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
Rocking In The Free World Acoustic-ish... Collab Rock Oct 13, 2017 130
Tear It Down Collab Pop Jul 17, 2017 853
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 427
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 376
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 356
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 373
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 543
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 430
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 463
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 638
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 485
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 783
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 660
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 1023
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 481
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 608
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 934
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 847
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1114
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 852
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 2045
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1277
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 3030
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 831
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 502
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 922
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1844
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 872
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1052
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1758
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 832
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1436
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 902
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 825
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1796
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 842
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 734
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1096
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 910
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 834
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3273
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 822
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 1043
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1031
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1151
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 803
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 693
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 1043
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1651
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1335
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2146
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 846
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 903
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 990
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4559
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 2977
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1093
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1084
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 1017
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 861
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2570
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1427
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1551
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1267
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1261
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3040
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1406
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1335
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1104
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1061
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1675
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1167
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2852
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1675
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 1014
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1373
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1257
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 885
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1241
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1531
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1052
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2644
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28237
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1149
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1757
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2368
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1582
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1682
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4551
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2406
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1050
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2648
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2315
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1913
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1882
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1325
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1339
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2132
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3067
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1566
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1746
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2357
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 2002
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1713
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2461
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1673
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 2976
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2066
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 1999
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3230
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1255
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2267
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1233
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1534
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1265
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 3014
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1130
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1476
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6909
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1294
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1233
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1417
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1438
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1055
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1507
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1204
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1939
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1350
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1522
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2087
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1699
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1286
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1189
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1314
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1374
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2254
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1936

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3054
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4544
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1243
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4643
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1347
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1379
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1481
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1550
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9144
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1466
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 966
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 822
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3396
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3135
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4202
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1181
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1292
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5196
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1575
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2342
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4593
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2739
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2420
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1393
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1788
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 1990
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 620
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1478
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2121
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1595
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2331
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2753
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1425
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2769
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12014
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1370
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1450
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2581
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1562
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1604

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 940
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 673
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 749
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1510
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2453
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 3054
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 519
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 851
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 968
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1627
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 936
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4544
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1296
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1243
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4643
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1253
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1634
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2049
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1039
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1697
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2748
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9144
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1466
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2917
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2184
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1745
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2067
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1134
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1908
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 970
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1162
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1537
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1383
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1357
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1112
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1931
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 765
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5566
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2489
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1699
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3135
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1547
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1078
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3059
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1436
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2333
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 935
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 2077
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2221
LAUGH OUT LOUD BossHook Pop 2117
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