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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

  • "A whip-crack band... expressive voice... impressive material"

    Pete Feenstra, Classic Rock The Blues Magazine-Feb 2014
  • "Versatility & power... sultry presence & biting blues-rock"

    David Innes, R2 Magazine Nov/Dec 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, Mary4Music.com (USA)
  • “Innovative spark, virtuoso playing and a dare-devil attitude”

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

    The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012
  • “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 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
  • “’This Is The Life I Choose’ is the ideal representation of what music, and the concept of making music, should be all about”

    Gio Pilato
  • "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
  • “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

Shows

  • Poole Hill Brewery, Bournemouth

    Saturday, 25 May 2019
  • The Boaters Inn, Kingston, London

    Sunday, 26 May 2019
  • The Lighthouse, Poole, 'A Night Of Blues 'n Boogie'

    Saturday, 01 June 2019
  • Chapel Arts Centre, Bristol

    Saturday, 08 June 2019
  • Poole Hill Brewery, Bournemouth

    Sunday, 09 June 2019

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Tweets

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    • 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...