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
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 232
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 244
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 350
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 271
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 394
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 541
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 421
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 703
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 600
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 890
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 437
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 557
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 829
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 785
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1025
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 662
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 1900
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1206
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 2846
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 741
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 459
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 814
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1767
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 779
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 976
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1584
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 739
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1360
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 822
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 757
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1690
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 748
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 692
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 998
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 834
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 777
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3151
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 754
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 941
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 959
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1078
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 754
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 637
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 918
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1272
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1251
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2007
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 781
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 843
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 933
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4438
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 2778
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1005
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 983
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 963
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 810
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2457
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1335
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1458
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1175
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1190
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 2940
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1318
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1229
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1019
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 969
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1553
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1101
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2753
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1569
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 964
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1294
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1150
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 824
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1146
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1437
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 997
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2560
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 27955
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1070
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1625
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2270
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1484
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1561
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4324
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2272
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 963
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2536
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2197
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1839
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1779
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1236
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1257
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2033
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 2911
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1487
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1667
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2245
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 1903
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1633
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2324
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1583
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 2761
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 1969
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 1947
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3148
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1197
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2165
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1181
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1476
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1205
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 2939
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1073
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1426
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6847
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1242
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1167
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1348
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1372
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1020
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1445
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1145
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1857
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1292
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1466
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 1981
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1641
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1220
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1136
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1256
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1311
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2189
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1864

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 2832
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4390
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1113
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4404
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1244
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1260
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1372
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1434
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 8785
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1408
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 916
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 734
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3194
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 2988
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4093
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1092
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1244
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 4954
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1509
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2102
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4299
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2585
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2325
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1327
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1690
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 1934
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 566
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1379
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2016
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1496
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2228
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2680
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1365
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2642
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 11719
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1304
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1379
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2488
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1482
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1534

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 811
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 625
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 637
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1391
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2282
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 2832
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 448
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 793
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 811
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1521
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 867
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4390
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1158
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1113
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4404
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1199
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1500
soulless TRASHINME Rock 1984
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 950
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1569
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2649
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 8785
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1408
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2839
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2112
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1677
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 1904
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1074
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1793
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 876
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1100
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1493
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1298
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1231
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1036
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1820
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 717
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5408
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2369
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1592
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 2988
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1493
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 916
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 2980
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1371
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2153
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 873
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 1884
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2107
LAUGH OUT LOUD BossHook Pop 1968
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