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Gig List

  • Charity concert at Milborne St. Andrew's Village Hall, Dorchester

    Saturday, 16 January 2016
  • Club Kardomah 94, Hull

    Friday, 22 January 2016
  • The Stables, Wavendon

    Saturday, 23 January 2016
  • The Bottleneck Blues Club, Rochester, Kent

    Tuesday, 26 January 2016
  • Ain't Nothin But The Blues Bar, Soho

    Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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  • Zoe's voice is out of this world amazing, and the band is a righteous crew
    • Rex Bartholomew. A Los Angeles-based writer and musician; his blog can be found at
  • A sensational live performance of the band's studio recordings... with energy and spontaneity... emotional intensity... sublime, melodic virtuosity."
    • David Scott, Classic Rock's The Blues Magazine, Aug 2015
  • A fresh and original album... One of the most interesting albums of the Year.
    • Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Blues Time Magazine, Italy, July 2015
  • "Terrific musicians, all four of them, very very nice indeed"
    • Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 29.06.15
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Versatility & power... sultry presence & biting blues-rock"
    • David Innes, R2 Magazine Nov/Dec 2014
  • “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
  • "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
  • Some of the best blues I've heard come out of Great Britain in decades. As a matter of fact, this group would certainly fit into the category of the "Future Of British Blues.
    • Peter Lauro, Blues Editor, (USA)
  • Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own
    • C.Michael Bailey (AllAboutJazz - Apr 2012).
  • Eye catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar
    • Guitarist Magazine, Jan 2012
  • It is impossible and probably unnecessary to try and categorise BLUE COMMOTION due to their uniqueness
    • The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012