Wizard rock is a musical movement dating from 2002 that consists of at least 300 bands made up of young musicians, playing songs about Harry Potter. The movement started in Massachusetts with Harry and the Potters, though it has grown internationally. However, most wizard rock bands are based in the United States. The lyrics are usually humorous and simple, and many bands write songs from the point of view of a particular character in the books, usually the character who features in the band's name. If they are performing live, they may also cosplay, or dress as, that character. Though most fans of the music are previous fans of Harry Potter, some bands have attracted listeners outside of the Harry Potter fanbase.
In contrast to mainstream bands that have some songs incorporating literary references among a wider repertoire of music (notably Led Zeppelin to The Lord of the Rings), wizard rock bands take their inspiration entirely from the Harry Potter universe. In preserving the promotion of reading, too, bands like to perform in libraries, bookstores and schools. The bands have also performed at the fan conventions.
A full-length feature film project documenting the wizard rock movement, Wizard Rockumentary, is currently in production. (Wikipedia)
Sample Song: Accio Hagrid, by Harry and the Potters