1. Praise the Lord
2. Hey Girl
3. Start of the Story
4. You and Me (Pt. 1)
5. Watching the Carpet Grow
 
1. Wild Blue Ocean
2. Choose Between the Two
3. The Siren's Song
4. Rubies
5. Somewhere
 
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A Brief History

Good Question was basically formed in 1991 when a couple of friends, the Two Davids (Elms and Kelsey) began playing around with putting music to some lyrics that DK had written a long time earlier. It was mainly thought of as an outlet for writing some original songs rather than sitting around the house trying to work out the chords to other peoples' songs.

It was also seen as a chance to prove to themselves that anything was possible.

Another friend, Rudi, had played bass for various bands around Brisbane in his younger days, with varying degrees of success, Valhalla being one of the more notable excursions, so we recruited him as the original bass player. DK's wife at the time played piano, so we recruited her (although she was a little reluctant) and then added another guy, Fred, who happened to own a drum kit.

The original formation had been born.

Initially, we gained access to a large space at the top of the old Coles Building in Brisbane City, but after a few sessions had to relocate. The only space available was in David Kelsey's office, so most Sunday afternoons were spent making a noise, much to the chagrin of any other occupants of the building at the time.

Our first gig came as a bit of a surprise. Rudi announced one day that a friend was having a 40th birthday party and would like us to play. This was a lot more serious than any of us had ever intended, so a manic period of rehearsals took place and we arrived at the party reasonably confident in what we could do.

It was about this stage that DK and Rudi were talking to a couple of people who asked the name of the band. Since the band didn't have a name at that stage, they kinda looked at each other and said "Good Question." And then, looked at each other again and both said at the same time, "Sounds good," and so the name was created.

The party was a blast!

The audience were into the music and were dancing to the songs, which was such a great feeling for us.

We only had 8 songs, 6 of our own and two cover versions. After we had finished playing, some of the partygoers asked us to do them again.

Unfortunately, our drummer, Fred, had to leave as he had been having a disagreement with his girlfriend and she was waiting in the car outside.

One of the audience offered to act as a substitute and so we replayed the same songs again, to great effect.

Our second gig wasn't so much fun as we were playing outside at a party and none of the audience were too concerned about our efforts. That night, we had talked about giving it away as it hadn't been a good experience.

The next gig, a few weeks later, was similar, but better. At least the audience was sitting listening to us for the majority of our songs.

The band rehearsed a total of twelve songs and then arranged to go to a professional studio to record them.

In August 1991, Good Question recorded their first self-funded album - "That's a Good Question" - whose listening audience consisted mainly of family and friends, although a few copies were actually sold to several people, which wasn't really the purpose, but it helped pay for the recording costs in a small way.

This album included a variety of influences from Country to Guitar Pop. Although the first CD sounds a bit dated these days, there were always plans for a second CD.

The recording experience was fantastic and although we felt that the first batch of songs were ok, we thought we could do better and needed to progress to another level in order to continue our objective.

Eventually, the office next door to DK became vacant and so we moved all the gear into that room and set it up as a practice room.

This idea came to an abrupt end one friday night when were manically trying to rehearse for a gig - a surprise party being held for the guitarist, Dave Elms, and we caused too much noise for the other tenants of the building and were asked to leave in no uncertain terms.

After Dave's party, a final gig was held at a church hall in Newmarket, Brisbane, where we invited all and sundry with the promise of free beer. Many people promised to attend, but unfortunately only about 15 people turned up. There was a lot of beer left over that night and it took a long time to finish it!

Not long after the initial recording sessions, however, we lost two of the original band members.

Unfortunately, DK separated from his wife, and eventually got divorced, so we lost a keyboard player, and then the bass player, Rudi, met a woman - the night before the first gig as it happened! - and eventually got married and, naturally, wanted to spend more time establishing the relationship with his new wife, so we had to find a new bass player.

A couple of months later, with the intention of recording a second self-funded album, a new bass player was found, Steve Norris - a workmate of Fred's, although in actuality, Steve was more of a guitar player than a bass player.

In early 1992, writing, rehearsing and recording the new material began. It was a long and laborious process.

At the same time, Steve introduced us to another friend going by the name of Jesse Parker, who came along to a few rehearsal sessions and put a different perspective on the arrangements of some of the songs, which in the end turned out to be quite a bonus as it changed our approach to songwriting and arrangements.

A part time keyboard player/guitarist, Warren Mitchell, was added in 1994 to bring some keyboards to the sound.

After rehearsing the next set of songs, and spending around 5 years in the recording process, the second album - "Faces in the Crowd" - was finally completed in late 1999. This album was seen as a massive progression from the first recording, also involving other musicians from outside the band.

After completing the second CD, however, it was basically a slow downward spiral into inactivity as babies, marriage and outside demands got in the way of the music.

The band's influences vary from Hard Rock to New Age covering a broad spectrum in between, this ensures diverse and often contradictory styles within the songs.

The band considers itself to be primarily a studio band rather than a live group. Although we have played live on numerous occasions, we feel our music is better suited to the studio environment and the freedom this provides.

However, we haven't played together in a very long time so don't expect to see us live any time soon!

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