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The New Album 

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Click on the image to read and download the album lyrics 





"Are you the person you've always wanted to be ?" 

Lyric Book 

Shows 2023

23rd Sep - Olde Smack Leigh  8.30 - 11pm Solo

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 

20th Oct - white Horse maldon 8.30 pm solo 

28th Oct -  Woodham Mortimer Village Hall - BAND TBC

29th Oct -  Victoria inn Colchester 5.00 pm Solo

01st Nov - Guest at Sacketts Gove Jam Clacton

12th Nov - Little Green Dragon Enfield 3.00 pm Solo : cancelled 

17th Nov -  White horse Ramsden heath - 7.00 pm Solo 

18th Nov -  Queens Head Burnham - 8.00pm Band 

21st Nov - Aint Nothing But the Blues 6.30 - 8.00 solo 

26th Nov - Carpenters Arms Maldon - 6.30 pm Solo 

28th Nov - 04th Dec Khazaksthan - venues to  be confirmed - Solo

06th Dec - Radio Show TBC 

07th Dec - Aint Nothing But the Blues 6.30 - 8.00 solo 

10th Dec. - Tap Room 4.00pm Solo 

14th Dec - Oakhouse Maldon Acoustic Trion 8.00 pm 

19th Dec - Aint Nothing But the Blues 6.30 - 8.00 solo 

Shows 2024

17th Jan - Guest at Sacketts Gove Jam Clacton - solo 

20th Jan - Olde Smack Leigh  8.30 - 11pm Solo

31st Jan - Little Green Dragon Enfield 7.30 pm Solo

03rd Feb - Jimmys Farm Ipswich 8.00 pm Band

04th Feb - Great rock n roll Festival Winter Gardens Blackpool - band

09th Feb - Support Cregan and Co - Chelmsford - 8.00 pm  Solo

15th Feb - Oak House Maldon - band acoustic 8.00 pm

24th Feb - Brighlingsea Music festival - Solo

23rd Mar - Fox Inn Honington - 8.30 pm Solo

18th Apr - Oak House Maldon - band acoustic 8.00 pm

11h May - Headgate Theatre Colchester - Band Show

09th Jun - Red Lion Stevenage  8.00 pm Band

07th Jul - Stafford arms Cleckheaton

03rd Aug - Barleylands Blues Club - 2.00pm Band 

06th Sep - Filey Americana Festival - Band 

12th Oct - Jimmys Farm Ipswich 8.00 pm Band

03rd Nov - Stafford Arms Cleckheaton

08th Dec - Balmoral Club 8.00 Saltburn on Sea 8.00pm Solo

"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

"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 


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 -  A Thursday in the month   - 8pm start 



14 Dec


15 Feb 

18 Apr


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 




08 Nov



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 6pm to 9pm 
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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