TOXIC SOFA an Eclectic folk rock duo
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 and recorder for a church rock band, with Tim on rhythm guitar.
After meeting and watching Folk Comedy legend Richard Digence perform at South Hill Park in Bracknell, Berkshire, Kim was inspired to start writing some amusing observations on life, and with the help of her husband, Tim, has now written and recorded six original songs, four of which have been professionally mastered by the genius that is Chris Payne, early keyboards player for Gary Numan and also co-writer of Visage's 'Fade to Grey'.
Also, after participating in a songwriting course in 2017, mentored by Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks fame, this has now expanded to some more serious observational writing.
Toxic Sofa were also voted third in the Best Showcase Act category of the Graham Steel Music Company Awards 2018.
Toxic Sofa were formed on 19th May 2015 with the aim of playing small slots at festivals and events, and since that date they have been regularly in demand on the local acoustic scene.