Dubbed “the fastest violinist in the world,” and working with dozens of popular music heroes, has just been the beginning for Ben Lee. Partnered with Linzi Stoppard – supermodel, and musician extraordinaire – he and Linzi have tailored their instruments, their craft and their sound and are exploding on the world with no looking back!
Their story reads like a made in Hollywood film about a British glam-rock band, but it’s all unfolding in real time. Blazing their trail in their own way sure seems to be working! Middle Tennessee Music will be folowing up with the duo, soon.
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 Records in March 2010 and their faithful following has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since.
As part of the FUSE violin duo, Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee 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 gold 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.
In fact, the two members of FUSE were recently named as the newest faces on C Music TV, an international music video channel – and yet another confirmation of their “arrival” on the mainstream music scene. Further proof? Their standing ovations following recent performances at the iconic Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix.