Marcia Barrett was born in St. Catherine – Jamaica. At the
age of thirteen she joined her mother (a single parent) in
Britain where she continued her schooling, at “Parkside
Secondary School” for girls in South London.
Marcia detected her passion for dancing and singing early.
During her school days she got lead rolls in the choir or
in plays that were being presented at her school, e. g. she
played the roll of “MacDuff” in “MacBeth”
from William Shakespeare which she totally enjoyed.
It was then that she became to her lifetime decision that
she would be well appreciated by entertaining, and at the
same time she herself would be everlastingly happy within
The latter part of 1975 Marcia heard from a dear friend –
Dornee Edwards, another songstress / songwriter – that
there was a producer seeking female vocalists for a new project.
Dornee herself was not interested owing to the fact that she
was doing Gospel and not Pop. This producer was Frank Farian
who auditioned Marcia with Stefan Klinkhammer in Stefan`s
flat in Saarbrücken/Germany. She had sung four songs
accompanied on piano by Stefan. Farian loved what he heard
from Marcia and stated quite simply that she would work for
his creation of the monster group “BONEY M.”.
Together with “BONEY M.” Marcia has an unbelievable
world wide career till this day.
The single “Daddy Cool” has been the top-selling
single in Germany in 1976 and was in the fore of the charts
for 12 weeks! “BONEY M.” had 8 No.1 hits in Germany
from 1976 till 1979. The album “Nightflight to Venus”
released in 1978 even entered the US charts.
The song “Rivers of Babylon” from this album
has been their greatest hit overall and was No.1 of the German
charts for 4 months!
After three decades of extreme success globally as a lead
and backing vocalist on all of “BONEY M.” recordings
since 1976, Marcia`s voice is always piercing through on the
entire productions. Her visual contribution appearing on live
performances as well as TV presentations over these years
are indeed enhancing.
She is now continuing her mission as a singer, performer,
writer and producer. Marcia Barrett is back on stage with
her team of skilled individual artists and musicians, presenting
an energetic show with all hits like “Daddy Cool”,
“Sunny”, “Ma Backer”, “Belfast”,
“Rivers of Babylon”, “Brown Girl in the
Ring”, “Hooray Hooray” and many more as
well as some of her own compositions.
Experience a show which brings back the feeling of the disco
wave of the 70s and 80s and a remarkable and phenomenal artist
– Marcia Barrett.