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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

  • “’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
  • “Innovative spark, virtuoso playing and a dare-devil attitude”

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

    Rhetta Akammatsu
  • “Drummer Paul Robinson has a history few would grasp, including long stints with Nina Simone and Van Morrison”

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

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

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

    Gio Pilato

Shows

  • Soho, Christchurch

    Sunday, 22 September 2019
  • The Bottleneck Blues Club, Rochester, Kent

    Tuesday, 24 September 2019
  • Carlisle Blues Rock festival

    Saturday, 28 September 2019
  • Barnoldswich Music & Arts centre (McCullough's bar), Lancashire

    Monday, 30 September 2019
  • Swanage Blues Festival (The Grand Hotel)

    Friday, 04 October 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...