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
Tear It Down Collab Pop Jul 17, 2017 772
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 415
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 362
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 337
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 358
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 520
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 415
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 456
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 626
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 476
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 774
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 649
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 1011
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 476
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 600
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 923
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 840
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1107
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 846
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 2032
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1268
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 3007
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 818
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 496
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 909
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1839
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 854
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1044
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1730
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 823
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1428
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 894
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 816
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1789
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 832
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 728
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1086
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 902
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 830
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3257
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 815
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 1030
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1022
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1143
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 796
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 685
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 1036
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1611
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1324
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2129
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 839
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 896
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 983
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4544
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 2941
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1081
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1072
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 1009
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 854
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2565
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1414
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1542
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1257
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1253
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3035
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1389
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1328
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1094
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1047
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1660
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1157
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2841
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1662
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 1010
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1365
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1242
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 878
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1231
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1521
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1047
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2632
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28210
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1133
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1741
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2357
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1564
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1658
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4517
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2386
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1044
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2631
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2300
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1905
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1869
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1314
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1328
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2120
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3048
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1559
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1735
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2344
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 1990
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1700
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2441
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1664
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 2943
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2054
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 1995
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3221
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1247
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2255
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1230
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1530
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1258
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 3005
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1126
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1472
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6904
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1284
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1226
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1412
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1432
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1053
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1499
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1198
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1932
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1341
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1516
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2070
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1693
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1277
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1182
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1306
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1370
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2250
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1928

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3027
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4531
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1233
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4621
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1343
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1374
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1475
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1540
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9124
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1465
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 962
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 815
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3387
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3128
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4190
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1167
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1285
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5170
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1571
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2328
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4549
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2713
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2402
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1384
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1776
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 1983
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 612
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1465
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2110
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1587
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2320
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2746
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1417
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2755
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 11993
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1361
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1446
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2570
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1555
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1597

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 927
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 671
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 732
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1499
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2426
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 3027
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 511
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 845
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 948
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1612
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 926
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4531
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1278
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1233
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4621
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1252
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1620
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2033
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1029
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1690
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2743
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9124
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1465
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2908
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2179
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1741
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2055
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1130
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1893
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 952
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1159
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1533
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1372
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1342
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1103
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1919
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 756
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5553
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2484
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1695
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3128
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1544
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1074
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3050
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1427
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2307
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 928
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 2050
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2203
LAUGH OUT LOUD BossHook Pop 2097
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