- Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 8pm
- Boney M.
- Club Regent Event Centre
- 1425 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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.
Farian moulded 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. The original and only lead singer of Boney M. was born in Jamaica and moved to London at the age of eleven.
She always wanted to be a professional singer and with her mother's belief and support she finally got lucky; when working as a secretary an agent called and offered her a leading role in the musical Hair. Liz accepted and moved to Berlin where she stayed for three years. After this she began working towards her original goal to be involved in the music business.
Whilst in London doing 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 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, 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.
We are now in the 21st Century and there is obviously no doubt that songs from the past are far more popular than ever before. Boney M's international success during the past twenty five years has proven that their hits definitely belong to the collection of timeless classics.
In 2016, 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 they are currently making live appearances in concert halls, galas, open-airs and festivals across the world.