Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham is widely considered to be one of the best drummers of all time, and one of his most famously impressive displays is on “Good Times Bad Times,” from the band’s first album. “Everyone was laying bets that Bonzo was using two bass drums, but he only had one,” bandmate Jimmy Page once said about his work on the song. The point is that he’s a hard person to emulate, but there’s an 8-year-old Japanese girl who handles herself just fine (via SoraNews24).
Yoyoka Soma is a couple years away from being a decade old, and yet she totally holds her own in this video of her covering the aforementioned Led Zep tune. She’s actually a very experienced musician, more so than her age indicates: She’s in a band with her parents, she had her third album come out in May, and she’s performed live nearly a hundred times. So in case you wanted to feel inadequate today, you’re welcome.
She writes about her musical background in the video description on Vimeo, and she says she wants to be a DIY artist, and the best drummer in the world:
“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. When I listened to their songs and guitar performances, I was eager to join them and couldn’t stop beating out a rhythm. That was why I started playing the drums. The drum was the first instrument in which I felt an interest in my life. […]
As a drummer, I enjoy being groove, tones and try to support vocalists carefully. My dream is to be the best drummer in the world. In addition, I want to be an artist who can do anything: playing all instruments, recording music, mixing the sound and designing the CD album jackets. As I am aiming at overseas activities, I am studying English conversation. I want to become friends with people all over the world through my musical activities!”
This kid’s pretty good, right? What other songs would you like to see her cover? Let us know what you think down in the comments!
Featured image: Kaneaiyoyokaかねあいよよか //YouTube