Adiam Dymott

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Adiam Dymott
Birth name Adiam Dymott
Born (1982-05-05) May 5, 1982 (age 32)
Origin Uppsala, Sweden
Occupations Singer-Songwriter, Musician
Years active 2008–present
Labels Razzia

Adiam Dymott (born 5 May 1982 in Uppsala, Sweden) is an Eritrean-Swedish rock singer. Dymott's first album, Adiam Dymott, debuted on March 18, 2009 with the singles "Miss You" and "Pizza". The self-titled album was released on Swedish indie label Razzia Records.

Biography[edit]

She, as well as her parents, are from Asmara, Eritrea and met in Italy. The couple moved to Uppsala, Sweden where Adiam was born in 1982. According to Dymott, her mother named her "Adiam", the name of an Eritrean queen. Dymott started buying records first from the hip hop-section with favorites Notorious B.I.G. and The Wu-Tang Clan. At the same time, she describes herself as having been an "MTV child," listening to Nirvana and Garbage.

At 18, Dymott came to Stockholm where she took her first steps as a vocalist. Because of her job as a receptionist at a studio, whenever the songwriters/producers needed a singer they would ask her to enter the studio. Eventually, these demo recordings led to a contract with Razzia Records.[1] She used to hang out with hip hop artists such as DJ Taro, Mange Schmidt, DJ Viet-Naam and Thomas Rusiak. Once Dymott and Rusiak realized they both shared a love for rock music they decided to work together.[2]

Dymott's song "Miss you" is on the FIFA 10 OST. It was the first single from her debut album released in March 2009. According to MTV Iggy, the song was performed for the first time live at the prestigious gala P3 Guild 2009 at Scandinavium, Gothenburg.[3]

Her new single "Catch me if you can" is a collaboration with Mando Diao's Björn Dixgård.[4]

Dmymott also has a new Swedish-language project with Thomas Rusiak and rappers Näääk and Nimo.[5][6]

Band[edit]

Dymott's touring band consists of herself on lead vocals, Thomas Rusiak on guitar and backup vocals, Harri Mänty on guitar, Mattias Bärjed on guitar, Inge Johansson on bass and Fredrik Okazaki Bergström on drums. Razzia Records refers to Dymott's band as an "all-star band" because all of its members have musical careers apart from Dymott's. Thomas Rusiak[7] is a Swedish rapper, hip hop producer, musician and singer. Harri Mänty is a former member of Kent, a mid-'90s Swedish rock band. Mattias Bärjed is a member of the Swedish rock band The Soundtrack of Our Lives. Inge Johansson is a member of The (International) Noise Conspiracy. Fredrik Okazaki Bergström is a member of a band that debuted in June 2008 called I Are Droid. Rusiak also produced the debut album, Adiam Dymott.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Dymott lives in Stockholm with her husband Jimmy Dymott. Adiam's body is covered with tattoos of her siblings' names.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

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