“Come By Here”
From the EP Aria Gaston Presents Worship Live
(release date: June 21, 2022)
By Robert M. Marovich
In front of a congregation, Aria Gaston and an accomplished chorus of singers deliver the seven-plus minute “Come By Here” with a tranquil but nevertheless energizing flow that never ebbs. Explosive vocals evoke the “mighty rushing wind” from Acts 2, which the group references in the lyrics.
Born in Maryland, Aria was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she attended the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts. After graduation, she signed with Motown to serve as lead singer for a female vocal group, but decided to go in a different direction. She joined former NFL star-turned-pastor Randall Cunningham’s Remnant Ministries and tested her talent at writing and performing gospel music.
Then came marriage, children, work as a worship leader and, with her sisters, formation of the gospel group Daughters of Thunder. Today, Aria is focusing on her solo career. As “Come By Here” demonstrates, her experience as a worship leader is what drives the quality of the selection. And with a name like Aria, can you help but be a singer?