Boney M feat. Maizie Williams

Boney M feat. Maizie Williams
Release date
01 January 1970
Boney M feat. Maizie Williams
01 January 1970 |

Maizie Ursula Williams is a British model and singer who became one of the original members of the successful 1970s disco music group Boney M. Though she did not sing on the studio recordings of their songs, she did perform live and subsequently established an independent career as a singer.

Both Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett were singers and would participate in the group’s recordings together with producer Frank Farian who did the deep male voice. The threesome recorded the follow-up single “Daddy Cool” which soon became a worldwide hit and launched the group’s phenomenal career, with numerous hit singles and albums over the next decade. Williams and Bobby Farrell did not sing on the records since “their voices weren’t suited for this particular kind of music” as Farian put it in a Bravo interview in 1978. It did not create a scandal – both Williams and Farrell did sing during the group’s many live performances during their extensive world tours 1977–1979. Williams remained with the group until the ultimate break-up in 1990. In 1994, she did what her former colleagues Liz Mitchell and Bobby Farrell had also done, she formed her own Boney M group, billed as Boney M featuring Maizie Williams. The group also featured Sheyla Bonnick from the short-lived original 1975 line-up. Williams herself would finally front as a lead singer in the group’s renditions of the hits “Brown Girl in the Ring”, “Hooray! Hooray! It’s a Holi-Holiday”, “Sunny” and “Daddy Cool”.