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There are at least five artists with the name Tripod:

1. An Australian comedy band (active from 1997 to present)
2. A Norwegian grunge/stoner rock band (active from 2002 to present)
3. A Serbian easy listening / pop band (active from 2007 to 2009)
4. A US prog rock band (active from 1998 to 2007)
5. A French metal / hardcore band (active from 2001 to 2005)

1. Tripod is an Australian musical comedy trio formed in 1997, specialising in improv, parody and satire. The band comprises Scod (Scott Edgar), Yon (Simon Hall) and Gatesy (Steven Gates). The trio cover a wide variety of performance styles, from soft ballads to hard rock, performing these songs with only the aid of Scod (and, at times, Gatesy) playing acoustic guitar.

Prolific recording artists, Tripod have released ten full-length albums and four DVDs. In 2005, Tripod received the Best Comedy Release ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Award for their album Middleborough Rd.

Their most recent album is Men of Substance, released in February 2013.

They’re well known for their ‘Song In An Hour’ challenges on Australian radio station Triple J. Once a week they appeared on the morning show with Wil Anderson and Adam Spencer and were given a list of ‘ingredients’ from the listeners. They would then have only an hour to write a song containing all those ingredients.

Fun Fact: Tripod were immortalised by being name-checked in the Star Wars novel Force Heretic II.

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2. Tripod formed in 2002, and have released two albums: Nevermind This Black Album (2008) and Four Coins (2012). A third album is to be released 2014 after recording during the summer of 2013.

The band is comprised of Knut Arne Lillestøl (vocals), Stein-Inge Øien (guitars/backing vocals), Espen Bjørnholt (bass), Åge Solheim (drums), Jørgen Sporsheim Berg (Guitar).

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3. Trip.od describes their music as Healing / Easy Listening / Melodramatic Pop. Formed in Belgrade by three producers (Filip Dragovic, Dino Dragovic and Marija Kovachina) in 2007, Trip.od had one goal - to bring back the old school sound.

With influences from Konflict, Stakka & Skynet to Teebee, the heavy rolling, but funky neuro sound is what Trip.od wants to bring back, in an age of jumpup wobble and musicality.


4. A rock band without guitars or keyboards, the US-based TriPod formed in 1998 and broke up after their 2007 international tour.

TriPod was comprised of three New York musicians: Clint Bahr (12-string bass, Chapman Stick, Taurus pedals, Theremin, vocals), Keith Gurland (alto and tenor sax, flute, clarinet, panpipes, pedals, vocals) and Steve Romano (acoustic and electric drums and percussion).

Using non-traditional instruments in the melodic line (bass, brass, theremin & woodwinds), the band was classified as Fusion, Jazz, Canterbury, World Music, Prog, Alternative, RIO, and Avant Garde; yet simply classified itself a rock band.

TriPod performed only original music and included improvs in stage performances and on CDs.

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5. Formed in Marseille, the group of David on drums, Oliver on guitar, Daniel on bass and vocals and K Lee on vocals released three albums (Ball 2001, Data Error 2003, Deviance 2005).


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