The name Trellis came from working on the Emmy Award winning series
Smack The Pony from 1999-2003. Each show featured a pop song performed by the cast. One week the writers came up with lyrics for a song called Cold Inside and the style was to be a send up of bands like Oasis, Keane, The Verve etc: a lot of bands in the late 1990s wrote some pretty dreary songs and insisted on wearing heavy winter coats at all times. The song turned out pretty close to 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me?' by Travis and... Trellis was born. The name stuck and was used as an alias on some subsequent shows including Green Wing.