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 335
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 246
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 287
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 313
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 471
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 348
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 429
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 586
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 446
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 739
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 620
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 959
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 456
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 573
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 874
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 815
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1080
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 742
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 1972
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1239
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 2941
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 778
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 481
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 870
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1805
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 822
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1005
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1680
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 789
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1398
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 851
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 789
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1744
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 791
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 708
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1050
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 862
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 796
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3215
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 788
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 984
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 993
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1107
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 775
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 665
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 962
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1402
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1285
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2065
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 809
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 873
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 957
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4498
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 2860
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1043
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1035
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 1375
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1494
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1214
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1226
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 2996
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1354
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1281
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1057
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1022
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1612
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1126
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2806
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1619
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 983
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1331
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1190
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 854
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1191
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1490
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1017
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2593
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28121
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1101
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1683
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2314
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1531
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1618
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4436
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2330
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1007
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2591
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2254
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1868
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1818
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1275
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1297
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2079
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 2989
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1527
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1697
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2294
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 1952
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1672
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2369
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1624
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 2865
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2015
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 1218
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2211
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1206
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1503
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1229
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 2979
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1106
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1453
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6878
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1266
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1197
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1372
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1407
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1039
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1476
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1172
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1897
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1310
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1493
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2017
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1671
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1246
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1158
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1281
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1340
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2215
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1895

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 2934
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4456
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1172
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4518
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1285
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1313
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1409
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1496
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 8973
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1443
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 943
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 763
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3301
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3044
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4145
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1127
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1263
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5052
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1544
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2226
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4426
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2626
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2359
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1348
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1731
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 1954
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 591
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1421
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2072
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1536
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2268
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2715
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1391
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2697
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 11857
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1327
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1419
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2531
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1516
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1567

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 857
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 648
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 681
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1441
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2346
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 2934
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 475
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 821
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 888
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1583
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 884
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4456
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1229
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1172
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4518
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1222
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1557
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2007
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 993
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1620
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2690
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 8973
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1443
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2876
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2157
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1703
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 1996
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1106
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1837
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 909
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 1292
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1067
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1875
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 738
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5491
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2417
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1636
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3044
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1521
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 989
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3024
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1403
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2221
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 901
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 1961
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2153
LAUGH OUT LOUD BossHook Pop 2023
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