Consonance, 2015

Guests of Honor

The Blibbering Humdingers

These magical masters of musical hi-jinx and mayhem will wizard rock the tea towel right off your house elf. The Blibbering Humdingers play a mix of mostly-original, neo-retro, existential, wizardly nerd-pop with a dash of do-wop, a sprinkle of steampunk and nibble of new wave. A "sound" you ask? Genre? Pishaw! They don't have a sound other than laughter and the sound of magic and the sound of one hand clapping because your other arm has been gnawed off by an angry goat. They draw inspiration from the Harry Potter series, Dr Who, the SCA, all manner of medieval fantasy, pop sci-fi, and all kinds of delightfully, geeky fandomness.

Scott & Kirsten Vaughan began performing together in the early 90s in the SCA, where they are known as Master 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. Since then they have performed at conventions, libraries, bars, living rooms and wizard rock festivals all over the eastern US and even in London, UK. They live in Cary, NC (under the name Sanderz) with two kids and a cat named Rosemerta. (That's the cat's name. It would be silly to give both our kids the same name as the cat!)

When not out conquering the galaxy with her army of robotic wallabies, Kirsten creates steampunk/medieval/fantasy accessories for her online store MyFunkyCamelot.etsy.com. And in order to protect his secret past as a renegade HVAC engineer, Scott pretends to manage communications campaigns for clinical research studies at a small advertising/creative services agency. Chuck Parker of Richmond, VA often joins them on bass. He claims to be a mild-mannered government IT contracts coordinator, but we suspect he's really a super spy. Find them on most online music services or at BlibberingHumdingers.com