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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

  • “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
  • A fresh and original album... One of the most interesting albums of the Year.

    Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Blues Time Magazine, Italy, July 2015
  • "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
  • “Innovative spark, virtuoso playing and a dare-devil attitude”

    Pete Feenstra
  • "Zoe once again proving that there is not a better female blues singer in the UK and probably far beyond."

    Dave Scott, Blues In Britain Magazine, Jun 2015
  • “The uniquely Zoe Schwarz mix of sassy charm and old-school Billie Holiday class.”

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

    Rhetta Akammatsu
  • “A truly superb band”

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

    C.Michael Bailey (AllAboutJazz - Apr 2012).
  • "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

Shows

  • FNUK The Dean Park Inn, Bournemouth Musician's night

    Monday, 27 November 2017
  • The Royal Portland Arms, Portland, Weymouth

    Friday, 01 December 2017
  • The Stables, Wavendon, stage 2

    Saturday, 09 December 2017
  • Finns Weymouth

    Friday, 02 February 2018
  • Broadstairs Blues Bash, Kent, The Chapel (Duo)

    Friday, 16 February 2018

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