BONEY M    |   Friday December 1, 2023 at 7:30pm

Boney M featuring Liz Mitchell - The original lead singer - December 1st at TCU Place

Boney M. Featuring Liz Mitchell – The Original Lead Singer

Boney M. is a living legend of the disco era. Originally founded in Germany by writer and producer Frank Farian, Boney M. was one of the disco-orientated pop acts to dominate the European charts throughout the late seventies and early eighties with a string of hits well remembered to this day. Farian molded the four-piece band in the dance pop fashion, featuring the stunning vocals of Liz Mitchell, which proved irresistible to radio, dance floor and partygoers. 

Liz Mitchell is a Jamaican-born British singer who is most famous for being the voice behind 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 to return to the UK and become a part of the band we know and love as Boney M. 

After initial work lip synching for TV, the group soon started recording with Liz as the vocal core. As well as being the integral voice of the band, Liz also co-composed the song ‘African Moon’ from their album in 1981, Boonoonoonoos

After the band split in 1986, Liz went on one more tour in 1987 and then went on to release many great solo albums. She built her own studio, started her own label, and founded her own fan club. She has released special Christmas EPs and has become a born again Christian, which influences her music on albums such as Let It Be. 2004 saw her put out Liz Mitchell Sings the Hits of Boney M. and she now tours as Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell to big crowds all over the world. 

If you told Liz that her 1978 hit ‘Rasputin’ would become an internet sensation in 2022, she would never have believed you. Almost nine million fans have created TikTok dance videos to the song – and they have been viewed an amazing 22 billion times. Boney M went 5x Platinum in Canada for Nightflight To Venus and 2023 marks the 45th anniversary of their career-launching record. The group also went double platinum in Canada for their Christmas album that includes the hit ‘Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord.’