Boney M. is a Jamaican-Caribbean disco-pop vocal group created and directed by German producer Frank Farian who was active from 1976 to 1985. The original four band members are Bobby Farrell, Liz Mitchell, Maizie Williams, and Marcia Barrett. Reggie Tsiboe sang with them from 1982 to 1985. The band has sold more than 50 million singles and 60 million albums worldwide according to the figures of their producer Frank Farian >>>.
In December 1974, the German singer-songwriter Frank Farian (whose real name is Franz Reuther), who works for the German label Hansa Records, recorded in the studio, with session musicians, Baby Do You Wanna Bump? both the deep voice and the falsetto voices. Put on the market by Farian who took the pseudonym Boney M., the title is a great success in the Netherlands and Belgium.
He formed a band in a hurry to promote it in nightclubs and on television. He hires Caribbean singers: Maizie Williams, from Montserrat Island, Sheyla Bonnick, Jamaican singer, and a dancer named "Mike" (in the early days).
In 1975, Sheila Bonnick was replaced by Claudja Barry (who had succeeded Donna Summer in the musical Hair) and the so-called Mike by Bobby Farrell, exotic dancer from the island of Aruba in the Lesser Antilles. Jamaican singer Marcia Barrett joins the group.