from 'Ten Imaginary Years':
Robert: "We soon started writing our own songs and, on 18 December 1976, we played our first gig at a place in Sussex called Worth Abbey. It was an accoustic set, we sat on the floor and played bongos. We weren't called Malice for this one actually because, in order to get the booking, we had to pretend we were a folk band! ..."
from 'A Visual Documentary':
18 DECEMBER 1976
In the guise of a folk band, Malice play their first ever gig at Worth Abbey. They develop a purely acoustic set for the occasion.
from Martin Creasy:
I (....) sang with the band at the infamous 1976 St Wilfrid's gig. In fact, I also played the Upjohns gig and the date at Worth Abbey with the boys, though the books usually limit my involvement to the more memorable fiasco.
Lol Tolhurst about Dec. 20th & Dec. 18th gigs: