Lav eli

Lav Eli is an Armenian alternative folk rock band that was created in Vanadzor in 1996 by Mher Manukyan and Gor Mkhitaryan. Members of the former SNEK (Love Neo-Existentialist Chrestomatia) teamed up with Davit Grigoryan and Alex Avetisyan from the ALK group (the latter was replaced by Vahe Terteryan from the ALK group again after the recording of the album), in 1997 they released the “First Good Album”, which included 21 songs, 10- 1 in English, 11 in Armenian. In 1998, the band’s next album, “Essays”, was released. The album was a great success and was broadcast on Armenian Radio. The band’s popularity grew through live shows and television appearances. However, the group disbanded in 1999 to pursue solo projects and creative activities. The reunion took place in 2004 and was recorded as Notes from Vanadzor. “Urban Armenian Rock” album, which received high praise on international platforms and became a favorite of the fans. In 2011, “Love Eli” returned to the music scene with a new line-up. Mher Manukyan, Gor Mkhitaryan, Bagrat Aznauryan (guitar, backing vocals), Tigran Voskanyan (bass), Shogher Manukyan (cello). The group seems to have taken a new breath and started performing live performances in Armenia and abroad. And in 2015, on the occasion of the group’s 20th anniversary, Lav Eli had 3 concerts, in which both old and new members participated. By popular demand, Love Eli returned to the studio in 2018 and recorded the album “Andzrevashun”, which was released in digital format and gained wide recognition in the Armenian society. After the album, the group also published the single “Arevin, arein” in the form of an animated clip with the participation of Armine Hayrapetyan. In 2019, in Yerevan’s “Airarat” cinema, the Love Eli and Bambir groups performed in a joint concert, which the local media described as the “rock concert of the year”. In 2020, the composition of the group was as follows: Mher Manukyan, Gor Mkhitaryan, Gor Tadevosyan, Tigran Voskanyan, Shogher Manukyan, Vardan Paremuzyan. Now, for 25 years, the Armenian rock band Lav Eli continues to create, to the delight of the Armenian audience and a large army of fans.