Hawthorn & Holly are a Pop Punk band that plays songs about Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and other geeky things. Started in 2007, these wizards hail from Charlotte, North Carolina. Leah Schroeder and Christie Mowery weave gorgeous harmonies with Eddie Mowery on electric and acoustic guitar, while Dave Beaucar (of Maryland) slaps his amazing bass. Ahmed Latif (of Washington) is the newest member of the band and is the resident “Animal” on drums.
They have established themselves as a fixture in the wizard rock community, performing as featured artists at LeakyCon (the world’s largest Harry Potter convention), Conjuration, Misti-Con, Wrockstock, New York Wrock Festival, and Camp 9 3/4, as well as other fandom conventions like Dragon Con, Stellar Con, ConCarolinas, Illogicon, and the Charlotte Geek Gala.
Their albums include “We Are The Wizard Resistance”, “My Friends Are Wizards,” “Jinxed in the Head”, and “Christmas Magic” (EP), which are available for purchase on Bandcamp and for listening on major streaming services like Spotify and many others. 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.
Hawthorn & Holly are the wands of Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter in the book, but in this band stands 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!