With plenty of flavor, passion, and technical know-how, you need to go check out the hot, electric violin duo, FUSE, out of the UK!
Two multi-talented violinists and rock/pop legends, Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee, are carving out a unique musical niche and an equally unique fan base with their incredible sound!
Some people might try to say that the violin is old news and no longer relevant, but FUSE proves them wrong every time with their electrifying and powerful and (mostly) instrumental renditions of well-known hits, including “Beat It”, “The Final Countdown”, and the anthem from “Top Gun” to name just a few. While still staying within the style realms of more classical and “movie” type pieces that are well-known for violin, FUSE’s song selections allow the duo to combine old and new flavors into their own unique and modern sound!
Influences as varied as Fleetwood Mac, Steve Vai, and Mozart have helped mold and shape the drama, creativity, and talent that have truly come together here in one amazing package! Don’t tell these two it can’t be done because it’s likely they have already done it! They have played around the world, enjoyed multiple record deals including being the first electric violin artists to sign a major recording contract, have their own line of Swarovski crystal-encrusted violins, and are constantly striving to show that the electric violin is as versatile as any electric guitar (you might even be confused into thinking you’re listening to a guitar instead of their awesome violins); not to mention a few Guinness World Records thrown in for Lee as the fastest electronic violinist in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and a long list of other achievements for this duo that would leave most musicians with their jaws dropping!