Kim Hayley was born on May 18, 1951 in Houston, Texas.He
started playing bass and guitar when he
was 14 years old.He
first bass guitar on installments from money earned mowing lawns.He
plays that same Fender Bass today.
After several successful bands while attending high school, Kim
began playing professionally at the age of 18.Later, he studied classical bass, composition, and theory while attending Sam Houston State University.Kim
then migrated to Los Angeles, California in 1973 and did session work and played in a variety of bands.
In 1979, Kim
returned to his
home state of Texas.Choosing to reside in the bourgening new music scene in Austin, he
soon joined the band of Rusty Weir.Kim carried the bottom end for the band until 1987 when he founded the Daddios.
Over the years Kim
has even made albums of his
own music with a band he
leads called The Sweaters, which had great success in overseas record sales, especially in the Euorean market.