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Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:19 AM

9 year old Yoyoka Soma - Led Zeppelin + Stray Cats cover on drums

I don't think I've ever been as entertained by a drummer.
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This one is guaranteed to make you smile from ear-to-ear.😁
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Reply 9 year old Yoyoka Soma - Led Zeppelin + Stray Cats cover on drums (Original post)
quickesst Jan 2020 OP
Leghorn21 Jan 2020 #1
quickesst Jan 2020 #3
2naSalit Jan 2020 #17
quickesst Jan 2020 #19
2naSalit Jan 2020 #20
quickesst Jan 2020 #21
Botany Jan 2020 #2
quickesst Jan 2020 #5
FM123 Jan 2020 #4
quickesst Jan 2020 #6
Leghorn21 Jan 2020 #7
Leghorn21 Jan 2020 #8
TexasBushwhacker Jan 2020 #9
quickesst Jan 2020 #11
TexasBushwhacker Jan 2020 #13
quickesst Jan 2020 #14
2naSalit Jan 2020 #18
UniteFightBack Jan 2020 #10
musicman65 Jan 2020 #12
quickesst Jan 2020 #15
2naSalit Jan 2020 #16
tibetbill Jan 2020 #22

Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:25 AM

1. HOLY SHIT, K&R

I have never seen a better expression of the power and joy of

MUSIC!!!

sending everywhere, many thanks, q

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:48 AM

3. Welcome - She's got like 37 of these videos....

.... I can't seem to get enough of it. So far she has nailed every performance I've watched. Amazing!!

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Response to quickesst (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 03:19 AM

17. She's like 14 or 15 now...

I'm sure she's probably doing something she loves even now. She got a lot of recognition for these, probably will be able to play for as long as she wants. I know a couple women drummers who are amazing, one has a PhD in percussion and..?

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 05:12 AM

19. according to Wikipedia

She was born in 2009/10, and did the Led Zeppelin video in 2018, so she can't be more than 10 or 11 years old now. I'm sure she's still enjoying playing drums and loving life.
She appeared on Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2019 when she was 9 years old. That would make her 10 years old going on 11. She was probably doing other things she loved when she was 9 too.
https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/dave-grohl-surprise-yoyoka-soma-ellen-degeneres-835131/

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Response to quickesst (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 09:07 AM

20. Well...



Obviously I have no real concept of time anymore. I thought the Led Zep thing was a lot older than it is! It's this crazy time warp we've been cast into, things are so dostorted, like, time itself! Every day feels like a month, sometimes a year, OMG!




Thanks for doing the math...

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 11:26 AM

21. no problem

Believe me, without the access we have now to information I would be hopelessly lost in that same time warp.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:41 AM

2. Thanx

I needed that

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:57 AM

5. you're welcome

Glad you liked it.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 08:56 AM

4. The only thing better than her drumming

is that smile on her face!

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Response to FM123 (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 09:01 AM

6. absolutely!

You can tell she's loving every second of it. That smile!

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 09:08 AM

7. Comments are also delightful:

Without Bonzo Led Zeppelin wouldn’t be the same in case of a reunion.
Yoyoka: “Hold my milk...”


Oh, my gosh! She has Bonham's foot ... and she can't even reach the pedal!!!


Making grown men cry everywhere. Triplets from an 8 year old in cute polka dot socks. Just Wow!


I was so proud of myself for getting to work 10 minutes early this morning... until I saw this.


Kudos to the parents for saying, "Honey, we're gonna spare you all that piano/violin nonsense and turn your into John Bonham instead. Just go easy on the drinking."


The rock & roll is in good hands. I can sleep again.



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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 02:15 PM

8. Kickkickkick, and more comments:

When I was her age,..I just played outside all day. I smashed a few of my toy trucks with a hammer and lit them on fire, just so I could respond with my toy ambulance to the staged accident scene and rush GI Joe to the pretend Hospital.

I'm 50 and I've never been this happy doing anything

This is professional therapy for depression

When I was this age I was making fart sounds with my armpit.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 02:56 PM

9. Robert Plant was impressed too ;)

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 03:59 PM

11. found out she's been playing....

.... since she was 2 years old. She is completely self-taught, and does not read music because in her words she's "too lazy".

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Response to quickesst (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 06:06 PM

13. She got to sit in with Cyndi Lauper for She Bop!

She joins the band about a minute or 2 in:

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 06:59 PM

14. yeah, I saw that

Fantastic!

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 03:29 AM

18. She's only getting better!

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 03:19 PM

10. Holy Shit....cranking out Led Zeppelin like that??? CRANKING. Long live rock. nt

 

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 05:27 PM

12. Been a drummer

for 60 years,,,,perhaps another line of work is in order for little ole me ??

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Response to musicman65 (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 4, 2020, 07:04 PM

15. if you've been drumming for 60 years....

.... then you are still enjoying it. Don't give up the dream.

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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sun Jan 5, 2020, 03:06 AM

16. I was just thinking about her 5 minutes ago!

Serial!

I showed this to some of my buddies and they were floored. I watch one or two of these vids when I need something to cheer me up. She's having such a good time too.




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Response to quickesst (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 04:01 PM

22. The real Yoyoka

Yoyoka is currently ten. She is not just a drummer, but a professional musician. She has already cut the three albums and is currently working on her fourth. She is doing the Phil Collins, Don Henley thing where she sings her own songs and does her own session drumming. She and her family have their own band, performing covers, and their own music. When they perform, Yoyoka will sing while she is sitting on her drum throne. She has a connection on her facebook page with Senri Kawaguchi. I am wondering if Yoyoka is thinking of performing on front stage at some point in the future with Senri on drums and Yoyoka singing.

She is currently in Anaheim at the NAMM convention in the Pearl booth. She was entertainer of the year for the HLAG organization. Yoyoka will perform live at the 2020 HLAG, which means hit like a girl, hitlikeagirlcontest.com, contest which will also be held at the NMMA this weekend. She has also been named ambassador of HLAG, selected over all the other female drummers in the world.

She is also doing commercials for companies like moncler, UNIQLO and smaller companies. She is writing and performing introduction theme songs for Japanese TV shows.

Most people just look at the covers she has posted on youtube, but she is playing gigs all over the place. If you go to this site, you can see where she has performed over the last five or so years, but this is not a complete schedule of where she has performed. This is how a ten year old can make the claim that she has performed at several hundred gigs.

https://kaneai.jimdofree.com/%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%96%E6%83%85%E5%A0%B1/

This video will show you the real Yoyoka and everything that she has went through to get to where she is today. All the days of being on the road, having to study in addition to play, living out of a suitcase just to fulfill her dream.

&t=1816s

Some people may think that she has no childhood, but look at this video and decide for yourself.



Oh, yeah, she just started a new channel for those who want to support her.



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