The Blibbering Humdingers
The Blibbering Humdingers are a "wizard rock" band from Cary, NC who mostly peform songs about Harry Potter and the wizarding world created by J. K. Rowling. They're also into all kinds of other nerd stuff like Dungeons & Dragons, Doctor Who, medieval history, steampunk, Star Wars, Lego, Ren Faires, SCA, etc.
They play in a wide range of musical styles from old-timey, to 50s do-wop, to 80s new-wave, to straight rock. Most of their songs have a comedic bent, poking fun at characters or situations in he HP books and movies, or turning seemingly innocent situations into lewd ones.
Scott & Kirsten got their start doing wizard rock in 2007. Whilst searching the web for Potter-filks, they discovered Draco & the Malfoys online and shortly thereafter attended a Harry & the Potters show at a local library. After the Deathly Hallows book release that summer, they decided to try their hand at writing some of their own songs. With the online release of "Voldemort Made Me Crap My Pants" the Humdingers were born.
Since then they've played dozens of shows around central NC with the Moaning Myrtles, the Butterbeer Experience, The Whomping Willows, Gred & Forge, Hawthorn & Holly, Tonks & the Aurors, Bella & LeStrangers, and many other touring wizard rock acts. They've performed at various HP and SciFi/Fantasy conventions including Portus, ConCarolinas, LeakyCon, Infinitus, RavenCon, Dragon*Con
They regularly host wizard rock shows in central North Carolina, often in their home in Cary and are heavily involved in the local fandom scene.
Buy Music & Stuff
- Bandcamp rare tracks and oddities that are not on the other download sites!
- Buy CDs (also CDs for our side projects)
- Kirsten's Etsy Store - get band T-shirts, Polyjuice or Wolvesbane flasks and all kinds of crazy stuff Kirsten makes.
- Stipey Socks - we also sell over-the-knee stripey socks in Hogwarts house colors.
Maybe you'd like some Lyrics and Guitar Chords?
|Jan 9-11, 2015||Atlanta, GA||GAFILK 2015 - We are this year’s toastmasters. Performing with SJ Tucker. Woot!|
|Jan 16-18, 2015||Williamsburg, VA||Marscon 2015 - Performing with Mikey Mason, Jonah Knight, Danny Birt, Griff’s Room Band and Valentine Wolfe!|
|Feb 1, 2015||Raleigh, NC||TBA - Our pal Mikey Mason will be in town, and we are setting up something at a local bar. Stay tuned.|
|May 21-25, 2015||Laconia, NH||MISTI-Con 2015|
|May 29-31, 2015||Charlotte, NC||ConCarolinas 2015 - We are Special Musical Guests this year. Most of the usual suspects are also likely to show up. :)|
Want to book us for a show? We mostly travel around the mid Atlantic (200-300 mile radius around Raleigh, NC). The best way to entice us to play your convention is to cover our travel & lodging, and offer a merch table for the weekend. We also do private events and parties. Email Scott directly for rates and availability.
Here’s our favorite music video (for Natural 20)!
And some other favorite performances:
Last Updated 11 October, 2014