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
Christmas Song For You Collab Holiday Dec 12, 2017 164
What's A Man To Do? Rock Nov 13, 2017 255
Rocking In The Free World Acoustic-ish... Collab Rock Oct 13, 2017 262
Tear It Down Collab Pop Jul 17, 2017 885
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 456
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 405
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 395
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 402
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 589
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 475
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 487
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 700
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 502
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 812
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 690
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 1054
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 499
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 632
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 960
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 863
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1135
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 873
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 2073
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1301
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 3092
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 860
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 520
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 949
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1876
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 895
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1081
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1849
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 861
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1463
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 925
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 853
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1829
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 878
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 758
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1133
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 927
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 847
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3312
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 834
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 1071
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1047
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1172
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 821
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 715
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 1065
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1744
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1366
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2181
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 872
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 922
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 1025
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4599
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 3045
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1125
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1116
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 1047
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 881
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2592
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1457
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1588
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1295
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1283
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3075
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1432
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1364
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1127
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1083
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1721
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1197
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2886
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1702
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 1040
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1403
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1285
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 899
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1288
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1566
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1073
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2671
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28319
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1183
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1796
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2392
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1613
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1713
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4642
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2445
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1069
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2686
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2358
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1934
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1914
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1349
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1361
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2162
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3112
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1589
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1764
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2379
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 2022
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1735
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2502
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1693
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 3063
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2097
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 2011
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3262
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1273
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2295
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1244
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1555
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1285
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 3034
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1156
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1496
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6933
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1313
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1254
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1436
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1451
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1066
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1535
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1225
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 1959
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1379
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1557
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2127
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1725
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1320
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1215
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1355
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1398
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2279
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 1964

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3134
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4584
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1289
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4708
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1375
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1409
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1509
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1595
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9190
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1484
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 1018
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 840
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3428
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3176
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4245
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1199
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1329
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5262
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1604
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2366
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4680
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2807
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2452
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1414
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1818
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 2039
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 676
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1505
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2152
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1618
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2366
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2775
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1444
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2795
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12079
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1386
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1473
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2606
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1583
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1633

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dead Lights (Existential Blues) thenownows Blues 141
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 970
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 700
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 794
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1539
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2517
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 3134
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 545
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 886
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 1019
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1667
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 968
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4584
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1337
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1289
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4708
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1272
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1673
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2083
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1072
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1715
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2783
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9190
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1484
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 2948
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2197
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1769
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2094
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1144
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 1966
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 1038
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1188
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1555
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1421
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1393
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1140
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 1961
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 788
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5606
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2507
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1721
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3176
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1561
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1097
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3086
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1462
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2408
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 957
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 2170
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2276
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