This is ridiculous, and I mean that in the most spectacular way. An 8 year old girl crushes the legendary John Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times, Bad Times"... Get ready to pick your lower jaw up off the floor. This kid is an animal.
Her name is Yoyoka Soma and her favorite drummer is John Bonham, (I like her already). So for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she decided to cover Bonham's part on Led Zep's "Good Times Bad Times." seems simple enough...only, hello?! It is NOT. This is John Bonham, who no one, not even his own son, has been able to replicate, and although some have come close... at 8 years old, Yoyoka may have come the closest.
This video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 song, earned her a spot in the international competition's final round. She didn't take home the gold, but she did win our hearts.
Soma has been playing drums since the ripe old age of 2. At 4, she started performing at concerts, and now she's been on over 100 stages. She's a member of her family band, Kaneaiyoyoka, where she contributes keyboard and vocals in addition to drums. She even composes her own lyrics and music.
She tells NPR in a recent interview:
"I want to be an artist who can do anything: playing all instruments, recording music, mixing the sound and designing the CD album jackets...my dream is to be the best drummer in the world," she said.
Good luck kid, we will be watching and listening.
『Hit Like A Girl Contest 2018』Good Times Bad Times - LED ZEPPELIN / Cover by Yoyoka , 8 year old drummer
My name is Yoyoka Soma. I am 8 year old Japanese drummer. https://www.youtube.com/user/kaneaikaneai When I was a just small baby, my parents had a home studio and there were various kinds of instruments. My parents were performing music activities as amateur singer-songwriters and they cradled me with their music.