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Disco stars of 1970-1980’s Boney M

May 07/14

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Disco stars of 1970-1980’s are nowadays working as intensively as in the past. They remain incredibly demanded and satisfy tastes of people of different ages. The brightest example of such popularity is Boney M.

Today fans have an amazing opportunity to enjoy the sound of disco music performed by several line-ups of world famous music band. Booking a show of any of it is possible with the assistance of contact groups. Most demanded version of the legendary German project has Liz Mitchell as the front performer.

Elizabeth Pemberton is her real name now. She was born near the capital of Jamaica. When Elizabeth turned 11 she with her parents emigrated to the UK, London , where in fact her music career started. She made her first steps as a singer when she studied at school. With her girlfriends Elizabeth created a vocal group that performed at school events and parties. However Liz got her first great chance to demonstrate her vocal a bit later, after finishing school. Some years later she was invited to the musical “Hair!” to perform the voice part of Donna Summer, American R’n’B and disco star.

In 1975 Marcia Barrett brings Liz Mitchell to the new project created by a German producer Frank Farian. Since 1975 Mitchell’s voice is the most recognized voice of Boney M. She is also a co-writer of a number the group’s hits. Apart from the work in Boney M Mitchell has also tried herself as a solo artist. She has two solo albums: “No one will for you” and “Share the world”.

At present Liz is touring around the globe performing Boney M most famous hits “Daddy Cool”, “Brown Girl”, “Sunny”, “Rasputin” and her own songs. She has her own line-up containing Tony Ashcroft, a professional dancer, and two female back vocalists. Liz has her own official website Boney M.

Another Boney M vocalist Maizie Williams has alongside with Liz Mitchell created her own version of the group at the beginning of 1990’s. By the way she invited her old friend Sheila Bonnick to join her. Both vocalists worked in Boney M together in 1970-s. Before coming to Farian’s project Williams worked as a model. After the group split up in 1980-s she wrote articles about it and took part in British TV programs. Apart from music Williams at present is also highly involved in charity and sports. Her book about how to keep fit has been published recently.

In 2010 Williams litigated her right to perform under the name of Boney M. Since then she is a frequent guest of festivals and private parties. In 2014 Boney M is planning to give several concerts in Australia.