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A new album from the Wizard Rock mainstays embodies feelings that resonate with the muggle and wizard world. Join us for vinyl & more!
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JOIN THE GOOD FIGHT: Wizard rockers Hawthorn & Holly are getting ready to release their newest album, "We Are The Wizard Resistance." By supporting this project, you can help make this record the best it can be, with incredible artwork, high production value, guest musicians, professional mastering, and even a vinyl release!

Hello! We're Hawthorn & Holly are a pop-punk band that plays songs about Harry Potter. We started in 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are: Leah Hamm and Christie Mowery on vocals, Eddie Mowery on guitars, and Dave Beaucar of Baltimore, Maryland playing killer basslines!

We're proud to be a fixture in the wizard rock community, performing as featured artists at Misti-Con, Wrockstock, New York Wrock Festival, and Camp 9 3/4. More recently we've expanded to other fandom conventions and festivals on the east coast such as Dragon Con, Stellar Con, ConCarolinas, Illogicon, and the Charlotte Geek Gala. We also play at a ton of Harry Potter Celebrations, such as the Wizarding Weekend in Ithaca, Chestertown HP Festival, and the Wizardly World of Kent!

Christie & Leah
Christie & Leah

We've released three albums: “Jinxed in the Head”, “Our Friends Are Wizards,” and “Christmas Magic," which are available on iTunesBandcamp, Spotify and more! You might catch us playing songs about Doctor Who and The Hunger Games, in addition to other fandom songs. Our songs include upbeat punk numbers that have folks singing and dancing along, along with love-filled ballads.

Hawthorn & Holly, our band name, comes from the names of the wands of Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter in the book. Our 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!

This album will contain full-band studio recordings of incredible songs like "Department of Mysteries," "Felix Felicis," and "At The End of the Night," which have been staples at our live shows over the past two years. It will also feature brand new tracks like the heartfelt "Pandora" and the anthemic title track "We Are The Wizard Resistance." Our new songs will feature guest artists such as Bryce Cone and Stacy Pisani on Drums.  Also Grace Kendall, Ashley Hamel and Amanda Parrott on vocals!! 

Get excited for incredible harmonies, wild basslines, killer guitar solos, driving drum beats, clever lyrics, and a couple of guest appearances as well. Full of themes of standing up for your friends and fighting the good fight, this album is for lovers of wizard rock, social justice, or just rad music.

In exchange for supporting this project, you'll get cool rewards like unique t-shirts, stickers, and custom songs. Plus, you can be among the first people to get your copy of "We Are The Wizard Resistance." Stick it to the Ministry by supporting indie creators!

ENAMEL PINS:

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enamel pin

"Resist" Hawthorn & Holly pins will measure 1.5" and feature a spot of glitter on the lightning bolt! 

VINYL RECORDS:

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vinyl record

We are so excited to finally print our first vinyl! The art was created by our dear talented friend, John Hairston Jr. of Charlotte, NC and we can't think of a better way to honor it than with our first vinyl record. John's work is currently on display in various art galleries all over the United States and Beyond!

T-SHIRT

T-Shirts are hand screen-printed by Christie and available in sizes S-3XL!

CUSTOM SONG

We will work with you to write a song based on your suggestion! Do you need an anthem for your dog or Harry Potter character? We can help!

Note: we'll work with you to create a song idea, but we will have ultimate say over the topic (we don't want to write something that makes us uncomfortable.) Please get in touch separately for commercial or cover commissions!

We need to raise $4,000 to turn these dreams into a reality. That all goes into making this album the best it can possibly be: paying for art, mastering, and production costs for Hawthorn & Holly's most ambitious album yet. The biggest expense helps fulfill a life dream: getting Hawthorn & Holly on vinyl!

We are thankful to Phoenix, Bryce Cone, Grace Kendall, Ashley Hamel, Stacy Pisani, Randall Lewis and Amanda Parrott for lending their love and musical abilities toward this album so far! Thank you to John Hairston, Jr for being a dear friend to us,  and making a piece of art for us that far exceeds our wildest imaginations! A special thank you to Linda Roy Walls for her gorgeous photography!! Thank you to Laser Malena-Webber, who has become a total Lumos to help guide us!

THANK YOU to all of our friends and family, near and far, for your love and support! We know you are going to love and sing along with all our new music, and we are so excited to share our journey to this album with all of you!

Risks and challenges

Making an album takes time, and we're working with other artists to put this album together. That means timelines can be tricky. However, we've released several albums before and have most of the album already mixed and recorded, so this project is in the finishing stages already!

We've also enlisted the help of Kickstarter Coach Laser Malena-Webber to keep us on time and on schedule, and to help us work on rewards and budget.

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    Our Friends are THE RESISTANCE!!

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    Insurrectionist amongst the Muggles

    You will be emailed a digital copy of the album!

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    Coup d'etat within the ministry level

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    "Stick it" to the Patriarchy

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    A musical Felix Felicis!

    You will receive our new album, ON VINYL — PLUS digital downloads of all three of our previous albums (our whole discography). Great for the collector or the new fan!

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    Resistance Radio

    Join us for an exclusive concert, especially for backers at $75 or more. Backers will be able to vote on the setlist!

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    The Rebellion Care Package

    Get all the physical rewards and fight the good fight - plus a great t-shirt!

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    The Sound of the Resistance

    We'll write a song just for you (more details on the Kickstarter page) and send you an mp3 to listen to forever! Plus, get online concert access and the album on vinyl!

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    Party in the Dept of Mysteries

    We will come and play a show for you at your house. Must be within 12 hours driving distance of Charlotte, NC. We'll work with you to find the perfect time and date.

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