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The New Album 

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

Lyric Book 

"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


16th Feb - Broadstairs Blues bash - Chapel 5.00- 7.00 pm

17th Feb - Broadstairs Blues Bash - Royal Albion hotel 4.00-6.00pm

18th Feb - Carpenters Arms Maldon - my own Songs Session - 7.00pm 

24th Feb - Brighlingsea Music festival

28th Feb - Guest at Sacketts Gove Jam Clacton

10th Mar - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm

16th Mar  - Man of Kent Tonbridge - 9.30 pm 

24th Mar - Carpenters Arms Maldon - my own Songs Session - 7.00pm 

29th Mar - Kings Head Chingford - 9.00 pm 

21st Apr - Carpenters Arms Maldon - my own Songs Session - 7.00m 

18th May - Station Arms Southminster - 8.00 pm

26th May - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm

23rd Jun - 01 Jul - Tour Khazaksthan

14th Jul - Tap Room Maldon

25th Aug - Queens Head Burnham 4.00pm

04th Sep - Little Green Dragon Enfield 7.30 pm

03rd Nov - Stafford Arms Cleckheaton

04th Dec - Little Green Dragon Enfield 7.30 pm

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


03rd Feb - Jimmys Farm Ipswich 8.00 pm 

04th Feb - UK BLUES AND

RnB Festival Winter Gardens Blackpool 

15th Feb - Oak House Maldon 8.00pm

09th Mar - Bassment Chelmsford 9.30pm 

12th Apr - Madison Heights 8.00pm

18th Apr - Oak House Maldon 8.00pm

27th Apr - Bassment Chelmsford 9.30pm 

04th May - Headgate Theatre Colchester - Band Show 8.00pm

08th Jun - Theatre Kent TBC 

09th Jun - Red Lion Stevenage  8.00 pm Band

13th July - Bassment Chelmsford 9.30pm 

03rd Aug - Barleylands Blues Club - 2.00pm Band 

06th Sep - Filey Americana Festival - Band 

12th Oct - Jimmys Farm Ipswich 8.00 pm Band

Regular Band Jam


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


Regular Open Mics 

Second Wednesday  in the month fox & hounds, cock clarks 8.00pm

Third Wednesday in the month Madison Heights Maldon 7.30pm



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 

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 

1st Sunday
in the month 

next one 03 Mar 2024

2nd Wednesday
in the month 

Next one 10th Jan 2024 


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 !! this will be a feeder for the acoustic club 

3rd Wednesday
in the month 

Next one 10th Jan 2024 


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 


18 Apr


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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