After his stint in Man, and his aborted attempt at a solo career, for a brief period Malcolm became in-demand as a session player. He became musical advisor to the ever-eclectic Wreckless Eric, appearing on two of the Stiff Records star’s LPs ~ and although he chose not to joing Wreckless Eric’s touring band, he did agree to perform on the second Stiff ‘package’ tour.

The early 80s saw Malcolm in the studio with Kirsty McColl. He also appeared on albums by Deke Leonard and Ian Gomm.

Note from Malcolm: I’m currently helping to write this page… dredging back through my memory (wish I’d kept notes at the time dammit!). So there’s more to come ~ especially on the Stiffs tour, for which I actually have some great memorabilia!


For those that couldn't make it to the memorial gig for Richard Treece – and indeed, for those that wish to re-live what was a tremendous occasion – some soundfiles have been uploaded of the (fantastic) performances of Son of Man, The Jack Bentley Blues Band and The Green Ray.


"We have lost somebody who was the real deal. A man with the true Bardic gift. He was funny, with a savage wit which he practiced freely. He was great company and a fine musician too – even if he would not admit it. Deke supported and encouraged my early life in the music world, pressed the other lads to get me into Man, and stood in for me in the Help when I was sick with depression. Richard Treece's memorial gig in Walthamstow was the last time I saw the old devil and we talked about this and that... and cricket, which we both love. Deke's passing is a sad loss to the world at large – and heaven knows we need every spark we can get these days."

Malcolm Morley


Putting together this website has been a (wait for it, cliché is coming) 'learning curve' - but I think we're getting there slowly. Also being tackled are the various social media 'channels'. So far, there's a Malcolm Morley Facebook page and a fledgling Twitter account (@bewaretheshadow), to be followed soon by an Instagram account. More news on the latter to follow. And if all goes well, who knows, maybe even a YouTube channel. Steady! Please help support all this by following, friending etc. Thanks... Malc