Alma Rut has worked as a professional singer for 12 years now (cince 2004). She has worked with most of the top music artists in Iceland and has, for example, been on stage twice as a backing vocalist for Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest, in Azerbeijan 2012 and in Austria 2015.
Alma is a solo-artist and backing-vocalist but also a member of three bands:
- She has been a member of the prog-rock band Todmobile for 6 years (since november 2009), but the band has been one of the top hit bands in Iceland for over 26 years now. The band has recently had two major guests playing with them, Jon Anderson singer of Yes and Steve Hackett guitarist of Genesis.
- She is the lead vocalist in the pop-country band Vestanáttin and their debut album came out recently, in June 2015.
- And she also has a cover-band called Alaska, but they specialize in performing at dances, festivals, parties and all kinds of occasions.
Alma has performed in numerous very big shows as a backing vocalist and as a solo singer. She is highly experienced on stage at concerts, dances, musicals, in the studio and more. She sings in all kinds of styles, rock, pop, country, blues, jazz and more.
She has worked in projects with The Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Hair musical, AC/DC tribute show, Pink Floyd tribute shows with Dúndurfréttir, Fleetwood Mac tribute show called Rumours, Freddie Mercury tribute show, Iceland got talent, Skonrokk rock show, Eva Cassidy tribute with Jóhanna Guðrún, Elvis Presley tribute show, the biggest christmas show in Iceland and Faroe Islands called Frostroses and many more projects and with many Icelandic bands.
Alma studied jazz- and rock singing at Reykjavík’s FIH Music School, piano at Akureyri Music School, she has completed a course at Complete Vocal Technique and also teaches singing in Söngskóli Maríu Bjarkar in Reykjavík.