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Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion

“Innovative spark, virtuoso playing and a dare-devil attitude”
- Pete Feenstra - Get Ready To Rock, Feb 2017

“Incendiary vocal, guitar and organ work"
Ed Mitchell, The Blues Magazine, Issue 22 June 2015

“A great band. Terrific musicians, all four of them”
- Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues, BBC Radio 2

"Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a British band with a powerhouse vocalist, electrifying guitarist, amazing Hammond organist”
- Rhetta Akammatsu, Making A Scene USA, 2017

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Quotes

  • “Luckily for us there are still music artists out there that like to solely follow their instinct”

    Gio Pilato
  • "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
  • It is impossible and probably unnecessary to try and categorise BLUE COMMOTION due to their uniqueness

    The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012
  • “Rampaging blues-rock-soul originals ... bad ass bitch of a lead singer ... you want to follow her around the world"

    Mike Greenblatt
  • 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
  • “A serious blues band with unique songs, tight instrumentation, and a powerful woman up front…. edgy vocals, hard rocking accompaniment including scorching guitar solos.”

    Rex Bartholomew
  • "Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a British band with a powerhouse vocalist, electrifying guitarist, amazing Hammond organist”

    Rhetta Akammatsu
  • “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
  • 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
  • 'This Is The Life I Choose' is a wonderful combination of modern blues sounds with infusions of jazz, funk, rock and soul.

    Rex Bartholonew

Shows

  • Uckfield Blues & Roots festival (Duo)

    Sunday, 30 July 2017
  • The Cellar Bar, Boscombe (beneath Chaplins)

    Friday, 04 August 2017
  • Stompin On The Quomps, Christchurch

    Saturday, 05 August 2017
  • 'Summer Breeze on the Quay' The Custom House

    Thursday, 10 August 2017
  • The Lord Nelson, Poole Quay

    Sunday, 13 August 2017

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Tweets

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      Tickets are now on sale for the 4th UK Blues challenge, it's going to be one fun musical night at the iconic Cavern Club Liverpool with 4 great bands. On behalf of myself and the boys I'd like...

    • "I'm not bragging, I'm just buzzing"

      Rob here.... I'm proud to say I've played guitar full time since 10th Feb 1984, I'm especially proud of the fact that I've only played music that interests and inspires me personally.  More...

    • UK Blues Challenge

      Very pleased to let you all know that we have been selected by a large, varied and very knowledgeable group of our peers to take part in the

    • An interview, an article and IBBA pick of the month.

      A few things to share with you today: First up, a thought, one of the reasons for getting an album out there is for it to be heard... and I'm happy to say that that part of the mission has been...