We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files, but we don’t like regurgitating press releases or asking the easy questions. At Tone Deaf we only ask the tough questions, so just hold still, grit your teeth, clench your buttocks and be still while we put on the rubber gloves, apply the thumbscrews, and pull out our thermometer while you open up and say ahhhhhhhhhhh… Truthful answers only or we drink your rider while you’re on stage.

Who gets the most ‘off stage action’ in the band? What’s the secret to their success?

That’s definitely Maurice one of our bass players…behind that ‘College Professor’ exterior he’s a real animal.

Have you ever been arrested? Where were you, and what was it for?

No not arrested, but I did get booked for driving too slow in the express lane on the Eastern Freeway once.

What’s been the worst day job you’ve ever had?

I was known for sometime to be the fashion consultant to Diamond Creek…I can’t reveal any more though.

Sex, drugs and groupies – In what order do you prefer them and how often?

None of that comes my way unfortunately…Maurice has them all covered though.

Take us back to the first gig you went to. Where was it and what was the venue?

The Zoot. Portsea front beach. Early 70’s.

What’s your favourite site to download music from and do you ever pay for it? Can we find any of your releases there?

http://www.rubberrecords.com.au/ You can find links to all gb3 and underground lovers stuff there. You can even get a free gb3 album download if you join their mailing list.

What’s the furtherest you’d go to win over a new fan?

Fill out an online Q and A.

Right, now that you’ve answered the tough questions, tell us about upcoming gigs and releases. – go for it.

The new album Damaged/Controlled is a collaboration with Steve Kilbey from the Church. It is out on October 23 through Rubber Records. We are launching the album on Saturday October 23 at the Vanguard in Sydney and on Friday October 29 at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne.

Joining us on stage will be Philippa Nihill (underground lovers), Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Maurice ‘The Stud’ Argiro and many more.