November 14, 2012
Today, we PR a Superhuman!
It’s not every day that we get to publicise a Superhuman, but 15 minutes ago on the Discovery Channel, Golden Goose PR client Ben Lee smashed his own Guinness World Record for the fastest violin playing live on air and we’re very proud to be telling his story.
In the Discovery Channel show, ‘Superhuman Showdown’ which aired tonight, Ben beat his own world record to play ‘The Flight of the Bumblebee’ at an average of 15 notes per second, causing judges and scientists to unanimously vote him the fastest Superhuman on earth.
Ben was tested for speed against world base race champion Frode Johannessen, who can ‘fly’ unassisted at 170pm, speed shooter Jerry Miculek who can fire eight rounds on four targets in 1.06 seconds, head spinner Aichi Ono who can perform 135 head spins in one minute without experiencing dizziness and speed eater Pete Czerwinski who can eat a 12 inch pizza in 34 seconds.
Ben has become the first person to break the ‘Magic Minute’ barrier which most professionals said could not be done. His record for playing Flight of the Bumblebee note perfect on the electric violin is 58.05 seconds
Ben plays in electric rock violin band FUSE with Linzi Stoppard and their new single ‘Light Up The Fuse’ is released next month, complete with incredible graphics and production from Tom Stiller, who was the genius behind the special effects in the Harry Potter movies.