About Us

This band plays songs about books.

Harry and the Potters are the first wizard rock band. Since 2002, they have played over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, and all ages venues all over the world.

The band consists of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge. They grew up in a suburban Boston house that has a cupboard under the stairs.

They helped co-found the Harry Potter Alliance, were profiled in the 2008 documentary We Are Wizards, and appear on a Trivial Pursuit card in Sweden. With their annual Yule Balls (2005-present) and the Wizard Rock EP Club (2007-2009), the band has raised over $100,000 for the Harry Potter Alliance and other literature-related charities.

In 2019, they will release Lumos, their first full-length album in 13 years and tour libraries across the USA.

Here is an interview with the music publication Rolling Stone where they discuss their history, inspirations, wizard rock, politics, and their new album.

Here is a list of every show the band has played.

Performing at the Cavern Club, Exeter, UK, May 2007

Performing at the Cavern Club, Exeter, UK, May 2007



For Booking and Other

Paul and Joe

For Media Requests

Heidi Vanderlee

Other Projects

Golden Snitchwiches
A magical food designed to fill a void in a wizard’s belly

A lonely giant squid tries to find his way in a world filthy with horrible humans

Black Wampum
Clam Rock band

Downtown Boys
Joe plays sax and synths in this political punk band from Providence, RI

The Harry Potter Alliance
Wizard activism, co-founded by Paul

Wonder Fair
Gallery/art supply/stationer in Lawrence, KS, owned and creatively operated by Paul and his wife Meredith

Joe DeGeorge
Sax Machine, In Glove with Bach

Paul DeGeorge
Personal website, annual deep-cut holiday mix tapes