DETQ Band, an Armenian pop, soft-rock boy band, was established in 2015. The members of DETQ were all born in post-independence Armenia. Despite the difficulties, Vahan Kirakosyan and his band were dedicated to the band’s growth and success. The pop-rock band has since grown in popularity in Armenia, winning Best Band of the Year at the Armenian Music Awards in 2017. DETQ Band is determined to continue a successful music career as they rebrand and relaunch.
“Our songs aren’t just about feelings or everyday situations,” Vahan Kirakosyan, one of the DETQ band’s singers, explained. “We also concentrate on larger, more pressing issues, such as global peace.” “Singing is what we love and are passionate about.” Our goal is to bring unity and peace to the world through our music. We sing in both English and Armenian so that our fans can appreciate our music. And this is just the beginning,” he added.
The term “detq” is a military term that refers to a group of three soldiers who are in charge of providing security for a specific location or object. All the DETQ Band members served in the Armenian Military, which is a requirement for all young, non-disabled men in Armenia. The group, a boy band in name only, writes songs about the country’s painful past and ongoing conflicts. They filmed their first single, “Forevermore,” a tribute to the centennial of the Armenian genocide, outside Yerevan at the Tsitsernakaberd memorial, which was adorned with the memorial’s eternal flame and flower wreaths. Their debut song was called “Mom.”
The Peace Song is one of DETQ’s most popular songs. With lyrics written by Vahan Kirakosyan and music produced by Arman Petrosyan, the Peace Song is a call to world peace. DETQ Band performed the Peace Song on TEDx.
The award-winning band has appeared on the TEDx YouTube Channel, Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown in the Armenian Music and Armenian Pride Season 11 series, and Wiwiblog, the largest Eurovision blog website.
Most cultures and countries have ingrained music, and it has the power to profoundly affect one’s mental state and mood. Even if the words are not understood, the sound brings people together for the greater good. Vehan and his band have brought and continue to bring their talented words to a global audience through music.
“We are overjoyed to be relaunching and rebranding our music career. We want to share our passion for Armenian culture and music with people all over the world. Relaunching to our international audience is one of the best decisions DETQ Band has ever made to move forward,” Vahan Kirakosyan says.