& the mighty bosscats





About the Book

Tales of a Batley Boy is both a musical journey and a coffee table art book with words & music by Richard Townend and photography by Keith Blundy. Every coffee table book purchased entitles the original purchaser to claim a free CD of the album 'Goldfever' by providing proof of purchase to themightybosscats@hotmail.com


It's also available on itunes and Amazon and as a USB Stick from the shop




Click on Images to find out more about the Albums

“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




"The songs evoke imagery, often thought provoking, as only Richard can do " 


Blues In Britain



"...........including the exceptional and exceptionally

atmospheric ‘Hang An Innocent Man’, prove Townend is a great writer as well as musician"


Blues Matters


Shows 2019

26th Jan - Acoustic Lounge Green Takeley - SOLO

09th Feb - Blues at Barleyland - 2pm - Band - SOLO

23rd Feb - Broadstairs Blues Bash - Sea Lounge 1pm - BOSSCATS

24th Feb - Broadstairs Blues Bash - Loungers 5pm - SOLO

21st Mar - Tring Blues Club - BOSSCATS


9th - Kozlov Club,

11th - afternoon acoustic Blues Branch - JAM club

11th evening - Rhythm&Blues Cafe,

12th evening - JAM club + recording session

13th evening - Pride club

25th May - Sunny Sailor - RICH T COVERS BAND

01st June - Sunny Sailor - SOLO - Hog Roast Day 

07th Jun - United Brethern - BOSSCATS

14th Jun - Jimmys Barn Ipswich - BOSSCATS

15th Jun - Queens Head Southminster - RICH T COVERS BAND

29th Jun - Saltburn Blues Club - BOSSCATS 

05th Jul - Sunny Sailor - BOSSCATS

06th Jul - The Fleece Chelmsford 3.30 - SOLO

12th Jul - The Metro Dereham Blues fest 7.30 - SOLO

17th August - Station Arms Southminster - SOLO 

24th August - Untied Brethren Chelmsford 2-3 PM - SOLO 

24th August - Southend Railway 5pm - SOLO 

25th August - Blue Boar Maldon - SOLO afternoon session 

22nd September - Blue Boar Maldon - BOSSCATS afternoon session

26th-30th September - Orkney Blues Festival - Solo and Orkney Bosscats

06th Dec - The Seaxe Bar Brentwood  - BAND

08th Dec - Sunny Sailor Maldon - 2-4 - SOLO


Shows 2020

17th March - Scarborough Blues Festival - Acoustic Band

25th July - Blues at Barleylands - Band 2pm

01 Aug - Railway Southend - Solo 5pm 




"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" 


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 2018