Geoff Bastow – take heart (1977)

Bastow, who is also known as Geoff Bastow or KID, was a Munich-based English songwriter and music producer of Italo Disco.

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 an Austrian entry for Eurovision in the early 1980s.


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