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 151
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 180
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 266
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 279
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 411
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 309
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 412
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 562
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 432
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 722
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 611
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 929
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 446
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 568
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 853
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 800
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1063
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 676
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 1930
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1218
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 2878
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 756
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 470
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 827
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1783
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 793
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 992
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1629
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 762
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1374
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 839
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 770
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1720
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 773
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 702
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1020
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 844
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 785
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3175
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 770
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 963
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 974
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1088
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 766
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 653
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 930
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1308
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1266
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2030
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 791
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 856
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 943
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4463
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 2808
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1020
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1003
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 977
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 820
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2476
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1356
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1472
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1190
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1211
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 2966
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1330
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1248
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1038
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 991
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1578
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1114
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2775
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1587
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 972
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1308
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1169
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 839
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1163
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1455
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1006
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2576
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28024
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1083
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1652
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2289
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1498
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1586
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4367
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2293
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 974
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2554
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2214
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1850
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1793
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1249
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1273
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2051
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 2939
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1503
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1678
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2270
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 1923
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1652
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2341
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1597
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 2803
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 1987
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 1960
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3170
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1210
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2182
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1196
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1488
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1219
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 2959
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1090
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1442
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6867
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1257
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1177
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1358
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1391
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1031
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1460
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1160
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1874
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1302
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1477
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 1999
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1656
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1225
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1150
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1267
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1330
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2199
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1883

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 2869
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4413
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1143
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4453
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1265
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1288
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1388
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1463
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 8828
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1433
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 931
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 752
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3250
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3014
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4109
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1107
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1255
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 4988
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1526
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2118
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4350
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2610
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2340
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1336
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1712
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 1945
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 581
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1396
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2038
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1512
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2246
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2698
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1376
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2663
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 11776
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1313
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1394
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2504
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1492
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1546

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 830
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 635
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 659
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1414
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2307
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 2869
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 461
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 801
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 840
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1544
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 876
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4413
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1202
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1143
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4453
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1211
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1526
soulless TRASHINME Rock 1996
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 967
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1593
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2667
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 8828
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1433
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2852
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2132
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1693
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 1938
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1091
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1810
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 890
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1118
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1504
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1317
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1261
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1053
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1843
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 727
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5440
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2393
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1613
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3014
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1507
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 931
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 2997
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1383
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2176
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 882
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 1915
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2124
LAUGH OUT LOUD BossHook Pop 1992
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