Album: Perfect Tripod Australian Songs

In case you’d missed it, we’ve been doing some shows with Eddie Perfect: singer/actor/writer/man extraordinaire.

Melbourne and Brissie have had a taste of Perfect Tripod Australian Songs and Perth and Sydney follow this Aug and Sept.

And now there’s an album. Farnsey, Gotye, Bowditch, Minogue, Band (the Little River Band. This one word-for-the-artist thing goes all weird when you apply it to band names) all get a run. We’re gonna launch it in Melbourne in the foyer of Hamer Hall on the 28th Aug. We’ll do some songs, answer some questions. There will be a bar. Quote AUSSIE in the promo code, and for $35 you get the signed album as well as the above.

You can’t get it until the launch – though you can pre-order on iTunes.

The Dragon (no relation) in Melbourne

The Dragon (no relation to Tripod versus the Dragon) sees us playing the titular three-headed Dragon. We’re very excited to be titular in this new Malthouse play. It’s about a town that’s weirdly happy to be ruled over by a three-headed monster that demands yearly flesh payments.

There will be beautiful heroines (well, one. The Dragon ate the rest of them) There will be shiny armour. There will be songs, written and sung by us.

Here’s a little behind the scenes video. n.b. Armour fetishists, don’t fret. The armour in this vid is just the rehearsal armour. The real armour is as heavy as a small car, okay?

The Malthouse, Southbank
27th June – 26th July

Tickets

Quasimodo’s Dream featuring Gotye and Eddie Perfect is out on iTunes.

Again with the making of video

Perth-ect Tripod, New single The Blueprint

Thanks Brissie, for fun times at the Perfect Tripod shows. Lovely review here

Perth is next. We’re excited to be playing the Regal Theatre for the first time. Fri and Sat the 30th and 31st of August. Tickets

Men of Substance the album is so very out. We just did the new single: The Blueprint on Adam Hills’ show. Click on the pic below to see that (we’re on at 29:24). What’s the drumkit in the background? Watch the end of the show to see.

 

Perfect Tripod and Gotye

We’ve recorded Quasimodo’s Dream with Gotye in support of SLAM. to find out more go here

New album, MICF, Perfect Tripod in Bris


Yes, it’s time, Melbourne. We are deeply excited to be bringing Men of Substance to the Melbourne Intentional Comic Funfest. The last time we did it was with Tripod versus the Dragon, and we wanted to wait until, I mean work our asses off until, we had a show we really liked before we did it again. Men of Substance is that show. We’ve finished the out-of-town tryouts, having just played the Sydney Opera House. get tickets here

To coincide with the live show, we’re also releasing our new studio album Men of Substance on March 28. Produced by John Castle (Washington, The Bamboos), it’s a popstravaganza (I’m always a bit leery of calling our own music “pop”, especially when it’s not even released yet, since it has to be actually popular before you can call it that. But you’ve gotta back yourself don’t you?)  You can pre-order the digital version for just 7 bucks or more, if you’d like, here through Bandcamp. When it’s released you’ll be able to get it elsewhere, eg. the well-manicured-lawned, gated community that is ITunes and, of course, in CD format at gigs.

Perfect Tripod: Australian Songs comes to Brissy.

Get tickets here

Men of Substance Tour/lots of other things

Tripopoes, there’s plenty to talk about.

Melbourne just supped on Perfect Tripod. Read the review here.

The week before we were playing Men of Substance at the Sydney Opera House. And for the busy person, please enjoy our review:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And on it went.

Plus, the Men of Substance Album, produced by John Castle (The Bamboos, Washington) is imminent.

Also: Melbourne, what rhymes with Belhorn Scinter-Zashon’l Dromedy Mesty Vol? Well we’re doing it. At the Spiegeltent (it would be publicity suicide to do a sounds-like for this) There will be a BIG SONG AND DANCE closer to the event. And during, obviously. Several of them.

Tamworth this Sat 26th. Finally.  TICKETS
Here’s our mournfull, pre-being-accepted country ballad:

Also, beginning mid-feb, our Men of Substance Tour (see Gigs page for details)

14th Feb Illawarra Performing Arts Centre
15th Feb Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre
16th Wagga Civic Theatre
1st Mar Geelong Performing Arts Centre
2nd Mar Wyndham Cultural Centre
6th Mar Drum Theatre, Dandenong
7th Mar Plenty Ranges Arts Centre
8th Mar Frankston Arts Centre
9th Mar Cardinia Cultural Centre
10th Mar Karralyka Centre
13th Mar Colac Performing Arts Centre
14th Mar Wesley Performing Arts Centre, Horsham
15th Mar Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat
16th Mar Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mt Gambier
17th Mar Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool

22nd -23 Mar Canberra Comedy Festival

At the risk of over-filling your heads, Tripod are collaborating with some folk at The Malthouse, adapting a Russian play called The Dragon(no relation). We’re totes excited to be working with such theatrical heavy hitters as Marion Potts, Toby Schmitz, Jimi Bani, John Leary and Nikki Shiels. It’ll be on in June-July.

Perfect Tripod mini-doco part 2

Only a month and a half, now Melbs, until we premiere Perfect Tripod at the Arts Centre. Check this out to see us talk about the process of picking the songs for the show. TICKETS

And for those of you who are a bit more Sydney-inclined, ie you live in Sydney, Men of Substance opens at the Opera House on the 3rd of Jan. That’s even more not further away. TICKETS

Sydney Shows

It’s been a while, Sydney, and it’s definitely time. Last time you saw us we were fighting a Dragon. This time, well, read the blurb:

Tripod: Boys? Men? Men’s men? Lady boys? In Men of Substance, armed with tattered wisdom, cheap scotch and unlicensed firearms, they’ll bring to bear their hard-earned cabaret chops to show you how and in what way the once scorching charismageddon of the new generation have morphed into craggy fugitives with a suitcase of regrets and a glass eye. In song.

Men of Substance lands at your Opera House on the 3rd of Jan, and we couldn’t be more excited – except perhaps if we found out Disney were letting Joss Whedon direct the new Star Wars movies.

TICKETS

3-13th Jan 7:30pm
Sydney Opera House

3pod.com.au’s got a new face!

You might have already noticed, but we (when I say we, I mean our esteemed designer Ben Funnell) ‘ve completely redone the website. Farewell to the former site. It served us well. In fact, the National Library of Australia wants to keep a copy of it in its archives.

have a look around: 3pod.com.au

Perfect Tripod

Arts Centre Melbourne and Smartartists Management presents… “Perfect Tripod”. Eddie Perfect & Tripod join forces for debut show of classic aussie songs.

Inspired by their celebrated rendition of Paul Kelly’s Meet Me in the Middle of the Air, the harmony supergroup that is Eddie Perfect and Tripod have re-united to craft a collection of vocal arrangements for two special nights at the Art Centre’s Playhouse next January.

In this Australian debut performance, Perfect Tripod: Australian Songs will feature a set list of iconic Australian hits from across the ages. With a hand-picked playlist of fair-dinkum winners, filtered through four of the most idiosyncratic voices and musical brains working on the Australian stage today, this promises to be a unique, inspiring and fun night out.

Perfect Tripod found its genesis in the smoke and feathers of the Famous Spiegeltent, where Eddie and Tripod first performed Paul’s beautiful psalm to a rapt cabaret audience for a one-off show. Paul himself described the performance as “stunning”, and it subsequently became a bit of a party piece for the boys, rolling it out on the ABC TV’s Sideshow and reprising it at the Logies in 2011.
These giants of the music-slash-cabaret-slash-comedy scene have been raring to work together again ever since. The slightest whiff of a matching gap in their calendars was enough to get the four of them around the silver flecked laminex table in Tripod’s clubhouse for a serious head scratch about a show.

Now, the time has finally come – next January at the Arts Centre, Perfect Tripod will deliver a veritable zodiac of Australian music. Star signs you should expect include – the Crawl, the Chisel, the Budgie, the Voice and some new constellations in the Aussie songwriting firmament which may surprise you.

ARIA Award winning Tripod’s decades of inventive harmony and Helpmann Award winning Eddie Perfect’s peerless skill as a composer and interpreter combine to make Perfect Tripod: Australian Songs a beautiful show packed with breathtaking singing, delivered with the sort of playful confidence that can only come with a serious combination of skills and experience on the stage. Don’t miss this rare opportunity.

DATES: Friday 18 & Saturday 19 January 2013
VENUE: Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
BOOKINGS: 1300 182 183

Tickets on sale now. TICKETS
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