Singer goes from Berlin to St Helens

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His music has taken him around the world to a diverse range of venues, from Wembley Stadium and Berlin’s Olympic Stadium to pubs, clubs and churches in 35 different countries.

On Saturday 16 April, Noel Richards will return to St Helens with his wife Tricia to play an evening of acoustic music at St John’s Church, Ravenhead as part of their UK Spring tour.

Following a sell-out concert at the same venue in 2014, Noel and Tricia are bringing new songs, stories and a new album, called ‘Wonderful’, which focusses heavily on the themes of family life, love and forgiveness.

The evening will feature these new pieces alongside songs from their popular and extensive back-catalogue, which stretches back to the 1970s.

Despite having been song writing partners for over three decades, this is only second time Noel and Tricia have taken to the recording studio together.

The enduring popularity of their music is reflected not only through their longevity, but also through the presence of 17 of their songs listed amongst the UK’s top 500 most popular Christian songs as determined by Christian Copyright Licensing International UK.

Concert organiser Paul Henry said: “Once again we are looking forward to welcoming Noel and Tricia to St Helens.

“They have been regular visitors to the town throughout their career and their music will be well known particularly throughout the churches of the town.

“Their music is not just for church-goers, however, so we invite everyone to get tickets and come along.”

As well as Noel & Tricia, St John’s have hosted a number of concerts, with previous events including evenings with Christian bands Friday and children’s singer Doug Horley.

The concert will take place on Saturday, April 16, starting at 7pm with the doors opening at 6.15pm. Tickets are priced at £4 and are now on sale.

They can be booked through the church’s website at www.stjohnsravenhead.org.uk by telephoning 07481 239135 or direct from the church.

Any remaining tickets will be sold on the door. Free refreshments will be available in an interval, when Noel & Tricia will be available to sign copies of their CDs.