A very dexterous and talented lady, Akiko Matsuura is a Japanese drummer who is known for being incredibly adroit on drum sets. She has become very skilful with drum sticks that she is now widely considered to be one of the most consummate drummers from Japan. A multi-talented woman, Akiko is also a vocalist who is renowned for her resonance and smooth voice control. She is also a stunning performer who knows how to attract attention. The drummer has often appeared on stage wearing only her underwear, wowing her audience in the process. In addition to all these, Akiko is known for diving across the stage during her performances. Find out more about her below.
Who is Akiko Matsuura and How Old is She?
The exact day and month in which Akiko Matsuura was born have not been established however, we know that she was born in 1994. The drummer was born in Osaka, Japan and is said to have grown up there.
It is believed that Akiko Matsuura had some form of formal education while growing up but little is known about the institutions where she had her education. What is certain about her is that she developed a strong interest in music right from when she was a little child and would eventually go on to make a name for herself in the industry.
Akiko Matsuura’s Family Details
The identities of Akiko Matsuura’s mother and father have not been made known as the singer rarely talks about them. However, some reports have claimed that her parents used to own a barbecue restaurant in their hometown in Osaka and that she used to help out in the restaurant as a kid. It is not certain if Akiko has any siblings with whom she grew up in Japan. Some reports have, however, asserted that she is the only child of her parents.
Akiko Matsuura has a son called Archie and she is very fond of the boy. Archie was born in 2014 when Akiko was in a relationship with Charlie Heaton, an English actor who is also a musician and a former band member. Akiko and Charlie who are age mates, met when they were both teenagers. Their romance blossomed when Charlie joined the Comanechi rock band which was co-founded by Akiko. They took an interest in each other and started dating.
When they had their son Archie in 2014, they tried to keep the boy’s birth and identity from the public. Fans only got to know about the boy when he turned three years old around 2017. At the moment, Akiko and Charlie are reported to have parted ways.
Facts About The Drummer
- Music career
Akiko Matsuura’s journey as a musician began when she met a man called Simon Petrovich, a guitarist who also loved music. According to reports, they met at a party which was hosted by a mutual friend and bonded immediately because of their mutual love for music and musical instruments.
In 2005, Akiko and Simon formed a band known as Comanechi. They were later joined by Charlie Heaton and began to gain some fame around the UK with their work. The band started putting out singles and staging energetic performances that caught some attention. They then released a debut album called Crime Of Love in 2009.
After some time, Akiko joined another band called The Big Pink while still a member of Comanechi and serving as their frontwoman. Finally, in 2013, Comanechi group members separated after a row among them and Akiko continued drumming for The Big Pink.
Akiko Matsuura later joined another music band called Pre after some time with The Big Pink. She now actively plays drums for the band and also serves a vocalist. Over the years, she has become a favorite group member with her energetic stage displays.
- She is dramatic on stage
One reason why people love Akiko Matsuura is because of her really energetic and dramatic stage displays. She loves to cause a stir by appearing on stage in just her underwear. This has often excited her audience who love seeing her in that state.
Akiko is also known for engaging in numerous stage dives during her stage performances. She has explained that she dives across the stage to make the show interesting. She has often fallen flat on her face during these performances, but she keeps going.
- Net Worth
Apparently, Akiko Matsuura has been able to rake in some money in her career so far as a musician. She has been a member of different music groups, staging performances and winning lots of admiration across the UK as well as making money in the process. At the moment, Akiko Matsuura’s net worth has been pegged at about $1 million by different sources.
- She loves barbecue
According to reports, Akiko Matsuura is deeply in love with barbecue. This may be because her parents owned a barbecue shop in Japan. In fact, some sources claim that when she first met Simon Petrovich, they bonded very fast because he was also a lover of barbecue.