Help Yourself single on eBay

A Help Yourself single recently sold on eBay for £21.99. Wow!

I should add that this particular single was a demo copy of Heaven Row / Brown Lady… nevertheless, it’s a startling price. Wonder how many of these there are about? 

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Micky’s gig ~ important announcement

It is with great regret that owing to a hospital appointment I have to announce it is is looking unlikely I  will be able to make it down to Swansea to play at Micky’s Xmas gig. I had so wanted to play at the event but recent events have conspired against me. There’s still a tiny chance I may be able to make it, but I must stress that it is just that… tiny. I will however be there in spirit whether I make it to Swansea or not!

The gig looks as if it is all set to be a great event, I was especially looking forward to seeing Micky’s son George play… something I have not yet had the privilege of doing.

I wish the event all the success in the world and should it become a regular event, I’m sure I will be appearing in the future.


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Micky’s 1st Annual Xmas Jam

IMPORTANT! ~ Please see latest post on this event.


Original post:

Micky’s son, George, has organised ‘Micky’s 1st Annual Xmas Jam’, to be held at The Club in Morriston, Swansea, on December the 17th. I’ll be playing alongside Iceberg, SOM (which I believe stands for Son of Man, please correct me if I’ve guessed that incorrectly), the Tom Hollister Trio and others…

Should be a great night. Hope to see you there!

Tickets are available from here:


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Malcolm Morley at The Betsey Trotter

I’ve been told that the Betsey has hosted gigs from the likes of Keane, The Magic Numbers, Editors, Guillemots – and more recently Jack Peñate and Kate Nash. Well now they’re going to add Malcolm Morley to that esteemed list!

The gig is confirmed for saturday 11th June – from 8pm to 11pm. Malcolm expects to perform ‘Love, the Mystery and the Flame’,’ Perfect’, ‘Vanilla Sky’, ‘Blown Away’, ‘Looking for You’, ‘Where the River Bends’and possibly ‘Candy Kane’ among other songs.

Apart from Blown Away, the new material is currently in the process of being recorded and will be available soon. Candy Kane and Perfect being the first – click here to hear them.

In addition to Malcolm, Max Muller will be making his debut appearance in the UK. Max is a folk/blues oriented singer and songwriter. In Malcolm’s own words, he is “quite a hot guitarist”.

For further details on the venue, please click here.

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The Manband at the Buxton Festival 1974

Here’s another fantastic item courtesy of John Bannon – a spread from the 1974 Buxton festival programme. Man played on the first day of the festival, on the 5th of July. Man played just before Mott the Hoople, who were the headliners on the Friday night. The Festival was headlined by Rod Stewart and The Faces on the Saturday night. An advert for the festival is below which shows the full line-up. If you’d like to read more about the Buxton Festivals in the 1970s, visit this site.

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Some new Malcolm Morley music…

I’ve been beavering away writing some new songs, as well as re-intrepreting an old Help Yourself favourite. I’d love to know what you think ~ have a listen by clicking here.

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Malcolm Morley Manband memory fail!

Hopefully someone can help. I’ve been asked about the poster below (yes, yes, I know the size of the turn-ups on my jeans is extraordinary… I don’t know what I was thinking either!). Where did the poster originate from? I can’t remember whether it came with an LP ~ Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics? But I don’t think so. I vaguely recall the shoot ~ a film set possibly. Anyone know?

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Help Yourself / Zig-Zag Box Set Sells Out! (or does it?)

We thought that the Zig-Zag box set featuring a live performance by Help Yourself had sold out. But it would appear that it is STILL AVAILABLE from RGO Records. Grab a copy while you can!

The Help Yourself tracks that feature are: Running Down Deep / Reaffirmation / American Mother / Blown Away.

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Malcolm Morley ~ Aliens

Aliens (above) is still available via CD Baby – but you can also get it directly from me. Hell, I’ll even autograph it for you if you wish. Send me an email to place an order.

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Zig-Zag Concert ~ did Help Yourself know this was being recorded?

I’m being asked why the Amazing Zig Zag Concert boxed set wasn’t available before now. The short answer is that we didn’t even know the gig had been recorded – or maybe I’d just forgotten! So it all came as a complete (but very pleasant) surprise to me as well! What a great set of CDs this is. I’ve been racking my brain trying to recall more of this concert and when I’ve also asked Ken and Richard I’ll jot down my thoughts.

Thanks to John Bannon for sending an images of the poster for this gig.

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Old Help Yourself press release

I’ve been sent these old press releases. Hopefully, you can read them – I’ll get round to typing them at some point.

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Sadly, the old form that was on this website was proving to be rather problematic. We became aware that quite a few messages were being sent that weren't being received ~ so we've resorted to using a simple email address for the time being. Many apologies if you sent me a message and I didn't reply. I urge you to try again! Send your email to: hello(at)


Malcolm has announced a special gig at the Half Moon in Putney on Sunday 16th February, 2020. This should be a fantastic night for all fans of Malcolm, Help Yourself, Man and associated bands. People are flying from all over for this one, so please don’t delay in getting tickets!


Putting together this website has certainly been a 'learning curve' ~ but I think we're getting there. Also, there's now a Malcolm Morley Facebook page and a fledgling Twitter account (@bewaretheshadow). And if all goes well, who knows, maybe even a YouTube channel.