Everyone will agree that “Safe & Sound” was a global smash in the early 2010s. The dance-pop song by the famous American indie pop duo Capital Cities topped the charts not only in North America but also in Europe and elsewhere in the world. The Grammy nominee was a breakthrough hit in Armenia, too, yet few knew about the Armenian origin of the lead vocalist, Sebu Simonian. Sebu’s first introduction to the local audience was back in 2013 when DEEM put together a series of fantastic concerts for him.
DEEM planned 3 sequential performances for the artist. The first performance and the first meeting with the fans took place at the Uptown Club, where Sebu was playing a DJ set with some vocals.
As locations for the next 2 performances (acoustic live concerts) DEEM team choose the Mezzo club and the Cafesjian Art Center. Special guests of the concert were Armenian famous musicians Jivan Gasparyan JR, Narek from Bambir, and Soseh Keshishyan from Element Band (USA). All the tickets of 2 performances were sold out 3 days before the performances.
After the first successful collaboration, in 2017, Sebu delighted the Armenian audience with another amazing concert, again organized by DEEM. He performed with young talented artists such as Jivan Gasparyan Jr., Sanahin Papazian, Sam Ghushchyan and Gagach Derkhorenian and kept listeners entranced by both the biggest hits of Capital Cities and Komitas music. His profound voices filled Komitas Chamber Music House for 2 hours, receiving a standing ovation at the end of the performance.