life i choose

Music

Quotes

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

    David Innes, R2 Magazine Nov/Dec 2014
  • It is impossible and probably unnecessary to try and categorise BLUE COMMOTION due to their uniqueness

    The Bishop, Blues Matters 2012
  • "What a singer! What a band! At their best Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion are right up there with the giants of jazz and blues. Smooth and mellow, raw and raunchy, they can seamlessly switch gear in the blink of an eye."

    Jeremy Miles, Do More Magazine, South coast Jun 2015
  • 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
  • "Terrific musicians, all four of them, very very nice indeed"

    Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2, 29.06.15
  • Eye catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar

    Guitarist Magazine, Jan 2012
  • “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
  • 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

  • Poole Blues Festival, The Angel, Poole (DUO)

  • The Thomas Tripp Music Bar, Christchurch

    Sunday, 07 May 2017
  • Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Dorset *Double Headline Show with Rebecca Downes Band*

    Thursday, 11 May 2017
  • Mr Kyp's, Poole, Dorset *Double Headline Show with Red Butler band

    Friday, 02 June 2017
  • Platform Tavern, Southampton

    Saturday, 10 June 2017

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Tweets

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      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

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    • The Album's out there and here's an update.

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