The Mighty Bosscats are a contemporary British blues band led by songwriter and guitarist Richard Townend, for whom this is an eighth album release during the last four years, but his first to be released by Trapeze. Richard has been nominated no less than three times for his songs in the British Blues Awards, his writing being compared to J.J. Cale, Chris Rea and Dire Straits. Originally associated with the style of Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Mighty Bosscats now have a cooler sound in a more relaxed incarnation. The new album “Bossman” is an eclectic mix of styles, drawing on Richard and the band’s background not only in blues, but also country and jazz, sitting firmly in the Americana cool stable, with fourteen songs themed around the challenges of life. The Mighty Bosscats are Richard Townend (guitar/vocals), Phil Wilson (bass, vocals), Glen Buck (drums) and Phil Pawsey (harp/keys/vocals), and the album has guest appearances from Kat Evans (violin), Will Potten (trumpet, flugel, trombone); Alex Outlaw (backing vocals). There is full information about the band and the CD at www.richardtownend.com, and the band have an entertaining array of videos on YouTube, both live and promotional.
“Melancholic, relaxed and enthralling: Richard Townend is a fascinating songwriter in the world of Blues. With The Mighty Bosscats he has a band that make his songs prime examples of contemporary blues” WASSER-PRAWDA.DE