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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

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

    Gianandrea Pasquinelli, Blues Time Magazine, Italy, July 2015
  • “A first-class outfit with a fresh approach – with another vibrant, thoughtful and captivating album”

    Ross Muir
  • “Zoe reminds me of Beth Hart”

    Graham Henries, May 2017s
  • "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
  • “Drummer Paul Robinson has a history few would grasp, including long stints with Nina Simone and Van Morrison”

    Andy Sniper
  • “The uniquely Zoe Schwarz mix of sassy charm and old-school Billie Holiday class.”

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

    C.Michael Bailey (AllAboutJazz - Apr 2012).
  • "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
  • 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
  • “Schwarz is a singular talent, she sings blues from the heart. Her work on new album Exposed reveals her impressive versatility and depth.”

    Ed Mitchell, Classic Rock The Blues Magazine-Oct 2014

Shows

  • The Royal Portland Arms, Portland, Weymouth

    Friday, 22 June 2018
  • Blues At Barleylands, Essex

    Saturday, 23 June 2018
  • The Platform Tavern, Southampton

    Saturday, 30 June 2018
  • Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, Hants

    Friday, 06 July 2018
  • Madding Crowd club, Bournemouth, supporting Zac Harmon

    Sunday, 15 July 2018

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    • The next few shows, album update and link to 'The Blues And I Should Have A Party' videos

      As we write, we are looking forward to a Double Headline show at the Half Moon Putney, Sunday 25th March with Catfish 7:30 kick-off ... doors...

    • VOTE NOW IN THE UK BLUES AWARDS

      Voting for the UK Blues Awards runs from toe 1st to 28th February 2018.
      We have been nominated in 2 categories: Female Vocals & Album of the year. We'd love your vote of course :-) and...

    • Rob's guitar video blogs

      Most of you may not know that Rob has a fun and interesting video guitar blog on Youtube 'Rob Koral "How I Feel Today" guitar video blog'.  Nearly all of which are 60 seconds or so... of...

    • A sneak preview

      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...