life i choose

Music

Quotes

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

    The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012
  • "Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion is a British band with a powerhouse vocalist, electrifying guitarist, amazing Hammond organist”

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

    C.Michael Bailey (AllAboutJazz - Apr 2012).
  • A fresh and original album... One of the most interesting albums of the Year.

    Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Blues Time Magazine, Italy, July 2015
  • “A truly superb band”

    Andy Sniper
  • "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 whip-crack band... expressive voice... impressive material"

    Pete Feenstra, Classic Rock The Blues Magazine-Feb 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
  • 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)
  • Eye catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar

    Guitarist Magazine, Jan 2012

Shows

  • Platform Tavern, Southampton

    Saturday, 10 June 2017
  • The Lighthouse, Poole

    Thursday, 15 June 2017
  • Southampton Jazz Club @ Talking Heads

    Tuesday, 20 June 2017
  • Uckfield Blues & Roots festival (Duo Set)

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

    Friday, 04 August 2017

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Australian Blues 'n Roots Airplay

Words by: Graham Henries, May 2017

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