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The New Album 

A New Release

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Lyric Sheet

"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 

Shows 2024


01st Jun - Tashas Artisan Market CM8 3LY 11- 5pm 

09th Jun - Old leather bottle Merton 3.00pm 

21st Jun - The Pear Tree  Croydon 9.00 pm

23rd Jun - 01 Jul - Tour Khazaksthan

03rd Jul - Guest At Saketts Grove Jam Clacton 

12th Jul - Keep it Real Folk Festival 3-3.40 pm

13th Jul - Dereham Blues Fest - The Red Lion 2-3pm

13th Jul - Dereham Blues Fest - The George Hotel 6-7pm

14th Jul - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm

04th Aug - Tashas Artisan Market CM8 3LY 11- 3pm 

10th Aug - ye olde Smack Old Leigh 8.30 pm

25th Aug - Queens Head Burnham 4.00pm

04th Sep - Little Green Dragon Enfield 7.30 pm

08th Sep - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm

24th Nov - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm

04th Dec - Little Green Dragon Enfield 7.30 pm

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


09th Jun - Red Lion Stevenage  8.00 pm Band
11th July - Dereham Blues fest - Kings head - 9-11pm

19th July - Bassment Chelmsford 10.00pm Band

27th July - Ferry Boat Inn 8.00 pm Band

03rd Aug - Barleylands Blues Club - 2.00pm Band 

09th Aug - Cricketers Southend  - 8.30 - 11.30 pm

06th Sep - Filey Americana Festival - Band 

14th Sep - The Bank Eye - TBC

12th Oct - Jimmys Farm Ipswich 8.00 pm Band



First Sunday in the month at the Victory pub Coast Road Mersea Island 6-00pm - starts 3rd March 2024

02nd Jun

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04th Aug

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06th Oct  

03rd Nov

01st Dec 


Third Wednesday in the month Madison Heights Maldon 7.30pm

19th Jun

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20th  Nov

18th Dec



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 
1st Sunday
in the month 


Open mic run by Richard for FOR ALL artists to play their new tunes or covers  to an intimate and listening audience;  hear the new boss cat songs in their embryonic stage !! 

3rd Wednesday
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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