|Birth name||Geoffrey Bastow|
|Born||20 May 1949|
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
|Died||16 March 2007 (aged 57)|
|Labels||Baby Records (Italy)|
SAM Records (US)
K.I.D. was a British musician and the 1980s Italo disco musician best known for his SAM import and club hit "You Don't Like My Music (Hupendi Muziki Wangu?!)" that entered the Billboard Club charts. The name is a pseudonym used by Geoffrey Bastow.
In the early 1970s, Bastow recorded albums such as Music To Varnish Owls By (1975), Flavour Of The Month (1977) and The Video Age (1980) for various British labels. Originally working as a guitarist and pianist in dance bands around Yorkshire, he moved to London in the early 1970s, and then Munich in around 1976. He collaborated with disco/electronic innovator Giorgio Moroder around that era. He also toured with Engelbert Humperdinck's band as a guitarist.
Aside from his main work as K.I.D., he has also worked as a session musician for Euro disco acts such as Amanda Lear (1981 album Incognito), Boney M (1981 album Boonoonoonoos), Mick Jackson and Gary Lux.
He wrote songs for artists including Elton John (song "Born Bad" from Victim of Love) and Suzi Lane ("Harmony"). Bastow co-composed with Mick Jackson the Austrian entry for Eurovision Song Contest in 1985, entitled "Kinder dieser Welt" which was sung by Gary Lux. The song placed 8th among 19 songs. 
Bastow, as an electronic act called K.I.D. managed to get into the Billboard Dance Club charts in 1981. It entered the chart around September 1981, reaching No. 54 in 26 September, respectively. Around 14 November, it jumped to position No. 10. His brother Trevor (1945–2000) was also a noted London composer and session pianist. His younger brother Phil Bastow is also a musician.
Bastow has had a number of his compositions used in notable video productions. Some of his music can be heard in the children's video series There Goes a... also known as Real Wheels hosted by Dave Hood and Richard Blade's Video One. For example, in the video There Goes a Fire Truck, his songs "Current Advances 1", "Current Advances 3", "and Horizons 1" are used as background music. "Daytime Drama" was used in the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Dumped". Posthumously, some of his production music has appeared in Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, an Adult Swim comedy show stylized to parody public-access television. Geoffrey Bastow also contributed Lyrics for 'We Need Protection’, which was a song composed by Edwin Hind and Eckhart Debusmann techno-funk band ‘Picnic At The Whitehouse’ (CBS RECORDS/Portrait 1985 – 1990. This Record is still referred as one of the most Important songs of the eighties. Bastow died in Berlin, Germany on 16 March 2007, at the age of 57.
Albums as K.I.D.
|1980||Number One||Esquire||Recorded in Milano, Italy|
|1982||Fine Time Tonight||Baby||Recorded at Union Studios, Munich, Germany|
Albums as Geoff Bastow (Incomplete) 
|1975||Music To Varnish Owls By||JW Music Library|
|1976||Double Exposure||Programme Music||Trevor Bastow is a co-composer of the album.|
|1976||Merry Christmas||Impress||Anthony Mawer is a co-composer of the album.|
|1977||Flavour Of The Month||JW Theme Music|
|1980||The Video Age||Bruton Music||Trevor Bastow is a co-composer of the album.|
|1982||Tomorrows World||Bruton Music|
|1986||The AV Conception Volume 1||Sonoton|
|1987||Industry 2 - New Look||Music House|
|1987||The AV Conception Volume 2||Sonoton|
Singles as K.I.D.
|1981||"Don't Stop" / "Do It Again"||Baby (Italy)
|1981||"It's Hot (Take It To The Top)" / "Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! (You Don't Like My Music)"||SAM (US)||#10 Dance|
|1981||"No 1." / "You Can't Keep Me Waiting"||Esquire (Italy)
Record Shack (UK)
|1982||"I Wanna Piece Of The Action"||Baby (Italy)
Carrere (UK, France)
|1983||"Come And Get It"||Baby (Italy)||-|
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