Fusion Beat Top The Music Charts

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Fusion Beat are heavily influenced by 80s music, especially Journey, Bon Jovi and Van Halen. The Orange County, CA based musicians have been together for 2 and 1/2 years and have had over 85 live performances at venues such as The House of Blues and The Irvine Spectrum.

“It has been a truly amazing experience. Not only have we gained Facebook followers and YouTube subscribers, but we’ve had the opportunity to network with some incredible artists on BEAT100.

This isn’t the first time the BEAT100 Music Chart have seen youngster band Fusion Beat in the Top 3 Winners at the end of a week! A few weeks ago, Fusion Beat landed third place with their original song and video, “Gimme”. However, this week Fusion Beat managed to land themselves first place with a whopping 1418 votes for their cover of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ by Guns N’ Roses! Despite the ages of the band members being between 13-17, Fusion Beat are heavily influenced by 80s music, especially Journey, Bon Jovi and Van Halen. The Orange County, CA based musicians have been together for 2 and 1/2 years and have had over 85 live performances at venues such as The House of Blues and The Irvine Spectrum.

Although Fusion Beat tend to differ from most young, current band with their choice of genre, the youngsters tend to appeal to a large audience and were recently crowned with the People’s Choice Award at the 2012 OC Music Awards. The teen sensations were honoured at a ceremony in which big names, such as Young the Giant and Avenged Sevenfold, also received awards for their musical achievements. Fusion Beat were awarded two BEAT100 Music Awards for their overall strong musical performance and impressive high quality video which helped the young talents rise their way to the top over a period of only 26 days.

The returning winners told BEAT100, “It has been a truly amazing experience. Not only have we gained Facebook followers and YouTube subscribers, but we’ve had the opportunity to network with some incredible artists. We’ve received some great pointers and advice from some more experienced musicians and are corresponding with people from all over the world. There’s even a group of musicians on the website that are collaborating together on a charity project that will help to bring music to under privileged children. We are very excited to help out with this!”

Teens appear to have taken over the BEAT100 Music Video Chart this week as solo artist, David Aqua, landed second place this week with his impressive cover of Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know”. The 17-year-old began publishing piano covers in his bedroom at the age of 13 and his passion for music grew stronger when his dad gave him his first acoustic guitar. Aqua’s talents do not end with guitar and piano as when he grew older, he continues to teach himself bass guitar and drums in addition. Although the singer/songwriter was born in Iceland, he moved to Spain in 2004 where he is currently studying for his exams. However, Aqua returns to Iceland as much as possible where he spends time recording in his father’s studio and focusing on his career.

Aqua’s passion for music is strong, however, he felt music was not enough and decided to learn how to produce high quality videos. He spends the majority of his time creating new videos and songs with other talented artists from all over the world and works on widening his fan base through networks such as YouTube and BEAT100. David was not expecting his cover of “Somebody I Used To Know” to take off on BEAT100 the way it has. “I found out that BEAT100 was the perfect place to gain more exposure and hoped other people would appreciate my music, so I decided to upload my latest cover to see what happened.” Although he uploaded a cover, Aqua is also a songwriter and tends to release original music from time to time, yet his main focus is making high quality films. In the future, David aims to study cinematography to become a director for movies and music videos as film making is where his true passion stands.

Finally, in third place, Stereozone return to BEAT100 with a fantastic cover of “I Wanna Make It Wit Chu” by Queens of the Stone Age. The rock band received a BEAT100 Silver Music Video Award for the strong musical ability displayed in the video and bonus votes for received fifth place in the previous chart. Stereozone are strongly influence by bands such as, Foo Fighters, Rage Against The Machine and Pantera, which is displayed in this impressive cover. Although Stereozone are heavily influenced by these rock bands, they aim to get an authentic and unique sound through their music and devote their brand to power. They recently released an album with 12 contrasting and unique songs featured, including well-known original song, “Gotta Kill It”.

BEAT100 hope to see more from these talented artists in the music charts soon.

By Kelly Donovan

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