Ramo Ayaou (*1992) discovered her passion for drums before she learned to walk. But the only instrument she had at home was a piano, so she learned to play this instrument instead. when she was eight years old, she finally got her first drum-set and with nine years she went to lesson for the first time.
Later Ayaou found her interest for guitar-playing and improvising music. So she started to take lessons in free improvised music with John MacKeown, where she first met Jonas Marti. She also sung for many years in the Choir of Susanne Würmli. When she was twenty years old, she left the choir to focus more on her studies and the Band.
In 2013 she started her studies in Music and Movement at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, with drums as her main instrument. Here she learned a lot about playing with mallets (Marimba, Vibraphone). In summer 2016 she received her bachelor-diploma and is now working in many different schools as a teacher. She also started to study Pop and Rock music at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern.
Ayaou is a member of the group for about 6 years and so she is the groups longest member. She also writes a lot of songs, some of them can be found in the repertoir of Loaf of Stone.
Ayaou took part at the swiss "Female Bandworkshop" of Helvetia Rockt, where she played with the Band "Natatorium". The band split up a year later, but Ayaou still plays in many other bandprojects, but she also says, that Loaf of Stone clearly is her main project.
"I think diversity is as important in music as it is to be spontaneaous when making music. You need to be open for everything to happen"
Instrument: DDrum (4 Toms, 1 Snare, 1 Bass-Drum, 1 Hi-Hat, 7 Cymbals), Paiste Cymbals, Tama Doublebass-Pedal „Iron Cobra“.