Composer, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Bruce has toured, performed, recorded and appeared on records with some of the biggest names in music including Little Richard, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Dr John, Steve Cropper, Joe Satriani, Joe Bonamassa, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Jeff Beck), Leslie West and Corky Laing (Mountain), Tony Butler and Mark Brzezicki (Big Country) and his father the late Jack Bruce of Cream.
Malcolm curated a tribute to his father in October 2016 alongside Pete Brown (Cream lyricist) at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and performed with legends such as Lulu, Eddi Reader, Maggie Reilly, Paul Young, Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), Dennis Chambers (Santana, Parliament / Funkadelic), Gary Husband (Level 42, John McLaughlin), David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Stanley Clarke) and Ginger Baker (Cream).
He released his album ‘Salvation’ in 2017, a collection of 10 songs recorded at Kevin McKendree’s (Delbert McClinton, Brian Setzer) The Rock House Studio in Franklin TN and mixed by Steve Orchard (Paul McCartney, Chris Cornell) and toured the UK and USA in support.
Between 2017 and 2019 Malcolm played around 100 shows in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand with 'The Music of Cream’, a tribute to his father’s band, featuring special guests Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath) and Robben Ford (Miles Davis, Joni Mitchell).
In 2018 and 2019 Malcolm was co-executive producer, arranger and performer for 'HEAVENLY CREAM', a project headed by Cream lyricist Pete Brown and recorded at Abbey Road Studios, which featured performances by Ginger Baker, Joe Bonamassa, Bobby Rush, Paul Rodgers, Deborah Bonham, Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Pee-Wee Ellis (James Brown), Abass Dodoo and many more. Produced by Rob Cass. The album along with a documentary, 'THE CREAM ACOUSTIC SESSIONS' will be released by Quarto Valley Records in November 2023.
Malcolm was also the bass player for the late Pete Brown's final record 'THE SHADOW CLUB' featuring Richard Bailey (Bob Marley, Jeff Beck, Steve Winwood, Incognito) on drums, Clem Clempson and Eric Clapton on guitars, slated for release in 2024.
He’s currently working on a new album, FAKE HUMANS AND REAL DOLLS, to be released in 2024.
Malcolm continues to compose orchestral music and is developing a number of opera projects including ‘King You’s Folly’ based on the famous ancient Chinese mythological / historical story from the late Western Zhou dynasty about concubine Bao Si.
His shows are at once epic and intimate, with a unique approach to song structure and form. His guitar playing is explorative, expressive and passionate. He is fast emerging as a truly original artist on the international scene.
“..a voice that is eerily like his father’s.." …. 13thfloor.co.nz
“The lingering guitar riffs, slow and dreamy drum beat and the chilling chant providing yet further evidence of masterful musicianship..” … ambientlightblog.com