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 484
What's A Man To Do? Rock Nov 13, 2017 350
Rocking In The Free World Acoustic-ish... Collab Rock Oct 13, 2017 375
Tear It Down Collab Pop Jul 17, 2017 993
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 539
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 479
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 479
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 472
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 686
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 560
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 527
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 847
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 554
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 883
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 750
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 1100
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 527
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 690
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 1073
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 904
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1242
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 916
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 2177
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1361
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 3256
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 939
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 563
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 1014
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1970
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 952
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1133
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1995
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 925
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1522
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 994
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 899
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1892
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 940
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 795
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1208
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 984
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 872
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3441
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 872
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 1149
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1108
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1231
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 851
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 750
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 1109
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1933
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1435
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2280
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 920
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 957
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 1064
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4723
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 3196
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1188
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1185
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 1102
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 922
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2659
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1519
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1663
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1349
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1342
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3202
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1508
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1451
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1172
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1173
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1808
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1261
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2969
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1761
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 1083
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1450
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1332
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 933
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1382
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1637
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1113
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2722
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28500
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1256
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1869
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2469
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1674
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1786
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4837
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2565
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1110
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2789
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2485
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1984
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1997
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1418
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1412
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2238
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3246
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1650
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1852
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2460
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 2096
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1770
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2602
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1748
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 3219
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2172
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 2052
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3343
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1307
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2358
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1278
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1592
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1331
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 3098
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1187
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1547
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6973
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1361
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1293
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1478
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1491
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1100
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1580
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1274
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 2006
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1435
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1598
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2196
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1779
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1358
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1254
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1459
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1435
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2325
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 2020

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3305
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4671
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1341
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4918
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1438
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1467
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1561
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1696
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9325
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1538
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 1110
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 888
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3546
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3258
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4323
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1255
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1395
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5419
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1649
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2421
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4881
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2956
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2549
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1473
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1867
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 2141
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 765
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1579
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2240
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1688
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2429
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2838
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1496
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2871
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12341
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1454
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1524
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2683
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1643
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1671

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dead Lights (Existential Blues) thenownows Blues 338
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 1096
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 754
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 899
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1626
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2697
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 3305
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 603
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 935
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 1153
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1733
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 1036
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4671
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1438
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1341
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4918
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1313
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1777
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2156
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1133
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1780
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2850
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9325
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1538
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 3025
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2263
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1831
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2208
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1185
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 2087
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 1163
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1249
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1589
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1510
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1492
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1212
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 2044
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 825
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5731
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2563
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1797
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3258
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1592
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1126
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3170
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1526
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2550
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 988
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 2334
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2404
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