Serella is a project set up by UK musician and composer Rich Townsend. Retired from a career in the commercial world, Rich, 60, now has the time and energy to develop his music.
Rich works with synthesisers and samplers to create music with the aim of making people feel good, something that is important in these difficult times. Serella compositions are gentle, in the ambient or neo-classical genres, and often feature the sounds of nature.
Rich plays jazz piano in London big band King Groovy and the Hornstars. He lives with his partner and their dog in south-east England. He is a big fan of Chick Corea, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Bill Bruford, Eliane Elias, Donald Fagen, Peter Gabriel, Muse, Stevie Wonder and Michel Camilo. He is also influenced by the original generation of prog bands such as Genesis, Camel and Rush.