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 487
What's A Man To Do? Rock Nov 13, 2017 352
Rocking In The Free World Acoustic-ish... Collab Rock Oct 13, 2017 377
Tear It Down Collab Pop Jul 17, 2017 997
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 540
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 480
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 485
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 474
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 691
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 561
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 528
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 849
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 555
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 886
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 752
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 1104
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 529
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 691
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 1075
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 905
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1248
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 917
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 2179
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1362
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 3259
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 941
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 565
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 1016
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 1971
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 955
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1134
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 1998
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 926
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1523
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 998
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 900
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1896
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 941
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 797
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1210
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 985
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 873
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3443
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 874
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 1150
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1110
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1232
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 853
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 751
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 1110
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1938
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1437
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2283
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 922
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 958
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 1065
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4725
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 3203
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1190
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1186
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 1103
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 923
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2661
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1521
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1665
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1350
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1346
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3206
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1510
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1453
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1173
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1175
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1809
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1262
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2971
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1762
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 1086
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1452
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1334
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 934
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1383
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1638
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1114
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2727
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28504
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1257
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1870
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2472
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1676
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1788
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4844
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2566
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1111
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2792
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2487
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 1988
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 1998
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1420
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1414
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2239
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3248
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1651
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1853
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2461
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 2097
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1771
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2606
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1749
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 3224
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2173
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 2053
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3347
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1308
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2360
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1279
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1593
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1332
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 3102
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1188
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1548
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6974
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1362
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1294
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1479
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1492
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1101
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1581
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1276
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 2007
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1437
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1599
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2197
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1780
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1359
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1256
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1460
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1436
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2327
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 2022

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3311
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4674
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1342
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4923
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1443
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1469
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1563
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1697
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9330
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1539
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 1114
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 889
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3550
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3261
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4325
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1262
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1396
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5424
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1650
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2426
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4889
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2959
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2552
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1474
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1868
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 2146
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 769
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1581
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2241
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1689
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2430
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2839
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1499
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2873
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12353
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1455
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1525
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2689
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1644
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1672

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dead Lights (Existential Blues) thenownows Blues 339
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 1099
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 757
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 900
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1627
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2706
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 3311
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 606
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 936
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 1155
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1736
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 1038
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4674
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1439
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1342
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4923
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1314
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1779
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2158
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1135
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1782
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2851
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9330
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1539
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 3027
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2265
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1835
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2209
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1186
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 2089
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 1167
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1254
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1594
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1512
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1493
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1215
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 2046
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 826
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5732
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2567
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1799
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3261
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1594
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1127
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3174
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1527
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2555
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 989
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 2337
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2407
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