Kim Deal

American singer-songwriter; alternative rock musician
Kim Deal

Kimberley Ann Deal (born June 10, 1961) is an American musician. Deal is best known for being the bassist of Pixies.[1] She is also a singer. In 2013, Deal was told by the Pixies' manager to leave the band. Deal is also known for her band The Breeders.

Early lifeEdit

Deal was born in Dayton, Ohio. She has an identical twin called Kelley. The sisters went to Wayne High School.


In January 1986 Deal became the bassist of Pixies. Pixies released their first album Come on Pilgrim in 1987 on 4ad. In 1988 they released their second album Surfer Rosa.

The BreedersEdit

Deal started The Breeders in 1990 with Tanya Donelly. Their first album Pod was released by 4AD in 1990. It reached number 22 in the UK Albums Chart.

It was reported Deal left the Pixies in March 2014.[2]


  1. "Kim Deal". Biography.
  2. Michaels, Sean (6 March 2014). "Black Francis speaks of bassist Kim Deal's departure from the Pixies" – via