The Best of Wrock
Sometime between the releases of the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban films, a special kind of music was born... Wizard Rock aka Wrock! For those of you who have yet to experience the joys of Harry Potter themed rock bands complete with full albums, music videos and tour dates, you are in for a treat!

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!

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