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Rag Doll was formed in Northampton, UK in the late ‘80s by brothers Dave and Wayne Cox. The band played a mix of original and covers on a local and national level until the mid-’90s.


Fast forward to 2020 and the band reconnected during the covid crisis to create new music. Rise is the first single from their recordings.

“Rise is about the collective power of all people to bring about positive change by peaceful means.”

Guitarist Dec Burke is known for his involvement with several accomplished progressive rock bands. He has released many studio and live albums. Dec has released 3 solo albums and is about to release a fourth.

Drummer Wayne Cox has toured the UK with The Enid. He has been a part of several projects including one with Andy Taylor of Duran Duran. He has continued to play live at a national level and as a session player with a top 5 single in Ireland. He is currently playing and recording with 3 bands.

Bassist and vocalist Paul Hird's UK career began in the late ‘80s. In 2000 he moved to the US, fronting bands in the Midwest and L.A. Paul has acted in award-winning films and owns Golden Hill Studios, mixing and mastering for artists all over the world.

Keyboard and vocalist Dave has been a singer and multi-instrumentalist since the ‘80s fronting many bands from No Justice to Johnny the Fox. After moving to Ireland he’s been involved in many musical theater productions and has received accolades for best singer. He is a respected session keyboardist and live performer.

We have lots of new songs to release this year and we can't wait!

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Reviews for

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Eric McLellan

A&R Consultant

Incredible playing!! Record and vocal is really awesome and interesting as well. High energy and killer grooves. I especially like the message.

Lets all rise up!




The melody is amazing with those powerdull guitar riffs!! Also, the lyric talks about imortant things


A bold track with a striking anthemic vibe are expertly composed and perfectly executed. A truly powerful piece.


Really like the classical rock motif employed on this jam. It's so easy to vibe to and we like the punchy, driving character. It's inspiring and empowering.


Coming soon


as soon as covid gets lost!

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