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 throughout the late seventies and early eighties with a string of huge hits.
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 Boney M, was born in Jamaica and moved to London at the age of eleven.
Whilst working as a secretary, Liz was offered her 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.
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
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 and Love for Sale.
Boney M’s international success over the past four decades has proven that their hits definitely belong to the collection of timeless classics.
Boney M. 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.