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Smokie - 81% match to Boney M.

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pop band from Bradford, Yorkshire, England was formed by school friends Chris Norman (25 October 1950, Redcar, Yorkshire, England; vocals), Terry Uttley (guitar), and Alan Silson (bass). The three were previously together in 1966 with a band titled the Elizabethans. Turning professional in 1968, they changed their name to Kindness, performing at holiday camps and ballro Read more

Goombay Dance Band - 77% match to Boney M.

Genres: Disco Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Germany-based theatrical band was in a similar vein to the more successful Boney M. They were led by Olivier Bendt, and included his wife Alicia, children Danny and Yasmin, plus Dorothy Hellings, Wendy Doorsen, and Mario Slijngaard. Olivier is by profession a fire-eater who learnt his trade in St. Lucia, West Indies. By 1980, the Goombay Dance Band was one of the most succ Read more

Modern Talking - 68% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
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ABBA - 57% match to Boney M.

Genres: Disco Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The acronym Abba, coined in 1973, represented the coming together of four leading figures in Swedish pop. Agnetha Fältskog (5 April 1950, Jönköping, Sweden) had achieved pop success in her country with the 1968 hit ‘Jag Var Sa Kar’ (‘I Was So In Love’). Björn Ulvaeus (b. 25 April 1945, Gothenburg, Sweden) had previously appeared with t Read more

Sandra - 48% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
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Space - 47% match to Boney M.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The mid-90s Britpop phenomenon churned out numerous bands who seemed incapable of creating anything beyond variations on a single riff (usually stolen from George Harrison), but Liverpudlian quartet Space seemed to reinvent themselves single by single.The band came together around 1993 when childhood friends Tommy Scott (18 February 1966, Liverpool, E Read more

Village People - 47% match to Boney M.

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Village People from New York City, USA, were a concept before they were a group. The brainchild of French record producer Jacques Morali (d. 15 November 1991, Paris, France), the troupe was assembled in 1977. Morali, who had been enjoying great success on the disco charts with the Ritchie Family, intended to create a camp rock ‘n’ roll/dance act that would flaunt Read more

Donna Summer - 46% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

Gloria Gaynor - 46% match to Boney M.

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gloria Fowles, 7 September 1949, Newark, New Jersey, USA. The ‘Queen Of The Discotheques’ spent several years struggling on the east coast circuit prior to finding success. A 1965 single, produced by Johnny Nash, preceded her spell as a member of the Soul Satisfiers. Gaynor was discovered singing in a Manhattan nightclub by her future manager, Jay Ellis. He teamed Read more

Fancy - 43% match to Boney M.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Bucks Fizz - 40% match to Boney M.

Genres: Disco Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘Britain’s answer to Abba’, Bucks Fizz was originally conceived as a vehicle for singer, producer and manager Nichola Martin to appear in the Eurovision Song Contest. With her partner, and later husband, Andy Hill producing and composing material, Martin auditioned hundreds of applicants before deciding on Mike Nolan (7 December 1954), Bobby Gee (b. Robert Gub Read more

Army Of Lovers - 37% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Camp Swedish outfit described by one unkind journalist as the ‘Au Pairs From Hell’, Army Of Lovers originally comprised Alexander Bard (17 March 1961, Blemfontain, South Africa; vocals/guitar), Jean-Pierre Barda (b. 7 March 1967, Paris, France; vocals/drums) and La Camilla (b. Camilla Henemark, 23 October 1964, Stockhom, Sweden; vocals). Bard was the semi-accomplis Read more

Demis Roussos - 37% match to Boney M.

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Artemios Ventouris Roussos, 15 June 1946, Alexandria, Egypt. This multi-lingual Greek’s father was a semi-professional classical guitarist, and his mother a singer. At music college in Athens, Roussos mastered trumpet, double bass, organ and bouzouki. These talents were put to commercial use in the Idols and We Five, early Greek pop bands that enjoyed local commercial s Read more

Laura Branigan - 37% match to Boney M.

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 July 1957, Brewster, New York, USA, d. 26 August 2004, East Quogue, New York, USA. A former backing vocalist with Leonard Cohen, Branigan’s breakthrough came in 1982, when her energetic voice was demonstrated to its full effect on a belting rendition of Umberto Tozzi’s 1979 Italian hit ‘Gloria’. It reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and stayed i Read more

Ace of Base - 36% match to Boney M.

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Swedish pop band achieved their breakthrough in 1993 with the Denniz Pop -produced worldwide number 1, ‘All That She Wants’. The comparisons to a fellow Swedish band seemed obvious - two female vocalists, one blonde, one brunette, and two male musicians, playing catchy dance-inflected pop music. The band, who originally recorded as Tech Noir, was formed by two si Read more


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