Malc played drums in several New Orleans-style bands in the North and Midlands while still in his teens. He moved to London in 1966 to join the Ken Colyer Jazzmen and was a key member of that group till 1971, when ill-health forced Ken to cease running the band and reduce his playing commitments. Malc stayed on in Johnny Bastable’s Chosen Six and later formed his own Storyville Stompers who toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe. Malc’s studies with Zutty Singleton, and his contacts with many of the legends of New Orleans, both as a friend and as a fellow musician, have given him a wealth of experience and knowledge of the music. As well as recording with many British bands Malc has also made recordings in New Orleans.