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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

Music

Quotes

  • “A first-class outfit with a fresh approach – with another vibrant, thoughtful and captivating album”

    Ross Muir
  • "Versatility & power... sultry presence & biting blues-rock"

    David Innes, R2 Magazine Nov/Dec 2014
  • "Terrific musicians, all four of them, very very nice indeed"

    Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 29.06.15
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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.
  • “’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
  • 'This Is The Life I Choose' is a wonderful combination of modern blues sounds with infusions of jazz, funk, rock and soul.

    Rex Bartholonew
  • “Zoe reminds me of Beth Hart”

    Graham Henries, May 2017s
  • 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

Shows

  • Charity concert at Milborne St. Andrew's Village Hall, Dorchester

    Saturday, 23 September 2017
  • The Bottleneck Blues Club, Rochester, Kent

    Tuesday, 26 September 2017
  • The Thomas Tripp Music Bar, Christchurch

    Sunday, 01 October 2017
  • Swanage Blues Festival (The Grand Hotel)

    Friday, 06 October 2017
  • Platform Tavern, Southampton

    Saturday, 07 October 2017

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      Tickets are now on sale for the 4th UK Blues challenge, it's going to be one fun musical night at the iconic Cavern Club Liverpool with 4 great bands. On behalf of myself and the boys I'd like...

    • "I'm not bragging, I'm just buzzing"

      Rob here.... I'm proud to say I've played guitar full time since 10th Feb 1984, I'm especially proud of the fact that I've only played music that interests and inspires me personally.  More...

    • UK Blues Challenge

      Very pleased to let you all know that we have been selected by a large, varied and very knowledgeable group of our peers to take part in the

    • An interview, an article and IBBA pick of the month.

      A few things to share with you today: First up, a thought, one of the reasons for getting an album out there is for it to be heard... and I'm happy to say that that part of the mission has been...