Roy Tremble (September 28, 1946 - June 13, 2023)


Roy Tremble was the son of George and Lorena Tremble and a native of Joplin, Missouri.

He began his singing career in 1965 as a student at the Stamps Quartet School Of Gospel Music in Dallas, Texas and won a singing competition. He was with such groups as the Rebels, Jubilee Quartet, Weatherfords, Lancers, Heartland Quartet, and the Blackwood Quartet. He gained fame as a member of the Cathedral Quartet.

Tremble joined the Cathedrals in 1971 as their baritone singer. At the urging of original Cathedrals tenor Bobby Clark, Tremble switched to the tenor spot in 1972 and remained in that position until 1979. During his tenure, the group won four Dove Awards and received three Grammy nominations.

In 1979, Tremble and fellow Cathedrals George Amon Webster and Lorne Matthews were convinced by a promoter to split with George Younce and Glen Payne and form their own group. The result was a short-lived group called The Brothers. Tremble left the group after one year and the group disbanded a year later. Tremble pursued a solo ministry for most of the years that followed.

In 1995, Tremble re-joined his former group members for the Cathedrals Reunion project performing on the songs Yesterday, He Loves Me, and I'm Gonna Shout All Over Heaven.

In addition to singing, Tremble was also a gifted photographer. He designed album covers for several Southern Gospel groups.

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