Arno (singer)

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Arno Hintjens
Hintjens, Arno (2005).jpg
Arno Hintjens in 2005
Born Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens
(1949-05-21) 21 May 1949 (age 68)
Ostend, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Other names Arno
Occupation Musician
Known for TC Matic

Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens (born 21 May 1949), better known by his stage name Arno, is a Belgian artist born in Oostende. He was the frontman of TC Matic, one of the best-known Belgian bands of the 1980s. Since the band split in 1986 he has had a solo career.

Arno sings in a mixture of English, French, Dutch and his Ostend dialect.[1] For TC Matic, a band which achieved moderate artistic success throughout Europe, he wrote or co-wrote all the band's material, much of it together with guitarist and producer Jean-Marie Aerts. After going solo he released more than a dozen albums during a successful career.[1] In 2002 he received the title "Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres" (Knight in the Arts and Literature) of the French government. A 2004 biography by Gilles Deleux was translated in Dutch as Een lach en een traan ("A Smile and a Tear").[1]

In the Belgian film Camping Cosmos he played the homosexual lifeguard Harry who does not pay attention to Lolo Ferrari who is incarnating a caricature of Pamela Anderson.[citation needed]




  • Freckleface (1972)

With Tjens Couter[edit]

  • Who Cares (1975)
  • Plat Du Jour (1978)
  • Singles 1975-1980 (1978)
  • If It Blows (Let It Blow) (compilation, 1991)

With TC Matic[edit]

  • TC Matic (1981)
  • L'Apache (1982)
  • Choco (1983)
  • Yé Yé (1985)
  • Compil Complet! (2000)
  • TC Matic - The Essential (2003)

As Charles[edit]



  1. ^ a b c Provoost, Frank (10 August 2007). "Zingen is iets voor de vogeltjes". NRC Handelsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 3 September 2012. 

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