Element Band’s greatest aspiration has been to apply new styles and innovation to musical traditions. Under the direction of Ara Dabandjian, the band’s music has met that challenge, in the process immediately gaining a unique identity.
The bold arrangements partner rock melodies, traditional American, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, and Armenian renditions, as well as the warm sounds of the Mediterranean; fiery and passionate notes waft in and out of the music with pulsing cadences, infusing listeners with an upbeat energy unique to Element Band.
Today, Element Band has evolved into an unprecedented experience. Its 8-members, including 3 vocalists, come to life through the use of unique instruments, trademark arrangements, and a rare chemistry, to make their performance unparalleled.
Based out of Los Angeles California, the Hosharian Brothers Band offers music for all occasions; weddings, engagements, birthday parties, corporate parties, anniversary parties, picnics, dances, concerts, etc. Besides their vast repertoire in Armenian music, the Hosharian Brothers Band performs music in other styles and languages including, Russian, Arabic, Persian, Spanish, Greek and American.
The Hosharian Brothers’ Band was formed by Peter and Greg Hosharian upon the passing of their father and prominent musician/composer, Edward Hosharian, who founded the Ed Hosharian Band in the 1960’s. For over 20 years, the Hosharian Brothers’ Band has continued the traditions inspired by their late father.
The Hosharian Brothers’ Band also doubles as the American Band “Greatest Hits.” Included in the Greatest Hits playlist is Sinatra, Top 40, Rock and Roll, Dance, Disco, Jazz, Pop, Latin, Funk, Swing and Standards. Whether you want Armenian, International, American or a combination of all three types of music, The Hosharian Brothers’ Band is the right band for you.
Upon request, in the Armenian tradition, the Hosharian Brothers Band is also available to ‘play the bride out of her house’ before the wedding ceremony.
NEMRA is an alternative/indie rock band that was formed in 2012 in Yerevan, Armenia. The band performs original songs in English, as well as adaptations of Armenian folk songs. Since its formation NEMRA has had numerous concerts all around Armenia and Artsakh, has performed at different concert halls, pubs, schools, collages and other venues. The band has also participated in several charity concerts, benefits, and festivals, including the international music festival “Voice of Nomads” held in BURYATIYA, RUSSIA, where Armenia was represented for the first time. Please refer to these platforms to find out more about NEMRA
Van Yeghiazaryan- song writer/author, vocals, solo/rhythm guitar
Marianna Karakeyan- keyboard, vocals
Vaspur Yeghiazaryan- bass guitar, vocals
String Harmonies blends oud, violin, and bass for a stunningly unique fusion of modern and traditional Armenian musical elements.