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Birth name  Noel Richards
Instruments  Guitar
Name  Noel Richards
Origin  Cobham, England
Years active  1980–present
Labels  Kingsway Communications
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Born  15 February 1955 (age 60) Llantrisant, Wales (1955-02-15)
Occupation(s)  Singer-songwriter, Worship leader, Recording artist
Associated acts  The Hudson Taylors, Noel Richards Band. Noel & Tricia Richards
Role  Singer-songwriter ·
Genres  Contemporary worship music
Albums  Champion of the World (Live from Wembley Stadium)
Similar People  Doug Horley, Graham Kendrick, Chris Bowater, Brian Houston, Dave Bilbrough

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Noel Richards is a Welsh singer-songwriter, worship leader, and recording artist. He has composed several songs that are used in contemporary worship, by Christians today, including All Heaven Declares, By Your Side, Restorer of My Soul (My Lips Shall Praise You) and You Laid Aside Your Majesty.


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Noel Richards is Welsh. He was born in Llantrisant near Cardiff. When he was eight or nine years old, he became a Christian. He entered into a deeper sense of commitment to God at the age of fifteen, following which he began to look upon John Glass as a role model. John Glass was a young pastor who had just arrived at Richards' church from Bible college. Glass taught Richards to play the guitar, sing and to present himself.

Musical career

Glass introduced Richards to the contemporary Christian music of that time, in 1971. Richards attended his first Christian music concert at the Colston Hall, Bristol. The event called "It's Buzz" was hosted by Pete Meadows. One of the performers at the event was Graham Kendrick. While watching Kendrick perform at the event, Richards thought to himself that that was what he wanted to do.

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Following this event, Richards began singing at his own church. He also accompanied John Glass and other members of his own church when they set out on trips to other churches. On one of these trips, Glass introduced Richards to the man who was running the Youth for Christ operations in Bristol. This introduction became a turning point in Richards' life, as he became involved with evangelism before finally devoting his life to ministry.

Personal information

Richards has been married to his wife, Tricia since 1978. She has sung on many of his songs with him, complementing his vocals. They have had two children together, Sam and Amy.

Noel Richards Band

Noel Richards Band is the band with which Noel Richards records and performs at live events. The band has been playing since the late 1980s, though there have been numerous line-up changes. Bradley Mason, the drummer, is currently the longest-serving member of the band, apart from Richards. He has been a part of the band since 1989. The current line-up of the band is:

  • Sam Richards – keys
  • Neil Costello – guitars
  • Brad Mason – drums
  • Mark Prentice – bass
  • This line-up of the Noel Richards Band recorded the 2004 album Road to Berlin. The band also frequently collaborates with several musicians, including (but not limited to) Matt Watts (bass), Dave Eslick (Bass), Dan Crack (drums), Chris Stang (guitar), Christoph Bonnen (keys). The Noel Richards Band has performed in various types of venues in countries around the world. It has played in Brazil, United States, Canada, UK, Germany, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, South Africa and Finland.

    Noel Richards was responsible for the creation of and maintaining the online resource, Launched on 2 April 2008, was a worship resource website which offered free resources for Christians, churches and worship leaders. The site provided a library of music, video, art, photography, poetry and teachings that were downloaded free of charge. The website closed during 2010 due to falling user numbers and competition from popular social networks.


    Richards has released several albums since 1986.

  • The Danger Line (1986)
  • Lionheart (1989)
  • By Your Side (1990)
  • Up to Zion (1992)
  • Thunder in the Skies (1993) (UK Christian Booksellers Album of the Year, 1994)
  • Warrior (1994) (Highest-selling Richards' album)
  • Dangerous People (1996)
  • Noel Richards Live (1996)
  • Behold the Lord - The New Hymn-Makers (1997) (Songs by Noel and Tricia Richards and Chris Bowater)
  • Calling All Nations (1999)
  • The Songs of Noel Richards (2004)
  • Road to Berlin - Noel Richards Band (2004)
  • Noel Richards - 25 Years. The Singer, The Songs (2005)
  • Calling All Nations - Global Gathering (2006)
  • Love Songs from Heaven (2008) (A collection of Richards' well-known songs, sung by other worship music artists.)
  • Heaven's King (2008)
  • The Hudson Taylors

    The Hudson Taylors is a group of worship leaders Noel Richards, Wayne Drain and Brian Houston. The group have released two studio albums.

  • Hurricane (2002)
  • The Lord Bless And Keep You (2011)
  • Songs

    All Heaven Declares
    By Your Side
    There is Power in the Name of Jesus
    We Want to See Jesus Lifted High
    To Be in Your Presence
    Great Is the Darkness
    Behold the Lord
    He Has Risen
    Calling All Nations
    Love Songs From Heaven
    Heaven's King
    You Laid Aside Your Majesty
    Overwhelmed By Love
    Thunder in The Skies
    You are my passion
    Filled With Compassion
    Dreamers Of Your Dreams
    Noel & Gerald
    Jesus Christ
    I Will Seek Your Face
    My Lips Shall Praise You
    I Want To Be Out Of My Depth In Your Love
    When I Worship You
    Come out of darkness
    Sing to the Lord
    The world is looking for a hero
    Nothing Shall Separate Us
    We Wanna See Jesus Lifted High
    Welcome King Of Kings
    Your Words Are Life
    All Of My Lifetime
    Restorer Of My Soul


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