BAND SPOTLIGHT: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LEON TODD OF RAGDOLL FROM PERTH AUSTRALIA!
B/H: Please let my readers know about your band! (who is in it, what do they play, and how many years have you been working as a band, how did you meet)
LT: Ragdoll is Ryan Rafferty on bass and vocals, Cam Barrett on drums and Leon Todd on guitar. We're from Perth Western Australia and we're in the midst of our third USA tour in as many years!
B/H: Where did the name Ragdoll originate from?
LT: Our drummer Cam had a gorgeous Ragdoll breed cat that we thought fit our description ; three hairy dudes who like to play rock'n'roll!
B/H: Being a rock band from Australia where did you get your sound from? Which bands were your biggest influences?
LT:Like everyone else we love classic rock from both sides of the Atlantic ; Led Zeppelin, Rush, Van Halen, Deep Purple, Kings X and Whitesnake!
B/H: How was the recording process on your latest LP "All I Want is Everything" compared to "Here Today"?
LT: We used the same process, recording drums and mixing at Crank Recording in Perth Western Australia and doing everything else in my garage at home. Our producer and engineer Troy Nababan helped us out a lotrealise the vision we had for this latest record, which was to produce the definitiveRagdoll EP!
B/H: I see that you are touring the U.S., which tour stop has been the best show so far?
LT: We just finished up at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor Oklahoma. The crowds were insane and we played one of our best shows ever!
B/H: If you were able to book your fantasy tour with 3 bands who would they be and why would you want to tour with them?
LT: Kings X are one of our favourite bands and they're the perfect heavy rock trio, in our minds at least.
KISS, just because we'd love to see that show every night.
Led Zeppelin; because... Led Zeppelin!
B/H: So everybody has a guilty pleasure when it comes to music and we have that song or band on our Ipod's, who and what song do you have that you listen to that make your fans chuckle?
LT: The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald and the song "What a Fool Believes" is our all time guilty pleasure. Blue eyed soul baby!
B/H: What would you like to add that you want your fans and my readers to know?
LT: We have a new compilation CD out now, Ragdoll Rewound, and music video, Tell Me, that we'd love your readers to check out. We're on tour through May and June and you can get tour dates at our website www.ragdollrock.com and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ragdollrock !