life i choose

Music

Quotes

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

    The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012
  • "Versatility & power... sultry presence & biting blues-rock"

    David Innes, R2 Magazine Nov/Dec 2014
  • A fresh and original album... One of the most interesting albums of the Year.

    Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Blues Time Magazine, Italy, July 2015
  • "A whip-crack band... expressive voice... impressive material"

    Pete Feenstra, Classic Rock The Blues Magazine-Feb 2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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, Mary4Music.com (USA)
  • "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

Shows

  • Swanage Blues Festival (The Grand Hotel)

    Friday, 03 March 2017
  • The Royal Portland Arms, Portland, Weymouth

    Friday, 10 March 2017
  • Tom Browns, Dorchester

    Saturday, 11 March 2017
  • Dean Park Inn, FNUK, Bournemouth Musician's night

    Monday, 03 April 2017
  • The Lord Nelson, Poole Quay

    Sunday, 23 April 2017

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Blog

  • 'This Is The Life I Choose', our forth studio album, update

    Very happy to report that our 4th studio album 'This Is The Life I Choose' has gone off for manufacture.   We have eleven brand new original songs for you, plus two bonus tracks, both...

  • A very successful recording session for our 4th studio album.

    That was a great fun two days recording at Platform Studio Official.... superb sound with Stuart Dixon at the helm! All 13 tracks down including 11 brand new originals. I couldn't wait to put...

  • Studio time booked for October 2016

    Very pleased to let you all know that we have confirmed studio time for the end of October to record our 4th studio album.  As always in this business there's no time to stand still, so we...

  • Festivals, new songs, and a short video

    A few things to let you all know about: Firstly as I write we have a few festivals coming up, hopefully one of them is in striking range for you :-)  FRI 15th July-Marlborough Jazz &...