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Shows 2023

02nd Jun - Private function Osea 

04th Jun - Geese and Fountain Croxton Kerrial 5.00pm Solo 

07th Jun - Little Green Dragon Enfield 7.30 pm Solo

10th Jun - Private party stevenage - Band 

17th jun - Little Ship Club Maldon - 7pm Solo

24th Jun - Swan Hordon on the hill 5-7 pm Band

25th Jun  - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm Solo 

29th Jun  - Bishop Stortford acoustic club 8.00pm Solo 

01st Jul -  Queens Head Burnham - 8.30pm Band 

02nd Jul - Ipswich Music Festival 3.00pm monument stage 

03rd - 10th Jul Khazakstan - Venues TBC 

15th Jul - Old Smack - Leigh 8.30pm solo 

18th Jul - Guest at sacketts grove jam 

22nd Jul - Rotherhithe Music Festival - time tbc Band  

23rd Jul - Red Lion Stevenage - 8.00 pm Band 

30th Jul - Princess Alexander Crouch End - 5.00pm Solo

04th Aug - Black Horse Skipton Solo 8.00pm 

13th Aug - Tap Room 4.00pm Solo

19th Aug - Victory Mersea island - Band time tbc

20th Aug - Carpenters Arms - 6.30pms Solo

09th Sep - Private Party - 5.00 pm Band

10th Sep - Tap Room 4.00pm Solo

22nd Sep - Jimmys rib and blues Ipswich 7- 10pm Band

29th Sep - Sackettes Grove clacton 8.00 pm Solo

30th Sep - Witham Public Hall Beer Fest - 7.30 pm Solo

01st Oct -  Queens Head Burnham - Solo 4.00pm Solo

08th Oct - Tap Room Maldon 4.00 pm Solo 

29th Oct -  Victoria inn Colchester 5.00 pm Solo

18th Nov -  Queens Head Burnham - 8.30pm Band 

03rd Dec. - Tap Room 4.00pm Solo 

"His music is original, thoughtful, sometimes eclectic, superbly arranged and always well played  - In sum, this is a delightful gem of an album in search of a patient listenership"

- Pete Feenstra Get Ready to Rock Radio 

"It's hard not to view Townend as a sort of latter day Mark Knopfler. His lyricism and fretwork both share echoes of the former Dire Straits leader " 

- Elmore Magazine New York 

"This ability to conjure up vivid imagery is a constant throughout the 14 tracks that comprise ‘Ticket to Memphis’ and it’s a rare thing for an album to hold your attention from the opening lines of the first track to the closing lines of the last "

- Americana UK


A new venture at the OAK HOUSE Maldon. A beautiful acoustic club - entry is what you can afford in the hat - various acts to perform - bi monthly club -  first Thursday in the month  - first one 06 April featuring the bosscats acoustic trio - 8pm start 

1st Thursday in the month 






Open mic run by Richard for original artists to play their new tunes to an intimate and listening audience;  hear the new boss cat songs in their embryonic stage !! this will be a feeder for the acoustic club 

2nd Wednesday in the month 











A new open jam session at the Victory pub Mersea Island, run and organised by the BOSSCATS. All back line provided (drummers please bring breakables).
From 5pm to 8 pm - After the initial date of 26th March :- 

3rd Sunday in the month 







Click on image to find out more about the 13 albums

"With ‘God Bless America’ it seems evident that they have moved ahead, running onto a new path of irresistible modern, top notch music, always with a blues edge at heart but aided by a keen eye towards the  Americana future. This is a true delight, an album to savour."  - Blues Magazine NL  

"With its strong hints at Americana-cum-blues and rocking drive, this is easily one of the best of British bands out there, and Gold Fever an album to enjoy.'- Elmore Magazine NY 

"The message is in the lyrics, get this, get goldfever. I feel this is Richards best collection to date, in his own imitable style and likely to be seen as an excellent opportunity to cross over from the secular blues world to more mainstream. The songs evoke imagery, often thought provoking, as only Richard can do"    - Blues In Britain  

"This is a simply lovely album from a UK outfit with a blues-cum-Americana outlook, feel and beauty.Townend is a mighty clever lyricist, a guy who can work a theme and run a rippling roll of fretwork and melody to match the thinking. The result is a genuinely individual and engaging musical take and outlook." -   Cashbox Canada

"Richard Townend is perhaps one of the most prolific songwriters in the British blues scene. Since 2011 he has released 10 albums as a soloist and with The Mighty Bosscats. The fact that he can, even at this pace, still write outstanding songs, was proven once again with Boiling Pot." -  Wasser Prada

"With its' high production values, standard of musicianship and impressive lack of filler material Boiling Pot has the makings of something rather special" - R2 Rock n Reel

"...........including the exceptional and exceptionally atmospheric ‘Hang An Innocent Man’, prove Townend is a great writer as well as musician" -  Blues Matters

Song Book

Tales of a Batley Boy is both a musical journey and a coffee table art book with words & music from GOLDEFEVER by Richard Townend and photography by Keith Blundy it's also available as an eBook  - It contains short stories and music for each of the tracks on the GOLDFEVER album -  Click on the picture for more information
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