Ragdoll

Ragdoll

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandRockClassic Rock

Three-piece from Western Australia melding Classic Rock influences with modern day inspiration to produce foot-stomping rock. With mezmerising guitars, vocal harmonies and an unrivalled rythm section, the music covers everything from riff laden future rock classics to beautiful acoustic ballads.

Biography

Australian Hard Rock trio Ragdoll exploded onto the international stage in May 2012 with two electrifying sets at US rock festival Rocklahoma and a multi-state club tour across the Mid-West in support of their critically acclaimed debut release, ‘Ragdoll Rock’ (Rockpit.net’s EP of the Year) and their sophomore offering ‘Here Today’.

The three-piece are known for their high energy shows and striking musicianship. Lead by the powerful and soulful vocals of Ryan Rafferty, reminiscent of golden era Coverdale, Fogerty and Plant, their distinctive brand of Rock is infused with unforgettable, crunching guitar riffs intertwined with intricately woven melodies and mesmerizing guitar solos courtesy of Leon Todd, all backed by a freight train of a rhythm section driven by the thundering drums of Cam Barrett.

With an authentic sound and an unrivalled dedication to the music, nothing’s discounted in developing a Ragdoll original, that’s why each and every tune evokes that certain something… something almost indescribable… something you can’t quite put your finger on. It’s that ‘something’ that’s at the heart and soul of every Ragdoll song and every Ragdoll performance. It’s music steeped in tradition, paying homage to the greats and ghosts of the past while forging its own exciting new path through the Rock wilderness.

Ragdoll’s influences are broad and many, from the soul of the Blues pioneers to latter day greats like Trower, ZZ Top and Bonamassa, to the Classic Rock maestros like Zeppelin and Purple at their collective peaks, the melodies of Lizzy and Foreigner and the sheer unrelenting hard-rock class of Whitesnake and Van Halen. All have played their part. The result is a sound that stands alone, a sound that is unmistakably Ragdoll.

Great music is great music no matter where it comes from as long as it is played with heart and soul and listened to with open ears and minds... this is the Ragdoll philosophy.

Discography

Ragdoll Rock EP - released October 2011
Tracks include:
Foot to the Floor
In My Mind
The Feeling
Ashamed

Here Today EP - released May 2012
Tracks include:
Here Today
Tell Me
Could it be Love
Heaven Above
Overnight Sensation

Set List

Ragdoll Originals

Ashamed
Could it be Love
Foot to the Floor
Heat of the Night
Heaven Above
Here Today
If You Want It
In My Mind
Overnight Sensation
Pizza Box
Slip Slip
Tell Me
The Feeling

Ragdoll covers set list

All the Small Things - Blink 182
You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
Better - The Screaming Jets
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Cherry Pie - Warrant
Dont Stop Believing - Journey
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Fool and Me - Robin Trower
Fortunate Son - CCR
Going to California - Led Zeppelin
Hard Act - Grinspoon
Knocking on Heavens Door - Dylan/GnR
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Highway to Hell - ACDC
Holy Grail - Hunters and Collectors
I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett
I Was Made for Loving You - KISS
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
Jessie’s Girl - Rick Springfield
Lick it Up - KISS
Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Nothing But a Good Time - Poison
Old Time Rock n Roll - Bob Segar
On My Mind - Powderfinger
Rock 'n' Roll - Led Zep