Tripod (band)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Steven Gates)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Tripod
Tripodwiki.jpg
Tripod after Brisbane show at the Tivoli. 1 December 2007.
Background information
OriginMelbourne, Victoria, Australia
GenresAcoustic rock, comedy rock
Years active1996–present
Associated actsKind of Pluto, Scott Edgar and the Universe & 7cm of Alex Lamberton
Website3pod.com.au
Members
  • Scod (Scott Edgar)
  • Yon (Simon Hall)
  • Gatesy (Steven Gates)

Tripod are an Australian musical comedy trio founded by Scod (Scott Edgar), Yon (Simon Hall) and Gatesy (Steven Gates) in 1996. They provide original songs and harmonies, strung together by comic banter.

History[edit]

Live shows[edit]

Tripod emerged from the thriving Melbourne live music pub scene of the mid nineties, supporting popular local cover bands in such places as the Station Hotel, The Esplanade, the Central Club, the New Orleans Tavern and the Ritz, St Kilda. They were very much a cover band at first, performing three part harmony versions on hits by the likes of Elvis Costello, Bowie, the Beach Boys and Queen. Prior to this they did their time as buskers in Melbourne malls with a far-fetched prop act of which no record exists (mercifully). They garnered a local following via regular residencies at the Commercial Hotel, Yarraville, just after it stopped being a biker bar.

They soon became regulars at the Prince Patrick Hotel in Collingwood, a Melbourne comedy venue, where they honed their skills in residencies and appearances from 1998 through to its demise in 2003.[1]

Tripod are stalwarts of their home festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, where they often performed since 1997, when they took their pub act and jammed it into a one-hour festival format at St Martins Youth Arts Centre, in a show entitled Welcome to My Wonderwall. They have appeared on music festival stages including the Falls Festival, the Port Fairy Folk Festival, the Queenscliff Music Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival.

Tripod have appeared internationally, including the Montreal Just For Laughs festival and the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in New York and Los Angeles. They have played the Edinburgh Fringe numerous times.

They have also toured the Australian rural countryside including long stints with the MICF Roadshow.

Tripod alternate the form of their shows between the song-and-sketch cabaret gig format (such as Self Saucing and Men of Substance) and narrative musicals. Their first "story" show was Tripod Tells the Tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (not very well), which premiered at the MICF before touring nationally.

Their narrative show, Lady Robots, was first previewed at the 2002 Adelaide Fringe Festival before it was performed at the MICF later that year. The show was a musical comedy telling the story of three men who are hurled into space where they come across a planet populated only by Lady Robots. Tripod performed a re-jigged version of the show, Lady Robots v1.1 at the Athenaeum Theatre at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2005, before a national tour culminating in a hit season at the Sydney Opera House. No recordings are known to exist.

On 30 January 2010, Tripod held the world premiere of their comedic musical Tripod versus the Dragon at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, United States. Elana Stone co-starred in the production in the role of "The Dungeon Master"/"Dragon" after Megan Washington, who had been co-writing songs for the production, declined the role due to scheduling conflicts. The production is based on the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game.[2] Tripod went on to perform this show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Sydney Opera House, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010, as well as subsequent seasons in Perth, Brisbane, regional Victoria and the Przeglad Piosenki Aktorskiej festival in Wroclaw, Poland.

In January 2013, Tripod joined forces with Australian performer Eddie Perfect to create Perfect Tripod, a show of classic Australian songs arranged in four-part harmony, inspired by their cover of Meet Me in the Middle of the Air performed on The Sideshow on 13 October 2007. Perfect Tripod toured concert halls throughout the nation and have collaborated with such Australian pop music greats as Gotye and Missy Higgins.

In October 2014, Tripod performed live at the international gaming convention, PAX (Penny Arcade Expo), in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There they performed a short preview of This Gaming Life, an original collaboration between Tripod, Grammy nominated composer Austin Wintory and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

In 2015 This Gaming Life played to rapturous houses at Hamer Hall, Victorian Arts Centre, with a 55 piece orchestra conducted and arranged by Wintory. The show was a full scale two-act orchestral love letter to the culture and relationships of passionate video gamers, and has been described as the "Stand By Me of the gamer generation."[citation needed]

TV[edit]

The band got their first break appearing on Hey Hey It's Saturday's "Red Faces" contest, where they performed a parodic medley of Oasis hits that demonstrated similarities between the songs.[3]

Their first regular TV appearances were on In Melbourne Tonight (IMT) with Frankie J Holden. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s they also showed up regularly on such live TV stalwarts as Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton, Denise with Denise Drysdale and popular Saturday morning live rock show Recovery.

Tripod were a feature act in Network Ten's 2003/2004 sketch comedy television show skitHOUSE, writing and performing sketches and songs as part of the core cast.

They performed on Rove/Rove Live in 1999, 2003, and 2004, and were guest programmers of Rage in 2004.[4]

Tripod were also core cast performers on the 2007 ABC weekly variety program The Sideshow.

The group made frequent musical appearances on Network Ten's Good News Week from 2009 to 2011, and have appeared on various ABC1 programs, including Spicks and Specks (May 2011), and Adam Hills Tonight (May 2013).

They have appeared yearly for almost two decades on the Oxfam Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala.

Radio[edit]

Tripod have appeared as guests throughout their career on popular Australian radio stations.

Their Song-in-an-Hour Challenge (2001-2004) was a well-loved segment on Triple J's drive-time show with Merrick and Rosso, and later on the Triple J Breakfast show[5] with Wil Anderson and Adam Spencer. In it they had one hour to write and arrange a coherent song based on incoherent listener suggestions and then perform said song to an eager national audience. Tripod often refer to this experience as their songwriting boot camp.

Two CDs containing some of the finest examples of these sessions have been released, each also including recordings taken from live Song-In-An-Hour challenges featured in Tripod's Pod August Nights concerts. In late 2005, they moved to Fox FM where they could be heard on Peter Helliar's weekly Friday morning show, Pete's Show.

Podcast[edit]

On December 24, 2015 Tripod along with host Andrew Pogson started a regular podcast titled Perfectly Good Podcast. Initially started to promote their upcoming 101 Tripod Hits tour, the ongoing series shifted its focus covering any number of topic including current themes or stories from Tripod's 20+ years together. Each podcast centers around a theme in which host Andrew Pogson attempts to keep the members of Tripod to. Tripod also play live or play recordings of there songs which loosely relate to the episode's theme.

Perfectly Good Podcast Song Appearances
101 Hits # Song From Episode Song Appearances
1 A Shandy Too Far Box Set - 1996 Episode 22 (Live)
2 Adult Contemporary Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 2 (Live)
3 Air Guitar The Sideshow - 2007 Episode 53 (live)
4 All I Want This Gaming Life - 2015 Episode 33 (Live) - featuring Poggo as electric guitar solo via mouth
5 Ancestors 1999 Episode 7 (Live) - a cappella style
6 Aquaman Perfectly Good Songs - 2007 Episode 27 (Live) - Guitar solo acoustic
7 Astronaut Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 2 (Live)
8 Ballad of Ronnie How to Train an Attack Dog from Scratch - 2007 Episode 27 (Live)
9 Bard Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010 Episode 2 (Live) - featuring Yon on Trumpet (with an error and scream), Differences: No Elana Stone
10 The Blueprint Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 8 (Live)
11 Boggyman About an Hour of Song-In-An-Hour...Again - 2003 Episode 16 (Recording) - Album version
12 Bubble Helicopter Tripod Tells the Tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well) - 2001 Episode 55 (Live)
13 Building an Enid Tripod Tells the Tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well) - 2001
14 Change a Thing Monster Beach - 2014 Episode 28 (Live)
15 Christ is Born For the Love of God! - 2008 Episode 1 (Live)
16 Climate Change Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 26 (Live)
17 Cuckold Open Slather - 2000 Episode 4 (Live)
18 DILF Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 15 (live)
19 Do Go On This Gaming Life - 2015 Episode 32 (Live)
20 Does It Have Guns? This Gaming Life - 2015 Episode 13 (Recording) - Demo version with synth orchestra
21 Don't Feel Bad Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010 Episode 14 (Live) - Differences: No Elana Stone, Yon sings Elana's parts, No Trumpet
22 Drive King Drive King - 1984 Episode 13 (Recording)
Episode 52 (Live) - featuring Andrew Pogson on Blazophone
23 Enid Tripod Tells the Tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well) - 2001 Episode 33 (Live) - Gatesy accidentally sings one of Yon's part
24 Fabian Fegh Maha - 2004 Episode 45 (Live) - Instrumental only / Jamming with Poggo
25 Fear of Shorts Pod August Night - 2006 Episode 20 (Live)
26 Fly So High Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 34 (Live)
27 Gay Bar Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 5 (Live)
28 Ghost Ship Tripod Tells the Tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well) - 2001 Episode 10 (Live) - Yon struggles to clear his throat, Scod asks if his OK and Gatesy comments that Yon is dying
29 The Gods Are People Too Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010 Episode 3 (Live)
Episode 44 (Live) - featuring Andrew Pogson on the Blazophone
Episode 44.1 (Live) - Rehearsal take, featuring Andrew Pogson on the Blazophone
30 Gonna Make You Happy Tonight Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 15 (Live) - Different time signature and groove. Improv different game ending
31 Good Friends This Gaming Life - 2015
32 Goodbye Little Alarm Clock About an Hour of Song In An Hour - 2002 Episode 29 (Live) - A number of mistake due to Tripod not knowing the song very well
33 Head of Zombie This Gaming Life - 2015
34 Hey Ho ca 1650s Episode 21 (Live)
35 The Hog Dog Man Fegh Maha - 2004 Episode 12 (Recording) - Album version
36 Hot Girl in the Comic Shop Live at Woodford - 2008 Episode 30 (Live) - Differences: Live "Oooo Haaa"
37 I Always Get Into Stuff Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 53 (Live) - featuring Andrew Pogson on Blazophone
38 I Had to Pay My Debt to the Devil How to Train an Attack Dog from Scratch - 2007 Episode 3 (Live)
Episode 24 (Live)[6]
39 I Hate this Place Monster Beach - 2014 Episdoe 31 (Live)
40 I Hate Your Family Open Slather (Christmas Edition) - 2000 Episode 7 (Live) - Differences: Improv Easter theme lyrics, Yon finishes with "anything for love"
41 I Will Be There Open Slather - 2000 Episode 42 (Live) - Differences: No trumpet, Gatesy says wrong line
42 I Will Still Play Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010 Episode 14 (Live)
Episode 49A (Live) [Patreon exclusive] - No Gatesy, featuring Andrew Pogson doing Blazophone
43 If I Had a Tattoo Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 20 (Live) - Differences: No repeat of song
44 IKEA Open Slather - 2000 Episode 41 (Live)
45 In the Countryside Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 5 (Live)
46 Is it Okay if I Stalk You? Open Slather - 2000 Episode 30 (Live) - Differences: Laughing due to Yon noises
47 Ivory Tower Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010 Episode 11 (Recording) - Album version
Episode 11 (Recording) - Megan Washington's first demo
48 Je Veux Te Dire Middleborough Road - 2004
49 Jeboticabal Perfectly Good Songs - 2007 Episode 4 (Live) - Differences: Yon accidentally says "Aracataca" once
50 Jokes! Jokes! Jokes! Assassin's Creed Syndicate - 2015 Episode 34 (Live)
51 Kempt Fegh Maha - 2004 Episode 4 (Recording) - Album version
52 Key Party How to Train an Attack Dog from Scratch - 2007 Episode 5 (Live)
Episode 24 (live)[7]
53 King Kong Songs from Self Saucing - 2006 Episode 31 (live) - Poggo talks to Yon during middle of the song, no other movies are talked about like in Self Saucing
54 Krap Karate Fegh Maha - 2004
55 Let's Take a Walk Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 50 (Live) - featuring MSO strings and Andrew Pogson on Blazophone
56 Lingering Dad Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 7 (Live)
Episode 39 (live) - Scod narrates over M.A.S.H. theme
57 The Lonesome/Gregarious Cowboy Fegh Maha - 2004 Episode 55 (Live)
58 The Love of 3 Men The Sideshow - 2007 Episode 54 (Live)
59 Love Song Open Slather - 2000
60 Main Theme from Tosswinkle the Pirate Tripod Tells the Tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well) - 2001 Episode 6 (Live)
61 Melbourne Girl Pod August Night - 2006 Episode 8 (Live)
62 The Messenger's Dream Live at Woodford - 2008 Episode 36 (Live)
63 Mucus Open Slather - 2000 Episode 59 (Live) - Different taking bits to Open Slather version. Reflect on what the use to do.
64 No Daughter of Mine Songs from Self Saucing - 2006 Episode 21 (Live)
65 Old Money Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 28 (Live)
Episode 50 x2 (Live) - featuring MSO strings and Andrew Pogson on Blazophone
66 On Behalf of All the Geeks Middleborough Road - 2004
67 On Paper Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010
68 One More Annoying Couple Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 31 (Live)
69 The Only Shepherd Perfectly Good Songs - 2007 Episode 1 (Live)
70 Overtune Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010 Episode 38 (Live) - featuring Andrew Pogson doing narration
71 Playing Online Pod August Night - 2006 Episode 19 (Live) - Differences: Doesn't have the adjective/acronyms mistake from Pod August Night
72 Rock Eisteddfod Fegh Maha - 2004 Episode 30 (Live) - Scod goes into Chorus and stuffs Yon up plus other Scod base mistakes
73 Santa Fe Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 8 (Live)
74 Santa's Papers For the Love of God! - 2008 Episode 1 (Live) - Differences: "to a processing center in Indonesia" instead of Nauru
75 Science Facts are Useful About an Hour of Song In An Hour - 2002
76 Second Drawer Down Open Slather - 2000 Episode 59 (Live) - A number of false starts as Yon decides if he likes what is being sang. Unrehearsed so a number of mistakes.
77 Shut Down This Gaming Life - 2015 Episode 46 (Live)
78 Skyrim This Gaming Life - 2015
79 Snapshots[8][9] Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 48 (Live)
80 Someday the Lord Fegh Maha - 2004 Episode 3 (Live) - Differences: "Stand next to Bruce Boxleitner" instead of "Tron", (Say graceful then correct to gracious)
Episode 17 (Live)
81 Squares on a Screen This Gaming Life - 2015 Episode 29 (Live)
82 This Stuffing For the Love of God! - 2008 Episode 26 (Recording)
83 Stuntman Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 37 (Live)
84 Suicide Bomber Songs from Self Saucing - 2006 Episode 26 (Live) - Scod stuffs up second chorus and starts over
85 Taking the Life Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010
86 Tall Man Songs from Self Saucing - 2006 Episode 37 (Live)
87 That's Why I'm Sending You Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 20 (Live)
Episode 40 (Live) - Upgrade lyrics from predictive text to auto-correct with mistakes
88 Theme from M*A*S*H Guy Songs from Self Saucing - 2006 Episode 6 (Live) - Differences: No Yon cleaning his gun with his tongue gag at end
89 This is My Last Transmission Lady Robots - 2002 Episode17 (Live)
90 Three Seconds of Halo This Gaming Life - 2015 Episode 13 (Recording) - Demo version with synth orchestra
91 Thursday Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 22 (Live)
92 The Trees Fegh Maha - 2004 Episode 1 (Recording)
93 Triangle of Happiness Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 32 (live) - Differences: Loud Casio beat during song, Solo is Scod doing Casio drum solo
94 Trying to Impress the Bargirl Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 22 (Live)
95 Ugly Men Fegh Maha - 2004 Episode 21 (Live)
96 Underground Assassin's Creed Syndicate - 2015 Episode 13 (Recording) - Album version
Episode 13 (Recording) - Demo version Austin Wintory instrumental
97 Visor King Perfectly Good Songs - 2007 Episode 35 (Live)
98 Waiting for the Game to Load Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 29 (Live)
99 The Wheel Live at Woodford - 2008 Episode 19 (Live) - Differences: What have we learn rant about link clicking
100 With All Of My Riches Men of Substance - 2013 Episode 28 (Live) - Differences: Poggo talks over the ending and outro's the episode
101 Would You Mind 1998
Non 101 Hits Perfectly Good Podcast Song Appearances
Song From Episode Song Appearances
The Star Wars demo first submitted to Poggo for consideration for a new live show Episode 2 (Recording)
The Rig This Gaming Life - 2015 Episode 5 (Live)
Episode 40 (Live)
Theme from How To Train An Attack Dog From Scratch How to Train an Attack Dog from Scratch - 2007 Episode 6 (Live) - Differences: Scod sings incorrect line in first verse, and corrects himself.
Dirty Power Perfectly Good Songs - 2007 Episode 9 (Recording) - Album version
Homophobic Christmas Tree For the Love of God! - 2008 Episode 9 (Recording) - Album version
Shiny Chin Perfectly Good Songs - 2007 Episode 9 (Recording) - Album version
Maryanne Fegh Maha - 2004 Episode 10 (Live)
Autistic Songs from Self Saucing - 2006 Episode 11 (Recording) - Album version
Nothing To See Here For the Love of God! - 2008 Episode 12 (Recording) - Album version
Broken Heart Double J's Writer's Room Episode 12 (Recording)
Gelatinous Love Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010 Episode 14 (Live)
Surfers Paradise The Musical About an Hour of Song-In-An-Hour...Again - 2003 Episode 16 (Recording) - Album version
Kevin Bacon About an Hour of Song-In-An-Hour...Again - 2003 Episode 16 (Recording) - Album version
We'll Make It Work Lady Robots - 2002 Episode 18 (Live)
Boobs Middleborough Road - 2004 Episode 23 (Live) - featuring Andrew Pogson, Yon stuffs up last verse
Blow This Town Tripod Versus the Dragon - 2010 Episode 23 (Live)
If Billy Bragg For the Love of God! - 2008 Episode 25 (Live) - Differences: No trumpet so Yon whistles and also Poggo's phone gones off near the end and everyone cracks up a bit
The Little Drummer Boy For the Love of God! - 2008 Episode 25 (Live)
O Holy Night For the Love of God! - 2008 Episode 25 (Live) - Differences: Yon interrupts himself and talks on his verse, this leads to a few stop/starts and tomfoolery
Carolina Street Stomp How to Train an Attack Dog from Scratch - 2007 Episode 39 (Live)
Hey You're Good At Shakespeare Song in an Hour Live on Podcast Episode 43 (Live)
The Play is Shit Written for a special in honor of Ray Lawler Episode 44 (Live)
Tonight Will Be Fine Cover of Leonard Cohen song Episode 45 (Live)
In The Still Of The Night Cover of Fred Parris and The Satins song Episode 47 (Live)
Heartache Tonight Cover of Eagles song Episode 49B (Live) - No Yon, featuring Andrew Pogson doing Blazophone
For Those We Love From Paul McDermott and Gatesy Go Solo Episode 51 (Live) - featuring Paul McDermott and Andrew Pogson on Blazophone
Throw Your Arms Around Me Cover of Hunters & Collectors song Episode 51 (Live) - featuring Paul McDermott and Andrew Pogson on Blazophone
Drive Written for Book launch of the book "Get Up Mum" by Justin Heazlewood Episode 52 (Live)
More Than This Cover of Roxy Music song Episode 54 (Live) - featuring Andrew Pogson on Blazophone
Oasnis Yeah not recorded Episode 56 (Live)
Molly Meldrum Interview (Countdown) From Spicks And Specks Reunion Special Episode 57 (Live)
I Just Called To Say I Love You Cover of Stevie Wonder Song Episode 57 (Live) - featuring Andrew Pogson on vocals
Snake Eater From Metal Gear Solid 3 Episode 58 (Live)
Compass From Red Dead Redemption 1 Episode 58 (Live)

Suggested in Episode 27, and making its first appearance in Episode 28 with Andrew Pogson's submission Tripod asked listeners to submit alternate lyrics for the song Aquaman, and Tripod then played each submission on varies episodes.[10]

Aquaman Listeners submitted Covers
Song Submitted by Episode Song Appearances
Poggin Hood Andrew Pogson Episode 28
Maryanne Tapenwa Mozongo Episode 31 - Unrehearsed, so some mistakes, no second verse
Traitor Jim Barantis Episode 32 - Unrehearsed and some lyrics are cut off so some mistakes
The Tally Hoes Marus Episode 33 - featuring Andrew Pogson, Yon and Poggo talk game talk during acoustic guitar solo
Baby Girl Omre Episode 35
Social Norm Jeremy Huges Episode 36 - featuring Andrew Pogson doing vocal guitar solo
Here I Am Jennifer Whitehouse Episode 38
Lingering Dad Nick Chero Episode 39 - Solo done by trumpet
Aquamann Unknown author but suggested it was Casey Bennetto Episode 41 - Poggo talks over solo
My Best Friend Tim Alan Episode 44 - featuring Andrew Pogson doing Blazophone solo instead of normal guitar solo
Aquaman The Tribute Sergeant Bandit from The Tally Hoes Episode 45 - featuring Andrew Pogson doing Blazophone solo instead of normal guitar solo

Recordings[edit]

Tripods very first record Box Set was funded by their winnings from live TV "talent" segment Red Faces.

Their album Middleborough Rd, made up of studio recordings of songs they wrote for the sketch TV series SkitHouse, won an ARIA in 2005.

Tripod toured with the show Tripod are Self Saucing in 2004, and again at the 2006 MICF. They recorded a live album of the show in April 2006 entitled Songs from Self Saucing, recorded and mixed by regular collaborator Nao Anzai, which was nominated for Best Comedy Release at the 2007 ARIA awards.

Tripod's first DVD was also released in 2006: a live recording of their 2005 show "POD August Nights". The DVD includes numerous special features including a music video for their song "Gonna Make You Happy Tonight" from their 2004 album, Middleborough Rd. Tripod's 2001 show, "Tripod tells the tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well)" was also released on DVD in 2006, following the original 2001 VHS release.

Tripod released a Christmas album in 2010, an album of original material from their much loved Xmas shows, entitled For the Love of God, and toured nationally with the songs, performing in the Sydney Opera House that year.[11]

In 2009, Tripod released a DVD of a live performance at the Woodford Folk Festival. This DVD featured never-before-seen bonus footage consisting of a bootleg recording of their 2007 show How to Train an Attack Dog from Scratch, a show whose narrative was loosely based around an examination of the fictional history of musical comedy.

They released a CD of songs from Tripod versus the Dragon, including extended versions of the songs from an early version of the show, as well as a DVD with numerous easter eggs and special features on 2 March 2011.[12]

Men of Substance, their first full scale studio project since For the Love of God, was produced by longtime friend and collaborator John Castle (Megan Washington, Vance Joy, the Bamboos)

Composition[edit]

Tripod composed the theme song for SBS One's Australian television comedy history show ADbc in 2009.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

  • Box Set (1997, out of production)
  • Open Slather (April 2000)
  • Open Slather Special Christmas Edition feat. Tripod Live April 2000 (November 2000, out of production)
  • Tripod tells the tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well) (2001) (VHS)
  • About An Hour of Song-In-An-Hour (2002)
  • About An Hour of Song-In-An-Hour ... Again (2003)
  • Fegh Maha (2004)
  • Middleborough Rd (2004)
  • Pod August Night (2006) (DVD)
  • Tripod tells the tale of the Adventures of Tosswinkle the Pirate (Not Very Well) (2006) (DVD)
  • Perfectly Good Songs (Mini Album) (2006)
  • Songs from Self Saucing (2006)
  • For The Love of God!: A Tripod Christmas Album (2008)
  • Live At Woodford (2009) (DVD)
  • Tripod Versus The Dragon (2010)
  • Men of Substance (2013)
  • Perfect Tripod: Australian Songs (2013)
  • Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (2015, collaboration with Austin Wintory)

Members[edit]

  • Scott "Scod" Edgar - vocals, guitar, keyboard (1996–present)
  • Steven "Gatesy" Gates - vocals, guitar (1996–present)
  • Simon "Yon" Hall - vocals, trumpet, kazoo, occasional percussion (1996–present)

Awards[edit]

  • 2003 Australian Comedy Awards: People's Choice Award; Award for Outstanding Comedy Recording (Songs In An Hour)[13]
  • 2005 ARIA Awards: Best Comedy Release (Middleborough Rd).[14]
  • 2007 Edinburgh Spirit of the Fringe award.
  • 2008 Green Room Award: Best Original Songs in a Cabaret Performance (How to Train an Attack Dog from Scratch).[15]
  • 2015 ASTRA Award: Most Outstanding Children's Program (Monster Beach)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Age newspaper,
  2. ^ MASS MoCA Event page for Tripod versus the Dragon Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Seven Unusual Things Happening to Tripod, "Everguide.com", 5 April 2013
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2013., 2009
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2013., 2009
  6. ^ "Event – Tripod". The Wheeler Centre. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  7. ^ "Event – Tripod". The Wheeler Centre. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  8. ^ "Hold onto the edge of your seats! – Get Lifestyle". getlifestyle.com.au. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  9. ^ "Perfectly Good Podcast Live - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra". Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  10. ^ "Episode 28: Perfectly Good Podcast – Money". 3pod.com.au. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2013., 2009
  12. ^ Tripod vs the Dragon on DVD from 2 March, "3pod.com.au", 24 February 2011
  13. ^ Australian Comedy Awards, TheAge.com.au, 26 November 2003
  14. ^ 2005 ARIA Awards Nominees and Winners Archived 6 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 January 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 2009

External links[edit]