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History of the Bands in Uganda

Check out all of our bands from Uganda and the names of all of the band's musicians from 1950-1972.

(P) = Passed Away

pre 1972
bands

 

*All bands below are from Pre 1972.

THE EVIL BEATS
 

Dimitris Pantelakis Guitar, Vocals

Milton Carrasco | Guitar

Melvyn Fernandes | Vocals

Edwin D'Costa | Organ

Florence Lobo | Drums

Tony Fernandes | Guitar

Edmond Athaide | Bass

Michael Fernandes - Saxophone

THE DRIFTERS
 

Richard "Richie" Rattos | Guitar, Vocals

Magnus Fernandes | Bass, Vocals

Eddie Rattos | Drums, Vocals

Edmund Lobo | Vocals

Mikey Rattos | Guitar

Clifton Carrasco (P) Drums

Anwar "Anudi" Virani - Drums

THE VIBRATIONS
 

Lester Dacunha | Guitar, Vocals

Phillip Dacunha | Guitar, Vocals

Lawrence Sequeira | Drums

PHOENIX
 

Prakash "Ash" Pradhan | Guitar

Punnang Hazarika | Guitar, Vocals

Burt Almeida | Bass

Rhea Almeida | Vocals

Naresh Patel (P) - Drums 

THE ECHOES
 

Deepak Kazanchi | Vocals

Oliver Mendonca | Guitar

Jasbir Panesar | Guitar

Sava Khazanchi | Guitar Rhythm

Raj Vedd | Drums

Ashok Jogia | Guitar, Bass

THE VIPERS
 

Nobert Vidot | Guitar

Dimitris Pantelakis | Guitar

Jinja shadows
 

Pralad | Lead Guitar, Vocals

Arvind | Rhythm Guitar, Trumpet

Ashok | Drums, Saxophone

Naval | Drums, Clarinet

Dilip | Bass Guitar, Accordion, Vocals

THE MOVE
 

Hubby Dias | Guitar, Vocals

Jasbir Panesar | Guitar

Balthazar Fernandes | Vocals

Gasper Fernandes | Vocals

Melchior Fernandes | Vocals

Kuldeep Singh | Guitar

Abji | Guitar

King | Vocals

Guru Singh | Drums

Dominic Dias | Drums

THE STAVES
 

Hubert Dias | Lead Guitar

Kevin De Souza | Bass Guitar

Abji | Rhythm Guitar

Peter Fernandes | Rhythm Guitar

Cajetan "Caji" DeSouza | Tenor Sax, Vocals

William Fernandes | Sax Tenor/Alto, Clarinet, Piano

Melchior Fernandes | Vocals

Dominic Dias | Drums

Gaspar and his Melody Makers

Mario Fernandes | Rhythm Guitar   

C.F.Leitao | Drums     

Marcelin | Trumpet   

Gaspar Rodrigues | Trumpet   
Cyril Fernandes (P) | Rhythm Guitar     

Bosco Fernandes | Lead Guitar

Peter DeMello (P) | Alto Sax, Vocals

QUINTET COMBO
 

Errol Francis | Drums, Vocals

Tom Francis | Guitar, Vocals

Polly Dias | Guitar, Bass

William Fernandes | Piano, Tenor Sax

Aloysius Rodrigues | Guitar, Bass

Cajetan "Caji" DeSouza (P) | Tenor Sax

Walter Fernandes | Alto Sax

David Monaswami (P) Guitar

Mickey Rattos | Guitar

Agnelo "Agu" Rato | Guitar,Bass

Herman De Souza | Vocals

STARGAZERS
 

Cajetan "Caji" De Souza | Tenor Sax

Walter Fernandes | Alto Sax

Alec Rodriguez (P) | Sax

Cyril Fernandes (P) | Guitar

Andrew Rosario (P) | Bass

David Monaswami (P) | Guitar

John Desa | Accordion

Joe D'Cruz | Trumpet

Francis Rosario | Drums

Hedwidge DeSouza | Drums

MELODY MAKERS
 

Anthony De Mello (P) | Saxophone, Clarinet

Pella (P) | Trumpet, Trombone

Esmie DeSouza } Vocals

Milot Pinto (P) | Drums

Flora De Mello | Vocals

Gaspar Roriguez (P) | Trumpet

Cyril Fernandes (P) | Guitar

Bosco Fernandes | Guitar, Vocals

Loy Fernandes | Guitar, Vocals

Mario Fernandes | Guitar, Vocals

Peter DeMello (P), Alto Sax, Vocals

RHYTHM KINGS
 

Milot Pinto (P) | Drums

George Faleiro (P) | Tenor Sax

Vito Mendonca | Guitar

Peter DeMello (P) | Alto Sax, Vocals

Andrew Rosario (P) | Bass

Stephanie | Vocals

Greta De Souza | Piano

Bertie

REBELS
 

Ralph Cordeiro | Bass, Vocals

Cajetan "Caji" Dias | Guitar, Vocals

Sujjat Datoo | Guitar

Clifton Carrasco (P) | Drums

BEATROUTE
 

Peter Fernandes | Guitar, Vocals

Kuldeep Singh | Guitar

John Noronha | Vocals

Dominic Dias | Drums

Polly Moraes (P) Vocals

Tony Dias | Bass, Guitar

RAINBOW SWINGSTERS
 

Barros (P) | Alto Sax, Violin

Faleiro (P) | Tenor Sax

Francis (P) | Drums

Greta De Souza | Piano

Souza (P) | Bass

NOBBY'S BAND
 

Nobby (P) | Guitar, Vocals

Anthony DeMello (P) | Sax, Clarinet

Pella (P) | Trumpet/Trambone

Henry Rodriguez (P) | Bass

Leitao (P) | Drums

Francis Fernandes | Guitar, Piano

Agnelo "Agu" Rato Bass

Anwar "Anudi " Virani | Drums

LA OMBRAS
 

Gino Sardelli | Guitar, Vocals

Marco Sardelli | Guitar, Vocals

Roberto Sardelli | Bass, Vocals

BLUE BIRDS
 

Lester DaCunha | Guitar

Tom Francis | Guitar, Vocals

Aloysius Rodrigues | Guitar, Bass

Errol Francis | Drums, Vocals

Herman De Souza | Vocals

TeDDy Bears/
Makerere Jazz Band

 

Glennie | Accordion

John Agard | Trumpet

Peter Nazareth | Clarinet/Harmonica

Vincy | Alto Sax

Henry Matovu | Drums

SKIFFLE BAND

Glennie | Accordion

Terence | Guitar

Peter Nazareth | Clarinet/Harmonica

Horace Vaz | Box Bass

George Fernandes | Box Bass

SWINGING TEANS
 

John Nazareth | Guitar (Rhythm/Bass)

Bosco Fernandes | Lead Guitar, Vocals

Joe Rodrigues | Drums

Tony Fernandes | Guitar (Rhythm)

Mario Fernandes | Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals

THE
FLAMES

 

Salim Talib | Band Leader, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Nizar Janmohamed | Drummer, Vocals

Iqbal Talib | Solo Guitar, Vocals

Mohamed Talib | Bass Guitar, Vocals

Savanah
swingers

 

Lalla Pattni | Drums
Anthony Dantas | Bass
Peter Fernandes | Guitar, Vocals
William Fernandes | Piano, Tenor Sax, Clarinet
Mickey DeSouza (P) Sax, Violin
Prakash Joshi | Vocals

THE
INVASIONS

 

Dilip Decruz | Lead guitar 
Oliver Mendoza | Rhythm Guitar 
Harshad Visana | Bass
Bharat Visana | Singer/lead
Khalil Allahdin | Drum
Jayanti Vadher | Electric organ/Rhythm guitar

Kampala Jazz Club Band

Pete Jones | Trumpet

Sirish Korde | Tenor Sax

Milo Pinto | Drums

Francis Fernandes | Guitar, Keyboards, Xylophone

William Fernandes |  Keyboards, Tenor Sax, Clarinet

Andrew Rosario | Double Bass

ORBIT4
 

Lalla Pattni | Drums

Anthony Dantas| Bass

Dilip | Guitar

Jerrice | Guitar, Vocals

Terence Pinto Combo

Terry Pinto | Keyboards

Mikie Rattos | Lead & Rhythm Guitar

Tom Francis | Bass Guitar

Errol Francis | Drums

post 1972 bands

All bands below are from Post 1972.

Night
Fever 

Jeff Wilson | Saxes and Clarinet   

Leon Taylor | Trombone   

Bosco Fernandes | Lead guitar and Vocals
Dennis Santamaria | Drums   

Loy Fernandes| Bass Guitar and Vocals   

Mario Fernandes | Rhythm Guitar and Vocals
Joe DeSousa | Drums
Trevor Martins | Drums         

Cyril Fernandes (P) | Rhythm guitar       
Santan DeMello | Trumpet           

Manuel Coutinho | Drums
Louis Pereira | Tenor and Alto Saxophones       

Dennis Pereira | Rhythm Guitar

Bandana

Kevin Tavares | Lead Guitar, Vocals

Russ Vance (P) | Vocals, Sax, Tambourine

Tony O'Halloran | Drums

Bert Fernandes | Bass Guitar, Vocals

Wayne Vance | Rhythm Guitar

RHYTHM 
NATION

Chris Lobo Guitar | Vocals

Binoy Amin (P) Bass | Vocals

Segun Oladoyinbo | Bass Guitar

Chris Aaron Bass | Vocals

Jude Pinto Guitar | Vocals

Kenneth Egbehon | Keyboards

Haydon Rodricks | Drums

Andrew Fernandes | Drums

Augusto Massiotti | Drums

Oliver John Drums | Vocals

Eclipse

Arun Deshpanda | Lead Guitar, Vocals

Ashley Dunn | Vocals, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar, 

Mervyn Alvares | Drums, Vocals

Clarence Perryman | Vocals, Tambourine

Bert Fernandes | Bass & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Chris Dunn | Bass & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Walter Cardew | Lead Guitar, Vocals

Bravo

Bert Fernandes | Bass Guitar, Vocals

Russ Vance (P) | Vocals, Sax

Wayne Vance | Drums

Joe D'Silva | Lead Guitar

Red Strokes Band

Dexter D'Silva | Lead Guitar

Fred Elloy | Vocals, Tambourine

Lyndon Potter | Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

Polly Dias | Drums

Bert Fernandes | Bass & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

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