lead & rhythm guitar, slide guitar, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitar,

piano, organ, synth, lead & backup vocals


Bio / Credits...


Early '90s - Hosted the Wednesday Night Pro Jam at New York City's China Club


                  Jamming with...


John Entwistle, Bruce Willis, Eddie Vedder,

Ace Frehley, Steve Lukather, Jason Bonham,

Billy Squier, Noel Redding, Buddy Miles,

Mick Jones, Joe Lynn Turner, TM Stevens,

Living Colour, Julian Lennon, Andy Newmark,

Enuff 'Z Nuff, "Rabbit" Bundrick, "Skunk" Baxter,

Anthony Michael Hall, Linda Perry, and many others.




Sept. thru Dec. 1995 - Member of the "Juke Box Giants" cast at the Flamingo Hilton / Laughlin, NV


Performing with...

  • Mitch Weissman & David Leone / Orig. B'way Cast of Beatlemania

  • Merrilee Rush ("Angel Of The Morning")

  • Mitch Ryder ("Devil With The Blue Dress", "Sock It To Me")

  • Spencer Davis ("Gimme Some Lovin", "I'm A Man")

  • Joey Molland of Badfinger ("Come And Get It", "Day After Day")

  • Cub Koda of Brownsville Station ("Smokin' In The Boys Room")

  • Dennis Yost of Classic IV ("Spooky, "Stormy", "Traces Of Love")

  • Sal Valentino of Beau Brummels ("Laugh, Laugh", "Just A Little")

  • Len Barry of The Dovells ("1-2-3", "Bristol Stomp")

  • Pat Upton of Spiral Staircase ("More Today Than Yesterday")

  • Tiny Tim ("Tip Toe Through The Tulips").

Rock & Sock Productions' "Juke Box Giants"

performed two shows a night, six nights a week.



January 1996 thru June 2002 - Member of The John Entwistle Band



Lead vocalist / lead guitarist with...

John Entwistle, bass guitarist of The Who.


For several North American Tours...

  • January - March 1996

  • June - August...October/November 1998

  • July/August 1999 (including Woodstock '99)

  • May/June 2001...October 2001



Studio recordings:

  • "Music From Van-Pires" CD

  • "When The Sun Comes Up" CD single


Live recordings:

  • "Left For Live" CD

  • "Left For Live / Deluxe" 2 CD Set


  • The John Entwistle Band Live

  •  An Ox's Tale (Documentary)






Summer 2001 - Musical Director for "A Walk Down Abbey Road / Tribute to The Beatles" Tour


Vocalist / Guitarist / Keyboardist with...


A star-studded line up of legendary artists,

similar to Ringo Starr's "All Starr Band" tours. Each artist performed several

of their own hits as well

as several Beatle songs.


The tour played over 30 dates across

the U.S. & Canada followed by

a tour of Japan in the Fall.


The 2001 Summer tour featured...

  • John Entwistle of The Who

  • Ann Wilson of Heart

  • Todd Rundgren

  • Alan Parsons

  • David Pack of Ambrosia




Summer 2002 - Musical Director for "A Walk Down Abbey Road / Tribute to The Beatles" Tour


The 2002 Summer tour featured...

  • Alan Parsons

  • Todd Rundgren

  • Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad

  • Eric Carmen of The Raspberries

  • Christopher Cross

  • Jack Bruce of Cream

2002's tour started in Hawaii and

played 25 dates across the U.S & Canada,

including Greek Theater in Los Angeles, Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

and Massey Hall, Toronto.


It was by the end of this tour that

Cream bassist, Jack Bruce and

Alan Parsons recruited Godfrey

to work with them extensively.



2002 to Present - Lead Guitarist / Vocalist with Jack Bruce


On October 18 & 19, 2002,

Godfrey played two shows with Jack

at BB King Blues Club in New York.


The first night they performed as a "Cream" style power trio...

The second night, Godfrey performed with Jack's Cuicoland Express band featuring Bernie Worrell.


There exists a much sought after

4 CD bootleg of those shows.


Godfrey also appears on one of Jack's solos albums,

"More Jack Than God". (Sanctuary 2003)

The title is actually a reference to Godfrey.


It was recorded in 2002 at New York's Sorcerer Sound

studio with Kip Hanrahan engineering.


Godfrey played on several tracks but, only "Kelly's Blues"

made it onto the CD's final tracklist.



For the past decade, Godfrey has continued to work extensively with

Jack whenever he performs in the US.



Summer 2003 & 2004 - Musical Director for "A Walk Down Abbey Road / Tribute to The Beatles" shows


Both 2003 & 2004 saw a few scattered show dates

for the AWDAR tribute keeping Parsons, Rundgren

& Cross in the line up with the addition of ...

  • Denny Laine from The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney's Wings

  • Joey Molland of Badfinger


Shows included...


  • July 17, 2003 / 100 Years Of Flight / Dayton, OH

  • August 8 & 9, 2003 / Hilton Casino Ballroom / Atlantic City, NJ

  • June 12 & 13, 2004 / Hilton Casino Ballroom / Atlantic City, NJ



2000 to Present -  Clapton Is GOD-frey / Annual Birthday Tribute to Eric Clapton

at BB King Blues Club in Times Square / New York City



An evening of music devoted to the large body of work that is Eric Clapton's amazing career.

Godfrey and his band have been celebrating EC's birthday at New York City's BB King Blues Club for over a decade. It has been the longest running, successfully repeated event in the club's history with several years being to sold out houses.



2003 thru 2009 - Member of Alan Parsons "Live" Project


Godfrey toured extensively for seven years, as the "Live" Project's lead guitarist, also providing lead and background vocals, and some additional piano.

The six member group toured all over South America, Mexico, and Europe several times as well as performing in Tokyo, India, Armenia, Turkey and

the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia.

They also performed a number of shows which included full orchestras and laser light shows.



A "live in concert" DVD of their Plaza De Mayor, Madrid show

from May 14th, 2004 entitled,

"Live In Madrid" (originally independently released and sold exclusively via APLP's website)

was officially released in 2010 on Frontiers Records.



2006 thru 2011 - Musical Director for Flower Power Productions "Hippiefest" Summer tours



Godfrey & his band have backed up Felix Cavaliere, Country Joe McDonald, Terry Sylvester,

Joey Molland, Flo & Eddie of The Turtles, Mitch Ryder, Jack Bruce, Chuck Negron, Dave Mason,

Mark Farner, Rick Derringer,and Gary Wright during the past six consecutive years.



2010 - 2013 / Musical Director for the "Happy Together" Summer tours



Godfrey & his band have backed up members of The Turtles, The Grassroots, The Association,

The Buckinghams, Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & The Raiders), Gary Puckett of The Union Gap, Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis & The Playboys

and Micky Dolenz of The Monkees over the past four summers.


2005 to Present - Musical Director for the "Here Comes The Sun" Program


A multimedia presentation featuring

the music of George Harrison performed by

Godfrey Townsend & friends,

rare film and photos, and a stellar narration

by author Joshua Greene.

The program has performed

at various yoga & new age centers...

college universities across the country...

& the Business and Consciousness Convention

in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Joshua M. Greene / narrator is an

acclaimed writer & author of the bestseller

Here Comes The Sun: The Spiritual and

Musical Journey of George Harrison.


Mr. Greene is an instructor at Hofstra University and an Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker. After 13 years of yoga study, including one year in India, he now lectures at universities nationwide.





2007 - Composed, performed, co-produced, & co-engineered

by Godfrey Townsend & Steve Murphy


In March of 2007,

Godfrey released a debut CD

of instrumental guitar music.


"Easy Journey To Other Planets"

(Misty Bridge / MB108)


It was received very well by the public and has also gotten some great reviews in guitar magazines both here and internationally.


Available at www.cdbaby.com


From Jack Bruce of Cream...


Godfrey, What a great CD! Thank you. You are playing better than ever and in

fact the whole thing feels like a journey to other, unknown, but deeply yearned

for galaxies. The concepts are beautiful and the realization even more so.

Good luck with it - you really deserve it.
                                                                  Love, Jack


As soon as Godfrey had joined The Alan Parsons live band, I discovered that he could effortlessly recreate virtually anything played by any guitar player in the world while still managing to put his own stamp on it. On this album he shows that he is in a class of his own when it comes to writing and playing his own material. For the record,

he's also one of the wittiest and funniest people on the planet.

                                                                                             All the best, Alan Parsons




Godfrey has worked with many of rock & pop's royalty...

...touring extensively in the U.S. and Canada, South America, Mexico, Europe and Asia.








Ann Wilson

/ Heart














Chuck Negron /

Three Dog Night




Country Joe McDonald




Dave Mason

/ Traffic




David Pack

/ Ambrosia




Denny Laine /

 The Moody Blues/Wings



Eric Carmen /

The Raspberries




Felix Cavaliere

/ The Rascals




Flo & Eddie

/ The Turtles




Gary Lewis





Gary Puckett





Gary US Bonds















Jack Bruce

/ Cream




Joe Lynn





Joey Molland

/ Badfinger




John Entwistle

 / The Who









Mark Farner

/ Grand Funk Railroad



Mark Lindsay

/ Paul Revere

& The Raiders













Micky Dolenz /

The Monkees




Mitch Ryder / Detroit Wheels














Sal Valentino /

Beau Brummels









Terry Sylvester

/ The Hollies




Tiny Tim










Len Barry /

The Dovells




Cub Koda /





Pat Upton /

Spiral Staircase




Eric Burdon

/ The Animals




Mitch Weissman

 / Beatlemania




Bobby Whitlock /

Derek & the





Kip Winger

/ Winger





Dennis Yost

/ Classics IV




Kenny Vance /

The Planotones





Billy J. Kramer








...and 60's pop groups





Watch live video clips of Godfrey Townsend here...


Available for touring, one-off dates, and recording.

Please contact...godfreyt@aol.com