Yusei Ota started playing the Japanese Wadaiko in elementary school, and started playing the drum kit in middle school. He has played in numerous bands as a drummer straddling numerous genres in Tokyo, California, and Toronto. Yusei enjoys playing different sorts of percussive instruments from around the world including the djembe, dalbuka, taiko and the drum kit. He is currently the lead drummer for Red Slam Collective and the AngelHeartRiverwalker Project.