Linzi Stoppard & Ben Lee aka FUSE Light Up London's West End With Performance For The Crown Estate

Top Quote Electric String Group FUSE (duo Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee) turn on the Christmas Lights in London's West End with a performance for the Crown Estate. FUSE were asked to open the festive season in Jermyn Street by switch on the lights for the very first time! End Quote
    QuoteThe benchmark for violin groups has just been raised!Quote

    The celebrated electric violin duo, FUSE, starring Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee the Prince and Princess of the rock violin world, led the first ever switch-on of the Jermyn Street Christmas lights.

    With their original sound and approach FUSE are the most innovative string act around today. Pioneering a new method for a traditionally classical instrument while inspiring a new breed of electric violinists. FUSE are setting the bar.

    Never before has an electric string group dared ventured into the world of electric guitars like FUSE in 2009 – it’s a first. Don’t be fooled by the incredible guitar-like sounds, arrangements, techniques and solos – these are not guitars you are listening to but electric violins FUSE-STYLE.

    FUSE gave a live performance before and after the switch-on as the classically-trained musicians created an electric atmosphere and flicked the switch to illuminate a series of magical reflective stars.

    FUSE’s unique and authentic sound, the components of which and their combination are a close guarded secret, couldn't be achieved using acoustic violins - after months of experimenting with soundscapes and recording techniques Linzi and Ben are adding the final touches to their breathtaking album (co-produced by FUSE). Gone are the days of churning out classical clichés, FUSE's album will be a rock anthems "best of" fit for Guitar Hero, except this time it's VIOLIN HERO!

    Jermyn Street is a world renowned shopping street offering quintessential British style in the heart of St James's, London, SW1. Dating back to 1664, this refined and elegant enclave is home to a large variety of shirt-makers, shoemakers, tailors and signature specialists such as a cheesemongers and an eighteenth-century perfumers. Jermyn Street is vibrant and exciting whilst also being suitably situated for a relaxing and unhurried luxury shopping experience.

    On the launch night Jermyn Street carol singers performed for customers whilst in-store raffles and prize draws brought a fun edge to highlight Jermyn Street’s unrivalled heritage. Many shops offered special incentives and noble craftsmen demonstrated their skills as a reminder of the street’s impeccable credentials as being one of the first quarters of British style.

    Some of London’s specialist retailers are housed in Jermyn Street such as Geo. F. Trumper, the traditional gentlemen's barber still practicing wet shaves, hair-cuts and chiropody; and Paxton & Whitfield, selling specialist cheeses, fine foods and quality wines, which has been located in Jermyn Street for well over 100 years. Fortnum & Mason; London’s premier luxury department store, dating back to 1707, is situated between Jermyn Street and Piccadilly.

    There are a fine selection of men’s clothiers such as Hilditch & Key, Alfred Dunhill and Roderick Charles, with many carrying womenswear lines too such as Charles Tyrwhitt, DAKS, Favourbrook, Hawes & Curtis, New & Lingwood and T.M. Lewin & Sons.

    The St James’s area also offers the discerning shopper a fabulous selection of cafés, bars and restaurants too such as David Britton at The Cavendish, Fortnum & Mason, Franco's, Getti, Green's Restaurant, Quaglino's, Rowley's Restaurant, Sofitel St James London, The Ritz London, Wiltons Restaurant.

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