Pollyanna

Pollyanna, a four-piece New Jersey band consisting of power-pop, loud rock, bubble grunge, and punk influences consists of lead singer and guitarist Jill Beckett, drummer Daniel McCool, bassist Brandon Bolton, and guitarist Jack Rose. Their name directly derives from the dictionary definition, “to be unreasonably or illogically optimistic” - perfectly describing front-person Jill Becket’s ‘stuck in 2017’ incredibly optimistic attitude. After meeting in the first grade, Dan and Jill started the band at just 13 years old, eager to create and play music that would reach audiences beyond the confines of Jill’s open garage doors. Brandon made them a trio in early 2019, bringing '90s femme punk influence to the group. At the start of 2021, Jack completed the band’s lineup, adding his elemental stabby guitars and love for shoegaze and metal into the mix. After completing almost 5 tours around the east coast and the midwest, Pollyanna has won over a following in the New Jersey music scene along with cities in the tri-state and beyond. They plan on growing as far as possible and leaving a unique mark in the music industry.

Past Shows


Feb
13
th
2024
Fine Line
Feb
13
th
2024
Fine Line

Plain White T’s

with Pollyanna
Nov
5
th
2023
7th St Entry
Nov
5
th
2023
7th St Entry

Honey Revenge

with Pollyanna and Colorblind
May
13
th
2023
7th St Entry
May
13
th
2023
7th St Entry

Brick + Mortar

with Jhariah and Pollyanna

More Shows

May
1
st
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Jamie Miller

with Michael Gerow
Oct
4
th
First Avenue

OMD

with Walt Disco
May
4
th
First Avenue

Gear Daddies

Jun
29
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Little Feat

with Duane Betts & Palmetto Motel