DE SOUZA BROTHERS

Circa: 1970-1980
Home town: Salisbury
Members:

  • Jerry – Lead vocals & guitar
  • Marcel – Drums & vocals
  • Romeo – Bass & saxophone
  • Maria – Percussion, flute & vocals
  • Cella – Keyboard & vocals

The De Souza Brothers were one of Rhodesia’s very first family bands, as well as one of the most versatile.  Their repertoire was extensive and always included top chart material.  The band played at almost every centre around Salisbury, as well as some very memorable ones in the Centenary district.  Their travels took them to Gatooma, Que Que, Fort Victoria (Gath’s Mine) and Mount Darwin (where they did a show for troops stationed there).  In later years the band played at dances at many of Salisbury’s high schools and, by their own admission, enjoyed these gigs best!

Highlights in their career were gigs at the University of Rhodesia (once with Holy Black) and performing on a flat-bed truck through First Street, Salisbury, as part of the University Rag procession.

Singles Recorded:

Brand New Day
Time Keeps On Turning