Gaston’s Gospel Singers
Sunday, May 1st, 2011
The Gaston’s gospel singers (formerly the Gaston 5) was formed April 1971, at the Palestine Missionary Baptist Church in Las Vegas, Nevada under the leadership of the late Pastor Frank Davis, by Pastor Almary Gaston and the late Lash Melton of the Church Rocking Meltonettes.
The group consisted of five members at that time, Jesse Jr. and Ronnie Gaston, the uncles of John, Edward, and Michael Gaston. The group traveled around the city to various churches singing praises unto the Lord, and in 1975 The Gaston Five had their first opportunity to open for the world reknown Jackson Southernaires of Jackson Mississippi and this is where their career in quartet gospel singing started.
In 1979 three more members were added to the group, Pastor Charlie Banks Jr., Calvin Clark, and Billy Clark. Pastor Banks, and Calvin Clark are still active in the group today. In 1981 two more members served a short stint with the Gaston Five, Travis Dean, and the late Andre Woods.
The Gaston’s have sang all over the United States in various cities, and has been appearing at the world famous Sunday Gospel Brunch at the House Of Blues since March 1999.
In August 1998, John A. Gaston Sr, one of the original Gaston Five went on to his heavenly home, to live with the lord.
On January 1, 2000 The Gaston Five changed their name to The Gaston’s Gospel Singers of Las Vegas, Nevada in honor of the passing of their brother.
The Gaston Five Members consist of: Jesse Jr., Edward Sr, Edward Jr, Michael and Ronnie Gaston, Pastor Charlie Banks Jr., Calvin Clark, Rev. Leslie Jackson, Elder Bobby Kelly, Elder Garland Washington and Elijah Pullens.
In April of 2007 they completed their first full CD titled ‘Remember Me’. This project was produced by Pastor Michael A Lowery of Berean Fellowship.