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Yoshimi P-We

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Yoshimi P-We, born Yoshimi Yokota (横田佳美, Yokota Yoshimi?) is a Japanese musician best known for her role as the longest consistent drummer in the Japanese rock band, Boredoms.

Yoshimi also plays trumpet, guitar, and keyboard, and sings.

Yoshimi joined her first band UFO or Die with Yamatsuka Eye (aka Yamantaka Eye) in 1986. Since 1997 she has led the all-female band, OOIOO, and continues to contribute to the current incarnation of Boredoms.

Yoshimi has worked on a great number of other projects most notably a raga band Saicobaba, an ambient project Yoshimi and Yuka and indie supergroup Free Kitten. She appeared as a session player, vocalist and as the subject matter of The Flaming Lips’ 2002 record, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. Yoshimi participated as drummer 1 in the Boredoms 77 Boadrum performance which occurred on July 7, 2007 at the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park in Brooklyn, New York.

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