15 Degrees (15 Grade)

15 Degrees (15 Grade)

BandAlternativeRock

Alternative, indie, garage, rock

Biography

15 Degrees (15 Grade)

This alternative rock band with indie and garage influences was formed in May 2006. The band went trough some changes over the years, but now the members are as fallows: Alex Cotofan (vocals, acoustic guitar), Septimiu Urzica (guitar, backing vocals), Mihai Ungureanu (bass, backing vocals), Marian Bobiceag (drums). Over the past 3 years, 15 Grade has had over 40 gigs and concerts all over the Bucharest club scene. From underground bars and clubs like Underworld, Big Mamou, El Grande Comandante or The Gate to high profile and social clubs like Hard Rock Cafe, Music Club, Silver Church, Club A. Also to their portfolio we can add big concerts like the ones at Sala Polivalenta Bucharest or Sala Palatului and tours held around the country with mega rock band Phoenix, on their 2006 Baba Novak Tour. This tour included 11 major cities in Romania: Constanta, Braila, Brasov, Pitesti, Craiova, Arad, Cluj, Miercurea-Ciuc, Bistrita-Nasaud, Iasi and Bucharest.

Other event at which 15 Grade has participated:

- “The chestnuts festival” in Baia-Mare to a crowd of over 15.000 and along side renowned artist in Romania such as Stefan Banica Jr., Loredana, Phoenix, Cargo or Mandinga
- “Phoenix - 45 years” opening act at Sala Palatului Bucharest
- Casa de Cultura a Studenþilor Preoteasa’s 75th anniversary at Crangasi Park in Bucharest
- Hot Summer Fest ( Costinesti 2008), where they held over a dozen concerts along side big names in Romania that include Iris, Ovidiu Lipan Tandarica, Zdob si Zdub, Timpuri Noi, Semnal M, Kumm
- Callatis 2008, rock stage
- The Students Fest 2008 (Studentiada 2008
- Unifest 2008 (Izvor Park)
- Unifest 2007 (Sala Palatului)
- “Christmas Concerts” organized by ArCub in 2008 (Unirea Park)
- The Students’ Gala (Costinesti 2007)

TV appearances: TVR 2, “Tonomatul de pe 2” (6 consecutive appearances where the band played live), Neptun Tv (Callatis), Antena 1 (Hot Summer Fest)

Lyrics

Dear Lucio

Written By: 15 Degrees (15 Grade)

1. Dear Lucio, I’m knocking at your door,
Open up for me,
‘Cause it’s gettin’ colder, can’t you see?
Dear Lucio, I’ve got a deal for you,
Would you help me please
‘Cause the oldman might forgive your sins

Dear Lucio, open up your soul
Wanna’ go up there?
You don’t even wanna’ try to dare.

R: Turn to white, fill your soul with light
Don’t be sad, I will make you glad,
Hate, fear in my soul, I say no, no, no
Steal, kill hopes and dreams I say no, no, no

2. All we gotta’ do, is go and take some fools
They can rule the earth
But they can never ever rule your world
What do you have to say? It’s your lucky day
You can leave the heat
And sing forever lyrics on my beat

R: Turn to white, fill your soul with light
Don’t be sad, I will make you glad,
Hate, fear in my soul, I say no, no, no
Steal, kill hopes and dreams I say no, no, no

3. Dear stupid boy, you are just a toy,
I will make no deal
Those people rule the world for me.

Catholicity

Written By: 15 Degrees (15 Grade)

They’re livin’ a big lie,
And everything seems fine,
And everything is right,
And nothing can go wrong
And nothing that they preach‘s God’s will

There’re centuries of hate, there’re centuries of fear,
This is who they are and what we’re holding dear
This is the faith you were raised on.

There is no bible that can show that they were mad,
Killin’ in His name, no guilty heart or shame
Is the pope all in white speaking the truth?

R: You can’t lie, you can’t try
To pretend or defend,
You can’t just fill my head,
Sayin’ all the same shit,
Do you think that God is a fool?
Give me life, give me hope,
Give me love, give me soul,
Give me light, give me truth,
Give me faith, give me youth,
Give me all that I need to believe.

Fairytale Army

Written By: 15 Degrees (15 Grade)

1. hold on my blue friend we’re coming to save you,
try to be strong ‘cause I’m calling my friends
you are not alone and left behind like Pluto
we will stay and fight for you until the end.

Spiderman, superman, wake up,
Check your cobweb and your pants, get ready
Batman, hellboy, stand up
Take the batmobile, come here, be ready.

R: And if you want to be a soldier like me
Stay tall, stay tall, stay tall
And if you want to join this army with me
Stay tall, stay tall, stay tall.

2. Shrek leave Fiona, take the donkey and the kitty
Cinderella get ready for the prom!
Leave your stupid mother and your god damned sisters
Take your little shoe and put it on!

Spiderman, superman, wake up,
Check your cobweb and your pants, get ready
Batman, hellboy, stand up
Take the batmobile, come here, be ready.

R: And if you want to be a soldier like me
Stay tall, stay tall, stay tall
And if you want to join this army with me
Stay tall, stay tall, stay tall.