Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Linzi Stoppard & FUSE support Fashion For The Brave by launching the media call at the Hyde Park Barracks and headlining at the event on Park Lane London >>
Round up media coverage of Fashion For The Brave Hyde Park Barracks launch and Dorchester hotel Gala (PR Associates)>>
Daily Telegraph coverage of Fashion For the Brave media call >>
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
What advice would you have for a ‘classical’ player looking to get into the music industry?” Linzi’s quick to chip in. “Have courage and conviction. Don’t try reality TV until you’ve tried everything else! Get yourself a MySpace page, find some like-minded musicians and just don’t give up!”
Full article here: http://www.jesta.org.uk/fuse.htm
Monday, 24 May 2010
Tom Stoppard likes his rock’n’roll old-fashioned. Linzi, his bow-wielding daughter—in-law, didn’t even know who he was. How do they feel about each other now?"
Find out here >>
"Linzi Stoppard, daughter-in-law of playwright Tom, talks about going from fashion shoots to heavy-metal violins.
By Michael Pilgrim
Published: 3:09PM BST 05 May 2010
Rock and the violin have enjoyed a hesitant history. The poor fiddle rarely gets to be a lead rock instrument – that’s the guitar’s job. From George Martin through Nick Drake to Guy Chambers and Robbie Williams, it has been relegated to sweetening and thickening a tune. Or providing arty texture (Roxy Music), folksy trimmings (the Corrs) or jazzy depth (Jean-Luc Ponty)."
"Linzi Stoppard, who is one half of Fuse - an electric-violin duo - opted for a custom-made purple satin dress with a fishtail-hem finish by Suzanne Neville"
More here: http://www.cmusic.tv/watchvideo/508
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Linzi's 31, but insists she's too busy with her career to have a baby. So why does her mother-in-law, Miriam Stoppard, say she's crazy? Find out more ...
Rock and the violin have enjoyed a hesitant history. The poor fiddle rarely gets to be a lead rock instrument – that’s the guitar’s job. From George Martin through Nick Drake to Guy Chambers and Robbie Williams, it has been relegated to sweetening and thickening a tune. Or providing arty texture (Roxy Music), folksy trimmings (the Corrs) or jazzy depth (Jean-Luc Ponty).
Now one band aims to elbow the guitarists offstage. Fuse is an electric-violin duo formed by Linzi Stoppard, Sir Tom’s model daughter-in-law, and the session musician Ben Lee.
Monday, 5 April 2010
Friday, 19 March 2010
YouTube Video link>>>>
No reality TV shows, just talent. FUSE are breaking a new violin dawn.
This track is indicative of what to expect from the first string act to challenge convention for over a generation. Enjoy and come and see us at
MySpace FUSE Music
YouTube Video link
Friday, 5 February 2010
Did you know Linzi also performs for schoolchildren, at their elementary schools, and inspires them to take up the violin.
Here is her advice:
“The electric violin can be a real alternative to the commonplace guitar. “
She recommends five steps for young people interested in the electric violin. “My five steps are:
1.) Buy yourself a starter electric violin and amp combo from Ebay. check that it works, if you can.
2.) Learn the basics, such as scales, and bowing techniques, from a couple of How to Play the Violin books, and DVD’s.
3.) Sign up through a local college for some group violin lessons, and mix with like-minded people.
4.) Use your musical influences to experiment and develop your own sounds.
5.) Never stop believing in yourself, and take every opportunity to get out thee, and play live. If I can do it, you can!”