Boney M featuring Liz Mitchell
Liz Mitchell is a Jamaican born British singer who is most famous for being the voice behind Boney M, 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 from Marcia Bennett 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 Mitchell as the vocal core and as well as being the integral voice of the band, Liz also co-composed the song ‘African Moon’ from their album in 1981, Boonoonoonoos. Though she did not contribute significantly as a songwriter, Mitchell’s vocals are widely regarded as the most distinctive part of the Boney M sound. 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 has also built her own studio and started her own label and founded her own fan club. She has put out 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 still tours as Boney M. featuring Liz Mitchell to big crowds all over the world.