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
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 326
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 242
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 286
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 309
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 468
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 344
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 428
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 583
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 444
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 737
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 620
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 957
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 456
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 572
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 874
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 813
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1079
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 717
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 1969
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1238
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 2934
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 775
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 479
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 868
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1804
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 816
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1004
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1673
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 788
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1395
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 851
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 787
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1743
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 788
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 706
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1045
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 860
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 793
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3212
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 788
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 978
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 991
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1105
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 775
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 665
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 952
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1390
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1282
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2061
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 804
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 867
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 957
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4495
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 2856
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1039
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1032
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 986
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 830
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2499
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1372
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1491
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1212
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1224
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 2993
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1348
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1277
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1055
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1019
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1608
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1124
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2804
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1616
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 983
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1328
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1188
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 852
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1189
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1483
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1017
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2591
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28111
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1098
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1678
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2310
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1527
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1613
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4425
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2326
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1001
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2588
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2252
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1867
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1817
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1270
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1293
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2074
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 2983
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1525
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1694
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2290
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 1948
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1667
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2368
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1623
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 2860
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2012
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 1968
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3189
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1217
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2208
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1205
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1501
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1229
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 2978
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1106
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1450
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6876
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1262
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1195
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1369
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1406
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1037
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1476
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1171
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1893
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1310
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1491
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2015
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1668
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1244
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1158
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1280
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1339
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2214
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1894

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 2927
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4450
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1170
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4508
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1284
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1311
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1409
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1493
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 8957
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1440
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 942
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 762
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3294
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3043
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4144
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1124
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1261
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5048
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1541
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2206
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4419
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2619
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2354
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1345
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1729
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 1953
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 589
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1419
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2068
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1532
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2267
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2715
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1387
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2690
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 11850
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1326
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1417
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2530
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1508
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1563

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 856
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 644
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 681
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1437
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2341
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 2927
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 475
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 818
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 885
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1580
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 882
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4450
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1223
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1170
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4508
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1222
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1555
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2005
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 992
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1615
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2687
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 8957
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1440
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2873
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2154
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1699
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 1986
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1104
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1830
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 908
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1130
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1511
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1336
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1291
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1066
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1872
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 737
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5481
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2415
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1635
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3043
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1516
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 978
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3021
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1402
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2214
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 901
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 1957
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2148
LAUGH OUT LOUD BossHook Pop 2021
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