Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Rock Electric Violin Duo FUSE Sign Groundbreaking Record Deal

Rock Electric Violin Duo FUSE Sign Groundbreaking Record Deal

Ben Lee and Linzi Stoppard are FUSE, the rock prince and princess of the violin world. Today at the InterContinental London Park Lane they have signed a global record deal with edel Record.

FUSE are original and unique - they aren’t classical violinists, they are rock violinists, pioneering a new unique musical sound for a traditionally classical instrument.

FUSE Sign Global Deal. They are putting the finishing touches to their 12 track debut album “Glorious”, co-produced by FUSE. This is the first time in a long time a UK string act has signed a major deal to a pop/rock label through "traditional" channels.

Ben and Linzi met in 2006. Having both had successful live performance careers, they decided to merge their talents and form FUSE, a one-of-a-kind, glamorous rock, boy-girl electric violin duo.

When Ben and Linzi set out to break the mould and push the boundaries they realised they had two choices: to be followers or to show the way with initiative. The latter was the only real option.

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Monday, 17 August 2009

FUSE perform at British Red Cross Gala Ball

FUSE and Britain’s Got Talent star to perform at British Red Cross Gala Ball
Tuesday 9 June 2009
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Electric violinists FUSE and Britain’s Got Talent star Julian Smith are set to perform at the British Red Cross International Fundraising Committee Gala Ball tomorrow (10 June). The Birmingham saxophonist, runner-up in the ITV talent show last week, will join Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee (FUSE) and award-winning comedian Omid Djalili on the bill at the IFC Gala Ball.

Guests will attend a reception and dinner at one of a selection of Ambassadors’ residences before being taken to the Hyatt Regency London The Churchill Hotel for entertainment, dancing and the chance to bid for exclusive and unattainable items at an auction, which will raise money for the international life-saving work of the British Red Cross.

The theme this year is ‘A Celebration of Life’ and the gala ball will bring together influential people from across the world. Confirmed guests include Anne Robinson, Sir Trevor Nunn and European Royals.

Julian Smith wowed the judges during Britain’s Got Talent with Piers Morgan describing him as “the coolest contestant” that has ever appeared on the show. FUSE are duo Linzi Stoppard (daughter-in-law of Sir Tom Stoppard) and Ben Lee, the most innovative and in demand string act for a generation. FUSE began 2009 as the act opening for the New Year's Day London Parade immediately after the Queen's New Year message. Their performance was broadcast to more than 300 million viewers on 750 international TV stations around the world. Comedian Omid Djalili is acclaimed as one of Britain’s funniest stand-up comedians as has also appeared in films including ‘The Mummy’ and ‘Gladiator’.

Linzi Attends Grand Opening Of Bryan Adams' 'Hear The World Ambassadors' Exhibition

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Linzi and FUSE sign global record deal / Daily Mail

Have you seen the latest Stoppard play? She rocks!

Linzi Stoppard: £1million record deal

When Linzi Stoppard - daughter-in-law of playwright Sir Tom Stoppard - was dragged to her first violin lesson at the age of four, her mother Jenny hoped she might be the next Yehudi Menuhin.
But now the 30-year-old leggy violinist has fulfilled a rather more rock 'n' roll dream. Her band, FUSE, in which she plays alongside fellow violinist Ben Lee, have signed a £1 million recording deal with rock label Edel, whose roster of artists include
, Prince and Deep Purple.
'My mum would have preferred me to go down the classical route - that's why she got me into violin - but we wanted to sign to a rock label,' says Linzi.

'My dad was into the Rolling Stones, and when I was 20 I realised I could make the electric violin sound like a guitar, and combined the two Read more:

Linzi and FUSE perform at Fortune Forum in Monaco

"The party atmosphere was definitely lacking in Monaco this year for Fund Forum. Numbers were down and the usual lavish entertainment had been credit crunched. Still, the organisers professed themselves pleased with the turnout, and with the numbers of chief execs who turned up to sit on panels or address the conference.Some providers were still doing things in style, but they were mostly the asset servicing arms of the banks. I enjoyed an evening at a swanky hotel by the sea courtesy of BNY Mellon, including a performance by electric violin duo Fuse. It was just right for Monaco!"

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