Electric Violinist: Linzi Stoppard

One half of the virtuoso electric violin duo FUSE whose eponymous debut album was released in May 2010 through Edel Records. FUSE is globally renowned for their innovative & stunning brand of live entertainment, performed on $1.5M Swarovski violins…

Artist: Linzi Stoppard

Genre: Pop/Rock/Electro

Sounds Like: Vanessa Mae/Bond/Apocalyptica

Location: London, UK

Label: Edel/Universal

Bio: Linzi Stoppard’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted electric violin isn’t the only thing that shimmers and sparkles.

A fast-rising, bright-shining star with an edgy style that’s all her own, Linzi Stoppard is pushing the envelope with her one-of-a-kind sound.

Linzi is also one half of the dynamic violin band 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. “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.

The FUSE violin duo has received tremendous critical acclaim from critics with some of the world’s leading publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, OK Magazine, and Hello Magazine, among others.

But Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee don’t just have the talent and the innovative sound; they’ve also got the look. A blend of glam and rock, the dynamic FUSE violin duo quite literally dazzle with their memorable personal style and their shimmering Swarovski Crystal-encrusted violins.

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.

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