MEET THE BAND
Susie Major, founder of RagDolls, had her start in Las Vegas performing and writing in local bands. It was in Las Vegas that she was discovered and asked to sing on the cult horror movie, Roctober Blood, of which she sang the main song, “Rainbow Eyes”. Susie has fronted her own bands honing her songwriting and unique rock vocal style. She has shared the stage with Queensryche, UFO, John Waite, Michael Schenker, The Tubes, and many more. She has also performed on numerous songs for the recent SyFY Channel’s phenom, Sharknado movie series.
Susie's had a deep love of Aerosmith from an early age and credits their style on her own songwriting. Paying homage to Aerosmith was Susie's intention in forming RagDolls. She went over and over planning out exactly what she envisioned for the band down to every last detail. She painstakingly searched and auditioned many musicians before finalizing the band members. She is extremely proud of RagDolls and gives 100% of herself into each performance and won't give less than her ALL to the audience.
Songs from Ali’s four full-length albums have been featured in numerous films and hit shows like Sex and the City, Dawson’s Creek and in 2019, Fox Thursday Night Football. She’s toured Australia, Japan and beyond, provided backing vocals for Neil Young, and shared the stage with songwriting legend Paul Williams as his featured vocalist. Also a published author, Ali penned "Guitar for Girls" (Hal Leonard), a guitar method book & CD.
Learning Joe Perry’s groove-filled riffs and formidable guitar solos has inspired Ali in her own writing and recording career, as she works on album #5. Long a devotee of her Fender Custom Shop Telecaster, she’s enjoying becoming reacquainted with her Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus as she channels Joe’s onstage vibe & tone.
Masha McSorley has been rockin' on guitar since the tender age of 12. She is a singer/songwriter with over 25+ years of live-music experience, and has a profound love for Rock n' Roll. She has been the vocalist, bassist, and guitar player in a wide range of projects including metal, rock, funk, alternative and soul. Masha's love for Aerosmith was the inspiration to start playing guitar, and she, to this day says that "Joe Perry and Brad Whitford were my guitar teachers, and Steven Tyler taught me to sing. They don't know it, but they did!" The opportunity to play the very music that started her on her musical path is very special and close to her heart. She enjoys exploring the world, music production, photography, mountain biking, and live music.
"If music be the food of love, play on."
Lex Wolfe started on the cello at age 3, switching to the bass guitar as a teen. Notable for her "raw energy and highly athletic live performance", Lex is a true entertainer, complete with two feet of swinging dreadlocks. After earning a BS in Neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin, she spent years as a hired gun in both Austin, TX and Nashville, TN performing with artists of all styles - including national tours with all-female Warped Tour vets Sick of Sarah that landed her a feature on AXS TV's Breaking Band with The Go-Go's icon Belinda Carlisle.
Lex Wolfe has always loved the great riffs of classic rock. Having grown up on Aerosmith's later work, a deep love of Led Zeppelin opened the door into exploring their early albums, and then she was really hooked. A true fingerstyle player at heart, Wolfe has taken naturally to Tom Hamilton's blues-soaked style.
Marisa Testa is a hard working and dynamic drummer, percussionist, singer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Long Island, NY. Marisa started playing drums at age 10, attended the drum program at Musicians institute, and completed an internship at Warner Brothers Records. Credits include national tours with actor Corey Feldman, Rudy Mancuso, Street Drum Corps, and a variety of other you tubers and classic rock legends. She has also sang at Carnegie Hall under the conduction of Dr. Jeffrey Ames.
Having a solid in the pocket backbone like we have with Marisa is the difference that allows RagDolls to be on a level above the norm. Marisa is excited to be laying the beats down in the RagDolls!
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Julie started playing piano at the age of 9 and studied acting on stage and in TV & Film. She made her living as an actor / dancer but secretly wanted to be a rock star. She started playing in cover bands in 2001 and hasn't looked back. You might recognize her from the VHI Classic series "Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp," where she performed with such notable rock icons as Brett Michaels, Kip Winger, Michael Anthony, Ace Frehley, Rudy Sarzo and Lita Ford. She is excited to bring the Blues keyboards to RagDolls.