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Gimmel

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Gimmel was a Finnish girl group.

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. 454 young women participated in the singing tests. 25 girls made it to the final selection round. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel.

The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. Other than these meanings, "gimmel" also is a slang term for slapping man's face with one's penis [source: UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gimmel)]

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. In its first week on the charts, the single rose to first in the Finnish single's chart and held that position for four weeks. Gimmel's first album Lentoon came out November 22, 2002 and just after it was published, it shot up to the number one spot in the official Finnish album chart and remained there for three weeks. In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year.

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. Gimmel won in three categories in Emma-gaala 2003: best pop/rock-newcomers, the début album of the year, and the most sold album of the year.

In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta.

The band broke up October 16th 2004.


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The band broke up October 16th 2004. The band launched into an extended European tour in September of 2003. In summer 2003, they released their second album called Kaksi kertaa enemmän, and in the end of the year a music video Harmaata lunta. In 2003 the band released a live album entitled Sit Down And Listen To Hooverphonic, featuring a selection of songs from the band's previous studio albums, as well as new recordings such as Antarctica and The Last Thing I Need Is You. Gimmel won in three categories in Emma-gaala 2003: best pop/rock-newcomers, the début album of the year, and the most sold album of the year. The album went platinum in Belgium and won the group ZAMU's Best Pop/Rock Band and Best Album awards in 2002. This single features a previously unpublished piece called Tatuointi. Jackie Cane retains the dreamy elements of Hooverphonic's previous works, most notably on songs "Nirvana Blue" and "Human Interest", but tracks like "The World Is Mine" (the first single) and "Day After Day" have a clear Broadway showtune quality to them.

Gimmel's second single Roviolla was released on January 27, 2003, and it got the third position in its first week in the charts. Driven to the brink of insanity by the pressures of fame, Jackie quits show-business and returns home to attempt reconciliation, where her sister poisons her and then commits suicide. In 2002, almost 85 000 copies of the album were sold, and it was the most sold album of the year. Categorized by some as a "trip-hopera" (but referred to by the band as a "pop musical"), the album tells the fictional story of the title character, a lounge singer catapulted into stardom at the expense of her relationship with her twin sister. In its first week on the charts, the single rose to first in the Finnish single's chart and held that position for four weeks. Gimmel's first album Lentoon came out November 22, 2002 and just after it was published, it shot up to the number one spot in the official Finnish album chart and remained there for three weeks. 2002 saw the group shifting gears again, this time releasing the concept album Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane. It sold gold in a few days and platinum in 1½ weeks. On the heels of Tree's success, the band became the first Belgian outfit to headline Rock Werchter in 2001.

The first single they published was Etsit muijaa seuraavaa, which was released on October 25, 2002. Highlights from the album are the string-laden "Out Of Sight" and "Mad About You". Other than these meanings, "gimmel" also is a slang term for slapping man's face with one's penis [source: UrbanDictionary.com (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Gimmel)]. The band followed up Milk with 2000's The Magnificent Tree, which expounds on the sound of Milk but with a much darker tone. Gimmel is the third letter in the Hebrew alphabet, and it also means the number three. The single "Club Montepulciano" was a minor college hit in the U.S., and "Renaissance Affair" was featured in commercials for the new Volkswagen Beetle. They also symbolised an endless and firm relationship. A marked departure from their debut, the album is driven less by breakbeats and samples and more by organic string elements and traditional song structures.

Once these parts joined together a groom, a bride, and a witness. With Arnaert on vocals the band released Blue Wonder Power Milk in 1998. The word Gimmel means a renaissance wedding ring that contains three parts. Sadonius left Hooverphonic shortly after the release of A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular and was replaced by Geike Arnaert. They decided to adopt the name Gimmel. The original members of the group were vocalist Liesje Sadonius, keyboardist Frank Duchêne, guitarist and programmer Alex Callier, and guitarist Raymond Geerts. Ushma, Susanna, and Jenni continued. The band achieved international recognition through the inclusion of the track "2Wicky" (from A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular) on the soundtrack to Bernardo Bertolucci's 1996 film Stealing Beauty (Io Ballo da Sola).

After a few weeks arguments between the girls increased, and Jonna decided to leave the band. The band originally called themselves Hoover but later changed their name to Hooverphonic due to complaints by The Hoover Company as well as discovering that other groups were already using that name. Members of the first Popstars band in Finland were Jenni Vartiainen, Susanna Korvala, Ushma Karnani, and Jonna Pirinen. They quickly expanded their sound to the point where they could no longer be pigeonholed into one genre. 25 girls made it to the final selection round. Hooverphonic is a Belgian music group formed in the mid-1990s as a trip-hop outfit. 454 young women participated in the singing tests. Sit Down And Listen To Hooverphonic (2003).

In the Spring of 2002, a Popstars competition was held in Finland to find members to form a pop band. Hooverphonic Presents Jackie Cane (2002). Gimmel was a Finnish girl group. The Magnificent Tree (2000). Blue Wonder Power Milk (1998). A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular (1996).

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