Arno

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Category:groep / artiest
Genre(s):Rock / Alternative, blues, chanson
Actual/previous members:Geoffrey Burton, Mirko Banovic, Arno Hintjens, Rudy Cloet, Serge Feys
Guest members:Ad Cominotto

Biography

Arno Hintjens is a unique figure. A blend between a playboy and a hobo, a truly cosmopolitan nature and a true rock'n roll heart. Or, as Oor's Music Encyclopedia puts it "one of the few groundbreaking artists of the European continent by the unique way in which he manages to combine elements of American Blues and funk, French chanson and Belgian barroom-songs into his own personal style".

Although his first band TC Matic produced evergreens as ‘Oh la la la’ and ‘Putain, Putain’ for Arno Hintjens it was only the beginning. After TC Matic split up in 1986, the singer of the band, Arno started a solo career. Albums such as ‘Idiots Savants’ (1993), recorded in Nashville, and ‘A la Française’ (1995) have made of Arno the ‘Godfather of Belgian Rock’ he is considered to be nowadays.

Arno combines blues and funk with French chanson. He stutters when he speaks but sings, without hesitation, in English, French and the dialect of his hometown Oostende. He has written music for movies and he even played parts in several. Arno is a live-artist and a unique performer on stage. In France Arno has not only become a well known and widely appreciated ‘chansonnier’, since 2002 he can officially call himself ‘Knight in Arts and Literature’ as well. More than just a singer or an artist Arno is part of the Belgian cultural legacy. Some say he's even the second Jacques Brel.

Selective discography

Human IncognitoHuman Incognito (2016)
Rock / Alternative
Arno
Le coffret essentielLe coffret essentiel (2014)
Rock / Alternative, Pop / Rock, Blues & Roots
Arno, Arno & the Subrovnicks, Charles et Les Lulus, Charles and the White Trash European Blues Connection
Stoemp+ClipsStoemp+Clips (2014)
Rock / Alternative, Blues & Roots
Arno
Future vintageFuture vintage (2012)
Rock / Alternative
Arno
Alle 40 goedAlle 40 goed (2010)
Rock / Alternative
Arno
BrussldBrussld (2010)
Rock / Alternative
Arno
Best ofBest of (2009)
Rock / Alternative
Arno
Jus de BoxJus de Box (2007)
Rock / Alternative
Arno
Live in BrusselsLive in Brussels (2005)
Rock / Alternative, blues
Arno
French BazaarFrench Bazaar (2004)
Rock / Alternative
Arno

Author of

Een kerk met veel volk in
Een kerk met veel volk in

Op compilaties van Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen

21 Pop & Rock songs from Flanders21 Pop & Rock songs from Flanders (2007)
Pop / Rock
Diverse uitvoerders
Great rock and pop music from FlandersGreat rock and pop music from Flanders (2001)
pop
Diverse uitvoerders

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