Malcolm Joseph

Musical Genre


Years Of Activity

1984 / Present


Since 2008, Malcolm Joseph has been the official bass player for the world-famous singer Grace Jones. When he’s not mingling with the stars on a world tour with the model and former James Bond actress, he resides in Cornwall, UK, and works closely with a non-profit organisation both there and in the USA. The program offers an innovative, trans-disciplinary education within music, the arts, math, science, and engineering to kids, young adults, and all generations around the world.

Originally from Hackney, London, Malcolm has been passionate about music since he was a youngster. In addition to being a professional bass guitarist, he is also an accomplished songwriter and producer. Malcolm co-founded the band 7th Heaven, who were signed between 1984 – 1989 with CBS, Arista, and Phonogram, and publishing with The Morrison and Leahy publishing house. The group made it into the Top 10 in the dance charts in 1985, and Top 50 in the national charts. He’s also released solo albums and has worked and performed with a multitude of legends in the UK and world music industry since the 1980s, including Massive Attack, Neneh Cherry, Soul II Soul, Des’ree, Dave Stewart, Skye Edwards and many more.

Additionally, Malcolm ran his own recording studio in London where he worked alongside an array of musicians and artists.

On top of his active participation in music for Cornwall’s youth music, Malcolm is still pursuing his professional craft, writing, and composing. He is actively touring and working with Grace Jones and has been currently working on her new album, slated for release in early 2021.


What was the first single/ album you ever bought?
Single – Ripple, The Beat Goes On Album – Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

What’s it like to work with Grace Jones?
She’s great. She treats her band really well and we’re all close, but if you’re outside of that circle – watch out!

Who would you love to perform with (dead or alive)?
Jimmy Hendrix

Who do you listen to now?
Robert Logan, 70’s music, experimental dance, and of course, The Harry Munk Project!

Where is the best place you have performed?
The best place I performed for me has to be the Royal Albert Hall.