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 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,
Recently he played at the Edinburgh Fringe and Brighton Fringe festivals receiving an array of rave reviews and was shortlisted for the Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence for his show Involuntary Noises.
On record Jody has produced two well received EPs: Secret Rose and Presence and two full albums: Promise and Involuntary Noises. In 2009, he was commissioned by the Riverdance producers 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, produced and broadcast by RTE in 2012/2013 which also ran to considerable critical acclaim at the Edinburgh and Dublin Fringe festivals. For the last couple of years, in between solo acoustic spots, he has been writing a new musical based on an old anti-war film entitled: The Boy With Green Hair, in association with RKO Stage, New York.