What and who is OAKCREST?

OAKCREST is an collaboration between five established exciting fusion artists, blending the traditional sounds of reggae rock, punk rock, and traditional music with a cutting edge music style .

Formed in late 2008, the group has been in high demand, at many local venues and night spots, including the
well established Rock shop and the Jesters Pub, as well as many other well known pubs and venues around the area. We are also planning a Music Is My Weapon Of Choice Tour this year.

“We set out to write music that will target all age groups and for every person to get a better understanding of who we are and what we represent and just have a good time in the process.”

When this project came together almost a years ago, our main bond was that we liked to party together on and off the stage. We LOVE playing live and joking around... We started writing music that brought us to that place to just mellow our minds, music to make us smile, music to make us forget our troubles that erupt , music that lifted our hearts. And it just so happened that because of our various backgrounds and our family of roots we ended up making music from our past and to our presence time.

Maybe what we really represent is a universal shift, a movement away from cultural and religious boundaries towards understanding, friendship and love. These are exciting, yet trying, times and sometimes it seems as if our whole world is going crazy. Where we often focus on differences and separations, we think that OAKCREST, may be here to show that we are now and have always been, one and always on the same side.

We look forward to taking our unique sound and philosophy around the globe!”

Screen name:
Member since:
Jun 26 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
34 years


: varying from Sublime, 311, and Bob Marley to Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Pantera, System of a Down and Atreyu and a lot more to mention, it is apparent to their musical style and holds no boundaries.

Members Of Band

The OAKCREST Crew ./OAKCREST Manager: Dustin Lee 910-237-7663

Tim Kranz Recently got out of the US Army after almost 8 years of service. Tim’s original plan was 3 years in the army then school in New York to pursue my dream of being on the stage professionally. Tim’s vocal range is a unique and very exciting to hear, He can hit the low notes as well as the high notes and blend them in with such a smooth way. He met his wife Maggie “when I got here I married her, bought a house, bought a truck and Started acting at the Cape Fear Regional Theater and The Gilbert Theater in Fayetteville, NC . In a serious rock band "OAKCREST" with his brothers Max and Jake, my brother in law Van and my favorite drummer Donnie. I truly believe we can take it all the way. Everyone seems to support Oakcrest 100 percent and people are really responding well to our style. A very busy guy working as a DOD contractor on Fort Bragg, NC. Also takes care of his sister in law and six nieces and nephews as well as his many animals. “All in all though I am happier than I have ever been and I can't wait to see what happens with our beautiful lives as we write a new soundtrack for a new day. Music is the Soundtrack of our Lives....So turn it up!”

Max Kranz is an eclectic electric one-man Guitarist and both electronic-acoustic guitar revolution. He is talented and versatile and he can learn insanely fast –. He started playing and performing years ago and has come a long way from there. Now, he's in high demand to record and perform in genres ranging from live electronica, reggae rock, modern rock, and drum n bass to metal and punk. Born in California, He considers himself to be a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina at the moment. “It’s not home but I will go wherever the music plays all the time and when it stops it’s time to move on” Max has always had a love for music as well., Max’s philosophy is to be around a cool group of people that share the same love for making music as he does, and have an awesome time while making it. .

Van Lewis, The names Van “Rhythm guitar is what I play.” Happily Married and Currently attending college, When Vans not doing either of those, He is either spending time with his wife or Playing the Guitar and slamming the strings with the best rock band ever Oakcrest , “I really love hanging out with these guys, They are four very talented guys. Timmy, his brother Max, Jake and of course Donnie. I wouldn’t trade these guys for nothing in the world, they always have your back and will never kick you when your down, We have all different styles however we mix each one in with so much feeling and it shows at every time we play..”We play all over So Come Out And Support Us.. “I LOVE MY WIFE AND MY GUITAR”

Donnie Brunette, Donnie is just a super-chill-happy guy. The drummer for the awesome reggae/punk/hard rock band named Oakcrest. “We love playing in front of an audience and think everybody should love music.” Loves to go as fast as he can on his Honda Cbr Tiger stripped motorcycle Used to be in the army in the 82nd airborne division but music was his change in direction and his new plan of achievement. “Personally, I don’t like being micromanaged, so i did my time and got out.” Donnie did one 15 month tour in Iraq and got out in December 2008. “I love growing facial hair and air-drumming and I NEED to be around happy people.” “I’m very emotional and I love human contact: D hahaha!” Donnie is all about music. (Mostly rock and a mixture of flavor to rock). born and raised in buffalo, ny. moved to phoenix, az at age 14 where i got into hip-hop, DJ mixing, and beat-boxing. Became a proficient beat-boxer who never had experience on the drums, but could picture hitting each drum as I beat-boxed the sounds. I fell in love with keeping a beat and learned how important it was for any song or musical piece. Started playing the guitar at age 15 in which i realized i was more interested in rock rather than hip-hop due to the fact that in rock all instruments are played by real people and they weren't just generated effects or beats off of a computer. Also enjoyed the fact that it takes more than one person to come together and collaborate on an idea of what their music should sound like. After playing in several bands as the guitarist i noticed i always payed more attention to my drummers than i did my own playing. the drums truely fascinated me. it seemed like there was so much more to do with the drums. Joined the army in July of 2002 as an airborne infantryman for the 82nd airborne division and got out after 5 years to pursue a lifestyle focused on music. Music is what drives me. There is nothing else in this world as we know it that keeps my spirits up. I finally decided to start drumming and instantly developed a passion for it. At that point i started looking for another band to be involved with, in which I met OAKCREST. We all had the same idea of what music should be...THE WAY YOU FEEL WHILE YOU'RE WRITING IT RATHER THAN TRYING TO MAKE IT SOUND A CERTAIN WAY OR GENRE. As I stand now in my musical career I will never give up on OAKCREST and continue to be what it takes to keep this band together as their drummer.


Instruments: PA:
a. 1 EA Behringer EUROPOWER PMP5000 Powered Mixer
b. 4 EA Behringer E1520 Eurolive Performer Series 15" 2-Way Speakers
c. 4 XM8500 Microphones
d. 4 Lo-Z Microphone Cables
e. 2 Standard Speaker Stands
f. 2 16-Gauge Speaker Cables
g. 2 Speakon to 1/4" Speaker Cables

2. Lead guitar:
a. Line 6 Spider Valve 112 40W Guitar Combo Amp
b. TB412S Toneblaster Straight Guitar Amp Cabinet
c. Ibanez GIO classic electric guitar

www.myspace.com/OAKCRESTBAND Manager: Dustin Lee 910-977-0611

3. Rhythm guitar:
a. Crate GX212
b. Bugera 4x12”
c. Schecter diamond series Omen 6 electric guitar
4. Bass Guitar:
a. Fender Rumble 100 bass amp
b. Fender precision classic
5. Drums:
a. Tama Imperialstar drum set
b. Remo ebony pinstripe drum heads
c. Sabian B8 pro cymbals
d. Vic Firth 5A drumsticks
e. Iron Cobra double kick pedal



Past Events

Come see us at Rowan Park Rocking for the Patriot Girls..













Come see us Rock the house and the stage at Hadez Bar off Raeford Rd in Fayetteville, NC

Come help us support the TOYS FOR TOTS RUN and listen to our jams Rock the Place

Triple Booked oh my Were in High Demand and we love it so Be there..

Come Out and show some love..

Come Out Show Support for Us at Our Very first CD Release Party .. @ Jesters Pub Fayetteville NC

Come out and watch us Rock the RockLand Stage

Come out to the Hooters of Fayetteville and enjoy the Rock and the Full live wrestling so be there

Were Rocking at The RockShop in Fayetteville NC So be there..

Come out to Oakcrest very own OAKFEST 4th Of July Bash.. with Oakcrest, Summers Of Amber and More bands..

Come out and listen to us rock the house

Music Is My Weapon of Choice @ Jesters Pub ALL AGES LOTS OF PRIZES AND OFCOURSE 10 rocking bands with OAKCREST HEADLINING ..