Newcastle-based contemporary acoustic folk trio Tripple Effect comprises sisters Carrie and Lynden Jacobi, and Len McCarthy, who perform songs about current social and environmental issues, as well as songs that speak to the heart.
Much of their material draws on their backgrounds in social, environmental, and political activism, exploring both serious issues and the lighter side of life.
Their first public performance together was in May 2018, singing their song about the Uluru Statement From the Heart at the Sydney event marking the Statement’s first anniversary.
Since then, they’ve performed their expanding repertoire of mostly original songs at various festivals (including the National Folk Festival, St Albans Folk Festival, Dungog Music Festival, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, and Sessionfest); at Newcastle venues (including the Newcastle Folk Club, the Conservatorium of Music, The Regal, Shenanigans, the Croatian Club, and Queen’s Wharf); and at house and online concerts around the NSW Hunter Valley.
Their song about the Uluru Statement – Straight From the Heart (the Makarrata Song) - went on to win the prestigious Alistair Hulett Memorial Fund’s 2020 national Songs for Social Justice Award.
They see music as a way of bringing people together, rousing them to action, soothing them to contemplation, or just giving them a laugh. All multi-instrumentalists, their music features guitar, ukulele, banjo, bodhran, recorder and vocals.