Circa: 1986 – 2004
Home town: Bulawayo
- Jimmy Brandt – Guitar
- Rory McKenzie & Jan Jacobs – Bass
- Rory McKenzie & Fernando Lopes – Keyboards
- Frank Reynolds – Drums
- Rudi Gouma later joined the band on keyboards.
The band started their career at the Grenada Restaurant before relocating to Z International in the Trade Fair Grounds and, finally, Catch 22.
After 18 years in the game, SPECIAL FX decided to “call it a day” in early 2004. Jimmy Brandt continues to perform as a solo artist in Harare, Rudi Gouma plays in pubs and restaurants in Bulawayo and Frank Reynolds is involved in discotheques.
SPECIAL FX grew out COUNTDOWN.