About Toxic Sofa

About Toxic Sofa

Toxic Sofa are husband and wife team, Tim Bastock and Kim Halliday. Tim has been playing guitar for over 40 years and is also an experienced bassist, having played in a variety of local bands and for musicals and pantomimes. Kim has a mainly musical/theatrical background, although she has sung at festivals such as Glastonbury and Rewind and on Saturday prime time TV. She also plays bass guitar in a church music group.

After watching and meeting folk comedy legend Richard Digence, Kim was inspired to start writing and recording songs, drawing on the more humorous aspects and observations on life. Four of these songs have been professionally recorded and mastered by the genius that is Mr Chris Payne, early keyboards player for Gary Numan and also co-writer of Visage's 'Fade to Grey'.

The Toxic Sofa repertoire also includes covers of songs not normally associated with the 'Acoustic Duo' genre - songs originally performed by the likes of Blondie, Soft Cell, Visage, The Buggles, Gloria Gaynor, Ralph McTell and Fred Wedlock (and it not often you'll see those names in the same sentence!)