What is Gimble?
It all began in early 1997 in the midst of musical madness created by Jewel, Hanson, the Spice Girls, and the many other great musicians of '97. Undoubtedly inspired by these prodigies, a group of UM Arts Chorale members got together to have some a cappella fun. After much debate and many poetry recitations, the group adopted the name, "Gimble in the Wabe" from Lewis Carroll's widely known poem, Jabberwocky.
Gimble in the Wabe created a set of 14 songs, performing first at the U Club in April, 1998. Since then, Gimble has evolved into the (sexiest) a cappella group on campus with an ecclectic repertoire of songs including both familiar favorites and all of our new favorites. Combining the each member's distinct musical taste and personality, Gimble blends an alluring mix of pop, rock, indie, country, big band, musicals, and Motown to create a unique and passionate sound.
As each of our group members hail from all over the country, we combine interests, musicality, culture, and personality, as well as our shared zeal for singing. Most importantly, we pride ourselves in having fun while committing to our musical goals and existing as a family.
Going strong in it's 16th year, Gimble A Cappella continues the tradition with a few fresh faces and a continued zest for a cappella music. Except we're no longer called Gimble in the Wabe; it's just Gimble now.