Monday, August 8, 2005

Harry Potter Pop Band Working On ‘Half-Blood’ Ballads

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If J.K. Rowling ever wants to put her Harry Potter books to music, she should contact Joe and Paul DeGeorge.

That’s because the DeGeorge brothers are the leaders of a Boston-based pop group, Harry And The Potters, that performs original power pop tunes based on events and characters in the Potter books.

Harry And The Potters have released two albums so far and are currently touring libraries and bookstores across the United States.

Paul DeGeorge says book five, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (Scholastic), is a “gold mine” of musical inspiration because “Harry becomes more of a punk – and that’s what we do.”

But, like Rowling, the Potters aren’t stopping there. They’re currently performing a love song between Harry and Ginny that was inspired by the newest book, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (Scholastic).

DeGeorge doesn’t know how Rowling will end the series but, based on a new character named “Celestina Warbeck,” he’s holding out that the young magician will become a musician in the seventh and final book.

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