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Linzi Stoppard Rocks The Royals At The David Shepherd 25th Anniversary Gala

Linzi Stoppard & Ben Lee are electric string group FUSE, setting the bar for a new breed of electric violinist and string quartets. FUSE put in a rockin' performance at the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's 25th Anniversary Gala, Park Lane, London



    LONDON, ENGLAND, December 15, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Linzi Stoppard & Ben Lee Rock The Royals At The David Shepherd 25th Anniversary Gala

FUSE performed a sensational set at the legendary artist David Shepherd's Wildlife Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala at the Dorchester Hotel London, attended by HRH Prince & Princes Michael Of Kent.

FUSE are virtuoso musicians Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee who, on their eponymous debut album, harness their bespoke signature Bridge electric violins and take rock tracks that people love and radically but lovingly reinterpret them.

FUSE have already been labelled as the pioneers of a new electric violin dawn and showed why with their high impact performance at the gala, rocking out renditions of much loved rock classics such as Joan Jet's "I Love Rock n Roll". FUSE are classically trained musicians but are not a classical electric string group. FUSE are showing the traditionally classical instrument, when electrified, can be as versatile as the more common place guitar, and can definitely ROCK!

In the run up to recording their debut album Linzi and Ben spent many weeks hidden away in rehearsal studios experimenting with specialised outboard, electric guitar equipment and key players from the UK music scene to create a FUSE sound all of their own. The results are completely unique, original and have mass appeal...frustratingly to those who have been trying to emulate this new violin dawn, the bespoke ingredients that makes up this pioneering sound is a much sought after secret so they'll have to keep guessing.

The album is scheduled for Spring 2010.
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) has been voted one of the most effective and popular wildlife charities in Britain. We are a flexible, non bureaucratic organisation, actively responding to wildlife crises. Working with experts, we fund innovative, long-term projects in Africa and Asia. Our work is achieving real results for species survival in their wild habitat whilst truly benefiting local communities who share their environment. The awareness we raise through our engaging education programme and the funds we generate through 'Art for Survival' are also key aspects of our work. We guarantee that 100% of donations marked for a specific cause go in full to that project.

Quote From DSWF....

"Thank you to all our supporters and their friends for making our 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Dorchester such a magnanimous success on November 13th."

"The enthusiasm and generosity of all our guests along with the support from our patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Simon King, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, auctioneer Charlie Ross and electric violin duo FUSE made it a fabulous night for endangered wildlife."

For more information on the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation or rock electric string group FUSE please visit:

DSWF
http://www.davidshepherd.org

FUSE
http://www.electricstringquartet.com
http://www.myspace.com/fusemusic

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