Aki Markus Hakala is drummer of the Rasmus and has a good friendship to Lauri. He was born 28.10.1979 in Espoo. Pauli has asked him in 1999 to be drummer of Rasmus because Jane left the band, so Aki replaced him. Previously he sold some merchandise on concerts. On concerts he shared often with Lauri a hotel room.
Aki studied at the Nöykkiölä high school and at Tapiola Music School. He specialized in drums. Later he studied at the Pop and Jazz Institute in Helsinki. He broke this studies because he believed that the Institute ruined his own style.
His first album was Jimi Henrix what he buyed. The best Music albums for him are Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic, Metallica - Master of Puppets and Nalle II. Aki has a wife and one child.