|Luis Fernandes, Clifford D’Souza, Leo Rodrigues, Brian Green and Jimmy Van Rosi at the New Stanley Grill.|
Top picture: Warren Mcmahon with the Spiders for the Cliff Richard competition
|Jimmy and Ligia Van Rosi|
Jimmy Van Rosi
My life in music and musicians
Jimmy Van Rosi, born and bred in Kenya, is a multi-talented musician who still gigging around Canada with his equally talented wife Ligia, who is the daughter of the legendary musician Mario Dias. Jimmy is a self-taught muso whose passion has been appreciated through the decades by the thousands of people who have seen him with the various bands he has played with. Like many musicians you will meet (again) in this series, he is very respected by his peers.
When Felix Hermit left the country, Charles (Sanu) Van Rosi joined the group and took over the rhythm guitar. The band frequently performed at Delamere High School, Cliff Richard Fan Club situated in Church House Nairobi, Woodley Club and at very many private functions, clubs and parties.
The Spiders appeared weekly for a short time on VOK TV’s Youth Club Program.
When David Andrade left the country, Joe Peters (Jo Boy) joined the group as the rhythm guitarist and Sanu Van Rosi took over the bass guitar.