Amelia

Kia ora! My name is Amelia and I’m a drummer from New Zealand. I’ve been playing for 4 years and I can’t imagine ever stopping! This is my first time entering Hit Like A Girl as I only found out about it a few days ago, so I’m glad I could get this together in time as I’m really excited to be able to participate!
When I was 3, I used to say that when I grew up I wanted to be a drummer, but then when I turned 4 I began having tap lessons and I was hooked. I’m still tapping now, but 4 years ago I decided I’d really like to try playing an instrument as well. As I’ve always enjoyed the rhythm side of tap the most, I thought drums would be a lot of fun too, and now I’m hoping I can turn it into a career someday.
My biggest inspiration in drumming is Danny Carey and I’ve learnt so much from covering TOOL’s songs. The way they use time signatures and polyrhythms make them super fun to play, and they help me to think more in depth about how drums can be used compositionally.
Thank you for checking out my entry!

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80 Comments

  1. giovannatakakibottai on April 26, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Well done Amelia!! Good luck in the Contest. 😷😊

    • Amelia on April 26, 2020 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks, you too! Your cover is awesome! I really need to learn some Dream Theater some time, it looks super fun 🙂

  2. Nicqui on April 26, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Omg Amelia! You are incredible!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
    Wow, so proud of you! What a unique talent you have, can’t wait to show Don & Maz xxx
    Well done xxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Amelia on April 26, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks Nicqui!! 🙂

  3. Niq on April 26, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Ps
    And I love how you we’re having so much fun!!

  4. Jesse on April 26, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    So impressive Amelia! Good luck 🙂

    • Amelia on April 26, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  5. katiedrumming on April 26, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    This is cool, You played it so well! Goodluck 🙂

    • Amelia on April 26, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks! Good luck to you too! Your cover is really cool 🙂

  6. Kristy on April 26, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Absolutely amazing!! Great choice in music!! 💜

    • Amelia on April 26, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  7. Mazzy on April 26, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Looks like your having so much fun you are an amazing drummer

    • Amelia on April 26, 2020 at 8:47 pm

      Thanks Mazzy!

  8. Rebecca Maddaford on April 27, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Wow, what talent. Amazing drumming and inspirational to boot. Islay and I loved it!

    • Amelia on April 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  9. Edie and Jimmy Newman on April 28, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Great job, Amelia, we live down the street from your grandparents Stan and Ruth Ross!!🥰. Keep up the good work, Sweetheart!!!💞

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      Oh haha, thanks!! 🙂

  10. lrnz7 on April 28, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    You blow me away, Amelia. I could watch this over and over

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 3:29 pm

      Aw thanks!!

  11. Karen Flowerday on April 28, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Super talented. Well done Amelia

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  12. Cheryl David on April 28, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Great job!

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks! 🙂

  13. Hana Fahy on April 28, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Amelia, this is fantastic!!

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  14. NZDee on April 28, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    Amazing talent Amelia, good luck! Very happy to vote for you 🙂 x

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  15. Marcel Rodeka on April 28, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    Amelia, that was awesome! You looked like you were really enjoying yourself and believe me, that shows in your superb playing! Just excellent!
    And best of luck in the comp!

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks Marcel!! 🙂

  16. Nash Murray on April 28, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    well done g looking good improving like crazy

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  17. Allan and Kay on April 28, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Great drumming Amelia. You have worked very hard to put that together. We wish you every succesd.

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  18. L on April 28, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    You’re so talented. Wiahing you all the best.

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  19. Arlo Hill on April 28, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Amazing drumming Amelia. Keep it up

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  20. johnd16 on April 28, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Great song choice Amelia! Nailed it! You got my vote. All the best with the competition and keep drumming!
    Kind regards,
    John
    (Australia)

    • Amelia on April 28, 2020 at 8:51 pm

      Oh woah from Aussie, cool! Thank you so much 🙂

  21. natdallas on April 28, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    9/8. Lovin your math rock + musicality!

    • Amelia on April 29, 2020 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks!! There are 6 different time signatures in it so the feel is a lot of fun 🙂

  22. Katiajade on April 29, 2020 at 3:43 am

    You are amazing. Love to see you looking like you are having the best time when you are drumming! Wow! Good luck in the contest! xxxxxxxx

    • Amelia on April 29, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks you!!

  23. watyuki on April 29, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Great job, Amelia! We are so proud of you!

    • Amelia on April 29, 2020 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  24. PepeB on April 29, 2020 at 5:46 am

    Hi Amelia, that is fantastic – excellent drive and focus throughout, and great to see you so clearly enjoying it too! You got my vote! 🙂

    • Amelia on April 29, 2020 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you so much!

  25. sross12 on April 29, 2020 at 10:57 am

    What a great performance ! By far the most difficult routine of all the other girls. Hard work really shows up in the end…..Grandpa…

  26. Stan Ross on April 29, 2020 at 11:12 am

    What a great performance ! Watched many of the other girls and yours was by far the most demanding. You are proof that hard word pays off. Wish I had the deciding vote…Love you LOTS……Grandpa

    • Amelia on April 29, 2020 at 2:54 pm

      Aww thanks!! It’s not the fastest piece but it’s very technical and that’s what I found fun about learning it 🙂

  27. CAT.CAT on April 29, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Wahoo! Sounding amazing Amelia! Wishing you all the best with this competition!
    Catherine N xxx 🙂

    • Amelia on April 29, 2020 at 3:16 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  28. Nigel Yoon on April 29, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Hello there! Do you have an Instagram or Facebook account for fans to follow? You are so talented 🤗

    • Amelia on April 30, 2020 at 1:00 am

      Thank you so much! I don’t at the moment, but I have a youtube channel called Kōkako Drums that I plan on posting some more covers to some time 🙂

  29. Andrea Freed-Levenson on April 29, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Amelia. I’m your cousin (actually your dad’s 1st cousin) from Sumter, South Carolina. I have seen videos of you dancing (I own a dance school) but this was INCREDIBLE. BEST OF LUCK!! Andrea Freed-Levenson

    • Amelia on April 30, 2020 at 1:03 am

      Oh haha, thank you so much Andrea!! 🙂

  30. Andrea Freed-Levenson on April 29, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Hi Amelia,

    I am your cousin (actually I’m your dad’s 1st cousin) I live in Sumter, S.C. too. I’ve seen videos of you dancing (I own a dance school) but this was INCREDIBLE. What a talented young lady!! Andrea Freed-Levenson

  31. Nigel Yoon on April 29, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Hey there! Do you have an Instagram account? I would like to see more of your drumming 🙂

  32. JulesFol on April 30, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    Fantastic Amelia! Best of luck for the competition. I will try to remember to vote daily. Julie xx

    • Amelia on April 30, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you so much!

  33. Dularfulla Debesis on May 1, 2020 at 5:24 am

    Excuse me Amelia, I would like to say that you are the best drummer from New Zealand I have ever seen! May I ask what is your email address? I would like to talk with you about possible collaborations with you in the future!

  34. kellross1 on May 1, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Awesome Amelia! We are so proud of you here in Texas!! Good Luck!!

    • Amelia on May 1, 2020 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  35. Hilary on May 1, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    WOW Just wow. You are freaking AMAZING – what an incredible talent and I can only imagine the hard work that has gone into getting that good. And I love the passion shining out of that smile – you go girl 💟☮️💟

    • Amelia on May 1, 2020 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you so much!! 🙂

  36. keza72 on May 3, 2020 at 1:04 am

    Awesome!! You know how much I love Tool but I equally love your talent. 🖤
    Keri, Del, Enzo, Santino and Jet. X x
    Good luck Amelia!

    • Amelia on May 3, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Aw thanks Keri!! 🙂

  37. Penny on May 4, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    You are amazing Amelia and you can see that you absolutely love drumming! xox

  38. Melissa on May 5, 2020 at 3:05 am

    Just amazing Amelia, such incredible talent. Love it. ❤️

    • Amelia on May 5, 2020 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  39. Paul Westwood on May 5, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Awesome Amelia! Fantastic foot work! I have been playing for two years and I still suck but I love playing and it has become an addiction. My favourite drummers include John Bonham, Keith Moon and Jet Black – who are yours?

    • Amelia on May 6, 2020 at 12:53 am

      Thanks!! Having fun with it is what matters, if you love playing lots then you’ll totally get a whole lot better 🙂 Danny Carey is definitely my favourite drummer, but I also really like Mario Duplantier, Stewart Copeland, and Frank Gibson Jr (a New Zealand drummer from 60s band Dr Tree), and there are plenty of bands I need to listen to a whole lot more that have great drummers like Led Zeppelin and Dream Theatre for example 🙂

  40. plagiatus on May 7, 2020 at 11:41 am

    Super! The wonderful play!!!

    • Amelia on May 7, 2020 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks!!! 🙂

  41. Fat H on May 7, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    cool t-shirt and cool drumming 🙂

  42. Caron Waite on May 7, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Just amazing Amelia, such incredible talent, wishing you all the best Caron xx

    • Amelia on May 7, 2020 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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