Disco to the Bone
The disco cult band of the 70s and 80s, Boney M, is boogeying into Lismore for one funky show at the Lismore Workers Club next Thursday, February 23. Ow! Get down!
The current Boney M features the original lead singer of the group Liz Mitchell. (Its her voice that is the bands distinctive sound.) She has been travelling the world with Boney M for decades so she knows the songs well.
Boney M was founded in Germany in 1975 by writer and producer Frank Farian and was a veritable disco factory of hits with songs like Daddy Cool, Sunny, Ma Baker, Belfast, Rivers Of (see below for freebie), Brown Girl In The Ring, Rasputin and Marys Boy Child.
If you dont remember these then you were obviously living in a cave behind Nimbin during that time or, heaven forbid, you werent into disco. (Actually, its better second time round.)
Liz Mitchell was born in Jamaica and moved to London at the age of 11. She always wanted to be a professional singer and was eventually offered a leading role in the musical Hair. While recording in London, Liz was asked to join a hip new band called Boney M.
The rest, as they say, is history.
With a funky, groovy, totally cool show that has been drawing huge crowds in Europe, Boney M is bringing authentic live disco (disco is NOT dead) to Lismore next Thursday. Fab!
Tickets are $36 from the Lismore Workers Club or over the phone (if you have a credit card) on 6621 7401. And theyre selling fast...
Freebie: The Echo has two double passes to give away. (I dont know how we do it either. Were just nice people I guess.) To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.30 & 10.45am next Monday, February 20, and tell us by which river Boney M had one of their big hits. Clue: Not the Wilsons River.