As a child, he trained as a violinist, mandolin player, and guitarist. He played in his teen years for The Lonely Ones, The Strangers, and other local rock bands.
Toward the end of his music career, he settled in Ireland.
His wife, Susanne Redding, was a Denmark-born teacher. Noel Redding died in his late fifties of liver cirrhosis.
British music producer Chas Chandler asked Redding to join The Jimi Hendrix Experience.