Yoyoka Soma is a drummer from Ishikari, Japan. In 2018, at age 8, she gained international attention for her entry in the Hit Like a Girl contest— a cover video of Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times”. As of today, the video has over 3 million views and her YouTube channel has over 31 million views.
Yoyoka started drumming at age 2 and performing in concerts at age 4. At the age of 5 she began playing in her family’s band. She has appeared twice on The Ellen DeGeneres television show and in advertisements for Nike, Italian luxury fashion brand Moncler and Japanese casual wear designer uniqlo. Yoyoka lists John Bonham, Chris Coleman and Benny Greb as her favorite drummers.