FUSE

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FUSE
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The FUSE duo are virtuoso musicians Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee who harness their bespoke and world exclusive electric violins, seizing classic pop, cross-over and club tracks and put them through the FUSE wringer.

FUSE’s eponymous debut album was released through Edel/Universal Records. The results are innovative but loving reinterpretations of hit anthems for the violin.

As Linzi says, “It’s completely fresh, no one thought that what we do was even possible. Everything you hear is violins! The style that we use when we play is more akin to that of a guitar player, with more soul and electricity – literally! We specialise in blowing away people’s preconceptions.” FUSE are already finding friends with music royalty who appreciate what they do. After raving, “I love what you’ve done, how did you get that sound?”, Francis Rossi appears on the album version of Quo’s ‘Down Down’, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd offered his services as a drummer and Roger Daltrey asked Linzi and Ben to support him!

FUSE perform on the most exclusive and expensive electric violins ever made. FUSE are the only string group in the world to collaborated with Swarovski Crystal to create the Signature electric violins. Each violin has over 50,000 individually applied crystals as seen in Harrods.

To raise the bar even further FUSE collaborated with British jewellery designer Theo Fennell and bespoke violin manufacturer Bridge, to create the world’s first ever 24-carat gold-plated violins, adorned with ruby, sapphire and diamond encrusted skulls. It took over nine months to create the world's most expensive electric violins. A bespoke blend of carbon and kevlar was used, making them light enough to off-set the weight of the gold plating. Both instruments are worth over $2M each.

In 2013 Ben Lee became the 5-time Guinness World Record as the Fastest Violin Player in the world. Ben performed “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at over 17 notes per second making him the first player in history to break the magic-minute mark – Ben can proclaim to now have the fastest fingers in the world!

What FUSE do can have a truly global appeal; there are no language barriers. Whilst they are very proudly a string band, listeners can sing along to the choruses that we all know. With the release of “FUSE”, Linzi and Ben will be bringing their unique brand of entertainment to a whole new audience!

 

 

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