Boney M featuring Liz Mitchell, Legendary Disco Band with the Original Lead Singer. Boney M was THE disco band of the 70’s and 80’s and their hits remain indicative 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 with a string of huge hits; through the late seventies and early eighties.
Farian moulded the four piece band, in the dance pop fashion. Featuring the stunning vocals of Liz Mitchell, which proved irresistible to radio and dance floors. Liz Mitchell the original and only lead singer of the group, was born in Jamaica and moved to London at the age of eleven. Whilst working as a secretary, Liz was offered a leading role in the musical Hair. Liz accepted and moved to Berlin, where she stayed for three years.
On her return to London and whilst at a recording session, Liz was asked to join a new band, Boney M. This role launched her international singing career and the rest is history.
Boney M Hit Singles
The biography of Boney M’s hit’s is extensive. The group had eight Number One hits in the European charts with the following singles:
- Daddy Cool
- Ma Baker
- Rivers of Babylon
- Brown Girl in the Ring
- Mary’s Boy Child
Boney M Hit Albums
In addition to the success 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.
Boney M’s international success over the past three decades, has proven that their hits definitely belong to the collection of Timeless Classics. The band featuring Liz Mitchell is still a phenomenal live act, drawing huge crowds across Europe. The live show is as spectacular as ever and continues to tour the world.
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Matthew Willetts MA is the Director of Comicus who has over 35 years experience in television, film, theatre, and comedy club/cabaret entertainment, working as a performer, screenwriter, producer and agent. He lectured at Southampton Solent University in Comedy, Screenwriting, Television, Theatre & Radio. Matthew can sometimes be seen and heard on TV & Radio and often quoted in the national press and media publications. As well as speaking regularly at festivals and industry conferences, he has been a judge at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Montreux Television Festival.
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