About The Band
The band and was co-formed by original Fusion Orchestra guitarist and founder member Colin Dawson, and keyboard player Ben Bell(website).
The music of Fusion Orchestra 2 weaves together elements of rock, jazz and many other styles.
Well it’s been a busy ol’ time over at the mighty Fusion Orchestra 2 camp since my last post…more of that in a moment.
Learning is a wonderful thing. Readers may remember I was a little hesitant about adding working in a ‘Covers Band’ to my Drummage time. It’s a few weeks in and I’ve had a chance to reflect on the experience so far.
We’re pleased to announce that Casting Shadows is now available for digital download on CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes.
Because of the way the main digital distribution channels work, the album is in a slightly different format with only five tracks rather than seven. The music is the same, but we’ve merged the Don’t Forget Your Key with Leaving It All Behind, and Secret Shadow with Unseen, Unheard and Unfinished to avoid both a glitch in the sound where there should be a smooth segue between the pieces and also to avoid casual browsers accidentally paying for either Don’t Forget Your Key or Unseen, Unheard, Unfinished as a “single”, as the distributors label any short track.
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Well it’s been a long time coming (and that’s putting it mildly) but we’re in the last stages of sorting out the new album. The current target date is the end of June, though we’re going to take out time to make sure we’re happy with the finished results and if that delays things a bit then so be it.
David Hewitt has produced a video montage of the band in rehearsal.
Visit our media page for more of a flavour of the band.
Happy New Year!
Well, the first rehearsal of 2013 and the goodly men and women at Fusion Orchestra 2 are hard at it already.
Well, something a little different this week for percussion fans.
I’ve been looking to include some more percussion in my repertoire for a little while and had heard and seen some good things with folk performing with what looked like old tea chests!
Many thanks to Bella Feud and their other support acts for a night of wonderful music! And love and thanks to all who came along to support FOII! We shot loads of video and took some sound from the desk. Our technical dept (you know who you are!) is hard at work on these as we speak. Watch this space!
Meanwhile this month sees FOII turning their attention to new material!
See the band live!
The band will be playing at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar in Brighton the 9th October.
With our recent line-up changes, new pictures and soundclips, we felt it was time the band had a new website… and here it is!
The more garrulous members of the band have even started to write blog posts, so make sure you bookmark us and check back for regular updates.