Musician Richard Townend has been churning out quality songs like nobody’s business over the last few years.

His last five albums - all released across the last three years - have received critical acclaim, being nominated three times in the British Blues Awards and for the original song categories in 2012 and 13.

Richard, of Mundon, released his sixth album - Boiling Pot - last month under his band name, The Mighty Boss Cats.

He honed his craft as a professional session musician, where he played with a diverse selection of big celebrity names such as Tony Christie, The Platters, Ronnie Corbett and Charlie Drake.

Read the full interview in this week's Standard.