Raised in a musical household where guitars were not only played but built, a career as a musician seemed inevitable for Perth’s Leon Todd. However it took a childhood of shifting passions (AFL, cricket and skateboarding to name but a few) before Leon finally found his calling in the familiar embrace of the guitar and the classic rock music of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush and Thin Lizzy. Within 18 months Leon was not only performing on occasion but also had a steady roster of guitar students, some nearly three times his age.
As a founding member and principal songwriter for hard rock trio Ragdoll, Leon has toured extensively at home and abroad, including over 80 shows in the USA and Europe over a 5 year stretch, and shared the stage with rock heavyweights such as Guns’n’Roses, KORN, Seether and many, many more. Leon has also does double duty as the band’s primary booking agent.
Ragdoll have released three EP’s and two full length albums, yielding two nominations in the prestigious WAM song of the year awards. Ragdoll have been featured in international publications such as Rock Hard (France) and Classic Rock (UK), while Leon’s tutorial material was featured in the online edition of Guitar World Magazine (USA).
Leon runs a Youtube channel focusing on guitar gear and tutorials. he currently splits his time between writing and performing with Ragdoll, teaching and spending time with his wife and their very fat and furry cat.