Spotlight On: Linzi Stoppard Electric Violinist & FUSE

Violins,  Swarovski Crystals, Rock music …

…have I caught your interest yet? (Although I’m sure some of you stopped at crystals.) I’m here to introduce you to an incredible sight (and sound) which includes crystal studded violins and rock music.

FUSE is an electric violin band from the UK brought to you by Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee, who were not satisfied with being just another classical cross-over cliche. Of course, the first genre of music you think of when you hear “electric” is rock, and there’s no doubt that FUSE can rock out! Especially when they’re using their Swarovski Crystal studded violins that are worth more than $1million, a piece! And if crystals aren’t you’re thing, (then you must be crazy) and you may like their 24 karat gold violins! Now as stunning as these violins are their music is equally, if not more stunning, as well. Although they were may have been told that they should enter talent shows, FUSE refused as they wanted to take the tradition route and get a contract with a label. FUSE performed at may shows, one of which they were almost late to and had to flag down an ice cream truck to hitch a ride just to get there on time. However, their hard work did not go unseen, as they became the first electric violinists to sign a major global record deal.

Below is FUSE’s cover of Katy Perry’s song “Firework”

A little about Linzi & Ben

Linzi started playing the classical violin when she was just four years old, and she also plays the clarinet and piano. She is a woman of many talents, as she was a model before she became apart of FUSE. Although, Ben Lee may not be as beautiful as Linzi, (okay I lied) he too was also a model before he signed on with FUSE. His music career started when he was 5 years old, when he was given his first violin. Ben has many accomplishments, which includes receiving the “Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Composer of the Year” at the age of 16 and breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest violin player in 2010. Ben has also played with the violin artists and bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight, Gorillaz, Amy Winehouse and recorded music for fashion shows for the famous Alexander McQueen.


To Contact FUSE check out their:

Myspace –

Official site –

Linzi Stoppard Official

Twitter –

FUSE’s DEBUT album is currently out now!

You can buy it on amazon!

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