THE YULE BALL
Harry and the Potters, The Potter Puppet Pals, Draco and the Malfoys, Tonks and the Aurors, Ashley Hamel
Saturday · December 19, 2015
Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pmThe Bell House
This event is all ages
$5 from each ticket benefits the Harry Potter Alliancehttps://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/985309/
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.
What would happen if Harry Potter quit the quidditch team, stole a time turner, and started a punk rock band with himself from an earlier point in the space-time continuum? The answer is Harry and the Potters.
Since 2002, brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge (Harry Potter, Year 7 and Year 4 respectively) have released 3 full length albums and played over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, backyards and pizza places all over the world. Their high-energy live show has been legend for over a decade since Pitchfork placed the band in their Best Live Shows of 2005 list noting, "the greatest rock and roll tour of the year took place this past summer in public libraries across America… The Decemberists wish they could lit-rock like this.”
They are hailed as the founders of the wizard rock, a sub-genre of music boasting nearly 1000 bands playing songs about the Harry Potter books. In 2005, they co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, a non-profit organization that has pioneered fan activism, and the band was profiled in the 2008 documentary, We Are Wizards. They also appear on a Trivial Pursuit card in Sweden.
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
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215