Toxic Sofa


Lead Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Background Singer, Mandolin, Ukulele.


Toxic Sofa are Kim Halliday and Tim Bastock. 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 five original songs, two of which 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' (see

Toxic Sofa were formed on 19th May 2015 with the aim of playing small slots at festivals and events.

Screen name:
Member since:
Jul 11 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
51 years


Richard Digence, Blondie, Pink Floyd, Gloria Gaynor, The Buggles, B A Robertson

Members Of Band

Tim Bastock and Kim Halliday


Various basses, Taylor acoustic guitar, Roland Juno-DS and Juno-D plus various recorders, pipes, Kazoos and shaky/bashy instruments.



An event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Great Hollands.

Past Events

The motorcycle show returns to Holy Trinity Church, Bracknell, Berkshire, and promises to be bigger and better this year!! We will be organising the live music once again, so watch this space for a list of local artists who will be performing

Come along and join us at the best showcase evening in town! Other musicians on the bill to be announced shortly...

Come along and join us at the best showcase evening in town! Other musicians on the bill to be announced shortly...

The Toxics are once more being let loose on the brave folk of Bracknell in the New Year. Join us as we look forward to 2017

Come along and join us for our last appearance at the cafe this year. There is a themed buffet available 19.30-21.30 for £12 pp and the acoustic music entertainment is free! Other musicians on the bill to be announced shortly...

Organised by Abi Powell. We've got 7 amazing acts to play! Entry is £5.00 and all ticket costs go to Children in Need! More information to be released soon! Hosted by Bracknell Rugby Club in Lily Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire

This is Halloween! This is Halloween!! Escape the Trick or Treaters and come along to our next outing at the cafe, to relax and sample our eclectic folk rock, alongside some other fabulous acoustic acts. As always, main meals are 2-4-1 before 8.30pm and you will be waited on by 'fiendly' staff.

Really looking forward to performing at this gig. All in aid of OXFAM and bringing together a host of talented performers (and us!!).Other performing include Abi Powell, Ted Robinson, Mike Tuffery, Zach Johnson and Emma Kennedy and Steve Schulpher. One not to miss and raising money for an extremely good cause...Tickets £5 - available on the door.

We will be playing in The Studio at Norden Farm in Maidenhead as part of their 'Studio Session'...

Back here again in July, and the event has an American theme, for some reason... So get your Goddamn asses down here and enjoy 2-4-1 meals whilst taking in some USA culture and no doubt some C&W and Hillbilly Blues (and not a Donald Trump mention all evening, we promise lol!!) xx

Hi all! We will be playing a half hour set at North Greenwich tube station tomorrow, as part of the Stone Free Festival. We are also VIP guests of 'grumpy old git' Rick Wakeman, who will be performing a one-off updated version of his 'King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table' in the round at the O2. Perhaps as we are on at lunchtime we may be able to persuade him to hand out our cards at the station (if everything is in hand lol!!)

Yes, we officially have a slot this year at this fabulous free event, set in the grounds of the beautiful mansion that is South Hill Park. The event covers Saturday and Sunday and there are plenty of activities for the kids as well as the great selection of foods on offer. Visited by thousands last year... (And Kim gets to play her bass - which will she choose??!! :-))

The anniversary gig for us - we played our first gig at this festival last year. Hic! Time to be confirmed

The Toxics are once more being let loose on the brave folk of Bracknell. And meals are 2-4-1 until 8.30pm

Back again due to popular demand, Toxic Sofa will be providing musical entertainment throughout the day, along with some other talented local musicians

Toxic Sofa are on first - 1 of 8 acts. Come along if you can and offer your support (we will wash it and give it back - promise!!)

The Toxics are once more being let loose on the brave fold of Bracknell. And meals are 2-4-1 until 8.30pm

Yes, they liked us so much, they are letting us out again at South Hill Park, Bracknell's, Atrium Cafe, along with 4 others. Main meals are 2-4-1 until 8pm. Set list includes, Bowie, Buggles, Blondie, Floyd, Gloria Gaynor plus some of our own self-penned observations on life. What's not to like?

Join us for some classics and originals as we entertain once again in South Hill Park, Bracknell's Atrium Bar. Free event and we will be sharing the bill with three other acts :-)

Toxic Sofa take over the Atrium Bar, playing original songs, classics and maybe a few Xmas tunes...

Described as Farnborough's most vibrant celebration of local bands, the arts, beer & food! Toxic Sofa will be gracing the stage @ 2.30pm with half an hour of ecclectick accoustic folk rock. Hope to see as many of you there as can make it... Cheers! - Hic!!

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We will now be playing in The Studio at Norden Farm in Maidenhead as part of their 'The Studio Session' on Saturday 29 August. It's a ticketed event but we have a limited number of discounted tickets. Let us know if you want one. More info here:

Toxic Sofa will be playing a 45 minute set alongside talented singer/songwriter Abi Powell and Tony Brown of The Capo Thieves. Free BBQ too!

Come along and see us play a 45 minute set of original songs and covers