In 2001 the versitile duo 15 was formed by an undeniable fate. While working together in a band for corporate functions, Catarina Cardeal and Mike Siracusa met for the first time. The rest as they say is history. Incorporating traditional Portuguese Fado songs with jazz, blues and classic rock has not gone unoticed. This unique blend of sound has found 15 performing to sell out audiences in large clubs in Toronto as well as festivals throughout Canada. What is Fado? Fado is music from the heart of the Portuguese soul. It is arguably the oldest urban folk music in the world. It was played for pleasure but also to releive the pain of life. 15s passion for this music is clearly showcased in every performance they do. 15 has also become a favourite of the CBC with many sold out shows, Live at the Glenn Gould, and several live recordings both featuring Canadian jazz legend Jane Bunett. 15 is without a doubt a crowd pleaser envoking emotion and creativity with their brand of Traditional Fado blues music. 15 quite simply will leave you captivated.