Electric violinists Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee comprise FUSE, and they’re wowing music lovers with an innovative and one-of-a-kind sound that’s unlike any other.
The FUSE violin duo released their debut album, FUSE, with Edel AG/ Universal UK Records and their faithful following has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since.
Choosing the tracks for the album was not easy, but the duo picked personal favourites and tracks that they knew that most people love. Linzi says, “With the track ‘Glorious’ we needed to turn the vocal into a string line and it just worked, it’s a great song, one that you just hear people whistling.” More inventively Ben relates, “We combined the mediaeval ‘O Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana with ‘Kashmir’ by Led Zeppelin, ‘Carmina’ felt a bit empty just on strings and amazingly we realised that the tracks had the same musical form. It works so well!”
As part of the FUSE violin duo, Linzi and Ben are carving out a unique musical niche and an equally unique fan base with their incredible sound. Violins are traditionally associated with classical music, but the FUSE electric violin duo has bucked the norm. They delved into the sometimes risky and uncharted territory that is the world of crossover music to develop a new, innovative sound; one that’s unique on the music scene.
“Many string instruments have electric varieties, but these musicians typically use a traditional acoustic instrument so you end up with a traditional sound, albeit a bit louder. Our approach is very different. We utilize sonic processors and a unique type of electric violin. The result is our very own FUSE style,” Linzi explained.
To achieve their trademark sound, the electric violinists of FUSE called upon a suite of high-tech equipment, including their trademark Bridge electric violins, valve amps and sonic processors to create their trailblazing album. The result is a new style of rock that’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard.