BECAUSE OF YOU Richard Woodford

'Because Of You’ is debut album from West End actor/singer

Richard Woodford

featuring a glorious collection of musical theatre hits that celebrate his 20 year career. This 12 track album includes well known songs from 'Phantom', 'Starlight Express', 'Saturday Night Fever', 'Les Miserables' and many more, with new arrangements by Lee Ormsby and Michael Webborn, musical supervision by Sarah de Tute, and features guest vocalists

Sabrina Aloueche, Alice Fearn, Mark McGee, Amanda Coutts, Helen Power


Lauren James Ray.


  1. Who I’d Be
    from ‘Shrek’
  2. Music Of The Night
    from ‘The Phantom Of The Opera
  3. Under Pressure
    from ‘We Will Rock You’
    - featuring Sabrina Aloueche
  4. Tragedy
    from ‘Saturday Night Fever’
  5. ‘Til I Hear You Sing
    from ‘Love Never Dies’
  6. The Prayer
    featuring Lauren James Ray
  7. Bring Him Home
    from ‘Les Miserables’
  8. Angels
    from ‘Whistle Down The Wind’
    - featuring Helen Power
  9. Starlight Express
    from ‘Starlight Express’
  10. I Only Want To Say (Gethsemane)
    from ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’
  11. The New World
    from ‘Songs For A New World’
    - featuring Alice Fearn, Amanda Coutts & Mark Mcgee
  12. You Raise Me Up

Released 14th December 2015 - Catalogue No: SimGR-CD029

LISTEN NOW... to a selection of tracks from the album

"an absolute must for any modern musical theatre fan … an excellent showcase from a supremely talented and versatile performer … Woodford's vocals are stunning … new arrangements work brilliantly well … Woodford is joyful to listen to and he gives one of the finest male vocals I've heard in a long time."

Jenny Antill, BroadwayWorldUK

"Because of You requires a big voice. Thankfully, Woodford delivers … beautiful song choices are matched in quality by first-rate vocals from both the tenor and guest vocalists … an album full of gems, it is difficult to pick a single highlight … a fine feather in SimG’s cap. Excellent!"

Holly Spanner, Reviews Hub ✭✭✭✭

"It is about time we heard from Richard Woodford … There is no denying the talent on this album, especially the amazing voice of Woodford himself, and it is certainly one to add to that Xmas list"

Nick Wakeham, Musical Theatre Review

9/10 "a great programme - a mix of the traditional and the not-so … a few ‘standards’, which despite been (too) well used over the years, I don’t think I’ve heard much better than here. The CD packaging, artwork and production are, of course, excellent and the overall album is one that Richard and SimG should be very proud of"

Ian Gude, Review Graveyard