• THE YULE BALL  Feat. Harry and the Potters with The Potter Puppet Pals, Swish and Flick, Gregory Bros, Ashley Hamel and Blue Milk Run

    THE YULE BALL Feat. Harry and the Potters with The Potter Puppet Pals, Swish and Flick, Gregory Bros, Ashley Hamel and Blue Milk Run

    Thu, December 15, 2016

    Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

    The Bell House

    Brooklyn, New York

    $20.00

    This event is all ages

    $5 from each ticket benefits the Harry Potter Alliance (thehpalliance.org)

    THE YULE BALL
    THE YULE BALL
    You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Yule Ball presented by Harry and the Potters. Dawn your fanciest wizard robes and gowns, whilst engaging with performances of acclaimed wizard acts: Harry and the Potters, the Potter Puppet Pals, Swish and Flick, Gregory Bros, Ashley Hamel and Blue Milk Run. $5 from each ticket will benefit the Harry Potter Alliance.

    The Harry Potter Alliance is a non-profit organization that makes activism accessible for young people by using the Harry Potter books as an access point to discuss pressing issues of social justice.
    Harry and the Potters
    Harry and the Potters
    This band plays songs about books.

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

    The band consists of brothers, Joe and Paul DeGeorge. They also 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.
    The Potter Puppet Pals
    The Potter Puppet Pals are a popular puppeteering group that make absurdist Harry Potter parody videos featuring an egomaniacal Harry Potter, a completely oblivious Ron, an overly morose Professor Snape and an occasionally naked Dumbledore. Their "Mysterious Ticking Noise" video is one of YouTube's most popular comedy videos of all time with nearly 150 million views and Daniel Radcliffe as a proclaimed fan.
    Swish and Flick
    Swish and Flick
    Swish and Flick is the side project of Cookie Galore (the fabulous synth pop trio who has been making music for over 10 years together). We are inspired by the Harry Potter books, films, and fandom, including other wizard rock bands.
    Our mission is threefold:
    1. To inspire everybody to shake their booty.
    2. To make people laugh, preferably with us rather than at us.
    3. To encourage others to embrace the Harry Potter universe, thus making OUR universe a better place with love, unity, peace, and tolerance.

    SWISH, AKA Astoria Greengrass, was the master mind of this project. She creates 100% of the lyrics and 90% of the music. She graduated from Hogwarts in 1999 as a Slytherin. When Swish wrocks out, she is the embodiment of herself at age 16, in her 6th year at school (sort of like the memory of Tom Riddle from his diary). That was the year when Hogwarts was under the regime of a Slytherin headmaster who turned a blind eye to all her naughtiness. Swish raps about her extracurricular activities at Hogwarts such as snogging Draco Malfoy, sneaking out at night to have torrid affairs with Death Eaters, drinking firewhiskey, getting into fights, and engaging in general debauchery.

    FLICK, AKA Un-named Slytherin in the Background, was the ingenious producer of this project who helped Swish record the music. He is also the kick-ass guitarist of the group.
    Ashley Hamel
    Ashley Hamel is a multi-talented singer-songwriter, improv comedian, and wizard rockstar.

    Ashley started playing guitar at age 15 and started writing music immediately. She enjoys playing with songwriting styles, executing everything between sweet poetic ballads to riotous anthems of energy.

    With a background in theatre and improv comedy, Ashley delivers audience-centric performances that entertain and move at the same time.

    With her debut EP, By the Window (released August 2014), Ashley Hamel will surely leapfrog her way into your heart and ears
    Blue Milk Run
    Venue Information:
    The Bell House
    149 7th Street
    Brooklyn, New York, 11215
    http://www.thebellhouseny.com/