Jag’s son, Narek, Arman Kocharyan, Arik Grigoryan, and Vardan Paremuzyan have formed a separate but connected four-piece rock band, The Bambir. While they started playing together in Armenia, they’ve earned a reputation in Russia, France, the United States, Turkey, Ireland and beyond. They have been based in Ireland as of January 2012. They write and perform their own music written by Narek and Arik, and are known for their vibrant stage presence in their live shows and unique sound.
"Hailing from Armenia but soon to become official honorary Irishmen, The Bambir have been making a) a wonderfully wild folk-prog racket, and b) tonnes of new friends, since they crash landed on our shores at the start of the year…Genuinely unforgettable live.” - HeinekenMusic.ie Staff Pick of the Week” - HeinekenMusic.ie
Narek (vocals, guitar) and Arman (bass, backing vocals), friends since birth, grew up in Gyumri in the creative environment built by their fathers and community. They picked up the guitar and bass at a very young age. They met Arik (flute, percussions, vocals) when they were nine years old, and their trio began jamming and performing on their own.That same year, the now trio travelled to Artsakh for a music festival and Narek, Arman, and Arik met Vardan- he had come from Vanadzor in the Lori region to play with a friend’s band, and the boys from Gyumri knew he was just the drummer they were looking for.