Tripod is an Australian musical comedy act, specialising in improv, parody and satire. As its name suggests, the band is a trio; it 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, usually performing these songs with only the aid of Scod (and, at times, Gatesy) playing acoustic guitar.
At times they feature humorous sounds, such as Yon and his Flute from the Open Slather album, but their particular brand of humour stems from the lyrics of their songs and the comedic timing, often including the three men bickering on stage. The lyrics are often satirical or off-beat, and topics have included movie-style martial arts, stalking, interesting Shakespearean-era words, and counterterrorism.