D 15 / Bio

D15, is an intense rock band based out of Sarasota, Fl. Fronted by Twins John and Joe Craciun, with Joe on rhythm guitar and lead vocal, and Brother John on lead guitar and back-up vocal. Kirk Shivell, on bass and back-up vocals, and Craig Schlotterback, on drums. The buzz that sets D15 apart from all the others, is the way the band treats their Fans, with respect, love, and true friendship. Every soul they play to shows up to following gigs with drooling eyes, and D15 thirsty ears. D15 came together in the summer of 2007, but the inseparable twins have been perfecting their skills for years as they moved across the country with their parents during their preteen years. On settling in Sarasota in their early teens, they continued playing and writing music in all genres. In 2007, they were joined by Kirk and Craig, from the band Mindseye, and D15 was born. The name came from their practice site, a storage locker, numbered D15. The band quickly started writing phenomenal music and moved on to win several battle of the bands in Tampa and Sarasota. They have quickly become one of the most popular and prolific rock/heavy metal bands in the area, with a fan base of hundreds. D15 was offered two record contracts by independent labels early in their careers, which they declined because the situations were not quite right. Right out of the gate, Addison was able to procure for them a partial endorsement from Dean Guitars and Basses as well as DDrum. D15 is ready to take its place at the top by sharing their music, and its dignified message, to the rest of the world.
When not performing, you can find Joe, John and former Eagle Scout Kirk working at the Adventure Program with young kids. This has forged a positive message of friendship, values, understanding and love, which have become the foundation for their music.

General Info

Band Members
Joe Craciun - Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, John Craciun - Lead Guitar/Vocals, Craigh Schlotterback - Drums, Kirk Shivell - Bass/Vocals
Artist Name
D 15
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Active Since
Rock / Metal

Contact Info

Santa Cruz, CA
Self Managed

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