Aria Morgan joins live music scene
Describing herself as a vibrant, energetic, creative, hardworking individual with a warm and infectious personality, Aria Morgan's dreams of influencing young women through her music are now becoming a reality.
Morgan's father, Owen Morgan, is credited with introducing her to music. At five years old she was already in training.
It didn't take long for Morgan to realise she was happiest when she was performing. However, she got in her own way and shied away from a solo career.
The encouragement of friends, family, co-workers, musicians and established artistes finally pushed Morgan into taking the first step along the journey toward having music as a career.
She sings a blend of soul, acoustic and jazz, mixed with undertones of reggae, dancehall and, sometimes, even rock. All this she packages in a unique, strong, raspy, natural tone.
According to Morgan, she is different from other upcoming artistes because of her versatility.
"I would say my versatility and class make me outstanding. My music is unpredictable and each of my songs sounds different in its style.
My music encourages. It makes you feel warm inside, it is sexy and soulful, but at the same time tasteful. Coming from a Christian background, principles live with you. However, as I am known to be very energetic, I know how to have fun onstage and make my audience have a good time. I am extremely driven and I am very determined to have my music become locally and internationally known and loved," she said.
Music, however, is not her only career. Morgan is also a real-estate agent for the Government of Jamaica.
She officially became a solo artiste in the summer of 2010. Prior to this, she used to perform at church concerts, functions as well as weddings. She also used to perform as a background vocalist for gospel dancehall artistes, including Ryan Mark and DJ Nicholas.
"I have also been asked to perform at the Emancipation Park, and I have several functions that I am booked to appear on before the end of the year.
This includes a show with live band On The Brink, on December 1 (today) at Tony's Bar alongside Cezar Cunningham and Crimson Heart Replica," she said.
Inspired by Cherine Anderson, Morgan is very conscious of her responsibilities as an artiste.
"What inspires me is the opportunity that is given to an artiste to make a difference by bringing a message through his instrument, in my case my voice.
"When you have fans listening to every word you are singing, it is a great avenue to express and influence in a positive way. This inspires me; with it comes great responsibility, however, and this challenge excites me."