Kim Deal (born Kimberley Ann Deal on June 10, 1961) is an American musician. She was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, with her twin sister Kelley Deal. In high school she was a cheerleader and often got into conflicts with authority. Deal married and moved to Boston with her husband, John Murphy. She became a bassist and vocalist for the seminal alternative rock band the Pixies in 1986, after answering an advert for a female bassist into Hüsker Dü and Peter, Paul & Mary.