These magical masters of musical hi-jinx and mayhem will wizard rock the tea towel right off your house elf! Their unique blend of 80s new wave, 50s do-wop, straight up pop rock and old-timey sing-songy comedy will leave you laughing and crying for more. They draw inspiration from the Harry Potter series, Dr Who, the SCA, medieval fantasy, science fiction and all kinds of delightfully, geeky fandomness.
Scott & Kirsten Vaughan began performing together in 1992 in the SCA, where they are known as Master Efenwealt Wystle and Maîtresse Aénor d’Anjou. With the release of ‘Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007, and upon encountering bands like Draco & the Malfoys, The Mudbloods, and The Moaning Myrtles they decided to form their own wizard rock act. They live in Cary, NC (under the name Sanderz) with two kids and a cat named Rosemerta. (That’s the cat’s name. It would just be silly to give both our kids the same name as the cat!)
When not out conquering the galaxy with her army of robotic wallabies, Kirsten creates steampunk/medieval/fantasy accessories for her online store, MyFunkyCamelot.etsy.com. And in order to protect his secret past as a renegade architect, Scott pretends to manage communications campaigns for clinical research studies at a small advertising/creative services agency (Merge, LLC). Their pal Chuck who often plays bass with them claims to be a mild-mannered government IT contracts coordinator, but we suspect he’s really a super spy.
Hawthorn & Holly
Hawthorn & Holly are a pop punk band that plays songs about Harry Potter. Started in 2007, these wizards hail from Charlotte, North Carolina. Leah Schroeder and Christie Mowery weave gorgeous harmonies with Eddie Mowery on guitars and Dave Beaucar on Bass.
They have established themselves as a fixture in the wizard rock community, performing as featured artists at Misti-Con, Wrockstock, New York Wrock Festival, Dragon Con, Stellar Con, ConCarolinas, Illogicon, and the Charlotte Geek Gala.
Their albums are featured on iTunes and Bandcamp. They have songs about Harry Potter, Doctor Who and The Hunger Games, in addition to other fandom songs. Don't be surprised to find yourself dancing and singing along to their fun and infectious music, and falling in love with their ballads as well.