Gor Sujyan is an Armenian young and talented Rock singer and musician mostly known as the vocalist of famous Armenian Rock Group “Dorians”.
There are very rare artists that are part of a group and still are widely known as a solo artist. Gor Sujyan is one of the rare artists. Being the vocalist of the Armenian rock band “The Dorians”, Gor Sujyan makes his own path in music industry.
The Dorians became especially famous after Eurovision song contest 2013. So, let’s get known about life and career of this gifted guy and enjoy his mostly loved songs and music videos on YouTube once again!
Once Upon a Time…: The Story of Gor Sujyan
- Gor Sujyan was born on July 24 1987 in Yerevan.
- His dad is a famous jazzman and guitarist Mkrtich Sujyan and sister is also a well-known Armenian Singer Yeva Sujyan.
- In his early years Gor’s thoughts about his future were quite muddled. At first, he attended private lessons of Mathematics to become an Economist, then he changes his mind to become a programmer. Later Gor Determined to become an actor, however none of his plans were not fulfilled. After several failed tries Gor understood that his real call of soul was music and dedicated him to that.
- You may even won’t believe but this dude has not professional music education. Everything started on one nice day, when Gor decided to sing. It’s even amazing guy a man without any proper education in the sphere of music can have such a great vocal range.
- From 2006 Gor started doing famous rock and jazz covers in different Armenian clubs. His impressing mild voice and charm attracted Armenian audience very soon. Gor Sujyan raised a huge interest with his talent.
- Things got even more heated when Gor joined the newly formed group Dorians as the lead vocalist in 2008.
- As you can guess, this fella became number one heartthrob in Armenia. Even though there are not high hopes for him to settle again, because he is already settled.
- Gor is happily married and has a baby boy. He is a real family guy and often posts photos of his beautiful family on his Facebook.
Gor Sujyan, Dorians & Armenian Rock
Dorians was a real opening for Armenians. It was something new and had it all that Armenian music industry lacked most – a real good quality rock music!
The members of the group don’t like to put themselves into some specific rock genre, like metal or heavy metal. They just compose the music which their hearts and souls are playing at the moment. By the way, Dorians is very often called “The Armenian Bon Jovi”.
Initially, Dorians mostly presented English songs. Teenagers just went mad for every new hit! The group members were not less talented musicians. However, the most recognized member of Dorians was Gor.
The founder of the group Dorians is Vahagn Gevorgyan. Dorians is not active during recent years, though it has left a huge heritage behind them. Most of their hits, such as “Yes Kulam” “Fly” “Lonely Planet” etc., are rolled till today. Respectively, their music videos are among the most viewed in Armenian YouTube.
Gor Sujyan in Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with Dorians
Armenians were deeply impressed with the group Dorians and strongly believed that the guys should represent Armenia in Eurovision song contest. Every year there is a national selection held in Armenia for choosing that year’s representative. Though the selection process is held in different formats every year.
Dorians participated in the contest with the song “In our world” in 2012. The song didn’t win the contest and Dorians failed the first try. Dorians represented Armenia in Eurovision song contest next year, in 2013 with the song “Lonely Planet”.
The song became widely loved as it touched global issues regardless of race and nationality. During Eurovision Song contest, the members of the Dorians said that their main aim was not winning it, but spreading love, which they definitely delivered!
Today Gor Sujyan continues his career of a singer. However most frequently you can meet him alone without the group. He composes soundtracks for Armenian films, takes part in some Armenian concerts and most importantly, remains as cute as always!
Top Songs By Gor Sujyan & Dorians #1: Yes Kulam
This is probably one of the most famous songs of Dorians that boomed the internet soon after the release of the music video. Both the song and music video gained extremely positive feedback.
It is difficult to find any opposing opinion: “Es Kulam” is one of the best Armenian songs ever. Gor Sujyan is on his height here as always. He sings the song in a way that’s it’s almost impossible not to get goose bumps while listening to the song.
The music video deserves special respect as well. in other words, it’s a modern-day masterpiece of Armenian music industry. “Yes Kulam” beat record among mostly viewed videos of Dorians.
Top Songs By Gor Sujyan & Dorians #2: Fly
“Fly” is one of the first songs of Doians, which brought a wide fame to the group. Another sensitive melody flavored with rock colorings and Gor Sujyan: perfect combination.
Songs like “Fly” took Armenian Rock to a completely another level, unknown for the Armenian audience yet. To be sincere, good quality rock was something Armenian lacked during those years.
Top Songs By Gor Sujyan & Dorians #3: This is Our World
This was the nominee song for Eurovision 2012. Though the song was not chosen to represent Armenia in Eurovision Song Contest 2012, it definitely deserves special attention.
“This is Our World” is one of the bests, though underestimated songs of Dorians. If you’re unaware of this song yet, enjoy it once again and you’ll make sure it was worth it!
Top Songs By Gor Sujyan & Dorians #4: Out of Control
A perfect song which will make your day. The music of the song is composed by Gor Sujyan himself. By this song Gor Sujyan proved once again that he creates high-quality music which is impossible not to appreciate and enjoy.
The song is rather rhythmic and energetic, interestingly not typical to Gor Sujyan’s style, but no matter great.
Top Songs By Gor Sujyan & Dorians #5: Karot
The lyrics of the song may seem familiar to you, as the song is composed on the famous poem of Armenian writer Vahan Teryan “Karot” the song is about love and longing of a man who lives for from his motherland.
The lyrics and the melody of the song are heartwarming and emotional. It gives an exact image of what a man, who hasn’t been in his country, at his home and haven’t seen people who used to surround him once, feels like.
And the most difficult thing is to be away from the beloved one to whom the song is dedicated. The young man describes his feelings and is waiting for the moment when he will return and hug her beloved one.
The song is one of the latest masterpieces of Gor Sujyan which became loved like all other songs of this brilliant singer.
Top Songs By Gor Sujyan & Dorians #6: Winter Prayer (Soundtrack of “Earthquake”)
The song “Winter Prayer” was written specially for the movie “Earthquake”. It is the ending track and has also been used at some points as a theme melody.
This movie is dedicated to the 27th memorial year of the devastating earthquake of 1988, in the north of Armenia. It is mostly known as Spitak earthquake, but the city that suffered most was Gyumri (then Leninakan). The earthquake resulted death of 30.000 people, 60.000 got injured and half million people were left homeless in the middle of cold winter.
The movie tells about the first few days of the earthquake. Of course, everything is bonded around a complex family drama and a beautiful love story.
Does the movie have a happy ending? Well, obviously, it is about one of the biggest tragedies of the 20th century. So, we cannot exactly say that it has a happy ending. But one thing is for sure: it ends in a good note and with high hopes about the future, since no matter what- live goes on!
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