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Celebrating its 15th year in 2018, gimikk has been rockin' venues in Des Moines and the surrounding area, earning its reputation as "The Best Party Band in Des Moines". With their high energy performance and amazing musical skills, topped off by the entertaining and charismatic persona of lead singer, James Brinker, gimikk is sure to deliver a show unrivaled by any other local act. ​ Fans have faithfully followed the band as it evolved into the group of adept rockers that comprise gimikk today. In 2003, Billy Seven harnessed a new power and inspiration after trading six strings for four. When gimikk's enforcer plugs in, a flare uncommon among typical bassists is unleashed. ​ The group then added stealth and technical prowess to their arsenal with the addition of guitarists "Jimmi V" & "Cy Kick." Jimmi's mastery of the axe enables gimikk to pursue the most challenging riffs. Like a skilled snake charmer, his melodies enchant listeners. Meanwhile Cy balances the other the end of the stage, often enlisting the aid of his Golden Acoustic. ​ In June of 2007, gimikk acquired a vital link in the pursuit of delivering rock to the hard working men and women of Des Moines. James Brinker's experience and penchant for high energy shows is a perfect fit.  ​ The final piece fell into place in April of 2009. Drummer and Nashville transplant, Josh Tilton, brings rhythmic skills unequaled in these parts, sure to provide the driving force needed to give you the highest quality rock experience around.  gimikk’s repertoire includes covers from Van Halen to JET and quality originals from their two self released albums, “Kindred Puppet” and "Travel My Direction". With professional lights and sound, gimikk is guaranteed not to disappoint. So punch out that time card, take a brew in hand and get ready to party.  ​ For almost a decade and a half, gimikk has remained dedicated to bringing you that pure rock sound that drives the heart of the Midwest. 

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Thank you for an amazing 2019! ​​

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