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 513
What's A Man To Do? Rock Nov 13, 2017 367
Rocking In The Free World Acoustic-ish... Collab Rock Oct 13, 2017 397
Tear It Down Collab Pop Jul 17, 2017 1011
Taken Away Collab Folk Apr 29, 2017 555
They Collab Alternative Apr 17, 2017 491
Home Instrument Test World Feb 12, 2017 493
Which Way To Love You Collab Alternative Jan 30, 2017 484
The Box Jam Blues Jan 7, 2017 710
Commercials Of Festive Delights! Collab Holiday Dec 21, 2016 569
Christmas Starts In September Collab Holiday Dec 15, 2015 537
Stand-Up Funk Collab Funk Oct 10, 2015 859
Childhood Falls Collab Folk May 1, 2015 562
No Work At Christmas Collab Holiday Dec 17, 2014 913
Morning Coffee Rhythms Other Nov 29, 2014 760
Follow Me Collab Folk Aug 23, 2014 1113
Jammin' With EZDrummer 2 Other Aug 16, 2014 540
This Ain't Home Folk Jun 29, 2014 700
Don't Stop Now Pop Apr 16, 2014 1089
Submission Collab Folk Mar 28, 2014 913
Problem With Santa Claus Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2013 1288
Perfect Circle Of Scale Pt.II Music Videos May 5, 2013 923
Rally Round The Flag Collab Folk Feb 1, 2013 2200
Happy Winter Solstice Collab Holiday Dec 20, 2012 1369
Taylors Of Harrogate (The Coffee Song) Collab Jazz Nov 11, 2012 3314
This Songs For Free Collab Rock Sep 30, 2012 955
Screamager (Therapy? Cover) Rock Sep 22, 2012 583
Rebecca - A Fairy Tale Collab Childrens Sep 8, 2012 1024
Two Dead Boys (Early In The Morning, Late At Night) Spoken Word Aug 13, 2012 2025
Everyman Collab Rock Jul 28, 2012 962
The Monster & The Bird Collab Childrens May 6, 2012 1144
Drum Test - Bentley TD90 Rock Apr 14, 2012 2051
Poisoned Melodies Collab Rock Mar 18, 2012 941
Another Christmas Song Collab Holiday Dec 14, 2011 1534
No One {Anon Remix} Collab Pop Nov 24, 2011 1008
Shut Up! Collab Rock Sep 16, 2011 908
Big Head [MSI: Remix] Collab Electronica Aug 31, 2011 1919
Secret Society Collab A Cappella Aug 28, 2011 953
Just One Man Rock Aug 13, 2011 815
Once Upon A Time Collab Rock May 27, 2011 1217
Nothing More To Say Rock Apr 17, 2011 997
Morgan Sings Nursery Rhymes Childrens Jan 16, 2011 885
Christmas Time In England Collab Holiday Dec 19, 2010 3504
Evolution (Open Collab) Music Videos Oct 24, 2010 879
Out Of My Mind Alternative Oct 17, 2010 1156
Just Don't Understand Collab Music Videos Oct 3, 2010 1122
Not Where I'm Supposed To Be Collab A Cappella Sep 26, 2010 1242
The Malfunction [Open Collab] Rock Sep 21, 2010 863
Nostalgia Electronica Sep 8, 2010 760
Undecided (Video) Music Videos Aug 24, 2010 1125
Perfect Circle Of Scale Video Music Videos Aug 18, 2010 1962
Eve Of The Oil Collab Rock Jul 23, 2010 1449
Tribute To Geo - Soundtrack Of Life Collab Blues Jul 14, 2010 2309
Side Effects Collab Rock Jun 28, 2010 928
Moving On (Garageband Mix) Folk Jun 15, 2010 967
Moving On Folk Jun 15, 2010 1071
Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It! Rock May 26, 2010 4753
The Perfect Circle Of Scale Ambient May 24, 2010 3272
It's You Or Me Collab Rock May 3, 2010 1200
B-Side Collab Folk Apr 18, 2010 1193
Mourn Alternative Mar 6, 2010 1110
Undecided Rock Feb 28, 2010 931
Ian Husbands on Absolute Radio #2 Collab Other Feb 12, 2010 2681
The Neglected Factor Collab Alternative Jan 10, 2010 1531
Did You Know It's Christmas? Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 23, 2009 1681
The Little Things In Life Collab Rock Nov 29, 2009 1360
Running Back (Remix) Collab Rock Nov 23, 2009 1363
Uninvented Collab Folk Nov 1, 2009 3281
The Benefit Riddle (Something Missing) Collab Rock Oct 13, 2009 1526
Sea Circle (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1467
The Carnival Starts Today (Video) Collab Music Videos Sep 27, 2009 1185
The Man They Say You Are Collab Rock Sep 12, 2009 1191
Morgan Sings "Winnie The Pooh" Childrens Aug 25, 2009 1822
The Love Of Tansen Collab World Aug 23, 2009 1276
The Ballad Of Sidney Filcher Collab Other Aug 18, 2009 2992
Don't Hear The Distance Collab Electronica Aug 4, 2009 1778
iPhone A Cappella A Cappella Jul 25, 2009 1092
Gone And Thrown The Music Away Collab A Cappella Jul 5, 2009 1459
Loose Change Collab Rock Jun 20, 2009 1340
The Rise & Fall Of Alliance Classical Jun 1, 2009 939
Delusional Rock May 10, 2009 1392
It Ain't So Bad Collab Jazz May 3, 2009 1646
Eternal Sunset Ambient Mar 23, 2009 1123
Stand Your Ground Collab Rock Mar 17, 2009 2744
Steal This Song! Collab Comedy Feb 25, 2009 28581
Face Value Alternative Feb 20, 2009 1262
Small Small World Video Collab Music Videos Feb 10, 2009 1882
Fundamental Flaw (Where Is The Love?) Explicit Collab Rock Feb 4, 2009 2500
No Pleasing You Collab Pop Jan 13, 2009 1691
Me And The Rejects Collab Folk Jan 1, 2009 1798
Hippie Christmas Explicit Collab Holiday Dec 24, 2008 4911
Madam Money Collab Rock Dec 15, 2008 2581
One Thing To Another Collab Childrens Dec 10, 2008 1116
Techno-Junkie (iPhone Jedi Mix) Collab Hip Hop/Rap Oct 19, 2008 2813
Sea Circle Collab Rock Sep 27, 2008 2503
Rock'n'Roll Tragedy Collab Rock Sep 20, 2008 2009
Insecure Alternative Aug 31, 2008 2021
Dust To Dust Collab Pop Aug 2, 2008 1426
Toy Piano Childrens Jul 23, 2008 1426
The Carnival Starts Today Collab Folk Jun 25, 2008 2259
Why? Rock Jun 18, 2008 3259
Can't Follow Collab Rock Jun 15, 2008 1663
Overboard Collab Pop May 19, 2008 1865
Clich Collab Rock Apr 27, 2008 2476
The Modern Day Mantra Experiment Collab A Cappella Apr 19, 2008 2107
Rocking In The Free World Collab Rock Mar 10, 2008 1780
Reaching Collab Rock Jan 12, 2008 2629
Two Sides Collab Alternative Jan 4, 2008 1758
Small Small World Collab Rock Dec 5, 2007 3253
This Guitar & Candlelight Collab Rock Nov 14, 2007 2186
So Low Instrumental Blues Jam Blues Oct 21, 2007 2068
Lullaby - Best Thing (Music Video) Collab Music Videos Oct 17, 2007 3363
Ancient Arrogance Alternative Sep 28, 2007 1317
Monkey On My Back (Music Video) Music Videos Sep 20, 2007 2370
Lullaby - Best Thing Collab Ambient Aug 22, 2007 1290
Metamorphasize Collab Rock Aug 21, 2007 1599
Fall At Your Feet Rock Aug 4, 2007 1339
8Teen Bottles Of Beer On The Wall... Rock Jul 21, 2007 3116
Build Rock Jun 17, 2007 1192
I Got To Know Explicit Rock May 29, 2007 1562
This is my studio setup after our move... Setups May 1, 2007 6982
Monkey On My Back Rock May 1, 2007 1371
Indecision Collab Rock Mar 23, 2007 1299
Take What You See Rock Mar 23, 2007 1485
Sound Of Thunder (fREAK-1-C Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1497
Letting Go (fREAK-1-C, Live at The Kings Head) Music Videos Mar 14, 2007 1106
Curse Of Common Man Rock Mar 14, 2007 1587
The Curious & The Knowledgable Symphony Piece Classical Mar 9, 2007 1293
Censored Haven (Video) Music Videos Mar 5, 2007 2014
Don't Explicit Alternative Feb 27, 2007 1450
Letting Go Rock Feb 26, 2007 1606
Rebel Rebel 2000 Rock Feb 23, 2007 2240
Machine [Greasy Axle Remix] Rock Feb 22, 2007 1784
Lost In Nothing Rock Feb 16, 2007 1365
In Life's Shadow Rock Feb 13, 2007 1261
For The People Rock Feb 9, 2007 1468
Censored Haven Rock Jan 29, 2007 1440
Tied Two Collab Rock Apr 21, 2006 2333
Hey You Collab Rock Apr 20, 2006 2031

Collaborations

Title Genre Released Plays
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) Holiday Dec 19, 2012 3365
Christmas Card for my Mother Holiday Dec 23, 2011 4699
Fate (8mm Ver) Alternative Aug 14, 2011 1363
God Bless You at Christmas Holiday Dec 23, 2010 4967
Brooklands FM GCP Update Sun 24th Oct Other Oct 24, 2010 1457
Brooklands FM GCP Interview Sun 26th Sept Other Oct 24, 2010 1476
GCP Interview on Radio Wey Other Oct 10, 2010 1577
You Don't Know What It Means R&B Sep 12, 2010 1703
Many Hands Many Voices Video Music Videos Aug 1, 2010 9360
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) Folk Jul 26, 2010 1556
The Perfect Circle Of Scale laps mix Alternative May 26, 2010 1128
the perfect circle of scale (remix) Ambient May 26, 2010 901
GCP Fly The Flag Update Music Videos May 10, 2010 3582
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer Music Videos Feb 15, 2010 3288
Dr. Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde (Evil Transition) Holiday Oct 26, 2009 4341
Journey's End Rock Oct 11, 2009 1281
Ian Husbands interview on Absolute Radio Other May 19, 2009 1403
A Christmas Prayer Holiday Dec 20, 2008 5461
Dream a little Dream - Acoustic (Cover) Blues Oct 1, 2008 1660
Four seasons in one day (cover) acoustic Music Videos Oct 1, 2008 2435
Misery Smile Metal Aug 25, 2008 4930
BREATHE EASY Rock Jul 28, 2008 2990
Don't (Rebirth) Explicit Rock Jul 10, 2008 2570
Mission Rock Jul 6, 2008 1483
Sleepless Rock Jun 14, 2008 1879
money isnt every thing re mix lapskin version Electronica May 15, 2008 2167
money isnt everything remix lapskin version 2 Electronica May 15, 2008 779
JUSTIFY YOURSELF TO ME Rock Jan 26, 2008 1589
The Unseen Rock Jan 8, 2008 2255
Only Human Pop Dec 9, 2007 1704
CHANCE Rock Dec 2, 2007 2445
NIGHT CAT Rock Nov 1, 2007 2863
Sensitized Alternative Oct 23, 2007 1512
Show Me the Money Rock Oct 12, 2007 2893
99 Bottles Collaboration Other Oct 8, 2007 12427
Acceptance Pop Sep 15, 2007 1474
Fallen to Pieces Rock May 1, 2007 1529
The Electronica Cadavre 2 Electronica Apr 8, 2007 2705
Coming Round Rock Jan 25, 2007 1652
Emerge Rock Jan 25, 2007 1677

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
Dead Lights (Existential Blues) thenownows Blues 372
Christmas time is Comin! brewchugger [+3] Alternative 1124
Christmas Traditions (keep them close to your heart) artist08 Holiday 768
Merry Christmas All friends toveco Inspirational 913
Hang Yer Balls On The Christmas Tree RubyDubidoux [+2] Holiday 1644
White Christmas/ The Christmas Song (Solo fingerstyle guitar) RichardJohn Holiday 2761
I Want You To Tell Me All About Christmas (be my Christmas Friend) mfwmiles [+20] Holiday 3365
Silent Night 2012 Tadashi Holiday 622
Rockin Around the Christmas Tree (Cover) genie1978 [+1] Rock 950
She's Not You ... (video) thenownows Music Videos 1170
Long Road (Pearl Jam's cover) imadesentana Rock 1747
Going Backwards LilDude Rock 1053
Christmas Card for my Mother mfwmiles [+15] Holiday 4699
A Captain's Advent herrsolera Holiday 1456
Fate (8mm Ver) Henno [+2] Alternative 1363
God Bless You at Christmas mfwmiles [+14] Holiday 4967
Jingle Bells randolf Holiday 1326
Elenor Rigby grathy [+1] Pop 1792
soulless TRASHINME Rock 2174
[iPhone]-Mandala rex Music Videos 1157
THE REMIX COMPETITION GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1803
I'm Not Here To Make Friends thenownows Rock 2865
Many Hands Many Voices Video GlobalConspiracyProject [+46] Music Videos 9360
Small Small World (Cover DEMO) randolf [+1] Folk 1556
People R Strange (Doors cover) robby_reverb [+1] Pop 3042
Where are the free loops? randolf Spoken Word 2289
Ghosts Beneath the Floor Sabine Electronica 1848
Remembering George (fatchance) iCWeekly [+1] Music Videos 2227
WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS WIN GUITARS GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1198
Wheels on the Bus (w/Stebbo) RubyDubidoux [+1] Pop 2112
one night in slough Lapskin Electronica 1180
VARIT Tadashi Jazz 1272
Heaven Wont Have Me DaveM [+1] Rock 1618
Another gearless thinking device woodguy32 Setups 1524
The Thing in F Ignoramus Rock 1506
My Guitar DavidAcoustic Rock 1233
Many Hands Many Voices Pre-Mix 1 GlobalConspiracyProject [+29] Pop 2072
Just Let Me Go Foxglove Alternative 833
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) thenownows Rock 5777
SOS Children's Villages in Cape Town GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 2586
GCP - SOS Children's Villages Promo GlobalConspiracyProject Music Videos 1814
Many Hands Many Voices Trailer GlobalConspiracyProject [+10] Music Videos 3288
Because (A Cappella) (Beatles Cover) Matthew1010 A Cappella 1608
Song for The Maya johnmoore Music Videos 1141
Broken Watch hiphopmoses [+1] Alternative 3189
Comfort & Joy carlajpatterson [+1] Jazz 1541
Where d'you hide the spliff ? Dyl [+1] Ska/Reggae/Dub 2576
A STAR IS BORN BillyChrist Rock 1007
Tricky Wicked Woman (remix ft. taylormade) PinkFreud [+1] Rock 2359
BIG BRO's WATCHING YOU MickD Rock 2425
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