The Moaning Myrtles

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The Moaning Myrtles is a band created by Lauren and Nina. The idea for the band was sparked in November 2005 when they saw Harry and the Potters play a live show and Lauren brought up how many new wizard rock bands had started. Jokingly, Nina suggested that they start a Moaning Myrtle band. Strangely enough, Myrtle was Lauren’s first choice of a character to base a band off of as well.

They started playing live shows as The Moaning Myrtles in the summer of 2006 and we were immediately hooked. Even those first local shows attracted a turnout of dressed up and enthusiastic Harry Potter fans. Since then, we have played alongside wizard rock bands such as The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows, Draco and the Malfoys, The Parselmouths, Ministry of Magic, and many others.

Awards:

2007 and 2008 WRPCAs for Best Female Vocals

2007 WRPCA for Best Collaboration (with The Remus Lupins for "Snape")

2007 WRPCA for Best Music Video (for "Sitting on the Toilet")

2007 and 2008 WRPCAs for Best Music Produced from Beyond the Grave

2008 WRPCA for Best Duo

Influences:

Ben Folds, The Hush Sound, Rufus Wainwright, Rilo Kiley, Joni Mitchell, Sara Bareilles, Paramore, and Andrew Slack

What About Myrtle? was released at Portus in 2008 and Toilet Humor released previous to that.