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
What's A Man To Do? Rock Nov 13, 2017 173
Rocking In The Free World Acoustic-ish... Collab Rock Oct 13, 2017 212
Tear It Down Collab Pop Jul 17, 2017 873
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 441
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 392
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 375
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 387
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 565
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 452
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 474
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 664
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 493
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 792
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 676
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 1042
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 491
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 616
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 949
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 855
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1125
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 863
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 2055
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1286
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 3058
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 849
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 513
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 935
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1862
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 885
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1068
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1810
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 844
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1450
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 914
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 841
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1811
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 859
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 743
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1115
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 918
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 842
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3294
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 829
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 1062
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1039
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1163
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 813
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 703
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 1054
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1701
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1353
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2165
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 862
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 913
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 1004
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4579
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 3022
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1116
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1105
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 1031
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 873
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2580
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1440
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1570
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1281
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1276
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3053
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1417
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1348
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1115
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1073
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1700
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1181
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2870
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1689
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 1035
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1386
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1270
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 894
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1268
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1552
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1065
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2658
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28282
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1165
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1779
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2379
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1602
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1695
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4581
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2426
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1060
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2667
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2336
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1923
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1898
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1339
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1354
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2144
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3089
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1579
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1754
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2364
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 2014
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1721
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2482
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1687
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 3024
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2078
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 2006
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3244
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1265
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2284
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1239
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1544
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1278
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 3027
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1144
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1491
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6925
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1307
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1243
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1429
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1446
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1062
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1522
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1218
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1948
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1367
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1536
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2110
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1714
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1305
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1202
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1327
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1384
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2270
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1947

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3092
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4575
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1265
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4670
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1361
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1401
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1492
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1569
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9169
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1475
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 1003
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 832
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3409
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3158
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4227
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1186
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1313
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5233
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1592
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2356
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4644
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2776
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2436
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1406
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1805
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 2023
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 657
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1495
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2134
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1606
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2351
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2765
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1428
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2780
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12041
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1380
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1460
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2594
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1573
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1620

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 964
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 688
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 776
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1526
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2487
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 3092
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 533
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 870
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 1004
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1647
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 949
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4575
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1321
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1265
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4670
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1264
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1655
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2066
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1053
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1706
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2765
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9169
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1475
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2929
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2193
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1760
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2080
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1141
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1937
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 1020
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1177
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1546
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1400
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1375
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1129
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1945
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 778
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5586
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2499
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1712
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3158
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1557
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1086
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3075
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1452
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2368
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 949
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 2124
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2247
LAUGH OUT LOUD BossHook Pop 2144
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