The Jolly What! is an indie rock band from Delaware, formed in 2007, most known for inventing the genre, Boogie Board Rock.
Led by Mark Degz, the band completed its first two albums Life Is My Favorite Sport and So, You Wanna Be A Quitter? (between 2009 and 2011), with limited, US-only distribution at-first. The band's surfy, 2011 single, "Topanga", struck a chord with Boy Meets World fans across the world and earned the band its first US tour playing the World Famous Whisky A Go Go in 2011 in California. The band was subsequently featured on the television series "Selling LA".
The Jolly What! released its third studio album, Surviving The Supervolcano, in December 2013. This project was mixed and mastered by Philly Recording legend, Mike Tarsia (Engineered David Bowie's hit Young Americans.) and Mike Tate. The album's lead single, "Girl Of My Dreams", was nominated for a Homey Award for best alternative song by 93.7 WSTW FM. In 2014, The Jolly What! composed an award winning radio jingle for Keenan Auto Body Inc., which was featured on every Philadelphia Eagles 94.1 WIP radio broadcast during that NFL season.
In 2015, The Jolly What! was honored to be chosen as a finalist in the Out n' About Magazine Musikarmageddon contest, while TJW! co-founder Brian Lafferty, experienced main stage success at the critically acclaimed Big Barrel summer country music festival, with heaving hitting stars like The Born Sisters, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Meryl Haggard, and Miranda Lambert.
The band's long awaited fourth studio album, Wrangler County Showdown, is expected in 2017.