Wizard rock is rock music that evolved after the famous Harry Potter movies starting in 2002. The Genre is known for bands performing humorous songs about the mega famous Harry Potter movie series. Wizard rock (also known as Wrock) was conceived and cultivated in Massachusetts a group named “HARRY AND THE POTTERS BAND”, the silly band caught on and now is emulated world wide. Wizard rock embraces a self directed ethic, most bands self-produce their music and use social networks channels for distribution.
BANDS WHO SUBSCRIBE TO WIZARD ROCK!
The most famous music groups for the genre include, Draco and the Malfoys, Harry and the Potters, Wingardium Leviosa, The Remus Lupins, the Whomping Willows, Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills, Gred and Forge, Tonks and the Aurors, Swish and Flick, Ministry of Magic, The Moaning Myrtles, The Parselmouths, and Kingsley and the Shacklebolts. However, Harry and the Potters is by far the most famous of all bands in teh Genre.
Lyrics and Tempo characteristics
Wrock songs many times take the paradigm of a choosen charater from the Harry Potter Series . In contrast to other genres where references have a much wider subject matter wrock music bands inspiration is solely hailed from Harry Potter stories.
Style and Showmanship
When performing live, wizard rock bands often role-playing , or dress up as, one of the many characters from the movie series. To promote reading of the novels, many Wrock groups like to perform in bookstores, schools and libraries . The bands are very popular at the many fan conventions offered every year..
History of Wrock
Conventional wisdom says that the earliest Wrock song was written in 2000 in L.A. by “Switchblade Kittens” The song “Ode to Harry” was written from the perspective of Ginny Weasleys
Wrock ( Wizzard Rock) originated the Harry Potter-themed band which became the genesis of the subculture composed of fans of the Books who characterized by a feeling of sympathy and camaraderie with others who share a common interest centering around wizard rock. WROCK at the end of 2009 has grown to at least 750 bands.