Tripod is a strange beast. On the one hand they tour the world standing in a line singing unrelated funny songs on a stage: concert mode. On the other hand they focus their various talents toward a tourable ‘production’, of sorts, combining theatre, improvisation and music to create something…well, different. On the third hand they make albums and TV. Below is a list of shows, from newest to oldest, spanning Tripod’s long and illustrious career.
This Gaming Life – 2015
Tripod, award-winning composer Austin Wintory and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s love letter to gamers and all who put up with them. More information here.
Perfect Tripod – 2014
Tripod are joined by Aussie showbiz legend, Eddie Perfect, to form an a capella super group that toured around Australia belting out a swag of Australian songs. It was bloody Aussie-as. See all the video content here.
Men of Substance – 2013
Tripod return to cabaret mode as they come to terms with adult life. Can you balance grown-up responsibilities whilst getting paid to act like a child? You bet. The show coincided with the release of Tripod’s latest studio album of the same name.
Tripod vs The Dragon – 2010-12
Tripod’s most ambitious theatre production to date. Directed by Neill Gladwin and joined onstage by the incredible Elana Stone, Tripod create the largest world possible, exploiting the simplest of props, to tell an epic musical adventure inspired by Scod’s love of Dungeons and Dragons(tm). An Edinburgh Fringe season and even a Poland debut followed. See a preview here.
Idioclips – MICF 2009
Tripod encourage young film makers to create music videos that are to be screened whilst the boys perform the songs live. Winners were decided by the audience. So fun. See a playlist of them here.
TRIPOD – 2008
How To Train an Attack Dog From Scratch – MICF 2007
Tripod go against fan expectations to tell the long and sometimes sordid story of famous comedy songs and those who sang them. Over-researched and completely unnecessary, this made-up history lecture proved to be the show nobody asked for but still talk about to his day. See Yon’s Ted and Wilma Powerpoint presentation here.
Tripod Are Self Saucing – 2006
Lady Robots v1.1 – 2005
The boys revive and re-stage their science fiction Opus. The show was never recorded but remains one of Tripod’s favourite shows.
Tripod! – 2004
Tripod Are Tripod – 2003
The boys go back to their roots, playing whatever they want, drawing from seven years of material.
Lady Robots – 2002
The boys tread the boards again with a musical Space Opera like no other. Alan Brough returns to direct and co-write. SMH review here.
Tripod Tell the Tale of Tosswinkle the Pirate (not very well) – 2001
Tripod become theatre darlings staging a short pirate story but taking 70 minutes to tell it. Directed by Alan Brough. Watch Tosswinkle’s main theme here
Youʼre Whole Operation Stinks – 2000
Thriller – MICF – Edinburgh Fringe – 1999
Tripod are Handsome – MICF – Edinburgh Fringe – 1998
Welcome To My Wonderwall – 1997
Tripod go from strange pub oddity to fully-fledged comedy band and for the first four years of Comedy Festivals combine sketches, songs, musical mash-ups and whatever else they find amusing to an occasionally bewildered but loyal audience.