Photo by Rosie Richeson
Photo by Rosie Richeson
Not too long ago was the amazing and exciting Quidditch World Cup! Whilst there I happened upon two brothers, Paul and Joe DeGeorge who closely resemble Harry Potter and who have a love for WROCKING YOUR FACE OFF. I got to have a brief conversation with the two of them before they had to go off and do mysterious wizard things. Here is what two of the greatest Wrockers of all time had to say!
To start off with my toughest question, what is your favorite ice cream?
P: Oh man, I would have to say mint chocolate chip!
J: I’ve been really into salty caramel lately.
What house do you personally belong to? (Pottermore sorted & Self-Sorted)
P: Gryffindor all the way. I DID get sorted into another house on Pottermore, which I am not disclosing, so definitely Gryffindor all the way.
J: I was sorted into Ravenclaw on Pottermore, but highly associate with Gryffindor in most other aspects of my life.
When up on stage with the hundreds of thousands of screaming fans looking at you, what do you feel?
P: Well if there were hundreds of thousands of people in front of us, that would feel really different form a normal show were it is more honestly a couple hundred people (laughs). I feel like once I get on stage I want to do everything as possible, does that make sense?
J: You become a wizard.
P: You definitely transform when you take the stage.
J: You start doing magic.
P: It is about trying to transport people to another reality. In that environment, and in that space. Without sounding too mystical about it, you want to transport people, and that is what good books do and what good music does.
What is your favorite song to perform?
J: I have been liking doing this song about riding Thestrals as of late. Some people said we were sounding like motorhead [at the Qudditch World Cup concert]. That might be why.
P: That is a pretty heavy duty song. I think my favorite song recently has been Economics of the Wizarding World Don’t Make Sense. It is about wand prices, and the reason I like that one is that we play it really early in our set and it is kind of like a good gauge of where the audience is at. You can feel the audience out and bring them in to what we do as it is a little snarky as the economics of it don’t make sense. Slughorn says he is going to sell a unicorn hair for 10 galleons and then Ollivandars is selling a wand with unicorn hair cores for seven galleons, and it doesn’t make any sense. It is a super deep reference and I feel like it is a reference for super hardcore fans, but it is also one that can bring those more casual fans in, and in a fun way. It gets them to go deep with us. That was too long an answer (laughs).
What is your favorite place to perform?
J: I like playing in really special places. We’ve done shows in castles on top of mountains. We had people hike up with us to do a show up there. We’ve done shows in caves and caverns. Anywhere there is a journey the audience goes on with us and then we play to them.
P: I’ll agree with that. Those kinds of things make for a really memorable experience. By taking people outside of the environment they were expecting to experience music in, helps to make the experience more transformative.
J: Extra magic.
P: Yeah. It is like advanced magic spells.
Final question, what is something you all would like to say to the fans, if you could yell it to them all the time, always?
P: Laughs Joe has got this one.
J: The sooner you go deaf; the more time you to read!
P: Keep it loud! Keep it loud! The sooner you go deaf the more time you have to read.!
J: Yeah turn it up!
Thanks to the both of them for taking the time to talk! They were super busy at the Quidditch Cup wrocking and talking to all the amazing peoples. I hope we have more time in the future for words together! Until next time, keep wrocking!