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GrandEvolution (band) is an alternative rock band formed by Sarah Kollett and Scott Kenyon in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2001. The band is a collection of diverse personalities that make no attempt to hide their rock and alternative influences. With their unabashed raw energy and edgy sound, GrandEvolution is often compared to The Pixies and Nirvana. They continue to evolve and pay their dues by rocking out in the local music scene whenever the opportunity arises and are noticeably earning recognition amongst listeners and critics with their authentic, honest sound that’s heavily influenced by 90’s alt-rock music.[1]

While the band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations over the years, the current line-up consists of Kollet on vocals and guitar, Kenyon on drums, Jeremy Carnrike on guitars and harmonies, and Zak Keene on bass.

In 2006, GrandEvolution released their debut album, If You Only Knew, which received airplay nationwide on college radio, landing the band on the CMJ charts.[2] With the release of this recording, they started playing numerous shows throughout the Northeast, sharing the stage with artists like Kay Hanley of Letters to Cleo, Vast, Must, and Soul Asylum. To date, they have logged over 400 shows.

In April 2008, GrandEvolution released their second full-length album All We Have Is Now.The 14-song recording was self-produced and loaded with melodic and guitar driven rock tunes that showcase Kollett’s songwriting ability, backed by a tight band. Several songs on the radio received airplay on WHJY, a commercial radio station in Providence, Rhode Island, owned by Clear Channel that broadcasts at 94.1 MHz.[3] The CD received rave reviews from Pulse Magazine, a lifestyle and entertainment magazine for Central Massachusetts, [4] and Motif Magazine, a bi-weekly arts, entertainment and music publication distributed throughout Rhode Island. [5]

For the entirety of 2009, GrandEvolution was in the studio working on their third recording, The Recovery. The album will be released on September 14, 2010, with a national tour of the United States to follow.[6]

In June 2010, the band was featured as the cover story in the print edition of Limelight Magazine, a quarterly music magazine that is distributed throughout New England at music related venues and retail stores [7]

Throughout their career, the band has also received numerous awards. At the 2009 TurtleBoy Awards, they took home the award for “Best Indy/Alt Band,” and in the same year, Kollett won the award for “Female Vocalist of the Year” in a readers' poll in Limelight Magazine. She also won "Sexiest Female Musician" for the Pulse Magazine Awards show in April 2010.[8]


  1. ^ Botelho, Jessica. "The Recovery Leads to a Grand Plan, Limelight Magazine, Summer 2010, pages 8 & 10.
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  4. ^ Zadadski, Allison. "Up and Comers Graduate: GrandEvolution," Pulse Magazine, February 2009.
  5. ^ DiMuccia, Don. "Review: All We Have Is Now," Motif Magazine, May 16, 2008.
  6. ^ Botelho, Jessica. "The Recovery Leads to a Grand Plan, Limelight Magazine, Summer 2010, pages 8 & 10.
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  8. ^ Hanson, Eric. "Sarah Kollett (Sexiest Female Musician)," Pulse Magazine, May 10, 2010.

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