Ryan Rafferty (lead vocals, bass), Leon Todd (guitar), and Cam Barrett (drums) make up Perth based hard rock trio Ragdoll who “focus on melody, musicianship, and emotional conviction”. I’ve watched recordings of them playing live on YouTube and they have a mighty big sound for a trio.
In May 2012 they played US rock festival Rocklahoma and a multi-state club tour across the Mid-West in support of their critically acclaimed debut release, ‘Ragdoll Rock’, which was released worldwide in 2011 and contained 4 tracks: ‘Foot to the Floor’, ‘The Feeling’, ‘Ashamed’ and ‘In My Mind’.
Their second EP, ‘Here Today’, was recorded in 2012 and contained five tracks including singles ‘Tell Me’, ‘Here Today’ and the band’s first ballad ‘Could it be Love’.
Bringing things up-to-date, the band have a new single out called ‘Rewind Your Mind’, which can be heard on this page’s Jukebox along with 'All I Want'.
Check out their Bandcamp to hear their track 'Rewound' and their YouTube channel for many more of their tracks (both links below).
copyright: Elspeth Erickson Photography
RED LIGHT SOUND
Adelaide alt rockers Red Light Sound are Paul Scott (Guitar), Ben Kelly (Guitar), Ryan Bartlett (Vocals) Joel Winton (Bass) and Tony Ris (Drums).
During their 4 years they’ve gigged extensively and built up a solid fan base by supporting bands such as New Zealand’s I Am Giant during their ‘Science and Survival’ tour. The band were even hand picked by Dead Letter Circus to open a New Year’s eve show for them on the Gold Coast.
On their second EP ‘Latitudes’ they worked with renowned Melbourne producer Dan Murtagh. The EP has 5 tracks, all of which can be downloaded (for whatever price you care to give) from their Bandcamp page (link below). You can hear ‘Earth Divides’ via Youtube below.