Monday, 17 August 2009

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:

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