"Thugh Farian was the real singer on the track, he released the single under the name Boney M and then enlisted performers to front a new outfit under that name. The groups early lineup included Bonnick and her good friend Maizie Williams.........................Boney M as known was desbanded and members went on to form their own tribute versions of the band. In the mid 90's Bonnick and Williams joined forces again, along with two other singers to form their own tribute version but after almost 10 years of success, Bonnick decided it was time to move on. Sadly this marked the end of her friendship with Williams...............
After decades of performing their massive hits all over Europe, enormously popular Sheyla Bonnick and her version of the very popular Boney M fame appeared on stage at “Disco Studio 54″ in Athens on Saturday, April 7. Belting out all their great songs from the 70s and 80s, the four members of the group had everyone up on their feet dancing. The original group, formed in 1975 with German producer Frank Farian, were internationally famous during the disco era of the late 70s.
Along with founding member Sheyla Bonnick and her line up, Saturday’s performance included favorite hits such as “Daddy Cool,” “Ma Baker,” “Sunny” and “Brown Girl in the Ring/Rivers of Babylon.” Fans of the group were able to dance on stage with the friendly band and pose for photographs at the end of their groovy show. (Click on thumbnails below to view images – Photo Credit: Patricia Munster)
Jamaican lead singer Sheyla Bonnick commented that she hadn’t been in Greece for some time, but that she did indeed love the beautiful country. When asked about the 80s revival in the UK, she remarked that people still loved disco music and that she expected it to always be around.
Other members of the band were just as enthusiastic about keeping their music alive. Attending the group’s performance was Paolo Belletrutti, the band’s agent.
Watch a video from Sheya,s Bomey M’s performance n Athens: