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 564
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 360
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 263
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 295
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 323
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 477
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 367
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 437
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 595
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 455
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 749
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 629
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 974
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 458
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 577
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 883
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 819
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1088
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 796
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 1985
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1250
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 2959
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 792
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 485
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 880
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1810
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 832
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1014
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1700
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 795
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1405
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 861
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 795
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1755
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 800
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 713
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1058
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 874
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 802
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3228
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 796
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 998
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1000
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1116
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 783
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 668
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 990
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1450
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1299
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2081
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 817
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 877
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 959
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4515
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 2869
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1051
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1044
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 992
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 833
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2514
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1383
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1509
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1227
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1236
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3007
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1368
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1290
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1067
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1030
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1627
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1133
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2815
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1631
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 992
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1334
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1204
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 859
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1196
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1496
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1029
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2607
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28150
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1105
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1697
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2328
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1544
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1626
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4453
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2346
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1013
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2602
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2269
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1875
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1836
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1280
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1305
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2097
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3007
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1535
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1709
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2313
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 1960
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1678
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2385
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1632
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 2890
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2024
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 1972
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3196
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1226
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2221
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1210
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1509
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1235
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 2984
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1109
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1459
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6885
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1269
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1203
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1375
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1413
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1042
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1480
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1176
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1906
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1316
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1496
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2031
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1680
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1249
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1161
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1287
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1345
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2221
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1903

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 2954
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4478
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1185
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4539
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1295
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1318
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1422
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1502
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9030
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1449
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 945
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 769
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3326
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3058
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4158
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1142
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1270
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5082
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1554
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2279
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4457
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2642
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2369
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1359
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1744
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 1959
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 596
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1436
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2079
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1545
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2285
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2720
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1400
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2709
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 11889
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1336
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1426
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2536
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1520
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1574

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 874
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 649
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 683
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1460
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2357
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 2954
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 478
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 827
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 901
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1588
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 887
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4478
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1236
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1185
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4539
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1226
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1571
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2015
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1005
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1635
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2706
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9030
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1449
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2882
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2161
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1710
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2015
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1111
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1847
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 921
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1135
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1518
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1342
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1302
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1076
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1888
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 742
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5509
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2430
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1646
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3058
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1526
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1036
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3031
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1410
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2233
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 904
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 1988
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2162
LAUGH OUT LOUD BossHook Pop 2039
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