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& the mighty bosscats 

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Shows 2023

13th Jan - Great Rock and Blues Festival - Skegness - Band 

14th Jan - Rotherhithe Private Function

22nd Jan - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm Solo 

24th Jan - Guest at The Grove jam session Clacton 8.30pm

25th Jan - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

03rd Feb - Stafford Arms 7.00 pm 

04th Feb - Craft Bar Scarborough 2.00pm & 8.00pm Solo

05th Feb - Geese and Fountain Croxton Kerrial 5.00pm Solo 

06th Feb - Barnoldswick arts centre - 8.00pm - Solo

11th Feb - Shephall Tavern - 8.30 - 11.30 pm Stevenage 

12th Feb - Brightlingsea Winter Fest 4.30pm British Legon

15th Feb - Fox & Hounds Cocks Clark original music open mic 8.00pm Solo

18th Feb - Barley Lands Blues Club - 2.00 pm Band 

19th Feb - Broadstairs Blues Bash Mind the Gap 3-5

19th Feb - Broadstairs Blues Bash Artfulls  7-9

22nd Feb - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

25th Feb - Jimmy Farm rib and Blues - 7.00 pm Band 

10th Mar - The Bay Horse Cowling  - 8.00pm Solo

11th Mar - Colne - pub tbc 9.00pm Solo

17th Mar - Fox & Hounds Cocks Clark 9.00pm Solo

19th Mar - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm Solo 

29th Mar - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

30th Mar - Grantham Tap Room - Solo 8.00pm 

31st Mar - Black Horse Skipton - Solo 8.00pm 

01st Apr - Craft Bar Scarborough 2.00pm & 8.00pm Solo

02nd Apr - Stafford Arms Cleckheaton 4.30pm Solo

06th Apr - BOSSCATS TRIO - ACOUSTIC CLUB MALDON  oak house high street Maldon 8.00 pm

26th Apr - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

30th Apr - Little Green Dragon Enfield 4.00 pm Solo

12th May - Fox & Hounds Cocks Clark 9.00pm Solo

14th May - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm Solo 

28th May -  Queens Head Burnham - Solo 4.00pm Solo

31st May - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

02nd Jun - Private function Osea 

03rd Jun - Craft Bar Scarborough 2.00pm & 8.00pm Solo

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

07th Jun - Little Green Dragon Enfield 7.30 pm Solo

25th Jun  - Tap Room Maldon 4.00pm Solo 

28th Jun - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

01st Jul -  Queens Head Burnham - 8.30pm Band 

22nd Jul - Rotherhithe Music Festival - time tbc Band  

23rd Jul - Red Lion Stevenage - 8.00 pm Band 

26th July - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

04th Aug Black Horse Skipton Solo 8.00pm 

05th Aug - Craft Bar Scarborough 2.00pm & 8.00pm Solo

30th Aug - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

27th Sep - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo

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

25th Oct -  Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

18th Nov -  Queens Head Burnham - 8.30pm Band 

29th Nov - Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm Solo 

27th Dec -  Mayflower Leigh on Sea 7.00 pm 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 

"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

"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 

Albums

Album Cover - short stories
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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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