It all really got into full swing with Harry and the Potters, a duo of brothers from Massachusetts, who set up the band on the backstory that they were both actually Harry Potter, from two different years (having traveled through time to form a band together). In addition to making catchy tunes about our favourite fictional characters, Harry and the Potters also helped to co-found The Harry Potter Alliance, a nonprofit organization that helps to raise awareness as well as funds for various relief programs all around the world.
Next up is Draco and the Malfoys
, a comparable band by many standards - two brothers from Rhode Island both pose as Draco Malfoy and sing their songs from his perspective. The band was formed as a parody of Harry and the Potters in 2004. During their eight years together as a band, they recorded two full length albums and played at a great number of events and conventions.
The Whomping Willows
was soon born, and though the band's name may imply a collaboration of several musicians, it is actually only one - Matt Maggiacomo, also of Rhode Island. Matt has released over ten albums under The Whomping Willows, some of which contain original non-Potter themed tracks. And though it's been nearly a decade, he's still making Wrock music today!
Finally, we come to one of the most dance-able acts in Wrock music - Ministry of Magic
, a six piece act who are known for their electronic music and boy band-ish presentation on stage and at Harry Potter conventions around the United States. Several of the members of the band have now embarked upon their own solo careers; though as of last year, they had made an appearance at LeakyCon
and are showing no signs of calling it quits as a Wrock band!
Submitted by Aubrey
on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 21:11