Biography

My name is Ian Husbands, or 8, or Hippie, or Ocho, or 8MM, or even 8** sometimes.

I am a graphic designer by day and musician by night, full-time husband of iComp artist Toni1 who collaborates with me a lot and father to our son Morgan and daughter Evie!

I am a singer/songwriter who primarily likes Rock and Alternative music, but as a Producer I like to experiment and try different styles, so my music is occasionally not what I would expect from myself. I have worked as a manager of indie artists and tribute bands, a booking agent for local venues and small festivals, been a Musical Director for a "Band Builder" Music School, done a bit of stage management and also been a graphic designer for many large record companies and artists, including EMI (David Bowie, Joe Cocker), Parlophone (Beastie Boys), Sony/BMG (T.L.C.), Universal Music, Telstar, K-Tel and many more.

I sing in a covers band called "From The Ashes" playing rock covers in pubs at weekends and also sing and MC in the fREAK-Jam-Band, where we run a regular jam-night at The Rising Sun in Slough every Thursday night, which has been running over 15 years now.

I tried the whole being a famous rock star thing for about 10 years, with a band called fREAK-1-C. We played festivals, sometimes to crowds of 5000, released an album, played live on radio shows, had songs on the cover CDs of music magazines and generally had a great time in the process. But all good things come to an end, and we split, so I tried again under the name of 8 Month Malfunction, where I managed to get a 3 song publishing deal with a small company called Electric Horse Songs Ltd. We released a single called "Mourn" and then again, life happened and the project was shelved...

But I kept the name and found a new home hear at iCompositions.com

My music is now is much more fun and diverse. I have found myself playing my Ukulele a lot of late, but I sing, play some guitar, a little bass, some keys and can program drums or use loops. I work on an iMac and mainly use Garageband and Logic Pro in tandem, as I find each has different qualities for different applications. I will dabble in any genre and like to try and vary what I write and record by setting myself rules for each song and collaborating with different artists.

I also produce videos working in Final Cut, and also do some Legomation and animations. Check out the video's I have made for a good friend Paul Miro: http://www.youtube.com/user/apemanmiro

I also act as a producer and panelist for MSI: Music Scene Investigation, which is a music reviews podcast and live netcast with Rich Wildman and Tom Chianti. Each week we are joined by a music industry guest and review 3 songs submitted to us by indie artists. Check out the website at: http://www.musicsceneinvestigation.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/8MonthMalfunc
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/HippieHusbands

Blog rss

All Hope Is Gone June 3, 2016
Paul Miro's Sinombré Pledge Campaign! March 26, 2016
Merry Festive Season... December 15, 2015
It wouldn't be Christmas without a song...
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Get your dancing shoes on... October 10, 2015
I may even pay you to dance some day...
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More Lego fun - BRICKING BAD July 3, 2015
And a short interview with BRICKS MAGAZINE...
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Christmas Song For You Collab Holiday Dec 12, 2017 232
What's A Man To Do? Rock Nov 13, 2017 287
Rocking In The Free World Acoustic-ish... Collab Rock Oct 13, 2017 290
Tear It Down Collab Pop Jul 17, 2017 904
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 469
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 416
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 414
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 423
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 605
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 487
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 491
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 726
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 513
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 820
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 701
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 1063
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 506
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 647
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 990
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 871
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1175
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 876
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 2086
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1316
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 3121
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 874
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 527
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 964
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1888
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 905
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1098
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1877
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 877
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1474
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 943
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 859
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1840
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 885
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 765
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1144
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 944
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 854
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3335
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 839
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 1091
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1057
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1182
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 828
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 723
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 1072
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1780
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1386
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2200
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 885
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 931
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 1035
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4623
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 3061
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1140
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1129
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 1055
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 892
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2602
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1469
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1611
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1307
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1294
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3091
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1451
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1372
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1132
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1097
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1741
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1209
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2904
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1715
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 1053
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1414
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1295
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 902
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1315
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1584
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1081
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2676
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28343
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1199
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1802
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2407
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1626
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1730
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4685
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2464
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1079
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2704
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2376
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1946
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1927
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1363
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1377
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2173
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3143
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1595
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1784
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2392
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 2043
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1743
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2516
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1708
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 3098
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2110
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 2015
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3268
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1281
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2308
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1251
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1562
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1301
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 3044
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1160
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1504
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6944
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1326
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1264
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1449
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1458
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1074
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1542
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1236
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1963
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1395
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1569
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2148
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1736
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1328
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1224
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1372
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1405
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2291
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1978

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3163
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4596
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1306
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4749
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1390
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1424
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1518
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1622
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9209
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1498
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 1028
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 852
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3440
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3188
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4257
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1211
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1337
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5292
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1611
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2376
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4721
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2844
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2472
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1424
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1822
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 2062
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 683
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1523
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2159
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1633
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2375
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2787
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1454
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2809
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12106
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1404
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1483
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2615
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1594
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1636

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dead Lights (Existential Blues) thenownows Blues 207
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 995
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 716
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 822
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1557
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2561
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 3163
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 567
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 895
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 1050
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1682
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 983
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4596
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1359
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1306
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4749
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1283
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1694
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2097
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1084
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1722
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2792
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9209
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1498
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2978
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2207
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1784
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2097
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1149
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1990
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 1059
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1203
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1559
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1431
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1427
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1164
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1977
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 797
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5624
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2519
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1725
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3188
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1565
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1104
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3098
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1470
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2436
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 968
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 2207
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2306
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