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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

  • 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 Blue Commotion aren’t just one of the most stylistically original bands currently on the British blues scene, they are one of the most prolific.”

    Ross Muir
  • 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.
  • “Luckily for us there are still music artists out there that like to solely follow their instinct”

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

    Andy Sniper
  • 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
  • Eye catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar

    Guitarist Magazine, Jan 2012
  • “Innovative spark, virtuoso playing and a dare-devil attitude”

    Pete Feenstra
  • "a progressive and provocative 21st Century blues band"

    C Michael Bailey USA
  • "Versatility & power... sultry presence & biting blues-rock"

    David Innes, R2 Magazine Nov/Dec 2014

Shows

  • 'Summer Breeze on the Quay' Poole Quay

    Thursday, 23 August 2018
  • Poole Blues Festival, The Angel, Poole (DUO)

    Friday, 07 September 2018
  • Poole Blues Festival, The Cabin, Poole Quay

    Saturday, 08 September 2018
  • Poole Blues Festival, The Crown, Poole Quay (DUO)

    Sunday, 09 September 2018
  • Tom Brown's, Dorchester

    Saturday, 15 September 2018

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      Voting for the UK Blues Awards runs from toe 1st to 28th February 2018.
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      For this blog, we've decided to break etiquette and share a track from our next studio album (pre final mastered version) which we now have titled 'The Blues And I Should Have A Party' release...