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!


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)


On the Road / On Air is a new box set that document’s Man’s BBC sessions between 1972 and 1983. There’s some great music here, including a BBC Radio 1 session that features Malc from 1974! Visit the Cherry Red website for more info.


Putting together this website has certainly been a 'learning curve' ~ but I think we're getting there. For a more interactive experience visit the Malcolm Morley Facebook page and the fledgling Twitter account (@bewaretheshadow). If all goes well, who knows, we may even consider a YouTube channel.