Quotes

  • They refresh the blues genre with mostly self penned material, hugely original arrangements, virtuosic playing and of course Zoe Schwarz’s majestic vocal sweep and interpretive ability.

    Pete Feenstra, getreadytorock.com Jan 2017
  • “Schwarz is a singular talent, she sings blues from the heart. Her work on new album Exposed reveals her impressive versatility and depth.”

    Ed Mitchell, Classic Rock The Blues Magazine-Oct 2014
  • "Zoe and her band's new album EXPOSED is a Blues masterpiece, this CD should be in the hall of fame for outstanding singing, songwriting and production".

    Phil Penny, Blues Radio Trent
  • It is impossible and probably unnecessary to try and categorise BLUE COMMOTION due to their uniqueness

    The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012
  • Eye catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar

    Guitarist Magazine, Jan 2012
  • "What a singer! What a band! At their best Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion are right up there with the giants of jazz and blues. Smooth and mellow, raw and raunchy, they can seamlessly switch gear in the blink of an eye."

    Jeremy Miles, Do More Magazine, South coast Jun 2015
  • "Zoe once again proving that there is not a better female blues singer in the UK and probably far beyond."

    Dave Scott, Blues In Britain Magazine, Jun 2015
  • "A whip-crack band... expressive voice... impressive material"

    Pete Feenstra, Classic Rock The Blues Magazine-Feb 2014
  • “Zoe and the band were fantastic, in my view one of the very best performances we've ever heard at our club”.

    David Leek, 8th Feb 2014
  • "Zoe Schwarz was sublime in the Charles Dickens and were for many people band of the festival."

    Daryl Weale, Blues Matters Magazine Jun/Jul 2015

Shows

  • The Bulls Head Inn Pub, Fordington, Dorchester

    Saturday, 21 January 2017
  • The Concorde Club, Eastleigh, Hants *Double Head Line Show* with Rebecca Downes Band

    Friday, 27 January 2017
  • Czech Republic Tour

    Monday, 30 January 2017
  • Broadstairs Blues Bash, Kent

    Friday, 17 February 2017
  • Swanage Blues Festival (The Grand Hotel)

    Friday, 03 March 2017

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