Marvel at the magnificence of these magical masters of musical hi-jinx and mayhem! Their unique blend of 80s new wave, 50s do-wop, straight up pop rock and old-timey sing-songy, show-tuney comedy will leave you laughing and crying for more. They draw inspiration from the Harry Potter series, Dr Who, the SCA, medieval fantasy, science fiction and all kinds of delightfully, geeky fandomness.
Scott & Kirsten Vaughan began performing together in 1992 in the SCA, where they are known as Efenwealt Wystle and Maîtresse Aénor d’Anjou. With the release of ‘Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007, and upon encountering bands like Draco & the Malfoys, The Mudbloods, and The Moaning Myrtles they decided to form their own wizard rock act. From there they’ve branched into all kinds of nerd rock, filk, folk and fun. They live in Cary, NC (under the name Sanderz) with two kids and a cat named Rosemerta. (That’s the cat’s name. Neither of the kids are named Rosmerta.)
They primarily perform at at Harry Potter, Filk and SciFi/Fantasy conventions along the east coast but also do libraries, bars and private parties. Some of the bigger shows they’ve played include Portus, ConCarolinas, LeakyCon, Infinitus, MarsCon, Ohio Valley Filk Festival, GA-Filk, Dragon*Con the Quidditch World Cup, the NYC Wizard Rock Festival, Wrockstock and LeakyCon London in 2013 (what a thrill!). Anybody want to bring them to Seattle? San Diego? LA? Germany perhaps?
When not out conquering the galaxy with her army of robotic wallabies, Kirsten creates steampunk/medieval/fantasy accessories for her online store, MyFunkyCamelot.com. And in order to protect his secret past as a renegade architect, Scott pretends to manage communications campaigns for clinical research studies at a small advertising/creative services agency. Their pal Chuck who often plays bass with them claims to be a mild-mannered government IT contracts coordinator, but we suspect he’s really a super spy. Over the years they’ve been joined by numerous friends for recordings and show. Most recently their sons Aiden and Liam have been backing them up on drums, keyboards, and other assorted instruments.
– Lady Persephone Proops
“A rollicking good time! What-what!?”
– Sir Nigel Samwel-Samwell Smythe
“Strong enough to pull the ears off a gundark!”
– Captain Han Solo
“Dad, just stop…”
“Also, I can kill you with my brain.”