Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma’s favorite drummer is Led Zeppelin’s beloved John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered the drum part on Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times”.
The video, which features Soma shedding skins on the 1969 hit off Led Zep’s debut album, earned her a spot in the international competition’s final round. She didn’t take home the gold, but the secret is out, and the world now knows to watch out!
Soma has Bonham’s triple-kick-drum beats down perfectly, and she nails the double bass towards the end of her exquisite performance. Her smile and enthusiasm are infectious, but her technique and skills behind the kit are what’s truly special about this eight-year-old. The way she effortlessly nails such an iconic song would be a huge feat for any drummer, and this young rockstar clearly has a bright future on her horizon. Check out the video below.