Maizie Williams (Boney M)

Maizie Williams (Boney M)
Release date
01 January 1970
Maizie Williams (Boney M)
01 January 1970 |

After an exhausting day, Maizie Williams ended up taking lunch in a nearby restaurant, where she was approach by a woman called Katja Wolf, that turned out to be an talent scout who was searching for people to join a group under the name of Boney M. Maizie Williams agreed to be part of the project and travelled around Germany with Katja in the hope of finding the additional three members required to make up the quartet. Luckily, she found two more females and one more guy. We all went together to Frankfurt for a meeting at Frank Farian’s studio at the time called Offenbach, to test our voices, and to my surprise – Frank was very happy and agreed to this being the first formation of the group Boney M. Rapidly after the meeting a photo session followed, and Maizie Williams noticed her three colleagues having cold feet about the project and later they decided to abandon the group. This leaving her high and dry and so close to my dream, but yet so far, Maizie Williams now needed to find three new replacements. She had discussions with Frank Farian and agreed to tour the country with Katja to recruit three new members. At that point she was the only original member from the first formation of Boney M left, until she met Bobby Farrell, who was a DJ at a local night club and what attracted the interest of Maizie and Katja was his image and dancing while spinning the records. They talked to Bobby who instantly then fell for the project. Having got the male singer, Katja then heard from a friend of a new girl in Hamburg called Marcia Barrett, so both us arranged an appointment to visit her at home and there she gave a live vocal performance and right there they knew they had the second member! Katja’s sources then recommended a girl by the name of Liz Mitchell that was based in London, Maizie Williams called her and explained the idea of the project, and she agreed to attend a meeting in Hanover. Following the meeting, everyone felt that we had found the final and fourth member of the group. This led to the signing of a recording contract in 1976, and having major worldwide success. Now 30 years later and the anniversary of Disco, the Boney M name is still riding high internationally, and Maizie is as active as ever, performing live concerts and make great music.