Bio

Hip-hop rhymes : Soul feel : Island styles

MC Trey (Thelma Thomas) has over 20 year’s experience as a hip-hop/ soul artist, with nominations for the ARIA, Urban Music, 3D and Jack Music Awards.

She has performed locally and internationally, offering a unique style of melodic and insightful rhymes and delivery about life, love and her experiences.

Lyric-writing began in Fiji at primary school, while listening to reggae, island music and whatever was on the radio. She was introduced to hip-hop through movies like ‘Krush Groove’ and music videos by ‘Rock Steady Crew,’ but wasn’t propelled to rap her own words over beats until the early 90’s.

MC Trey’s Fijian / Samoan heritage and father’s gospel singing helped inspire and mould her musical abilities.

‘Music is an important part of who I am. Through my music I also aim to inspire and motivate others’ MC Trey.

 On stage: MC Trey has entertained crowds around Australia, NZ, Fiji, USA, UK & Japan including, Oceania Festival,Sydney Writers’ Festival, Sydney Festival, East London West Sydney Theatre Show, 4Elements hip-hop festival, TRAPS Night Club, Onyx bar, East London West Sydney, Spirit Festival, Platform 1 Hip Hop festival, Slum Village, Big Day Out tours, Pyramid Rock Festival, Multicultural Festival, Pacific Unity Festival, Pasifika Festival, The Basement, Homebake Festival, Newtown Festival, Vibes on a Summers Day tour, Waitangi Festival, St.Kilda Festival.

She has supported and performed onstage alongside musical heavy-weights such as: LUPE FIASCO, COMMON, RZA, XZIBIT, JURASSIC5, THE FUGEES, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, RUN DMC, MICHAEL FRANTI, THE ROOTS, BLACKSTAR, BLACKALICIOUS, COMPANY FLOW, CHE-FU, KING KAPISI, The ALKOHOLIKS, SCRIBE AS WELL AS DJS ROC RAIDIA, CASH MONEY, SHADOW, Q-BERT, HILLTOP HOODS, SIA AND MORE.

…Nominated as one of Sydney’s Top Ten Creatives…

MC Trey is currently working new music for 2020. Her last release ‘Getaway’ was produced by Melbourne producer Samuela in 2019.

‘I love telling stories through my music. It is a direct continuation of how my ancestor told stories back in the day and today, music is the medium I choose to continue this practice’ said MC Trey.

Previous releases include: Getaway feat. Savuto (Tapastry 2019), Daily (Tapastry 2017), Light (Tapastry 2013),  Duets CD (ICE/Grindin 2009), Foreign Heights CD (Grindin’/Central Station 2007), Tapastry Tunes CD (Tapastry Toons/Shock 2003), Creepin’ CD/vinyl single w/Fatt Dexx (TV1/Sony 2001), Daily Affirmations CD (Tapastry Tunes/Mother Tongues 2000), Universal Soldier 12″ (Tapastry Tunes/Mother Tongues 1999), Projectiles US tour tape (Tapastry Toons 1998), Projectiles demo CD & Tape w/DJBonez (Tapastry Toons 1996 & 1997).

She has also worked in Hip Hop Theatre with projects directed by Jonzi D (UK) at Carriageworks East London West Sydney, for Sydney Festival and The Bridge hip-hop play directed by Morganics. She has hosted music shows on Foxtel TV Network, Channel V and Red. An exciting collaboration with Maya Jupiter and DJ Nick Toth as hip-hop trio, Foreign Heights, earned them an ARIA nomination in 2007. The album featured Mystro (UK), Eternia (Canada), with production by Pmoney (NZ), Mr. Zux & Kut Master Kurt (USA).

Off mic, MC Trey runs her creative business, Tapastry which provides avenues for arts and youth workshops, events coordination and creative projects working with the Australian Museum, Juvenile Justice, High schools and several community, Government and corporate clients. For more information check out her links below.

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FB:      MC.TREY.SYD           tapastrycreate@gmail.com         IG: @treythelma

…Nominated as one of Sydney’s Top Ten Creatives…

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https://treymusic.wordpress.com/ FB: MC.TREY.SYD treymuzik@gmail.com @treymuzik

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