Malcolm and Alwyn
|Malcolm and Alwyn|
|Genres||Gospel beat, rock|
|Years active||1969–1976, 1981|
|Labels||Myrrh, A&S Records|
Malcolm and Alwyn were a popular British gospel beat music group in the 1970s. They played rock music influenced by Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan and The Beatles with lyrics reflecting their conversion to Christianity. The duo was composed of Malcolm Wild and Alwyn Wall, who had been performing together in a band called The Zodiacs prior to their conversion. Malcolm and Alwyn recorded two albums in the early '70s before they disbanded in 1976, and a live reunion album in 1981 before again parting ways. The live album was recorded on 24 January 1981 at Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, California, U.S. Both Malcolm and Alwyn released solo albums following the group's disbanding. Alwyn Wall featured on Larry Norman's 1981 live Friends on Tour album.
Their 1973 debut album Fool's Wisdom sported a stellar cast of session musicians including John Wetton of King Crimson on bass, Rod Edwards and Roger Hand of Edwards Hand on keyboards and percussion, veteran drummer Clem Cattini, and guitarist Mickey Keen of Hudson Ford. Edwards Hand and Mickey Keen also appeared on Malcolm and Alwyn's follow-up album, Wildwall.
Wild is currently senior pastor of Calvary Chapel in Merritt Island, Florida, and still performs with the Calvary Chapel Worship Band as well as operating a record label, Footstep Records. He also ministers via radio with the program "Sound Truth". Wall is currently senior pastor at Calvary Chapel in Westminster, London, England.
- Fool's Wisdom (Myrrh MST-6518, 1973, review)
- Wildwall (Myrrh, Key Records KL 022, 1974, review)
- Malcolm and Alwyn - Live! (A&S Records AS0002C, 1982, review)
- The Alwyn Wall Band (solo), The Prize (Myrrh MSB-6596, 1977)
- Malcolm Wild (solo), Broken Chains (Maranatha! MM0069A, 1979)
- Malcolm Wild (solo), Breaking Chains (Maranatha! MM0069T, 1980)
- Malcolm [Wild] and the Mirrors (solo), Red Alert (A&S Records AS0004A, 1982)
- Alwyn Wall (solo), Invisible Warfare (Solid Rock, SSR-0040, 1982)
Songs on compilations
- Love, Joy, Peace, "Fool's Wisdom" (Various Artists, Myrrh MYR-6540, 1974)
- Jubilation!, "Tomorrow's News" (Various Artists, Myrrh MST-6555, 1975)
- Jubilation, Too, "I Love" (Various Artists, Myrrh MST-6568, 1976)
- Fool's Wisdom at Allmusic. Retrieved 25 Apr 2009.
- Wildwall at Allmusic. Retrieved 25 Apr 2009.
- Pastoral team at Calvary Chapel, Merritt Island.
- Pastoral team at Calvary Chapel, Westminster Archived 30 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine..
- Tozer, Chris (26 Jul 2005). "(Review) Fool's Wisdom (reissue)". CrossRhythms (UK). Retrieved 25 Apr 2009.
- Rimmer, Mike (13 Jul 2005). "(Review) Wildwall (reissue)". CrossRhythms (UK). Retrieved 25 Apr 2009.
- Raggatt, Trevor (13 Jun 2007). "(Review) Malcolm & Alwyn - Live (reissue)". CrossRhythms (UK). Retrieved 25 Apr 2009.