Six months later and the eponymous debut album was demoed and in the melting pot with some of the major rock labels. A deal followed shortly and FUSE were label mates with the likes of Prince,Simple Minds, The Police, Stevie Wonder and Kiss. The album is a collection of rock anthems, butLinzi and Ben's classical routes and influences are still there to be heard woven into tracks like LedCarmina, Fix You, Beat It and the lead track Glorious. FUSE had aligned themselves with music royalty - sofar such exclusive collaborations with Swarovski hadbeen limited to artists such as Michael Jackson,Beyonce, Madonna and Taylor Swift. With this sort of exclusivity the new Swarovski Signature Violins werein need of a special introduction and where better thanHarrods, the most aspirational store in the world. Once Linzi and Ben presented their "Swarovskis" to the directors of Harrods it was forgoneconclusion; they adored them. It was straight to the drawing board to organise a launch to coincidewith the release of FUSE's new album. There were many options in-store for FUSE to present theirSwarovskis to the media but take one look at the Egyptian Escalator and it was clear this is where itwould take place. It is iconic within Harrods and the main artery connecting all 5 floors. FUSErevealed their Signature Violins at a media call in-store and then the instruments were displayed ina bullet proof glass case at the top of the escalator for the public to view. Linzi Stoppard of FUSE said,"These violins are incredible,just stunning - the lightexplodes off the Swarovskicrystals. We love the fact thatwhilst they have become piecesof art, we can still play thesongs from our new album'FUSE' on them.David Miller, Director of Harrods Home commented "Weare delighted to welcome FUSEto our world-famous store tocelebrate the launch of theirdebut album." He went on tosay "Harrods is renowned forenhancing its customers'shopping experience' and added'On this occasion, our customerswill have the chance to catch aglimpse of these extraordinarymasterpieces which will beexhibited on the fifth floor of the iconic Egyptian Escalators until 2nd June." In the violin world FUSE were catapulted to a completely new level, the package was irresistible -Beautiful looking violinists, a new and modern sound, the twist on a classical instrument now cladin thousands of crystal creating a new world record in doing so, along side Ben's two Violin SpeedWorld Records, no violin group had managed to create such a wealth of interest, angles andattention when first bursting on to the scene.
“Exclusive to world leading electricviolin duo FUSE the one-off pair of Swarovski Crystal Signature violinsare worth over $1,500,000 each...”