About The Band

FUSION ORCHESTRA 2 is the second incarnation of critically acclaimed progressive rock band Fusion Orchestra. Their new album, Casting Shadows, was released in July 2013.

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.

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News

Footage from Dagenham Roundhouse Music Festival

Thanks to Dan Shooter, we have a little footage from the band’s set at the Dagenham Roundhouse Music Festival earlier this summer.


FO2 playing Dagenham Roundhouse Festival

Fusion Orchestra 2 fo2-dagwill be playing at 2:30pm on Sat 6th June at the Dagenham Roundhouse Music Festival, in Dagenham Roundhouse Music Festival, in Dagenham Central Park.

The Dagenham Roundhouse, established in 1969 as the Village Blues Club, was considered to be east London’s premier rock venue and featured many bands and artists that achieved legendary status including Queen, Pink Floyd, Status Quo, Elton John and Led Zeppelin.

Among the bands that featured regularly were the original Fusion Orchestra who have been asked to play a set. The event will also include other local rock bands and tribute bands to some of the original artists who played the legendary venue.

A bar and hog roast as well as other food and refreshments will also be available.


Casting Shadows, Anniversary Edition!

On July 1st it will be one year since the release of Casting Shadows and we’ve decided to mark the occasion with a special release.

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Back to Work!

Indeed, and what a way to start! Here is the review of our first album Casting Shadows from the goodly Michael Anthony at Fireworks Magazine:

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Radio Play

We’ll be on Headbanger FM‘s “In Between – The Long Ones” show this Wednesday at 16:30 GMT being interviewed and having some tracks from Casting Shadows played. Tune in and listen!


Casting Shadows on iTunes and Amazon

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.

 


Casting Shadows is Now Available To Buy!

Fusion Orchestra 2 are proud to announce that their new album, Casting Shadows, is now available to buy, priced at £10/€15/$20 including postage to UK, Europe or US respectively.

UK: £10

Europe: €15

US: $20


New Album News

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.

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Rehearsal Video Footage

David Hewitt has produced a video montage of the band in rehearsal.

Visit our media page for more of a flavour of the band.


A Night of Wonderful Things

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 FO2! 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 FO2 turning their attention to new material!


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