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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

UK Blues Awards 2018

Please vote for Us in the following 2 categories

Female Blues Vocalist of the Year   &   Blues Album of the Year

ukbluesaward 2018

Music

Quotes

  • "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
  • Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own

    C.Michael Bailey (AllAboutJazz - Apr 2012).
  • "Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a British band with a powerhouse vocalist, electrifying guitarist, amazing Hammond organist”

    Rhetta Akammatsu
  • "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
  • "Very nice song, beautifully delivered with superb guitar from Rob Koral". Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 6th March 2017

    Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 6.3.17
  • "a progressive and provocative 21st Century blues band"

    C Michael Bailey USA
  • 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 rexbass.blogspot.com.
  • “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
  • “Luckily for us there are still music artists out there that like to solely follow their instinct”

    Gio Pilato
  • “The uniquely Zoe Schwarz mix of sassy charm and old-school Billie Holiday class.”

    Ross Muir

Shows

  • Uckfield Blues & Roots festival, Sussex

    Saturday, 27 July 2019
  • Dean Park Inn, Bournemouth Musician's night

    Monday, 29 July 2019
  • Stompin On The Quomps, Christchurch

    Saturday, 03 August 2019
  • The Royal Portland Arms, Portland, Weymouth

    Friday, 09 August 2019
  • 'Summer Breeze on the Quay' Poole Quay

    Thursday, 15 August 2019

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Tweets

    Blog

    • Some new live videos and looking forward to 2019

      Happy New Year Everyone!  I'd like to start with sharing some recent live videos.

      We don't play too many standards live, but here's a version of the classic slow blues: 

    • The next few shows, album update and link to 'The Blues And I Should Have A Party' videos

      As we write, we are looking forward to a Double Headline show at the Half Moon Putney, Sunday 25th March with Catfish 7:30 kick-off ... doors...

    • VOTE NOW IN THE UK BLUES AWARDS

      Voting for the UK Blues Awards runs from toe 1st to 28th February 2018.
      We have been nominated in 2 categories: Female Vocals & Album of the year. We'd love your vote of course :-) and...

    • Rob's guitar video blogs

      Most of you may not know that Rob has a fun and interesting video guitar blog on Youtube 'Rob Koral "How I Feel Today" guitar video blog'.  Nearly all of which are 60 seconds or so... of...