Noel & Tricia Richards have been writing and performing together since 1975, when they first met in Plymouth, England. Over many years, their songs have found a worldwide audience, mainly through Noel performing with his band in more than 35 countries.
Their songs have ‘opened doors’ for them and perhaps they are best known for ‘All Heaven Declares’, which seems to have reached right across the globe and been covered by many other artists.
Since 2010, they have made their home in Palma, on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. It is an inspiring place to live and has resulted in the release of their first two CDs as ‘Noel & Tricia Richards’ – Favourite Place (2013) & Wonderful (2015).
Tony Cummings of Cross Rhythms Magazine wrote of ‘Favourite Place’ – “The more I listen to this six-song EP, the more I become confident they’ll find an audience for their music in bars and folk clubs and anywhere where people want musical warmth rather than showbiz flash. “Beautiful Love” elegantly expresses the comfort and assurance of being loved while the title track with some very effective and unexpected falsetto singing from Noel. But the best song of all on this six-song set is the haunting “Moment” which came about after the birth of their granddaughter with a serious heart defect. Spending time with their new-born grandchild the couple came to realise that our modern world can so often immerse us in things of little value and that we need to spend as much time as we can finding joy in the truly important things. A gem of a song, sensitively sung”.
Their current shows are performed in the UK and other European countries and go under the title ‘An Evening with Noel & Tricia Richards’. These are mainly acoustic gigs with Noel & Tricia both singing and playing guitars.
During a two hour programme, they share songs and stories about life, love and friendship. They are happy to perform in peoples’ homes (if they have a large enough lounge for 25/30 people), cafes, bars, theatres and anywhere that an audience will show up to listen.