Richard Townend - http://www.richardtownend.com
In 2011 Richard decided to write and record in a more serious nature culminating in 7 album releases in the period Jan 2011 – Nov 2014 with an 8th one being worked on and planned to be completed in Q1 2015. He also uniquely creates videos for these album songs which can be found on the ‘themightybosscats’ you tube channel. There are over 60 of these ; they also appear on his website. The albums have received critical acclaim and have a contemporary eclectic feel to them, mixing his Blues, Jazz, Country and many other musical influences.
He has been nominated no less than 3 times for his songs in the British Blues Awards for original song in 2012 & 13. Has also had songs released by Blues Magazines on their cover mounts and has a fan base covering the 5 continents. His lyrical content and subject matter are also praised, Richard writes songs and not 12 bar guitar solos with a few words thrown in for measure. He is often called prolific having recorded over 50 songs in the last 2 years – although written nearer 100
He is favorably compared to JJ Cale, Chris Rea and Dire Straits. He plays solo or with the band depending on venue size or requirements of the sponsor. The solo work encompasses an exciting array of self penned songs looped into a full band sound as he plays.
“Melancholic, relaxed and enthralling: Richard Townend is a fascinating songwriter in the world of Blues. With The MightyBosscats he has a band on the side that make his songs prime examples of contemporary blues ......WASSER-PRAWDA.DE