liberation of 1994 and how, for these
kids, there was finally freedom in music: https://www.showmax.com/eng/movie/too7vch3-
Twenty-five years after their first show, and two decades after the release of “Blue Eyes”,
the song that redirected the trajectory of the band, SNG released the single “Beautiful
Evolution” and its B Side “Best Friends, Best Enemies”.
More new songs will follow this year, and the brand-new full-length album will be available
from July 2019 ahead of the band’s appearances at Grahamstown Festival and Oppikoppi.
For more information contact Carstens.firstname.lastname@example.org