Brought together by a suitcase of heinous chemicals, strong continental lager and a mutual admiration for Elton Wellesby, Good Question Derek formed at Birmingham Polytechnic in 1989 and consisted of:
- Martin "MartyP" Porter - vocals
- Midge Ferguson - guitars
- Jules "Farquar-Peers" Harley - drums and backing vocals
- "Chirpy" Dave Thomas - bass
After various world tours of the Birmingham, Reading and Shetland Isle areas the band split in 1997 citing apathy as their driving force. After a successful reunion for Take That (one of the band's strongest musical influences) Good Question Derek reunited for a one-off special show in April 2006.