LATEST FANTASTIC BEASTS NEWS
Wizard Rock

Wizard Rock

Wizard rock (often abbreviated as wrock) is a genre of music that began in the early 2000s in the United States but has since gained worldwide popularity within the Harry Potter fandom. The genre focuses on music exclusively pertaining to the Harry Potter univerrse, written and preformed by bands who often take on the personas of particular Harry Potter characters.

The credit for the first ever wizard rock song is often given to a pop-punk band from Los Angeles called the Switchblade Kittens. The song, titled “Ode to Harry,” was released in 2000 and was written from the perspective of Ginny Weasley. The first ever wizard rock band, however, was the Massachusetts-based Harry and the Potters, which began in 2002. The brother duo of Joe and Paul DeGeorge take on the persona of Harry, singing songs from his perspective. The creation of Harry and the Potters sparked the idea that bands could center on a specific character, and soon more bands began to form, such as Draco and the Malfoys and the Whomping Willows. Not all wizard rock bands center on one character; bands such as the Ministry of Magic and the Butterbeer Experience write songs regarding topics within the Potter universe in general.

The genre of wizard rock embraces self-production, and bands use social media to promote their music and performances. Wrock bands tend to perform at local libraries, small music venues, and fan conventions. Character-themed wrock bands cosplay their characters on stage, wearing costumes appropriate to their chosen Harry Potter characters. Many wrock bands from the early 2000s have stopped making music, but several, such as Harry and the Potters, are still going strong. Self-produced musicians continue to write Harry Potter-themed songs, such as Hank Green and Lauren Fairweather,  even though they are not full-fledged wizard rock bands. Below you will find an alphabetical listing of many wizard rock bands and musicians, old and new.

Band in a Horcrux

Band in a Horcrux

  • Bio
  • Discography

What happens when two Hufflepuffs start a band? Magic! This jazzy, upbeat, alternative band puts a new spin on the wizard rock genre. Band in a Horcrux, comprised of Amanda Sprecher and Robert Scalici, created a genre of their own. Scalici’s style combination of jazz, country, folk, and blues adds a classy, romantic, catchy twist to the music of the wizarding world. The band has performed at wizard rock shows such as Avada Kedavrock! 2014 and Wizard Rock Night at the Sidewalk Cafe. Band in a Horcrux will take you away from the Muggle world and have you singing along to their magical hits!

The World Is Full of Magic (2014)

  1. Accio Sanity
  2. From the Bleachers
  3. I Broke My Wand…Again
  4. You’re My Golden Snitch
  5. My Jobberknoll Is Dead
  6. Sweet Treats
  7. My First Year
  8. Winter Break at Hogwarts
  9. Slytherin Love
  10. The World Is Full of Magic

Singles

  • P-P-P-Petrified
  • Dear Wizard Boy
  • The Yule Ball

The Blibbering Humdingers

The Blibbering Humdingers

  • Bio
  • Discography

The Blibbering Humdingers

The Blibbering Humdingers is a wizard rock band from Cary, North Carolina, comprised primarily of two band members, Scott and Kirsten Vaughan. They have been making music together since 1992 but started writing and performing wizard rock in 2007 after discovering Draco and the Malfoys and Harry and the Potters. The Blibbering Humdingers mostly perform at Harry Potter and other science fiction/fantasy conventions, including Portus, LeakyCon, Infinitus, MarsCon, DragonCon, and several others. The band also writes Renaissance-inspired songs, as well as songs about Doctor Who, Firefly, and nerd culture in general. Their music ranges in sound from minstrel songs, to ’50s doo-wop, to ’80s new wave, but consistently remains light-hearted and funny.

Official website

Raised by Nerds (2015)

  1. Raised by Nerds
  2. Hot Girl in the Comic Shop
  3. In My Merry Oldsmobile
  4. Sunshine
  5. Engine’s Make Me Hot (Kaylee’s Song)
  6. Key to Your Hearts (Gallifreyan Waltz)
  7. Fimbulvetr (2016 remix)
  8. O Captain! My Captain!
  9. Dark Mark in the Sky
  10. Let’s (Aim to) Misbehave
  11. Forever
  12. House Elf Party in the House of Black
  13. 99 Todesser (99 Death Eaters in Its “Original” German)

Free Awkward Hugs (2012)

  1. Awkward Hug
  2. Zip Me Up
  3. Werewolf’s Full Moon Lament (That Time of the Month)
  4. Hermione’s Beaded Bag
  5. Natural 20 (Album Remix)
  6. Voldemort Made Me Crap My Pants (Ultra Mega Mix)
  7. On My Way (By Snidget)
  8. Dobby Bang Your Head
  9. I Lose Myself (Live at Wrockstock 4)
  10. Lily’s Worst Memory – Orchestral Version (Gray Underpants)
  11. Love Song for Sirius Black (Dementor in Love)
  12. No Shame in Hufflepuff
  13. Hufflepuff Sandwich Wrap (Live at Wrockstock 4)
  14. Shoelace (Karaoke)
  15. Dobby, Bang Your Head (Karaoke)
  16. Dark Lord Sleeping on My Sofa (Karaoke)
  17. Nobody Expects the Blibbering Humdingers (Karaoke)
  18. Love Song for Sirius Black (Karaoke)
  19. Werewolf’s Lament (Karaoke)

Nobody Expects the Blibbering Humdingers (2010)

  1. Dark Lord Sleeping on My Sofa
  2. Nobody Expects the Blibbering Humdingers
  3. Call Me, Arthur
  4. Nargles Stole My Socks
  5. Waiting on the Other Side
  6. Quidditch Playing Witch
  7. I Must Not Tell Lies
  8. Aberforth’s Shofar
  9. Rolida
  10. I Shpeak Parshteltongue
  11. Shoelace
  12. Has Anybody Seen My Goyle?
  13. Hufflepuff Sandwich Wrap
  14. Shaklebolt
  15. Christmas Dinner at Spinner’s End
  16. Sleep, Voldie, Sleep

Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley

  • Bio
  • Discography

Diagon_alley_wizard_rock

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Diagon Alley is a wizard rock band with punk rock influences. Their members include Dan on guitar, Nigel on bass, Jaymo on drums, Jon on the electric violin and harmonica, and Savi on keys and bagpipes.

Bandcamp pageFacebook page

Pop Songs for Muggles (2010)

  1. Intro
  2. Padfoot’s Revenge
  3. Mundungus’s Howler
  4. Longbottom’s Rule
  5. Gringotts
  6. The Way
  7. Aurors
  8. Tom Riddle
  9. These Days
  10. The Leaky Cauldron
  11. So Far Away
  12. Glorious Day
  13. Diagon Alley
  14. Butterbeer and OWLs
  15. Quiet Night

Draco and the Malfoys

Draco and the Malfoys

  • Bio
  • Discography

Draco and the Malfoys

Draco and the Malfoys is a wizard rock band from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The band, composed of Brian Ross and Bradley Mehlenbacher, was founded in 2004 and performs under the persona of two brothers, Brian and Bradley Malfoy. Their songs are written from the “brothers’” perspective and have themes of villainy, conceit, and general Slytherin-ness. Draco and the Malfoys was originally conceived as a parody of Harry and the Potters, a band comprised of two real-life brothers who pose as older and younger versions of Harry and sing songs from the hero’s point of view. Draco and the Malfoys went on to release five albums and one EP and has collaborated on many wizard rock compilation albums.

Throughout the years, Draco and the Malfoys has remained active in the Harry Potter fandom, playing concerts at libraries, houses, and conventions such as LeakyCon, GeekyCon, Leviosa, and others. In 2011, the band announced that they would be playing their last concert at the Yule Ball in Cambridge, Massachusetts. However, the band reformed and released their fifth album, Cheat to Win, in 2014, five years after the release of their last album in 2009, Anthology of Slytherin Folk Songs, and is now back to performing and producing music.

Official website

Cheat to Win (2014)

  1. Give Me It Back (My Wand)
  2. I Like to Cry
  3. Who’s That Puffy Guy?
  4. Voldemort Arise
  5. I Know Every Spell
  6. That’s Not Cool
  7. Cheat to Win
  8. (I’m Givin’ You) All the Magic I’ve Got
  9. Nhna
  10. Hand of Glory
  11. B S
  12. Pépère Lucious

Anthology of Slytherin Folk Music (2009)

  1. Education Preparation
  2. I’ve Got a Weakness
  3. Slytherin Girl Crossing the Rhine
  4. Hermione
  5. My Dad Is Rich
  6. It’s a Slytherin World
  7. The Land Is My Land
  8. Out of Ideas
  9. 99 Death Eaters
  10. Potions Yesterday
  11. Hogwarts Express

It’s a Slytherin World (2009)

  1. We’re Slytherins!
  2. Scale It Back
  3. Thestrals in Heat
  4. Please, Rain…
  5. (I, I, I Wanna Go to) Durmstrang
  6. Scrape the Sun
  7. Messing with a Passed-Out Neville
  8. Out of Ideas
  9. The Secret to Ever-Lasting Life
  10. It’s a Slytherin World!

Party Like You’re Evil (2007)

  1. Party Like You’re Evil!
  2. Disembodied Head
  3. Slytherin Pride
  4. Dobby
  5. Knockturn Alley
  6. Mother, Stop Being Ridiculous
  7. They Say I’m a Bad Boy
  8. Hermione
  9. The Duel
  10. The Power of Love
  11. Shooting Fish in a Barrel
  12. We’re Freakin’ Awesome
  13. Potter Stinks!

Draco and the Malfoys (2006)

  1. Potions Yesterday
  2. My Dad Is Rich
  3. Pansy (You Are the Girl of My Dreams)
  4. I Couldn’t Kill Albus Dumbledore
  5. Your Family Is Poor
  6. Broomstick
  7. Why Won’t You Shake My Hand?
  8. Voldemort Is Awesome
  9. Tom Felton’s Kinda Hot
  10. 99 Death Eaters
  11. In Which I Kick Harry Potter in the Face
  12. Hippogriffs Deserve to Die

Hank Green

Hank Green

  • Bio
  • Discography

Hank Green

While Hank Green is not exclusively a wizard rock musician, he has written some of the most beloved wizard rock songs of all time. His first big hit, “Accio Deathly Hallows,” was released on YouTube in 2007 and now has over one million views. At the time the song was released, Hank and his brother John Green (author of several popular young adult books, including The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns) were in the midst of their “Brotherhood 2.0” YouTube project. The project lasted 365 days, during which the brothers only allowed themselves to communicate through YouTube videos, each brother posting a video on alternating days. After the success of “Accio Deathly Hallows,” Hank decided to write more music for their YouTube channel, and he has now released three studio albums, two live albums, one EP, and many singles, including wizard rock songs. The Vlogbrothers YouTube channel now has over two million subscribers, and Hank has gone on to produce many other successful channels and web series. In 2008, Hank co-founded DFTBA Records, a record label that focuses on musicians from YouTube, including several wizard rock musicians.

Hank Green has performed at fan conventions such as LeakyCon, GeekyCon, VidCon, and NerdCon (the latter two created by Hank himself) and has gone on several tours, sometimes teaming up with other wizard rock bands like Harry and the Potters. In 2014, Hank teamed up with friends to release an album under the band name Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers.

Official website

Hank Green and the Perfect Strangers

Incongruent (2014)

  1. I Fucking Love Science
  2. T-Shirt and Jeans
  3. Hug Scream
  4. Mother Pheasant Plucker
  5. Marilyn Hanson
  6. The Universe Is Weird
  7. Gangnam Style (Full English Translation)
  8. I’d Rather
  9. Oh J.K. Rowling
  10. Undigested Lump
  11. Favorite Pony
  12. Video Game Books
  13. Accio Deathly Hallows (Punk Version)
  14. Perfect Strangers
  15. I Love Science (Clean Version)
  16. I’d Rather (Clean Version)
  17. Undigested Lump (Clean Version)

Hank Green

Ellen Hardcastle (2011)

  1. Strange Charm
  2. This Is Not Harry Potter
  3. Shake-a-Booty
  4. Phineas Gage
  5. My Phone
  6. Brother from a Mother of a Last Name of Another Color
  7. What Would Captain Picard Do
  8. Fermi Paradox
  9. Farmville
  10. Makin’ Babies
  11. The Worst News of 2009
  12. Bad Day on Chat Roulette
  13. Brigid and Samantha
  14. Adult Female
  15. Amber Lamps

This Machine Pwns N00bs (2009)

  1. Dftba
  2. This Isn’t Hogwarts
  3. A Song About an Anglerfish
  4. I Know
  5. Mules Are So Half Ass
  6. Scuzzy Kizoozle Curl
  7. Protons and Neutrons
  8. Dead Boy’s Girlfriend
  9. Demolition Derby
  10. The Fathers of the Founding Fathers
  11. Ulcerative Colitis
  12. I’m Not Edward Cullen
  13. Crime Dramas Suck
  14. Jesus Gets Nothing for Christmas
  15. The Vegetables
  16. Nerdfighteria Island
  17. I Guess It All Makes Sense at the End

So Jokes (2009)

  1. Good Morning Nerdfighters
  2. Accio Deathly Hallows (Acoustic)
  3. Helen Hunt
  4. Edward Spoonhands
  5. I’m Gonna Kill You
  6. Luck of My Life
  7. Looking for Alaska
  8. It’s Too Hot
  9. Let’s Have a Chat (Talking)
  10. Accio Deathly Hallows
  11. Book Eight
  12. Nerdfighterlike
  13. Butte Montana
  14. Helena Montana
  15. Queen Ranavalona I
  16. Accio Deathly Hallows (Annotated)
  17. What Would Captain Picard Do?
  18. Obama Llama Song
  19. Willy’s Song
  20. People Who Love Giraffes
  21. Oh…Hi! (More Talking)
  22. A String Quartet (Helen Hunt)
  23. A String Quartet (Accio Deathly Hallows)

Harry and the Potters

Harry and the Potters

  • Bio
  • Discography

Harry and the Potters

Harry and the Potters is known for being the first ever wizard rock band and inspiring a generation of reader-musicians to write songs about their favorite book series. The band was founded in 2002 in Massachusetts by brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge. The brothers portray the personas of Harry Potter in Year 7 and Harry Potter in Year 4 and write songs from Harry’s perspective.

Since 2002, Harry and the Potters has released three studio albums, seven extended plays, and one compilation album. The duo founded the independent record label Eskimo Laboratories and starred in the documentary films We Are Wizards and Wizard Rockumentary. They also formed the Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club, an extended play syndicate that sent subscribers monthly wizard rock EPs from 2007 to 2009.

The band co-founded the charity organization the Harry Potter Alliance with Andrew Slack in 2005. The Harry Potter Alliance is an organization that seeks to improve the world through fan activism, their catchphrase being one of Harry and the Potters’ song lyrics, “the weapon we have is love.”

Harry and the Potters has gone on tours in many different countries, performing at venues from major fan conventions to people’s backyards. Wherever they go, Harry and the Potters brings huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm to every show.

Official website

Harry and the Potters and the Power of Love (2006)

  1. New Wizard Anthem
  2. Song for the Death Eaters
  3. Flesh, Blood, and Bone
  4. Save Ginny Weasley from Dean Thomas
  5. Felix Felicis
  6. Slug Club
  7. Smoochy Smoochy Pukey Pukey
  8. This Book Is So Awesome
  9. (Not Gonna Put on) The Monkey Suit
  10. We Save Ron’s Life Part 8
  11. Hermione’s Birds and Boys
  12. In Which Draco Malfoy Cries Like a Baby
  13. Dumbledore
  14. Phoenix Song

Voldemort Can’t Stop the Rock! (2004)

  1. Voldemort Can’t Stop the Rock!
  2. The Weasle
  3. The Missing Arm of Viktor Krum
  4. Fred and George
  5. Keeping Secrets from Me
  6. Cornelius Fudge Is an Ass
  7. Dumbledore’s Army
  8. These Dreams Are Dark
  9. Stick It to Delores
  10. S.P.E.W.
  11. The Human Hosepipe
  12. Luna Lovegood Is OK
  13. The Godfather Part II
  14. The Weapon

Harry and the Potters (2003)

  1. I Am a Wizard
  2. Platform 9 and ¾
  3. The Dark Lord Lament
  4. Fluffy
  5. Wizard Chess
  6. Problem Solving Skillz
  7. Back to School
  8. The Foil (Malfoy)
  9. Follow the Spiders
  10. Save Ginny Weasley
  11. 2 Weeks to Myself
  12. Gryffindor Rocks
  13. The Firebolt
  14. My Teacher Is a Werewolf
  15. The Godfather
  16. The Fourth Triwizard Champion
  17. The Yule Ball
  18. These Days Are Dark

Hawthorn & Holly

Hawthorn & Holly

  • Bio
  • Discography

Hawthorn and Holly

Hawthorn & Holly is a pop punk wizard rock band from Charlotte, North Carolina. Started in 2007, the band consists of Leah Schroeder and Christie Mowery on vocals, Eddie Mowery on guitars, and Dave Beaucar of Meriden, Connecticut, on bass. They also sing songs about Doctor Who and The Hunger Games. Hawthorn & Holly has played at venues such as Wrockstock and the New York Wrock Festival and at fan conventions such as StellarCon and MISTI-Con. According to the band’s Facebook page, “Hawthorn & Holly are the wands of Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter in the book, but in this band stand for the joining of light and dark to create music that appeals to the Slytherin in us all but also shows that nothing is greater than the power of friendship!”

Bandcamp page Facebook page

Christmas Magic (2012)

  1. I’m Dreaming of a Hogwarts Christmas
  2. I Want a Hot Wizard This Christmas
  3. A Snow Falls Soft
  4. All I Want Is a Hippogriff for Christmas
  5. Wizard Wrocking Christmas
  6. Christmas Magic

My Friends Are Wizards (2010)

  1. My Friends Are Wizards
  2. Oh, Child of Mine
  3. Knickerbocker Glory
  4. The Villainous Tale of Flesh, Blood, and Bone
  5. I Love Wizard Rock
  6. I Don’t Want My Dad to Go to Azkaban
  7. Marietta’s a Sneak
  8. One of These Days, Ron
  9. Time-Turner
  10. As the Sun Rises and the Smoke Clears
  11. Over and Won

Jinxed in the Head (2007)

  1. Intro
  2. Pansy, Please!
  3. Why, Dumbledore, Why
  4. La La Luna
  5. Love Will Get Us There
  6. Fizzing Whizbees Baby
  7. Intermission by a Gryffindor
  8. The Art of Parseltongue
  9. A Thing for Malfoy
  10. Polyjuice Potion
  11. Squib

Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills

Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills

  • Bio
  • Discography

Justin Finch-Fletchley

A native of Providence, Rhode Island and a veteran of the live performance music scene, singer/songwriter “Justin Finch-Fletchley” decided in 2006 to focus his music on the Harry Potter books. Both solo and with his band The Sugar Quills, Justin has self-released three full-length albums, two live albums, and one greatest hits EP of music written from the perspective of a classmate who witnessed most of the events experienced by Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Justin Finch-Fletchley combines wit and energy to bring wizard rock fans their dose of catchy sing-along acoustic rock music.

Bandcamp page

Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Half-Blood Pizza (2009)

  1. Back in the Day
  2. Potions, Dancing, Hexing, and Romancing
  3. Miss Bulstrode
  4. Hairy Heart
  5. Dance with You
  6. Pizza in the Hall
  7. Not Yet Quite Truly in Love
  8. Like I Lost You
  9. Decisions to Make
  10. Down with the Ministry

Pizzeria Hufflepoletana (2010)

  1. Honeydukes
  2. Expelliarmus
  3. Whompy Stole My Pillow
  4. Matchbox
  5. Umbridge is Dumbridge
  6. Krum!

Lauren Fairweather

Lauren Fairweather

  • Bio
  • Discography

Lauren Fairweather

Lauren Fairweather began wizard rocking as a member of The Moaning Myrtles, a wizard rock band that writes and performs music from the perspective of the character of the same name. She later began releasing solo albums, including several wizard rock albums. Lauren’s songs feature catchy melodies over acoustic guitar and ukulele and cover everything from Harry Potter to Firefly to real-life experiences.

In addition, Lauren has been a prominent YouTuber since co-founding FiveAwesomeGirls in January 2008. She now makes videos on her personal channel and has an Etsy shop where she sells handmade plushies and jewelry, some of which are Potter-inspired. In 2011, Lauren married Matt Maggiacomo, a wizard rocker famous for his band The Whomping Willows.

Official website

The Prince’s Tale (2011)

  1. Maybe
  2. It’s Real for Us
  3. Gone
  4. Freak
  5. This Is It
  6. Lose You
  7. Worst Memory
  8. Mudblood
  9. Keep Her Safe
  10. Harry

I’m Saying Nothing (2009)

  1. Black Santas
  2. Songwriting
  3. Screening Process
  4. Howler
  5. Art Class
  6. Masochist
  7. Before and After
  8. Dorks in a Box
  9. Outside World
  10. Everything I Have
  11. For Matt
  12. I’m Saying Nothing
  13. Guacamole Ukulele
  14. Nerdfighterlike (Ukulele Version)

Devil’s Snare (2008)

  1. I Want You To Whomp Me
  2. The Acid Quill
  3. Painfully Obvious
  4. Nerdfighterlike
  5. I’m Going to Hogwarts
  6. The Snog Song
  7. Please
  8. Too Many Arrows
  9. Engines Make Me Hot (Kaylee’s Song)
  10. Post Potter Depression
  11. I’m Rapping

The Lost Diadems

The Lost Diadems

  • Bio
  • Discography

The Lost Diadems

The Lost Diadems is a wizard rock band from near Liverpool, England, consisting of two nerdy girls: Ellie, a Slytherin who plays the guitar and sings, and Liv, a Gryffindor who also plays the guitar and sings. Their music is folky, with the occasional rap that slips in every so often.

Last.fm pageMyspace page

Get Lost! (2009)

  1. You Left Me
  2. Trelawney’s Star
  3. The Wizard Within
  4. Eyes To Die For
  5. One Day
  6. Accio Magic
  7. The Other Half of Me

Ministry of Magic

Ministry of Magic

  • Bio
  • Discography

Ministry of Magic

Ministry of Magic was created in 2007 as a collaboration between Luke Conard, Jason Munday, and Aaron Nordyke. Later, Mark Jennings and Ryan Seiler joined the popular pop-rock group, who calls its blended genre of music “wizardtronic.” The band released two albums, one EP, and one LP under Indytronic Records until that label’s dissolution. Their last albums, Magic is Might and Songs from Gringott’s Vault, were released independently, and their music has also appeared on several wizard rock compilation albums. They have collaborated with other wizard rockers, including The Remus Lupins, The Parselmouths, and The Moaning Myrtles and have toured far and wide, performing at fan conventions and smaller venues alike.

Facebook pageLast.fm page

Songs from Gringott’s Vault (2011)

  1. Don’t Leave
  2. Accio Love
  3. The Bravest Man I Ever Knew
  4. Gryffindor Rally Cry
  5. House Song
  6. Goodbye Privet Drive
  7. Call to Arms
  8. Snape Vs Snape
  9. Lovegood
  10. This Town
  11. The Lightning Struck Tower
  12. Marauder’s Map
  13. My Baby
  14. Ascendio
  15. I May Lose Everything
  16. More than Enough

Magic is Might (2010)

  1. The Hero, Pt. 2
  2. My Baby
  3. The Curse
  4. Lily
  5. Don’t Leave
  6. This Town
  7. House Song
  8. The Ministry Has Fallen
  9. Time Turner
  10. Harry Potter Is Dead
  11. The Last Enemy Defeated Is Death
  12. On the Other Side

Onward and Upward (2009)

  1. Call to Arms
  2. Gryffindor Rally Cry
  3. The Lightning Struck Tower
  4. Catalyst for Love
  5. I May Lose Everything
  6. Only Power Remains
  7. Battle of Hogwarts
  8. The Longbottom Legacy
  9. Seven Shadows
  10. Evanesco Dobby
  11. Prelude
  12. Into the Night

Goodbye Privet Drive (2008)

  1. Dance Time
  2. Goodbye Privet Drive
  3. The Bravest Man I Ever Knew
  4. Forever Together
  5. Lovegood
  6. Old Enough To Die
  7. The Ministry of Magic
  8. Potions Yesterday
  9. Sonorous Love
  10. However Far Away
  11. Orchideous Symphony
  12. Falling Sidecar
  13. A Phoenix Lament
  14. Epilogue

The Triwizard Lp (2008)

  1. The Hero
  2. Accio Love
  3. Snape Vs Snape
  4. Ascendio
  5. Meet Me On Diagon Alley
  6. Escape from Azkaban
  7. Masterpiece Theatre
  8. Pensieve Diggory
  9. Marauder’s Map
  10. The Villain
  11. I Heart Weasleys
  12. Page 784
  13. This Book Is so Awesome

The Parselmouths

The Parselmouths

  • Bio
  • Discography

The Parselmouths was started in Seattle, Washington in 2004 by Kristina Horner and Brittany Vahlberg and was later joined by Eia Waltzer and Nick Horner, Kristina’s brother. The Parselmouths write songs from the perspective of two original characters, Slytherin girls who get bad grades, are ignored by Harry Potter, and are definitely not into the whole Death Eater business. The band began playing live shows in 2006 at bookstores, coffee shops, libraries, and other small venues, then later at large fan conventions like LeakyCon. The Parselmouths released three full-length albums, one EP, and one limited edition sampler, and the band’s songs have been featured on many wizard rock compilation albums. The Parselmouths stopped performing in 2010, but are still beloved as one of the most popular wizard rock bands.

Official website

Spattergroit (2009)

  1. Spattergroit
  2. Being a Veela Is Easy
  3. Dear Harry
  4. Please Harry
  5. I’m So Bored
  6. Luna’s Paintings
  7. Durmstrang Boy
  8. The In Between
  9. The Day I Met a Snake
  10. Ssss Sss Ssss

Pretty in Pink (and Green) (2008)

  1. We Let a Gryffindor in the Band
  2. Freaking Ask Me to the Yule Ball
  3. Heartbreaker
  4. What Kind of Name Is Hermione?
  5. Black Family Anthem
  6. We Belong Together
  7. My Obsession
  8. Voldemort Fangirl
  9. This Is Never Going to End
  10. The Parselmouths’ Fun Song

Sssss (2006)

  1. Hey Guys
  2. The Parselmouths Say Hello
  3. Being in Slytherin Is Not Half Bad
  4. Eat Slugs
  5. Kicking House-Elves
  6. Daddy’s Tattoo
  7. Life’s Unfair
  8. Two Classes
  9. Let’s Get Hagrid Fired
  10. What Kind of Name Is Hermione?
  11. Shut Down SPEW
  12. When You’re a Parselmouth
  13. I’ve Been Dead for Fifty Years
  14. Hermione (Acoustic)

The Remus Lupins

The Remus Lupins

  • Bio
  • Discography

Alex Carpenter

The Remus Lupins is a wizard rock band from California whose name refers to the famous werewolf, Marauder, and Defense Against the Dark Arts professor. Despite the name, the band’s songs are not exclusively written from Remus Lupin’s perspective. The band was started in 2005 and was comprised of Alex Carpenter, Toby Karlin, Tyler Nicholas, and Brandon Nicholas. The Remus Lupins played their last concert at LeakyCon 2011, after which lead singer Alex Carpenter continued wizard rocking as a solo artist. The band’s music is still available for purchase online, as is Alex’s solo music. After the Remus Lupins split, Alex continued to write songs, not only about Harry Potter but also about other popular series such as Doctor Who and The Hunger Games. Alex also took his talents to YouTube, gaining a large number of subscribers through his music videos and daily vlogs.

Official website

The Rest Is Silence (2009)

  1. Lovely Lilly
  2. Precious Days
  3. Don’t Duel
  4. Loose Lips
  5. Marauders Worst Memory
  6. Perfect for Each Other
  7. Imprisoned Lightning
  8. At Hogwarts
  9. The Wedding
  10. Tomorrow Starts Tonight
  11. Artwork at Malfoy Manor
  12. Fortune’s Fool
  13. Revolution Is Now
  14. Just Love (War Is Over)
  15. Graduation Day
  16. The Rest Is Silence

Nevermind the Furthermore (2008)

  1. Music Is Magic
  2. Weasley Clock
  3. Seven Potters
  4. Hey Whompy
  5. What’s Coming Will Come
  6. Bezoar Pills
  7. Oh Dear, My Dear
  8. Marauders Forever
  9. Gotten Into
  10. Skipping Class
  11. Home
  12. Teddy and Victoire
  13. Apwbd
  14. Wake Up and Dance With Me
  15. Everything Is Going to Be All Right
  16. Lullaby
  17. The End
  18. Platform (Secret Track)

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (2007)

  1. Wizard Rock Twist
  2. The Weasleys
  3. Young Sirius Black’s Flying Motorcycle
  4. By Your Side
  5. Don’t Fear the Word
  6. Alone on Valentine’s Day
  7. The Order
  8. Teenage Werewolf
  9. Fate of Severus Snape
  10. Proud
  11. Wizarding World at War
  12. Final Breath
  13. Maybe Tomorrow
  14. Beyond the Veil
  15. Rita Skeeter
  16. Give Up the Ghost
  17. For All the Hufflepuffs
  18. The Victory Party
  19. The Marauder’s  Map

Spells from a Broken Wand (2006)

  1. Interlude: Enervate
  2. Wizard Rock
  3. The Ballad of Neville and Luna
  4. Have You Seen This Wizard?
  5. Ravenclaw Seeker
  6. Burn Your Prefect Badge
  7. Snape
  8. Remember Cedric Diggory
  9. Inderlude: Accio Love
  10. By the Fire
  11. Loosen Your Tie
  12. Fell into My Arms
  13. Room of Requirement
  14. Interlude: Expecto Patronum
  15. Whose Side Are You On?
  16. Looking for Trouble
  17. Doomed to Meet

Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons

Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons

  • Bio
  • Discography

Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons

Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons is comprised of Amy Snow O’Connell, a classically trained soprano from Cork, Ireland. Unlike many other bands who take their name from an individual character, she does not focus on any single person or theme, but rather composes songs about all aspects of Harry Potter universe.

Even before Amy had played her first show, she was heavily into wrock and had started a podcast with fellow fan, Jamie Walker, about wizard rock titled WZRD: Your Wizard Rock Station. The first episode was released in March 2006 and featured Alex Carpenter of The Remus Lupins.

Romilda Vane’s first live performance was in October 2007 and shortly after, she released her first album, Hogwarts: A Mystery. In 2008, Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons became the first European wizard rock act to tour in the United States, joined on tour by many famous US wrock bands. She has played at LeakyCon, Terminus, and other fan conventions and her music has appeared on several major wizard rock compilation albums. In 2009 and 2010, Amy performed and organized successful wizard rock shows and festivals in the UK, the Snow Ball in Edinburgh and Wizard Rock at Cork. In 2013, Amy released a new album under her own name rather than Romilda’s, which included songs about Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Sherlock.

Bandcamp pageLast.fm page

Amy Snow

Just a Note (2013)

  1. More Than Just My Name
  2. Listen
  3. Miss Martha
  4. Lullaby (by The Remus Lupins)
  5. The Girl in the Fireplace
  6. Promises
  7. I.O.U.
  8. The Oncoming Storm
  9. A Note
  10. Fat Lady

Romilda Vane and the Chocolate Cauldrons

Hogwarts: A Mystery (2007)

  1. Frozen
  2. Chez Fleur
  3. Let Him Be
  4. Nothing Real
  5. Romilda’s Song (Move On)
  6. Hide Your Face
  7. Don’t Call Me Dumbly
  8. Battle Song for a House Elf
  9. Myrtle*Romilda
  10. Ghosts
  11. Believe
  12. Godric’s Hollow
  13. Hogwarts: A Mystery
  14. Ginny’s Song (I’ll Wait for Christmas Day)

Seen and Unforeseen

Seen and Unforeseen

  • Bio
  • Discography

Seen and Unforeseen

Eva Stormzand is the artist who started Seen and Unforeseen. Yet she wrote her first wrock songs back in 2009 for the band Ginny and Luna, which she started with her best friend Audrey. In 2010, Eva decided to try doing wizard rock on her own, and after being featured in Jingle Spells 4, the success she met with allowed her to go on with Seen and Unforeseen. This is how she came out with her first album and joined the Expecto Patronum Tour along with The Whomping Willows and Lauren Fairweather. Seen and Unforeseen was later joined by Holly Bernt in 2013.

Bandcamp page

Worth Fighting For (2012)

  1. Meanwhile
  2. Accompany Me
  3. Her Again
  4. Jacob’s Ladder
  5. The Kiss
  6. The Wolfman
  7. Garden
  8. Don’t Let the Moon
  9. Pep-Talk for Harry
  10. Worth Fighting For

Siriusly Hazza P

Siriusly Hazza P

  • Bio
  • Discography

Siriusly Hazza P

Formed in 2007, Siriusly Hazza P are from the UK and are comprised of Laura Crow and Cathrin Cowdrey. The band is known for its songs about the wizarding world that have a jazzy, 1940s feel. Laura plays piano, and Cathrin plays bass in the band, and both provide vocals. Siriusly Hazza P has played at venues across the UK and Europe, and appeared at LeakyCon London in 2013. Their performances are known for being enthusiastic and stylish.

Official website

Siriusly Hazza P (2013)

  1. Why’d I Do It?
  2. Malfoy is a Jerk
  3. Toujours Pur
  4. The Mirror
  5. Grawp
  6. In too Deep
  7. Pipes
  8. Witchface
  9. Harry Turtle
  10. Love Song for the Marauders
  11. Nagini (Techno Remix)
  12. The Ballad of John Simons

Charming! (2009)

  1. Malfoy Is A Jerk
  2. The Locket
  3. In Too Deep
  4. The Rise and Fall of Love Potion
  5. Bitten
  6. Human Heart, Hairy Snout
  7. Why’d I Do It?
  8. We Are Honeydukes!
  9. Let the Parchment Roll
  10. The Ballad of John Simons
  11. Redemption
  12. For Regulus

Swish and Flick

Swish and Flick

  • Bio
  • Discography

Swish and Flick

Swish and Flick is the side project of Cookie Galore, a synth pop trio. Swish and Flick is a duo made up of Astoria Greengrass (Swish) and an “unnamed Slytherin in the background” (Flick). Both members identify themselves as Slytherins, and their music follows suit with songs about sneaking around Hogwarts, getting into fights, and other general naughtiness. Swish writes the majority of the music and lyrics, while Flick is the band’s producer and guitarist.

Official website

In the House of Slytherin (2009)

  1. Swish and Flick
  2. S-l-y in Slytherin
  3. Cho Chang (Shake Your Thang)
  4. Draco Malfoy
  5. Astoria Greengrass and the Pure-Blood Prince
  6. Hogwarts House Party
  7. Pure-Blood
  8. Pimp My Ford Anglia
  9. Like a Death Eater
  10. If You Didn’t Come to Party

Tonks and the Aurors

Tonks and the Aurors

  • Bio
  • Discography

Tonks and the Aurors

Tonks and the Aurors was founded in August 2007 and originally based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Fronted by Steph Anderson, the band quickly gained popularity among wizard rock fans after Matt Maggiacomo of the Whomping Willows dubbed Steph “The Bruce Springsteen of Wizard Rock.” Since those early days, Tonks and the Aurors has been extremely prolific in their musical releases and has gained the attention from news sources such as TIME Magazine, The Detroit Free Press, and Paste Magazine, along with many local periodicals and blogs. Whether playing as a solo acoustic act or full band, Tonks and the Aurors brings thoughtful lyrics, vocal intensity, and joy to every performance. The band has played at fan conventions, libraries, galleries, houses, and schools without missing a beat.

Official website

A Familiar Beat (2012)

  1. Owl Post
  2. Ravenclaw
  3. Sort Me
  4. My Patronus (Motown Version)
  5. Auror Granger
  6. Oh My
  7. Teenage Werewolf
  8. Diagon Alley
  9. Living For
  10. Weasley Brothers
  11. Werewolf Love (Motown Version)

We Are Magic (2009)

  1. So It Begins
  2. A Day in the Life
  3. The Mission
  4. Fallen
  5. Breaking News
  6. Tonight Tonight
  7. Taking You Back
  8. Remember
  9. The Radio
  10. It’s True
  11. Mr. Springsteen
  12. Streets of Hogsmeade
  13. We Are Magic

The Hogsmeade Diaries (2008)

  1. Yule Ball
  2. Scars
  3. Battle at the Ministry
  4. New Memories
  5. Aurors for the Win
  6. What Does It Mean?
  7. Eulogy
  8. Aberforth
  9. Not the Future Mrs. Weasley
  10. Loneliest Girl in Hogsmeade
  11. Aim for the Head
  12. Runaway
  13. The Hospital Wing
  14. Heart Song

The Pink Album (2007)

  1. Werewolf Love
  2. T is for Trouble
  3. The Black Family Tree
  4. The Daily Prophet
  5. I’ll Be There
  6. My Patronus
  7. Don’t Call Me Nymphadora
  8. Honorary Marauder
  9. In Which Tonks Loses Her Cool
  10. Parental Units
  11. Disapparate with Me
  12. Dear Remus
  13. I’ll Be There (Hogwarts Trainwreck Remix)

The Whomping Willows

The Whomping Willows

  • Bio
  • Discography

The Whomping Willows

Way back in 2004, Matt Maggiacomo was inspired by his friends’ bands, Harry and the Potters and Draco and the Malfoys, to create his own Potter-inspired band after Hogwart’s favorite crazy tree, the Whomping Willow. What started out as one performance (that was mostly made up of interpretive dancing) would later flourish into one of the most beloved wrock bands of all time. His first song appeared on a compilation album called Magical Christmas of Magic, put out by his buddies Harry and the Potters and Draco and the Malfoys. The track was amusing enough that his friends invited The Whomping Willows to perform it at the first annual Yule Ball in Boston, and a few weeks later, the first full-length Whomping Willows album was released. Apparently singing songs from the perspective of a tree has worked. Matt has now played 650 shows as The Whomping Willows and has sold nearly 10,000 albums. He also married fellow wizard rocker, Lauren Fairweather (of The Moaning Myrtles) and now serves as the Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance.

Official website

1975 (2014)

  1. I Am Very Lonely
  2. Stranger Danger
  3. Wolfstar
  4. You’re in Love
  5. In Which I Whomp Davey Gudgeon
  6. First Crush
  7. I Pity the Death Eaters
  8. Running With the Wrong Crowd
  9. Gamekeeper
  10. Open Letter to Lord Voldemort

Wizard Party Forever (2010)

  1. Wizard Party Forever!!!
  2. Fall in Love Tonight
  3. Courting a Ghost
  4. Party All Night
  5. Sometimes I Feel Ugly
  6. A Little Bit of Rock and Roll
  7. Did You Ever Think (To Fight for the Environment)?
  8. Wizard Babies: The Next Generation
  9. Hogwarts Is Boring Without You
  10. When the Lights Go Out

Demons at the Helm (2009)

  1. Don’t Let Me Explode
  2. We’re Not in Hogwarts Anymore
  3. Merch Girls Are Easy
  4. A Brief Repose
  5. All-Nighter
  6. All Bark, No Bite
  7. Watch Me Grow Older
  8. Walk
  9. A Conversation with My Demons
  10. A Heart Can Change

III (2008)

  1. This Arboreal Coil
  2. I Believe in Nargles
  3. The Tour Song
  4. Hey Remus
  5. On Behalf of Neville
  6. Never Say Die
  7. Thoughts on the Ministry of Magic
  8. Bad Case of the Voldies
  9. Stay by My Side
  10. The Battle of Hogwarts
  11. My Own Kind
  12. Ginny Is a Punk Rocker
  13. Fang, Stop Peeing on My Trunk

Welcome to the House of Awesome (2007)

  1. House of Awesome Theme Song
  2. Philadelphia Rocks
  3. Wizard Rock Heart Throb
  4. I Found a Loophole
  5. My Favorite Band
  6. Cedric Had It Coming
  7. In Which Draco and Harry Secretly Want to Make Out
  8. Open Letter to the Entire Wizarding Community
  9. Song for Luna
  10. Arbor Day

The Whomping Willows (2006)

  1. Whore for Dumbledore
  2. I Killed My Owl
  3. Crawl Through My Treehole
  4. Your Flying Car
  5. A Car Worth Loving
  6. When You Touched Me in that Special Place
  7. I’m Made of Wands
  8. I’ve Had Harry Potter Inside Me
  9. Photosynthesis Rocks
  10. Treebeard Rocks
  11. Crawl Through My Treehole (Bonus Remix)
Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Reddit0Share on Google+0Share on StumbleUpon0Share on Tumblr0Digg thisEmail this to someone
  • cloverlover

    I can’t believe The Butterbeer Experience (aka Lena Gabrielle) isn’t on this list. She’s an awesome singer and writes amazing wizard rock to boot!

  • HPRocks24

    Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls should also be on this list, Some of my favorite songs are by them.

  • Wrockislife

    Get Percy and the Prefects on Mugglenet. They’re on the rise. Plus you’ve blogged about them before. 🙂

  • Pingback: Top Ten Tips for the Perfect Potter Party | MuggleNet()

  • Sara Garatun Tveit

    Where is Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls??