Dublin, County Dublin
Jody Trehy is an Irish soul poet in the tradition that produced Van Morrison and Paul Brady but with an added flavour of European theatre that hints at Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Brel … a talent who has much more to offer…’ Herald, Scotland
‘Cracking good songs in the style of Brecht, Bowie, Bernelle and Brel’ Irish Times
‘Great songs… lovely Celtic, biting satire…’ Janice Forsyth Show, BBC Scotland
Jody Trehy has been writing and performing inimitable folk-rock songs in Ireland and the UK for the past few years. A performer of singular wit and style, he brings an unconventional and dramatic voice to the singer-songwriter scene, blending a dynamic mix of musical and theatrical styles in tune with poetic lyrics, infectious, soulful melodies and socially engaging subject matter,
In Aug. 2015 he played at the Edinburgh Fringe receiving an array of rave reviews and was shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence for his show Involuntary Noises, the songs of Jody Trehy. He has also spent much of the year touring Ireland with a sublime outfit of international musicians to coincide with the release of his new album: Involuntary Noises, including the Brighton Fringe, June 2016, and will perform at the NCH and Spirit Store in the autumn.
On record Jody has produced two well received EPs: Secret Rose and Presence and one full album: Promise. In 2009, he was commissioned to write songs for the Irish hit comedy: Macbecks, which ran in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin and Cork Opera House. He has also written a musical satire: Eejit Of Love, which was produced and broadcast by RTE in 2012/2013 and ran to considerable critical acclaim in Edinburgh Fringe. 2016/17 will see him showcasing a new musical based on an old film entitled: The Boy With Green Hair.