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 686
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 374
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 320
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 322
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 341
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 505
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 388
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 445
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 614
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 467
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 762
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 640
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 997
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 470
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 593
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 910
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 827
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1097
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 842
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 2009
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1256
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 2985
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 806
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 493
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 889
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1828
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 846
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1033
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1716
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 812
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1418
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 877
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 807
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1770
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 819
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 724
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1073
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 884
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 818
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3244
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 806
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 1015
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1013
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1133
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 788
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 678
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 1031
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1525
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1312
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2100
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 829
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 887
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 978
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4532
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 2899
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1066
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1058
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 1003
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 843
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2527
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1400
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1525
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1243
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1245
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3027
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1379
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1320
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1081
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1040
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1643
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1146
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2823
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1650
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 1007
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1350
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1229
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 868
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1216
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1509
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1041
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2622
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28193
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1122
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1725
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2347
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1554
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1643
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4488
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2367
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1034
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2619
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2287
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1889
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1856
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1300
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1314
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2114
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3029
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1546
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1726
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2333
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 1973
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1692
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2416
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1651
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 2919
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2044
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 1990
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3210
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1238
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2246
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1223
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1521
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1248
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 2995
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1121
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1465
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6895
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1279
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1214
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1398
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1423
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1049
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1495
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1194
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1924
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1332
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1505
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2051
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1685
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1269
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1171
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1299
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1360
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2239
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1917

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 2983
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4495
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1214
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4574
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1306
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1337
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1438
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1520
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9065
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1456
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 957
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 781
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3345
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3088
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4175
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1152
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1281
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5124
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1565
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2312
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4491
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2675
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2389
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1372
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1762
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 1975
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 606
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1457
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2100
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1565
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2307
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2739
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1410
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2733
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 11933
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1350
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1434
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2551
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1540
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1588

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 897
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 665
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 707
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1472
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2393
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 2983
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 500
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 842
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 929
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1603
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 906
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4495
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1260
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1214
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4574
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1244
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1587
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2027
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1017
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1651
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2729
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9065
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1456
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2900
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2167
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1729
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2036
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1121
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1870
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 944
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1152
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1526
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1360
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1319
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1088
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1909
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 752
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5532
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2449
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1658
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3088
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1535
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1065
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3045
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1418
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2268
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 919
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 2027
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2185
LAUGH OUT LOUD BossHook Pop 2075
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