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Back in 1996, Tripod was a cover band kicking around the Melbourne pub scene, belting out eccentric renditions of Elvis Costello, Queen and Beach Boys songs.

Funnier than your average musical act, more musical than your average comedy act and way nerdier than just about any other type of act – the band, comprising Scod (Scott Edgar), Yon (Simon Hall) and Gatesy (Steven Gates) defied categorisation.

The three carved out their own niche through regular segments on Triple J, blazing a weird, wonky trail in musical comedy. They’ve come along way since then – touring nationally and internationally and scooping up accolades at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and ARIA awards. Most recently, they’ve teamed up with Andrew Pogson to present their Perfectly Good Podcast, a series of songs, stories and recordings from live performances.

This year, Tripod turns 20 and Andrew Pogson will host them at a very special and hilarious Wheeler Centre celebration. Join us for a live recording of the Perfectly Good Podcast, and an evening of music, reminiscence and thoroughly weird birthday banter.



Tripod is a musical comedy trio, absorbing a broad range of performance styles into their armoury of parody, satire and improvisation. Their latest studio album is Men of Substance, and in early 2013, they starred in the title role of The Dragon (Malthouse Theatre). The group toured Men of Substance... Read more

Andrew Pogson

Andrew Pogson has been working in the music industry for over 20 years, ten of those with orchestras – it has only made him stronger. At present he works for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and produces the orchestra’s special events. Previous projects have included shows with artists inclu... Read more


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