Boney M. featuring Original Lead Singer Liz Mitchell
Holiday Favourites & Classic Hits
Boney M. was not only THE disco cult band of the 70’s and 80’s but remains a living legend of the entire disco era. Originally founded in Germany by writer and producer Frank Farian, Boney M. was one of the disco-orientated pop acts which dominated the European charts throughout the late seventies and early eighties with a String of hits well remembered to this day.
The biography of Boney M’s hits is extensive. The group had eight Number One hits in the European charts with the following singles: “Daddy Cool”, “Sunny”, “Ma Baker”, “Belfast”, “Rivers of Babylon”, “Brown Girl in the Ring”, “Rasputin”, and “Mary’s Boy Child”. In addition to the successes of Boney M’s singles was the success of three Number One albums in the European market: Take the Heat off Me, Nightflight to Venus, Love for Sale.
Liz Mitchell is a Jamaican born British singer who is most famous for being the voice behind Boney M, one of the UK’s most loved disco and reggae bands. Liz moved to London in 1963 with her parents and before long auditioned for a part in Hair. She then moved to Berlin as part of the German cast and took over the part from Donna Summer, before latterly joining the group Les Humphries Singers. It was around this time in 1976 that she got a call from Marcia Bennett to return to the UK and become a part of the band we know and love as Boney M.